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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 80 82 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.79% 7.43% 6.84%
As % of the Vendors category 17.32% 23.56% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £249 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £12.25 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.45% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £23.50 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £31.50 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
462 348 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 39.19% 31.52% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 133 134
Average daily rate £390 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £287 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +56.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 80 (48.19%) Windows
2 51 (30.72%) Finance
3 49 (29.52%) MS Office
4 45 (27.11%) MS Excel
4 45 (27.11%) Active Directory
5 40 (24.10%) Windows 7
6 39 (23.49%) Banking
7 33 (19.88%) SQL
8 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (17.47%) Citrix
10 28 (16.87%) .NET
11 21 (12.65%) JavaScript
11 21 (12.65%) SharePoint
12 19 (11.45%) SAN
13 18 (10.84%) C#
13 18 (10.84%) Oracle
14 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
14 17 (10.24%) Linux
14 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (9.64%) VMware
15 16 (9.64%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (9.04%) VBA
17 14 (8.43%) ASP.NET
17 14 (8.43%) ITIL
17 14 (8.43%) HTML
17 14 (8.43%) Project Management
18 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (7.83%) Windows XP
18 13 (7.83%) MS Exchange
19 12 (7.23%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.65%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.63%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.02%) Lync
4 10 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (4.82%) CMS
5 8 (4.82%) CICS
5 8 (4.82%) IIS
6 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 49 (29.52%) MS Office
2 45 (27.11%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (6.02%) MS Project
5 5 (3.01%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.60%) assyst
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.45%) SAN
2 12 (7.23%) Internet
3 8 (4.82%) Firewall
3 8 (4.82%) NAS
3 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.22%) LAN
5 6 (3.61%) VoIP
5 6 (3.61%) DNS
6 5 (3.01%) DHCP
7 4 (2.41%) WAN
7 4 (2.41%) VPN
8 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.20%) Network Security
9 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.60%) MPLS
9 1 (0.60%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.02%) DB2
3 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.20%) OLAP
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.81%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.20%) Introscope
3 2 (1.20%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.60%) MSI
4 1 (0.60%) Valgrind
4 1 (0.60%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.60%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.60%) CMake
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 39 (23.49%) Banking
3 8 (4.82%) Publishing
4 6 (3.61%) Advertising
5 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.81%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.81%) International Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (21.08%) Developer
2 32 (19.28%) Analyst
3 13 (7.83%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (6.02%) Architect
4 10 (6.02%) Desktop Support
4 10 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (5.42%) .NET Developer
5 9 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (4.82%) Applications Support
6 8 (4.82%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.82%) Designer
7 7 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.22%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.22%) Administrator
7 7 (4.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (3.01%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Citrix Server Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.87%) .NET
2 14 (8.43%) ASP.NET
2 14 (8.43%) HTML
3 11 (6.63%) XML
4 10 (6.02%) CSS
5 9 (5.42%) Web Services
6 8 (4.82%) SOAP
6 8 (4.82%) JSON
6 8 (4.82%) RESTful
6 8 (4.82%) HTML5
7 7 (4.22%) Application Packaging
7 7 (4.22%) Middleware
8 6 (3.61%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.61%) jQuery
9 5 (3.01%) CSS3
10 3 (1.81%) EDI
11 2 (1.20%) XHTML
11 2 (1.20%) Backbone.js
11 2 (1.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.20%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.02%) Replication
2 8 (4.82%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (4.82%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.61%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.20%) Clustering
5 2 (1.20%) PKI
5 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.20%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.20%) iPhone
5 2 (1.20%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.60%) Open Source
6 1 (0.60%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.60%) CMDB
6 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 80 (48.19%) Windows
2 40 (24.10%) Windows 7
3 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (10.24%) Linux
5 13 (7.83%) Windows XP
6 12 (7.23%) UNIX
7 9 (5.42%) AIX
8 8 (4.82%) zOS
9 7 (4.22%) Windows 2000
10 5 (3.01%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.81%) Android
11 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.20%) SUSE
12 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (8.43%) ITIL
1 14 (8.43%) Project Management
2 11 (6.63%) Asset Management
3 10 (6.02%) Migration
4 8 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (3.61%) MVC
5 6 (3.61%) CRM
5 6 (3.61%) ETL
6 5 (3.01%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.01%) Test Scripting
7 4 (2.41%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (2.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.41%) Network Design
8 3 (1.81%) Workflow
8 3 (1.81%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.81%) Change Control
8 3 (1.81%) Software Deployment
8 3 (1.81%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.88%) SQL
2 21 (12.65%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.84%) C#
4 15 (9.04%) VBA
5 11 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.41%) Perl
7 3 (1.81%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.20%) C-shell
8 2 (1.20%) Python
8 2 (1.20%) VB6
8 2 (1.20%) Korn
8 2 (1.20%) X++
8 2 (1.20%) PHP
8 2 (1.20%) Java
8 2 (1.20%) VBScript
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) C++
9 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.82%) Degree
2 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.01%) MCSE
5 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.81%) MCP
5 3 (1.81%) PMP
5 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.20%) MCDST
6 2 (1.20%) MCITP
6 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.20%) CCNA
6 2 (1.20%) ISEB
6 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MCSA
7 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.23%) SLA
2 10 (6.02%) QA
3 4 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (27.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.82%) SRDF
5 6 (3.61%) vSphere
6 5 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.20%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.20%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.60%) XenApp
8 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) SCCM
2 5 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.41%) WSUS
4 3 (1.81%) SCOM
4 3 (1.81%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.20%) nmon
5 2 (1.20%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.20%) OpenView
5 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.60%) Legato
6 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 29 (17.47%) Citrix
2 18 (10.84%) Oracle
3 16 (9.64%) VMware
4 12 (7.23%) EMC
4 12 (7.23%) IBM
5 8 (4.82%) Altiris
6 7 (4.22%) Symantec
6 7 (4.22%) HP
7 6 (3.61%) CA
8 4 (2.41%) Cisco
9 3 (1.81%) LANDesk
9 3 (1.81%) Lumension
9 3 (1.81%) AppSense
10 2 (1.20%) Teradata
10 2 (1.20%) Nortel
10 2 (1.20%) CommVault
10 2 (1.20%) Lotus
10 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.20%) Apple
10 2 (1.20%) Dell
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