The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 36.11% 26.09% 20.69%
As % of the Vendors category 52.00% 28.57% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 6 4
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£328 £369 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.01% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £463 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire region.

Vendors Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
100 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 69.44% 91.30% 82.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 15 15
Average daily rate £340 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £310 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Paisley - 2 - -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 83 (80.58%) Security Cleared
2 78 (75.73%) SC Cleared
3 55 (53.40%) Windows
4 39 (37.86%) MS Excel
5 36 (34.95%) HP
6 34 (33.01%) Active Directory
7 29 (28.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 27 (26.21%) VBScript
9 25 (24.27%) SQL
9 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (24.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (21.36%) MS Office
11 21 (20.39%) VMware
12 20 (19.42%) MS Project
12 20 (19.42%) ITIL
13 19 (18.45%) PowerShell
14 18 (17.48%) DNS
14 18 (17.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 17 (16.50%) Project Management
15 17 (16.50%) Mentoring
16 16 (15.53%) MCTS
17 15 (14.56%) DHCP
18 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
18 14 (13.59%) MCP
18 14 (13.59%) Change Management
18 14 (13.59%) Workflow
18 14 (13.59%) Replication
18 14 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (12.62%) Software Packaging

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.83%) IIS
4 4 (3.88%) MS Project Server
4 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (37.86%) MS Excel
2 22 (21.36%) MS Office
3 20 (19.42%) MS Project
4 9 (8.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.85%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (3.88%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.48%) DNS
2 15 (14.56%) DHCP
3 8 (7.77%) X.500
4 6 (5.83%) SAN
4 6 (5.83%) SSL
4 6 (5.83%) SNMP
4 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.91%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.91%) LDAP
5 3 (2.91%) LAN
5 3 (2.91%) WAN
6 2 (1.94%) RIP
6 2 (1.94%) IPv4
6 2 (1.94%) VLAN
7 1 (0.97%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.97%) NAS
7 1 (0.97%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) MS Access
3 3 (2.91%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.97%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) WinRunner
1 6 (5.83%) TestDirector
1 6 (5.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.88%) MSI
4 1 (0.97%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.97%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.97%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.97%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Analyst
2 13 (12.62%) Applications Packager
3 12 (11.65%) Build Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Release Manager
5 8 (7.77%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Configuration Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Programme Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.88%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Software Packager
9 4 (3.88%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Coordinator
10 3 (2.91%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) Software Packaging
2 10 (9.71%) XML
3 9 (8.74%) Application Packaging
4 5 (4.85%) HTML
4 5 (4.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.97%) STL
5 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) Replication
2 11 (10.68%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (7.77%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.80%) Clustering
5 6 (5.83%) PDA
5 6 (5.83%) Firmware
5 6 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.85%) CMDB
6 5 (4.85%) PKI
7 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.94%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.97%) NHS
9 1 (0.97%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 55 (53.40%) Windows
2 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.80%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.83%) UNIX
4 6 (5.83%) AIX
4 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.42%) ITIL
2 17 (16.50%) Project Management
2 17 (16.50%) Mentoring
3 14 (13.59%) Change Management
3 14 (13.59%) Workflow
4 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
5 9 (8.74%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.74%) Unit Testing
6 8 (7.77%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.80%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.83%) Build Automation
8 6 (5.83%) Test Scripting
8 6 (5.83%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.83%) Software Testing
8 6 (5.83%) Release Management
9 5 (4.85%) Project Planning
9 5 (4.85%) High Availability
9 5 (4.85%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.21%) VBScript
2 25 (24.27%) SQL
3 19 (18.45%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.83%) Perl
5 5 (4.85%) C#
6 4 (3.88%) VB
6 4 (3.88%) VBA
7 1 (0.97%) REXX
7 1 (0.97%) Tcl
7 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (80.58%) Security Cleared
2 78 (75.73%) SC Cleared
3 25 (24.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (15.53%) MCTS
5 14 (13.59%) MCP
6 10 (9.71%) Degree
7 9 (8.74%) MCSA
7 9 (8.74%) MCITP
8 7 (6.80%) MCSE
9 6 (5.83%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.94%) PMP
10 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.97%) MCSD
11 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
System Software
1 34 (33.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.80%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.83%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.91%) vSphere
7 2 (1.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (28.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (17.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (9.71%) SCCM
4 8 (7.77%) Netcool
5 6 (5.83%) SCOM
5 6 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (5.83%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (5.83%) Tivoli
6 5 (4.85%) MIIS
7 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (34.95%) HP
2 21 (20.39%) VMware
3 11 (10.68%) Altiris
4 9 (8.74%) Citrix
5 7 (6.80%) Veritas
5 7 (6.80%) ArcSight
5 7 (6.80%) IBM
6 6 (5.83%) McAfee
6 6 (5.83%) BMC
7 3 (2.91%) AppSense
8 2 (1.94%) Dell
8 2 (1.94%) CA
8 2 (1.94%) NetApp
9 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.97%) Symantec
9 1 (0.97%) Remedy
9 1 (0.97%) InterSystems