The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 63 74 73
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 73 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.66% 1.46% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.21% 10.03% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 18
Average daily rate
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£345 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £165 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £369 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 £28.25 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.55% +106.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £17.70 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.30 £114.75 £58.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
598 359 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.77% 14.56% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 187 133
Average daily rate £347 £355 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.43 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 +1 22 £285 -5.06% 3
Aberdeen +14 11 £421 +40.41% 1
Edinburgh -24 6 £475 +187.87% 4
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 73 (74.49%) Microsoft
2 47 (47.96%) Security Cleared
3 46 (46.94%) SC Cleared
3 46 (46.94%) Windows
4 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
5 30 (30.61%) MCTS
6 29 (29.59%) ITIL
7 27 (27.55%) MCSE
8 22 (22.45%) HP
8 22 (22.45%) VMware
8 22 (22.45%) MCITP
8 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (19.39%) Windows 7
9 19 (19.39%) MCP
9 19 (19.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (18.37%) MCSA
10 18 (18.37%) SQL
11 17 (17.35%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
11 17 (17.35%) DNS
11 17 (17.35%) Degree
11 17 (17.35%) SCCM
12 16 (16.33%) .NET
12 16 (16.33%) HTML
13 15 (15.31%) Change Management
13 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.31%) Cisco
13 15 (15.31%) Clustering
14 14 (14.29%) ISTQB
14 14 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.12%) IIS
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.06%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.06%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.02%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) DNS
2 14 (14.29%) SAN
3 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
4 10 (10.20%) DHCP
5 7 (7.14%) SNMP
5 7 (7.14%) SSL
6 6 (6.12%) X.500
6 6 (6.12%) Firewall
6 6 (6.12%) LDAP
7 5 (5.10%) Kerberos
8 4 (4.08%) LAN
9 3 (3.06%) WAN
9 3 (3.06%) Network Security
9 3 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.04%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.04%) VLAN
10 2 (2.04%) IPv4
10 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.02%) VPN
11 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) WinRunner
1 7 (7.14%) TestDirector
1 7 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.02%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.08%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Advertising
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (16.33%) Analyst
2 9 (9.18%) Developer
3 8 (8.16%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (7.14%) Consultant
5 5 (5.10%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Architect
7 3 (3.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Test Specialist
7 3 (3.06%) Security Specialist
8 2 (2.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (2.04%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.04%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) HTML
1 16 (16.33%) .NET
2 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.14%) JSP
4 6 (6.12%) XML
5 3 (3.06%) Application Packaging
5 3 (3.06%) jQuery
5 3 (3.06%) CSS
6 2 (2.04%) COM
7 1 (1.02%) XSL
7 1 (1.02%) XSLT
7 1 (1.02%) EDI
7 1 (1.02%) Ajax
7 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.02%) HTML5
7 1 (1.02%) WCF
7 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Clustering
2 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (7.14%) PDA
4 6 (6.12%) Firmware
4 6 (6.12%) CMDB
5 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.06%) PKI
6 2 (2.04%) AS400
6 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 2 (2.04%) iSeries
6 2 (2.04%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.94%) Windows
2 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (19.39%) Windows 7
3 19 (19.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.16%) AIX
6 7 (7.14%) Linux
7 5 (5.10%) UNIX
8 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.02%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) ITIL
2 15 (15.31%) Change Management
3 7 (7.14%) Project Management
3 7 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 7 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.14%) Security Testing
3 7 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 6 (6.12%) Test Scripting
4 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.10%) Migration
5 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.10%) High Availability
5 5 (5.10%) Cyber Security
6 4 (4.08%) Validation
7 3 (3.06%) ITSM
7 3 (3.06%) Identity Management
7 3 (3.06%) Service Management
7 3 (3.06%) CRM
8 2 (2.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) JavaScript
2 11 (11.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.12%) VBScript
3 6 (6.12%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) C
4 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (47.96%) Security Cleared
2 46 (46.94%) SC Cleared
3 30 (30.61%) MCTS
4 27 (27.55%) MCSE
5 22 (22.45%) MCITP
6 19 (19.39%) MCP
7 18 (18.37%) MCSA
8 17 (17.35%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (17.35%) Degree
9 14 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 10 (10.20%) CCNA
11 7 (7.14%) DV Cleared
11 7 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (6.12%) MCSD
13 5 (5.10%) GIAC
13 5 (5.10%) CISSP
14 4 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (4.08%) MCDST
15 2 (2.04%) PMP
15 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.24%) vSphere
4 8 (8.16%) VMware ESX
5 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.06%) XenApp
6 3 (3.06%) vCloud
7 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) SCCM
2 9 (9.18%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (8.16%) Netcool
4 7 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (6.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (5.10%) WSUS
7 4 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (3.06%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.04%) OpenView
9 2 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 73 (74.49%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.45%) HP
2 22 (22.45%) VMware
3 15 (15.31%) Cisco
4 14 (14.29%) Citrix
5 9 (9.18%) McAfee
6 8 (8.16%) Symantec
6 8 (8.16%) Veritas
7 4 (4.08%) CommVault
7 4 (4.08%) EMC
8 3 (3.06%) IBM
8 3 (3.06%) Dell
8 3 (3.06%) NetApp
8 3 (3.06%) Lotus
9 2 (2.04%) Altiris
9 2 (2.04%) PlateSpin
9 2 (2.04%) Oracle
9 2 (2.04%) Avaya
10 1 (1.02%) BMC
10 1 (1.02%) F5
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