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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 20 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 3.70% - 4.49%
As % of the Vendors category 10.53% - 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£95 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
38 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 35.19% 29.63% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 23
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (40.00%) SLA
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 4 (26.67%) BMC
4 4 (26.67%) MS Project
4 4 (26.67%) MOM
4 4 (26.67%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (26.67%) Control-M
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Unisys
4 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
4 4 (26.67%) Front Office
5 3 (20.00%) vSphere
5 3 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) Unicenter
5 3 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) Sun
6 2 (13.33%) Intel
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Project
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe Captivate
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MS Access
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) IT Support
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Operator
2 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Trainer
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) MOM
1 4 (26.67%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (26.67%) Control-M
1 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (20.00%) Unicenter
2 3 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Unisys
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
1 4 (26.67%) BMC
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Sun
3 2 (13.33%) Intel
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
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