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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 35 84 85
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 154 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.33% 1.62% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.04% 9.49% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 27 23
Median daily rate £330 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £158 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.10 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £29.10 £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +16.66%
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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
732 495 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.35% 17.09% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 244 248
Median daily rate £335 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 32
Median hourly rate £38.00 £28.22 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.65% +56.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 May 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 31 May 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 +3 100 £330 -5.71%
Glasgow +23 29 £361 +41.66% 5
Edinburgh -15 5 £325 +69.93% 1
Aberdeen -4 2 £345 +50.00%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 187 (92.12%) Microsoft
2 137 (67.49%) Windows
3 134 (66.01%) Active Directory
4 120 (59.11%) Security Cleared
5 112 (55.17%) PowerShell
6 94 (46.31%) MCSE
7 91 (44.83%) VMware
7 91 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (42.36%) SC Cleared
9 74 (36.45%) SQL
10 73 (35.96%) MS Excel
10 73 (35.96%) Windows Server
11 68 (33.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 64 (31.53%) MCSA
13 63 (31.03%) SQL Server
13 63 (31.03%) Citrix
14 60 (29.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 60 (29.56%) MCTS
15 59 (29.06%) OpenStack
15 59 (29.06%) HP
16 58 (28.57%) Degree
17 55 (27.09%) DNS
18 51 (25.12%) Computer Science
19 50 (24.63%) Hyper-V
20 47 (23.15%) MCITP
21 46 (22.66%) SharePoint
22 44 (21.67%) Migration
23 42 (20.69%) Office 365
24 41 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
24 41 (20.20%) Windows 7

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 59 (29.06%) OpenStack
2 46 (22.66%) SharePoint
3 35 (17.24%) MS Exchange
4 30 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (11.82%) Skype for Business
6 19 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (8.87%) IIS
8 16 (7.88%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (3.94%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.99%) CICS
12 1 (0.49%) Apache
12 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 73 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 42 (20.69%) Office 365
2 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (27.09%) DNS
2 26 (12.81%) DHCP
3 25 (12.32%) TCP/IP
4 22 (10.84%) SSL
5 21 (10.34%) SAN
6 20 (9.85%) Skype
7 16 (7.88%) LDAP
8 15 (7.39%) SNMP
9 14 (6.90%) NetScaler
10 12 (5.91%) Kerberos
10 12 (5.91%) X.500
11 11 (5.42%) Firewall
12 6 (2.96%) HTTP
12 6 (2.96%) HTTPS
13 3 (1.48%) Network Security
14 2 (0.99%) WAN
14 2 (0.99%) Wireless
15 1 (0.49%) LAN
15 1 (0.49%) PBX
15 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (14.78%) HP UFT
1 30 (14.78%) TestDirector
1 30 (14.78%) WinRunner
2 18 (8.87%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 9 (4.43%) Finance
2 3 (1.48%) Banking
2 3 (1.48%) Front Office
2 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (15.27%) Analyst
2 26 (12.81%) Test Analyst
3 18 (8.87%) Active Directory Engineer
3 18 (8.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (8.87%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 17 (8.37%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) SharePoint Engineer
6 14 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (4.43%) Consultant
8 8 (3.94%) Messaging Engineer
8 8 (3.94%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (2.46%) Administrator
9 5 (2.46%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) Test Specialist
9 5 (2.46%) Tester
9 5 (2.46%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (1.97%) Infrastructure Tester
10 4 (1.97%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (1.97%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.27%) .NET
2 15 (7.39%) XML
3 9 (4.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.43%) HTML
4 8 (3.94%) CSS
5 7 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.45%) jQuery
5 7 (3.45%) XSLT
6 1 (0.49%) Middleware
6 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.12%) Computer Science
2 39 (19.21%) Clustering
3 26 (12.81%) PDA
4 17 (8.37%) PKI
5 16 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (6.90%) Data Centre
7 12 (5.91%) Replication
8 11 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 137 (67.49%) Windows
2 91 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (35.96%) Windows Server
4 68 (33.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (29.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (20.20%) Windows 7
7 32 (15.76%) Windows XP
8 28 (13.79%) AIX
9 9 (4.43%) Unix
10 8 (3.94%) Linux
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.67%) Migration
2 39 (19.21%) ITIL
3 34 (16.75%) Change Management
4 31 (15.27%) Test Scripting
5 30 (14.78%) Software Testing
5 30 (14.78%) Test Automation
6 29 (14.29%) Load Balancing
7 17 (8.37%) Analytics
8 14 (6.90%) Content Management
9 10 (4.93%) Conflict Management
9 10 (4.93%) High Availability
9 10 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.93%) Records Management
9 10 (4.93%) Risk Management
10 9 (4.43%) Database Mirroring
11 8 (3.94%) Application Packaging
11 8 (3.94%) Security Testing
11 8 (3.94%) Unit Testing
12 7 (3.45%) Software Delivery
12 7 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 112 (55.17%) PowerShell
2 74 (36.45%) SQL
3 22 (10.84%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.39%) C#
5 14 (6.90%) VBScript
6 8 (3.94%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.49%) C
8 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 120 (59.11%) Security Cleared
2 94 (46.31%) MCSE
3 86 (42.36%) SC Cleared
4 64 (31.53%) MCSA
5 60 (29.56%) MCTS
6 58 (28.57%) Degree
7 47 (23.15%) MCITP
8 38 (18.72%) MCP
9 35 (17.24%) ISTQB
10 20 (9.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (4.43%) ISEB
13 8 (3.94%) DV Cleared
13 8 (3.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (3.94%) MCSD
14 5 (2.46%) CCNA
15 4 (1.97%) CISSP
16 3 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 134 (66.01%) Active Directory
2 50 (24.63%) Hyper-V
3 41 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 21 (10.34%) vSphere
6 15 (7.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (7.39%) XenApp
7 14 (6.90%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.46%) Firmware
9 3 (1.48%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.99%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.99%) RACF
10 2 (0.99%) XenServer
11 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.49%) UAG
11 1 (0.49%) vCloud
11 1 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 31 (15.27%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
2 28 (13.79%) Netcool
3 24 (11.82%) SCCM
4 21 (10.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (4.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.46%) SCOM
7 2 (0.99%) OpenView
8 1 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.49%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 187 (92.12%) Microsoft
2 91 (44.83%) VMware
3 63 (31.03%) Citrix
4 59 (29.06%) HP
5 31 (15.27%) Veritas
6 30 (14.78%) Intel Security
7 20 (9.85%) IronPort
8 18 (8.87%) AppSense
9 11 (5.42%) Altiris
10 8 (3.94%) Cisco
11 6 (2.96%) Nintex
12 3 (1.48%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.49%) CA
13 1 (0.49%) Fidessa
13 1 (0.49%) Lotus
13 1 (0.49%) Mitel
13 1 (0.49%) Opsware
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle
13 1 (0.49%) Reuters