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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 86 104 68
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 36 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.70% 1.10% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 7.69% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 35
Median daily rate £275 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £242 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £450 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Median hourly rate £42.00 £19.75 £14.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.65% +39.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £18.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £21.00 £90.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £16.67 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+61.96% +5.00%
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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
437 468 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.53% 14.26% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 237 282
Median daily rate £325 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 21
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 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
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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 0 19 £283 -32.61% 6
Glasgow +10 5 £363 +81.25% 2
Edinburgh +3 5 £245 -18.33%
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Aberdeen - 1 £155 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 170 (88.54%) Microsoft
2 126 (65.63%) Windows
3 114 (59.38%) Active Directory
4 112 (58.33%) PowerShell
5 109 (56.77%) Security Cleared
6 90 (46.88%) MCSE
7 81 (42.19%) VMware
8 78 (40.63%) SC Cleared
9 74 (38.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 72 (37.50%) Windows Server
11 67 (34.90%) MS Excel
12 64 (33.33%) SQL
13 63 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 60 (31.25%) MCSA
15 59 (30.73%) HP
16 58 (30.21%) Citrix
17 56 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 56 (29.17%) OpenStack
18 55 (28.65%) SQL Server
19 54 (28.13%) Office 365
20 52 (27.08%) SharePoint
20 52 (27.08%) Degree
21 50 (26.04%) MCTS
22 48 (25.00%) Computer Science
23 47 (24.48%) Migration
24 40 (20.83%) DNS
25 39 (20.31%) MCITP
26 38 (19.79%) MS Exchange
27 36 (18.75%) Load Balancing
27 36 (18.75%) 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 56 (29.17%) OpenStack
2 52 (27.08%) SharePoint
3 38 (19.79%) MS Exchange
4 34 (17.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (17.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (14.06%) Skype for Business
6 19 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (9.90%) IIS
7 16 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (3.65%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.52%) Apache
9 1 (0.52%) CICS
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 67 (34.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.77%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 54 (28.13%) Office 365
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.83%) DNS
2 31 (16.15%) TCP/IP
3 27 (14.06%) SSL
4 20 (10.42%) SNMP
5 19 (9.90%) Skype
6 17 (8.85%) SAN
7 16 (8.33%) DHCP
8 14 (7.29%) NetScaler
9 11 (5.73%) Firewall
10 10 (5.21%) LDAP
11 9 (4.69%) Kerberos
11 9 (4.69%) X.500
12 7 (3.65%) HTTP
12 7 (3.65%) HTTPS
13 2 (1.04%) Internet
13 2 (1.04%) Network Security
13 2 (1.04%) WAN
13 2 (1.04%) Wireless
14 1 (0.52%) Cisco Wireless
14 1 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (28.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.29%) HP UFT
2 14 (7.29%) TestDirector
2 14 (7.29%) WinRunner
3 13 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.65%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 6 (3.13%) Finance
2 2 (1.04%) Banking
3 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (9.90%) Analyst
2 17 (8.85%) Test Analyst
3 14 (7.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 12 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 12 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 10 (5.21%) Messaging Engineer
6 9 (4.69%) SharePoint Engineer
7 8 (4.17%) Consultant
7 8 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (3.13%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.60%) Messaging Specialist
9 5 (2.60%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (2.60%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.08%) SharePoint Specialist
10 4 (2.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.46%) .NET
2 15 (7.81%) XML
3 8 (4.17%) CSS
4 7 (3.65%) jQuery
4 7 (3.65%) XSLT
5 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.60%) HTML
6 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.52%) Middleware
7 1 (0.52%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 34 (17.71%) Clustering
3 15 (7.81%) Data Centre
4 14 (7.29%) PKI
5 12 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (6.25%) PDA
6 9 (4.69%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 126 (65.63%) Windows
2 74 (38.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 63 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (15.63%) Windows 7
7 23 (11.98%) Windows XP
8 20 (10.42%) AIX
9 9 (4.69%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.13%) Linux
11 5 (2.60%) Unix
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.48%) Migration
2 36 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 32 (16.67%) ITIL
4 24 (12.50%) Change Management
5 22 (11.46%) Software Testing
5 22 (11.46%) Test Scripting
6 19 (9.90%) Smoke Testing
7 18 (9.38%) Analytics
8 14 (7.29%) Test Automation
8 14 (7.29%) Virtual Environments
9 13 (6.77%) High Availability
10 12 (6.25%) Unit Testing
11 11 (5.73%) Records Management
12 10 (5.21%) Application Packaging
12 10 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.69%) Database Mirroring
14 8 (4.17%) Content Management
15 7 (3.65%) Server Virtualisation
15 7 (3.65%) Software Delivery
15 7 (3.65%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 112 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 64 (33.33%) SQL
3 19 (9.90%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.33%) C#
5 14 (7.29%) VBScript
6 8 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) VB
8 1 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 109 (56.77%) Security Cleared
2 90 (46.88%) MCSE
3 78 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 60 (31.25%) MCSA
5 52 (27.08%) Degree
6 50 (26.04%) MCTS
7 39 (20.31%) MCITP
8 26 (13.54%) ISTQB
9 25 (13.02%) MCP
10 19 (9.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (4.17%) MCSD
14 7 (3.65%) CCNA
14 7 (3.65%) DV Cleared
15 5 (2.60%) ISEB
16 4 (2.08%) A+ Certification
16 4 (2.08%) ACSA
16 4 (2.08%) CISSP
16 4 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.04%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (18.23%) Hyper-V
4 18 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (7.81%) vSphere
6 14 (7.29%) VMware ESX
6 14 (7.29%) XenApp
6 14 (7.29%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.65%) Brightmail
8 5 (2.60%) Firmware
9 2 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.04%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.04%) XenServer
10 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.52%) RACF
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.52%) UAG
10 1 (0.52%) vCloud
10 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 31 (16.15%) SCCM
2 27 (14.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (10.42%) McAfee ePO
3 20 (10.42%) Netcool
4 15 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (7.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.08%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.04%) OpenView
8 2 (1.04%) SCOM
9 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.52%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 170 (88.54%) Microsoft
2 81 (42.19%) VMware
3 59 (30.73%) HP
4 58 (30.21%) Citrix
5 24 (12.50%) IronPort
6 22 (11.46%) Veritas
7 20 (10.42%) AppSense
7 20 (10.42%) Intel Security
8 16 (8.33%) Altiris
9 8 (4.17%) Cisco
10 6 (3.13%) Nintex
11 4 (2.08%) Apple
11 4 (2.08%) Symantec
12 2 (1.04%) Sophos
13 1 (0.52%) CA
13 1 (0.52%) Juniper
13 1 (0.52%) Lotus
13 1 (0.52%) Opsware
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle
13 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
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