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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 81 76 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.47% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 4.38% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £475 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +90.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £323 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £655 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £17.29
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -8.18%
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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
154 137 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.55% 10.70% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 47
Average daily rate £325 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Migration
6 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) LDAP
8 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (21.43%) MCSE
8 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
8 3 (21.43%) CCNP
8 3 (21.43%) CCNA
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) LDAP
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) IPv4
5 1 (7.14%) IPv6
5 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCEE
3 1 (7.14%) CCA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
5 1 (7.14%) Firmware
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) CommVault
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) Dell Compellent