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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 126 16 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 28.19% 18.60% 37.50%
As % of the Vendors category 49.03% 30.19% 55.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 11 39
Median daily rate £325 £343 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
257 53 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 57.49% 61.63% 67.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 31 74
Median daily rate £320 £339 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +4.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £451 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 (66.17%) Windows
2 130 (64.68%) Security Cleared
3 123 (61.19%) Active Directory
4 117 (58.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 110 (54.73%) SC Cleared
6 90 (44.78%) VMware
7 89 (44.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (43.28%) PowerShell
9 79 (39.30%) HP
9 79 (39.30%) SQL
10 77 (38.31%) Windows Server
11 69 (34.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 62 (30.85%) Citrix
13 59 (29.35%) MS Excel
14 57 (28.36%) SQL Server
14 57 (28.36%) MCSE
15 55 (27.36%) MCSA
15 55 (27.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (25.87%) SAN
17 51 (25.37%) Hyper-V
18 50 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (24.88%) OpenStack
19 49 (24.38%) ITIL
20 45 (22.39%) MCTS
21 44 (21.89%) Change Management
22 43 (21.39%) DNS
23 41 (20.40%) Degree
24 40 (19.90%) AIX
24 40 (19.90%) Clustering
25 38 (18.91%) Linux

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 50 (24.88%) OpenStack
2 33 (16.42%) SharePoint
3 32 (15.92%) MS Exchange
4 29 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (8.46%) Skype for Business
8 15 (7.46%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (3.48%) IIS
10 6 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.99%) Apache
11 4 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.99%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.99%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.49%) JBoss
12 3 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (29.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.98%) MS Office
3 7 (3.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.42%) Office 365
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.87%) SAN
2 43 (21.39%) DNS
3 28 (13.93%) DHCP
4 14 (6.97%) Firewall
4 14 (6.97%) Skype
5 12 (5.97%) NetScaler
5 12 (5.97%) SSL
6 11 (5.47%) HTTP
6 11 (5.47%) HTTPS
7 9 (4.48%) SNMP
7 9 (4.48%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.98%) NAS
9 7 (3.48%) iSCSI
9 7 (3.48%) Kerberos
9 7 (3.48%) LDAP
9 7 (3.48%) X.500
10 5 (2.49%) SMTP
11 3 (1.49%) VPN
12 2 (1.00%) WAN
13 1 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (13.93%) HP UFT
1 28 (13.93%) TestDirector
1 28 (13.93%) WinRunner
2 5 (2.49%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.49%) Build Forge
5 2 (1.00%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 5 (2.49%) Billing
2 2 (1.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (12.94%) Analyst
2 20 (9.95%) Test Analyst
3 17 (8.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 17 (8.46%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 15 (7.46%) Storage Engineer
4 15 (7.46%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 14 (6.97%) Consultant
6 10 (4.98%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Storage Consultant
7 9 (4.48%) Active Directory Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Administrator
9 7 (3.48%) Backup Consultant
9 7 (3.48%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Windows Specialist
10 5 (2.49%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (2.49%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.49%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (1.99%) Build Engineer
11 4 (1.99%) Infrastructure Tester
11 4 (1.99%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.47%) Middleware
2 7 (3.48%) CSS
2 7 (3.48%) Regular Expression
3 6 (2.99%) jQuery
3 6 (2.99%) XML
3 6 (2.99%) XSLT
4 5 (2.49%) .NET
5 4 (1.99%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.49%) J2EE
7 1 (0.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.90%) Clustering
2 37 (18.41%) Computer Science
3 25 (12.44%) PDA
4 20 (9.95%) PKI
5 19 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (7.46%) Data Centre
7 11 (5.47%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.47%) Replication
8 7 (3.48%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.49%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.99%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.99%) PMI
11 4 (1.99%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.49%) Celerra
12 3 (1.49%) CESG
12 3 (1.49%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.49%) EMC VNX
12 3 (1.49%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 133 (66.17%) Windows
2 89 (44.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (38.31%) Windows Server
4 69 (34.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (27.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (19.90%) AIX
7 38 (18.91%) Linux
8 37 (18.41%) Windows XP
9 30 (14.93%) Unix
9 30 (14.93%) Windows 7
10 13 (6.47%) Solaris
11 7 (3.48%) HPUX
11 7 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.99%) OS/390
13 3 (1.49%) Android
13 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.49%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.38%) ITIL
2 44 (21.89%) Change Management
3 31 (15.42%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (14.93%) Software Testing
5 28 (13.93%) Change Control
5 28 (13.93%) Test Automation
6 27 (13.43%) Migration
7 25 (12.44%) Test Scripting
8 21 (10.45%) Load Balancing
9 20 (9.95%) Virtual Environments
10 18 (8.96%) Mentoring
11 14 (6.97%) High Availability
12 11 (5.47%) Analytics
12 11 (5.47%) Software Distribution
13 10 (4.98%) Application Packaging
13 10 (4.98%) Release Management
13 10 (4.98%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.48%) Conflict Management
14 9 (4.48%) Risk Management
14 9 (4.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 87 (43.28%) PowerShell
2 79 (39.30%) SQL
3 14 (6.97%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.47%) VBScript
5 10 (4.98%) Java
5 10 (4.98%) Perl
6 7 (3.48%) Bourne shell
6 7 (3.48%) Jython
6 7 (3.48%) Korn
6 7 (3.48%) Python
7 6 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.49%) C#
9 4 (1.99%) C
10 3 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 130 (64.68%) Security Cleared
2 117 (58.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (54.73%) SC Cleared
4 57 (28.36%) MCSE
5 55 (27.36%) MCSA
6 45 (22.39%) MCTS
7 41 (20.40%) Degree
8 36 (17.91%) MCITP
9 27 (13.43%) ISTQB
10 16 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (7.46%) MCP
12 10 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (3.98%) DV Cleared
14 7 (3.48%) CISSP
15 6 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (1.99%) PMI Certification
17 1 (0.50%) OCP
17 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 123 (61.19%) Active Directory
2 51 (25.37%) Hyper-V
3 50 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (13.43%) VMware ESX
5 16 (7.96%) vSphere
6 14 (6.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (3.98%) XenApp
7 8 (3.98%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.00%) Brightmail
9 2 (1.00%) Firmware
10 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.50%) UAG
10 1 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (17.41%) Netcool
2 28 (13.93%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (13.93%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (11.44%) SCCM
4 22 (10.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (6.47%) SCOM
6 11 (5.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (4.98%) BladeLogic
8 9 (4.48%) WSUS
9 7 (3.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 7 (3.48%) Puppet
9 7 (3.48%) SCOrch
9 7 (3.48%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.99%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (2.99%) SCVMM
11 5 (2.49%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (2.49%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (2.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (1.49%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 90 (44.78%) VMware
2 79 (39.30%) HP
3 62 (30.85%) Citrix
4 30 (14.93%) Veritas
5 29 (14.43%) Intel Security
6 22 (10.95%) AppSense
7 20 (9.95%) CA
8 13 (6.47%) IronPort
9 12 (5.97%) IBM
9 12 (5.97%) Red Hat
10 11 (5.47%) Altiris
11 9 (4.48%) Symantec
12 8 (3.98%) 3PAR
12 8 (3.98%) Oracle
13 7 (3.48%) BMC
13 7 (3.48%) Brocade
13 7 (3.48%) Dell
14 5 (2.49%) arcserve
14 5 (2.49%) Lumension
15 4 (1.99%) Nintex
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
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