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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 22 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 75 55 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.84% 7.30% 8.70%
As % of the Vendors category 16.52% 19.86% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 55
Average daily rate £346 £215 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.93% -33.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £128 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £382 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -24.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
454 277 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.36% 36.79% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 100 194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% +167.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 72 (52.17%) Windows
2 38 (27.54%) Finance
3 34 (24.64%) MS Excel
3 34 (24.64%) Windows 7
4 29 (21.01%) SQL
5 28 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (19.57%) .NET
6 27 (19.57%) SQL Server
7 26 (18.84%) Active Directory
8 25 (18.12%) MS Office
9 24 (17.39%) C#
10 22 (15.94%) Citrix
11 18 (13.04%) Oracle
12 16 (11.59%) VMware
13 15 (10.87%) Banking
13 15 (10.87%) SCCM
13 15 (10.87%) HTML
14 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
14 14 (10.14%) SharePoint
15 13 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (8.70%) SAN
17 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (7.25%) Internet
18 10 (7.25%) EMC
18 10 (7.25%) MS Exchange
18 10 (7.25%) MS Project
18 10 (7.25%) CSS
19 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET
19 9 (6.52%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.35%) CICS
4 4 (2.90%) Lync
4 4 (2.90%) CMS
5 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.72%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.72%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.72%) StreamWeaver
7 1 (0.72%) Moodle
7 1 (0.72%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.72%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 34 (24.64%) MS Excel
2 25 (18.12%) MS Office
3 10 (7.25%) MS Project
4 7 (5.07%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.72%) DOC1
5 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.17%) MultiFonds
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.72%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.72%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) SAN
2 10 (7.25%) Internet
3 6 (4.35%) Firewall
4 4 (2.90%) NAS
5 3 (2.17%) VoIP
5 3 (2.17%) DNS
6 2 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.45%) VPN
6 2 (1.45%) DHCP
6 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.72%) MPLS
7 1 (0.72%) DAB
7 1 (0.72%) Intranet
7 1 (0.72%) HTTP
7 1 (0.72%) LAN
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.72%) Network Security
7 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.07%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.35%) DB2
6 5 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.45%) MS Access
9 1 (0.72%) OLAP
9 1 (0.72%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.72%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.07%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.62%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (2.17%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.45%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.72%) Selenium
6 1 (0.72%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.72%) Bugzilla
General
1 38 (27.54%) Finance
2 15 (10.87%) Banking
3 9 (6.52%) Publishing
4 7 (5.07%) Retail
5 2 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (22.46%) Developer
2 27 (19.57%) Analyst
3 16 (11.59%) Architect
4 12 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.80%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.80%) Test Analyst
6 5 (3.62%) Applications Packager
6 5 (3.62%) Lead Architect
6 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (2.90%) Designer
7 4 (2.90%) Applications Support
7 4 (2.90%) Consultant
8 3 (2.17%) IT Manager
8 3 (2.17%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.17%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.17%) Data Architect
8 3 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.17%) Applications Developer
8 3 (2.17%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.17%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.57%) .NET
2 15 (10.87%) HTML
3 10 (7.25%) CSS
4 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.52%) XML
5 8 (5.80%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.35%) jQuery
7 5 (3.62%) EDI
7 5 (3.62%) HTML5
8 4 (2.90%) Middleware
9 3 (2.17%) Web Services
9 3 (2.17%) WCF
9 3 (2.17%) JSON
9 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.17%) CSS3
9 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (1.45%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.45%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.35%) Replication
1 6 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 4 (2.90%) CLARiiON
2 4 (2.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.72%) EPoS
5 1 (0.72%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.72%) VSAM
5 1 (0.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.72%) Open Source
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 72 (52.17%) Windows
2 34 (24.64%) Windows 7
3 28 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.80%) Linux
6 6 (4.35%) AIX
6 6 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.90%) UNIX
8 4 (2.90%) zOS
9 3 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.72%) HPUX
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (6.52%) Migration
3 8 (5.80%) Project Management
4 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.07%) Asset Management
4 7 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.07%) Investment Management
5 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.35%) CRM
6 5 (3.62%) Data Modelling
6 5 (3.62%) MVC
6 5 (3.62%) Test Scripting
6 5 (3.62%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (2.90%) Information Architecture
7 4 (2.90%) Data Architecture
7 4 (2.90%) Workflow
7 4 (2.90%) Scrum
7 4 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.90%) ITIL
8 3 (2.17%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.01%) SQL
2 24 (17.39%) C#
3 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.07%) VBA
6 4 (2.90%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.17%) VB
7 3 (2.17%) Java
8 2 (1.45%) Ruby
8 2 (1.45%) Python
8 2 (1.45%) Perl
8 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) ISEB
3 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.17%) Degree
6 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PMP
7 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
7 1 (0.72%) MCSE
7 1 (0.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.07%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.07%) vSphere
5 5 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.90%) SRDF
6 4 (2.90%) XenApp
7 2 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.72%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (10.87%) SCCM
2 5 (3.62%) SCOM
3 2 (1.45%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.45%) WSUS
4 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.72%) Legato
4 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (15.94%) Citrix
2 18 (13.04%) Oracle
3 16 (11.59%) VMware
4 10 (7.25%) EMC
5 6 (4.35%) HP
5 6 (4.35%) Cisco
5 6 (4.35%) IBM
6 5 (3.62%) SAP
7 4 (2.90%) Dell
8 3 (2.17%) CommVault
9 2 (1.45%) Twitter
9 2 (1.45%) Dell KACE
9 2 (1.45%) Red Gate
9 2 (1.45%) Intel
9 2 (1.45%) CA
10 1 (0.72%) Symantec
10 1 (0.72%) McAfee
10 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.72%) NetApp
10 1 (0.72%) Veritas
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