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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 41.91% 42.22% 24.44%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 44.19% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 7
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£323 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.15% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -15.62%
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
95 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 69.85% 95.56% 62.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 31 19
Average daily rate £330 £353 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £310 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £473 £438
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 £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 - 3 £125 - 2
Renfrew - - - -
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Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 88 (76.52%) Security Cleared
2 85 (73.91%) SC Cleared
3 55 (47.83%) Windows
4 41 (35.65%) HP
5 39 (33.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (33.04%) Active Directory
7 36 (31.30%) MS Excel
8 29 (25.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 28 (24.35%) SQL
9 28 (24.35%) ITIL
10 26 (22.61%) MS Project
10 26 (22.61%) VBScript
10 26 (22.61%) PowerShell
11 25 (21.74%) MCTS
11 25 (21.74%) MCP
12 24 (20.87%) MS Office
13 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (19.13%) DNS
14 22 (19.13%) SharePoint
14 22 (19.13%) VMware
15 18 (15.65%) DHCP
16 17 (14.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 17 (14.78%) Replication
17 16 (13.91%) Project Management
17 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
17 16 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (13.91%) SCCM
18 12 (10.43%) Enterprise Storage
18 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 22 (19.13%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (7.83%) MS Project Server
3 9 (7.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (31.30%) MS Excel
2 26 (22.61%) MS Project
3 24 (20.87%) MS Office
4 9 (7.83%) InfoPath
5 7 (6.09%) MS Visio
6 5 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.13%) DNS
2 18 (15.65%) DHCP
3 10 (8.70%) SSL
3 10 (8.70%) SNMP
3 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.09%) X.500
5 6 (5.22%) SAN
6 5 (4.35%) VLAN
6 5 (4.35%) IPv4
6 5 (4.35%) LAN
6 5 (4.35%) WAN
7 4 (3.48%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.48%) LDAP
8 2 (1.74%) Firewall
8 2 (1.74%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.74%) NAS
8 2 (1.74%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) MS Access
2 3 (2.61%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.48%) MSI
2 4 (3.48%) WinRunner
2 4 (3.48%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.74%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.74%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.87%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (0.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (11.30%) Wintel Engineer
1 13 (11.30%) Build Engineer
2 9 (7.83%) Developer
2 9 (7.83%) Analyst
2 9 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (6.09%) Applications Packager
3 7 (6.09%) Monitoring Engineer
3 7 (6.09%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (5.22%) Tools Developer
4 6 (5.22%) Release Manager
5 5 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (3.48%) Configuration Manager
7 3 (2.61%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (2.61%) Coordinator
7 3 (2.61%) Technical Manager
7 3 (2.61%) Design Engineer
7 3 (2.61%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.61%) Programme Analyst
7 3 (2.61%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) XML
2 9 (7.83%) HTML
2 9 (7.83%) Application Packaging
3 7 (6.09%) Software Packaging
4 6 (5.22%) .NET
4 6 (5.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Replication
2 12 (10.43%) Enterprise Storage
2 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (8.70%) Clustering
4 9 (7.83%) CMDB
5 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.48%) PKI
7 4 (3.48%) PDA
8 3 (2.61%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.74%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (47.83%) Windows
2 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (8.70%) UNIX
4 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.48%) AIX
5 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.35%) ITIL
2 16 (13.91%) Project Management
3 11 (9.57%) Change Management
4 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 9 (7.83%) High Availability
6 8 (6.96%) Unit Testing
6 8 (6.96%) Build Automation
6 8 (6.96%) Workflow
6 8 (6.96%) Validation
6 8 (6.96%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.22%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.48%) Test Scripting
9 4 (3.48%) Test Automation
9 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.48%) Software Testing
9 4 (3.48%) Release Management
9 4 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.48%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.48%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) SQL
2 26 (22.61%) VBScript
2 26 (22.61%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.70%) Perl
4 9 (7.83%) VBA
4 9 (7.83%) C#
5 2 (1.74%) C
5 2 (1.74%) VB
5 2 (1.74%) REXX
5 2 (1.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 88 (76.52%) Security Cleared
2 85 (73.91%) SC Cleared
3 39 (33.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (21.74%) MCTS
4 25 (21.74%) MCP
5 10 (8.70%) Degree
6 8 (6.96%) MCSA
6 8 (6.96%) MCITP
7 5 (4.35%) MCSE
8 4 (3.48%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.87%) PMP
9 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 38 (33.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.70%) Firmware
4 6 (5.22%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.48%) vSphere
6 3 (2.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (25.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 17 (14.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 16 (13.91%) SCCM
4 10 (8.70%) SCOM
4 10 (8.70%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (3.48%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.48%) Netcool
6 3 (2.61%) MIIS
7 2 (1.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (35.65%) HP
2 22 (19.13%) VMware
3 12 (10.43%) Altiris
4 11 (9.57%) ArcSight
4 11 (9.57%) IBM
5 10 (8.70%) BMC
6 5 (4.35%) Veritas
6 5 (4.35%) Citrix
7 4 (3.48%) McAfee
8 3 (2.61%) Dell
8 3 (2.61%) CA
8 3 (2.61%) NetApp
9 2 (1.74%) AppSense
9 2 (1.74%) Symantec
10 1 (0.87%) Remedy
10 1 (0.87%) JD Edwards