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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 9.38% 1.79% 8.45%
As % of the Vendors category 18.75% 4.00% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
48 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 50.00% 44.64% 49.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 20
Average daily rate £325 £380 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £453 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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
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 22 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Stirling

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Stirling region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Dunblane - - - -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) SLA
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (30.77%) MS Project
4 4 (30.77%) Unisys
4 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) BMC
4 4 (30.77%) MOM
4 4 (30.77%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (30.77%) Control-M
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
4 4 (30.77%) NetBackup
4 4 (30.77%) Front Office
5 3 (23.08%) vSphere
5 3 (23.08%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (23.08%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (23.08%) Unicenter
5 3 (23.08%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Sun
6 2 (15.38%) Intel
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Project
3 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operator
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft BI Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
2 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) MOM
1 4 (30.77%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (30.77%) Control-M
1 4 (30.77%) NetBackup
2 3 (23.08%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (23.08%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (23.08%) Unicenter
2 3 (23.08%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Unisys
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
1 4 (30.77%) BMC
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Sun
3 2 (15.38%) Intel
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus