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 24 September 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 81 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 4.76% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £245 £294 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.59% -19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £375 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +3.03%
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
138 189 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.36% 11.08% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 90 51
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £14.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -0.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) MCSE
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (25.00%) MCITP
8 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) MCSA
8 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (25.00%) Clustering
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (16.67%) Migration
9 2 (16.67%) Banking
9 2 (16.67%) Altiris
9 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
9 2 (16.67%) Change Management
9 2 (16.67%) Netcool
9 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (16.67%) DHCP
9 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 2 (16.67%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) CICS
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) XenServer Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Graduate Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Graduate Support Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Graduate Technical Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Graduate Technical Support
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) SIEM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
1 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (8.33%) Security Management
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (8.33%) SIEM
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCA
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) MCP
3 2 (16.67%) MCTS
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) CISA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CISM
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) MetaFrame
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (16.67%) XenServer
4 1 (8.33%) RACF
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (16.67%) Netcool
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Altiris
3 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 2 (16.67%) Veritas
4 1 (8.33%) CommVault
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
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