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 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft
Scotland / Renfrewshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 76 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 35.53% 51.01% 33.94%
As % of the Vendors category 46.55% 69.09% 50.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 55 27
Median daily rate £340 £405 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.04% +16.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £276 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 Renfrewshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 58 110 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 76.32% 73.83% 66.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 76 44
Median daily rate £325 £400 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +15.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £271 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £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 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.10 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -3 24 £341 -15.74% 1
Renfrew - 2 £340 - 1
Microsoft
Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 56 (81.16%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) MS Excel
3 40 (57.97%) PowerShell
4 38 (55.07%) Security Cleared
5 37 (53.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (49.28%) SC Cleared
7 31 (44.93%) Windows Server
8 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
9 21 (30.43%) IIS
9 21 (30.43%) C#
9 21 (30.43%) SQL
9 21 (30.43%) .NET
9 21 (30.43%) XAML
9 21 (30.43%) Git (software)
9 21 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (28.99%) DNS
10 20 (28.99%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (24.64%) Puppet
12 16 (23.19%) Open Source
12 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (23.19%) ITIL
13 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
13 14 (20.29%) DHCP
13 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (18.84%) LAN
14 13 (18.84%) WAN
14 13 (18.84%) Network Design
14 13 (18.84%) Relational Database
14 13 (18.84%) Virtual Infrastructure

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 21 (30.43%) IIS
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (62.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) DNS
2 14 (20.29%) DHCP
3 13 (18.84%) LAN
3 13 (18.84%) WAN
4 11 (15.94%) SAN
4 11 (15.94%) VSAN
5 5 (7.25%) Kerberos
5 5 (7.25%) LDAP
5 5 (7.25%) X.500
6 4 (5.80%) HTTP
6 4 (5.80%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.35%) Firewall
7 3 (4.35%) Internet
7 3 (4.35%) Intranet
8 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.90%) Skype
9 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.45%) NAS
9 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Git (software)
1 21 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.14%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.45%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (2.90%) Finance
1 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Automation Engineer
2 15 (21.74%) PowerShell Engineer
3 13 (18.84%) Architect
4 12 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 9 (13.04%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 6 (8.70%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) IT Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) IT Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) SCCM Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.43%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.39%) Private Cloud
3 8 (11.59%) Clustering
4 5 (7.25%) PKI
4 5 (7.25%) Replication
5 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (81.16%) Windows
2 37 (53.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (44.93%) Windows Server
4 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.70%) AIX
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Continuous Delivery
2 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (23.19%) ITIL
2 16 (23.19%) Open Source
3 13 (18.84%) Network Design
3 13 (18.84%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 12 (17.39%) Matrix Organization
5 11 (15.94%) Office Automation
6 7 (10.14%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.25%) Change Management
8 5 (7.25%) Smoke Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (5.80%) Analytics
9 4 (5.80%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (5.80%) Software Distribution
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (4.35%) Service Design
11 2 (2.90%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) PowerShell
2 21 (30.43%) C#
2 21 (30.43%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) XAML
3 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) Jython
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) Security Cleared
2 34 (49.28%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (15.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (14.49%) Degree
6 9 (13.04%) MCTS
7 8 (11.59%) MCITP
7 8 (11.59%) MCSE
8 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
8 6 (8.70%) MCSA
9 5 (7.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.35%) MCP
System Software
1 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.94%) vSphere
3 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) Puppet
2 11 (15.94%) PowerCLI
2 11 (15.94%) vRealize
3 6 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (8.70%) Netcool
3 6 (8.70%) SCCM
4 3 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.90%) SCOM
5 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.90%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.45%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) VMware
2 8 (11.59%) Citrix
3 6 (8.70%) Intel Security
3 6 (8.70%) Veritas
4 3 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) BMC
5 1 (1.45%) CA
5 1 (1.45%) Dell
5 1 (1.45%) F5
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) Omniture
5 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £390 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago