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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 43 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 97 55 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.35% 1.72% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.76% 11.70% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 27 42
Median daily rate £315 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £393 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +25.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £21.00 £84.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+27.94% +0.95%
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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
517 470 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.19% 14.72% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 238 294
Median daily rate £325 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +5 77 £320 -5.18% 2
Edinburgh +10 6 £245 -16.59% 3
Glasgow 0 6 £195 -13.33% 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Aberdeen - 1 £155 -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 210 (88.61%) Microsoft
2 151 (63.71%) Active Directory
3 142 (59.92%) Windows
4 127 (53.59%) Security Cleared
5 124 (52.32%) PowerShell
6 109 (45.99%) MCSE
7 96 (40.51%) SC Cleared
8 85 (35.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (35.44%) Windows Server
10 79 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 79 (33.33%) VMware
11 78 (32.91%) HP
12 77 (32.49%) MS Excel
13 71 (29.96%) OpenStack
14 70 (29.54%) MCSA
15 69 (29.11%) SharePoint
16 68 (28.69%) Degree
17 67 (28.27%) Office 365
18 66 (27.85%) SQL
19 65 (27.43%) Computer Science
19 65 (27.43%) MCTS
20 63 (26.58%) Windows Server 2003
21 61 (25.74%) Citrix
22 55 (23.21%) SQL Server
23 52 (21.94%) Migration
24 49 (20.68%) MS Exchange
25 48 (20.25%) Clustering
26 47 (19.83%) DNS
27 46 (19.41%) Load Balancing
28 44 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2010

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 71 (29.96%) OpenStack
2 69 (29.11%) SharePoint
3 49 (20.68%) MS Exchange
4 44 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (16.03%) Skype for Business
6 30 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (7.17%) Office Communications Server
9 16 (6.75%) IIS
10 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.42%) Apache
11 1 (0.42%) CICS
11 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 77 (32.49%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 67 (28.27%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 47 (19.83%) DNS
2 40 (16.88%) TCP/IP
3 35 (14.77%) SSL
4 29 (12.24%) Skype
5 28 (11.81%) SNMP
6 19 (8.02%) DHCP
7 17 (7.17%) SAN
8 14 (5.91%) LDAP
8 14 (5.91%) NetScaler
9 13 (5.49%) Kerberos
9 13 (5.49%) X.500
10 12 (5.06%) Firewall
11 11 (4.64%) HTTP
11 11 (4.64%) HTTPS
12 4 (1.69%) Internet
13 2 (0.84%) Intranet
13 2 (0.84%) Network Security
13 2 (0.84%) WAN
13 2 (0.84%) Wireless
14 1 (0.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.33%) StarTeam
2 11 (4.64%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.80%) HP UFT
3 9 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.80%) TestDirector
3 9 (3.80%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 6 (2.53%) Finance
2 2 (0.84%) Banking
3 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (8.02%) Analyst
1 19 (8.02%) Test Analyst
2 14 (5.91%) Active Directory Engineer
2 14 (5.91%) Citrix Engineer
2 14 (5.91%) Messaging Specialist
3 13 (5.49%) Consultant
4 12 (5.06%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 10 (4.22%) Lync Specialist
6 10 (4.22%) SharePoint Engineer
6 10 (4.22%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (3.80%) Integration Engineer
8 8 (3.38%) Office 365 Specialist
8 8 (3.38%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (2.95%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (2.53%) SCCM Engineer
10 6 (2.53%) Tester
11 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.02%) .NET
2 10 (4.22%) XML
3 9 (3.80%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.11%) HTML
5 3 (1.27%) CSS
6 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.84%) jQuery
6 2 (0.84%) XSLT
7 1 (0.42%) Middleware
7 1 (0.42%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (27.43%) Computer Science
2 48 (20.25%) Clustering
3 23 (9.70%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (6.75%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.75%) PKI
5 15 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.49%) Replication
7 8 (3.38%) PDA
8 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 142 (59.92%) Windows
2 85 (35.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (35.44%) Windows Server
4 79 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (26.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (16.46%) Windows 7
7 31 (13.08%) Windows XP
8 23 (9.70%) AIX
9 18 (7.59%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.53%) Linux
11 5 (2.11%) Unix
12 4 (1.69%) Android
12 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.94%) Migration
2 46 (19.41%) Load Balancing
3 44 (18.57%) ITIL
4 26 (10.97%) Change Management
4 26 (10.97%) Software Testing
5 23 (9.70%) Test Scripting
6 22 (9.28%) Analytics
7 21 (8.86%) Virtual Environments
8 20 (8.44%) Smoke Testing
9 17 (7.17%) Application Packaging
10 15 (6.33%) Server Virtualisation
11 14 (5.91%) Software Delivery
12 13 (5.49%) Unit Testing
13 11 (4.64%) Software Distribution
14 10 (4.22%) Validation
15 9 (3.80%) Database Mirroring
15 9 (3.80%) High Availability
15 9 (3.80%) Test Automation
16 8 (3.38%) Content Management
16 8 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 124 (52.32%) PowerShell
2 66 (27.85%) SQL
3 14 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 14 (5.91%) VBScript
4 11 (4.64%) C#
5 8 (3.38%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.42%) C
7 1 (0.42%) C++
7 1 (0.42%) VB
7 1 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 127 (53.59%) Security Cleared
2 109 (45.99%) MCSE
3 96 (40.51%) SC Cleared
4 70 (29.54%) MCSA
5 68 (28.69%) Degree
6 65 (27.43%) MCTS
7 43 (18.14%) MCITP
8 36 (15.19%) MCP
9 29 (12.24%) ISTQB
10 19 (8.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (3.38%) MCSD
14 7 (2.95%) CCNA
14 7 (2.95%) DV Cleared
15 5 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (2.11%) ISEB
16 4 (1.69%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (63.71%) Active Directory
2 37 (15.61%) Hyper-V
3 36 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (10.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (6.75%) vSphere
6 14 (5.91%) XenApp
6 14 (5.91%) XenDesktop
7 12 (5.06%) Firmware
8 9 (3.80%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.95%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.84%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.84%) XenServer
11 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.42%) RACF
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.42%) UAG
11 1 (0.42%) vCloud
11 1 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 43 (18.14%) SCCM
2 39 (16.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 28 (11.81%) PowerCLI
4 23 (9.70%) McAfee ePO
4 23 (9.70%) Netcool
5 15 (6.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (5.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (4.22%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.69%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.69%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.84%) OpenView
9 2 (0.84%) SCOM
10 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.42%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.42%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 210 (88.61%) Microsoft
2 79 (33.33%) VMware
3 78 (32.91%) HP
4 61 (25.74%) Citrix
5 25 (10.55%) Veritas
6 24 (10.13%) AppSense
6 24 (10.13%) IronPort
7 23 (9.70%) Intel Security
8 17 (7.17%) Altiris
9 8 (3.38%) Cisco
10 4 (1.69%) Apple
10 4 (1.69%) Symantec
11 2 (0.84%) Nintex
11 2 (0.84%) Sophos
12 1 (0.42%) CA
12 1 (0.42%) CommVault
12 1 (0.42%) Juniper
12 1 (0.42%) Lotus
12 1 (0.42%) Oracle
12 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
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