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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 48 64 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 2.56% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.74% 18.39% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 16
Average daily rate
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£329 £340 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.89 £34.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.18% +85.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
493 348 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.35% 13.91% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 152 181
Average daily rate £347 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.10 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -14 9 £290 +5.45% 8
Edinburgh -16 6 - - 1
West Lothian +10 1 £255 -8.92%
Aberdeen +9 1 - -
Fife - 1 £85 - 1
Stirling - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 87 (77.68%) Microsoft
2 71 (63.39%) SC Cleared
2 71 (63.39%) Security Cleared
3 48 (42.86%) MCTS
4 45 (40.18%) Windows
5 39 (34.82%) Active Directory
6 35 (31.25%) MCSE
7 33 (29.46%) Clustering
8 31 (27.68%) ITIL
8 31 (27.68%) MCP
9 30 (26.79%) MCITP
10 26 (23.21%) HP
11 25 (22.32%) DNS
11 25 (22.32%) SQL
12 24 (21.43%) SQL Server
13 22 (19.64%) VMware
13 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
14 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
14 19 (16.96%) Citrix
15 18 (16.07%) HTML
15 18 (16.07%) TCP/IP
16 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (14.29%) SCCM
17 16 (14.29%) MCSA
18 15 (13.39%) Windows XP
18 15 (13.39%) ISTQB
19 14 (12.50%) Degree
19 14 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (12.50%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (12.50%) IIS
2 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.89%) Lync
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) DNS
2 18 (16.07%) TCP/IP
3 13 (11.61%) SAN
4 11 (9.82%) DHCP
4 11 (9.82%) SNMP
5 10 (8.93%) SSL
6 9 (8.04%) LDAP
6 9 (8.04%) X.500
7 8 (7.14%) Kerberos
8 7 (6.25%) LAN
9 5 (4.46%) VLAN
9 5 (4.46%) IPv4
9 5 (4.46%) WAN
10 3 (2.68%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.79%) Network Security
12 1 (0.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) WinRunner
1 9 (8.04%) TestDirector
1 9 (8.04%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (0.89%) Advertising
2 1 (0.89%) Banking
2 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (9.82%) Consultant
3 8 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (7.14%) Analyst
4 7 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.57%) DBA
6 4 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (3.57%) Service Analyst
7 3 (2.68%) SQL DBA
7 3 (2.68%) Security Specialist
7 3 (2.68%) Test Specialist
8 2 (1.79%) Deskside Support
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (1.79%) Administrator
8 2 (1.79%) Test Manager
8 2 (1.79%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.07%) HTML
2 14 (12.50%) .NET
3 10 (8.93%) XML
4 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.25%) JSP
6 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.79%) COM
8 1 (0.89%) WCF
8 1 (0.89%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.89%) CSS
8 1 (0.89%) XSL
8 1 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (29.46%) Clustering
2 11 (9.82%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.04%) PDA
4 8 (7.14%) Replication
5 7 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.36%) PKI
7 5 (4.46%) Fat Client
7 5 (4.46%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.79%) AS400
8 2 (1.79%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.79%) iSeries
8 2 (1.79%) CMDB
9 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.89%) EPoS
9 1 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.18%) Windows
2 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
4 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (13.39%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.04%) AIX
7 5 (4.46%) Linux
7 5 (4.46%) UNIX
8 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.68%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.68%) ITIL
2 11 (9.82%) Change Management
2 11 (9.82%) Load Balancing
3 10 (8.93%) High Availability
4 9 (8.04%) Validation
4 9 (8.04%) Migration
4 9 (8.04%) Test Automation
4 9 (8.04%) Software Testing
5 8 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 7 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 5 (4.46%) Analytics
8 4 (3.57%) Content Management
9 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.68%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.68%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.68%) Identity Management
10 2 (1.79%) CRM
10 2 (1.79%) Coaching
10 2 (1.79%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.79%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.32%) SQL
2 19 (16.96%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.93%) VBScript
4 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.79%) C
6 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 71 (63.39%) SC Cleared
1 71 (63.39%) Security Cleared
2 48 (42.86%) MCTS
3 35 (31.25%) MCSE
4 31 (27.68%) MCP
5 30 (26.79%) MCITP
6 16 (14.29%) MCSA
7 15 (13.39%) ISTQB
8 14 (12.50%) Degree
9 11 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
10 7 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (3.57%) CCNA
11 4 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.57%) MCDST
12 2 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.79%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.79%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (34.82%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.93%) Firmware
4 9 (8.04%) VMware ESX
4 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.14%) vSphere
6 2 (1.79%) vCloud
6 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.89%) XenApp
7 1 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) SCCM
2 11 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (8.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (8.04%) Netcool
4 9 (8.04%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.57%) WSUS
6 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.79%) SCOM
7 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 87 (77.68%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.21%) HP
3 22 (19.64%) VMware
4 19 (16.96%) Citrix
5 11 (9.82%) Veritas
6 9 (8.04%) McAfee
7 7 (6.25%) Cisco
8 4 (3.57%) Symantec
9 2 (1.79%) IBM
9 2 (1.79%) Dell
9 2 (1.79%) CommVault
9 2 (1.79%) Avaya
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle
9 2 (1.79%) PlateSpin
10 1 (0.89%) Remedy
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