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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.99% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.58% 11.21% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 £34.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -17.96%
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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
131 107 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.07% 8.83% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 60
Average daily rate £375 £326 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% +10.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £133 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £34.40 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -20.00%

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 25 November 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 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) MCSE
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) MCITP
4 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) Clustering
6 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (25.00%) MCTS
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) SLA
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Specialist
1 2 (12.50%) Deskside Support
1 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
1 2 (12.50%) Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) DBA
1 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) Administrator
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
1 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) CRM Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) CRM Manager
2 1 (6.25%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (12.50%) EqualLogic
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V2
3 2 (12.50%) Coaching
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Fund Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) MCSE
2 7 (43.75%) MCITP
3 4 (25.00%) MCTS
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) MCDST
5 2 (12.50%) MCDBA
5 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) WSUS
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) CommVault
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix