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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 90 72 86
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 1.90% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.30% 12.77% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £380 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £34.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.95% +85.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £15.13 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -19.03%
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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
470 368 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.79% 14.87% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 177
Average daily rate £348 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 22
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.06 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -38.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.16 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 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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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 -9 8 £310 +24.00% 9
Edinburgh -16 5 - - 3
Fife - 2 £85 -
West Lothian +10 1 £255 -8.92% 1
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Stirling - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 83 (77.57%) Microsoft
2 66 (61.68%) SC Cleared
2 66 (61.68%) Security Cleared
3 48 (44.86%) MCTS
4 47 (43.93%) Windows
5 40 (37.38%) MCSE
6 36 (33.64%) Clustering
7 35 (32.71%) Active Directory
8 33 (30.84%) MCITP
9 31 (28.97%) ITIL
10 28 (26.17%) SQL
11 27 (25.23%) MCP
12 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
12 24 (22.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (21.50%) HP
13 23 (21.50%) DNS
13 23 (21.50%) VMware
14 21 (19.63%) Citrix
15 20 (18.69%) MCSA
15 20 (18.69%) Windows 7
16 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
18 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
18 17 (15.89%) HTML
19 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
19 16 (14.95%) ISTQB
20 14 (13.08%) Degree
20 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
20 14 (13.08%) Veritas

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 14 (13.08%) IIS
2 9 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.50%) DNS
2 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.28%) SAN
4 10 (9.35%) DHCP
5 9 (8.41%) SSL
5 9 (8.41%) SNMP
6 8 (7.48%) X.500
6 8 (7.48%) LDAP
7 7 (6.54%) Kerberos
7 7 (6.54%) LAN
8 5 (4.67%) IPv4
8 5 (4.67%) WAN
8 5 (4.67%) VLAN
9 2 (1.87%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.93%) VPN
10 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.93%) Firewall
10 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) WinRunner
1 12 (11.21%) TestDirector
1 12 (11.21%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (3.74%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Advertising
2 1 (0.93%) Banking
2 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (10.28%) Consultant
3 10 (9.35%) Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Test Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Deskside Support
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.74%) DBA
7 4 (3.74%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (3.74%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) SQL DBA
9 2 (1.87%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (1.87%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (1.87%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.89%) HTML
2 12 (11.21%) .NET
3 11 (10.28%) XML
4 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.67%) JSP
6 4 (3.74%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.87%) COM
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) XSL
8 1 (0.93%) XSLT
8 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.64%) Clustering
2 12 (11.21%) PDA
3 9 (8.41%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.54%) Replication
5 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.67%) PKI
7 4 (3.74%) CMDB
7 4 (3.74%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.74%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.87%) iSeries
8 2 (1.87%) AS400
9 1 (0.93%) EPoS
9 1 (0.93%) NHS
9 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 47 (43.93%) Windows
2 24 (22.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (18.69%) Windows 7
4 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
6 12 (11.21%) AIX
7 4 (3.74%) UNIX
7 4 (3.74%) Linux
8 3 (2.80%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.97%) ITIL
2 13 (12.15%) Change Management
2 13 (12.15%) Software Testing
3 12 (11.21%) Test Scripting
3 12 (11.21%) Test Automation
4 11 (10.28%) High Availability
4 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.41%) Validation
5 9 (8.41%) Migration
6 5 (4.67%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.74%) Security Testing
7 4 (3.74%) Analytics
7 4 (3.74%) Content Management
8 3 (2.80%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.80%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.80%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.87%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.87%) ITIL V2
9 2 (1.87%) Coaching
9 2 (1.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.17%) SQL
2 18 (16.82%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.28%) VBScript
4 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.87%) C
6 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 66 (61.68%) SC Cleared
1 66 (61.68%) Security Cleared
2 48 (44.86%) MCTS
3 40 (37.38%) MCSE
4 33 (30.84%) MCITP
5 27 (25.23%) MCP
6 20 (18.69%) MCSA
7 16 (14.95%) ISTQB
8 14 (13.08%) Degree
9 9 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.67%) CCNA
10 5 (4.67%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.74%) MCDST
11 4 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (3.74%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.87%) VCAP
12 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.87%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (32.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.21%) Hyper-V
3 12 (11.21%) VMware ESX
4 8 (7.48%) Firmware
5 6 (5.61%) vSphere
6 2 (1.87%) vCloud
7 1 (0.93%) Nmap
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) XenApp
7 1 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (11.21%) SCCM
2 12 (11.21%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (11.21%) Netcool
3 8 (7.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.87%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Nessus
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (77.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.50%) HP
2 23 (21.50%) VMware
3 21 (19.63%) Citrix
4 14 (13.08%) Veritas
5 12 (11.21%) McAfee
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco
7 2 (1.87%) PlateSpin
7 2 (1.87%) Symantec
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle
7 2 (1.87%) IBM
7 2 (1.87%) Avaya
8 1 (0.93%) Remedy
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