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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 57 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 15.70% 38.78% 26.09%
As % of the Vendors category 25.33% 55.88% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 50 6
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£335 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
75 102 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 61.98% 69.39% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 94 15
Average daily rate £345 £340 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £419
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 £18.50 £165.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -6 14 £325 -
Paisley -6 4 £350 -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 23 (54.76%) Windows
1 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (42.86%) HP
5 18 (42.86%) SQL
6 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
7 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 13 (30.95%) DNS
9 12 (28.57%) .NET
9 12 (28.57%) .NET Framework
10 11 (26.19%) Degree
10 11 (26.19%) MCTS
11 10 (23.81%) Content Management
11 10 (23.81%) VMware
11 10 (23.81%) MCP
11 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
12 9 (21.43%) ITIL
12 9 (21.43%) MCSE
12 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
12 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
12 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (19.05%) VB
13 8 (19.05%) C#
13 8 (19.05%) Citrix
13 8 (19.05%) SAN
14 7 (16.67%) X.500
14 7 (16.67%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) MS Project Server
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS Project
3 4 (9.52%) MS Office
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) SAN
3 7 (16.67%) X.500
3 7 (16.67%) LDAP
4 6 (14.29%) Kerberos
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
6 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
6 3 (7.14%) IPv4
7 2 (4.76%) WAN
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.76%) NAS
8 1 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.76%) MSI
3 2 (4.76%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.76%) AdminStudio
3 2 (4.76%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.38%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (9.52%) Design Engineer
1 4 (9.52%) Analyst
2 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
2 3 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (4.76%) Project Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Developer
3 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) SQL DBA
4 1 (2.38%) Consultant
4 1 (2.38%) Security Analyst
4 1 (2.38%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (2.38%) DBA
4 1 (2.38%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
1 12 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) CSS
2 7 (16.67%) XML
3 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
4 2 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.67%) Replication
2 7 (16.67%) PKI
3 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Clustering
4 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.76%) PMI
5 2 (4.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) UNIX
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) AIX
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Content Management
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 6 (14.29%) Change Management
4 6 (14.29%) OOP
4 6 (14.29%) OO
4 6 (14.29%) Validation
5 5 (11.90%) Change Control
6 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.52%) Identity Management
7 3 (7.14%) Six Sigma
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) C#
2 8 (19.05%) VB
3 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.14%) REXX
5 3 (7.14%) Tcl
6 1 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (26.19%) MCTS
4 11 (26.19%) Degree
5 10 (23.81%) MCP
6 9 (21.43%) MCSE
7 2 (4.76%) MCSA
7 2 (4.76%) MCSD
7 2 (4.76%) MCITP
7 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
7 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.38%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.76%) Netcool
2 2 (4.76%) WMI
2 2 (4.76%) WSUS
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) HP
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) AppSense
5 2 (4.76%) ProCurve
5 2 (4.76%) Symantec
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) Veritas
5 2 (4.76%) CA
5 2 (4.76%) McAfee
5 2 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Peregrine
6 1 (2.38%) Borland
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) Cadence
6 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.38%) Google