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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 126 83 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.54% 6.67% 7.52%
As % of the Vendors category 28.64% 22.02% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 35 31
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 £130 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
440 377 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.83% 30.31% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 191 106
Average daily rate £357 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £248 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 5 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 5 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 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 71 (33.18%) Windows
2 67 (31.31%) MS Excel
3 60 (28.04%) Finance
4 49 (22.90%) MS Office
5 44 (20.56%) SQL Server
6 41 (19.16%) .NET
7 37 (17.29%) SQL
8 35 (16.36%) Active Directory
9 34 (15.89%) SharePoint
10 28 (13.08%) PRINCE2
11 26 (12.15%) C#
11 26 (12.15%) ASP.NET
12 25 (11.68%) VMware
12 25 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (11.21%) Windows 7
14 23 (10.75%) MS Exchange
14 23 (10.75%) Project Management
15 22 (10.28%) ITIL
15 22 (10.28%) Change Management
16 21 (9.81%) JavaScript
17 19 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (7.94%) HTML
19 17 (7.94%) CSS
19 17 (7.94%) Migration
20 16 (7.48%) Banking
20 16 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
20 16 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
20 16 (7.48%) .NET Framework
21 15 (7.01%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 34 (15.89%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.67%) Lync
4 10 (4.67%) IIS
5 6 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.87%) CMS
7 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.93%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.47%) Drupal
9 1 (0.47%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 67 (31.31%) MS Excel
2 49 (22.90%) MS Office
3 16 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (6.07%) MS Project
5 7 (3.27%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.40%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.47%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) assyst
2 1 (0.47%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.34%) Office 365
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.07%) LAN
2 12 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (4.67%) WAN
4 8 (3.74%) 802.11
4 8 (3.74%) Firewall
5 6 (2.80%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.80%) VPN
6 5 (2.34%) DNS
6 5 (2.34%) SAN
7 4 (1.87%) VoIP
7 4 (1.87%) Internet
8 3 (1.40%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.40%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.40%) SSL
9 2 (0.93%) Broadband
9 2 (0.93%) DHCP
9 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.93%) NAS
9 2 (0.93%) Network Security
9 2 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.21%) MS Access
4 7 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.93%) Big Data
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.47%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.47%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 60 (28.04%) Finance
2 16 (7.48%) Banking
3 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.93%) Retail
3 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.93%) Front Office
3 2 (0.93%) Advertising
3 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.47%) International Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (25.23%) Analyst
2 38 (17.76%) Developer
3 19 (8.88%) Project Manager
4 14 (6.54%) Administrator
5 13 (6.07%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.07%) Data Analyst
5 13 (6.07%) Software Developer
6 11 (5.14%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.14%) Service Analyst
6 11 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (5.14%) Architect
7 10 (4.67%) Coordinator
7 10 (4.67%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.67%) Consultant
7 10 (4.67%) Project Coordinator
8 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.27%) IT Support
10 7 (3.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.16%) .NET
2 26 (12.15%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.94%) HTML
3 17 (7.94%) CSS
4 16 (7.48%) .NET Framework
5 13 (6.07%) HTML5
6 11 (5.14%) CSS3
6 11 (5.14%) jQuery
7 8 (3.74%) XML
8 6 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.80%) Ajax
9 5 (2.34%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.40%) Web Services
11 2 (0.93%) WinForms
11 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.47%) REST
12 1 (0.47%) Sass
12 1 (0.47%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.80%) Blackberry
2 6 (2.80%) User Experience
3 4 (1.87%) Handset
4 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.40%) Open Source
4 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.40%) Replication
4 3 (1.40%) Device Driver
5 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.93%) Clustering
5 2 (0.93%) Social Media
5 2 (0.93%) iPad
5 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.93%) PKI
5 2 (0.93%) BYOD
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.47%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 71 (33.18%) Windows
2 24 (11.21%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.61%) Windows 8
4 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.80%) Linux
6 4 (1.87%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.40%) Android
8 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.93%) AIX
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) HPUX
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.08%) PRINCE2
2 25 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (10.75%) Project Management
4 22 (10.28%) ITIL
4 22 (10.28%) Change Management
5 17 (7.94%) Migration
6 11 (5.14%) MVC
6 11 (5.14%) Risk Management
6 11 (5.14%) Investment Management
7 10 (4.67%) Information Security
7 10 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (3.74%) Release Management
9 7 (3.27%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.27%) Service Management
9 7 (3.27%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.27%) CRM
10 6 (2.80%) Software Engineering
10 6 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.29%) SQL
2 26 (12.15%) C#
3 21 (9.81%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.01%) T-SQL
4 15 (7.01%) VBA
5 11 (5.14%) VBScript
6 8 (3.74%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.87%) XPath
8 2 (0.93%) Java
8 2 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.47%) VB6
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (5.61%) Degree
2 8 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (3.27%) ISEB
3 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.40%) MCP
4 3 (1.40%) HND
4 3 (1.40%) CCNP
4 3 (1.40%) CCNA
4 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.47%) MCITP
6 1 (0.47%) MCSE
6 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.74%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
3 1 (0.47%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.47%) UCITS
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.74%) vSphere
4 5 (2.34%) XenApp
5 4 (1.87%) Firmware
5 4 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.40%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) SCCM
2 7 (3.27%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.34%) SCOM
4 3 (1.40%) WSUS
5 2 (0.93%) SCSM
6 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.47%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (11.68%) VMware
2 12 (5.61%) Oracle
3 11 (5.14%) Citrix
4 9 (4.21%) Cisco
5 6 (2.80%) HP
6 4 (1.87%) Adobe
6 4 (1.87%) Symantec
6 4 (1.87%) Telerik
7 3 (1.40%) SAP
7 3 (1.40%) Lotus
8 2 (0.93%) Nortel
8 2 (0.93%) NetApp
8 2 (0.93%) Apple
8 2 (0.93%) McAfee
8 2 (0.93%) Veeam
9 1 (0.47%) Vermilion
9 1 (0.47%) Tableau
9 1 (0.47%) Google
9 1 (0.47%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.47%) EMC
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