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 28 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
Scotland / Renfrewshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 127 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 58.06% 28.29% 15.45%
As % of the Vendors category 64.29% 48.85% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 70 11
Median daily rate £400 £328 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.13% -4.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £447 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
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 Renfrewshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 28 260 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 90.32% 57.91% 55.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 161 32
Median daily rate £398 £320 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.21% -6.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
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 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +1 15 £400 +23.07%
Paisley 0 3 £243 -32.63%
Microsoft
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 39 (86.67%) Windows
2 34 (75.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (71.11%) PowerShell
4 30 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 30 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 30 (66.67%) IIS
4 30 (66.67%) C#
4 30 (66.67%) .NET
4 30 (66.67%) XAML
5 28 (62.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (57.78%) Security Cleared
7 25 (55.56%) SC Cleared
8 20 (44.44%) Open Source
8 20 (44.44%) Puppet
8 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (13.33%) Citrix
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
10 5 (11.11%) MCSE
10 5 (11.11%) Clustering
10 5 (11.11%) MCITP
10 5 (11.11%) Office 365
11 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
11 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008

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 30 (66.67%) IIS
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) LAN
1 4 (8.89%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 30 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.89%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) PowerShell Engineer
2 19 (42.22%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Build Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.44%) IT Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 39 (86.67%) Windows
2 34 (75.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Continuous Delivery
2 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (44.44%) Open Source
3 6 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Network Design
4 4 (8.89%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
4 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
4 4 (8.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (4.44%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (4.44%) Office Automation
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Analytics
6 1 (2.22%) Content Development
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) Service Design
6 1 (2.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) PowerShell
2 30 (66.67%) C#
2 30 (66.67%) XAML
3 5 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) Security Cleared
2 25 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.11%) MCITP
4 5 (11.11%) MCSE
5 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.67%) MCSA
5 3 (6.67%) MCTS
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.22%) HND
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (44.44%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.67%) Netcool
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) SCOM
3 2 (4.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Citrix
2 3 (6.67%) McAfee
2 3 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (2.22%) Dell
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore