The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 106 68 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 54.36% 45.03% 36.29%
As % of the Vendors category 76.81% 65.38% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 57 42
Median daily rate £330 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
Renfrewshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Vendors Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
138 104 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 70.77% 68.87% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 86 84
Median daily rate £330 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Erskine region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 108 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 96 (64.00%) Windows
3 88 (58.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (57.33%) Security Cleared
5 76 (50.67%) SC Cleared
6 56 (37.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (36.67%) PowerShell
8 54 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (35.33%) MS Excel
10 49 (32.67%) Windows Server
11 45 (30.00%) MCSE
12 44 (29.33%) HP
13 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 41 (27.33%) SharePoint
14 41 (27.33%) ITIL
14 41 (27.33%) Office 365
15 37 (24.67%) SQL
16 36 (24.00%) DNS
17 35 (23.33%) Degree
18 33 (22.00%) OpenStack
19 31 (20.67%) Computer Science
19 31 (20.67%) MCTS
20 29 (19.33%) SQL Server
21 26 (17.33%) MCSA
21 26 (17.33%) Windows XP
21 26 (17.33%) Migration
21 26 (17.33%) VMware
21 26 (17.33%) Windows 7
22 25 (16.67%) Clustering
22 25 (16.67%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related 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 41 (27.33%) SharePoint
2 33 (22.00%) OpenStack
3 22 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (14.67%) MS Exchange
4 21 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (14.00%) Skype for Business
5 13 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.33%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.00%) IIS
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 53 (35.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 41 (27.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.00%) DNS
2 20 (13.33%) DHCP
3 16 (10.67%) Skype
4 15 (10.00%) HTTP
4 15 (10.00%) HTTPS
4 15 (10.00%) Kerberos
4 15 (10.00%) LDAP
4 15 (10.00%) X.500
5 14 (9.33%) SAN
6 11 (7.33%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.67%) Internet
7 10 (6.67%) Intranet
7 10 (6.67%) SNMP
7 10 (6.67%) SSL
8 9 (6.00%) LAN
8 9 (6.00%) WAN
9 6 (4.00%) Firewall
9 6 (4.00%) iSCSI
9 6 (4.00%) NAS
10 4 (2.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (10.00%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.67%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 15 (10.00%) Analyst
1 15 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
3 9 (6.00%) Architect
4 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 8 (5.33%) Lync Specialist
4 8 (5.33%) Office 365 Specialist
4 8 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (4.67%) Consultant
5 7 (4.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (4.67%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 7 (4.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (3.33%) Mobility Engineer
6 5 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.00%) Middleware
2 3 (2.00%) .NET
2 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.67%) Computer Science
2 25 (16.67%) Clustering
3 19 (12.67%) Data Centre
3 19 (12.67%) PKI
4 15 (10.00%) Replication
5 14 (9.33%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (7.33%) Management Information System
6 11 (7.33%) Private Cloud
7 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.00%) CESG
10 2 (1.33%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.67%) Economics
11 1 (0.67%) PDA
11 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 96 (64.00%) Windows
2 56 (37.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 54 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (32.67%) Windows Server
5 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (17.33%) Windows 7
6 26 (17.33%) Windows XP
7 17 (11.33%) AIX
7 17 (11.33%) Windows 10
8 8 (5.33%) Android
8 8 (5.33%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.33%) Linux
9 5 (3.33%) Windows Phone
10 3 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.67%) HPUX
11 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.33%) ITIL
2 26 (17.33%) Migration
3 20 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 20 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
4 18 (12.00%) Change Management
4 18 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 16 (10.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 15 (10.00%) Software Distribution
7 14 (9.33%) Test Scripting
8 12 (8.00%) Smoke Testing
9 9 (6.00%) Analytics
9 9 (6.00%) Change Control
9 9 (6.00%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (6.00%) Network Design
9 9 (6.00%) Validation
9 9 (6.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (5.33%) Office Automation
11 7 (4.67%) Application Packaging
11 7 (4.67%) Server Building
11 7 (4.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 37 (24.67%) SQL
3 6 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.00%) Jython
3 6 (4.00%) Python
4 4 (2.67%) C
4 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.33%) VBA
5 2 (1.33%) VBScript
6 1 (0.67%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.67%) Java
6 1 (0.67%) Korn
6 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 88 (58.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (57.33%) Security Cleared
3 76 (50.67%) SC Cleared
4 45 (30.00%) MCSE
5 35 (23.33%) Degree
6 31 (20.67%) MCTS
7 26 (17.33%) MCSA
8 17 (11.33%) ISTQB
8 17 (11.33%) MCITP
9 14 (9.33%) MCP
10 10 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (4.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (2.67%) CISSP
13 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 108 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (6.67%) vSphere
6 6 (4.00%) Firmware
7 4 (2.67%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.67%) XenApp
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (13.33%) SCCM
2 18 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (11.33%) Netcool
4 16 (10.67%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (8.67%) PowerCLI
6 9 (6.00%) vRealize
7 7 (4.67%) AirWatch
7 7 (4.67%) SCOrch
8 6 (4.00%) BladeLogic
8 6 (4.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (4.00%) Puppet
9 4 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.33%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.67%) SCOM
12 1 (0.67%) SCSM
12 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (29.33%) HP
2 26 (17.33%) VMware
3 25 (16.67%) Citrix
4 16 (10.67%) Intel Security
4 16 (10.67%) Veritas
5 12 (8.00%) IronPort
6 7 (4.67%) CA
6 7 (4.67%) Oracle
7 6 (4.00%) BMC
7 6 (4.00%) Dell
8 5 (3.33%) Apple
8 5 (3.33%) AppSense
9 4 (2.67%) Altiris
10 3 (2.00%) Samsung
11 2 (1.33%) Thales
12 1 (0.67%) F5
12 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.67%) Symantec
12 1 (0.67%) ThinPrint
12 1 (0.67%) Xerox