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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 13 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 80 124 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.82% 8.90% 6.48%
As % of the Vendors category 24.24% 25.36% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 46 45
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £538 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.28 £25.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 £25.00 £19.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.66 £25.00 £78.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
330 489 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 40.49% 35.08% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 241 189
Median daily rate £400 £395 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £534 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £19.50 £33.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.35% +110.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £67.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 72 (39.78%) Windows
2 53 (29.28%) MS Excel
3 49 (27.07%) Active Directory
4 47 (25.97%) Finance
5 39 (21.55%) MS Office
5 39 (21.55%) Windows 7
6 36 (19.89%) SQL
7 34 (18.78%) .NET
8 31 (17.13%) VMware
9 30 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (15.47%) Citrix
10 28 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (14.92%) SQL Server
12 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (13.26%) XenApp
14 23 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (12.71%) Windows 10
15 22 (12.15%) C#
15 22 (12.15%) DNS
15 22 (12.15%) DHCP
16 20 (11.05%) Project Management
17 19 (10.50%) Migration
18 18 (9.94%) Microsoft App-V
19 17 (9.39%) MS Exchange
19 17 (9.39%) XenDesktop
20 16 (8.84%) VMware ESX
20 16 (8.84%) Business Analysis
21 15 (8.29%) PRINCE2
21 15 (8.29%) PowerShell

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 17 (9.39%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.52%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.66%) CMS
7 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.10%) IIS
7 2 (1.10%) SAS
8 1 (0.55%) Apache
8 1 (0.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) Liferay
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (29.28%) MS Excel
2 39 (21.55%) MS Office
3 14 (7.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (6.08%) MS Visio
5 10 (5.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.55%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.76%) Sonata
3 2 (1.10%) assyst
4 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (6.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.10%) IaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Trello
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.15%) DHCP
1 22 (12.15%) DNS
2 10 (5.52%) Firewall
3 6 (3.31%) Internet
3 6 (3.31%) LAN
3 6 (3.31%) NetScaler
3 6 (3.31%) Skype
3 6 (3.31%) Unified Communications
3 6 (3.31%) WAN
4 4 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.21%) VoIP
4 4 (2.21%) VPN
4 4 (2.21%) Wireless
5 3 (1.66%) HTTP
5 3 (1.66%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.66%) SAN
5 3 (1.66%) VLAN
6 2 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.10%) FTP
6 2 (1.10%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.10%) QlikView
7 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.55%) MySQL
8 1 (0.55%) OLAP
8 1 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.55%) Power BI
8 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (3.87%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.76%) JIRA
4 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.66%) Maven
4 3 (1.66%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.10%) Subversion
5 2 (1.10%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.55%) git-flow
6 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 47 (25.97%) Finance
2 14 (7.73%) Banking
3 6 (3.31%) Law
4 3 (1.66%) Advertising
4 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.66%) Legal
4 3 (1.66%) Retail
5 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.55%) German Language
6 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (20.99%) Analyst
2 25 (13.81%) Developer
3 18 (9.94%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.73%) Architect
5 13 (7.18%) Consultant
6 10 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (5.52%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (4.97%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.97%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.31%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.78%) .NET
2 14 (7.73%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.97%) WPF
4 8 (4.42%) XML
5 7 (3.87%) jQuery
6 6 (3.31%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.31%) Web Services
7 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (2.76%) CSS
8 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.21%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.21%) HTML
8 4 (2.21%) RESTful
8 4 (2.21%) WCF
9 3 (1.66%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.66%) LINQ
9 3 (1.66%) Middleware
10 2 (1.10%) Ajax
11 1 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.76%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.76%) Replication
4 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.21%) Fintech
4 4 (2.21%) PKI
5 3 (1.66%) User Experience
6 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) EPoS
6 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.10%) iPad
6 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.10%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 72 (39.78%) Windows
2 39 (21.55%) Windows 7
3 28 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (12.71%) Windows 10
6 15 (8.29%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.08%) Linux
7 11 (6.08%) Unix
8 3 (1.66%) Android
8 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.05%) Project Management
3 19 (10.50%) Migration
4 16 (8.84%) Business Analysis
5 15 (8.29%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.73%) ITIL
7 13 (7.18%) MVC
8 10 (5.52%) Change Management
8 10 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (5.52%) Wealth Management
9 9 (4.97%) CRM
9 9 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.42%) Scrum
11 7 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (3.87%) Process Improvement
11 7 (3.87%) Release Management
12 6 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (3.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.89%) SQL
2 22 (12.15%) C#
3 15 (8.29%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.08%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.08%) PL/SQL
4 11 (6.08%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.52%) Java
6 5 (2.76%) VBA
7 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) Delphi
8 1 (0.55%) JCL
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) R
8 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (4.97%) Degree
2 7 (3.87%) APMP
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.10%) ISEB
6 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.10%) MCP
7 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.76%) QA
3 3 (1.66%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (27.07%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.26%) XenApp
3 23 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (9.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (9.39%) XenDesktop
6 16 (8.84%) VMware ESX
7 12 (6.63%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.21%) XenServer
9 3 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.10%) NFS
10 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.55%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.55%) vSphere
11 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (7.73%) SCCM
2 7 (3.87%) SCOM
3 4 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (2.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.10%) Ansible
4 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.10%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 31 (17.13%) VMware
2 28 (15.47%) Citrix
3 10 (5.52%) Oracle
4 7 (3.87%) Cisco
5 6 (3.31%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (3.31%) IBM
6 4 (2.21%) CA
6 4 (2.21%) Dell
6 4 (2.21%) FNZ
6 4 (2.21%) HP
6 4 (2.21%) Mitel
6 4 (2.21%) Symantec
7 3 (1.66%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.66%) Juniper
8 2 (1.10%) Apple
8 2 (1.10%) Brocade
8 2 (1.10%) Cognos
8 2 (1.10%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.10%) NetApp
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
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