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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 20.69% 49.18% 28.00%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 52.63% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 9
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
80 57 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 68.97% 93.44% 58.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 22
Average daily rate £359 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.57 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 69 (73.40%) Security Cleared
2 68 (72.34%) SC Cleared
3 44 (46.81%) Windows
4 38 (40.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (34.04%) SQL
6 31 (32.98%) HP
7 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
7 27 (28.72%) MS Excel
8 26 (27.66%) ITIL
8 26 (27.66%) VMware
8 26 (27.66%) MCTS
9 25 (26.60%) MS Project
10 23 (24.47%) PowerShell
11 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (22.34%) MS Office
12 21 (22.34%) SharePoint
13 19 (20.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 18 (19.15%) DNS
14 18 (19.15%) VBScript
14 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (18.09%) SQL Server
15 17 (18.09%) Clustering
15 17 (18.09%) Change Management
16 16 (17.02%) MCP
17 15 (15.96%) DHCP
17 15 (15.96%) MCSA
17 15 (15.96%) MCITP
18 14 (14.89%) Replication
18 14 (14.89%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (22.34%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (9.57%) MS Project Server
3 9 (9.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (6.38%) IIS
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (28.72%) MS Excel
2 25 (26.60%) MS Project
3 21 (22.34%) MS Office
4 9 (9.57%) InfoPath
5 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
6 4 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) DNS
2 15 (15.96%) DHCP
3 7 (7.45%) SSL
3 7 (7.45%) SNMP
3 7 (7.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.32%) SAN
5 4 (4.26%) VLAN
5 4 (4.26%) IPv4
5 4 (4.26%) LAN
5 4 (4.26%) WAN
6 3 (3.19%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.19%) X.500
6 3 (3.19%) LDAP
7 2 (2.13%) Firewall
7 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.13%) NAS
8 1 (1.06%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) MS Access
2 1 (1.06%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.64%) WinRunner
2 10 (10.64%) TestDirector
2 10 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.13%) MSI
3 2 (2.13%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.13%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.06%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.06%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (1.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (12.77%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (10.64%) Analyst
3 9 (9.57%) Developer
3 9 (9.57%) Build Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Test Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) Tools Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Programme Analyst
6 3 (3.19%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (3.19%) Release Manager
7 2 (2.13%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.13%) QA Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (2.13%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.13%) Consultant
7 2 (2.13%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) HTML
1 9 (9.57%) XML
2 7 (7.45%) .NET
3 6 (6.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Clustering
2 14 (14.89%) Replication
3 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.64%) PDA
5 8 (8.51%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (7.45%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.38%) CMDB
8 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
9 3 (3.19%) EqualLogic
9 3 (3.19%) PKI
10 2 (2.13%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 1 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (46.81%) Windows
2 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.70%) Windows XP
4 10 (10.64%) AIX
4 10 (10.64%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) ITIL
2 17 (18.09%) Change Management
3 14 (14.89%) Project Management
4 10 (10.64%) Software Testing
4 10 (10.64%) Test Scripting
4 10 (10.64%) Test Automation
5 9 (9.57%) High Availability
6 7 (7.45%) Validation
6 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.38%) Programme Management
7 6 (6.38%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.32%) Build Automation
9 4 (4.26%) ITIL V3
9 4 (4.26%) Content Management
10 3 (3.19%) Release Management
10 3 (3.19%) Change Control
10 3 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.13%) Software Distribution
11 2 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.04%) SQL
2 23 (24.47%) PowerShell
3 18 (19.15%) VBScript
4 9 (9.57%) C#
4 9 (9.57%) VBA
5 7 (7.45%) Perl
6 2 (2.13%) VB
6 2 (2.13%) REXX
6 2 (2.13%) Tcl
7 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (73.40%) Security Cleared
2 68 (72.34%) SC Cleared
3 38 (40.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (27.66%) MCTS
5 16 (17.02%) MCP
6 15 (15.96%) MCSA
6 15 (15.96%) MCITP
7 11 (11.70%) MCSE
8 9 (9.57%) ISTQB
9 7 (7.45%) Degree
10 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.06%) PMP
10 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.77%) VMware ESX
4 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.45%) Firmware
6 4 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.26%) vSphere
7 3 (3.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (20.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (12.77%) SCCM
3 10 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (10.64%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (10.64%) Netcool
4 9 (9.57%) SCOM
5 7 (7.45%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (32.98%) HP
2 26 (27.66%) VMware
3 11 (11.70%) Veritas
3 11 (11.70%) Citrix
4 10 (10.64%) McAfee
5 8 (8.51%) Altiris
5 8 (8.51%) ArcSight
5 8 (8.51%) IBM
6 7 (7.45%) BMC
7 3 (3.19%) CA
7 3 (3.19%) NetApp
7 3 (3.19%) Dell
8 2 (2.13%) Symantec
9 1 (1.06%) Remedy
9 1 (1.06%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.06%) InterSystems
9 1 (1.06%) Cisco