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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 December 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 13 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 112 133 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.10% 8.87% 5.89%
As % of the Vendors category 28.35% 25.24% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 50
Median daily rate £350 £313 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.91% -16.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £193 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £482 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.16 £19.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £25.00 £78.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.87 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.44%
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
395 527 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 42.66% 35.16% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 238 224
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £24.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +0.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.08 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £29.95 £73.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 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 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 82 (39.61%) Windows
2 61 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 61 (29.47%) Active Directory
3 57 (27.54%) Finance
4 49 (23.67%) SQL
5 46 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 44 (21.26%) MS Office
7 36 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (17.39%) Windows 7
8 32 (15.46%) VMware
8 32 (15.46%) Citrix
9 31 (14.98%) .NET
9 31 (14.98%) Migration
9 31 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (13.04%) Banking
11 27 (13.04%) PowerShell
12 26 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (12.56%) Windows Server
13 25 (12.08%) Oracle
13 25 (12.08%) Project Management
14 23 (11.11%) SharePoint
15 22 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (10.14%) MS Exchange
17 20 (9.66%) ITIL
17 20 (9.66%) SCCM
18 19 (9.18%) Windows 10
19 18 (8.70%) Hyper-V
19 18 (8.70%) DNS
20 17 (8.21%) XenApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 21 (10.14%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.80%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.93%) CMS
6 4 (1.93%) IIS
7 3 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.48%) Confluence
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.48%) JBoss
9 1 (0.48%) Liferay
9 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 44 (21.26%) MS Office
3 16 (7.73%) MS Visio
4 11 (5.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (4.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.48%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.42%) Sonata
3 4 (1.93%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.97%) assyst
4 2 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.76%) Office 365
2 13 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.97%) Trello
5 1 (0.48%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.48%) IaaS
5 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.70%) DNS
2 16 (7.73%) DHCP
3 11 (5.31%) SAN
4 10 (4.83%) Unified Communications
5 8 (3.86%) LAN
6 7 (3.38%) Firewall
6 7 (3.38%) Skype
7 6 (2.90%) WAN
8 5 (2.42%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.42%) VoIP
8 5 (2.42%) VPN
9 4 (1.93%) NAS
9 4 (1.93%) Wireless
10 3 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.45%) FTP
10 3 (1.45%) HTTP
10 3 (1.45%) Internet
10 3 (1.45%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.45%) VLAN
11 2 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.42%) MS Access
5 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.93%) MySQL
6 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.97%) Power BI
8 2 (0.97%) QlikView
8 2 (0.97%) SQLite
9 1 (0.48%) Big Data
9 1 (0.48%) OLAP
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.48%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (4.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.90%) JIRA
4 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.97%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.97%) Subversion
4 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.97%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.48%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.48%) Checkstyle
5 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.48%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.48%) FindBugs
5 1 (0.48%) git-flow
5 1 (0.48%) Maven
5 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.48%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (27.54%) Finance
2 27 (13.04%) Banking
3 8 (3.86%) Law
4 5 (2.42%) Retail
5 4 (1.93%) Advertising
5 4 (1.93%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.45%) Legal
6 3 (1.45%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (20.29%) Analyst
2 24 (11.59%) Developer
3 20 (9.66%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.25%) Consultant
5 14 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (5.80%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.31%) IT Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Applications Support
8 10 (4.83%) Architect
8 10 (4.83%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Administrator
10 7 (3.38%) IT Support
10 7 (3.38%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.90%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (2.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.98%) .NET
2 12 (5.80%) Web Services
3 11 (5.31%) XML
4 10 (4.83%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.86%) HTML
6 7 (3.38%) CSS
7 6 (2.90%) jQuery
7 6 (2.90%) Middleware
8 5 (2.42%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.93%) WPF
10 3 (1.45%) Ajax
10 3 (1.45%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.45%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.45%) RESTful
11 2 (0.97%) ISPF
11 2 (0.97%) LINQ
11 2 (0.97%) XSLT
12 1 (0.48%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.86%) Clustering
4 6 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.42%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.42%) Replication
5 5 (2.42%) User Experience
6 4 (1.93%) Minimum Viable Product
6 4 (1.93%) PKI
7 3 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.45%) iPad
7 3 (1.45%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.97%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.97%) EPoS
8 2 (0.97%) iSeries
8 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.97%) Tandem
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (39.61%) Windows
2 36 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 36 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (12.56%) Windows Server
3 26 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (9.18%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.80%) Unix
6 9 (4.35%) Linux
7 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.45%) AIX
9 3 (1.45%) Android
9 3 (1.45%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.97%) Solaris
10 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (14.98%) Migration
2 25 (12.08%) Project Management
3 20 (9.66%) ITIL
4 14 (6.76%) Business Analysis
5 13 (6.28%) CRM
5 13 (6.28%) PRINCE2
5 13 (6.28%) Scrum
6 10 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.83%) Workflow
7 9 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (4.35%) Change Management
7 9 (4.35%) MVC
7 9 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 9 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (3.86%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.86%) Process Improvement
9 7 (3.38%) Release Management
9 7 (3.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.67%) SQL
2 27 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.25%) C#
4 14 (6.76%) PL/SQL
5 13 (6.28%) VBScript
6 12 (5.80%) Java
6 12 (5.80%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.83%) VBA
8 6 (2.90%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.97%) JCL
10 2 (0.97%) VB
10 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.48%) Delphi
11 1 (0.48%) Python
11 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (3.38%) Degree
1 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (2.42%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.93%) APMP
4 4 (1.93%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.45%) ISEB
5 3 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.97%) MCITP
6 2 (0.97%) MCSA
6 2 (0.97%) MCSE
6 2 (0.97%) MCTS
6 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) CCA
7 1 (0.48%) HND
7 1 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.90%) QA
3 3 (1.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 61 (29.47%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.21%) XenApp
5 15 (7.25%) VMware ESX
6 12 (5.80%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.93%) XenServer
9 3 (1.45%) NFS
9 3 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.97%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.97%) vSphere
11 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (9.66%) SCCM
2 14 (6.76%) SCOM
3 8 (3.86%) WSUS
4 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (2.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.97%) Netcool
7 1 (0.48%) Ansible
7 1 (0.48%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.48%) Puppet
7 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 32 (15.46%) Citrix
1 32 (15.46%) VMware
2 25 (12.08%) Oracle
3 12 (5.80%) IBM
4 9 (4.35%) Cisco
5 8 (3.86%) NetApp
6 7 (3.38%) HP
7 6 (2.90%) Symantec
8 5 (2.42%) CA
8 5 (2.42%) FNZ
9 4 (1.93%) Cognos
9 4 (1.93%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (1.93%) Dell
10 3 (1.45%) Apple
10 3 (1.45%) AppSense
10 3 (1.45%) Brocade
10 3 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.45%) EMC
10 3 (1.45%) Juniper
10 3 (1.45%) Mitel
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