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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 21.97% 40.74% 29.27%
As % of the Vendors category 32.22% 46.81% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 7
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£348 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £125 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
90 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 68.18% 87.04% 51.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 27 16
Average daily rate £358 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.57 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 59 (68.60%) SC Cleared
1 59 (68.60%) Security Cleared
2 44 (51.16%) Windows
3 36 (41.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
4 30 (34.88%) SQL
5 27 (31.40%) HP
6 24 (27.91%) MS Project
6 24 (27.91%) VMware
7 23 (26.74%) SharePoint
8 22 (25.58%) MS Office
8 22 (25.58%) ITIL
8 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (25.58%) MCTS
8 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (24.42%) DNS
10 19 (22.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
11 18 (20.93%) DHCP
11 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
12 16 (18.60%) MCP
12 16 (18.60%) Replication
13 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
13 15 (17.44%) MS Exchange
14 14 (16.28%) VBScript
14 14 (16.28%) Clustering
15 13 (15.12%) MCITP
15 13 (15.12%) SCCM
15 13 (15.12%) MCSA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (26.74%) SharePoint
2 15 (17.44%) MS Exchange
3 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (10.47%) MS Project Server
4 9 (10.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.65%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (27.91%) MS Project
2 22 (25.58%) MS Office
3 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
4 9 (10.47%) InfoPath
5 4 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) DNS
2 18 (20.93%) DHCP
3 8 (9.30%) SSL
3 8 (9.30%) SNMP
3 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.65%) SAN
5 3 (3.49%) VLAN
5 3 (3.49%) IPv4
5 3 (3.49%) LAN
5 3 (3.49%) WAN
5 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.49%) LDAP
5 3 (3.49%) X.500
6 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.16%) NAS
6 1 (1.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.30%) WinRunner
2 8 (9.30%) TestDirector
2 8 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.16%) MSI
3 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (12.79%) Build Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Analyst
4 6 (6.98%) Tools Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.49%) Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.33%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.33%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.16%) Designer
9 1 (1.16%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) HTML
1 8 (9.30%) XML
2 6 (6.98%) .NET
3 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.16%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Replication
2 14 (16.28%) Clustering
3 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 8 (9.30%) PDA
5 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.65%) CMDB
6 4 (4.65%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.49%) EqualLogic
7 3 (3.49%) PKI
8 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.16%) iSeries
9 1 (1.16%) NHS
9 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.16%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.16%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
3 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.30%) AIX
5 4 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) ITIL
2 12 (13.95%) Project Management
2 12 (13.95%) Change Management
3 11 (12.79%) Validation
4 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
4 8 (9.30%) High Availability
4 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
4 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
4 8 (9.30%) Software Testing
5 4 (4.65%) Content Management
6 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.49%) Build Automation
6 3 (3.49%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.16%) Coaching
8 1 (1.16%) Change Control
8 1 (1.16%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.16%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.16%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) SQL
2 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
3 14 (16.28%) VBScript
4 9 (10.47%) C#
4 9 (10.47%) VBA
5 4 (4.65%) Perl
6 3 (3.49%) C
7 1 (1.16%) REXX
7 1 (1.16%) Tcl
7 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (68.60%) SC Cleared
1 59 (68.60%) Security Cleared
2 36 (41.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (25.58%) MCTS
4 16 (18.60%) MCP
5 13 (15.12%) MCITP
5 13 (15.12%) MCSA
6 10 (11.63%) MCSE
7 8 (9.30%) Degree
8 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.47%) VMware ESX
4 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.30%) Firmware
5 3 (3.49%) vSphere
5 3 (3.49%) vCloud
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (22.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (15.12%) SCCM
3 10 (11.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (9.30%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (9.30%) Netcool
5 6 (6.98%) SCOM
6 4 (4.65%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) HP
2 24 (27.91%) VMware
3 10 (11.63%) Altiris
4 8 (9.30%) McAfee
4 8 (9.30%) Citrix
4 8 (9.30%) Veritas
5 4 (4.65%) IBM
5 4 (4.65%) BMC
5 4 (4.65%) ArcSight
6 3 (3.49%) Dell
6 3 (3.49%) NetApp
7 2 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (1.16%) CA
8 1 (1.16%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.16%) Avaya
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco
8 1 (1.16%) InterSystems
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.44 per day
Posted: 2 days ago