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 25 February 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.48% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 4.64% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.91% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.92%

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
115 151 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.72% 10.35% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 71 66
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £52.09 £15.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+241.54% -49.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £15.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Support Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) ISMS
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) CommVault
2 1 (14.29%) VMware