The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 16 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 14.40% 20.00% 4.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 27.91% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 2
Average daily rate
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£333 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £336 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £374 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -19.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
90 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 72.00% 71.67% 79.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 34 31
Average daily rate £350 £355 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £321 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 41 (80.39%) Microsoft
2 40 (78.43%) SC Cleared
2 40 (78.43%) Security Cleared
3 32 (62.75%) MCTS
4 23 (45.10%) Windows
5 22 (43.14%) Clustering
6 19 (37.25%) MCP
7 17 (33.33%) ITIL
8 16 (31.37%) SQL
8 16 (31.37%) MCSE
8 16 (31.37%) HP
9 15 (29.41%) MCSA
9 15 (29.41%) MCITP
10 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
11 13 (25.49%) Citrix
11 13 (25.49%) VMware
12 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
12 11 (21.57%) Change Management
12 11 (21.57%) Veritas
13 10 (19.61%) McAfee
13 10 (19.61%) VMware ESX
13 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
13 10 (19.61%) WinRunner
13 10 (19.61%) TestDirector
13 10 (19.61%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (19.61%) Netcool
13 10 (19.61%) AIX
13 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
13 10 (19.61%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (13.73%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) SSL
2 6 (11.76%) SNMP
2 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.80%) SAN
4 4 (7.84%) VLAN
4 4 (7.84%) IPv4
4 4 (7.84%) LAN
4 4 (7.84%) WAN
4 4 (7.84%) DHCP
5 3 (5.88%) Kerberos
5 3 (5.88%) LDAP
5 3 (5.88%) X.500
6 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) WinRunner
1 10 (19.61%) TestDirector
1 10 (19.61%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Test Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
6 1 (1.96%) Incident Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) Server Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Technical Designer
6 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Design Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Change Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Technical Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) Designer
6 1 (1.96%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) HTML
1 9 (17.65%) XML
2 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.84%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (43.14%) Clustering
2 10 (19.61%) PDA
3 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.88%) PKI
5 3 (5.88%) Replication
6 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (19.61%) AIX
2 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
2 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Change Management
3 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
3 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
3 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
4 9 (17.65%) High Availability
5 8 (15.69%) Validation
6 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.84%) Analytics
7 4 (7.84%) Content Management
8 1 (1.96%) Service Management
8 1 (1.96%) Migration
8 1 (1.96%) ITSM
8 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
3 9 (17.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (78.43%) SC Cleared
1 40 (78.43%) Security Cleared
2 32 (62.75%) MCTS
3 19 (37.25%) MCP
4 16 (31.37%) MCSE
5 15 (29.41%) MCSA
5 15 (29.41%) MCITP
6 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 5 (9.80%) Degree
8 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.96%) VCAP
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) VMware ESX
2 10 (19.61%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.76%) Firmware
5 3 (5.88%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) Netcool
1 10 (19.61%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (19.61%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 6 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 41 (80.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) HP
3 13 (25.49%) Citrix
3 13 (25.49%) VMware
4 11 (21.57%) Veritas
5 10 (19.61%) McAfee
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) PlateSpin