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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Renfrewshire / Erskine
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 73 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine 35.29% 54.89% 36.99%
As % of the Vendors category 43.64% 72.28% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 52 19
Median daily rate £341 £405 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.74% +16.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £301 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 55 101 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 80.88% 75.94% 65.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 71 30
Median daily rate £325 £403 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.25% +15.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £271 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Erskine.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Erskine

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 40 (60.61%) Security Cleared
3 39 (59.09%) MS Excel
4 36 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (53.03%) SC Cleared
5 35 (53.03%) PowerShell
6 31 (46.97%) Windows Server
7 26 (39.39%) Active Directory
8 20 (30.30%) C#
8 20 (30.30%) .NET
8 20 (30.30%) IIS
8 20 (30.30%) XAML
8 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
8 20 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (28.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (28.79%) DNS
10 18 (27.27%) SQL
11 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (24.24%) Puppet
12 16 (24.24%) ITIL
12 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (22.73%) Open Source
13 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
14 13 (19.70%) DHCP
15 11 (16.67%) LAN
15 11 (16.67%) WAN
15 11 (16.67%) Relational Database
15 11 (16.67%) Network Design
15 11 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related 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 20 (30.30%) IIS
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (59.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) DNS
2 13 (19.70%) DHCP
3 11 (16.67%) LAN
3 11 (16.67%) WAN
4 9 (13.64%) SAN
4 9 (13.64%) VSAN
5 5 (7.58%) HTTP
5 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
5 5 (7.58%) Kerberos
5 5 (7.58%) LDAP
5 5 (7.58%) X.500
6 4 (6.06%) Internet
6 4 (6.06%) Intranet
7 1 (1.52%) Firewall
7 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.52%) NAS
7 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
1 20 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (12.12%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Automation Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) PowerShell Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Architect
4 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 6 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Build Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) VMware Specialist
10 1 (1.52%) PowerShell Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.15%) Private Cloud
3 8 (12.12%) Clustering
4 6 (9.09%) PKI
5 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.58%) Replication
6 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 36 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (46.97%) Windows Server
4 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.61%) AIX
6 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
7 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Continuous Delivery
2 16 (24.24%) ITIL
3 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (22.73%) Open Source
4 11 (16.67%) Network Design
4 11 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 10 (15.15%) Matrix Organization
6 9 (13.64%) Office Automation
7 6 (9.09%) Change Management
7 6 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (7.58%) Smoke Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Software Distribution
9 4 (6.06%) Analytics
10 3 (4.55%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.55%) Change Control
10 3 (4.55%) Project Management
10 3 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.03%) PowerShell
2 20 (30.30%) C#
2 20 (30.30%) XAML
3 18 (27.27%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) C
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.52%) Jython
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 35 (53.03%) SC Cleared
3 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (15.15%) MCTS
5 9 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (12.12%) Degree
7 7 (10.61%) ISTQB
7 7 (10.61%) MCITP
7 7 (10.61%) MCSA
7 7 (10.61%) MCSE
8 5 (7.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.55%) MCP
11 1 (1.52%) CISSP
System Software
1 26 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.64%) vSphere
3 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) Puppet
2 9 (13.64%) PowerCLI
2 9 (13.64%) vRealize
3 7 (10.61%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (10.61%) Netcool
4 5 (7.58%) SCCM
5 3 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (3.03%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (1.52%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (1.52%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) VMware
2 7 (10.61%) Citrix
2 7 (10.61%) Intel Security
2 7 (10.61%) Veritas
3 4 (6.06%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) BMC
4 1 (1.52%) CA
4 1 (1.52%) Dell
4 1 (1.52%) F5