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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 23.71% 39.66% 46.97%
As % of the Vendors category 45.10% 63.89% 60.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 28
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£421 £304 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.68% -22.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £225 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £349 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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
51 72 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 52.58% 62.07% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 47
Average daily rate £348 £324 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.49% -21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £258 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £378 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -1 23 £421 +36.99%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 30 (57.69%) Windows
1 30 (57.69%) SC Cleared
1 30 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 25 (48.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (42.31%) HP
4 19 (36.54%) SQL
5 15 (28.85%) ITIL
6 14 (26.92%) VMware
6 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (25.00%) Change Management
7 13 (25.00%) MCSE
7 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 12 (23.08%) MCSA
8 12 (23.08%) DNS
8 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (23.08%) MCTS
8 12 (23.08%) MCITP
9 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
10 10 (19.23%) Degree
10 10 (19.23%) Validation
10 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
10 10 (19.23%) XML
10 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.23%) HTML
11 9 (17.31%) MS Project
11 9 (17.31%) Citrix
11 9 (17.31%) VMware ESX
11 9 (17.31%) Computer Science

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.62%) MS Project Server
4 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.85%) Lync
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (17.31%) MS Project
3 8 (15.38%) MS Office
4 3 (5.77%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) DNS
2 5 (9.62%) LDAP
2 5 (9.62%) X.500
2 5 (9.62%) DHCP
2 5 (9.62%) Kerberos
3 3 (5.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.85%) NAS
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) SNMP
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
4 2 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) TestDirector
1 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (13.46%) WinRunner
3 2 (3.85%) MSI
3 2 (3.85%) InstallShield
3 2 (3.85%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.92%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (9.62%) Coordinator
1 5 (9.62%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
2 4 (7.69%) Developer
2 4 (7.69%) Analyst
3 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
3 3 (5.77%) Applications Support
3 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Build Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Design Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) Consultant
5 1 (1.92%) Support Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) Architect
5 1 (1.92%) Tester
5 1 (1.92%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) XML
1 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (9.62%) CSS
4 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.46%) PDA
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
2 7 (13.46%) Replication
2 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.62%) PKI
3 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) PMI
6 1 (1.92%) AS400
6 1 (1.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 8 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 7 (13.46%) AIX
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Linux
7 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) Change Management
3 10 (19.23%) Validation
4 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
5 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.62%) Content Management
6 5 (9.62%) High Availability
7 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) OOP
7 4 (7.69%) OO
8 3 (5.77%) Migration
8 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.85%) SDLC
9 2 (3.85%) Software Delivery
9 2 (3.85%) Server Building
9 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.38%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) VBScript
4 6 (11.54%) VB
5 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) VBA
6 3 (5.77%) Tcl
6 3 (5.77%) REXX
7 2 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) SC Cleared
1 30 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 25 (48.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (25.00%) MCSE
4 12 (23.08%) MCSA
4 12 (23.08%) MCTS
4 12 (23.08%) MCITP
5 10 (19.23%) Degree
6 8 (15.38%) MCP
7 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
9 2 (3.85%) PMP
9 2 (3.85%) MCSD
10 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (17.31%) VMware ESX
3 9 (17.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (13.46%) Netcool
2 7 (13.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (13.46%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (11.54%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) WMI
4 2 (3.85%) WSUS
4 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) HP
2 14 (26.92%) VMware
3 9 (17.31%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) Veritas
4 7 (13.46%) McAfee
5 3 (5.77%) Symantec
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) F5
6 2 (3.85%) ProCurve
6 2 (3.85%) Altiris
6 2 (3.85%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) Avaya
7 1 (1.92%) Borland