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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 119 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.37% 7.37% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 29.46% 23.10% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 39 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £147 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +30.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £21.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
404 381 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.43% 31.91% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 191 107
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £271 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £38.75 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.52% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £19.80 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £32.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 72 (33.80%) Windows
2 67 (31.46%) MS Excel
3 57 (26.76%) Finance
4 50 (23.47%) MS Office
5 46 (21.60%) SQL Server
6 39 (18.31%) .NET
7 38 (17.84%) Active Directory
8 32 (15.02%) SharePoint
9 31 (14.55%) SQL
10 30 (14.08%) PRINCE2
11 26 (12.21%) Project Management
11 26 (12.21%) Windows 7
12 25 (11.74%) C#
12 25 (11.74%) ASP.NET
13 24 (11.27%) VMware
14 23 (10.80%) Change Management
15 21 (9.86%) MS Exchange
16 20 (9.39%) ITIL
17 19 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (8.92%) MS PowerPoint
18 18 (8.45%) CSS
18 18 (8.45%) HTML
18 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (7.98%) Migration
20 16 (7.51%) Banking
20 16 (7.51%) JavaScript
21 15 (7.04%) VBA
21 15 (7.04%) Degree
22 14 (6.57%) HTML5

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (15.02%) SharePoint
2 21 (9.86%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.16%) IIS
3 11 (5.16%) Lync
3 11 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.88%) CMS
6 3 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.94%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.94%) JBoss
7 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.47%) SAS
8 1 (0.47%) Drupal
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 67 (31.46%) MS Excel
2 50 (23.47%) MS Office
3 19 (8.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (6.57%) MS Project
5 7 (3.29%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.41%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.47%) InDesign
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.47%) assyst
3 1 (0.47%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.82%) Office 365
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.57%) LAN
2 12 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (4.69%) WAN
4 9 (4.23%) Firewall
5 8 (3.76%) VPN
5 8 (3.76%) 802.11
6 6 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.35%) DNS
8 4 (1.88%) VoIP
8 4 (1.88%) Internet
9 3 (1.41%) SAN
9 3 (1.41%) SSL
9 3 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.41%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.41%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.94%) VLAN
10 2 (0.94%) Network Security
10 2 (0.94%) Broadband
10 2 (0.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.23%) MS Access
4 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.94%) Big Data
8 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.47%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Robot Framework
General
1 57 (26.76%) Finance
2 16 (7.51%) Banking
3 4 (1.88%) Retail
4 3 (1.41%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.94%) Front Office
5 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) International Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (25.35%) Analyst
2 38 (17.84%) Developer
3 19 (8.92%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.04%) Administrator
5 14 (6.57%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.10%) Data Analyst
7 12 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.16%) Coordinator
8 11 (5.16%) Project Coordinator
9 10 (4.69%) Consultant
9 10 (4.69%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.69%) Architect
10 8 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.76%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (3.29%) IT Support
12 6 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.31%) .NET
2 25 (11.74%) ASP.NET
3 18 (8.45%) CSS
3 18 (8.45%) HTML
4 14 (6.57%) HTML5
5 13 (6.10%) .NET Framework
6 12 (5.63%) jQuery
6 12 (5.63%) CSS3
7 9 (4.23%) XML
8 7 (3.29%) Ajax
9 6 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.35%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.94%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.94%) OAuth
11 2 (0.94%) WinForms
11 2 (0.94%) Web Services
12 1 (0.47%) XSLT
12 1 (0.47%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.29%) User Experience
3 6 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.88%) Handset
5 3 (1.41%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.41%) Open Source
6 2 (0.94%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.94%) iPhone
6 2 (0.94%) PKI
6 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) GIS
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) SCORM
7 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.80%) Windows
2 26 (12.21%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.69%) Linux
6 9 (4.23%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.35%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.35%) Android
8 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.94%) AIX
8 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) HPUX
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.08%) PRINCE2
2 26 (12.21%) Project Management
3 23 (10.80%) Change Management
4 20 (9.39%) ITIL
5 19 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (7.98%) Migration
7 12 (5.63%) Risk Management
8 11 (5.16%) MVC
8 11 (5.16%) Information Security
9 10 (4.69%) Investment Management
10 9 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.76%) Release Management
11 8 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.29%) Asset Management
12 7 (3.29%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.29%) Data Migration
13 6 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (2.82%) CRM
14 5 (2.35%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.55%) SQL
2 25 (11.74%) C#
3 16 (7.51%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.04%) VBA
5 11 (5.16%) T-SQL
6 9 (4.23%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.29%) VBScript
8 5 (2.35%) XPath
9 3 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.94%) C
11 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.47%) Python
11 1 (0.47%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) PHP
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (7.04%) Degree
2 9 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (3.76%) ISEB
4 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.41%) CCNP
5 3 (1.41%) CCNA
5 3 (1.41%) MCP
5 3 (1.41%) HND
6 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.47%) MCITP
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) QA
2 4 (1.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) HL7
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (17.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.76%) vSphere
4 5 (2.35%) XenApp
5 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.88%) Firmware
6 3 (1.41%) MetaFrame
6 3 (1.41%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.94%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (4.69%) SCCM
2 7 (3.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.41%) SCOM
3 3 (1.41%) WSUS
4 2 (0.94%) SCSM
4 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (11.27%) VMware
2 11 (5.16%) Citrix
2 11 (5.16%) Oracle
3 9 (4.23%) Cisco
4 6 (2.82%) HP
5 5 (2.35%) Symantec
5 5 (2.35%) Telerik
6 3 (1.41%) Lotus
6 3 (1.41%) Adobe
6 3 (1.41%) SAP
7 2 (0.94%) Tableau
7 2 (0.94%) Veeam
7 2 (0.94%) Google
7 2 (0.94%) NetApp
7 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.94%) Nortel
7 2 (0.94%) McAfee
8 1 (0.47%) EMC
8 1 (0.47%) Cognos
8 1 (0.47%) Business Objects
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