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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 21.62% 43.40% 24.14%
As % of the Vendors category 29.27% 47.92% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 6
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£349 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £145 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
82 48 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 73.87% 90.57% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 15
Average daily rate £358 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £460 £500
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 £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 58 (74.36%) SC Cleared
1 58 (74.36%) Security Cleared
2 43 (55.13%) Windows
3 35 (44.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (37.18%) SQL
5 28 (35.90%) HP
6 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 24 (30.77%) MS Project
8 23 (29.49%) SharePoint
8 23 (29.49%) VMware
9 22 (28.21%) MCTS
9 22 (28.21%) MS Office
10 21 (26.92%) ITIL
11 20 (25.64%) DNS
11 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (24.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
13 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (21.79%) DHCP
13 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
13 17 (21.79%) MCP
14 16 (20.51%) Replication
15 15 (19.23%) VBScript
16 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
16 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
17 13 (16.67%) Clustering
18 12 (15.38%) MCITP
18 12 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
18 12 (15.38%) MCSA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 23 (29.49%) SharePoint
2 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
3 12 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (11.54%) MS Project Server
4 9 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.13%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (30.77%) MS Project
2 22 (28.21%) MS Office
3 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
4 9 (11.54%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) DNS
2 17 (21.79%) DHCP
3 8 (10.26%) SSL
3 8 (10.26%) SNMP
3 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.13%) LAN
4 4 (5.13%) WAN
4 4 (5.13%) IPv4
4 4 (5.13%) SAN
4 4 (5.13%) VLAN
5 3 (3.85%) X.500
5 3 (3.85%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.85%) LDAP
6 1 (1.28%) Firewall
6 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.97%) WinRunner
2 7 (8.97%) TestDirector
2 7 (8.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.28%) MSI
3 1 (1.28%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.28%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (14.10%) Wintel Engineer
1 11 (14.10%) Build Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) Developer
3 6 (7.69%) Tools Developer
3 6 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
6 2 (2.56%) Software Developer
6 2 (2.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.56%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) QA Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.28%) Consultant
7 1 (1.28%) Applications Developer
7 1 (1.28%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) XML
1 9 (11.54%) HTML
2 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
2 5 (6.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Replication
2 13 (16.67%) Clustering
3 10 (12.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (10.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (8.97%) PDA
6 4 (5.13%) CMDB
6 4 (5.13%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.85%) EqualLogic
7 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.85%) PKI
8 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (55.13%) Windows
2 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.97%) Windows XP
3 7 (8.97%) AIX
3 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) Project Management
3 11 (14.10%) Validation
3 11 (14.10%) Change Management
4 9 (11.54%) High Availability
5 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
6 7 (8.97%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
6 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.13%) Content Management
8 3 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.85%) Build Automation
8 3 (3.85%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.56%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.28%) Software Distribution
10 1 (1.28%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) SQL
2 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
3 15 (19.23%) VBScript
4 9 (11.54%) VBA
4 9 (11.54%) C#
5 4 (5.13%) Perl
6 3 (3.85%) C
7 1 (1.28%) REXX
7 1 (1.28%) Tcl
7 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (74.36%) SC Cleared
1 58 (74.36%) Security Cleared
2 35 (44.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (28.21%) MCTS
4 17 (21.79%) MCP
5 12 (15.38%) MCITP
5 12 (15.38%) MCSA
6 9 (11.54%) MCSE
7 8 (10.26%) Degree
8 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.26%) Firmware
3 8 (10.26%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.85%) vSphere
5 3 (3.85%) vCloud
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (12.82%) SCCM
2 10 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (8.97%) Netcool
3 7 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (8.97%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (7.69%) SCOM
5 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) HP
2 23 (29.49%) VMware
3 10 (12.82%) Altiris
4 7 (8.97%) McAfee
4 7 (8.97%) Citrix
4 7 (8.97%) Veritas
5 4 (5.13%) IBM
5 4 (5.13%) BMC
5 4 (5.13%) ArcSight
6 3 (3.85%) Dell
6 3 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (1.28%) Symantec
7 1 (1.28%) CA
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
Erskine, Renfrewshire
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