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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 2.10% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 11.76% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 34 22
Median daily rate £258 £314 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.92% -2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £215 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £412 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.56% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £15.14
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +17.27%

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
267 459 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.51% 17.82% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 228 260
Median daily rate £340 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £16.83 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +13 3 - - 5
Glasgow -11 1 £175 -9.09% 4
Renfrewshire -12 1 £340 +6.25%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 100 (88.50%) Microsoft
2 69 (61.06%) Active Directory
3 60 (53.10%) MCSE
4 58 (51.33%) Windows
5 47 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (40.71%) Security Cleared
7 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (36.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (34.51%) SC Cleared
10 38 (33.63%) Degree
11 37 (32.74%) SharePoint
12 35 (30.97%) Clustering
12 35 (30.97%) MCTS
12 35 (30.97%) Office 365
13 33 (29.20%) Windows Server
14 32 (28.32%) Computer Science
14 32 (28.32%) HP
15 29 (25.66%) PowerShell
16 28 (24.78%) MCSA
17 26 (23.01%) MS Exchange
18 25 (22.12%) MS Excel
18 25 (22.12%) Citrix
18 25 (22.12%) OpenStack
19 24 (21.24%) SQL
19 24 (21.24%) SQL Server
20 23 (20.35%) ITIL
21 22 (19.47%) Exchange Server 2010
21 22 (19.47%) Windows 7
22 20 (17.70%) Skype for Business
22 20 (17.70%) Veritas

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 37 (32.74%) SharePoint
2 26 (23.01%) MS Exchange
3 25 (22.12%) OpenStack
4 22 (19.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (17.70%) Skype for Business
6 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (8.85%) IIS
9 8 (7.08%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 25 (22.12%) MS Excel
2 15 (13.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 35 (30.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) Skype
2 18 (15.93%) DNS
3 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.62%) Firewall
5 11 (9.73%) Kerberos
5 11 (9.73%) LDAP
5 11 (9.73%) X.500
6 8 (7.08%) HTTP
6 8 (7.08%) HTTPS
6 8 (7.08%) SNMP
6 8 (7.08%) SSL
7 7 (6.19%) DHCP
8 5 (4.42%) SAN
9 4 (3.54%) WAN
10 2 (1.77%) Internet
10 2 (1.77%) Intranet
10 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.65%) Moq
2 3 (2.65%) NUnit
2 3 (2.65%) Selenium
2 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.88%) Banking
2 1 (0.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (8.85%) Analyst
1 10 (8.85%) Integration Engineer
1 10 (8.85%) Lync Specialist
1 10 (8.85%) Messaging Specialist
1 10 (8.85%) Test Analyst
2 9 (7.96%) Active Directory Engineer
3 8 (7.08%) Office 365 Specialist
4 7 (6.19%) Consultant
5 6 (5.31%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Tester
7 4 (3.54%) DBA
7 4 (3.54%) SQL DBA
7 4 (3.54%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.65%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) .NET
1 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (2.65%) Entity Framework
2 3 (2.65%) jQuery
2 3 (2.65%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 35 (30.97%) Clustering
2 32 (28.32%) Computer Science
3 15 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (12.39%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (11.50%) Replication
6 12 (10.62%) PKI
7 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 58 (51.33%) Windows
2 47 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (36.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (29.20%) Windows Server
6 22 (19.47%) Windows 7
7 19 (16.81%) Windows XP
8 14 (12.39%) AIX
8 14 (12.39%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.54%) Android
9 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.54%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.77%) Linux
11 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.35%) ITIL
2 18 (15.93%) Load Balancing
2 18 (15.93%) Migration
3 16 (14.16%) Change Management
4 15 (13.27%) Server Virtualisation
5 14 (12.39%) Software Testing
6 12 (10.62%) Test Scripting
7 11 (9.73%) Smoke Testing
7 11 (9.73%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (7.08%) Analytics
8 8 (7.08%) Change Control
8 8 (7.08%) Software Distribution
9 7 (6.19%) Application Packaging
9 7 (6.19%) Service Design
9 7 (6.19%) Software Delivery
9 7 (6.19%) Validation
10 6 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.31%) Time Management
11 5 (4.42%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (4.42%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) PowerShell
2 24 (21.24%) SQL
3 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.65%) C#
4 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (53.10%) MCSE
2 46 (40.71%) Security Cleared
3 39 (34.51%) SC Cleared
4 38 (33.63%) Degree
5 35 (30.97%) MCTS
6 28 (24.78%) MCSA
7 19 (16.81%) MCP
8 18 (15.93%) MCITP
9 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
10 9 (7.96%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (6.19%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (3.54%) MCAD
13 3 (2.65%) MCSD
14 2 (1.77%) CISSP
14 2 (1.77%) MCDBA
15 1 (0.88%) CISM
15 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (61.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.27%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (7.08%) vSphere
5 7 (6.19%) Firmware
6 6 (5.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.77%) XenApp
8 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (16.81%) SCCM
2 15 (13.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (12.39%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (12.39%) Netcool
4 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (5.31%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.54%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.77%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.77%) WSUS
8 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.88%) SCOM
8 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (88.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (28.32%) HP
3 25 (22.12%) Citrix
4 20 (17.70%) Veritas
5 14 (12.39%) Intel Security
6 13 (11.50%) VMware
7 8 (7.08%) IronPort
8 4 (3.54%) AppSense
9 3 (2.65%) Avaya
9 3 (2.65%) Cisco
10 2 (1.77%) Dell
10 2 (1.77%) NetApp
10 2 (1.77%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.77%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.77%) Veeam
10 2 (1.77%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.88%) CA
11 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.88%) CommVault
11 1 (0.88%) Red Hat