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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 4.65% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £325 £158 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.34% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.24% +10.00%
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
139 129 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.22% 8.82% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 67 61
Median daily rate £385 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 5 May 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 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) SCOM
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) LDAP
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) CISSP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) CICS
5 2 (20.00%) RACF
5 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (20.00%) CISA
5 2 (20.00%) CISM
5 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Security Management
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Finance

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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) LDAP
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) PABX
4 1 (10.00%) PBX
4 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory Support
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) IT Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Security Management
2 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CISA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) RACF
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Mitel