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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 23.40% 55.56% 26.47%
As % of the Vendors category 30.14% 57.69% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 8
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£320 £363 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -11.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £321 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
73 52 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 77.66% 96.30% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 36 21
Average daily rate £359 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing Microsoft 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.

1 67 (77.01%) Security Cleared
2 66 (75.86%) SC Cleared
3 43 (49.43%) Windows
4 36 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (35.63%) HP
6 30 (34.48%) SQL
7 26 (29.89%) MS Excel
8 25 (28.74%) MS Project
8 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
8 25 (28.74%) VMware
8 25 (28.74%) MCTS
9 24 (27.59%) ITIL
10 23 (26.44%) PowerShell
11 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (24.14%) MS Office
11 21 (24.14%) SharePoint
11 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (21.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 18 (20.69%) DNS
13 18 (20.69%) VBScript
14 17 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (18.39%) MCP
15 16 (18.39%) Clustering
16 15 (17.24%) Change Management
16 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
16 15 (17.24%) DHCP
17 14 (16.09%) MCSA
17 14 (16.09%) Project Management
17 14 (16.09%) Replication
17 14 (16.09%) MCITP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (10.34%) MS Project Server
3 9 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.60%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (29.89%) MS Excel
2 25 (28.74%) MS Project
3 21 (24.14%) MS Office
4 9 (10.34%) InfoPath
5 4 (4.60%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) DNS
2 15 (17.24%) DHCP
3 7 (8.05%) SSL
3 7 (8.05%) SNMP
3 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.75%) SAN
5 4 (4.60%) VLAN
5 4 (4.60%) IPv4
5 4 (4.60%) LAN
5 4 (4.60%) WAN
6 3 (3.45%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.45%) X.500
6 3 (3.45%) LDAP
7 2 (2.30%) Firewall
7 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.30%) NAS
8 1 (1.15%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MS Access
2 1 (1.15%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.34%) WinRunner
2 9 (10.34%) TestDirector
2 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.30%) MSI
3 2 (2.30%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.30%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.15%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (1.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (13.79%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (10.34%) Build Engineer
2 9 (10.34%) Developer
3 8 (9.20%) Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Test Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Tools Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (3.45%) Release Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Programme Analyst
6 3 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) QA Engineer
7 2 (2.30%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.30%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) HTML
1 9 (10.34%) XML
2 6 (6.90%) .NET Framework
2 6 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Clustering
2 14 (16.09%) Replication
3 9 (10.34%) PDA
3 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.90%) CMDB
7 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.45%) EqualLogic
8 3 (3.45%) PKI
9 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (49.43%) Windows
2 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (11.49%) Windows XP
4 9 (10.34%) AIX
4 9 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.59%) ITIL
2 15 (17.24%) Change Management
3 14 (16.09%) Project Management
4 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
4 9 (10.34%) Test Scripting
4 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.34%) High Availability
5 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.05%) Validation
6 6 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.75%) Build Automation
8 4 (4.60%) Content Management
9 3 (3.45%) Release Management
9 3 (3.45%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.30%) Software Distribution
10 2 (2.30%) Change Control
10 2 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (1.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.48%) SQL
2 23 (26.44%) PowerShell
3 18 (20.69%) VBScript
4 9 (10.34%) C#
4 9 (10.34%) VBA
5 7 (8.05%) Perl
6 2 (2.30%) VB
6 2 (2.30%) REXX
6 2 (2.30%) Tcl
7 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (77.01%) Security Cleared
2 66 (75.86%) SC Cleared
3 36 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (28.74%) MCTS
5 16 (18.39%) MCP
6 14 (16.09%) MCITP
6 14 (16.09%) MCSA
7 9 (10.34%) MCSE
8 8 (9.20%) ISTQB
9 7 (8.05%) Degree
10 1 (1.15%) PMP
10 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.64%) VMware ESX
4 9 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.05%) Firmware
6 4 (4.60%) vSphere
7 3 (3.45%) vCloud
8 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (21.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (11.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (11.49%) SCCM
3 9 (10.34%) SCOM
3 9 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (10.34%) Netcool
4 7 (8.05%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (35.63%) HP
2 25 (28.74%) VMware
3 10 (11.49%) Veritas
4 9 (10.34%) McAfee
4 9 (10.34%) Citrix
5 8 (9.20%) IBM
5 8 (9.20%) Altiris
5 8 (9.20%) ArcSight
6 7 (8.05%) BMC
7 3 (3.45%) CA
7 3 (3.45%) NetApp
7 3 (3.45%) Dell
8 2 (2.30%) Symantec
9 1 (1.15%) Cisco