The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 17.24% 4.46% -
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 9.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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 Stirling region.

Vendors Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20 53 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 34.48% 47.32% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Average daily rate £450 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £368 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Stirling region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stirling region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stirling region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) MS Project
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (40.00%) PMI
3 4 (40.00%) PMP
3 4 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (30.00%) Big Data
4 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) MS Access
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) Murex
5 2 (20.00%) Sybase
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Replication
5 2 (20.00%) Sybase IQ
5 2 (20.00%) Summit
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (10.00%) Server Building
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Clustering
6 1 (10.00%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (40.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) MS Access
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Sybase IQ
2 2 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) PMO Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) PMO Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (20.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase DBA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PMI
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (40.00%) PMP
1 4 (40.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Sybase
1 2 (20.00%) Murex
2 1 (10.00%) Veritas