Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Scotland > Renfrewshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 159 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 31.82% 38.88% 28.89%
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 61.63% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 163 59
Renfrewshire median daily rate £308 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +6.45% -4.62%
10th Percentile £170 £270 £262
90th Percentile £435 £445 £400
Scotland median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - £40.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.92% -88.79%
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year -9.37% +20.65% +10.01%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Renfrewshire.

All Vendors
Renfrewshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 63 258 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 71.59% 63.08% 64.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 204 120
Renfrewshire median daily rate £328 £320 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -3.03% -0.75%
10th Percentile £177 £263 £263
90th Percentile £447 £445 £430
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - £40.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.92% -79.28%
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £16.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year +48.48% +13.71% -7.99%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Renfrewshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Renfrewshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Renfrewshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -1 22 £328 -0.76%
Paisley -6 6 £173 -59.41% 1
Microsoft
Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
3 13 (46.43%) IIS
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (46.43%) Windows
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
4 8 (28.57%) QA
5 7 (25.00%) WSUS
5 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (25.00%) SCCM
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (25.00%) HTTP
5 7 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 7 (25.00%) SSL
5 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) Software Distribution
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 7 (25.00%) Prototyping
6 6 (21.43%) Service Design
6 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
6 6 (21.43%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) XSLT
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 13 (46.43%) IIS
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.57%) CMS
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) HTTP
1 7 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 7 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Author
1 8 (28.57%) Technical Author
2 3 (10.71%) IT Trainer
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Trainer
3 2 (7.14%) IT Support
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Floorwalker
4 1 (3.57%) Healthcare Trainer
4 1 (3.57%) IT Floorwalker
4 1 (3.57%) NHS IT Trainer
4 1 (3.57%) NHS Trainer
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) CSS
1 6 (21.43%) jQuery
1 6 (21.43%) XML
1 6 (21.43%) XSLT
2 5 (17.86%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
1 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
1 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (25.00%) Prototyping
1 7 (25.00%) Software Distribution
1 7 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) High Availability
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Service Design
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) Records Management
3 5 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (17.86%) Workflow
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE
4 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
5 2 (7.14%) Content Management
5 2 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (17.86%) MCSE
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) HND
5 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
1 7 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Nintex
2 3 (10.71%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore