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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 10.71% 5.56% 5.83%
As % of the Vendors category 24.49% 10.53% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -25.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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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
49 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 43.75% 52.78% 53.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 29
Average daily rate £425 £385 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (45.00%) MS Office
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) RAD
4 6 (30.00%) Classic ASP
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (30.00%) Sybase
5 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (20.00%) CA
6 4 (20.00%) Remedy
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (20.00%) MS Project
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Adobe
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (15.00%) PMI
7 3 (15.00%) PMP
7 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
7 3 (15.00%) Banking
7 3 (15.00%) E-Learning
7 3 (15.00%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (45.00%) MS Office
3 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (20.00%) MS Project
5 3 (15.00%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Trainer
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PMI
1 3 (15.00%) E-Learning
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) RAD
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (15.00%) PMP
1 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MBA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Sybase
2 4 (20.00%) CA
2 4 (20.00%) Remedy
3 3 (15.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) HP