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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Renfrewshire / Erskine
Rank 5 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 55 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 38.46% 40.44% 21.90%
As % of the Vendors category 47.62% 63.95% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 47 18
Median daily rate £340 £325 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
21 86 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 80.77% 63.24% 78.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 73 55
Median daily rate £323 £335 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.73% -6.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £280 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, 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 95 (74.80%) Active Directory
2 78 (61.42%) Windows
2 78 (61.42%) Security Cleared
3 77 (60.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (55.12%) SC Cleared
5 48 (37.80%) PowerShell
5 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (36.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (36.22%) MS Excel
7 42 (33.07%) Windows Server
8 39 (30.71%) MCSE
9 36 (28.35%) HP
10 35 (27.56%) SharePoint
10 35 (27.56%) DNS
10 35 (27.56%) Office 365
11 34 (26.77%) ITIL
11 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (26.77%) Degree
12 30 (23.62%) Computer Science
13 29 (22.83%) OpenStack
14 28 (22.05%) SQL
15 27 (21.26%) MCTS
16 24 (18.90%) Migration
17 23 (18.11%) SQL Server
18 21 (16.54%) Clustering
18 21 (16.54%) Windows 7
19 20 (15.75%) Windows XP
20 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
20 19 (14.96%) DHCP
20 19 (14.96%) Skype for Business

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 35 (27.56%) SharePoint
2 29 (22.83%) OpenStack
3 19 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
3 19 (14.96%) Skype for Business
4 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.30%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (2.36%) IIS
Applications
1 46 (36.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (27.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.56%) DNS
2 19 (14.96%) DHCP
3 16 (12.60%) Skype
4 15 (11.81%) Kerberos
4 15 (11.81%) LDAP
4 15 (11.81%) X.500
5 14 (11.02%) HTTP
5 14 (11.02%) HTTPS
5 14 (11.02%) SAN
6 10 (7.87%) Internet
6 10 (7.87%) Intranet
7 9 (7.09%) LAN
7 9 (7.09%) VSAN
7 9 (7.09%) WAN
8 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.51%) SNMP
9 7 (5.51%) SSL
10 6 (4.72%) Firewall
10 6 (4.72%) iSCSI
10 6 (4.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (3.94%) Finance
2 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (11.81%) Active Directory Engineer
2 10 (7.87%) Analyst
2 10 (7.87%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (7.87%) Messaging Specialist
2 10 (7.87%) Test Analyst
3 9 (7.09%) Architect
4 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (6.30%) Lync Specialist
4 8 (6.30%) Office 365 Specialist
4 8 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.51%) Consultant
5 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.51%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 5 (3.94%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.94%) Tester
7 4 (3.15%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (2.36%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) Middleware
2 3 (2.36%) .NET
2 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.62%) Computer Science
2 21 (16.54%) Clustering
3 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
4 18 (14.17%) PKI
5 15 (11.81%) Replication
6 13 (10.24%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (8.66%) Management Information System
8 9 (7.09%) Private Cloud
9 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (61.42%) Windows
2 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (36.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (33.07%) Windows Server
5 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (16.54%) Windows 7
7 20 (15.75%) Windows XP
8 14 (11.02%) Windows 10
9 12 (9.45%) AIX
10 6 (4.72%) Linux
11 4 (3.15%) Android
11 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.36%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) ITIL
2 24 (18.90%) Migration
3 19 (14.96%) Virtual Environments
4 18 (14.17%) Load Balancing
5 14 (11.02%) Software Distribution
6 13 (10.24%) Change Management
6 13 (10.24%) Server Virtualisation
6 13 (10.24%) Software Testing
7 10 (7.87%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.09%) Matrix Organization
8 9 (7.09%) Network Design
8 9 (7.09%) Smoke Testing
8 9 (7.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 8 (6.30%) Analytics
9 8 (6.30%) Change Control
9 8 (6.30%) Office Automation
10 7 (5.51%) Application Packaging
10 7 (5.51%) Server Building
10 7 (5.51%) Service Design
10 7 (5.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.80%) PowerShell
2 28 (22.05%) SQL
3 6 (4.72%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.72%) Jython
3 6 (4.72%) Python
4 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.57%) C
6 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (61.42%) Security Cleared
2 77 (60.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (55.12%) SC Cleared
4 39 (30.71%) MCSE
5 34 (26.77%) Degree
6 27 (21.26%) MCTS
7 18 (14.17%) MCSA
8 14 (11.02%) MCP
9 13 (10.24%) MCITP
10 12 (9.45%) ISTQB
11 9 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (7.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (5.51%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (2.36%) CISSP
14 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 95 (74.80%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.81%) Hyper-V
3 14 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (7.09%) vSphere
6 6 (4.72%) Firmware
7 2 (1.57%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 16 (12.60%) SCCM
2 14 (11.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (9.45%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (9.45%) Netcool
4 9 (7.09%) PowerCLI
4 9 (7.09%) vRealize
5 7 (5.51%) SCOrch
6 6 (4.72%) BladeLogic
6 6 (4.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (4.72%) Puppet
7 4 (3.15%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.79%) SCSM
8 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (28.35%) HP
2 17 (13.39%) Citrix
3 16 (12.60%) VMware
4 12 (9.45%) Intel Security
4 12 (9.45%) Veritas
5 9 (7.09%) IronPort
6 6 (4.72%) BMC
6 6 (4.72%) CA
6 6 (4.72%) Dell
7 5 (3.94%) AppSense
8 1 (0.79%) Altiris
8 1 (0.79%) Apple
8 1 (0.79%) F5
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle
8 1 (0.79%) Samsung
8 1 (0.79%) Thales