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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 21 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 82 118 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.33% 10.12% 6.79%
As % of the Vendors category 19.39% 29.06% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 40 32
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£350 £363 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £286 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Average hourly rate £14.14 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.22 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £35.40 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
423 406 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.66% 34.82% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 176 117
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £291 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -12.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 66 (38.37%) Windows
1 66 (38.37%) Finance
2 44 (25.58%) .NET
3 43 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 42 (24.42%) MS Office
5 39 (22.67%) MS Excel
5 39 (22.67%) Banking
6 35 (20.35%) SQL Server
7 34 (19.77%) C#
8 32 (18.60%) SQL
8 32 (18.60%) Windows 7
9 28 (16.28%) JavaScript
10 26 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (13.37%) Citrix
11 23 (13.37%) ASP.NET
12 21 (12.21%) HTML
12 21 (12.21%) SharePoint
13 17 (9.88%) MS Exchange
13 17 (9.88%) CSS
14 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (9.30%) SCCM
15 15 (8.72%) jQuery
15 15 (8.72%) VMware
15 15 (8.72%) SAN
15 15 (8.72%) XML
15 15 (8.72%) ITIL
15 15 (8.72%) Oracle
15 15 (8.72%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (12.21%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.88%) MS Exchange
3 14 (8.14%) Lync
4 10 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.65%) IIS
5 8 (4.65%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.07%) CMS
7 5 (2.91%) CICS
8 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 42 (24.42%) MS Office
2 39 (22.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (6.40%) MS Project
5 3 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.58%) assyst
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.72%) SAN
2 10 (5.81%) Internet
3 8 (4.65%) NAS
4 7 (4.07%) LAN
4 7 (4.07%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.49%) Firewall
6 5 (2.91%) DNS
6 5 (2.91%) WAN
7 4 (2.33%) DHCP
7 4 (2.33%) Network Security
8 3 (1.74%) VoIP
8 3 (1.74%) VPN
9 2 (1.16%) Intranet
10 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.58%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.91%) DB2
6 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.58%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.58%) OLAP
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.16%) Introscope
2 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.58%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.58%) GoogleTest
3 1 (0.58%) CMake
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) Valgrind
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 66 (38.37%) Finance
2 39 (22.67%) Banking
3 5 (2.91%) Retail
3 5 (2.91%) Advertising
3 5 (2.91%) Publishing
4 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.74%) International Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (27.33%) Developer
2 27 (15.70%) Analyst
3 22 (12.79%) .NET Developer
4 13 (7.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 11 (6.40%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.81%) Architect
6 10 (5.81%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.81%) Administrator
6 10 (5.81%) C# Developer
6 10 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.65%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.07%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.49%) Designer
11 5 (2.91%) Citrix Server Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.58%) .NET
2 23 (13.37%) ASP.NET
3 21 (12.21%) HTML
4 17 (9.88%) CSS
5 15 (8.72%) XML
5 15 (8.72%) jQuery
6 11 (6.40%) .NET Framework
6 11 (6.40%) Application Packaging
7 9 (5.23%) WPF
8 8 (4.65%) JSON
8 8 (4.65%) RESTful
8 8 (4.65%) Web Services
8 8 (4.65%) SOAP
9 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.91%) WCF
10 5 (2.91%) WinForms
11 4 (2.33%) Middleware
11 4 (2.33%) HTML5
12 3 (1.74%) CSS3
13 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.23%) Replication
2 7 (4.07%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.07%) User Experience
3 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.91%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.91%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.74%) Clustering
6 2 (1.16%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.16%) iPad
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.16%) iPhone
6 2 (1.16%) PKI
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.16%) CMDB
6 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 66 (38.37%) Windows
2 32 (18.60%) Windows 7
3 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (8.72%) Linux
6 12 (6.98%) UNIX
7 9 (5.23%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.65%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.49%) AIX
10 5 (2.91%) zOS
10 5 (2.91%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.74%) Android
12 2 (1.16%) SUSE
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (8.72%) ITIL
3 14 (8.14%) Migration
4 11 (6.40%) Project Management
5 10 (5.81%) MVC
6 8 (4.65%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.07%) Coaching
8 6 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.49%) CRM
8 6 (3.49%) ETL
9 5 (2.91%) Scrum
9 5 (2.91%) TDD
10 4 (2.33%) Workflow
10 4 (2.33%) Automated Testing
10 4 (2.33%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.33%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.33%) Investment Management
11 3 (1.74%) Integration Testing
11 3 (1.74%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.77%) C#
2 32 (18.60%) SQL
3 28 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.98%) VBA
5 11 (6.40%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.23%) VBScript
7 8 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.33%) Perl
9 3 (1.74%) VB
9 3 (1.74%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.16%) C-shell
10 2 (1.16%) Python
10 2 (1.16%) VB6
10 2 (1.16%) Korn
10 2 (1.16%) X++
10 2 (1.16%) PHP
10 2 (1.16%) Java
11 1 (0.58%) C
11 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.07%) Degree
2 7 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.91%) MCSE
5 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.74%) PMP
5 3 (1.74%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.74%) MCITP
6 2 (1.16%) MCDST
6 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.16%) CCNA
6 2 (1.16%) MCP
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ISEB
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.98%) SLA
2 10 (5.81%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) COBIT
3 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.91%) SRDF
4 5 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.74%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.58%) XenApp
7 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.30%) SCCM
2 8 (4.65%) SCOM
3 4 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.74%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.74%) WSUS
4 3 (1.74%) SCSM
5 2 (1.16%) nmon
5 2 (1.16%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.16%) OpenView
5 2 (1.16%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (13.37%) Citrix
2 15 (8.72%) Oracle
2 15 (8.72%) VMware
3 9 (5.23%) Altiris
4 8 (4.65%) IBM
5 6 (3.49%) HP
5 6 (3.49%) EMC
5 6 (3.49%) CA
5 6 (3.49%) Symantec
6 4 (2.33%) Polycom
6 4 (2.33%) Apple
7 3 (1.74%) AppSense
7 3 (1.74%) Lumension
7 3 (1.74%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.16%) Teradata
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco
8 2 (1.16%) Lotus
8 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.16%) CommVault
8 2 (1.16%) Nortel
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