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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank - 13 11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling - 9.91% 11.25%
As % of the Vendors category - 23.91% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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 Stirling region.

Vendors Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
28 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 42.42% 41.44% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 16
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stirling region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stirling region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) NDS
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Novell
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) GroupWise
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Development Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior SQL Server Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) NDS
1 1 (25.00%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Novell