The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 25 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 West Lothian 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 11 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 7.89% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 30.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 26.32% 12.68% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £375 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +2.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £305 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the West Lothian region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Microsoft Certification
Top 16 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware