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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 80 74 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.073% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 2.48% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £375 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +82.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.07%
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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
140 121 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.17% 9.82% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 61 30
Average daily rate £350 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 February 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 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL V2
4 2 (28.57%) MCTS
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) CMDB
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) SCOM
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Deskside Support
2 1 (14.29%) Head of IT
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Operations
2 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V2
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £327.00 per week
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £130.12 - £150.00 per week
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £120.00 - £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
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QA Limited
Rate: £153.75 - £192.38 per week
Posted: 16 days ago