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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 148 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 34.34% 27.50% 38.71%
As % of the Vendors category 54.61% 45.83% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 18 25
Median daily rate £330 £421 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% +38.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.41 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +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
271 48 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 62.88% 60.00% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 32 45
Median daily rate £321 £347 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.62% +7.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £262 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £451 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 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 27 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 27 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.

1 137 (65.24%) Windows
2 134 (63.81%) Security Cleared
3 125 (59.52%) Active Directory
4 122 (58.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (53.81%) SC Cleared
6 94 (44.76%) VMware
7 90 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 89 (42.38%) PowerShell
9 83 (39.52%) Windows Server
10 78 (37.14%) HP
10 78 (37.14%) SQL
11 67 (31.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 64 (30.48%) Citrix
13 61 (29.05%) SQL Server
14 60 (28.57%) MS Excel
15 57 (27.14%) MCSE
16 55 (26.19%) MCSA
17 54 (25.71%) Hyper-V
17 54 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
18 53 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 52 (24.76%) SAN
20 51 (24.29%) MCTS
21 50 (23.81%) ITIL
22 48 (22.86%) DNS
22 48 (22.86%) OpenStack
23 46 (21.90%) Degree
24 44 (20.95%) Change Management
25 42 (20.00%) Computer Science
26 40 (19.05%) Clustering
27 39 (18.57%) SharePoint

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 48 (22.86%) OpenStack
2 39 (18.57%) SharePoint
3 34 (16.19%) MS Exchange
4 30 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (9.05%) Skype for Business
8 18 (8.57%) Office Communications Server
9 17 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (3.33%) IIS
10 7 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.90%) Apache
12 4 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.90%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (1.90%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.90%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 60 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.33%) MS Office
2 7 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.71%) Office 365
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.95%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.48%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.76%) SAN
2 48 (22.86%) DNS
3 28 (13.33%) DHCP
4 15 (7.14%) Skype
5 14 (6.67%) Firewall
6 12 (5.71%) NetScaler
6 12 (5.71%) SSL
7 10 (4.76%) HTTP
7 10 (4.76%) HTTPS
8 9 (4.29%) Kerberos
8 9 (4.29%) LDAP
8 9 (4.29%) NAS
8 9 (4.29%) SNMP
8 9 (4.29%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.29%) X.500
9 7 (3.33%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.38%) SMTP
10 5 (2.38%) WAN
11 2 (0.95%) VPN
12 1 (0.48%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (29.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.95%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (14.76%) TestDirector
2 30 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 30 (14.29%) WinRunner
3 5 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.43%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 5 (2.38%) Billing
2 3 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (12.38%) Analyst
2 20 (9.52%) Test Analyst
3 18 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (8.57%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 15 (7.14%) Consultant
4 15 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 11 (5.24%) Active Directory Engineer
6 10 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (4.76%) Storage Consultant
7 8 (3.81%) Administrator
8 7 (3.33%) Backup Consultant
8 7 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) SharePoint Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) Windows Specialist
10 5 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (1.90%) Build Engineer
11 4 (1.90%) Infrastructure Tester
11 4 (1.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.19%) Middleware
2 10 (4.76%) .NET
2 10 (4.76%) CSS
3 6 (2.86%) jQuery
3 6 (2.86%) Regular Expression
3 6 (2.86%) XML
3 6 (2.86%) XSLT
4 5 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.90%) HTML
5 4 (1.90%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 40 (19.05%) Clustering
3 26 (12.38%) PDA
4 21 (10.00%) PKI
5 19 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 13 (6.19%) Replication
8 11 (5.24%) Management Information System
9 7 (3.33%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.90%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.90%) PMI
12 3 (1.43%) Celerra
12 3 (1.43%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.43%) EMC VNX
12 3 (1.43%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.43%) Symmetrix
13 2 (0.95%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 137 (65.24%) Windows
2 90 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (39.52%) Windows Server
4 67 (31.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (18.57%) AIX
7 37 (17.62%) Linux
8 36 (17.14%) Windows XP
9 31 (14.76%) Unix
10 30 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 12 (5.71%) Solaris
12 6 (2.86%) HPUX
12 6 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.90%) OS/390
14 2 (0.95%) Android
14 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.81%) ITIL
2 44 (20.95%) Change Management
3 31 (14.76%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (14.29%) Migration
4 30 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 30 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 28 (13.33%) Change Control
6 26 (12.38%) Test Scripting
7 23 (10.95%) Load Balancing
8 18 (8.57%) Mentoring
9 14 (6.67%) High Availability
10 11 (5.24%) Content Management
11 10 (4.76%) Analytics
11 10 (4.76%) Application Packaging
11 10 (4.76%) Software Distribution
11 10 (4.76%) Unit Testing
12 9 (4.29%) Release Management
12 9 (4.29%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.29%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (42.38%) PowerShell
2 78 (37.14%) SQL
3 17 (8.10%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.71%) VBScript
5 9 (4.29%) Java
5 9 (4.29%) Perl
6 7 (3.33%) Jython
6 7 (3.33%) Python
7 6 (2.86%) Bourne shell
7 6 (2.86%) Korn
7 6 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.38%) C#
9 4 (1.90%) C
10 3 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 134 (63.81%) Security Cleared
2 122 (58.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 113 (53.81%) SC Cleared
4 57 (27.14%) MCSE
5 55 (26.19%) MCSA
6 51 (24.29%) MCTS
7 46 (21.90%) Degree
8 36 (17.14%) MCITP
9 26 (12.38%) ISTQB
10 21 (10.00%) MCP
11 16 (7.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (3.81%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (2.86%) CISSP
14 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.48%) OCP
15 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.38%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 125 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 54 (25.71%) Hyper-V
3 53 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (13.81%) VMware ESX
5 16 (7.62%) vSphere
6 13 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (3.81%) XenApp
7 8 (3.81%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.95%) Firmware
10 1 (0.48%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.48%) UAG
10 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (16.19%) Netcool
2 30 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
4 22 (10.48%) SCCM
5 21 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (5.71%) SCOM
7 11 (5.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (4.76%) BladeLogic
9 9 (4.29%) WSUS
10 7 (3.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 7 (3.33%) Puppet
10 7 (3.33%) SCOrch
11 6 (2.86%) SCVMM
11 6 (2.86%) Tivoli
12 5 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.95%) OpenView
Vendors
1 94 (44.76%) VMware
2 78 (37.14%) HP
3 64 (30.48%) Citrix
4 30 (14.29%) Veritas
5 29 (13.81%) Intel Security
6 22 (10.48%) AppSense
7 19 (9.05%) CA
8 12 (5.71%) IronPort
9 11 (5.24%) Altiris
9 11 (5.24%) IBM
9 11 (5.24%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.29%) Symantec
11 8 (3.81%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.33%) BMC
12 7 (3.33%) Brocade
12 7 (3.33%) Dell
12 7 (3.33%) Oracle
13 5 (2.38%) arcserve
13 5 (2.38%) Lumension
14 4 (1.90%) Nintex