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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 15 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 78 131 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.21% 8.89% 6.50%
As % of the Vendors category 23.35% 25.00% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 59 44
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.28 - £24.89
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 - £17.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.26 - £32.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
334 524 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 39.43% 35.57% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 259 196
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.25 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.79% +86.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £39.25 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.25 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 75 (39.27%) Windows
2 53 (27.75%) Active Directory
3 48 (25.13%) MS Excel
4 46 (24.08%) Finance
5 42 (21.99%) Windows 7
6 39 (20.42%) MS Office
7 38 (19.90%) .NET
7 38 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (17.28%) VMware
8 33 (17.28%) SQL
9 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
9 30 (15.71%) Citrix
10 29 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (13.61%) C#
12 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (12.04%) Windows 10
13 23 (12.04%) XenApp
13 23 (12.04%) DNS
14 22 (11.52%) DHCP
14 22 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (10.47%) Migration
15 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
16 19 (9.95%) Project Management
17 18 (9.42%) ITIL
17 18 (9.42%) Microsoft App-V
18 17 (8.90%) VMware ESX
18 17 (8.90%) MS Exchange
18 17 (8.90%) SCCM
19 16 (8.38%) XenDesktop

Microsoft
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 17 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.62%) SAS
6 4 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.09%) CMS
6 4 (2.09%) IIS
7 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.52%) Liferay
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (25.13%) MS Excel
2 39 (20.42%) MS Office
3 13 (6.81%) MS Project
4 12 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (4.71%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.05%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.57%) Sonata
3 2 (1.05%) assyst
4 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.71%) Office 365
3 6 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.05%) IaaS
4 2 (1.05%) Trello
5 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.04%) DNS
2 22 (11.52%) DHCP
3 10 (5.24%) Firewall
4 7 (3.66%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.14%) Internet
5 6 (3.14%) LAN
5 6 (3.14%) Skype
5 6 (3.14%) WAN
6 5 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.62%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.09%) VPN
7 4 (2.09%) Wireless
8 3 (1.57%) HTTP
8 3 (1.57%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.57%) VLAN
8 3 (1.57%) VoIP
9 2 (1.05%) FTP
9 2 (1.05%) SAN
10 1 (0.52%) Intranet
10 1 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.62%) Big Data
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.57%) QlikView
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) MySQL
8 1 (0.52%) OLAP
8 1 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (4.71%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.19%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.57%) JIRA
3 3 (1.57%) Maven
3 3 (1.57%) Selenium
3 3 (1.57%) Subversion
3 3 (1.57%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.05%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.05%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.52%) git-flow
5 1 (0.52%) MSTest
5 1 (0.52%) NUnit
5 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 46 (24.08%) Finance
2 16 (8.38%) Banking
3 6 (3.14%) Law
4 5 (2.62%) Retail
5 4 (2.09%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.57%) Advertising
6 3 (1.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (21.99%) Analyst
2 27 (14.14%) Developer
3 16 (8.38%) Architect
3 16 (8.38%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.81%) Consultant
5 11 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (5.24%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.19%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.19%) IT Analyst
7 8 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.14%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.14%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.14%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.62%) Applications Support
10 5 (2.62%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.62%) IT Manager
10 5 (2.62%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.90%) .NET
2 13 (6.81%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.76%) Web Services
4 9 (4.71%) WPF
5 7 (3.66%) jQuery
5 7 (3.66%) XML
6 6 (3.14%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.14%) RESTful
7 5 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (2.62%) CSS
8 4 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.09%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.09%) HTML
9 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.57%) LINQ
9 3 (1.57%) Middleware
9 3 (1.57%) WCF
10 2 (1.05%) Ajax
10 2 (1.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.62%) Replication
4 4 (2.09%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.09%) Fintech
4 4 (2.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.09%) PKI
5 3 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.57%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.57%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.57%) User Experience
6 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.05%) EPoS
6 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.05%) iPad
6 2 (1.05%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.05%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 75 (39.27%) Windows
2 42 (21.99%) Windows 7
3 29 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (12.04%) Windows 10
6 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
7 12 (6.28%) Linux
8 10 (5.24%) Unix
9 4 (2.09%) Android
9 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.09%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) MVS
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (10.47%) Migration
3 19 (9.95%) Project Management
4 18 (9.42%) ITIL
5 15 (7.85%) Business Analysis
6 14 (7.33%) PRINCE2
7 13 (6.81%) MVC
8 11 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.71%) Scrum
10 8 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.19%) Change Management
10 8 (4.19%) CRM
10 8 (4.19%) Release Management
10 8 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.19%) User Stories
10 8 (4.19%) Wealth Management
11 7 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.14%) ETL
12 6 (3.14%) Process Improvement
12 6 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.28%) SQL
2 26 (13.61%) C#
3 15 (7.85%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.28%) Java
4 12 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.24%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.19%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.09%) VBA
8 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.05%) Perl
8 2 (1.05%) Python
8 2 (1.05%) R
8 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) JCL
9 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (4.71%) APMP
1 9 (4.71%) Degree
2 3 (1.57%) ISEB
2 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.05%) MCP
3 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.52%) CCNA
4 1 (0.52%) CCNP
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.52%) CISSP
4 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.09%) QA
3 3 (1.57%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (27.75%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.04%) XenApp
4 18 (9.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (8.90%) VMware ESX
6 16 (8.38%) XenDesktop
7 13 (6.81%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.09%) XenServer
9 2 (1.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.52%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.52%) vSphere
10 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (8.90%) SCCM
2 7 (3.66%) SCOM
3 3 (1.57%) Ansible
3 3 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.57%) Puppet
3 3 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.52%) SnapMirror
4 1 (0.52%) vRealize
4 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (17.28%) VMware
2 30 (15.71%) Citrix
3 11 (5.76%) Oracle
4 9 (4.71%) Cisco
5 7 (3.66%) HP
6 6 (3.14%) CyberArk
6 6 (3.14%) IBM
7 4 (2.09%) Dell
7 4 (2.09%) Mitel
8 3 (1.57%) CA
8 3 (1.57%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.57%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.57%) Juniper
8 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.57%) Symantec
8 3 (1.57%) Teradata
9 2 (1.05%) FNZ
9 2 (1.05%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.05%) Lumension
9 2 (1.05%) Varonis
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