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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 58 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 15.45% 37.66% 50.00%
As % of the Vendors category 27.42% 56.86% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 48 11
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£355 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £241 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £350 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £165.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
62 102 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 56.36% 66.23% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 90 19
Average daily rate £360 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £165.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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
Erskine -5 14 £355 +9.23% 1
Paisley -8 2 - -
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Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (57.45%) Security Cleared
2 26 (55.32%) SC Cleared
3 24 (51.06%) Windows
4 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
5 20 (42.55%) HP
6 19 (40.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (40.43%) SQL
7 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
8 13 (27.66%) DNS
9 12 (25.53%) ITIL
9 12 (25.53%) SharePoint
9 12 (25.53%) VMware
10 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
10 11 (23.40%) MCSE
10 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (21.28%) Citrix
11 10 (21.28%) Change Management
11 10 (21.28%) MCTS
12 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
12 9 (19.15%) Degree
12 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
12 9 (19.15%) C#
12 9 (19.15%) .NET
12 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
13 8 (17.02%) Computer Science
13 8 (17.02%) MS Project
13 8 (17.02%) SAN
14 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (14.89%) X.500

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (25.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) MS Project Server
3 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.26%) Lync
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.02%) MS Project
3 4 (8.51%) MS Office
4 3 (6.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) DNS
2 8 (17.02%) SAN
3 7 (14.89%) X.500
3 7 (14.89%) LDAP
4 6 (12.77%) Kerberos
5 4 (8.51%) DHCP
6 3 (6.38%) NetScaler
6 3 (6.38%) IPv4
7 2 (4.26%) WAN
7 2 (4.26%) Firewall
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.26%) NAS
8 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) TestDirector
3 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
3 4 (8.51%) WinRunner
4 2 (4.26%) MSI
4 2 (4.26%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.26%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.13%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (8.51%) Developer
1 4 (8.51%) Analyst
1 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
1 4 (8.51%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
2 3 (6.38%) Coordinator
2 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
2 3 (6.38%) Applications Developer
2 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (4.26%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (4.26%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (2.13%) DBA
4 1 (2.13%) Architect
4 1 (2.13%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.13%) Test Analyst
4 1 (2.13%) Consultant
4 1 (2.13%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) .NET
1 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
2 7 (14.89%) XML
2 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 6 (12.77%) CSS
4 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.89%) Replication
2 7 (14.89%) PKI
3 5 (10.64%) Clustering
4 4 (8.51%) PDA
5 3 (6.38%) Thin Client
5 3 (6.38%) Fat Client
5 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.64%) UNIX
4 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.51%) AIX
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Change Management
3 7 (14.89%) Content Management
4 6 (12.77%) Change Control
5 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.64%) OOP
5 5 (10.64%) OO
6 4 (8.51%) Identity Management
6 4 (8.51%) Validation
6 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
6 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.38%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.38%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) VB
4 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.38%) VBA
5 3 (6.38%) REXX
5 3 (6.38%) Tcl
6 2 (4.26%) VBScript
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (57.45%) Security Cleared
2 26 (55.32%) SC Cleared
3 19 (40.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (23.40%) MCSE
5 10 (21.28%) MCTS
6 9 (19.15%) Degree
7 7 (14.89%) MCP
8 5 (10.64%) MCSA
8 5 (10.64%) MCITP
9 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
9 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
10 2 (4.26%) PMP
10 2 (4.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.77%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.51%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (8.51%) Netcool
3 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.26%) WMI
4 2 (4.26%) WSUS
4 2 (4.26%) SCCM
5 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) HP
2 12 (25.53%) VMware
3 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 4 (8.51%) Veritas
4 4 (8.51%) McAfee
5 3 (6.38%) AppSense
6 2 (4.26%) ProCurve
6 2 (4.26%) F5
6 2 (4.26%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) CA
7 1 (2.13%) Peregrine
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Borland
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.13%) Cadence
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
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