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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 26.00% 34.43% 20.59%
As % of the Vendors category 36.11% 42.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 4
Average daily rate
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£347 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £279 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
72 50 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 72.00% 81.97% 61.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 17
Average daily rate £375 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £301 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 48 (67.61%) SC Cleared
1 48 (67.61%) Security Cleared
2 36 (50.70%) Windows
3 34 (47.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (32.39%) ITIL
5 22 (30.99%) SQL
6 21 (29.58%) HP
7 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
7 20 (28.17%) MCTS
8 18 (25.35%) MS Project
9 17 (23.94%) SharePoint
9 17 (23.94%) PowerShell
9 17 (23.94%) VMware
10 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
11 15 (21.13%) MCSA
11 15 (21.13%) VBScript
11 15 (21.13%) Clustering
11 15 (21.13%) Change Management
11 15 (21.13%) MCITP
12 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (19.72%) MS Office
12 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
13 13 (18.31%) MCP
14 12 (16.90%) Project Management
15 11 (15.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (15.49%) MCSE
16 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (14.08%) MS Project Server
16 10 (14.08%) Validation

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (23.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.08%) MS Project Server
3 8 (11.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
5 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (4.23%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Project
2 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
3 14 (19.72%) MS Office
4 8 (11.27%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) DNS
2 8 (11.27%) DHCP
3 6 (8.45%) SSL
3 6 (8.45%) SNMP
3 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.23%) VLAN
4 3 (4.23%) IPv4
4 3 (4.23%) LAN
4 3 (4.23%) WAN
5 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.41%) X.500
6 1 (1.41%) Firewall
6 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.41%) NAS
6 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) WinRunner
1 9 (12.68%) TestDirector
1 9 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) MSI
3 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (2.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (14.08%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) Developer
3 6 (8.45%) Coordinator
3 6 (8.45%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Build Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Tools Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) QA Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) HTML
1 9 (12.68%) XML
2 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Clustering
2 9 (12.68%) PDA
2 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.45%) Replication
3 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (5.63%) CMDB
5 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (50.70%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.68%) AIX
3 9 (12.68%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) ITIL
2 15 (21.13%) Change Management
3 12 (16.90%) Project Management
4 10 (14.08%) Validation
5 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
5 9 (12.68%) High Availability
5 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
5 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.63%) Content Management
8 3 (4.23%) Build Automation
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.82%) Change Control
9 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.82%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.41%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) SQL
2 17 (23.94%) PowerShell
3 15 (21.13%) VBScript
4 8 (11.27%) C#
4 8 (11.27%) VBA
5 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 3 (4.23%) C
7 1 (1.41%) REXX
7 1 (1.41%) Tcl
7 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (67.61%) SC Cleared
1 48 (67.61%) Security Cleared
2 34 (47.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (28.17%) MCTS
4 15 (21.13%) MCITP
4 15 (21.13%) MCSA
5 13 (18.31%) MCP
6 11 (15.49%) MCSE
7 9 (12.68%) Degree
8 8 (11.27%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.82%) PMP
9 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.41%) VCP4
10 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
System Software
1 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.08%) VMware ESX
2 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.45%) Firmware
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (12.68%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (12.68%) Netcool
3 8 (11.27%) SCCM
4 6 (8.45%) SCOM
5 4 (5.63%) Tivoli
5 4 (5.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) HP
2 17 (23.94%) VMware
3 9 (12.68%) Veritas
3 9 (12.68%) McAfee
3 9 (12.68%) Citrix
4 4 (5.63%) BMC
4 4 (5.63%) IBM
4 4 (5.63%) Altiris
4 4 (5.63%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) Dell
5 1 (1.41%) CA
5 1 (1.41%) NetApp