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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 23 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 90 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.58% 5.69% 10.01%
As % of the Vendors category 23.50% 16.62% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 35
Average daily rate
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£396 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £185 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.89 £10.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.59 £10.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.18 £12.90 £13.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
383 385 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.00% 34.22% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 199 118
Average daily rate £389 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.70% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £14.02 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 66 (40.24%) Finance
2 54 (32.93%) SQL Server
3 49 (29.88%) Windows
4 48 (29.27%) .NET
5 42 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (24.39%) C#
6 40 (24.39%) MS Excel
7 36 (21.95%) MS Office
8 34 (20.73%) SQL
9 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET
10 30 (18.29%) JavaScript
11 24 (14.63%) MS Exchange
12 23 (14.02%) Active Directory
13 22 (13.41%) .NET Framework
13 22 (13.41%) VMware
14 20 (12.20%) VBScript
15 19 (11.59%) T-SQL
15 19 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (10.98%) Banking
17 17 (10.37%) Migration
17 17 (10.37%) HTML
18 16 (9.76%) CSS
18 16 (9.76%) SharePoint
18 16 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (9.15%) jQuery
19 15 (9.15%) LAN
19 15 (9.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 14 (8.54%) Windows 7
21 13 (7.93%) SCCM
21 13 (7.93%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.27%) Lync
4 6 (3.66%) IIS
5 4 (2.44%) CMS
6 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.61%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 40 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 36 (21.95%) MS Office
3 13 (7.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (4.88%) MS Project
5 6 (3.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.22%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
1 1 (0.61%) PaaS
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.15%) LAN
2 13 (7.93%) Firewall
3 12 (7.32%) WAN
4 9 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.88%) SAN
6 7 (4.27%) NAS
6 7 (4.27%) Internet
7 5 (3.05%) VoIP
8 4 (2.44%) VPN
8 4 (2.44%) Network Security
9 3 (1.83%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.83%) DNS
10 2 (1.22%) SSL
10 2 (1.22%) Intranet
10 2 (1.22%) VLAN
10 2 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.61%) DHCP
11 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (32.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (9.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.66%) MS Access
6 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.22%) Big Data
9 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
General
1 66 (40.24%) Finance
2 18 (10.98%) Banking
3 4 (2.44%) Retail
4 3 (1.83%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.83%) Marketing
5 2 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) International Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (26.22%) Developer
2 29 (17.68%) Analyst
3 22 (13.41%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.32%) Consultant
4 12 (7.32%) Architect
4 12 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.71%) Software Developer
6 10 (6.10%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (6.10%) Service Analyst
6 10 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (4.88%) Administrator
7 8 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.66%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (29.27%) .NET
2 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET
3 22 (13.41%) .NET Framework
4 17 (10.37%) HTML
5 16 (9.76%) CSS
6 15 (9.15%) jQuery
7 10 (6.10%) XML
8 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (4.27%) WPF
9 7 (4.27%) WinForms
10 6 (3.66%) WCF
11 5 (3.05%) Application Packaging
11 5 (3.05%) Web Services
12 3 (1.83%) CSS3
12 3 (1.83%) NHibernate
13 2 (1.22%) XML Schema
13 2 (1.22%) COM
13 2 (1.22%) Middleware
13 2 (1.22%) JSON
13 2 (1.22%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.10%) Replication
3 4 (2.44%) Clustering
3 4 (2.44%) iPad
3 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (2.44%) Social Media
4 3 (1.83%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.83%) CMDB
4 3 (1.83%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.83%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.83%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.22%) SCORM
5 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.22%) iPhone
5 2 (1.22%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.22%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 49 (29.88%) Windows
2 14 (8.54%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.49%) Windows 8
5 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.27%) Linux
6 4 (2.44%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.83%) UNIX
8 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (10.37%) Migration
3 13 (7.93%) Change Management
4 12 (7.32%) MVC
4 12 (7.32%) ITIL
5 11 (6.71%) Project Management
5 11 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.49%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.27%) SOA
9 6 (3.66%) CRM
9 6 (3.66%) TOGAF
9 6 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.05%) Time Management
10 5 (3.05%) Resource Management
10 5 (3.05%) Scrum
11 4 (2.44%) EAI
11 4 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.39%) C#
2 34 (20.73%) SQL
3 30 (18.29%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.20%) VBScript
5 19 (11.59%) T-SQL
6 12 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.27%) VBA
8 4 (2.44%) Java
9 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) VB6
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.05%) Degree
3 4 (2.44%) MCSE
3 4 (2.44%) MCP
3 4 (2.44%) MCITP
4 3 (1.83%) ISEB
4 3 (1.83%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.61%) MCDST
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) QA
2 6 (3.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.61%) UCITS
3 1 (0.61%) EMIR
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) HL7
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (14.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.05%) MetaFrame
4 4 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.83%) XenApp
5 3 (1.83%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) SCCM
2 8 (4.88%) SCOM
3 5 (3.05%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.83%) SCSM
5 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (13.41%) VMware
2 12 (7.32%) Citrix
3 7 (4.27%) Symantec
3 7 (4.27%) Oracle
4 5 (3.05%) HP
5 4 (2.44%) Adobe
5 4 (2.44%) Nortel
5 4 (2.44%) Apple
5 4 (2.44%) Polycom
6 3 (1.83%) Veeam
6 3 (1.83%) Veritas
7 2 (1.22%) NetApp
7 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.22%) Altiris
7 2 (1.22%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.22%) Tableau
7 2 (1.22%) Vermilion
8 1 (0.61%) Twitter
8 1 (0.61%) Teradata
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee
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