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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 38.89% 35.80% 43.10%
As % of the Vendors category 57.14% 52.73% 58.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 21
Average daily rate
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£348 £328 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.09% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £264 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £463
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 £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
49 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 68.06% 67.90% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 37
Average daily rate £325 £327 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £260 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 36 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 29 (55.77%) Windows
3 26 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
5 21 (40.38%) HP
5 21 (40.38%) SQL
6 16 (30.77%) ITIL
6 16 (30.77%) Change Management
6 16 (30.77%) VMware
7 15 (28.85%) MCSE
8 14 (26.92%) MCSA
8 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (26.92%) MCTS
8 14 (26.92%) MCITP
9 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 12 (23.08%) MS Office
10 11 (21.15%) MS Project
10 11 (21.15%) VMware ESX
11 10 (19.23%) Clustering
11 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
11 10 (19.23%) Validation
11 10 (19.23%) Degree
11 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (19.23%) XML
11 10 (19.23%) TestDirector
12 9 (17.31%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (17.31%) Veritas

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.69%) MS Project Server
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Office
2 11 (21.15%) MS Project
3 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) DNS
2 5 (9.62%) X.500
2 5 (9.62%) Kerberos
2 5 (9.62%) LDAP
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.85%) NAS
4 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) SNMP
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) TestDirector
2 9 (17.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (17.31%) WinRunner
3 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.85%) InstallShield
4 2 (3.85%) AdminStudio
4 2 (3.85%) MSI
5 1 (1.92%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.92%) Finance
1 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (11.54%) Test Engineer
1 6 (11.54%) Coordinator
2 5 (9.62%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (5.77%) Developer
3 3 (5.77%) Build Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Analyst
4 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Applications Developer
4 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
4 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 2 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Design Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Architect
5 1 (1.92%) Technical Tester
5 1 (1.92%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) XML
2 9 (17.31%) HTML
3 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.69%) CSS
5 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Clustering
2 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.31%) PDA
3 8 (15.38%) Replication
4 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (9.62%) PKI
6 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (3.85%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
3 9 (17.31%) AIX
3 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
1 16 (30.77%) Change Management
2 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
2 10 (19.23%) Validation
3 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
3 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
4 7 (13.46%) Project Management
5 5 (9.62%) High Availability
5 5 (9.62%) Content Management
6 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 4 (7.69%) OOP
6 4 (7.69%) OO
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.85%) Network Design
8 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 7 (13.46%) C#
3 7 (13.46%) VBScript
4 6 (11.54%) VB
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) REXX
6 3 (5.77%) Tcl
7 2 (3.85%) C
7 2 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 36 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (28.85%) MCSE
4 14 (26.92%) MCSA
4 14 (26.92%) MCTS
4 14 (26.92%) MCITP
5 10 (19.23%) Degree
6 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 7 (13.46%) MCP
8 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
9 2 (3.85%) PMP
9 2 (3.85%) MCSD
10 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.15%) VMware ESX
3 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (17.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (17.31%) Netcool
2 9 (17.31%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (9.62%) SCCM
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (3.85%) WMI
6 2 (3.85%) WSUS
6 2 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) HP
2 16 (30.77%) VMware
3 9 (17.31%) Veritas
3 9 (17.31%) Citrix
3 9 (17.31%) McAfee
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco
4 3 (5.77%) Altiris
5 2 (3.85%) ProCurve
5 2 (3.85%) Symantec
5 2 (3.85%) CA
6 1 (1.92%) Borland