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 24 July 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.47% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 5.44% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £245 £338 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.40% +18.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +14.28%
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
140 147 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.94% 9.28% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 79 83
Median daily rate £373 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +77.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 24 July 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) MCSE
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) PKI
5 2 (22.22%) StarTeam
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
5 2 (22.22%) Altiris
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) MCTS
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Migration

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 (22.22%) CICS
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) PABX
2 1 (11.11%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) SIEM Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) XenServer Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Build Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Planning and Forecasting
1 2 (22.22%) Security Management
1 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
1 2 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (22.22%) SIEM
1 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) CCA
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CISA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CISM
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) MCTS
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) MetaFrame
3 2 (22.22%) RACF
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 2 (22.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (22.22%) Netcool
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Citrix
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Altiris
2 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas
3 1 (11.11%) Mitel