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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 151 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 35.36% 23.47% 38.10%
As % of the Vendors category 55.51% 44.23% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 19 28
Median daily rate £330 £420 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +38.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +3.44%
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
272 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 63.70% 53.06% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 34 49
Median daily rate £321 £346 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £262 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £451 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +1 147 £330 -21.42% 1
Paisley - 2 £360 - 2
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 140 (63.64%) Windows
2 138 (62.73%) Security Cleared
3 125 (56.82%) Active Directory
4 123 (55.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 117 (53.18%) SC Cleared
6 93 (42.27%) VMware
7 90 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 85 (38.64%) Windows Server
10 82 (37.27%) HP
11 77 (35.00%) SQL
12 67 (30.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 63 (28.64%) Citrix
14 61 (27.73%) SQL Server
15 60 (27.27%) MS Excel
16 56 (25.45%) MCSE
17 55 (25.00%) MCSA
18 54 (24.55%) Hyper-V
18 54 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
19 53 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 53 (24.09%) MCTS
20 52 (23.64%) ITIL
20 52 (23.64%) SAN
21 50 (22.73%) Degree
22 48 (21.82%) DNS
22 48 (21.82%) OpenStack
23 44 (20.00%) Change Management
24 43 (19.55%) Computer Science
25 40 (18.18%) SharePoint
26 39 (17.73%) AIX

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 48 (21.82%) OpenStack
2 40 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 34 (15.45%) MS Exchange
4 30 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (9.09%) Skype for Business
8 18 (8.18%) Office Communications Server
9 17 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (3.18%) IIS
10 7 (3.18%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.82%) Apache
12 4 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.82%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (1.82%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 60 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.09%) MS Office
3 7 (3.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.45%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.45%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 52 (23.64%) SAN
2 48 (21.82%) DNS
3 28 (12.73%) DHCP
4 15 (6.82%) Skype
5 14 (6.36%) Firewall
6 13 (5.91%) SSL
7 12 (5.45%) NetScaler
8 11 (5.00%) NAS
9 10 (4.55%) HTTP
9 10 (4.55%) HTTPS
9 10 (4.55%) SNMP
9 10 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 9 (4.09%) Kerberos
10 9 (4.09%) LDAP
10 9 (4.09%) X.500
11 7 (3.18%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.27%) SMTP
12 5 (2.27%) WAN
13 2 (0.91%) VPN
14 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.91%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (14.09%) TestDirector
2 30 (13.64%) HP UFT
2 30 (13.64%) WinRunner
3 5 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.36%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 5 (2.27%) Billing
1 5 (2.27%) Finance
2 2 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (13.64%) Analyst
2 20 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 18 (8.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (8.18%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 15 (6.82%) Consultant
4 15 (6.82%) Storage Engineer
4 15 (6.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 11 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 10 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (4.55%) Storage Consultant
7 8 (3.64%) Administrator
7 8 (3.64%) Backup Engineer
8 7 (3.18%) Backup Consultant
8 7 (3.18%) Messaging Engineer
8 7 (3.18%) SharePoint Engineer
9 6 (2.73%) Windows Specialist
10 5 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.27%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (1.82%) Infrastructure Tester
11 4 (1.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.91%) Middleware
2 11 (5.00%) .NET
3 10 (4.55%) CSS
4 6 (2.73%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.73%) jQuery
4 6 (2.73%) Regular Expression
4 6 (2.73%) XML
4 6 (2.73%) XSLT
5 4 (1.82%) HTML
5 4 (1.82%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.55%) Computer Science
2 39 (17.73%) Clustering
3 27 (12.27%) PDA
4 21 (9.55%) PKI
5 20 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (6.82%) Data Centre
7 13 (5.91%) Replication
8 11 (5.00%) Management Information System
9 7 (3.18%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.82%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.82%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.82%) PMI
12 3 (1.36%) Celerra
12 3 (1.36%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.36%) EMC VNX
12 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.36%) Symmetrix
13 2 (0.91%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 140 (63.64%) Windows
2 90 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (38.64%) Windows Server
4 67 (30.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (17.73%) AIX
7 37 (16.82%) Linux
8 36 (16.36%) Windows XP
9 35 (15.91%) Unix
10 33 (15.00%) Windows 7
11 12 (5.45%) Solaris
12 6 (2.73%) HPUX
12 6 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.82%) OS/390
14 2 (0.91%) Android
14 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.64%) ITIL
2 44 (20.00%) Change Management
3 30 (13.64%) Migration
3 30 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 30 (13.64%) Software Testing
3 30 (13.64%) Test Automation
4 28 (12.73%) Change Control
5 26 (11.82%) Test Scripting
6 23 (10.45%) Load Balancing
7 18 (8.18%) Mentoring
8 14 (6.36%) High Availability
9 12 (5.45%) Analytics
9 12 (5.45%) Content Management
10 11 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.55%) Application Packaging
11 10 (4.55%) Software Distribution
11 10 (4.55%) Unit Testing
12 9 (4.09%) Conflict Management
12 9 (4.09%) Release Management
12 9 (4.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 77 (35.00%) SQL
3 17 (7.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.00%) VBScript
5 9 (4.09%) Java
5 9 (4.09%) Perl
6 7 (3.18%) Jython
6 7 (3.18%) Python
7 6 (2.73%) Bourne shell
7 6 (2.73%) Korn
8 5 (2.27%) C#
8 5 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.82%) C
10 3 (1.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 138 (62.73%) Security Cleared
2 123 (55.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (53.18%) SC Cleared
4 56 (25.45%) MCSE
5 55 (25.00%) MCSA
6 53 (24.09%) MCTS
7 50 (22.73%) Degree
8 36 (16.36%) MCITP
9 26 (11.82%) ISTQB
10 23 (10.45%) MCP
11 16 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (3.64%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (2.73%) CISSP
14 4 (1.82%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.45%) OCP
15 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.73%) SLA
2 5 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 125 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 54 (24.55%) Hyper-V
3 53 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (13.18%) VMware ESX
5 16 (7.27%) vSphere
6 15 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (3.64%) XenApp
7 8 (3.64%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.91%) Firmware
11 1 (0.45%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.45%) UAG
11 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (15.45%) Netcool
2 30 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (12.73%) McAfee ePO
4 24 (10.91%) SCCM
5 21 (9.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (5.45%) SCOM
7 11 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (4.55%) BladeLogic
9 9 (4.09%) WSUS
10 7 (3.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 7 (3.18%) Puppet
10 7 (3.18%) SCOrch
11 6 (2.73%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (2.73%) SCVMM
11 6 (2.73%) Tivoli
12 5 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (2.27%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (1.36%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.36%) Simpana
Vendors
1 93 (42.27%) VMware
2 82 (37.27%) HP
3 63 (28.64%) Citrix
4 30 (13.64%) Veritas
5 29 (13.18%) Intel Security
6 22 (10.00%) AppSense
7 19 (8.64%) CA
8 12 (5.45%) IronPort
9 11 (5.00%) Altiris
9 11 (5.00%) IBM
9 11 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.09%) Oracle
10 9 (4.09%) Symantec
11 8 (3.64%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.18%) BMC
12 7 (3.18%) Brocade
12 7 (3.18%) Dell
13 5 (2.27%) arcserve
13 5 (2.27%) Lumension
14 4 (1.82%) Nintex
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
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