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 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 104 76
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.93% 0.83% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.04% 4.50% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £131 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £379 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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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
490 489 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.03% 18.45% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 235 223
Average daily rate £348 £327 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 +15 23 £308 +127.77% 6
Edinburgh -2 5 £158 -49.19% 2
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 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 74 (77.08%) Microsoft
2 68 (70.83%) Windows
3 47 (48.96%) MCSE
3 47 (48.96%) Active Directory
4 46 (47.92%) Security Cleared
5 45 (46.88%) SC Cleared
6 41 (42.71%) MCITP
7 34 (35.42%) MCSA
8 33 (34.38%) VMware
9 30 (31.25%) SQL
10 28 (29.17%) ITIL
10 28 (29.17%) MCTS
11 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (27.08%) Windows 7
12 23 (23.96%) Windows XP
12 23 (23.96%) Clustering
12 23 (23.96%) Citrix
12 23 (23.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (20.83%) Change Management
13 20 (20.83%) HP
13 20 (20.83%) Hyper-V
14 19 (19.79%) SQL Server
15 18 (18.75%) AIX
15 18 (18.75%) McAfee
15 18 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (18.75%) Software Testing
16 17 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (17.71%) ISTQB
17 16 (16.67%) PDA
17 16 (16.67%) Test Scripting

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (10.42%) LDAP
3 9 (9.38%) SAN
4 5 (5.21%) X.500
4 5 (5.21%) Kerberos
4 5 (5.21%) DHCP
5 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.13%) VPN
6 3 (3.13%) LAN
7 2 (2.08%) WAN
7 2 (2.08%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.08%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.08%) SSL
7 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.04%) Network Security
8 1 (1.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.13%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) WinRunner
1 16 (16.67%) TestDirector
1 16 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.04%) Toad
3 1 (1.04%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (7.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Analyst
2 15 (15.63%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.29%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) DBA
9 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Applications Consultant
10 3 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Deskside Support
10 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) SQL DBA
11 2 (2.08%) Messaging Engineer
11 2 (2.08%) Server Engineer
11 2 (2.08%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) HTML
2 13 (13.54%) XML
3 10 (10.42%) .NET
4 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.17%) CSS
6 4 (4.17%) JSP
7 1 (1.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.96%) Clustering
2 16 (16.67%) PDA
3 10 (10.42%) Computer Science
4 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.29%) Replication
7 5 (5.21%) PKI
8 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
9 3 (3.13%) CMDB
10 2 (2.08%) iSeries
10 2 (2.08%) AS400
10 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
11 1 (1.04%) Web 2.0
11 1 (1.04%) NHS
11 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (1.04%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 68 (70.83%) Windows
2 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (27.08%) Windows 7
3 23 (23.96%) Windows XP
3 23 (23.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (18.75%) AIX
5 9 (9.38%) Linux
6 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.13%) UNIX
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.17%) ITIL
2 20 (20.83%) Change Management
3 18 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 16 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 16 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 15 (15.63%) Validation
6 11 (11.46%) Migration
7 8 (8.33%) Service Management
8 7 (7.29%) High Availability
9 6 (6.25%) Content Management
9 6 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.21%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.17%) OOP
11 4 (4.17%) OO
11 4 (4.17%) Workflow
11 4 (4.17%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.17%) Data Protection
12 3 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.25%) SQL
2 13 (13.54%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.29%) VBScript
3 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.17%) C#
4 4 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (2.08%) C
6 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (48.96%) MCSE
2 46 (47.92%) Security Cleared
3 45 (46.88%) SC Cleared
4 41 (42.71%) MCITP
5 34 (35.42%) MCSA
6 28 (29.17%) MCTS
7 17 (17.71%) ISTQB
8 15 (15.63%) Degree
9 14 (14.58%) MCP
10 9 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (8.33%) CCNA
12 4 (4.17%) CCNP
13 3 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
13 3 (3.13%) MCSD
13 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
14 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (2.08%) MCDBA
14 2 (2.08%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (48.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 17 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.25%) vSphere
6 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (15.63%) Netcool
4 7 (7.29%) SCCM
5 3 (3.13%) SCOM
5 3 (3.13%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.08%) Nessus
6 2 (2.08%) Nmap
6 2 (2.08%) WSUS
6 2 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 74 (77.08%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.38%) VMware
3 23 (23.96%) Citrix
4 20 (20.83%) HP
5 18 (18.75%) McAfee
6 16 (16.67%) Veritas
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco
8 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.21%) Symantec
9 3 (3.13%) Oracle
10 2 (2.08%) IBM
10 2 (2.08%) EMC
11 1 (1.04%) Avaya
11 1 (1.04%) NetApp
11 1 (1.04%) Altiris
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