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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 19.05% 35.56% 50.88%
As % of the Vendors category 31.37% 53.93% 64.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 39 27
Average daily rate
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£343 £324 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% -23.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £237 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £350 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
51 89 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 60.71% 65.93% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 77 40
Average daily rate £333 £324 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -23.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £258 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £371 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 June 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 29 (60.42%) Security Cleared
2 28 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 28 (58.33%) Windows
3 24 (50.00%) HP
4 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
5 21 (43.75%) SQL
6 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (33.33%) ITIL
8 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
8 14 (29.17%) VMware
8 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (27.08%) SharePoint
9 13 (27.08%) DNS
10 12 (25.00%) Degree
10 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
11 11 (22.92%) Change Management
12 10 (20.83%) MCTS
12 10 (20.83%) Citrix
12 10 (20.83%) XML
12 10 (20.83%) MCSE
12 10 (20.83%) MS Project
12 10 (20.83%) HTML
12 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
13 9 (18.75%) C#
13 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
13 9 (18.75%) MCSA
13 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
13 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (18.75%) MCITP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 13 (27.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.50%) MS Project Server
3 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.17%) Lync
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Project
2 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 8 (16.67%) MS Office
4 3 (6.25%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) DHCP
2 6 (12.50%) SAN
3 5 (10.42%) X.500
3 5 (10.42%) Kerberos
3 5 (10.42%) LDAP
4 3 (6.25%) IPv4
4 3 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) Firewall
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.17%) NAS
5 2 (4.17%) SSL
5 2 (4.17%) SNMP
5 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.50%) TestDirector
3 5 (10.42%) HP UFT
3 5 (10.42%) WinRunner
4 2 (4.17%) MSI
4 2 (4.17%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.17%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.08%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Coordinator
3 4 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Build Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Test Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Tester
6 1 (2.08%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) HTML
1 10 (20.83%) XML
2 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 8 (16.67%) .NET
3 6 (12.50%) CSS
4 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.58%) Replication
3 5 (10.42%) Clustering
3 5 (10.42%) PKI
3 5 (10.42%) PDA
4 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.17%) Device Driver
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.17%) PMI
7 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.42%) AIX
4 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.33%) UNIX
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Change Management
3 9 (18.75%) Validation
4 6 (12.50%) Content Management
4 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Project Management
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) OOP
5 5 (10.42%) OO
5 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
5 5 (10.42%) Change Control
6 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 4 (8.33%) High Availability
6 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) C#
3 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 7 (14.58%) VB
5 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) VBScript
7 3 (6.25%) VBA
7 3 (6.25%) REXX
7 3 (6.25%) Tcl
8 2 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Security Cleared
2 28 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (25.00%) Degree
5 10 (20.83%) MCTS
5 10 (20.83%) MCSE
6 9 (18.75%) MCSA
6 9 (18.75%) MCITP
7 7 (14.58%) MCP
8 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
9 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification
10 2 (4.17%) PMP
10 2 (4.17%) MCSD
System Software
1 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (10.42%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (10.42%) Netcool
4 4 (8.33%) SCCM
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.17%) WMI
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) HP
2 14 (29.17%) VMware
3 10 (20.83%) Citrix
4 5 (10.42%) Veritas
4 5 (10.42%) McAfee
5 3 (6.25%) AppSense
6 2 (4.17%) Altiris
6 2 (4.17%) ProCurve
6 2 (4.17%) F5
6 2 (4.17%) CA
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (2.08%) Cadence
7 1 (2.08%) Borland