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 30 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.

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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 110 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.51% 6.46% 7.11%
As % of the Vendors category 22.16% 20.56% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 50
Median daily rate £350 £332 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% -1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £485 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £14.51 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
388 535 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.42% 31.40% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 268 234
Median daily rate £370 £390 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £47.25 £23.47 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.34% +91.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016, 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.

1 100 (43.29%) Windows
2 74 (32.03%) MS Excel
3 66 (28.57%) Finance
4 61 (26.41%) Active Directory
5 55 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 51 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (19.91%) MS Office
8 45 (19.48%) Citrix
9 42 (18.18%) SQL
9 42 (18.18%) Banking
10 40 (17.32%) Windows Server
11 38 (16.45%) PowerShell
11 38 (16.45%) Windows 7
12 35 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (15.15%) Migration
13 34 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (13.42%) MS Visio
16 30 (12.99%) VMware
17 28 (12.12%) XenApp
18 26 (11.26%) Oracle
18 26 (11.26%) Web Services
18 26 (11.26%) Project Management
19 25 (10.82%) VBScript
19 25 (10.82%) Scrum
20 24 (10.39%) .NET
20 24 (10.39%) Data Centre
21 23 (9.96%) ITIL
22 21 (9.09%) XML
23 19 (8.23%) SharePoint

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 19 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.93%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.90%) IIS
5 7 (3.03%) CMS
5 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.30%) JBoss
9 2 (0.87%) Apache
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.87%) SAS
9 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 74 (32.03%) MS Excel
2 46 (19.91%) MS Office
3 31 (13.42%) MS Visio
4 15 (6.49%) MS Project
5 9 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.73%) Sonata
2 4 (1.73%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.87%) assyst
3 2 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.90%) Office 365
3 6 (2.60%) PaaS
4 5 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.87%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.87%) IaaS
5 2 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.93%) DNS
2 14 (6.06%) SAN
3 13 (5.63%) NetScaler
4 12 (5.19%) DHCP
5 10 (4.33%) Unified Communications
6 7 (3.03%) LAN
6 7 (3.03%) Skype
7 6 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.16%) Internet
8 5 (2.16%) NAS
8 5 (2.16%) VoIP
8 5 (2.16%) WAN
8 5 (2.16%) Wireless
9 4 (1.73%) SSL
10 3 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.30%) Firewall
10 3 (1.30%) HTTP
10 3 (1.30%) VPN
11 2 (0.87%) FTP
11 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.46%) MS Access
5 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.30%) MySQL
8 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.87%) SQLite
10 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.43%) Power BI
10 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.43%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (4.33%) JIRA
1 10 (4.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.16%) NUnit
3 4 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.30%) MSBuild
4 3 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.87%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.87%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.87%) JUnit
5 2 (0.87%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.87%) Subversion
5 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.43%) Checkstyle
6 1 (0.43%) JBehave
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
General
1 66 (28.57%) Finance
2 42 (18.18%) Banking
3 11 (4.76%) Legal
4 9 (3.90%) Law
5 8 (3.46%) Retail
6 5 (2.16%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.73%) Advertising
7 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) International Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (20.78%) Analyst
2 25 (10.82%) Developer
3 24 (10.39%) Architect
4 23 (9.96%) Business Analyst
5 22 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 19 (8.23%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.06%) Agile Business Analyst
7 14 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (5.19%) Consultant
9 11 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Administrator
10 10 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.46%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.03%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.26%) Web Services
2 24 (10.39%) .NET
3 21 (9.09%) XML
4 18 (7.79%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.33%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.46%) HTML
6 8 (3.46%) Middleware
7 7 (3.03%) CSS
7 7 (3.03%) jQuery
8 5 (2.16%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.16%) RESTful
9 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.73%) WPF
10 3 (1.30%) Ajax
10 3 (1.30%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.30%) Java EE
11 2 (0.87%) ISPF
11 2 (0.87%) SOAP
11 2 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.93%) Clustering
4 11 (4.76%) User Experience
5 8 (3.46%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.60%) iPad
7 5 (2.16%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.73%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.73%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.73%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.30%) Statistics
10 2 (0.87%) iSeries
10 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.87%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.87%) Tandem
11 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.43%) Social Media
11 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 100 (43.29%) Windows
2 51 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (17.32%) Windows Server
4 38 (16.45%) Windows 7
5 34 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (8.23%) Windows 10
7 15 (6.49%) Linux
8 12 (5.19%) Unix
9 11 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.73%) AIX
12 3 (1.30%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.30%) Solaris
12 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.87%) HPUX
13 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (15.15%) Migration
2 26 (11.26%) Project Management
3 25 (10.82%) Scrum
4 23 (9.96%) ITIL
5 16 (6.93%) Business Analysis
5 16 (6.93%) MVC
5 16 (6.93%) User Stories
6 15 (6.49%) PRINCE2
7 14 (6.06%) Kanban
8 12 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.19%) Wireframes
9 11 (4.76%) Application Packaging
9 11 (4.76%) Change Management
9 11 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.76%) Workflow
10 9 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (3.90%) OO
10 9 (3.90%) Service Management
10 9 (3.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.18%) SQL
2 38 (16.45%) PowerShell
3 25 (10.82%) VBScript
4 17 (7.36%) C#
5 14 (6.06%) VBA
6 12 (5.19%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.90%) Java
8 8 (3.46%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.60%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.87%) Delphi
12 2 (0.87%) JCL
12 2 (0.87%) Perl
12 2 (0.87%) Python
12 2 (0.87%) VB
13 1 (0.43%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.73%) Degree
5 4 (1.73%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.73%) MCSE
6 3 (1.30%) CCA
6 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.87%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.87%) ISEB
7 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.87%) MCITP
7 2 (0.87%) MCSA
7 2 (0.87%) MCTS
8 1 (0.43%) HND
8 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 61 (26.41%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.12%) XenApp
3 19 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.23%) XenDesktop
4 17 (7.36%) VMware ESX
5 10 (4.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.60%) XenServer
8 4 (1.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.30%) Docker
9 3 (1.30%) MetaFrame
9 3 (1.30%) NFS
10 2 (0.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.87%) vSphere
11 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (7.36%) SCOM
2 16 (6.93%) SCCM
2 16 (6.93%) WSUS
3 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.30%) Ansible
5 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.30%) Puppet
6 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.87%) Netcool
6 2 (0.87%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.43%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.43%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.43%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 45 (19.48%) Citrix
2 30 (12.99%) VMware
3 26 (11.26%) Oracle
4 11 (4.76%) IBM
4 11 (4.76%) NetApp
5 10 (4.33%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.60%) Symantec
7 5 (2.16%) CA
7 5 (2.16%) EMC
8 4 (1.73%) AppSense
8 4 (1.73%) Cisco
8 4 (1.73%) FNZ
8 4 (1.73%) HP
9 3 (1.30%) Altiris
9 3 (1.30%) Brocade
9 3 (1.30%) Splunk
10 2 (0.87%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (0.87%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.87%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.87%) Nintex
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