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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 107 74 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.25% 5.90% 8.20%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 17.83% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 32 25
Average daily rate
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£316 £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £139 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
428 415 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.00% 33.09% 41.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 210 110
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £42.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -76.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £80.10 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 March 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 March 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 59 (30.26%) Windows
2 58 (29.74%) MS Excel
2 58 (29.74%) Finance
3 50 (25.64%) MS Office
4 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
5 36 (18.46%) .NET
6 30 (15.38%) SQL
7 29 (14.87%) C#
8 26 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 25 (12.82%) SharePoint
9 25 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (11.79%) VMware
10 23 (11.79%) MS Exchange
10 23 (11.79%) ASP.NET
11 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
11 22 (11.28%) Active Directory
12 19 (9.74%) Project Management
12 19 (9.74%) Migration
12 19 (9.74%) Change Management
12 19 (9.74%) MS PowerPoint
13 18 (9.23%) SCCM
14 17 (8.72%) .NET Framework
14 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (8.72%) Banking
15 16 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (7.69%) T-SQL
16 15 (7.69%) VBScript
16 15 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (7.18%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 25 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 23 (11.79%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.08%) IIS
5 4 (2.05%) Lync
5 4 (2.05%) CMS
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.03%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
7 1 (0.51%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 58 (29.74%) MS Excel
2 50 (25.64%) MS Office
3 19 (9.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (6.67%) MS Project
5 6 (3.08%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.54%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.03%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.51%) InDesign
8 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
1 1 (0.51%) PaaS
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
1 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.67%) LAN
2 12 (6.15%) Firewall
3 10 (5.13%) WAN
3 10 (5.13%) SAN
4 7 (3.59%) NAS
5 6 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.56%) 802.11
7 4 (2.05%) VPN
8 3 (1.54%) DNS
8 3 (1.54%) SSL
8 3 (1.54%) VoIP
8 3 (1.54%) Internet
8 3 (1.54%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.03%) VLAN
9 2 (1.03%) Network Security
9 2 (1.03%) Intranet
10 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.59%) MS Access
4 7 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.03%) Big Data
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) Robot Framework
General
1 58 (29.74%) Finance
2 17 (8.72%) Banking
3 3 (1.54%) Retail
3 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
3 3 (1.54%) Marketing
4 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Advertising
4 2 (1.03%) Front Office
4 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Military
5 1 (0.51%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (23.08%) Analyst
2 36 (18.46%) Developer
3 19 (9.74%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.18%) Architect
5 13 (6.67%) Consultant
6 11 (5.64%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.64%) Software Developer
6 11 (5.64%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 10 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (4.62%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) Coordinator
9 8 (4.10%) Project Coordinator
9 8 (4.10%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 7 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.08%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.46%) .NET
2 23 (11.79%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.72%) .NET Framework
4 12 (6.15%) HTML
4 12 (6.15%) CSS
5 7 (3.59%) jQuery
6 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.08%) HTML5
6 6 (3.08%) CSS3
6 6 (3.08%) XML
7 5 (2.56%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.05%) WinForms
8 4 (2.05%) Web Services
9 2 (1.03%) Ajax
9 2 (1.03%) Middleware
9 2 (1.03%) WCF
9 2 (1.03%) WPF
9 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.51%) Sass
10 1 (0.51%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.13%) Replication
3 4 (2.05%) E-Learning
3 4 (2.05%) Social Media
3 4 (2.05%) iPad
3 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (1.54%) Learning Management System
4 3 (1.54%) SCORM
4 3 (1.54%) Clustering
5 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.03%) PKI
5 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.51%) User Experience
6 1 (0.51%) Open Source
6 1 (0.51%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.51%) PDA
6 1 (0.51%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 59 (30.26%) Windows
2 13 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (5.64%) Windows 8
3 11 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.56%) Linux
7 4 (2.05%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.03%) AIX
9 1 (0.51%) HPUX
9 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 25 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (9.74%) Migration
3 19 (9.74%) Project Management
3 19 (9.74%) Change Management
4 16 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (7.18%) ITIL
6 13 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.13%) Risk Management
7 10 (5.13%) Information Security
8 8 (4.10%) MVC
9 7 (3.59%) CRM
9 7 (3.59%) SOA
9 7 (3.59%) Investment Management
9 7 (3.59%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.08%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (3.08%) Release Management
10 6 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.38%) SQL
2 29 (14.87%) C#
3 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 15 (7.69%) VBScript
5 11 (5.64%) VBA
6 8 (4.10%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.05%) Java
8 2 (1.03%) C
8 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.51%) VB6
9 1 (0.51%) XPath
9 1 (0.51%) C++
9 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (5.13%) Degree
2 8 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 8 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (3.08%) ISEB
4 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.54%) MCP
4 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) HND
6 1 (0.51%) MCSE
6 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MCITP
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.56%) QA
2 4 (2.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) HL7
3 1 (0.51%) EMIR
3 1 (0.51%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.51%) UCITS
System Software
1 22 (11.28%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.56%) XenApp
4 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.54%) vSphere
5 3 (1.54%) MetaFrame
5 3 (1.54%) Firmware
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (9.23%) SCCM
2 7 (3.59%) SCOM
3 3 (1.54%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.54%) WSUS
4 2 (1.03%) SCSM
5 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (11.79%) VMware
2 9 (4.62%) Oracle
2 9 (4.62%) HP
3 8 (4.10%) Citrix
4 6 (3.08%) Adobe
5 4 (2.05%) Cisco
5 4 (2.05%) Apple
5 4 (2.05%) Symantec
6 3 (1.54%) Veritas
6 3 (1.54%) Lotus
6 3 (1.54%) Veeam
7 2 (1.03%) Tableau
7 2 (1.03%) NetApp
7 2 (1.03%) McAfee
7 2 (1.03%) SAP
7 2 (1.03%) Nortel
8 1 (0.51%) EMC
8 1 (0.51%) Progress
8 1 (0.51%) IBM
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
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