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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 33.64% 37.33% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 53.85% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 4
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£347 £357 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -3.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
72 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 67.29% 69.33% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 33 18
Average daily rate £347 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.72% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £264 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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
Paisley -6 4 £115 -51.27%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (62.71%) Security Cleared
1 37 (62.71%) SC Cleared
2 32 (54.24%) Windows
3 29 (49.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (38.98%) SQL
5 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
6 18 (30.51%) ITIL
6 18 (30.51%) Change Management
7 17 (28.81%) VMware
7 17 (28.81%) HP
8 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (27.12%) MCSE
8 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (25.42%) MCITP
9 15 (25.42%) Clustering
9 15 (25.42%) MCSA
10 13 (22.03%) MS Project
11 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
11 12 (20.34%) VMware ESX
11 12 (20.34%) MCTS
12 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
12 11 (18.64%) Windows XP
12 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (18.64%) MS Office
12 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
13 10 (16.95%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
13 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
13 10 (16.95%) McAfee ePO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) MS Project Server
3 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Project
2 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.64%) MS Office
3 4 (6.78%) InfoPath
4 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) DNS
2 6 (10.17%) DHCP
3 3 (5.08%) LDAP
3 3 (5.08%) Kerberos
3 3 (5.08%) X.500
4 2 (3.39%) SAN
4 2 (3.39%) SSL
4 2 (3.39%) SNMP
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.39%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.39%) Firewall
4 2 (3.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.69%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) WinRunner
1 10 (16.95%) TestDirector
1 10 (16.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (15.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) InstallShield
3 2 (3.39%) AdminStudio
3 2 (3.39%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (11.86%) Test Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Coordinator
3 5 (8.47%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Developer
3 5 (8.47%) Analyst
4 3 (5.08%) Build Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
4 3 (5.08%) Applications Developer
5 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.39%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (3.39%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (1.69%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (1.69%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (1.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) XML
2 9 (15.25%) HTML
3 7 (11.86%) .NET
4 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.78%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Clustering
2 10 (16.95%) PDA
3 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (10.17%) Replication
4 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (5.08%) PKI
6 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.39%) Device Driver
6 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.69%) AS400
7 1 (1.69%) iSeries
7 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (18.64%) Windows XP
3 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
4 10 (16.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) ITIL
1 18 (30.51%) Change Management
2 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
2 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
2 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
3 8 (13.56%) Validation
4 7 (11.86%) Project Management
5 5 (8.47%) High Availability
5 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.47%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.78%) OOP
6 4 (6.78%) OO
6 4 (6.78%) Content Management
7 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.39%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.39%) Software Distribution
8 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 7 (11.86%) VBScript
4 6 (10.17%) VB
5 4 (6.78%) VBA
5 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.08%) REXX
6 3 (5.08%) Tcl
7 2 (3.39%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (62.71%) Security Cleared
1 37 (62.71%) SC Cleared
2 29 (49.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (27.12%) MCSE
4 15 (25.42%) MCITP
4 15 (25.42%) MCSA
5 12 (20.34%) MCTS
6 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
7 7 (11.86%) Degree
8 4 (6.78%) MCP
9 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
10 2 (3.39%) PMP
10 2 (3.39%) MCSD
11 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware ESX
3 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.39%) Firmware
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (16.95%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (16.95%) Netcool
2 8 (13.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (10.17%) SCCM
4 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.39%) WSUS
5 2 (3.39%) WMI
5 2 (3.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) VMware
1 17 (28.81%) HP
2 10 (16.95%) Veritas
2 10 (16.95%) Citrix
2 10 (16.95%) McAfee
3 3 (5.08%) Altiris
3 3 (5.08%) Symantec
4 2 (3.39%) CA
5 1 (1.69%) InterSystems
5 1 (1.69%) Avaya
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco