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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 74 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 2.25% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.70%
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
145 89 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.71% 7.73% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 33
Average daily rate £348 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £15.94 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.42% -8.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 9 (69.23%) MCSE
2 8 (61.54%) MCITP
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) MCTS
5 4 (30.77%) Clustering
5 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) CMDB
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) A+ Certification
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL V2
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Deskside Support
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Head of IT
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) CMDB
3 2 (15.38%) Replication
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V2
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.69%) Fund Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) MCSE
2 8 (61.54%) MCITP
3 4 (30.77%) MCTS
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) A+ Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MCDBA
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) MCDST
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix