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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 16 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 23.55% 18.60% 38.26%
As % of the Vendors category 44.83% 31.37% 57.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 10 48
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £297 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £451 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
145 51 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 52.54% 59.30% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 32 89
Median daily rate £300 £355 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £452 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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.

1 134 (65.37%) Windows
2 128 (62.44%) Security Cleared
3 119 (58.05%) Active Directory
4 112 (54.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (53.17%) SC Cleared
6 88 (42.93%) PowerShell
7 86 (41.95%) VMware
8 81 (39.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 80 (39.02%) HP
10 77 (37.56%) Windows Server
11 73 (35.61%) SQL
12 67 (32.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 60 (29.27%) Citrix
14 59 (28.78%) MS Excel
15 56 (27.32%) SQL Server
16 54 (26.34%) MCSE
16 54 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
17 48 (23.41%) MCSA
17 48 (23.41%) ITIL
18 46 (22.44%) SAN
18 46 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 46 (22.44%) OpenStack
19 45 (21.95%) Hyper-V
20 42 (20.49%) Degree
21 40 (19.51%) MCTS
21 40 (19.51%) Change Management
21 40 (19.51%) Linux
22 38 (18.54%) DNS
22 38 (18.54%) Computer Science
23 37 (18.05%) Office 365

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 46 (22.44%) OpenStack
2 37 (18.05%) SharePoint
3 35 (17.07%) MS Exchange
4 31 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (9.27%) Skype for Business
8 17 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (7.32%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (3.41%) IIS
11 6 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.93%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.95%) Apache
12 4 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.95%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.46%) Tuxedo
13 3 (1.46%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 59 (28.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.39%) MS Office
2 9 (4.39%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.05%) Office 365
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.44%) SAN
2 38 (18.54%) DNS
3 23 (11.22%) DHCP
4 15 (7.32%) SSL
5 14 (6.83%) Firewall
5 14 (6.83%) Skype
6 12 (5.85%) NetScaler
6 12 (5.85%) SNMP
6 12 (5.85%) TCP/IP
7 11 (5.37%) HTTP
7 11 (5.37%) HTTPS
8 8 (3.90%) NAS
9 7 (3.41%) iSCSI
9 7 (3.41%) Kerberos
9 7 (3.41%) LDAP
9 7 (3.41%) X.500
10 5 (2.44%) SMTP
10 5 (2.44%) VPN
11 2 (0.98%) WAN
12 1 (0.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.93%) MySQL
4 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (11.71%) HP UFT
1 24 (11.71%) TestDirector
2 22 (10.73%) WinRunner
3 5 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.46%) Build Forge
5 3 (1.46%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 5 (2.44%) Billing
2 2 (0.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (12.20%) Analyst
2 19 (9.27%) Test Analyst
3 15 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 15 (7.32%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 15 (7.32%) Storage Engineer
4 14 (6.83%) Consultant
5 10 (4.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 10 (4.88%) Storage Consultant
5 10 (4.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 9 (4.39%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (3.90%) Administrator
7 8 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 8 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (3.41%) Backup Consultant
8 7 (3.41%) Windows Specialist
9 6 (2.93%) Mobility Engineer
9 6 (2.93%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (2.44%) Monitoring Engineer
10 5 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (1.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.34%) Middleware
2 8 (3.90%) Regular Expression
3 7 (3.41%) CSS
4 6 (2.93%) jQuery
4 6 (2.93%) XML
4 6 (2.93%) XSLT
5 5 (2.44%) .NET
6 4 (1.95%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.46%) J2EE
8 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.54%) Computer Science
2 35 (17.07%) Clustering
3 20 (9.76%) PKI
4 19 (9.27%) PDA
5 17 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (7.32%) Data Centre
7 11 (5.37%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.37%) Replication
8 7 (3.41%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.44%) CESG
10 5 (2.44%) Cryptography
10 5 (2.44%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.95%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.95%) PMI
12 3 (1.46%) Celerra
12 3 (1.46%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.46%) EMC VNX
12 3 (1.46%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 134 (65.37%) Windows
2 81 (39.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (37.56%) Windows Server
4 67 (32.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (19.51%) Linux
7 36 (17.56%) AIX
8 34 (16.59%) Windows XP
9 30 (14.63%) Unix
10 26 (12.68%) Windows 7
11 14 (6.83%) Solaris
12 8 (3.90%) HPUX
12 8 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.93%) Android
13 6 (2.93%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.93%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.95%) OS/390
14 4 (1.95%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.41%) ITIL
2 40 (19.51%) Change Management
3 31 (15.12%) Performance Tuning
4 29 (14.15%) Change Control
4 29 (14.15%) Migration
5 26 (12.68%) Software Testing
6 24 (11.71%) Test Automation
7 23 (11.22%) Load Balancing
8 21 (10.24%) Test Scripting
9 20 (9.76%) Smoke Testing
9 20 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
10 18 (8.78%) Mentoring
11 14 (6.83%) High Availability
12 13 (6.34%) Unit Testing
13 11 (5.37%) Analytics
13 11 (5.37%) Release Management
13 11 (5.37%) Software Distribution
14 10 (4.88%) Application Packaging
15 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
16 8 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (42.93%) PowerShell
2 73 (35.61%) SQL
3 14 (6.83%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.83%) VBScript
4 11 (5.37%) Java
4 11 (5.37%) Perl
5 8 (3.90%) Bourne shell
5 8 (3.90%) Korn
6 7 (3.41%) Jython
6 7 (3.41%) Python
7 6 (2.93%) C
7 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.44%) C#
9 3 (1.46%) C++
10 2 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (62.44%) Security Cleared
2 112 (54.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (53.17%) SC Cleared
4 54 (26.34%) MCSE
5 48 (23.41%) MCSA
6 42 (20.49%) Degree
7 40 (19.51%) MCTS
8 31 (15.12%) MCITP
9 24 (11.71%) ISTQB
10 15 (7.32%) MCP
11 11 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (3.90%) DV Cleared
14 7 (3.41%) CISSP
15 6 (2.93%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (1.95%) PMI Certification
17 1 (0.49%) OCP
17 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 119 (58.05%) Active Directory
2 46 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (21.95%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.24%) VMware ESX
5 14 (6.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (5.37%) vSphere
7 9 (4.39%) XenApp
7 9 (4.39%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.95%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.98%) Firmware
11 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.49%) UAG
11 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (15.12%) Netcool
2 26 (12.68%) SCCM
3 25 (12.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 24 (11.71%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (11.22%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (6.83%) SCOM
6 14 (6.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (6.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (4.88%) BladeLogic
9 9 (4.39%) WSUS
10 8 (3.90%) Tivoli
11 7 (3.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 7 (3.41%) HP SiteScope
11 7 (3.41%) Puppet
11 7 (3.41%) SCOrch
12 6 (2.93%) SCVMM
13 5 (2.44%) AirWatch
13 5 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
13 5 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 86 (41.95%) VMware
2 80 (39.02%) HP
3 60 (29.27%) Citrix
4 25 (12.20%) Veritas
5 24 (11.71%) Intel Security
6 22 (10.73%) AppSense
7 21 (10.24%) CA
8 16 (7.80%) IronPort
9 14 (6.83%) Altiris
10 13 (6.34%) IBM
10 13 (6.34%) Oracle
10 13 (6.34%) Red Hat
11 10 (4.88%) Symantec
12 8 (3.90%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.41%) BMC
13 7 (3.41%) Brocade
13 7 (3.41%) Dell
14 6 (2.93%) Apple
15 5 (2.44%) arcserve
15 5 (2.44%) Lumension
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