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 29 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
Scotland / Renfrewshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -16 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 2.63% 28.86% 17.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 32.58% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 34 13
Median daily rate £340 £328 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% -5.74%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £311
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.44%  
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 Renfrewshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 132 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 73.68% 88.59% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 96 46
Median daily rate £325 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £271 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £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 £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 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 29 March 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
Renfrew - 2 £340 -
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) MCTS
3 8 (57.14%) MCITP
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) Clustering
4 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (42.86%) StarTeam
5 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
5 6 (42.86%) Veritas
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) Netcool
5 6 (42.86%) MCSA
5 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) AIX
5 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
6 5 (35.71%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) Change Management

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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
1 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
1 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) X.500
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Skype
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) IT Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Hardware Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) AIX
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Service Design
4 3 (21.43%) Software Distribution
4 3 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) MCTS
2 8 (57.14%) MCITP
2 8 (57.14%) MCSE
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (42.86%) MCSA
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (21.43%) MCP
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (42.86%) Netcool
2 5 (35.71%) SCCM
3 3 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (14.29%) SCOM
4 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
3 6 (42.86%) Veritas
4 1 (7.14%) HP