The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank - 81 54
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.083% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Microsoft Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1430 1207 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.58% 94.00% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 670 301
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.75 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SAP