The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lanarkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Lanarkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lanarkshire 50.00% 50.00% 57.14%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 66.67% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Lanarkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lanarkshire 50.00% 75.00% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lanarkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Lanarkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lanarkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Lanarkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Lanarkshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Lanarkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Lanarkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Lanarkshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Lanarkshire

Microsoft
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Lanarkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lanarkshire 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) Legato
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lanarkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lanarkshire 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Legato
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) CommVault