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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 129 17 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 28.54% 15.32% 35.77%
As % of the Vendors category 49.43% 27.87% 56.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 11 40
Median daily rate £325 £343 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
261 61 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 57.74% 54.95% 63.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 32 75
Median daily rate £320 £342 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £451 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +3 126 £325 -5.10% 2
Paisley +10 2 £360 - 1
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 134 (65.37%) Windows
2 130 (63.41%) Security Cleared
3 124 (60.49%) Active Directory
4 118 (57.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 110 (53.66%) SC Cleared
6 90 (43.90%) VMware
7 89 (43.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (42.44%) PowerShell
9 79 (38.54%) HP
9 79 (38.54%) SQL
10 78 (38.05%) Windows Server
11 69 (33.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 62 (30.24%) Citrix
13 60 (29.27%) MS Excel
14 57 (27.80%) SQL Server
14 57 (27.80%) MCSE
15 55 (26.83%) MCSA
15 55 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (25.37%) SAN
17 51 (24.88%) Hyper-V
18 50 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (24.39%) OpenStack
19 49 (23.90%) ITIL
20 46 (22.44%) MCTS
21 44 (21.46%) Degree
21 44 (21.46%) Change Management
22 43 (20.98%) DNS
23 40 (19.51%) AIX
23 40 (19.51%) Clustering
24 38 (18.54%) Linux

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 50 (24.39%) OpenStack
2 33 (16.10%) SharePoint
3 32 (15.61%) MS Exchange
4 29 (14.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (8.78%) Skype for Business
8 17 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (7.32%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (3.41%) IIS
11 6 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.93%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.95%) Apache
12 4 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.95%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.46%) AquaLogic
13 3 (1.46%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 60 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.90%) MS Office
3 7 (3.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.59%) Office 365
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.37%) SAN
2 43 (20.98%) DNS
3 28 (13.66%) DHCP
4 14 (6.83%) Firewall
4 14 (6.83%) Skype
5 13 (6.34%) SSL
6 12 (5.85%) NetScaler
7 11 (5.37%) HTTP
7 11 (5.37%) HTTPS
8 10 (4.88%) SNMP
8 10 (4.88%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.90%) NAS
10 7 (3.41%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.41%) Kerberos
10 7 (3.41%) LDAP
10 7 (3.41%) X.500
11 5 (2.44%) SMTP
12 3 (1.46%) VPN
13 2 (0.98%) WAN
14 1 (0.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (27.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.46%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (13.66%) HP UFT
1 28 (13.66%) TestDirector
1 28 (13.66%) WinRunner
2 5 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.46%) Build Forge
5 2 (0.98%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 5 (2.44%) Billing
2 4 (1.95%) Finance
3 2 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (14.15%) Analyst
2 20 (9.76%) Test Analyst
3 17 (8.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 17 (8.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 15 (7.32%) Storage Engineer
4 15 (7.32%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 14 (6.83%) Consultant
6 10 (4.88%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (4.88%) Storage Consultant
7 9 (4.39%) Active Directory Engineer
8 8 (3.90%) Administrator
9 7 (3.41%) Backup Consultant
9 7 (3.41%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Windows Specialist
10 5 (2.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.44%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (1.95%) Infrastructure Tester
11 4 (1.95%) Test Manager
11 4 (1.95%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.34%) Middleware
2 7 (3.41%) CSS
2 7 (3.41%) Regular Expression
3 6 (2.93%) jQuery
3 6 (2.93%) XML
3 6 (2.93%) XSLT
4 5 (2.44%) .NET
5 4 (1.95%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.46%) J2EE
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.51%) Clustering
2 37 (18.05%) Computer Science
3 26 (12.68%) PDA
4 20 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (9.76%) PKI
5 15 (7.32%) Data Centre
6 11 (5.37%) Management Information System
6 11 (5.37%) Replication
7 7 (3.41%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.44%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.95%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.95%) PMI
10 4 (1.95%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.46%) Celerra
11 3 (1.46%) CESG
11 3 (1.46%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.46%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.46%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 134 (65.37%) Windows
2 89 (43.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (38.05%) Windows Server
4 69 (33.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (19.51%) AIX
7 38 (18.54%) Linux
8 37 (18.05%) Windows XP
9 31 (15.12%) Windows 7
10 30 (14.63%) Unix
11 13 (6.34%) Solaris
12 7 (3.41%) HPUX
12 7 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.95%) OS/390
14 3 (1.46%) Android
14 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.46%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.90%) ITIL
2 44 (21.46%) Change Management
3 31 (15.12%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (14.63%) Software Testing
5 28 (13.66%) Change Control
5 28 (13.66%) Test Automation
6 27 (13.17%) Migration
7 25 (12.20%) Test Scripting
8 21 (10.24%) Load Balancing
9 20 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
10 18 (8.78%) Mentoring
11 14 (6.83%) High Availability
12 13 (6.34%) Analytics
13 11 (5.37%) Service Delivery
13 11 (5.37%) Software Distribution
14 10 (4.88%) Application Packaging
14 10 (4.88%) Release Management
14 10 (4.88%) Unit Testing
15 9 (4.39%) Conflict Management
15 9 (4.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (42.44%) PowerShell
2 79 (38.54%) SQL
3 14 (6.83%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.34%) VBScript
5 10 (4.88%) Java
5 10 (4.88%) Perl
6 7 (3.41%) Bourne shell
6 7 (3.41%) Jython
6 7 (3.41%) Korn
6 7 (3.41%) Python
7 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.44%) C#
9 4 (1.95%) C
10 3 (1.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 130 (63.41%) Security Cleared
2 118 (57.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (53.66%) SC Cleared
4 57 (27.80%) MCSE
5 55 (26.83%) MCSA
6 46 (22.44%) MCTS
7 44 (21.46%) Degree
8 36 (17.56%) MCITP
9 27 (13.17%) ISTQB
10 16 (7.80%) MCP
10 16 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (3.90%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.41%) CISSP
14 6 (2.93%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (1.95%) PMI Certification
16 1 (0.49%) OCP
16 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) SLA
2 5 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 124 (60.49%) Active Directory
2 51 (24.88%) Hyper-V
3 50 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (13.17%) VMware ESX
5 16 (7.80%) vSphere
6 14 (6.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (3.90%) XenApp
7 8 (3.90%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.98%) Brightmail
9 2 (0.98%) Firmware
10 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.49%) UAG
10 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (17.07%) Netcool
2 28 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (13.66%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (11.22%) SCCM
4 22 (10.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (6.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (6.34%) SCOM
6 11 (5.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (4.88%) BladeLogic
8 9 (4.39%) WSUS
9 7 (3.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 7 (3.41%) Puppet
9 7 (3.41%) SCOrch
9 7 (3.41%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.93%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (2.93%) SCVMM
11 5 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (1.46%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 90 (43.90%) VMware
2 79 (38.54%) HP
3 62 (30.24%) Citrix
4 30 (14.63%) Veritas
5 29 (14.15%) Intel Security
6 22 (10.73%) AppSense
7 20 (9.76%) CA
8 13 (6.34%) IronPort
9 12 (5.85%) IBM
9 12 (5.85%) Red Hat
10 11 (5.37%) Altiris
11 10 (4.88%) Oracle
12 9 (4.39%) Symantec
13 8 (3.90%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.41%) BMC
14 7 (3.41%) Brocade
14 7 (3.41%) Dell
15 5 (2.44%) arcserve
15 5 (2.44%) Lumension
16 4 (1.95%) Nintex
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
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