The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Stirling region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 6.15% 5.43% 5.77%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 10.42% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £288 £385 £134
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.32% +187.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £385 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £397 £137
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
36 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 55.38% 52.17% 48.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 19
Average daily rate £385 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Scotland

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
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 18 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Lync

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft BI Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware