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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 57 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 16.46% 40.14% 52.38%
As % of the Vendors category 26.00% 58.16% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 48 10
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£383 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £241 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £350 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
50 98 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 63.29% 69.01% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 87 17
Average daily rate £361 £335 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.61% -18.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £379 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 26 (61.90%) SC Cleared
3 22 (52.38%) Windows
4 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 20 (47.62%) HP
5 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (45.24%) SQL
6 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
7 13 (30.95%) DNS
8 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 12 (28.57%) VMware
9 11 (26.19%) MCSE
9 11 (26.19%) ITIL
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
10 10 (23.81%) Citrix
10 10 (23.81%) Change Management
10 10 (23.81%) MCTS
11 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
11 9 (21.43%) Degree
11 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
11 9 (21.43%) C#
11 9 (21.43%) .NET
11 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
12 8 (19.05%) MS Project
12 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
13 7 (16.67%) PKI
13 7 (16.67%) Content Management
13 7 (16.67%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) MS Project Server
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 8 (19.05%) MS Project
3 3 (7.14%) InfoPath
4 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) DNS
2 7 (16.67%) LDAP
2 7 (16.67%) SAN
2 7 (16.67%) X.500
3 6 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 4 (9.52%) DHCP
5 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 3 (7.14%) IPv4
6 2 (4.76%) WAN
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.76%) NAS
7 1 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.90%) TestDirector
3 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
3 4 (9.52%) WinRunner
4 2 (4.76%) MSI
4 2 (4.76%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.76%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.38%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (9.52%) Developer
1 4 (9.52%) Design Engineer
1 4 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (7.14%) Applications Developer
2 3 (7.14%) Applications Support
2 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
2 3 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) Test Architect
4 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
1 9 (21.43%) .NET Framework
2 7 (16.67%) XML
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
3 6 (14.29%) CSS
4 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.67%) PKI
2 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.67%) Replication
3 5 (11.90%) Clustering
4 4 (9.52%) PDA
5 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
5 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX
5 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.52%) AIX
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Change Management
3 7 (16.67%) Content Management
4 6 (14.29%) Change Control
5 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.90%) OOP
5 5 (11.90%) OO
6 4 (9.52%) Identity Management
6 4 (9.52%) Validation
6 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
6 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.14%) Six Sigma
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) C#
3 7 (16.67%) VB
4 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.14%) VBA
5 3 (7.14%) REXX
5 3 (7.14%) Tcl
6 2 (4.76%) VBScript
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 26 (61.90%) SC Cleared
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (26.19%) MCSE
5 10 (23.81%) MCTS
6 9 (21.43%) Degree
7 7 (16.67%) MCP
8 5 (11.90%) MCSA
8 5 (11.90%) MCITP
9 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
9 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
10 2 (4.76%) PMP
10 2 (4.76%) MCSD
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.52%) Netcool
3 3 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.76%) WMI
4 2 (4.76%) WSUS
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) HP
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 10 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Veritas
4 4 (9.52%) McAfee
5 3 (7.14%) AppSense
6 2 (4.76%) ProCurve
6 2 (4.76%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) CA
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Cadence
7 1 (2.38%) Borland
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
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