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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / Scotland
Rank 92 70 86
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 2.51% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 13.60% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 45 19
Median daily rate £275 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £260 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £406 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.47% +7.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.79%

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
273 478 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.60% 18.48% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 256 233
Median daily rate £338 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £26.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.25 £15.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Glasgow -2 6 £200 -16.23% 3
Aberdeen - 5 £295 - 1
Renfrewshire -5 3 £275 -14.06%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (90.76%) Microsoft
2 72 (60.50%) Active Directory
3 65 (54.62%) Windows
4 62 (52.10%) MCSE
5 49 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 48 (40.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (40.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (34.45%) SC Cleared
9 39 (32.77%) Office 365
10 38 (31.93%) Windows Server
10 38 (31.93%) MCTS
10 38 (31.93%) SharePoint
11 37 (31.09%) Degree
12 34 (28.57%) Computer Science
13 33 (27.73%) HP
13 33 (27.73%) Clustering
14 30 (25.21%) MS Excel
14 30 (25.21%) MCSA
14 30 (25.21%) MS Exchange
14 30 (25.21%) PowerShell
15 27 (22.69%) Citrix
16 25 (21.01%) SQL Server
16 25 (21.01%) OpenStack
17 24 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (20.17%) Windows 7
18 23 (19.33%) ITIL
19 22 (18.49%) SQL
20 21 (17.65%) Load Balancing
20 21 (17.65%) Skype for Business

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 38 (31.93%) SharePoint
2 30 (25.21%) MS Exchange
3 25 (21.01%) OpenStack
4 24 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (17.65%) Skype for Business
6 20 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (8.40%) IIS
9 8 (6.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (25.21%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.84%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 39 (32.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.13%) DNS
1 18 (15.13%) Skype
2 16 (13.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.24%) Firewall
3 11 (9.24%) Kerberos
3 11 (9.24%) LDAP
3 11 (9.24%) X.500
4 8 (6.72%) HTTP
4 8 (6.72%) HTTPS
4 8 (6.72%) SNMP
4 8 (6.72%) SSL
5 7 (5.88%) DHCP
6 5 (4.20%) SAN
7 4 (3.36%) Internet
7 4 (3.36%) WAN
8 2 (1.68%) Intranet
8 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.52%) Moq
2 3 (2.52%) NUnit
2 3 (2.52%) Selenium
2 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (2.52%) Finance
2 2 (1.68%) Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (10.08%) Messaging Specialist
2 10 (8.40%) Analyst
2 10 (8.40%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (8.40%) Lync Specialist
2 10 (8.40%) Test Analyst
3 9 (7.56%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (6.72%) Office 365 Specialist
5 7 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (5.88%) Consultant
6 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Tester
8 4 (3.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Developer
9 3 (2.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.52%) Mobility Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) .NET
2 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.52%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.52%) jQuery
4 3 (2.52%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.84%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 33 (27.73%) Clustering
3 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (10.92%) PKI
5 11 (9.24%) Replication
6 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (54.62%) Windows
2 48 (40.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 48 (40.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (31.93%) Windows Server
5 24 (20.17%) Windows 7
6 19 (15.97%) Windows XP
7 14 (11.76%) AIX
7 14 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.36%) Android
8 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.36%) Linux
8 4 (3.36%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.84%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) ITIL
2 21 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 20 (16.81%) Migration
4 16 (13.45%) Change Management
5 14 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
5 14 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 12 (10.08%) Test Scripting
6 12 (10.08%) Virtual Environments
7 11 (9.24%) Smoke Testing
8 8 (6.72%) Analytics
8 8 (6.72%) Application Packaging
8 8 (6.72%) Change Control
8 8 (6.72%) Software Distribution
8 8 (6.72%) Validation
9 7 (5.88%) Service Design
9 7 (5.88%) Software Delivery
10 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.20%) Server Building
11 5 (4.20%) Time Management
12 3 (2.52%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) PowerShell
2 22 (18.49%) SQL
3 5 (4.20%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.36%) C#
4 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.84%) C
5 1 (0.84%) C++
5 1 (0.84%) X++
Qualifications
1 62 (52.10%) MCSE
2 49 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 41 (34.45%) SC Cleared
4 38 (31.93%) MCTS
5 37 (31.09%) Degree
6 30 (25.21%) MCSA
7 19 (15.97%) MCP
8 17 (14.29%) MCITP
9 14 (11.76%) ISTQB
10 9 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (3.36%) MCAD
13 3 (2.52%) MCSD
14 2 (1.68%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.68%) CCNA
14 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (1.68%) CISSP
14 2 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 72 (60.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 11 (9.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (6.72%) vSphere
6 7 (5.88%) Firmware
7 6 (5.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.68%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.84%) XenApp
9 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (16.81%) SCCM
2 15 (12.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (11.76%) Netcool
4 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (5.04%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.36%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.68%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.68%) WSUS
8 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 108 (90.76%) Microsoft
2 33 (27.73%) HP
3 27 (22.69%) Citrix
4 20 (16.81%) Veritas
5 16 (13.45%) VMware
6 14 (11.76%) Intel Security
7 10 (8.40%) IronPort
8 5 (4.20%) AppSense
9 4 (3.36%) Cisco
10 3 (2.52%) Avaya
10 3 (2.52%) Symantec
11 2 (1.68%) Apple
11 2 (1.68%) Dell
11 2 (1.68%) NetApp
11 2 (1.68%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.68%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.68%) Sophos
11 2 (1.68%) Veeam
11 2 (1.68%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.84%) Altiris