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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank 4 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 60 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.39% 38.96% 20.63%
As % of the Vendors category 48.15% 60.61% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 52 20
Median daily rate £340 £323 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £262 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £419 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
27 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 81.82% 64.29% 69.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 81 57
Median daily rate £323 £335 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.73% -6.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -2 10 £340 +4.61%
Renfrew +1 2 - -
Paisley +1 1 - -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 96 (71.64%) Active Directory
2 82 (61.19%) Windows
3 79 (58.96%) Security Cleared
4 78 (58.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (52.99%) SC Cleared
6 52 (38.81%) MS Excel
7 50 (37.31%) PowerShell
7 50 (37.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (35.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (31.34%) Windows Server
10 39 (29.10%) MCSE
11 38 (28.36%) DNS
12 37 (27.61%) Degree
13 36 (26.87%) HP
13 36 (26.87%) ITIL
14 35 (26.12%) SharePoint
14 35 (26.12%) Office 365
15 34 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (22.39%) SQL
16 30 (22.39%) Computer Science
17 29 (21.64%) OpenStack
18 28 (20.90%) MCTS
19 24 (17.91%) Migration
20 23 (17.16%) SQL Server
21 21 (15.67%) DHCP
21 21 (15.67%) Clustering
21 21 (15.67%) Data Centre
21 21 (15.67%) Windows 7
22 20 (14.93%) Windows XP
23 19 (14.18%) MS Exchange

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 35 (26.12%) SharePoint
2 29 (21.64%) OpenStack
3 19 (14.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (14.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (14.18%) MS Exchange
3 19 (14.18%) Skype for Business
4 11 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (5.97%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (2.24%) IIS
Applications
1 52 (38.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (28.36%) DNS
2 21 (15.67%) DHCP
3 16 (11.94%) Kerberos
3 16 (11.94%) LDAP
3 16 (11.94%) Skype
3 16 (11.94%) X.500
4 14 (10.45%) HTTP
4 14 (10.45%) HTTPS
4 14 (10.45%) SAN
5 11 (8.21%) LAN
5 11 (8.21%) VSAN
5 11 (8.21%) WAN
6 10 (7.46%) Internet
6 10 (7.46%) Intranet
7 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.22%) SNMP
8 7 (5.22%) SSL
9 6 (4.48%) Firewall
9 6 (4.48%) iSCSI
9 6 (4.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (3.73%) Finance
2 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (11.94%) Active Directory Engineer
2 11 (8.21%) Architect
3 10 (7.46%) Analyst
3 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (7.46%) Integration Engineer
3 10 (7.46%) Messaging Specialist
3 10 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (7.46%) Test Analyst
4 9 (6.72%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 9 (6.72%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 8 (5.97%) Lync Specialist
5 8 (5.97%) Office 365 Specialist
6 7 (5.22%) Consultant
7 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.73%) Tester
8 4 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (2.24%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.24%) Mobility Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) Middleware
2 3 (2.24%) .NET
2 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) HTML
3 1 (0.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.39%) Computer Science
2 21 (15.67%) Clustering
2 21 (15.67%) Data Centre
3 19 (14.18%) PKI
4 16 (11.94%) Replication
5 14 (10.45%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (8.21%) Management Information System
6 11 (8.21%) Private Cloud
7 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.75%) EPoS
9 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Statistics
9 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (61.19%) Windows
2 50 (37.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (35.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (31.34%) Windows Server
5 34 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (15.67%) Windows 7
7 20 (14.93%) Windows XP
8 14 (10.45%) Windows 10
9 12 (8.96%) AIX
10 6 (4.48%) Linux
11 4 (2.99%) Android
11 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.24%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.87%) ITIL
2 24 (17.91%) Migration
3 19 (14.18%) Virtual Environments
4 18 (13.43%) Load Balancing
5 14 (10.45%) Software Distribution
6 13 (9.70%) Change Management
6 13 (9.70%) Server Virtualisation
6 13 (9.70%) Software Testing
7 11 (8.21%) Matrix Organization
7 11 (8.21%) Network Design
7 11 (8.21%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 10 (7.46%) Office Automation
8 10 (7.46%) Test Scripting
9 9 (6.72%) Analytics
9 9 (6.72%) Smoke Testing
10 8 (5.97%) Change Control
10 8 (5.97%) Project Management
11 7 (5.22%) Application Packaging
11 7 (5.22%) Software Delivery
11 7 (5.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.31%) PowerShell
2 30 (22.39%) SQL
3 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.48%) Jython
4 6 (4.48%) Python
5 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.49%) C
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (58.96%) Security Cleared
2 78 (58.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (52.99%) SC Cleared
4 39 (29.10%) MCSE
5 37 (27.61%) Degree
6 28 (20.90%) MCTS
7 18 (13.43%) MCSA
8 15 (11.19%) MCP
9 13 (9.70%) MCITP
10 12 (8.96%) ISTQB
11 11 (8.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (5.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (2.24%) CISSP
15 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 96 (71.64%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (8.21%) vSphere
5 6 (4.48%) Firmware
6 2 (1.49%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 16 (11.94%) SCCM
2 14 (10.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (8.96%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (8.96%) Netcool
4 11 (8.21%) PowerCLI
4 11 (8.21%) vRealize
5 7 (5.22%) SCOrch
6 6 (4.48%) BladeLogic
6 6 (4.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (4.48%) Puppet
7 4 (2.99%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.75%) SCSM
8 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (26.87%) HP
2 18 (13.43%) VMware
3 17 (12.69%) Citrix
4 12 (8.96%) Intel Security
4 12 (8.96%) Veritas
5 9 (6.72%) IronPort
6 6 (4.48%) BMC
6 6 (4.48%) CA
6 6 (4.48%) Dell
7 5 (3.73%) AppSense
8 1 (0.75%) Adobe
8 1 (0.75%) Altiris
8 1 (0.75%) Apple
8 1 (0.75%) F5
8 1 (0.75%) Google
8 1 (0.75%) Omniture
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle
8 1 (0.75%) Samsung
8 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.75%) Thales