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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 77 73 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.58% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.83% 5.43% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£191 £135 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -38.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £135 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £544 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
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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
145 129 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.15% 10.77% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 40
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £137 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £620 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £20.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
7 1 (12.50%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) WSUS
7 1 (12.50%) CMDB
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) IPv4
3 1 (12.50%) IPv6
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) EMC