The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.73% 6.26% 7.24%
As % of the Vendors category 16.80% 19.81% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 33
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £165 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
512 323 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.09% 31.57% 36.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 122 140
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
Scotland

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 94 (54.97%) Windows
2 52 (30.41%) Finance
3 46 (26.90%) Windows 7
4 45 (26.32%) MS Excel
5 40 (23.39%) MS Office
6 39 (22.81%) Active Directory
7 37 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (18.71%) SQL
8 32 (18.71%) Banking
9 28 (16.37%) Citrix
10 27 (15.79%) .NET
11 23 (13.45%) SharePoint
12 22 (12.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (12.28%) C#
13 21 (12.28%) Oracle
14 20 (11.70%) JavaScript
14 20 (11.70%) SAN
14 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (9.36%) Internet
15 16 (9.36%) Linux
15 16 (9.36%) VMware
16 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
17 14 (8.19%) HTML
17 14 (8.19%) Project Management
17 14 (8.19%) EMC
17 14 (8.19%) Publishing
17 14 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (7.60%) Migration
18 13 (7.60%) IBM
18 13 (7.60%) VBA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (13.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.60%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.02%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.26%) Lync
4 9 (5.26%) CICS
5 8 (4.68%) CMS
6 7 (4.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.92%) IIS
8 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.58%) Moodle
11 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.58%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.58%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 45 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 40 (23.39%) MS Office
3 13 (7.60%) MS Project
4 8 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.75%) MultiFonds
4 2 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.58%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.58%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.58%) assyst
5 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.70%) SAN
2 16 (9.36%) Internet
3 9 (5.26%) NAS
4 7 (4.09%) Firewall
5 4 (2.34%) LAN
5 4 (2.34%) VoIP
5 4 (2.34%) DHCP
5 4 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.34%) DNS
6 3 (1.75%) VPN
7 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.17%) Network Security
7 2 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.58%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.58%) MPLS
8 1 (0.58%) Intranet
8 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.43%) DB2
3 7 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.17%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.17%) OLAP
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.75%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (1.17%) Introscope
4 2 (1.17%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.58%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.58%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.58%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.58%) CMake
5 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (30.41%) Finance
2 32 (18.71%) Banking
3 14 (8.19%) Publishing
4 6 (3.51%) Advertising
5 4 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.75%) International Banking
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (1.17%) Retail
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (19.88%) Developer
1 34 (19.88%) Analyst
2 10 (5.85%) Architect
2 10 (5.85%) .NET Developer
2 10 (5.85%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (5.26%) Designer
3 9 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 9 (5.26%) Applications Support
4 7 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (4.09%) Applications Packager
4 7 (4.09%) Test Analyst
4 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Designer
5 6 (3.51%) Desktop Support
5 6 (3.51%) Support Analyst
5 6 (3.51%) Support Engineer
5 6 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (2.92%) Server Engineer
6 5 (2.92%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.79%) .NET
2 14 (8.19%) HTML
3 10 (5.85%) CSS
3 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.68%) .NET Framework
5 7 (4.09%) Middleware
5 7 (4.09%) XML
5 7 (4.09%) HTML5
6 6 (3.51%) jQuery
7 5 (2.92%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.92%) CSS3
7 5 (2.92%) Web Services
8 4 (2.34%) SOAP
8 4 (2.34%) EDI
8 4 (2.34%) JSON
8 4 (2.34%) RESTful
9 2 (1.17%) WPF
9 2 (1.17%) LINQ
9 2 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Replication
2 9 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 9 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (2.34%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.75%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.17%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.17%) PKI
5 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.58%) Open Source
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.58%) EPoS
6 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.58%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 94 (54.97%) Windows
2 46 (26.90%) Windows 7
3 37 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.36%) Linux
6 13 (7.60%) Windows XP
6 13 (7.60%) UNIX
7 10 (5.85%) AIX
8 9 (5.26%) zOS
9 6 (3.51%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.34%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.17%) Android
13 2 (1.17%) SUSE
13 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (8.19%) Project Management
2 13 (7.60%) Migration
3 11 (6.43%) ITIL
3 11 (6.43%) Asset Management
3 11 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (4.68%) CRM
5 7 (4.09%) Test Scripting
5 7 (4.09%) Fund Accounting
6 6 (3.51%) ETL
6 6 (3.51%) MVC
7 5 (2.92%) Workflow
7 5 (2.92%) PRINCE2
7 5 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.34%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.34%) Network Design
9 3 (1.75%) Regression Testing
9 3 (1.75%) Programme Management
9 3 (1.75%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.71%) SQL
2 21 (12.28%) C#
3 20 (11.70%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.60%) VBA
5 9 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.92%) Perl
7 3 (1.75%) Java
7 3 (1.75%) Python
8 2 (1.17%) VB6
8 2 (1.17%) VB
8 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.17%) Korn
8 2 (1.17%) X++
8 2 (1.17%) PHP
8 2 (1.17%) C-shell
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.51%) Degree
5 4 (2.34%) ISEB
6 3 (1.75%) MCSE
6 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.75%) PMP
6 3 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.75%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.58%) MCP
8 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) MCDST
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) MCSA
8 1 (0.58%) CCNA
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) QA
3 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.26%) SRDF
5 7 (4.09%) vSphere
6 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.51%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.17%) XenApp
7 2 (1.17%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.58%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 12 (7.02%) SCCM
2 4 (2.34%) SCOM
3 3 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.75%) WSUS
4 2 (1.17%) OpenView
4 2 (1.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.17%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.17%) nmon
5 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.58%) Legato
5 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (16.37%) Citrix
2 21 (12.28%) Oracle
3 16 (9.36%) VMware
4 14 (8.19%) EMC
5 13 (7.60%) IBM
6 8 (4.68%) HP
7 6 (3.51%) Cisco
8 5 (2.92%) CA
8 5 (2.92%) Altiris
9 4 (2.34%) Dell
10 3 (1.75%) CommVault
10 3 (1.75%) Symantec
10 3 (1.75%) Lumension
10 3 (1.75%) AppSense
11 2 (1.17%) Twitter
11 2 (1.17%) Dell KACE
11 2 (1.17%) Red Gate
11 2 (1.17%) Lotus
11 2 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.17%) Apple
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
LA International
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £400 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago