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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 122 89 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.56% 6.61% 5.44%
As % of the Vendors category 24.25% 22.88% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 25
Average daily rate £375 £396 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £115 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £24.89 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +131.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
503 389 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.30% 28.90% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 202 199
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £41.50 £21.64 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.81% +116.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 (34.29%) Windows
2 79 (32.24%) Finance
3 76 (31.02%) SQL Server
4 70 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 50 (20.41%) Active Directory
5 50 (20.41%) Windows Server
6 42 (17.14%) SQL
7 41 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (15.10%) C#
9 36 (14.69%) .NET
9 36 (14.69%) Banking
9 36 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 35 (14.29%) MS Office
11 33 (13.47%) ITIL
12 30 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
12 30 (12.24%) Data Centre
13 29 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (11.84%) VMware
14 27 (11.02%) SharePoint
14 27 (11.02%) PowerShell
15 26 (10.61%) Migration
16 25 (10.20%) SCCM
17 24 (9.80%) SCOM
17 24 (9.80%) JavaScript
18 23 (9.39%) HTML
18 23 (9.39%) ASP.NET
18 23 (9.39%) Project Management
19 22 (8.98%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 27 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.76%) IIS
2 19 (7.76%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.49%) NServiceBus
5 11 (4.49%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.08%) Apache
6 10 (4.08%) Skype for Business
6 10 (4.08%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.27%) JBoss
8 4 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.22%) Confluence
9 3 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.22%) SAS
10 2 (0.82%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.82%) CMS
10 2 (0.82%) nginx
10 2 (0.82%) Node.js
10 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 35 (14.29%) MS Office
3 13 (5.31%) MS Project
4 10 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (3.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.86%) Markit EDM
3 5 (2.04%) assyst
4 3 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.82%) Eikon
5 2 (0.82%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.04%) Office 365
4 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.22%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.82%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.57%) DNS
2 17 (6.94%) DHCP
3 9 (3.67%) Internet
4 7 (2.86%) NetScaler
5 6 (2.45%) WAN
6 5 (2.04%) LDAP
7 4 (1.63%) Firewall
7 4 (1.63%) FTP
7 4 (1.63%) HTTP
7 4 (1.63%) IPsec
7 4 (1.63%) LAN
7 4 (1.63%) Network Security
7 4 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.63%) VPN
8 3 (1.22%) Skype
8 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.22%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.82%) DDNS
9 2 (0.82%) VoIP
9 2 (0.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (31.02%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 10 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.63%) MS Access
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.22%) GIS
8 3 (1.22%) HDInsight
8 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.82%) DB2
9 2 (0.82%) QGIS
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (6.94%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.08%) Selenium
2 10 (4.08%) WebDriver
3 7 (2.86%) JIRA
3 7 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.22%) Fiddler
5 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.22%) git-flow
5 3 (1.22%) NUnit
5 3 (1.22%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.82%) FishEye
6 2 (0.82%) JUnit
6 2 (0.82%) Maven
6 2 (0.82%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.82%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.82%) Subversion
6 2 (0.82%) YouTrack
General
1 79 (32.24%) Finance
2 36 (14.69%) Banking
3 5 (2.04%) Retail
4 4 (1.63%) Law
4 4 (1.63%) Marketing
4 4 (1.63%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.22%) Advertising
6 2 (0.82%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (17.96%) Analyst
2 43 (17.55%) Developer
3 31 (12.65%) Architect
4 17 (6.94%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.53%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (5.71%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.31%) Consultant
8 11 (4.49%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.49%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.49%) Web Developer
9 10 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.08%) SQL Developer
9 10 (4.08%) Technical Architect
9 10 (4.08%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.67%) .NET Web Developer
10 9 (3.67%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.27%) Active Directory Engineer
11 8 (3.27%) Data Analyst
12 7 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.69%) .NET
2 23 (9.39%) ASP.NET
2 23 (9.39%) HTML
3 21 (8.57%) CSS
3 21 (8.57%) Entity Framework
4 19 (7.76%) .NET Framework
5 17 (6.94%) HTML5
6 16 (6.53%) jQuery
7 14 (5.71%) Web Services
8 12 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (4.90%) Middleware
9 11 (4.49%) MSMQ
9 11 (4.49%) Razor View Engine
10 10 (4.08%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (2.45%) CSS3
13 5 (2.04%) LINQ
13 5 (2.04%) WCF
14 4 (1.63%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.31%) User Experience
3 11 (4.49%) Clustering
4 7 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.63%) VLE
7 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.22%) PMI
7 3 (1.22%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.22%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.82%) CMDB
8 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Blog
9 1 (0.41%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 84 (34.29%) Windows
2 50 (20.41%) Windows Server
3 36 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 29 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.98%) Linux
7 11 (4.49%) Unix
8 10 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.27%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.04%) AIX
10 5 (2.04%) HPUX
10 5 (2.04%) Solaris
11 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.82%) Android
12 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.47%) ITIL
3 30 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (10.61%) Migration
5 23 (9.39%) Project Management
6 21 (8.57%) Asset Management
7 19 (7.76%) Scrum
8 18 (7.35%) MVC
9 14 (5.71%) Automated Testing
9 14 (5.71%) DevOps
10 13 (5.31%) Service Management
10 13 (5.31%) TDD
11 12 (4.90%) CRM
12 11 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (4.49%) ETL
13 10 (4.08%) Analytics
13 10 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (3.67%) Change Management
14 9 (3.67%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.14%) SQL
2 37 (15.10%) C#
3 27 (11.02%) PowerShell
4 24 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.94%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.71%) Java
7 9 (3.67%) VBScript
8 5 (2.04%) VBA
9 4 (1.63%) Python
10 3 (1.22%) Perl
10 3 (1.22%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.82%) VB
11 2 (0.82%) VB6
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.08%) ISEB
1 10 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.04%) Degree
5 3 (1.22%) MCP
5 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.41%) MCTS
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.31%) Disclosure Scotland
1 13 (5.31%) QA
2 7 (2.86%) SLA
3 6 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 50 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.12%) XenApp
4 12 (4.90%) VMware ESX
4 12 (4.90%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.63%) Xen
8 3 (1.22%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.82%) Docker
9 2 (0.82%) Firmware
9 2 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.41%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (10.20%) SCCM
2 24 (9.80%) SCOM
3 10 (4.08%) WSUS
4 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.82%) Puppet
4 2 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (11.84%) VMware
2 22 (8.98%) Citrix
3 20 (8.16%) Oracle
4 12 (4.90%) Cisco
4 12 (4.90%) IBM
5 9 (3.67%) AppSense
6 8 (3.27%) HP
7 7 (2.86%) NetApp
8 5 (2.04%) Google
9 4 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.63%) Symantec
10 3 (1.22%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.22%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.22%) Informatica
10 3 (1.22%) Teradata
11 2 (0.82%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.82%) EMC
11 2 (0.82%) FactSet
11 2 (0.82%) Mapinfo
11 2 (0.82%) Veeam
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