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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 140 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 39.44% 36.25% 37.33%
As % of the Vendors category 59.07% 56.86% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 25 20
Median daily rate £330 £348 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £451 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
237 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 66.76% 63.75% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 36 34
Median daily rate £330 £343 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £262 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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.

1 133 (66.50%) Security Cleared
2 126 (63.00%) Windows
2 126 (63.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 121 (60.50%) Active Directory
4 112 (56.00%) SC Cleared
5 88 (44.00%) VMware
6 84 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (40.50%) PowerShell
8 77 (38.50%) Windows Server
9 75 (37.50%) HP
10 74 (37.00%) SQL
11 66 (33.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 62 (31.00%) Citrix
13 60 (30.00%) MCSE
13 60 (30.00%) MCTS
14 56 (28.00%) SQL Server
15 55 (27.50%) MCSA
16 54 (27.00%) Hyper-V
17 49 (24.50%) MS Excel
18 48 (24.00%) SAN
18 48 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (23.50%) Degree
20 46 (23.00%) Change Management
21 45 (22.50%) DNS
21 45 (22.50%) OpenStack
22 44 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
22 44 (22.00%) Computer Science
23 43 (21.50%) ITIL
24 40 (20.00%) SharePoint
24 40 (20.00%) Windows XP

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 45 (22.50%) OpenStack
2 40 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 29 (14.50%) MS Exchange
4 25 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (9.00%) Skype for Business
7 17 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (8.50%) Office Communications Server
8 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (3.50%) IIS
9 7 (3.50%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (2.00%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.50%) Apache
12 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 49 (24.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.00%) MS Office
3 6 (3.00%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 48 (24.00%) SAN
2 45 (22.50%) DNS
3 23 (11.50%) DHCP
4 15 (7.50%) Firewall
5 14 (7.00%) Skype
6 13 (6.50%) NAS
7 12 (6.00%) HTTP
7 12 (6.00%) HTTPS
7 12 (6.00%) Kerberos
7 12 (6.00%) LDAP
7 12 (6.00%) X.500
8 9 (4.50%) iSCSI
8 9 (4.50%) NetScaler
9 8 (4.00%) SNMP
9 8 (4.00%) SSL
9 8 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.00%) WAN
11 3 (1.50%) LAN
12 2 (1.00%) SMTP
12 2 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (17.50%) TestDirector
2 34 (17.00%) HP UFT
2 34 (17.00%) WinRunner
3 5 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 1 (0.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (13.50%) Analyst
2 24 (12.00%) Test Analyst
3 21 (10.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 21 (10.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 15 (7.50%) Consultant
5 14 (7.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 14 (7.00%) Storage Engineer
6 13 (6.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Storage Consultant
8 9 (4.50%) SharePoint Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Backup Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Backup Consultant
11 6 (3.00%) Messaging Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 5 (2.50%) Administrator
12 5 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (2.50%) Tester
12 5 (2.50%) Wintel Engineer
13 4 (2.00%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) .NET
2 10 (5.00%) CSS
2 10 (5.00%) Middleware
3 8 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.00%) jQuery
4 6 (3.00%) XML
4 6 (3.00%) XSLT
5 5 (2.50%) Regular Expression
6 4 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.00%) Computer Science
2 39 (19.50%) Clustering
3 30 (15.00%) PDA
4 17 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.50%) PKI
5 16 (8.00%) Replication
6 15 (7.50%) Data Centre
7 10 (5.00%) Management Information System
8 9 (4.50%) Public Cloud
9 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.50%) Celerra
11 3 (1.50%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.50%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.50%) PMI
11 3 (1.50%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.50%) Symmetrix
12 2 (1.00%) CESG
13 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 126 (63.00%) Windows
2 84 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (38.50%) Windows Server
4 66 (33.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 37 (18.50%) AIX
8 35 (17.50%) Windows 7
9 31 (15.50%) Linux
10 29 (14.50%) Unix
11 5 (2.50%) HPUX
11 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.50%) Solaris
12 2 (1.00%) Android
12 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.00%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.00%) Change Management
2 43 (21.50%) ITIL
3 35 (17.50%) Software Testing
4 34 (17.00%) Test Automation
5 30 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 28 (14.00%) Migration
6 28 (14.00%) Performance Tuning
7 26 (13.00%) Change Control
8 22 (11.00%) Load Balancing
9 14 (7.00%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.00%) Content Management
10 12 (6.00%) Software Distribution
11 11 (5.50%) High Availability
11 11 (5.50%) Validation
12 10 (5.00%) Analytics
13 9 (4.50%) Application Packaging
13 9 (4.50%) Service Management
14 8 (4.00%) ITSM
14 8 (4.00%) Risk Management
14 8 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (40.50%) PowerShell
2 74 (37.00%) SQL
3 18 (9.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.50%) VBScript
5 8 (4.00%) Jython
5 8 (4.00%) Python
6 5 (2.50%) Bourne shell
6 5 (2.50%) C#
6 5 (2.50%) Java
6 5 (2.50%) Korn
6 5 (2.50%) Perl
7 4 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 133 (66.50%) Security Cleared
2 126 (63.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 112 (56.00%) SC Cleared
4 60 (30.00%) MCSE
4 60 (30.00%) MCTS
5 55 (27.50%) MCSA
6 47 (23.50%) Degree
7 39 (19.50%) MCITP
8 29 (14.50%) ISTQB
9 26 (13.00%) MCP
10 14 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (4.50%) DV Cleared
12 8 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.50%) PMI Certification
14 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (1.00%) CISSP
15 1 (0.50%) BICSI Certification
15 1 (0.50%) BICSI RCDD
15 1 (0.50%) MCSD
15 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 121 (60.50%) Active Directory
2 54 (27.00%) Hyper-V
3 48 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (16.50%) VMware ESX
5 15 (7.50%) vSphere
6 12 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (4.00%) XenApp
7 8 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.50%) Firmware
8 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.50%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.50%) UAG
10 1 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (18.50%) Netcool
2 34 (17.00%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
4 22 (11.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 20 (10.00%) SCCM
6 9 (4.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (4.00%) BladeLogic
7 8 (4.00%) Puppet
7 8 (4.00%) SCOM
7 8 (4.00%) SCOrch
7 8 (4.00%) WSUS
8 7 (3.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 6 (3.00%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (2.50%) Tivoli
11 4 (2.00%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (1.50%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.50%) SCVMM
12 3 (1.50%) Simpana
13 2 (1.00%) AirWatch
13 2 (1.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 88 (44.00%) VMware
2 75 (37.50%) HP
3 62 (31.00%) Citrix
4 34 (17.00%) Veritas
5 33 (16.50%) Intel Security
6 18 (9.00%) AppSense
7 17 (8.50%) CA
8 12 (6.00%) IronPort
9 9 (4.50%) Altiris
10 8 (4.00%) BMC
10 8 (4.00%) Dell
10 8 (4.00%) Symantec
11 7 (3.50%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.50%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.50%) IBM
13 4 (2.00%) Brocade
13 4 (2.00%) CommVault
13 4 (2.00%) Nintex
14 3 (1.50%) EMC
14 3 (1.50%) Oracle
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