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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 19 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 2.63% 12.94% 5.15%
As % of the Vendors category 8.70% 23.91% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
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£458 £300 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% -22.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
23 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 30.26% 54.12% 54.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 28
Average daily rate £465 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.07% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
1 8 (47.06%) Sybase
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) RAD
3 6 (35.29%) Classic ASP
4 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
4 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (29.41%) MS Office
4 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (23.53%) Banking
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) MS Project
6 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) Adobe
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (17.65%) PMI
6 3 (17.65%) PMP
6 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (17.65%) E-Learning
7 2 (11.76%) Sybase IQ
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Summit
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Sybase ASE

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Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
1 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (23.53%) MS Project
3 3 (17.65%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Trainer
3 2 (11.76%) Database Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PMI
1 3 (17.65%) E-Learning
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) RAD
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Server Building
5 1 (5.88%) V-Model
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) PMP
1 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
1 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MBA
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Sybase
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe
3 2 (11.76%) Murex
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Veritas