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 3 July 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.

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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 104 92 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.04% 7.22% 6.65%
As % of the Vendors category 25.30% 23.35% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £390 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £216 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £21.00 £16.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £32.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
411 394 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.81% 30.93% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 196 106
Average daily rate £350 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 6
Average hourly rate £12.35 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.19% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £18.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.47 £32.00 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 71 (33.18%) Windows
2 64 (29.91%) MS Excel
3 54 (25.23%) MS Office
4 51 (23.83%) Finance
5 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
6 43 (20.09%) SharePoint
7 42 (19.63%) SQL Server
8 34 (15.89%) .NET
9 31 (14.49%) PRINCE2
10 28 (13.08%) Windows 7
11 27 (12.62%) SQL
12 26 (12.15%) Project Management
12 26 (12.15%) Change Management
13 24 (11.21%) ITIL
14 21 (9.81%) C#
14 21 (9.81%) VMware
14 21 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (9.35%) Migration
15 20 (9.35%) CSS
16 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET
16 19 (8.88%) MS PowerPoint
17 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (8.41%) HTML
17 18 (8.41%) MS Exchange
18 16 (7.48%) MS Project
18 16 (7.48%) jQuery
19 15 (7.01%) Degree
19 15 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (7.01%) HTML5
20 14 (6.54%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 43 (20.09%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.14%) IIS
4 10 (4.67%) Lync
5 9 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.87%) CMS
7 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.93%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.93%) JBoss
8 2 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) Drupal
9 1 (0.47%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 64 (29.91%) MS Excel
2 54 (25.23%) MS Office
3 19 (8.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (7.48%) MS Project
5 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.87%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.47%) InDesign
7 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.47%) assyst
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.74%) Office 365
2 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (4.21%) LAN
2 9 (4.21%) VPN
3 8 (3.74%) DNS
3 8 (3.74%) 802.11
4 7 (3.27%) WAN
5 4 (1.87%) DHCP
5 4 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.87%) Firewall
6 3 (1.40%) SAN
6 3 (1.40%) VoIP
6 3 (1.40%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.93%) Broadband
8 1 (0.47%) GSM
8 1 (0.47%) WLAN
8 1 (0.47%) LDAP
8 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.34%) MS Access
5 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.47%) QlikView
9 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.40%) FishEye
3 3 (1.40%) JUnit
3 3 (1.40%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.40%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.40%) Subversion
3 3 (1.40%) Maven
3 3 (1.40%) JIRA
3 3 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
General
1 51 (23.83%) Finance
2 14 (6.54%) Banking
3 4 (1.87%) Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.40%) Advertising
5 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.93%) Law
5 2 (0.93%) Front Office
5 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) International Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (25.23%) Analyst
2 40 (18.69%) Developer
3 18 (8.41%) Project Manager
4 17 (7.94%) Support Analyst
5 16 (7.48%) Coordinator
6 15 (7.01%) Architect
7 12 (5.61%) Administrator
7 12 (5.61%) Data Analyst
7 12 (5.61%) Project Coordinator
8 11 (5.14%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.14%) Consultant
9 8 (3.74%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (3.74%) IT Support
10 7 (3.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 7 (3.27%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.34%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.89%) .NET
2 20 (9.35%) CSS
3 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET
4 18 (8.41%) HTML
5 16 (7.48%) jQuery
6 15 (7.01%) HTML5
7 13 (6.07%) CSS3
8 8 (3.74%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.74%) XML
9 7 (3.27%) Ajax
10 5 (2.34%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.34%) Web Services
11 4 (1.87%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.40%) MyBatis
12 3 (1.40%) Thymeleaf
12 3 (1.40%) Spring
12 3 (1.40%) RESTful
13 2 (0.93%) OAuth
13 2 (0.93%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.80%) User Experience
3 6 (2.80%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.87%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.87%) Handset
4 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.40%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.40%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.40%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.93%) iPhone
6 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.93%) PKI
6 2 (0.93%) Replication
6 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.47%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 71 (33.18%) Windows
2 28 (13.08%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.74%) Linux
5 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.27%) Android
7 6 (2.80%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.34%) AIX
9 4 (1.87%) HPUX
9 4 (1.87%) Solaris
9 4 (1.87%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.87%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.93%) UNIX
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.49%) PRINCE2
2 26 (12.15%) Project Management
2 26 (12.15%) Change Management
3 24 (11.21%) ITIL
4 20 (9.35%) Migration
5 12 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.61%) MVC
5 12 (5.61%) Risk Management
5 12 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (5.14%) Information Security
7 10 (4.67%) Investment Management
8 9 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.74%) Release Management
9 8 (3.74%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.27%) Data Migration
10 7 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.27%) Asset Management
10 7 (3.27%) Validation
10 7 (3.27%) SDLC
11 6 (2.80%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.62%) SQL
2 21 (9.81%) C#
3 14 (6.54%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.67%) VBA
4 10 (4.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.80%) XPath
5 6 (2.80%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.40%) Java
6 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.93%) C
7 2 (0.93%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.01%) Degree
2 9 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (3.27%) ISEB
3 7 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.40%) HND
5 3 (1.40%) CCNP
5 3 (1.40%) CCNA
5 3 (1.40%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) MCP
7 1 (0.47%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.14%) vSphere
4 7 (3.27%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.80%) XenApp
6 4 (1.87%) Firmware
7 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) SCCM
2 4 (1.87%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.40%) WSUS
3 3 (1.40%) SCOM
4 2 (0.93%) SCSM
4 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (9.81%) VMware
2 12 (5.61%) Cisco
3 11 (5.14%) Oracle
3 11 (5.14%) Citrix
4 9 (4.21%) HP
5 6 (2.80%) Telerik
6 4 (1.87%) Veeam
6 4 (1.87%) Tableau
7 3 (1.40%) Google
8 2 (0.93%) Lotus
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.93%) Adobe
8 2 (0.93%) SAP
8 2 (0.93%) Symantec
9 1 (0.47%) McAfee
9 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.47%) Cognos
9 1 (0.47%) Sybase
9 1 (0.47%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.47%) EMC
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