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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.97% 2.04% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
151 147 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.64% 10.82% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 50
Average daily rate £353 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.75 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.95% +80.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 10 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) LDAP
4 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (55.56%) Migration
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) MCP
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) Perl
7 1 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) MCSE
7 1 (11.11%) MCSA
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (11.11%) VPN
7 1 (11.11%) CCNA
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (55.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 5 (55.56%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory Support
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Debian
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
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Nigel Frank International
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