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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 45 88
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 74 98 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.79% 3.45% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.70% 17.98% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 29
Median daily rate £319 £300 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £28.75 £17.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.11% +7.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.25%
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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
443 545 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.69% 19.16% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 310 248
Median daily rate £330 £321 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 24
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.80 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 -2 49 £320 +3.22% 1
Glasgow -12 14 £263 +5.00% 2
Aberdeen - 6 £295 -
Edinburgh +16 2 - -
Inverclyde 0 1 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 125 (88.65%) Microsoft
2 83 (58.87%) Active Directory
3 82 (58.16%) Windows
4 76 (53.90%) MCSE
5 58 (41.13%) Security Cleared
5 58 (41.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (35.46%) MCTS
9 48 (34.04%) SC Cleared
9 48 (34.04%) SharePoint
10 47 (33.33%) Office 365
11 46 (32.62%) MCSA
12 44 (31.21%) Windows Server
13 43 (30.50%) Clustering
14 40 (28.37%) HP
15 37 (26.24%) PowerShell
15 37 (26.24%) Degree
16 35 (24.82%) Citrix
16 35 (24.82%) MS Excel
17 34 (24.11%) Computer Science
17 34 (24.11%) Windows 7
18 32 (22.70%) SQL
19 30 (21.28%) MS Exchange
20 28 (19.86%) Windows XP
20 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
20 28 (19.86%) Veritas
20 28 (19.86%) OpenStack
21 27 (19.15%) MCITP
21 27 (19.15%) ITIL

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 48 (34.04%) SharePoint
2 30 (21.28%) MS Exchange
3 28 (19.86%) OpenStack
4 25 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (16.31%) Skype for Business
6 22 (15.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (7.80%) IIS
9 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (5.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (24.82%) MS Excel
2 23 (16.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.71%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.18%) TCP/IP
2 18 (12.77%) DNS
2 18 (12.77%) Skype
3 12 (8.51%) SNMP
3 12 (8.51%) SSL
4 11 (7.80%) Kerberos
4 11 (7.80%) LDAP
4 11 (7.80%) X.500
5 10 (7.09%) Firewall
6 9 (6.38%) HTTP
6 9 (6.38%) HTTPS
7 7 (4.96%) DHCP
7 7 (4.96%) SAN
8 4 (2.84%) Internet
9 3 (2.13%) WAN
10 2 (1.42%) Intranet
10 2 (1.42%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.71%) Cisco Wireless
11 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.13%) Moq
2 3 (2.13%) NUnit
2 3 (2.13%) Selenium
2 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.71%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.71%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (2.13%) Finance
2 2 (1.42%) Banking
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (11.35%) Analyst
1 16 (11.35%) Test Analyst
2 12 (8.51%) Messaging Specialist
3 10 (7.09%) Integration Engineer
3 10 (7.09%) Lync Specialist
4 9 (6.38%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (6.38%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 9 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Office 365 Specialist
6 7 (4.96%) Consultant
6 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.26%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Tester
9 4 (2.84%) Developer
10 3 (2.13%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (2.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) .NET
2 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.84%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.13%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.13%) jQuery
4 3 (2.13%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (30.50%) Clustering
2 34 (24.11%) Computer Science
3 17 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (9.22%) PKI
6 11 (7.80%) Replication
7 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 82 (58.16%) Windows
2 58 (41.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 56 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (31.21%) Windows Server
6 34 (24.11%) Windows 7
7 28 (19.86%) Windows XP
8 22 (15.60%) AIX
9 21 (14.89%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.84%) Android
10 4 (2.84%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.84%) Linux
10 4 (2.84%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.15%) ITIL
2 25 (17.73%) Change Management
2 25 (17.73%) Load Balancing
3 24 (17.02%) Migration
4 23 (16.31%) Software Testing
5 20 (14.18%) Server Virtualisation
6 19 (13.48%) Test Scripting
7 18 (12.77%) Smoke Testing
8 13 (9.22%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (6.38%) Analytics
9 9 (6.38%) Software Distribution
10 8 (5.67%) Application Packaging
10 8 (5.67%) Change Control
10 8 (5.67%) Validation
11 7 (4.96%) Service Design
11 7 (4.96%) Software Delivery
12 6 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (3.55%) Server Building
13 5 (3.55%) Time Management
14 4 (2.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.24%) PowerShell
2 32 (22.70%) SQL
3 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.84%) C#
4 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) C++
5 1 (0.71%) X++
Qualifications
1 76 (53.90%) MCSE
2 58 (41.13%) Security Cleared
3 50 (35.46%) MCTS
4 48 (34.04%) SC Cleared
5 46 (32.62%) MCSA
6 37 (26.24%) Degree
7 27 (19.15%) MCITP
8 23 (16.31%) ISTQB
9 19 (13.48%) MCP
10 10 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (4.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (2.84%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.84%) ACSA
13 4 (2.84%) CCENT
13 4 (2.84%) CCNA
13 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (2.84%) MCAD
13 4 (2.84%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (2.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) QA
1 3 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 83 (58.87%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.60%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.38%) vSphere
5 7 (4.96%) Firmware
6 6 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (2.84%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.71%) XenApp
8 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (17.73%) SCCM
2 22 (15.60%) McAfee ePO
2 22 (15.60%) Netcool
3 20 (14.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (4.26%) NetBackup
6 5 (3.55%) PowerCLI
6 5 (3.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.84%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.84%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.42%) SnapMirror
8 2 (1.42%) WSUS
9 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 125 (88.65%) Microsoft
2 40 (28.37%) HP
3 35 (24.82%) Citrix
4 28 (19.86%) Veritas
5 24 (17.02%) VMware
6 22 (15.60%) Intel Security
7 12 (8.51%) IronPort
8 6 (4.26%) Cisco
9 5 (3.55%) Altiris
9 5 (3.55%) AppSense
9 5 (3.55%) Symantec
10 4 (2.84%) Apple
11 3 (2.13%) Avaya
12 2 (1.42%) Dell
12 2 (1.42%) NetApp
12 2 (1.42%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.42%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.42%) Sophos
12 2 (1.42%) Veeam
12 2 (1.42%) WatchGuard
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