The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Scotland / Renfrewshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 90 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 11.76% 20.18% 14.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 26.09% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 52 13
Median daily rate £250 £328 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.66% -18.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £266 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £430 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -1.53% -4.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Median hourly rate - £39.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 Renfrewshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 24 345 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 70.59% 77.35% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 229 57
Median daily rate £295 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -6.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £435 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 32 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Renfrewshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Renfrewshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

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 Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Erskine -3 3 £254 -22.51%
Paisley - 1 £110 -
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) Clustering
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) StarTeam
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Veritas
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Netcool
3 3 (50.00%) McAfee
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Skype
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) IT Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) IT Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Junior IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCITP
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
2 3 (50.00%) MCTS
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (50.00%) Netcool
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) McAfee
3 3 (50.00%) Veritas
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) HP