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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 93 72 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 56.36% 40.68% 29.29%
As % of the Vendors category 76.23% 62.07% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 60 40
Median daily rate £330 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £400 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -
Microsoft
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
122 116 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 73.94% 65.54% 66.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 80
Median daily rate £330 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine 0 88 £330 +6.45%
Renfrew +1 4 - - 1
Paisley +4 1 - - 1
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 109 (69.43%) Active Directory
2 100 (63.69%) Windows
3 89 (56.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (55.41%) Security Cleared
5 77 (49.04%) SC Cleared
6 59 (37.58%) MS Excel
7 58 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (36.31%) PowerShell
9 56 (35.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (31.21%) Windows Server
11 45 (28.66%) MCSE
12 44 (28.03%) HP
13 43 (27.39%) ITIL
14 42 (26.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (26.11%) SharePoint
15 41 (26.11%) Office 365
16 39 (24.84%) SQL
16 39 (24.84%) DNS
17 38 (24.20%) Degree
18 33 (21.02%) OpenStack
19 32 (20.38%) MCTS
20 31 (19.75%) Computer Science
21 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
22 28 (17.83%) VMware
23 26 (16.56%) Migration
23 26 (16.56%) Windows XP
23 26 (16.56%) MCSA
23 26 (16.56%) Windows 7
24 25 (15.92%) Citrix
24 25 (15.92%) Clustering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 41 (26.11%) SharePoint
2 33 (21.02%) OpenStack
3 22 (14.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (14.01%) MS Exchange
4 21 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (13.38%) Skype for Business
5 13 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.10%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.91%) IIS
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 59 (37.58%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.83%) MS Office
3 3 (1.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.84%) DNS
2 22 (14.01%) DHCP
3 16 (10.19%) Kerberos
3 16 (10.19%) LDAP
3 16 (10.19%) Skype
3 16 (10.19%) X.500
4 15 (9.55%) HTTP
4 15 (9.55%) HTTPS
5 14 (8.92%) SAN
6 11 (7.01%) LAN
6 11 (7.01%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.01%) WAN
7 10 (6.37%) Internet
7 10 (6.37%) Intranet
7 10 (6.37%) SNMP
7 10 (6.37%) SSL
8 6 (3.82%) Firewall
8 6 (3.82%) iSCSI
8 6 (3.82%) NAS
9 4 (2.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (9.55%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.91%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.91%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.64%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (3.18%) Finance
2 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (10.19%) Active Directory Engineer
2 15 (9.55%) Analyst
2 15 (9.55%) Test Analyst
3 11 (7.01%) Architect
4 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (6.37%) Integration Engineer
4 10 (6.37%) Messaging Specialist
4 10 (6.37%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 9 (5.73%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 8 (5.10%) Lync Specialist
6 8 (5.10%) Office 365 Specialist
7 7 (4.46%) Consultant
7 7 (4.46%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (3.18%) Mobility Engineer
8 5 (3.18%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.18%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.18%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) Middleware
2 3 (1.91%) .NET
2 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.64%) CSS
3 1 (0.64%) HTML
3 1 (0.64%) HTML5
3 1 (0.64%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.75%) Computer Science
2 25 (15.92%) Clustering
3 21 (13.38%) Data Centre
4 20 (12.74%) PKI
5 16 (10.19%) Replication
6 15 (9.55%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (8.28%) Private Cloud
8 11 (7.01%) Management Information System
9 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.91%) CESG
12 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.64%) Economics
13 1 (0.64%) EPoS
13 1 (0.64%) PDA
13 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.64%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.64%) Statistics
13 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 100 (63.69%) Windows
2 58 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 56 (35.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (31.21%) Windows Server
5 42 (26.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (16.56%) Windows 7
6 26 (16.56%) Windows XP
7 17 (10.83%) AIX
7 17 (10.83%) Windows 10
8 8 (5.10%) Android
8 8 (5.10%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.10%) Linux
9 5 (3.18%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.64%) HPUX
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.39%) ITIL
2 26 (16.56%) Migration
3 20 (12.74%) Load Balancing
3 20 (12.74%) Virtual Environments
4 18 (11.46%) Change Management
4 18 (11.46%) Software Testing
5 16 (10.19%) Server Virtualisation
6 15 (9.55%) Software Distribution
7 14 (8.92%) Test Scripting
8 12 (7.64%) Smoke Testing
9 11 (7.01%) Matrix Organization
9 11 (7.01%) Network Design
9 11 (7.01%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 10 (6.37%) Analytics
10 10 (6.37%) Office Automation
11 9 (5.73%) Change Control
11 9 (5.73%) Validation
12 8 (5.10%) Project Management
13 7 (4.46%) Application Packaging
13 7 (4.46%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 57 (36.31%) PowerShell
2 39 (24.84%) SQL
3 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.82%) Jython
4 6 (3.82%) Python
5 4 (2.55%) C
5 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.27%) VBA
6 2 (1.27%) VBScript
7 1 (0.64%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.64%) Java
7 1 (0.64%) Korn
7 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 89 (56.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (55.41%) Security Cleared
3 77 (49.04%) SC Cleared
4 45 (28.66%) MCSE
5 38 (24.20%) Degree
6 32 (20.38%) MCTS
7 26 (16.56%) MCSA
8 17 (10.83%) ISTQB
8 17 (10.83%) MCITP
9 15 (9.55%) MCP
10 12 (7.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (6.37%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (2.55%) CISSP
14 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 109 (69.43%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.29%) Hyper-V
3 21 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (7.64%) vSphere
5 6 (3.82%) Firmware
6 4 (2.55%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.64%) XenApp
7 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) SCCM
2 18 (11.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (10.83%) Netcool
4 16 (10.19%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (9.55%) PowerCLI
6 11 (7.01%) vRealize
7 7 (4.46%) AirWatch
7 7 (4.46%) SCOrch
8 6 (3.82%) BladeLogic
8 6 (3.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (3.82%) Puppet
9 4 (2.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.27%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.64%) SCOM
12 1 (0.64%) SCSM
12 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (28.03%) HP
2 28 (17.83%) VMware
3 25 (15.92%) Citrix
4 16 (10.19%) Intel Security
4 16 (10.19%) Veritas
5 12 (7.64%) IronPort
6 7 (4.46%) CA
6 7 (4.46%) Oracle
7 6 (3.82%) BMC
7 6 (3.82%) Dell
8 5 (3.18%) Apple
8 5 (3.18%) AppSense
9 4 (2.55%) Altiris
10 3 (1.91%) Samsung
11 2 (1.27%) Thales
12 1 (0.64%) F5
12 1 (0.64%) Google
12 1 (0.64%) Omniture
12 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.64%) ThinPrint
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