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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 68 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 38.89% 46.58% 22.48%
As % of the Vendors category 48.84% 62.96% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 49 20
Median daily rate £330 £388 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £436 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
43 108 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 79.63% 73.97% 65.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 75 49
Median daily rate £323 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £280 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £430 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -4 19 £330 -15.38% 2
Paisley +2 1 - -
Renfrew - 1 £340 - 1
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 91 (63.64%) Windows
1 91 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 84 (58.74%) Security Cleared
3 76 (53.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (52.45%) SC Cleared
5 63 (44.06%) MS Excel
6 60 (41.96%) PowerShell
7 57 (39.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (34.27%) Windows Server
9 46 (32.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (26.57%) DNS
10 38 (26.57%) MCSE
11 36 (25.17%) ITIL
11 36 (25.17%) Degree
12 35 (24.48%) HP
13 33 (23.08%) SharePoint
14 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (22.38%) Office 365
15 31 (21.68%) SQL
16 30 (20.98%) Computer Science
17 28 (19.58%) MCTS
17 28 (19.58%) OpenStack
18 24 (16.78%) Data Centre
19 22 (15.38%) Clustering
19 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
20 21 (14.69%) DHCP
20 21 (14.69%) Migration
20 21 (14.69%) Windows 7
21 20 (13.99%) Windows XP
22 19 (13.29%) Virtual Environments

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 33 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 28 (19.58%) OpenStack
3 18 (12.59%) Skype for Business
4 16 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (11.19%) MS Exchange
5 15 (10.49%) IIS
6 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.59%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 63 (44.06%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.57%) DNS
2 21 (14.69%) DHCP
3 17 (11.89%) Skype
4 16 (11.19%) Kerberos
4 16 (11.19%) LDAP
4 16 (11.19%) X.500
5 15 (10.49%) SAN
6 14 (9.79%) HTTP
6 14 (9.79%) HTTPS
6 14 (9.79%) LAN
6 14 (9.79%) WAN
7 11 (7.69%) VSAN
8 10 (6.99%) Internet
8 10 (6.99%) Intranet
9 8 (5.59%) TCP/IP
10 7 (4.90%) Firewall
10 7 (4.90%) SNMP
10 7 (4.90%) SSL
11 6 (4.20%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.39%) Git (software)
1 12 (8.39%) StarTeam
1 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (3.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (11.19%) Active Directory Engineer
2 14 (9.79%) Architect
3 13 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (8.39%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (8.39%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.99%) Analyst
5 10 (6.99%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (6.99%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.29%) PowerShell Engineer
6 9 (6.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 8 (5.59%) Lync Specialist
7 8 (5.59%) Messaging Specialist
7 8 (5.59%) Office 365 Specialist
8 7 (4.90%) Consultant
9 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Tester
10 4 (2.80%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) .NET
2 6 (4.20%) Middleware
3 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.98%) Computer Science
2 24 (16.78%) Data Centre
3 22 (15.38%) Clustering
4 17 (11.89%) PKI
5 16 (11.19%) Replication
6 14 (9.79%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 13 (9.09%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (63.64%) Windows
2 57 (39.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (34.27%) Windows Server
4 46 (32.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (14.69%) Windows 7
7 20 (13.99%) Windows XP
8 14 (9.79%) Windows 10
9 12 (8.39%) AIX
10 6 (4.20%) Linux
11 3 (2.10%) Android
11 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.17%) ITIL
2 21 (14.69%) Migration
3 19 (13.29%) Virtual Environments
4 16 (11.19%) Load Balancing
5 14 (9.79%) Network Design
5 14 (9.79%) Server Virtualisation
5 14 (9.79%) Software Distribution
5 14 (9.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 13 (9.09%) Change Management
6 13 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
6 13 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 12 (8.39%) Office Automation
8 11 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (6.99%) Test Scripting
10 9 (6.29%) Analytics
10 9 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.29%) Open Source
10 9 (6.29%) Smoke Testing
11 8 (5.59%) Change Control
12 7 (4.90%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 60 (41.96%) PowerShell
2 31 (21.68%) SQL
3 12 (8.39%) C#
3 12 (8.39%) XAML
4 7 (4.90%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.20%) Jython
5 6 (4.20%) Python
6 4 (2.80%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.40%) C
8 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (58.74%) Security Cleared
2 76 (53.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (52.45%) SC Cleared
4 38 (26.57%) MCSE
5 36 (25.17%) Degree
6 28 (19.58%) MCTS
7 18 (12.59%) MCSA
8 15 (10.49%) MCP
9 14 (9.79%) MCITP
10 12 (8.39%) ISTQB
11 11 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (6.29%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (5.59%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.70%) CISSP
System Software
1 91 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.49%) Hyper-V
2 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (7.69%) vSphere
4 6 (4.20%) Firmware
5 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (11.89%) SCCM
2 15 (10.49%) Puppet
3 14 (9.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (8.39%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (8.39%) Netcool
5 11 (7.69%) PowerCLI
5 11 (7.69%) vRealize
6 7 (4.90%) SCOrch
7 6 (4.20%) BladeLogic
7 6 (4.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (2.10%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.70%) SCOM
9 1 (0.70%) SCSM
9 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (24.48%) HP
2 17 (11.89%) Citrix
2 17 (11.89%) VMware
3 12 (8.39%) Intel Security
3 12 (8.39%) Veritas
4 7 (4.90%) IronPort
5 6 (4.20%) BMC
5 6 (4.20%) CA
5 6 (4.20%) Dell
6 5 (3.50%) AppSense
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe
7 1 (0.70%) Altiris
7 1 (0.70%) F5
7 1 (0.70%) Google
7 1 (0.70%) Omniture
7 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
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