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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Renfrewshire / Erskine
Rank 6 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 66 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 39.58% 50.00% 24.53%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 67.35% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 47 19
Median daily rate £330 £390 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £284 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £437 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
38 98 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 79.17% 74.24% 67.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 71 46
Median daily rate £323 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £283 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £432 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 90 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 89 (64.49%) Windows
3 84 (60.87%) Security Cleared
4 75 (54.35%) SC Cleared
5 74 (53.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 59 (42.75%) MS Excel
6 59 (42.75%) PowerShell
7 57 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (36.96%) Windows Server
9 44 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (26.81%) MCSE
11 35 (25.36%) DNS
11 35 (25.36%) HP
12 34 (24.64%) ITIL
12 34 (24.64%) Degree
13 33 (23.91%) SharePoint
14 32 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (23.19%) Office 365
15 30 (21.74%) Computer Science
16 28 (20.29%) SQL
16 28 (20.29%) OpenStack
17 27 (19.57%) MCTS
18 22 (15.94%) SQL Server
18 22 (15.94%) Data Centre
19 21 (15.22%) Windows 7
19 21 (15.22%) Migration
19 21 (15.22%) Clustering
20 20 (14.49%) Windows XP
21 19 (13.77%) DHCP
21 19 (13.77%) Virtual Environments

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 33 (23.91%) SharePoint
2 28 (20.29%) OpenStack
3 17 (12.32%) IIS
3 17 (12.32%) Skype for Business
4 16 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
5 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.80%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 59 (42.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.36%) DNS
2 19 (13.77%) DHCP
3 16 (11.59%) Skype
4 15 (10.87%) Kerberos
4 15 (10.87%) LDAP
4 15 (10.87%) X.500
5 14 (10.14%) HTTP
5 14 (10.14%) HTTPS
5 14 (10.14%) SAN
6 12 (8.70%) LAN
6 12 (8.70%) WAN
7 10 (7.25%) Internet
7 10 (7.25%) Intranet
8 9 (6.52%) VSAN
9 8 (5.80%) TCP/IP
10 7 (5.07%) SNMP
10 7 (5.07%) SSL
11 6 (4.35%) Firewall
11 6 (4.35%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (10.14%) Git (software)
1 14 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.70%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (3.62%) Finance
2 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (10.87%) Active Directory Engineer
2 13 (9.42%) Automation Engineer
3 12 (8.70%) Architect
4 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (7.97%) PowerShell Engineer
4 11 (7.97%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (7.25%) Analyst
5 10 (7.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 10 (7.25%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) Test Analyst
6 8 (5.80%) Lync Specialist
6 8 (5.80%) Messaging Specialist
6 8 (5.80%) Office 365 Specialist
7 7 (5.07%) Consultant
7 7 (5.07%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Tester
9 4 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.32%) .NET
2 6 (4.35%) Middleware
3 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 22 (15.94%) Data Centre
3 21 (15.22%) Clustering
4 16 (11.59%) PKI
5 15 (10.87%) Replication
6 13 (9.42%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (9.42%) Management Information System
7 11 (7.97%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (64.49%) Windows
2 57 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (36.96%) Windows Server
4 44 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (15.22%) Windows 7
7 20 (14.49%) Windows XP
8 14 (10.14%) Windows 10
9 12 (8.70%) AIX
10 6 (4.35%) Linux
11 3 (2.17%) Android
11 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.64%) ITIL
2 21 (15.22%) Migration
3 19 (13.77%) Virtual Environments
4 16 (11.59%) Load Balancing
5 14 (10.14%) Software Distribution
6 13 (9.42%) Change Management
6 13 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (9.42%) Server Virtualisation
6 13 (9.42%) Software Testing
7 12 (8.70%) Network Design
7 12 (8.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 11 (7.97%) Matrix Organization
9 10 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.25%) Office Automation
9 10 (7.25%) Open Source
9 10 (7.25%) Test Scripting
10 9 (6.52%) Smoke Testing
11 8 (5.80%) Analytics
11 8 (5.80%) Change Control
12 7 (5.07%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 59 (42.75%) PowerShell
2 28 (20.29%) SQL
3 14 (10.14%) C#
3 14 (10.14%) XAML
4 6 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.35%) Jython
4 6 (4.35%) Python
5 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.45%) C
7 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 75 (54.35%) SC Cleared
3 74 (53.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (26.81%) MCSE
5 34 (24.64%) Degree
6 27 (19.57%) MCTS
7 18 (13.04%) MCSA
8 14 (10.14%) MCP
9 13 (9.42%) MCITP
10 12 (8.70%) ISTQB
11 9 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (5.80%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.72%) CISSP
System Software
1 90 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 13 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (7.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (6.52%) vSphere
6 6 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (11.59%) Puppet
1 16 (11.59%) SCCM
2 14 (10.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (8.70%) Netcool
4 9 (6.52%) PowerCLI
4 9 (6.52%) vRealize
5 7 (5.07%) SCOrch
6 6 (4.35%) BladeLogic
6 6 (4.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 3 (2.17%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.72%) SCSM
8 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (25.36%) HP
2 16 (11.59%) Citrix
3 15 (10.87%) VMware
4 12 (8.70%) Intel Security
4 12 (8.70%) Veritas
5 7 (5.07%) IronPort
6 6 (4.35%) BMC
6 6 (4.35%) CA
6 6 (4.35%) Dell
7 5 (3.62%) AppSense
8 1 (0.72%) Altiris
8 1 (0.72%) F5
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