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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 76 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 60 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.97% 1.30% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.20% 6.89% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 28
Average daily rate
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£314 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £108 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £378 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.10 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -14.28%
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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
492 479 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.17% 18.80% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 225 183
Average daily rate £350 £327 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 12 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.86 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.37% -55.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.75 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.80 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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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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 +9 26 £308 +127.77% 6
Aberdeen -4 6 £230 +12.19% 1
Edinburgh -5 3 £158 -49.19% 7
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 71 (77.17%) Microsoft
2 62 (67.39%) Windows
3 48 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 47 (51.09%) SC Cleared
5 46 (50.00%) MCSE
6 43 (46.74%) Active Directory
7 41 (44.57%) MCITP
8 34 (36.96%) MCSA
9 33 (35.87%) VMware
10 29 (31.52%) ITIL
10 29 (31.52%) SQL
11 26 (28.26%) Clustering
11 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (26.09%) Windows 7
12 24 (26.09%) MCTS
13 23 (25.00%) Windows XP
14 22 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (22.83%) Citrix
16 19 (20.65%) Change Management
16 19 (20.65%) HP
17 18 (19.57%) AIX
17 18 (19.57%) McAfee
17 18 (19.57%) Software Testing
17 18 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
17 18 (19.57%) Hyper-V
18 17 (18.48%) ISTQB
18 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (17.39%) Test Scripting
19 16 (17.39%) PDA
19 16 (17.39%) McAfee ePO

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) DNS
2 9 (9.78%) LDAP
3 8 (8.70%) SAN
4 4 (4.35%) X.500
4 4 (4.35%) DHCP
4 4 (4.35%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.17%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.17%) VPN
6 2 (2.17%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.17%) SSL
6 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.09%) IPv4
7 1 (1.09%) IPv6
7 1 (1.09%) LAN
7 1 (1.09%) Firewall
7 1 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) WinRunner
1 16 (17.39%) TestDirector
1 16 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.09%) Toad
3 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (7.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Analyst
2 15 (16.30%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Test Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.61%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.43%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) DBA
8 4 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Deskside Support
9 3 (3.26%) SQL DBA
9 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Messaging Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) HTML
2 13 (14.13%) XML
3 8 (8.70%) .NET
4 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.35%) CSS
5 4 (4.35%) JSP
6 1 (1.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) Clustering
2 16 (17.39%) PDA
3 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
4 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.52%) Replication
6 4 (4.35%) PKI
6 4 (4.35%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.26%) CMDB
8 2 (2.17%) iSeries
8 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.17%) AS400
9 1 (1.09%) NHS
9 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.09%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.09%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 62 (67.39%) Windows
2 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (26.09%) Windows 7
4 23 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 22 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (19.57%) AIX
7 9 (9.78%) Linux
8 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.26%) UNIX
10 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) ITIL
2 19 (20.65%) Change Management
3 18 (19.57%) Software Testing
4 16 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 12 (13.04%) Validation
6 10 (10.87%) Migration
7 7 (7.61%) Service Management
7 7 (7.61%) High Availability
8 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.43%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.43%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.35%) Content Management
9 4 (4.35%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.35%) OOP
9 4 (4.35%) OO
10 3 (3.26%) Workflow
10 3 (3.26%) Analytics
10 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.52%) SQL
2 13 (14.13%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.61%) VBScript
4 4 (4.35%) VB
4 4 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (2.17%) C
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 47 (51.09%) SC Cleared
3 46 (50.00%) MCSE
4 41 (44.57%) MCITP
5 34 (36.96%) MCSA
6 24 (26.09%) MCTS
7 17 (18.48%) ISTQB
8 14 (15.22%) Degree
9 10 (10.87%) MCP
10 7 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (6.52%) CCNA
12 3 (3.26%) MCSD
12 3 (3.26%) A+ Certification
12 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
13 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (2.17%) CCNP
13 2 (2.17%) MCDBA
14 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (46.74%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.57%) Hyper-V
3 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (17.39%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.52%) vSphere
6 2 (2.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (17.39%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (16.30%) Netcool
4 7 (7.61%) SCCM
5 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.26%) SCOM
6 2 (2.17%) WSUS
6 2 (2.17%) Nessus
6 2 (2.17%) Nmap
6 2 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (77.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.87%) VMware
3 21 (22.83%) Citrix
4 19 (20.65%) HP
5 18 (19.57%) McAfee
6 16 (17.39%) Veritas
7 5 (5.43%) Symantec
7 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.35%) Cisco
9 3 (3.26%) Oracle
10 2 (2.17%) IBM
10 2 (2.17%) EMC
11 1 (1.09%) Avaya
11 1 (1.09%) NetApp
11 1 (1.09%) Altiris
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