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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 8.16% 13.79% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 23.53% 28.57% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate £375 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
17 42 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 34.69% 48.28% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 1
Average daily rate £400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 7 (58.33%) VB
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) VB6
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (8.33%) GroupWise
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (8.33%) MS Access
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) NDS
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Novell
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) MS Office
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Development Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior SQL Server Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Server Support
4 1 (8.33%) SOA Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) MVC
1 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (16.67%) VB6
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) NDS
1 1 (8.33%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Novell