The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lanarkshire 78.95% 25.00% 100.00%
As % of the Vendors category 83.33% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 - £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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 Lanarkshire region.

Vendors Category
Lanarkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lanarkshire 94.74% 25.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Lanarkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Symantec
2 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) ACSA
5 1 (6.67%) MCTS
5 1 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) CCENT

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lanarkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
1 6 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (6.67%) ACSA
1 1 (6.67%) MCTS
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) CCENT
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Symantec
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco