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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 101 89 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.27% 6.95% 5.94%
As % of the Vendors category 22.00% 20.65% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £146 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
459 431 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.47% 33.67% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 228 122
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 9
Average hourly rate £11.18 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.78% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £5.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £21.00 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 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 84 (37.17%) Windows
2 65 (28.76%) MS Excel
3 58 (25.66%) Active Directory
4 52 (23.01%) MS Office
5 48 (21.24%) Finance
6 42 (18.58%) SharePoint
7 41 (18.14%) SQL Server
8 33 (14.60%) Windows 7
9 32 (14.16%) VMware
9 32 (14.16%) ITIL
10 30 (13.27%) .NET
11 29 (12.83%) Project Management
12 28 (12.39%) PRINCE2
12 28 (12.39%) Change Management
13 27 (11.95%) SQL
14 25 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (10.62%) Banking
16 22 (9.73%) Migration
16 22 (9.73%) MS Exchange
17 20 (8.85%) C#
18 19 (8.41%) CSS
18 19 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (7.96%) ASP.NET
20 17 (7.52%) HTML
20 17 (7.52%) vSphere
21 16 (7.08%) jQuery
21 16 (7.08%) MS Project
22 15 (6.64%) SCCM
22 15 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 42 (18.58%) SharePoint
2 22 (9.73%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.42%) Lync
3 10 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (3.98%) IIS
5 6 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.88%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.88%) JBoss
8 2 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.44%) SAS
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.44%) Drupal
9 1 (0.44%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (28.76%) MS Excel
2 52 (23.01%) MS Office
3 16 (7.08%) MS Project
4 15 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.54%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.77%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.44%) InDesign
7 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.44%) assyst
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.42%) Office 365
2 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (4.87%) DNS
3 10 (4.42%) LAN
4 9 (3.98%) VPN
5 8 (3.54%) WAN
5 8 (3.54%) 802.11
6 7 (3.10%) DHCP
7 6 (2.65%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.65%) SAN
8 3 (1.33%) LDAP
8 3 (1.33%) Firewall
8 3 (1.33%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.88%) Network Security
9 2 (0.88%) Broadband
9 2 (0.88%) VoIP
10 1 (0.44%) WLAN
10 1 (0.44%) GSM
10 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.33%) MS Access
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.44%) QlikView
7 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (4.87%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.33%) FishEye
3 3 (1.33%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.33%) JUnit
3 3 (1.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.33%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.33%) Subversion
3 3 (1.33%) Maven
3 3 (1.33%) JIRA
3 3 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.44%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.44%) MSI
5 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
General
1 48 (21.24%) Finance
2 24 (10.62%) Banking
3 5 (2.21%) Retail
4 4 (1.77%) Law
4 4 (1.77%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.88%) Front Office
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (26.11%) Analyst
2 39 (17.26%) Developer
3 19 (8.41%) Support Analyst
4 18 (7.96%) Project Manager
4 18 (7.96%) Administrator
5 14 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.19%) Architect
6 12 (5.31%) Coordinator
6 12 (5.31%) Consultant
7 11 (4.87%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (3.54%) IT Support
9 8 (3.54%) Project Coordinator
9 8 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.54%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.65%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (2.21%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.27%) .NET
2 19 (8.41%) CSS
3 18 (7.96%) ASP.NET
4 17 (7.52%) HTML
5 16 (7.08%) jQuery
6 15 (6.64%) HTML5
7 13 (5.75%) CSS3
8 8 (3.54%) 802.1X
8 8 (3.54%) XML
9 7 (3.10%) Ajax
9 7 (3.10%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.10%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.21%) Web Services
11 4 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.77%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.33%) MyBatis
12 3 (1.33%) Thymeleaf
12 3 (1.33%) RESTful
12 3 (1.33%) Spring
13 2 (0.88%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.10%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.65%) User Experience
6 4 (1.77%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.77%) Handset
7 3 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.33%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.33%) iPhone
8 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.88%) PKI
8 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.44%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.17%) Windows
2 33 (14.60%) Windows 7
3 25 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (5.75%) Linux
6 12 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.10%) Android
8 6 (2.65%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.65%) AIX
8 6 (2.65%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.21%) HPUX
9 5 (2.21%) Solaris
10 4 (1.77%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.88%) UNIX
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.16%) ITIL
2 29 (12.83%) Project Management
3 28 (12.39%) Change Management
3 28 (12.39%) PRINCE2
4 22 (9.73%) Migration
5 14 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.31%) MVC
7 11 (4.87%) Risk Management
7 11 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (4.87%) Investment Management
8 10 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.54%) Information Security
9 8 (3.54%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.10%) Data Migration
10 7 (3.10%) Release Management
10 7 (3.10%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.10%) Validation
10 7 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.10%) SDLC
11 6 (2.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.95%) SQL
2 20 (8.85%) C#
3 14 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.87%) VBA
4 11 (4.87%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.65%) XPath
6 5 (2.21%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.33%) VBScript
7 3 (1.33%) Java
7 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (6.19%) Degree
2 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (3.10%) ISEB
5 6 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.77%) HND
7 3 (1.33%) CCNP
7 3 (1.33%) CCNA
7 3 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.88%) MCTS
8 2 (0.88%) MCSE
9 1 (0.44%) MCP
9 1 (0.44%) CCA
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.44%) APMP
9 1 (0.44%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.10%) SLA
2 6 (2.65%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (25.66%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.52%) vSphere
4 7 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.10%) XenApp
5 5 (2.21%) Firmware
6 4 (1.77%) vCloud
7 3 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.33%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.64%) SCCM
2 6 (2.65%) SCOM
3 5 (2.21%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.77%) WSUS
5 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.88%) SCSM
6 1 (0.44%) MIIS
6 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (14.16%) VMware
2 14 (6.19%) Cisco
2 14 (6.19%) Citrix
3 11 (4.87%) Oracle
4 8 (3.54%) HP
5 6 (2.65%) Telerik
6 4 (1.77%) Veeam
6 4 (1.77%) Tableau
7 3 (1.33%) Google
7 3 (1.33%) Lotus
8 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.88%) Symantec
8 2 (0.88%) Adobe
8 2 (0.88%) SAP
8 2 (0.88%) EMC
9 1 (0.44%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.44%) Altiris
9 1 (0.44%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.44%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (0.44%) Cognos
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