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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 39.44% 34.62% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 54.90% 36.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 8 1
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£329 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +6.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
102 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 71.83% 96.15% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 19 9
Average daily rate £340 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -7.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 81 (88.04%) Security Cleared
2 76 (82.61%) SC Cleared
3 53 (57.61%) Windows
4 38 (41.30%) MS Excel
5 35 (38.04%) HP
6 32 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 29 (31.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 27 (29.35%) VBScript
9 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (21.74%) MS Office
12 19 (20.65%) VMware
13 18 (19.57%) SQL
13 18 (19.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 18 (19.57%) PowerShell
14 17 (18.48%) MS Project
15 16 (17.39%) ITIL
15 16 (17.39%) DNS
15 16 (17.39%) MCTS
16 15 (16.30%) Project Management
17 14 (15.22%) Workflow
17 14 (15.22%) Change Management
17 14 (15.22%) MCP
18 13 (14.13%) DHCP
18 13 (14.13%) Software Packaging
19 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (13.04%) Replication
19 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
20 10 (10.87%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.26%) MS Project Server
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (41.30%) MS Excel
2 20 (21.74%) MS Office
3 17 (18.48%) MS Project
4 8 (8.70%) MS Visio
5 6 (6.52%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (3.26%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) DNS
2 13 (14.13%) DHCP
3 8 (8.70%) X.500
4 6 (6.52%) SSL
4 6 (6.52%) SNMP
4 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.43%) SAN
6 3 (3.26%) LDAP
6 3 (3.26%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.17%) VLAN
7 2 (2.17%) RIP
7 2 (2.17%) IPv4
7 2 (2.17%) LAN
7 2 (2.17%) WAN
8 1 (1.09%) Firewall
8 1 (1.09%) NAS
8 1 (1.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) MS Access
3 3 (3.26%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) WinRunner
1 6 (6.52%) TestDirector
1 6 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.35%) MSI
3 1 (1.09%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.09%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.09%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.09%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Applications Packager
2 12 (13.04%) Analyst
3 11 (11.96%) Build Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Release Manager
5 8 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Configuration Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Technical Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Programme Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Software Packager
8 4 (4.35%) Architect
8 4 (4.35%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Design Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) Software Packaging
2 10 (10.87%) XML
3 9 (9.78%) Application Packaging
4 5 (5.43%) HTML
5 2 (2.17%) .NET
6 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Replication
2 10 (10.87%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.61%) Clustering
4 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.52%) PDA
4 6 (6.52%) Firmware
5 5 (5.43%) PKI
5 5 (5.43%) CMDB
6 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.09%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 53 (57.61%) Windows
2 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.61%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.52%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.52%) UNIX
4 6 (6.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) ITIL
2 15 (16.30%) Project Management
3 14 (15.22%) Workflow
3 14 (15.22%) Change Management
4 10 (10.87%) Software Engineering
4 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 7 (7.61%) ITIL V3
6 7 (7.61%) Build Automation
7 6 (6.52%) Test Scripting
7 6 (6.52%) Release Management
7 6 (6.52%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.52%) Software Testing
7 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.43%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.43%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.43%) Validation
8 5 (5.43%) High Availability
9 2 (2.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) VBScript
2 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 18 (19.57%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.52%) Perl
4 4 (4.35%) C#
4 4 (4.35%) VB
5 3 (3.26%) VBA
6 1 (1.09%) C
6 1 (1.09%) REXX
6 1 (1.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 81 (88.04%) Security Cleared
2 76 (82.61%) SC Cleared
3 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (17.39%) MCTS
5 14 (15.22%) MCP
6 9 (9.78%) MCITP
6 9 (9.78%) MCSA
7 6 (6.52%) Degree
7 6 (6.52%) MCSE
7 6 (6.52%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.17%) PMP
8 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.09%) MCSD
9 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
System Software
1 32 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.61%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.17%) vSphere
7 1 (1.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (31.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (19.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (10.87%) SCCM
4 8 (8.70%) Netcool
5 6 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (6.52%) SCOM
5 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (6.52%) Tivoli
6 5 (5.43%) MIIS
7 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (38.04%) HP
2 19 (20.65%) VMware
3 10 (10.87%) Altiris
4 8 (8.70%) Citrix
5 7 (7.61%) Veritas
5 7 (7.61%) IBM
5 7 (7.61%) ArcSight
6 6 (6.52%) BMC
6 6 (6.52%) McAfee
7 3 (3.26%) AppSense
8 2 (2.17%) CA
9 1 (1.09%) NetApp
9 1 (1.09%) Symantec
9 1 (1.09%) Dell