The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.82% 1.26% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 11.86% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£364 £183 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.45% -23.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £340 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £28.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.18% +12.40%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
115 118 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.44% 10.65% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 32
Average daily rate £364 £395 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% +28.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.77 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Edinburgh region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) DNS
5 8 (47.06%) SCCM
5 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
6 7 (41.18%) MCSE
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) MS Office
8 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 5 (29.41%) DHCP
8 5 (29.41%) Project Management
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
9 4 (23.53%) SAN
9 4 (23.53%) MCTS
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (23.53%) MCITP
9 4 (23.53%) WSUS
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (23.53%) vSphere
10 3 (17.65%) .NET
10 3 (17.65%) SLA
10 3 (17.65%) Symantec

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (11.76%) IIS
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 4 (23.53%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) CRM Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Deskside Support
3 1 (5.88%) CRM Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) EDI
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.76%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Software Distribution
3 2 (11.76%) CAE
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCSE
2 4 (23.53%) MCTS
2 4 (23.53%) MCITP
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) PMP
3 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCDST
4 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) WSUS
3 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (11.76%) OpenView
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) CommVault
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee