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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 71 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.25% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 2.31% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£163 £255 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.27% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £159 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £351 £216
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.49%
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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
131 130 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.04% 10.65% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 65 38
Average daily rate £325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £198 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) MCITP
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V2
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 2 (28.57%) MCTS
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) SCOM
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) IPv4
2 1 (14.29%) IPv6
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
2 1 (14.29%) Head of IT
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Operations
2 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V2
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
2 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
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