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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 97 98 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.31% 5.84% 6.76%
As % of the Vendors category 20.46% 20.00% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 48
Median daily rate £355 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £145 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £492 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.82 £14.51 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% +18.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
474 490 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.62% 29.20% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 249 222
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Median hourly rate £15.82 £13.43 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.75% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.18 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £32.43 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (40.98%) Windows
2 82 (33.61%) MS Excel
3 80 (32.79%) Finance
4 63 (25.82%) SQL Server
5 54 (22.13%) Active Directory
6 52 (21.31%) Banking
7 47 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (19.26%) MS Office
7 47 (19.26%) SQL
8 46 (18.85%) Citrix
9 40 (16.39%) Windows Server
10 39 (15.98%) Oracle
10 39 (15.98%) PowerShell
11 37 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (13.52%) Migration
13 31 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (12.70%) Data Centre
14 30 (12.30%) XenApp
15 29 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (11.48%) VMware
16 28 (11.48%) Windows 7
17 27 (11.07%) VBScript
17 27 (11.07%) MS Visio
18 26 (10.66%) .NET
18 26 (10.66%) ITIL
19 25 (10.25%) Project Management
20 23 (9.43%) Scrum
20 23 (9.43%) Web Services
21 21 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 19 (7.79%) 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 19 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.15%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.74%) IIS
4 8 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.46%) CMS
6 6 (2.46%) JBoss
6 6 (2.46%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.05%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.23%) SAS
9 2 (0.82%) Apache
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 82 (33.61%) MS Excel
2 47 (19.26%) MS Office
3 27 (11.07%) MS Visio
4 16 (6.56%) MS Project
5 10 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) assyst
2 3 (1.23%) Sonata
2 3 (1.23%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.87%) Office 365
3 6 (2.46%) PaaS
4 5 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.82%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.82%) IaaS
5 2 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.82%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.79%) DNS
2 13 (5.33%) DHCP
2 13 (5.33%) NetScaler
2 13 (5.33%) SAN
3 9 (3.69%) Internet
4 6 (2.46%) SSL
4 6 (2.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.05%) LAN
5 5 (2.05%) NAS
5 5 (2.05%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.64%) WAN
7 3 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.23%) VoIP
7 3 (1.23%) Wireless
8 2 (0.82%) Firewall
8 2 (0.82%) Intranet
8 2 (0.82%) Network Security
8 2 (0.82%) Skype
8 2 (0.82%) SSH
8 2 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (25.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.10%) MS Access
4 9 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.23%) MySQL
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.82%) SQLite
11 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.41%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.41%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (4.51%) JIRA
2 8 (3.28%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.87%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.46%) JUnit
5 5 (2.05%) NUnit
6 4 (1.64%) Cobertura
6 4 (1.64%) JBehave
7 3 (1.23%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.82%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.82%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.82%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.82%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.82%) Subversion
9 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 80 (32.79%) Finance
2 52 (21.31%) Banking
3 11 (4.51%) Legal
4 8 (3.28%) Retail
5 7 (2.87%) Law
6 4 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.82%) Advertising
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) International Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.62%) Analyst
2 32 (13.11%) Architect
3 29 (11.89%) Developer
4 26 (10.66%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.79%) Business Analyst
6 16 (6.56%) Consultant
7 15 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.74%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.92%) Agile Business Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.92%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.51%) Administrator
11 11 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.28%) Applications Support
12 8 (3.28%) Server Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Windows Server Engineer
13 7 (2.87%) Data Centre Manager
13 7 (2.87%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.66%) .NET
2 23 (9.43%) Web Services
3 17 (6.97%) XML
4 15 (6.15%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.10%) .NET Framework
6 9 (3.69%) Java EE
7 7 (2.87%) HTML
8 6 (2.46%) CSS
8 6 (2.46%) jQuery
8 6 (2.46%) Middleware
9 5 (2.05%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.05%) JSON
9 5 (2.05%) SOAP
9 5 (2.05%) Spring
10 4 (1.64%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.64%) JDBC
10 4 (1.64%) JPA
10 4 (1.64%) RESTful
11 3 (1.23%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.56%) Clustering
3 9 (3.69%) User Experience
4 8 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.46%) Cryptography
6 6 (2.46%) iPad
7 5 (2.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.64%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.23%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.23%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.23%) Statistics
10 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.82%) iSeries
10 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.82%) Tandem
11 1 (0.41%) Social Media
11 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 100 (40.98%) Windows
2 47 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (16.39%) Windows Server
4 37 (15.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (11.48%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.97%) Windows 10
7 16 (6.56%) Linux
8 12 (4.92%) Unix
9 11 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.69%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.64%) AIX
13 3 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.23%) Solaris
13 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.82%) HPUX
14 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.41%) MVS
15 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.52%) Migration
2 29 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.66%) ITIL
4 25 (10.25%) Project Management
5 23 (9.43%) Scrum
6 18 (7.38%) Change Management
6 18 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (6.56%) PRINCE2
8 14 (5.74%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.74%) MVC
9 13 (5.33%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (5.33%) User Stories
10 12 (4.92%) Application Packaging
10 12 (4.92%) BDD
10 12 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (4.92%) CRM
10 12 (4.92%) Kanban
10 12 (4.92%) Time Management
10 12 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.26%) SQL
2 39 (15.98%) PowerShell
3 27 (11.07%) VBScript
4 16 (6.56%) C#
4 16 (6.56%) Java
5 13 (5.33%) T-SQL
5 13 (5.33%) VBA
6 8 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.87%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.05%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.05%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.23%) VB
10 2 (0.82%) Delphi
10 2 (0.82%) JCL
10 2 (0.82%) Perl
10 2 (0.82%) PHP
10 2 (0.82%) Python
10 2 (0.82%) X++
11 1 (0.41%) C
11 1 (0.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (2.05%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.64%) BC Cleared
4 4 (1.64%) MCSE
4 4 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.23%) APMP
5 3 (1.23%) CCA
5 3 (1.23%) Degree
5 3 (1.23%) ISEB
5 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.82%) MCITP
6 2 (0.82%) MCSA
6 2 (0.82%) MCTS
7 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.15%) QA
2 12 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.23%) COBIT
4 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 30 (12.30%) XenApp
3 21 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.79%) XenDesktop
5 17 (6.97%) VMware ESX
6 10 (4.10%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.23%) Docker
9 3 (1.23%) MetaFrame
9 3 (1.23%) NFS
9 3 (1.23%) XenServer
10 2 (0.82%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.82%) vSphere
11 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.97%) SCCM
1 17 (6.97%) SCOM
2 16 (6.56%) WSUS
3 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.64%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.23%) Ansible
5 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.23%) Puppet
5 3 (1.23%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.82%) Netcool
7 1 (0.41%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.41%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 46 (18.85%) Citrix
2 39 (15.98%) Oracle
3 28 (11.48%) VMware
4 12 (4.92%) IBM
5 11 (4.51%) NetApp
6 10 (4.10%) Sitecore
7 7 (2.87%) Symantec
8 5 (2.05%) CA
8 5 (2.05%) Cisco
9 4 (1.64%) AppSense
9 4 (1.64%) EMC
9 4 (1.64%) HP
9 4 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.23%) Altiris
10 3 (1.23%) Brocade
10 3 (1.23%) Cognos
10 3 (1.23%) FNZ
10 3 (1.23%) Splunk
11 2 (0.82%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.82%) Veritas
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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