The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 95 76
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 140 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.76% 1.25% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.52% 7.61% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 17 28
Median daily rate £330 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £158 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £410 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.30 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.72% +0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.10 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.37 £15.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+41.33% +20.96%
Microsoft Certification
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
756 486 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.72% 16.44% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 237 266
Median daily rate £330 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 28
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.77% +52.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +6 88 £330 -6.38%
Glasgow +19 27 £335 +46.44% 7
Edinburgh -13 6 £285 +24.59% 2
Aberdeen -3 2 £345 +50.00%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 181 (90.05%) Microsoft
2 137 (68.16%) Active Directory
3 136 (67.66%) Windows
4 121 (60.20%) Security Cleared
5 109 (54.23%) PowerShell
6 100 (49.75%) MCSE
7 96 (47.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (46.77%) VMware
9 85 (42.29%) SC Cleared
10 81 (40.30%) SQL
11 72 (35.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 71 (35.32%) MCSA
13 70 (34.83%) MS Excel
14 69 (34.33%) Citrix
14 69 (34.33%) Windows Server
15 65 (32.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 61 (30.35%) OpenStack
17 60 (29.85%) MCTS
18 59 (29.35%) HP
18 59 (29.35%) SQL Server
19 54 (26.87%) Hyper-V
20 53 (26.37%) Degree
21 51 (25.37%) DNS
22 48 (23.88%) MCITP
23 47 (23.38%) Office 365
24 46 (22.89%) Computer Science
24 46 (22.89%) Clustering
25 45 (22.39%) SharePoint
25 45 (22.39%) Windows 7
26 43 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (30.35%) OpenStack
2 45 (22.39%) SharePoint
3 34 (16.92%) MS Exchange
4 30 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (11.94%) Skype for Business
6 19 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (8.96%) IIS
8 16 (7.96%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.00%) CICS
11 1 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 70 (34.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 47 (23.38%) Office 365
2 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.50%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (25.37%) DNS
2 26 (12.94%) TCP/IP
3 25 (12.44%) DHCP
4 23 (11.44%) SAN
4 23 (11.44%) SSL
5 20 (9.95%) Skype
6 16 (7.96%) SNMP
7 14 (6.97%) NetScaler
8 13 (6.47%) LDAP
9 11 (5.47%) Firewall
10 10 (4.98%) Kerberos
10 10 (4.98%) X.500
11 7 (3.48%) HTTP
11 7 (3.48%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.49%) Network Security
13 2 (1.00%) WAN
13 2 (1.00%) Wireless
14 1 (0.50%) LAN
14 1 (0.50%) PBX
14 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (29.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (14.93%) HP UFT
1 30 (14.93%) TestDirector
1 30 (14.93%) WinRunner
2 18 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.49%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 8 (3.98%) Finance
2 3 (1.49%) Banking
2 3 (1.49%) Front Office
2 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (16.42%) Analyst
2 28 (13.93%) Test Analyst
3 20 (9.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 20 (9.95%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 17 (8.46%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 15 (7.46%) Active Directory Engineer
6 14 (6.97%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (4.48%) Consultant
7 9 (4.48%) SharePoint Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (2.49%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.49%) Tester
10 5 (2.49%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (1.99%) Administrator
11 4 (1.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (1.99%) Infrastructure Tester
11 4 (1.99%) Messaging Consultant
11 4 (1.99%) SharePoint Specialist
11 4 (1.99%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.45%) .NET
2 15 (7.46%) XML
3 8 (3.98%) CSS
4 7 (3.48%) jQuery
4 7 (3.48%) XSLT
5 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.49%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.89%) Clustering
1 46 (22.89%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.94%) PDA
3 19 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 15 (7.46%) PKI
5 12 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (4.98%) Replication
7 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 136 (67.66%) Windows
2 96 (47.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (35.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (34.33%) Windows Server
5 65 (32.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (22.39%) Windows 7
7 38 (18.91%) Windows XP
8 33 (16.42%) AIX
9 7 (3.48%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.49%) Unix
11 4 (1.99%) Linux
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.39%) Migration
2 40 (19.90%) Change Management
2 40 (19.90%) ITIL
3 36 (17.91%) Software Testing
4 33 (16.42%) Test Scripting
5 31 (15.42%) Load Balancing
6 30 (14.93%) Test Automation
7 18 (8.96%) Analytics
8 13 (6.47%) Virtual Environments
9 12 (5.97%) High Availability
10 10 (4.98%) Conflict Management
10 10 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (4.98%) Records Management
10 10 (4.98%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.48%) Application Packaging
11 9 (4.48%) Database Mirroring
11 9 (4.48%) Unit Testing
12 8 (3.98%) Content Management
13 7 (3.48%) Software Delivery
13 7 (3.48%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 109 (54.23%) PowerShell
2 81 (40.30%) SQL
3 18 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.46%) C#
5 14 (6.97%) VBScript
6 8 (3.98%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.50%) C
8 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 121 (60.20%) Security Cleared
2 100 (49.75%) MCSE
3 85 (42.29%) SC Cleared
4 71 (35.32%) MCSA
5 60 (29.85%) MCTS
6 53 (26.37%) Degree
7 48 (23.88%) MCITP
8 37 (18.41%) ISTQB
9 31 (15.42%) MCP
10 20 (9.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (3.98%) MCSD
13 7 (3.48%) DV Cleared
14 5 (2.49%) ISEB
15 4 (1.99%) CCNA
15 4 (1.99%) CISSP
15 4 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 137 (68.16%) Active Directory
2 54 (26.87%) Hyper-V
3 43 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (14.43%) VMware ESX
5 21 (10.45%) vSphere
6 17 (8.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (7.46%) XenApp
8 14 (6.97%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.49%) Firmware
10 3 (1.49%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.00%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.00%) RACF
11 2 (1.00%) XenServer
12 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.50%) UAG
12 1 (0.50%) vCloud
12 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 33 (16.42%) McAfee ePO
1 33 (16.42%) Netcool
2 31 (15.42%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (12.94%) SCCM
4 23 (11.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (4.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.99%) SCOM
8 2 (1.00%) OpenView
9 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.50%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 181 (90.05%) Microsoft
2 94 (46.77%) VMware
3 69 (34.33%) Citrix
4 59 (29.35%) HP
5 36 (17.91%) Veritas
6 34 (16.92%) Intel Security
7 20 (9.95%) IronPort
8 19 (9.45%) AppSense
9 12 (5.97%) Altiris
10 6 (2.99%) Nintex
11 4 (1.99%) Cisco
12 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.50%) CA
13 1 (0.50%) FactSet
13 1 (0.50%) Fidessa
13 1 (0.50%) Lotus
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle
13 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.50%) Reuters