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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 55 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 17.65% 39.29% 30.00%
As % of the Vendors category 24.59% 53.92% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 50 6
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£323 £327 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.24% -11.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £352 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
61 102 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 71.76% 72.86% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 96 14
Average daily rate £330 £336 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £257 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 24 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
3 22 (57.89%) Windows
4 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (47.37%) HP
5 18 (47.37%) SQL
6 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
7 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
8 13 (34.21%) DNS
9 12 (31.58%) .NET
9 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
10 11 (28.95%) MCTS
11 10 (26.32%) Degree
11 10 (26.32%) VMware
11 10 (26.32%) Content Management
11 10 (26.32%) MCP
11 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
12 9 (23.68%) MCSE
12 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
12 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
12 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (21.05%) ITIL
13 8 (21.05%) VB
13 8 (21.05%) C#
13 8 (21.05%) Citrix
14 7 (18.42%) SAN
14 7 (18.42%) X.500
14 7 (18.42%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) MS Project Server
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Lync
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.79%) MS Project
3 2 (5.26%) MS Office
4 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) LDAP
2 7 (18.42%) SAN
2 7 (18.42%) X.500
3 6 (15.79%) Kerberos
4 4 (10.53%) DHCP
5 3 (7.89%) NetScaler
5 3 (7.89%) IPv4
6 2 (5.26%) WAN
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.26%) NAS
7 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.26%) MSI
3 2 (5.26%) InstallShield
3 2 (5.26%) AdminStudio
3 2 (5.26%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.63%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (10.53%) Design Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Developer
3 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (2.63%) SQL DBA
4 1 (2.63%) Project Analyst
4 1 (2.63%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Senior DBA
4 1 (2.63%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 1 (2.63%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (2.63%) DBA
4 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
1 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
2 7 (18.42%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) CSS
2 7 (18.42%) XML
3 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
4 2 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.42%) PKI
2 7 (18.42%) Replication
3 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
4 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
5 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.26%) PDA
5 2 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) UNIX
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) AIX
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Content Management
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Change Management
3 6 (15.79%) OOP
3 6 (15.79%) OO
3 6 (15.79%) Validation
4 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Change Control
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.53%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.89%) Six Sigma
6 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) C#
2 8 (21.05%) VB
3 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.89%) REXX
5 3 (7.89%) Tcl
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) SC Cleared
3 19 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (28.95%) MCTS
5 10 (26.32%) MCP
5 10 (26.32%) Degree
6 9 (23.68%) MCSE
7 2 (5.26%) MCSA
7 2 (5.26%) MCSD
7 2 (5.26%) MCITP
7 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) Netcool
2 2 (5.26%) WMI
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) HP
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) AppSense
5 2 (5.26%) ProCurve
5 2 (5.26%) F5
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) CA
5 2 (5.26%) Veritas
5 2 (5.26%) Symantec
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (2.63%) Cadence
6 1 (2.63%) Borland