The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 23 September 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 79 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.63% 8.84% 6.56%
As % of the Vendors category 18.46% 26.03% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 34
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £272 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £468 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.54 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £28.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
Microsoft
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
428 388 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.91% 33.98% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 157 126
Average daily rate £400 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £286 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £12.25 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.62 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.35 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft 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.

1 79 (44.63%) Windows
2 62 (35.03%) Finance
3 48 (27.12%) Active Directory
4 47 (26.55%) MS Office
5 44 (24.86%) MS Excel
6 41 (23.16%) Banking
7 40 (22.60%) Windows 7
8 37 (20.90%) SQL
9 36 (20.34%) .NET
10 28 (15.82%) Citrix
10 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (14.69%) C#
11 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
12 25 (14.12%) JavaScript
13 21 (11.86%) SharePoint
13 21 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (11.30%) ASP.NET
15 19 (10.73%) Oracle
15 19 (10.73%) Linux
16 17 (9.60%) HTML
16 17 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (9.60%) Microsoft App-V
17 16 (9.04%) SAN
18 15 (8.47%) VBA
18 15 (8.47%) ITIL
18 15 (8.47%) UNIX
18 15 (8.47%) MS Exchange
19 14 (7.91%) SCCM
19 14 (7.91%) Lync
20 13 (7.34%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.91%) Lync
4 12 (6.78%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (4.52%) CMS
6 8 (4.52%) CICS
6 8 (4.52%) IIS
7 7 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 47 (26.55%) MS Office
2 44 (24.86%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (5.65%) MS Project
5 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.26%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.56%) assyst
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.04%) SAN
2 11 (6.21%) Internet
3 8 (4.52%) Firewall
3 8 (4.52%) NAS
3 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.95%) LAN
5 6 (3.39%) VoIP
6 5 (2.82%) DNS
7 4 (2.26%) WAN
7 4 (2.26%) DHCP
7 4 (2.26%) Network Security
8 3 (1.69%) VPN
9 1 (0.56%) ATM
9 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.56%) MPLS
9 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.65%) DB2
4 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.13%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.13%) OLAP
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.69%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.13%) Introscope
3 2 (1.13%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.56%) MSI
4 1 (0.56%) Valgrind
4 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.56%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.56%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.56%) CMake
4 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (35.03%) Finance
2 41 (23.16%) Banking
3 6 (3.39%) Advertising
3 6 (3.39%) Publishing
4 4 (2.26%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.26%) Retail
5 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.69%) International Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (24.29%) Developer
2 32 (18.08%) Analyst
3 17 (9.60%) .NET Developer
4 13 (7.34%) SharePoint Developer
5 11 (6.21%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.65%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.65%) Architect
6 10 (5.65%) Administrator
7 9 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.52%) Designer
9 7 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.95%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.39%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.39%) Infrastructure Designer
11 5 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.34%) .NET
2 20 (11.30%) ASP.NET
3 17 (9.60%) HTML
4 13 (7.34%) CSS
5 12 (6.78%) XML
6 11 (6.21%) Application Packaging
7 10 (5.65%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.65%) jQuery
8 9 (5.08%) Web Services
9 8 (4.52%) SOAP
9 8 (4.52%) RESTful
9 8 (4.52%) HTML5
9 8 (4.52%) JSON
10 7 (3.95%) Middleware
11 5 (2.82%) CSS3
12 4 (2.26%) WPF
12 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.69%) WCF
14 2 (1.13%) LINQ
14 2 (1.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) Replication
2 9 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (4.52%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.95%) User Experience
5 6 (3.39%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.13%) iPhone
8 2 (1.13%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.13%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.13%) Clustering
8 2 (1.13%) PKI
8 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.13%) CMDB
8 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 79 (44.63%) Windows
2 40 (22.60%) Windows 7
3 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (10.73%) Linux
5 17 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.47%) UNIX
7 12 (6.78%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.08%) AIX
9 8 (4.52%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.52%) zOS
10 5 (2.82%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.69%) Android
12 2 (1.13%) SUSE
12 2 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (8.47%) ITIL
3 13 (7.34%) Migration
4 11 (6.21%) Project Management
4 11 (6.21%) Asset Management
5 9 (5.08%) MVC
6 7 (3.95%) Coaching
7 6 (3.39%) CRM
7 6 (3.39%) ETL
8 5 (2.82%) Scrum
9 4 (2.26%) Network Design
9 4 (2.26%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.26%) Workflow
9 4 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.26%) Fund Accounting
9 4 (2.26%) Test Scripting
10 3 (1.69%) Investment Management
10 3 (1.69%) Integration Testing
10 3 (1.69%) Change Control
10 3 (1.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.90%) SQL
2 26 (14.69%) C#
3 25 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.47%) VBA
5 11 (6.21%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.39%) VBScript
7 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.26%) Perl
9 3 (1.69%) VB
10 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.13%) C-shell
10 2 (1.13%) Python
10 2 (1.13%) VB6
10 2 (1.13%) Korn
10 2 (1.13%) X++
10 2 (1.13%) PHP
10 2 (1.13%) Java
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.95%) Degree
2 7 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.82%) MCSE
5 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.69%) PMP
5 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.69%) MCITP
6 2 (1.13%) MCDST
6 2 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.13%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.13%) CCNA
6 2 (1.13%) ISEB
6 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.13%) MCP
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.78%) SLA
2 11 (6.21%) QA
3 4 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (4.52%) SRDF
3 8 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.69%) vSphere
5 3 (1.69%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.56%) XenApp
6 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (7.91%) SCCM
2 6 (3.39%) SCOM
3 4 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.69%) WSUS
4 3 (1.69%) SCSM
5 2 (1.13%) nmon
5 2 (1.13%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.13%) OpenView
5 2 (1.13%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.56%) Legato
6 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 28 (15.82%) Citrix
2 19 (10.73%) Oracle
3 13 (7.34%) VMware
4 12 (6.78%) IBM
5 10 (5.65%) EMC
6 9 (5.08%) Altiris
7 6 (3.39%) Symantec
7 6 (3.39%) HP
7 6 (3.39%) CA
8 4 (2.26%) Polycom
9 3 (1.69%) Lumension
9 3 (1.69%) LANDesk
9 3 (1.69%) AppSense
10 2 (1.13%) Teradata
10 2 (1.13%) Cisco
10 2 (1.13%) Nortel
10 2 (1.13%) CommVault
10 2 (1.13%) Lotus
10 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.13%) Apple
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