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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 49.65% 23.73% 36.00%
As % of the Vendors category 69.61% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 7
Average daily rate £345 £348 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £320 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £415 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
102 84 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 71.33% 71.19% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 54 22
Average daily rate £385 £359 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £451 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (69.83%) Security Cleared
2 74 (63.79%) SC Cleared
3 72 (62.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (60.34%) Active Directory
5 69 (59.48%) Windows
6 56 (48.28%) MCTS
7 50 (43.10%) SQL
8 47 (40.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (38.79%) VMware
10 44 (37.93%) Hyper-V
11 42 (36.21%) Change Management
11 42 (36.21%) MCSA
12 40 (34.48%) MCSE
12 40 (34.48%) HP
13 35 (30.17%) Citrix
13 35 (30.17%) Windows Server
14 34 (29.31%) TestDirector
14 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 34 (29.31%) Software Testing
15 33 (28.45%) WinRunner
15 33 (28.45%) HP UFT
15 33 (28.45%) Windows XP
15 33 (28.45%) Test Automation
15 33 (28.45%) Windows 7
15 33 (28.45%) HP Quality Center
16 32 (27.59%) Veritas
16 32 (27.59%) MCITP
17 31 (26.72%) Clustering
17 31 (26.72%) VMware ESX
17 31 (26.72%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (16.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.90%) OpenStack
3 7 (6.03%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.31%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.45%) Live Communications Server
5 4 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.72%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
2 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.72%) MS Project
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 2 (1.72%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.72%) SAN
2 25 (21.55%) DNS
3 11 (9.48%) Kerberos
3 11 (9.48%) LDAP
3 11 (9.48%) NAS
3 11 (9.48%) X.500
4 10 (8.62%) DHCP
5 8 (6.90%) Firewall
5 8 (6.90%) HTTP
5 8 (6.90%) HTTPS
5 8 (6.90%) iSCSI
5 8 (6.90%) SNMP
5 8 (6.90%) SSL
5 8 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.17%) WAN
7 3 (2.59%) LAN
8 1 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (29.31%) TestDirector
2 33 (28.45%) HP UFT
2 33 (28.45%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (0.86%) Finance
1 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Analyst
1 25 (21.55%) Test Analyst
2 17 (14.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 17 (14.66%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 11 (9.48%) Consultant
4 9 (7.76%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) SharePoint Engineer
4 9 (7.76%) Storage Consultant
5 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Backup Consultant
7 5 (4.31%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Backup Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.76%) .NET
1 9 (7.76%) .NET Framework
2 7 (6.03%) Middleware
3 4 (3.45%) CSS
3 4 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.72%) Clustering
2 29 (25.00%) PDA
3 17 (14.66%) Computer Science
4 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (9.48%) PKI
5 11 (9.48%) Replication
6 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (6.90%) Public Cloud
7 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.72%) Celerra
9 2 (1.72%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.72%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.72%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 69 (59.48%) Windows
2 47 (40.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (30.17%) Windows Server
4 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (28.45%) Windows 7
5 33 (28.45%) Windows XP
6 31 (26.72%) AIX
7 19 (16.38%) Unix
8 14 (12.07%) Linux
9 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.21%) Change Management
2 34 (29.31%) Software Testing
3 33 (28.45%) Test Automation
4 28 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 24 (20.69%) ITIL
6 18 (15.52%) Validation
7 14 (12.07%) Change Control
7 14 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.90%) Content Management
8 8 (6.90%) Software Delivery
8 8 (6.90%) Software Distribution
9 7 (6.03%) ITSM
9 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.03%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.31%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.31%) ITIL V3
10 5 (4.31%) Migration
10 5 (4.31%) OO
10 5 (4.31%) Service Management
11 4 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.10%) SQL
2 19 (16.38%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.31%) Jython
4 5 (4.31%) Python
5 1 (0.86%) C#
5 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (69.83%) Security Cleared
2 74 (63.79%) SC Cleared
3 72 (62.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (48.28%) MCTS
5 42 (36.21%) MCSA
6 40 (34.48%) MCSE
7 32 (27.59%) MCITP
8 26 (22.41%) ISTQB
8 26 (22.41%) MCP
9 18 (15.52%) Degree
10 8 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.86%) BICSI Certification
12 1 (0.86%) BICSI RCDD
12 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.86%) MCSD
12 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 70 (60.34%) Active Directory
2 44 (37.93%) Hyper-V
3 31 (26.72%) VMware ESX
4 21 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (6.90%) Firmware
6 7 (6.03%) vSphere
7 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (28.45%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (26.72%) McAfee ePO
2 31 (26.72%) Netcool
3 15 (12.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (12.93%) SCCM
4 7 (6.03%) WSUS
5 5 (4.31%) BladeLogic
5 5 (4.31%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (4.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 5 (4.31%) Puppet
5 5 (4.31%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.59%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.59%) Simpana
Vendors
1 45 (38.79%) VMware
2 40 (34.48%) HP
3 35 (30.17%) Citrix
4 32 (27.59%) Veritas
5 31 (26.72%) Intel Security
6 8 (6.90%) CA
7 7 (6.03%) Symantec
8 5 (4.31%) BMC
8 5 (4.31%) Dell
9 3 (2.59%) CommVault
10 2 (1.72%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.72%) Brocade
10 2 (1.72%) EMC
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