The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Renfrewshire / Erskine
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 127 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine 55.56% 28.93% 24.47%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 49.80% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 72 17
Median daily rate £400 £323 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.83% -9.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 21 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Erskine
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 25 255 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 92.59% 58.09% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 159 37
Median daily rate £400 £320 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 34 1
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Erskine

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Erskine.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Erskine

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Erskine over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Erskine

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Erskine.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Erskine

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Erskine region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 37 (94.87%) Windows
2 33 (84.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (74.36%) Windows Server
3 29 (74.36%) Git (software)
3 29 (74.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (74.36%) PowerShell
3 29 (74.36%) C#
3 29 (74.36%) .NET
3 29 (74.36%) IIS
3 29 (74.36%) XAML
4 27 (69.23%) Continuous Delivery
5 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
6 24 (61.54%) SC Cleared
7 19 (48.72%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (48.72%) Open Source
7 19 (48.72%) Puppet
8 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.26%) Change Management
9 4 (10.26%) Network Design
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (10.26%) LAN
9 4 (10.26%) WAN
9 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.26%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (10.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (10.26%) Private Cloud
9 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
9 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Erskine 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 29 (74.36%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (74.36%) Git (software)
1 29 (74.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.26%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) PowerShell Engineer
2 18 (46.15%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (74.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.26%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 37 (94.87%) Windows
2 33 (84.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (74.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Continuous Delivery
2 19 (48.72%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (48.72%) Open Source
3 4 (10.26%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) Network Design
3 4 (10.26%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (10.26%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
3 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
3 4 (10.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (5.13%) Office Automation
5 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) C#
1 29 (74.36%) PowerShell
1 29 (74.36%) XAML
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
2 24 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) MCITP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSA
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (7.69%) MCTS
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
1 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (48.72%) Puppet
2 3 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Citrix
1 3 (7.69%) McAfee
1 3 (7.69%) Veritas