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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 41.73% 42.31% 26.09%
As % of the Vendors category 55.77% 44.00% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 10 4
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£330 £369 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £305 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £413 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
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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
104 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 74.82% 96.15% 82.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 20 12
Average daily rate £340 £355 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £415 £436
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 £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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 15 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 85 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 81 (77.14%) SC Cleared
3 59 (56.19%) Windows
4 39 (37.14%) MS Excel
4 39 (37.14%) HP
5 38 (36.19%) Active Directory
6 33 (31.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 30 (28.57%) VBScript
8 29 (27.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (22.86%) MS Office
9 24 (22.86%) PowerShell
9 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (21.90%) MS Project
11 22 (20.95%) SQL
12 21 (20.00%) ITIL
12 21 (20.00%) VMware
13 20 (19.05%) MCTS
13 20 (19.05%) MCP
13 20 (19.05%) DNS
14 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
15 18 (17.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 17 (16.19%) DHCP
16 17 (16.19%) Project Management
16 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
17 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (14.29%) Replication
18 14 (13.33%) Workflow
18 14 (13.33%) SCCM
18 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 19 (18.10%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.76%) MS Project Server
3 5 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (22.86%) MS Office
3 23 (21.90%) MS Project
4 8 (7.62%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.76%) InfoPath
6 4 (3.81%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.05%) DNS
2 17 (16.19%) DHCP
3 9 (8.57%) SSL
3 9 (8.57%) SNMP
3 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.62%) X.500
5 7 (6.67%) SAN
6 3 (2.86%) VLAN
6 3 (2.86%) IPv4
6 3 (2.86%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.86%) LDAP
6 3 (2.86%) LAN
6 3 (2.86%) WAN
7 2 (1.90%) RIP
7 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.90%) NAS
7 2 (1.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) MS Access
3 3 (2.86%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.76%) MSI
3 4 (3.81%) WinRunner
3 4 (3.81%) TestDirector
3 4 (3.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.90%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.90%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.95%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.95%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 13 (12.38%) Applications Packager
1 13 (12.38%) Build Engineer
2 11 (10.48%) Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Wintel Engineer
3 8 (7.62%) Release Manager
3 8 (7.62%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (5.71%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (5.71%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (4.76%) Programme Analyst
5 5 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
5 5 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 5 (4.76%) Developer
5 5 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (3.81%) Software Packager
6 4 (3.81%) Technical Manager
6 4 (3.81%) Architect
6 4 (3.81%) Tools Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 3 (2.86%) Consultant
7 3 (2.86%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.38%) Software Packaging
2 12 (11.43%) XML
3 10 (9.52%) Application Packaging
4 7 (6.67%) HTML
5 5 (4.76%) .NET
5 5 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Replication
2 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.43%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (8.57%) Firmware
5 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
6 7 (6.67%) CMDB
6 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.71%) Clustering
8 5 (4.76%) PKI
9 4 (3.81%) PDA
10 2 (1.90%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.90%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 59 (56.19%) Windows
2 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.62%) UNIX
4 5 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.81%) AIX
5 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.00%) ITIL
2 17 (16.19%) Project Management
2 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
3 14 (13.33%) Workflow
4 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 9 (8.57%) Change Management
6 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.67%) High Availability
8 6 (5.71%) Release Management
8 6 (5.71%) Validation
8 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.76%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.76%) Project Planning
9 5 (4.76%) Build Automation
10 4 (3.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.81%) Test Scripting
10 4 (3.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.57%) VBScript
2 24 (22.86%) PowerShell
3 22 (20.95%) SQL
4 8 (7.62%) Perl
5 5 (4.76%) C#
5 5 (4.76%) VBA
6 4 (3.81%) VB
7 2 (1.90%) REXX
7 2 (1.90%) Tcl
8 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 81 (77.14%) SC Cleared
3 29 (27.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (19.05%) MCP
4 20 (19.05%) MCTS
5 10 (9.52%) Degree
6 8 (7.62%) MCSA
6 8 (7.62%) MCITP
7 4 (3.81%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.81%) MCSE
8 2 (1.90%) PMP
8 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 38 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.86%) vSphere
7 2 (1.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (31.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (17.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (13.33%) SCCM
4 8 (7.62%) SCOM
4 8 (7.62%) Tivoli
5 6 (5.71%) Netcool
6 5 (4.76%) MIIS
7 4 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (37.14%) HP
2 21 (20.00%) VMware
3 12 (11.43%) Altiris
4 9 (8.57%) ArcSight
4 9 (8.57%) IBM
5 8 (7.62%) BMC
6 6 (5.71%) Citrix
7 5 (4.76%) Veritas
8 4 (3.81%) McAfee
9 3 (2.86%) AppSense
9 3 (2.86%) CA
10 2 (1.90%) NetApp
10 2 (1.90%) Symantec
10 2 (1.90%) Dell
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