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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 21 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 91 82 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.58% 6.68% 8.91%
As % of the Vendors category 23.45% 20.20% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 31 26
Average daily rate
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£354 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £185 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £26.64 £10.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.76% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.94 £10.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.33 £12.90 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.27%
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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
388 406 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.08% 33.06% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 212 96
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £207 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.89 £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.85% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £63.45 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 63 (36.00%) Finance
2 50 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 50 (28.57%) Windows
3 49 (28.00%) MS Excel
4 48 (27.43%) .NET
5 41 (23.43%) C#
6 40 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (21.14%) MS Office
8 34 (19.43%) SQL
9 31 (17.71%) JavaScript
9 31 (17.71%) ASP.NET
10 22 (12.57%) SharePoint
10 22 (12.57%) .NET Framework
11 19 (10.86%) VMware
11 19 (10.86%) PRINCE2
11 19 (10.86%) T-SQL
11 19 (10.86%) VBScript
11 19 (10.86%) HTML
12 18 (10.29%) CSS
12 18 (10.29%) MS Exchange
12 18 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (9.71%) Active Directory
13 17 (9.71%) Migration
14 16 (9.14%) Banking
14 16 (9.14%) jQuery
15 15 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (8.00%) Project Management
16 14 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
16 14 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 22 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.86%) IIS
5 4 (2.29%) CMS
6 3 (1.71%) Lync
7 2 (1.14%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.57%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.57%) Drupal
8 1 (0.57%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 49 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 37 (21.14%) MS Office
3 14 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (6.86%) MS Project
5 5 (2.86%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.71%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.57%) InDesign
8 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) IaaS
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
1 1 (0.57%) PaaS
1 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.43%) LAN
2 11 (6.29%) Firewall
3 10 (5.71%) WAN
4 8 (4.57%) SAN
5 7 (4.00%) NAS
6 5 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.29%) Network Security
7 4 (2.29%) Internet
8 3 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.71%) SSL
8 3 (1.71%) VoIP
8 3 (1.71%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.14%) 802.11
9 2 (1.14%) Intranet
9 2 (1.14%) VPN
9 2 (1.14%) VLAN
9 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.57%) DNS
10 1 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.00%) MS Access
5 4 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Big Data
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.57%) JIRA
4 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 63 (36.00%) Finance
2 16 (9.14%) Banking
3 3 (1.71%) Retail
3 3 (1.71%) Retail Banking
3 3 (1.71%) Marketing
4 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.57%) International Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Front Office
5 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (26.86%) Developer
2 31 (17.71%) Analyst
3 21 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 15 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.86%) Architect
5 12 (6.86%) Consultant
6 11 (6.29%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.14%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (5.14%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.57%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.00%) Administrator
10 6 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.86%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.86%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.86%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (27.43%) .NET
2 31 (17.71%) ASP.NET
3 22 (12.57%) .NET Framework
4 19 (10.86%) HTML
5 18 (10.29%) CSS
6 16 (9.14%) jQuery
7 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.57%) XML
9 7 (4.00%) WinForms
9 7 (4.00%) WPF
10 6 (3.43%) WCF
10 6 (3.43%) CSS3
11 5 (2.86%) HTML5
12 4 (2.29%) Web Services
12 4 (2.29%) Application Packaging
13 3 (1.71%) NHibernate
14 2 (1.14%) Castle Windsor
14 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 2 (1.14%) Razor View Engine
14 2 (1.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.71%) Replication
3 4 (2.29%) Social Media
3 4 (2.29%) iPad
3 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (2.29%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.71%) Clustering
4 3 (1.71%) SCORM
4 3 (1.71%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.14%) CMDB
5 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (0.57%) PDA
6 1 (0.57%) CESG
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.57%) User Experience
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 50 (28.57%) Windows
2 11 (6.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (5.71%) Windows 8
4 8 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.86%) Linux
7 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.71%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.71%) UNIX
8 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.86%) PRINCE2
3 17 (9.71%) Migration
4 15 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (8.00%) Project Management
6 13 (7.43%) Change Management
7 12 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.86%) MVC
8 9 (5.14%) ITIL
9 7 (4.00%) Information Security
9 7 (4.00%) SOA
9 7 (4.00%) CRM
10 6 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.43%) Release Management
10 6 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.43%) Investment Management
10 6 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.43%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.43%) TOGAF
11 5 (2.86%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.43%) C#
2 34 (19.43%) SQL
3 31 (17.71%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.86%) T-SQL
4 19 (10.86%) VBScript
5 11 (6.29%) VBA
6 9 (5.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.29%) Java
8 2 (1.14%) C
8 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.57%) VB6
9 1 (0.57%) Python
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (4.57%) Degree
2 7 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.29%) VCP4
5 3 (1.71%) ISEB
6 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) MCP
6 2 (1.14%) MCSE
6 2 (1.14%) MCITP
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.57%) UCITS
3 1 (0.57%) EMIR
3 1 (0.57%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.29%) MetaFrame
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.71%) Firmware
4 3 (1.71%) XenApp
4 3 (1.71%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.86%) SCCM
2 8 (4.57%) SCOM
3 3 (1.71%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.71%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (10.86%) VMware
2 8 (4.57%) Oracle
3 7 (4.00%) Citrix
4 6 (3.43%) Adobe
5 5 (2.86%) HP
6 4 (2.29%) Apple
7 3 (1.71%) Veritas
7 3 (1.71%) Symantec
7 3 (1.71%) Veeam
8 2 (1.14%) Tableau
8 2 (1.14%) Vermilion
8 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.14%) NetApp
8 2 (1.14%) Nortel
8 2 (1.14%) SAP
9 1 (0.57%) Altiris
9 1 (0.57%) IBM
9 1 (0.57%) Progress
9 1 (0.57%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.57%) Lotus
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