The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Renfrewshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 35.05% 41.94% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 53.13% 56.52% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 3
Average daily rate £327 £410 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +43.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £345 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
64 46 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 65.98% 74.19% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 7
Average daily rate £327 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +2 28 £329 -19.75%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 44 (69.84%) Security Cleared
3 37 (58.73%) SC Cleared
4 21 (33.33%) VBScript
5 20 (31.75%) PowerShell
6 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
7 18 (28.57%) HP
8 17 (26.98%) Windows XP
8 17 (26.98%) MS Office
8 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (25.40%) SQL
9 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
9 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
10 15 (23.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 14 (22.22%) Netcool
12 12 (19.05%) .NET
12 12 (19.05%) Security Architecture
13 11 (17.46%) VB
13 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
13 11 (17.46%) Service Management
13 11 (17.46%) Change Management
13 11 (17.46%) Firewall
14 10 (15.87%) C#
15 9 (14.29%) McAfee
15 9 (14.29%) QA
15 9 (14.29%) Lumension
16 8 (12.70%) JSP 440
16 8 (12.70%) Sophos
16 8 (12.70%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.35%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (26.98%) MS Office
3 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.94%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (6.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) Firewall
2 7 (11.11%) SAN
3 5 (7.94%) DNS
4 4 (6.35%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) WAN
6 1 (1.59%) IPsec
6 1 (1.59%) LDAP
6 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) MS Access
4 1 (1.59%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) WinRunner
1 3 (4.76%) TestDirector
1 3 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.59%) Ant
2 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.59%) Military
1 1 (1.59%) Finance
1 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Architect
2 8 (12.70%) Security Architect
3 6 (9.52%) Applications Packager
3 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 5 (7.94%) Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Software Packager
5 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Applications Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Release Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Programme Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Domain Architect
7 2 (3.17%) C# Application Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) Software Packaging
3 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.17%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.59%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) PKI
2 4 (6.35%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.35%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) PDA
3 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows XP
2 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.35%) AIX
6 2 (3.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) Security Architecture
2 11 (17.46%) Service Management
2 11 (17.46%) Change Management
3 7 (11.11%) Project Management
3 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 6 (9.52%) ITIL
4 6 (9.52%) Workflow
5 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.76%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Release Management
7 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.76%) Build Automation
7 3 (4.76%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.17%) Business Process Improvement
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) VBScript
2 20 (31.75%) PowerShell
3 16 (25.40%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) VB
5 10 (15.87%) C#
6 2 (3.17%) Korn
7 1 (1.59%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 44 (69.84%) Security Cleared
2 37 (58.73%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.94%) MCSD
5 4 (6.35%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.76%) MCITP
6 3 (4.76%) MCTS
6 3 (4.76%) MCSE
6 3 (4.76%) MCSA
7 1 (1.59%) CISM
7 1 (1.59%) CISSP
7 1 (1.59%) PMP
7 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
2 8 (12.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.59%) VMware GSX
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (22.22%) Netcool
3 8 (12.70%) WMI
4 6 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) HP
2 9 (14.29%) McAfee
2 9 (14.29%) Lumension
3 8 (12.70%) Sophos
4 7 (11.11%) Citrix
5 6 (9.52%) Symantec
6 4 (6.35%) VMware
7 3 (4.76%) Veritas
8 2 (3.17%) NetApp
9 1 (1.59%) AppSense
9 1 (1.59%) InterSystems
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