The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 78 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.63% 1.18% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.80% 12.50% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Average daily rate
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£285 £165 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £165 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £301 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.81 £17.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +7.65%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
138 96 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.81% 9.40% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 45 29
Average daily rate £350 £380 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £414 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) SCCM
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (41.67%) vSphere
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) SAN
5 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) MCSE
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) MS Office
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) Symantec
7 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (25.00%) WSUS
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
8 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
8 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 2 (16.67%) Finance

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) EDI
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) CAE
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) PMP
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCTS
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) MCDST
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (41.67%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) WSUS
2 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (16.67%) OpenView
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (16.67%) CommVault
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco