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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 41 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.53% 1.30% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.67% 8.06% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 24
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£344 £340 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £112 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £413 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £307
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.06 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.38% +8.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -19.31%
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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
473 360 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.65% 16.09% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 152 166
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.86 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.73 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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 +5 15 £308 -15.17% 13
Edinburgh -3 3 - - 4
Fife - 2 £85 -
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 66 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 51 (57.95%) Windows
3 48 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 48 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 41 (46.59%) MCSE
5 36 (40.91%) MCITP
6 35 (39.77%) MCTS
7 34 (38.64%) Active Directory
8 29 (32.95%) Clustering
9 26 (29.55%) VMware
10 25 (28.41%) ITIL
11 24 (27.27%) MCSA
11 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (23.86%) SQL
13 20 (22.73%) Citrix
14 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (21.59%) MCP
14 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
15 18 (20.45%) Windows XP
16 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 16 (18.18%) DNS
17 15 (17.05%) HP
17 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
18 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
18 14 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
18 14 (15.91%) Software Testing
19 13 (14.77%) Validation
19 13 (14.77%) Veritas
19 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (13.64%) ISTQB

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) IIS
3 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) DNS
2 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.95%) DHCP
4 6 (6.82%) SAN
4 6 (6.82%) SSL
5 5 (5.68%) LAN
6 4 (4.55%) X.500
6 4 (4.55%) LDAP
6 4 (4.55%) Kerberos
6 4 (4.55%) SNMP
7 3 (3.41%) IPv4
7 3 (3.41%) WAN
7 3 (3.41%) VLAN
8 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.27%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.14%) VPN
9 1 (1.14%) Firewall
9 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) WinRunner
1 12 (13.64%) TestDirector
1 12 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Wintel Engineer
2 12 (13.64%) Analyst
3 7 (7.95%) Test Analyst
3 7 (7.95%) Consultant
4 6 (6.82%) Test Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Deskside Support
5 5 (5.68%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.55%) DBA
6 4 (4.55%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Specialist
8 2 (2.27%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (2.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) HTML
2 9 (10.23%) XML
3 8 (9.09%) .NET
4 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.27%) JSP
6 1 (1.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.95%) Clustering
2 12 (13.64%) PDA
3 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.82%) Replication
5 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.68%) CMDB
6 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.55%) PKI
7 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.27%) iSeries
7 2 (2.27%) AS400
7 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.14%) EPoS
8 1 (1.14%) NHS
8 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 51 (57.95%) Windows
2 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
4 18 (20.45%) Windows XP
5 12 (13.64%) AIX
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.27%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.27%) UNIX
7 2 (2.27%) Linux
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) ITIL
2 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
2 14 (15.91%) Software Testing
3 13 (14.77%) Validation
4 12 (13.64%) Test Automation
4 12 (13.64%) Change Management
5 9 (10.23%) Migration
5 9 (10.23%) High Availability
6 6 (6.82%) Data Protection
6 6 (6.82%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.55%) Analytics
7 4 (4.55%) Content Management
8 2 (2.27%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (2.27%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.27%) ITIL V2
8 2 (2.27%) Coaching
8 2 (2.27%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.27%) Workflow
9 1 (1.14%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.23%) VBScript
4 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) C
5 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 48 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 41 (46.59%) MCSE
3 36 (40.91%) MCITP
4 35 (39.77%) MCTS
5 24 (27.27%) MCSA
6 19 (21.59%) MCP
7 12 (13.64%) ISTQB
8 8 (9.09%) Degree
9 5 (5.68%) CCNA
9 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (5.68%) A+ Certification
10 4 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.41%) MCDST
12 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (2.27%) MCDBA
12 2 (2.27%) CCNP
13 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.95%) vSphere
5 4 (4.55%) Firmware
6 2 (2.27%) Nmap
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.14%) vCloud
7 1 (1.14%) XenApp
7 1 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (12.50%) Netcool
4 9 (10.23%) SCCM
5 4 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.27%) SCOM
6 2 (2.27%) Nessus
7 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (29.55%) VMware
3 20 (22.73%) Citrix
4 15 (17.05%) HP
5 13 (14.77%) Veritas
6 12 (13.64%) McAfee
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) Symantec
8 1 (1.14%) Avaya
8 1 (1.14%) Altiris
8 1 (1.14%) PlateSpin
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago