The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Renfrewshire / Erskine
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 7 10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 45 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine - 31.03% 20.25%
As % of the Qualifications category - 34.88% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 35 11
Median daily rate - £330 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £17.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.14% +26.78%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine.

Academic & Professional Certification
Erskine
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 52 129 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 76.47% 88.97% 88.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 97 44
Median daily rate £325 £380 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +9.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £271 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.21 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +58.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Erskine.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Erskine

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Erskine region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) MCTS
3 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) AIX
4 5 (45.45%) MCSE
4 5 (45.45%) MCSA
4 5 (45.45%) Veritas
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) Netcool
4 5 (45.45%) Intel Security
4 5 (45.45%) Clustering
4 5 (45.45%) StarTeam
4 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (45.45%) MCITP
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (45.45%) Office 365
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 4 (36.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (36.36%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Erskine 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
1 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
1 3 (27.27%) Kerberos
1 3 (27.27%) LDAP
1 3 (27.27%) X.500
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (27.27%) PKI
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) AIX
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 4 (36.36%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Service Design
3 3 (27.27%) Software Distribution
3 3 (27.27%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) MCTS
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (45.45%) MCITP
3 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (27.27%) MCP
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (45.45%) Netcool
2 3 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) Intel Security
2 5 (45.45%) Veritas
3 1 (9.09%) HP