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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 19 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 24.49% 16.38% 37.66%
As % of the Vendors category 47.37% 30.16% 56.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 48
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £297 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £451 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -88.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
152 63 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 51.70% 54.31% 66.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 33 90
Median daily rate £300 £355 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £451 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.50 £18.50 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.91% -88.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 71 £300 -14.28% 1
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 135 (64.59%) Windows
2 129 (61.72%) Security Cleared
3 120 (57.42%) Active Directory
4 113 (54.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (52.15%) SC Cleared
6 87 (41.63%) PowerShell
6 87 (41.63%) VMware
7 82 (39.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (38.28%) HP
9 77 (36.84%) Windows Server
10 74 (35.41%) SQL
11 68 (32.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 61 (29.19%) Citrix
13 60 (28.71%) MS Excel
14 56 (26.79%) SQL Server
15 54 (25.84%) MCSE
16 53 (25.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 49 (23.44%) MCSA
18 48 (22.97%) ITIL
19 47 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
20 46 (22.01%) Hyper-V
20 46 (22.01%) SAN
20 46 (22.01%) OpenStack
21 45 (21.53%) Degree
22 42 (20.10%) MCTS
23 41 (19.62%) Change Management
24 40 (19.14%) Linux
25 38 (18.18%) DNS
25 38 (18.18%) Computer Science
26 37 (17.70%) 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 46 (22.01%) OpenStack
2 36 (17.22%) SharePoint
3 34 (16.27%) MS Exchange
4 30 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (12.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (9.09%) Skype for Business
8 17 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (7.18%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (3.35%) IIS
11 6 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.87%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.91%) Apache
12 4 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.91%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.91%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.44%) Tuxedo
13 3 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 60 (28.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.31%) MS Office
2 9 (4.31%) MS Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.70%) Office 365
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.01%) SAN
2 38 (18.18%) DNS
3 23 (11.00%) DHCP
4 16 (7.66%) SSL
5 14 (6.70%) Firewall
5 14 (6.70%) Skype
6 13 (6.22%) SNMP
6 13 (6.22%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.74%) NetScaler
8 11 (5.26%) HTTP
8 11 (5.26%) HTTPS
9 8 (3.83%) NAS
10 7 (3.35%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.35%) Kerberos
10 7 (3.35%) LDAP
10 7 (3.35%) X.500
11 5 (2.39%) SMTP
11 5 (2.39%) VPN
12 2 (0.96%) WAN
13 1 (0.48%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.87%) MySQL
4 6 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (11.96%) HP UFT
1 25 (11.96%) TestDirector
2 23 (11.00%) WinRunner
3 5 (2.39%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.44%) Build Forge
5 3 (1.44%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 5 (2.39%) Billing
2 4 (1.91%) Finance
3 2 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (13.88%) Analyst
2 20 (9.57%) Test Analyst
3 16 (7.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 16 (7.66%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 15 (7.18%) Storage Engineer
5 14 (6.70%) Consultant
6 10 (4.78%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (4.78%) Storage Consultant
6 10 (4.78%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 9 (4.31%) Active Directory Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) Administrator
8 8 (3.83%) Messaging Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (3.35%) Backup Consultant
9 7 (3.35%) Windows Specialist
10 6 (2.87%) Mobility Engineer
10 6 (2.87%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 5 (2.39%) Monitoring Engineer
11 5 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (1.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.22%) Middleware
2 8 (3.83%) Regular Expression
3 7 (3.35%) CSS
4 6 (2.87%) jQuery
4 6 (2.87%) XML
4 6 (2.87%) XSLT
5 5 (2.39%) .NET
6 4 (1.91%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.44%) J2EE
8 1 (0.48%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 36 (17.22%) Clustering
3 21 (10.05%) PDA
4 20 (9.57%) PKI
5 19 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (7.18%) Data Centre
7 11 (5.26%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.26%) Replication
8 7 (3.35%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.39%) CESG
10 5 (2.39%) Cryptography
10 5 (2.39%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.91%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.91%) PMI
12 3 (1.44%) Celerra
12 3 (1.44%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.44%) EMC VNX
12 3 (1.44%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 135 (64.59%) Windows
2 82 (39.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 68 (32.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (25.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (19.14%) Linux
7 37 (17.70%) AIX
8 35 (16.75%) Windows XP
9 30 (14.35%) Unix
10 28 (13.40%) Windows 7
11 14 (6.70%) Solaris
12 8 (3.83%) HPUX
12 8 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.87%) Android
13 6 (2.87%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.87%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.91%) OS/390
14 4 (1.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.97%) ITIL
2 41 (19.62%) Change Management
3 31 (14.83%) Performance Tuning
4 29 (13.88%) Change Control
5 28 (13.40%) Migration
6 27 (12.92%) Software Testing
7 25 (11.96%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.53%) Load Balancing
8 22 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 21 (10.05%) Smoke Testing
10 20 (9.57%) Virtual Environments
11 18 (8.61%) Mentoring
12 14 (6.70%) High Availability
13 13 (6.22%) Analytics
13 13 (6.22%) Unit Testing
14 11 (5.26%) Release Management
14 11 (5.26%) Service Delivery
14 11 (5.26%) Software Distribution
15 10 (4.78%) Application Packaging
16 8 (3.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (41.63%) PowerShell
2 74 (35.41%) SQL
3 14 (6.70%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.70%) VBScript
4 11 (5.26%) Java
4 11 (5.26%) Perl
5 8 (3.83%) Bourne shell
5 8 (3.83%) Korn
6 7 (3.35%) Jython
6 7 (3.35%) Python
7 6 (2.87%) C
7 6 (2.87%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.39%) C#
9 3 (1.44%) C++
10 2 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (61.72%) Security Cleared
2 113 (54.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (52.15%) SC Cleared
4 54 (25.84%) MCSE
5 49 (23.44%) MCSA
6 45 (21.53%) Degree
7 42 (20.10%) MCTS
8 32 (15.31%) MCITP
9 25 (11.96%) ISTQB
10 16 (7.66%) MCP
11 11 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (4.78%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (3.83%) DV Cleared
14 7 (3.35%) CISSP
15 6 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (1.91%) PMI Certification
17 1 (0.48%) OCP
17 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) SLA
2 5 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 120 (57.42%) Active Directory
2 47 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (22.01%) Hyper-V
4 22 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 14 (6.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (5.26%) vSphere
7 9 (4.31%) XenApp
7 9 (4.31%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.44%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.96%) Firmware
11 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.48%) UAG
11 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (15.31%) Netcool
2 26 (12.44%) SCCM
3 25 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (11.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 24 (11.48%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (6.70%) SCOM
5 14 (6.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (6.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (4.78%) BladeLogic
8 9 (4.31%) WSUS
9 8 (3.83%) Tivoli
10 7 (3.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 7 (3.35%) HP SiteScope
10 7 (3.35%) Puppet
10 7 (3.35%) SCOrch
11 6 (2.87%) SCVMM
12 5 (2.39%) AirWatch
12 5 (2.39%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (2.39%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (2.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 87 (41.63%) VMware
2 80 (38.28%) HP
3 61 (29.19%) Citrix
4 26 (12.44%) Veritas
5 25 (11.96%) Intel Security
6 22 (10.53%) AppSense
7 21 (10.05%) CA
8 15 (7.18%) IronPort
8 15 (7.18%) Oracle
9 14 (6.70%) Altiris
10 13 (6.22%) IBM
10 13 (6.22%) Red Hat
11 10 (4.78%) Symantec
12 8 (3.83%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.35%) BMC
13 7 (3.35%) Brocade
13 7 (3.35%) Dell
14 6 (2.87%) Apple
15 5 (2.39%) arcserve
15 5 (2.39%) Lumension
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