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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 28.75% 37.36% 45.90%
As % of the Vendors category 47.92% 58.62% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 26
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£420 £308 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -17.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £229 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £365 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
48 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 60.00% 63.74% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 44 42
Average daily rate £347 £324 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.41% -21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £260 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £378 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (66.00%) SC Cleared
1 33 (66.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (60.00%) Windows
3 26 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (44.00%) HP
6 20 (40.00%) SQL
7 17 (34.00%) VMware
8 15 (30.00%) Change Management
8 15 (30.00%) MCSE
8 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (28.00%) MCSA
9 14 (28.00%) ITIL
9 14 (28.00%) MCTS
9 14 (28.00%) MCITP
10 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
12 11 (22.00%) Citrix
12 11 (22.00%) VMware ESX
12 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
12 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
13 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (20.00%) Validation
13 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
13 10 (20.00%) Degree
13 10 (20.00%) DNS
13 10 (20.00%) TestDirector
13 10 (20.00%) XML
13 10 (20.00%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.00%) MS Project Server
3 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Lync
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.00%) MS Project
2 8 (16.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (10.00%) LDAP
2 5 (10.00%) X.500
2 5 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.00%) DHCP
3 3 (6.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.00%) SNMP
4 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) SSL
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 2 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) TestDirector
2 9 (18.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (18.00%) WinRunner
3 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.00%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.00%) AdminStudio
4 2 (4.00%) MSI
5 1 (2.00%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 5 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Developer
4 2 (4.00%) Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (4.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Test Architect
5 1 (2.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) XML
1 10 (20.00%) HTML
2 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.00%) CSS
4 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Computer Science
1 9 (18.00%) PDA
1 9 (18.00%) Clustering
2 7 (14.00%) Replication
3 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.00%) PKI
4 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (18.00%) Windows XP
4 9 (18.00%) AIX
4 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) UNIX
6 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Change Management
2 14 (28.00%) ITIL
3 10 (20.00%) Validation
3 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.00%) Content Management
5 5 (10.00%) High Availability
6 4 (8.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.00%) Project Management
6 4 (8.00%) OOP
6 4 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.00%) Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Network Design
7 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.00%) C#
3 7 (14.00%) VBScript
4 6 (12.00%) VB
5 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.00%) Tcl
6 3 (6.00%) REXX
7 2 (4.00%) C
7 2 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (66.00%) SC Cleared
1 33 (66.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (30.00%) MCSE
4 14 (28.00%) MCSA
4 14 (28.00%) MCTS
4 14 (28.00%) MCITP
5 10 (20.00%) Degree
6 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
6 8 (16.00%) MCP
7 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
8 2 (4.00%) PMP
8 2 (4.00%) MCSD
9 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.00%) VMware ESX
2 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
2 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (18.00%) Netcool
2 9 (18.00%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (14.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (10.00%) SCCM
5 2 (4.00%) WMI
5 2 (4.00%) SCOM
5 2 (4.00%) WSUS
5 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) HP
2 17 (34.00%) VMware
3 11 (22.00%) Citrix
4 9 (18.00%) Veritas
4 9 (18.00%) McAfee
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
6 2 (4.00%) Altiris
6 2 (4.00%) CA
6 2 (4.00%) Symantec
6 2 (4.00%) ProCurve
6 2 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) Borland