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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 97 81 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.83% 6.79% 7.40%
As % of the Vendors category 19.96% 19.90% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 28
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £126 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.51 £12.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.44% -48.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
486 407 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.19% 34.12% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 221 133
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Average hourly rate £14.51 £12.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.44% -48.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 85 (38.99%) Windows
2 67 (30.73%) MS Excel
3 60 (27.52%) Active Directory
4 54 (24.77%) Finance
5 51 (23.39%) MS Office
6 41 (18.81%) SQL Server
7 39 (17.89%) SharePoint
8 38 (17.43%) ITIL
9 34 (15.60%) VMware
10 33 (15.14%) Windows 7
11 32 (14.68%) Project Management
12 29 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (12.84%) .NET
14 27 (12.39%) SQL
14 27 (12.39%) Change Management
14 27 (12.39%) Migration
15 26 (11.93%) MS Exchange
16 25 (11.47%) Banking
16 25 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (9.17%) PRINCE2
18 19 (8.72%) vSphere
19 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (8.26%) SCCM
19 18 (8.26%) C#
20 17 (7.80%) CSS
21 16 (7.34%) ASP.NET
21 16 (7.34%) Citrix
21 16 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (7.34%) Data Centre
22 15 (6.88%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (17.89%) SharePoint
2 26 (11.93%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.59%) Lync
3 10 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.13%) IIS
5 4 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.92%) JBoss
7 2 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.46%) Drupal
8 1 (0.46%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (30.73%) MS Excel
2 51 (23.39%) MS Office
3 13 (5.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (5.50%) MS Visio
5 11 (5.05%) MS Project
6 2 (0.92%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.46%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.83%) assyst
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.46%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.59%) Office 365
2 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.83%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.96%) DNS
2 12 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (5.05%) VPN
4 9 (4.13%) DHCP
5 8 (3.67%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.67%) LAN
5 8 (3.67%) 802.11
5 8 (3.67%) SAN
6 7 (3.21%) WAN
7 5 (2.29%) Network Security
8 3 (1.38%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.38%) LDAP
8 3 (1.38%) Firewall
8 3 (1.38%) Internet
9 2 (0.92%) Broadband
9 2 (0.92%) VoIP
9 2 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.92%) MS Access
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.92%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.46%) QlikView
8 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 12 (5.50%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.38%) FishEye
3 3 (1.38%) JUnit
3 3 (1.38%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.38%) Subversion
3 3 (1.38%) Maven
3 3 (1.38%) JIRA
3 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.38%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.46%) Toad
5 1 (0.46%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.46%) MSI
5 1 (0.46%) InstallShield
General
1 54 (24.77%) Finance
2 25 (11.47%) Banking
3 4 (1.83%) Law
4 3 (1.38%) Retail
5 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.46%) Front Office
6 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (26.15%) Analyst
2 34 (15.60%) Developer
3 18 (8.26%) Administrator
4 17 (7.80%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.34%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.42%) Architect
7 13 (5.96%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.96%) Consultant
8 12 (5.50%) Data Analyst
9 11 (5.05%) Coordinator
10 9 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.67%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (3.21%) Desktop Support
12 7 (3.21%) Project Coordinator
12 7 (3.21%) Server Engineer
12 7 (3.21%) IT Support
13 6 (2.75%) IT Support Analyst
13 6 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.84%) .NET
2 17 (7.80%) CSS
3 16 (7.34%) ASP.NET
4 15 (6.88%) HTML
5 14 (6.42%) jQuery
6 13 (5.96%) HTML5
7 11 (5.05%) CSS3
8 8 (3.67%) 802.1X
8 8 (3.67%) XML
9 7 (3.21%) Ajax
9 7 (3.21%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.21%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.29%) Web Services
11 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.83%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.38%) MyBatis
12 3 (1.38%) Thymeleaf
12 3 (1.38%) RESTful
12 3 (1.38%) Spring
13 2 (0.92%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (7.34%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.21%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.75%) User Experience
5 5 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.83%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.83%) Handset
6 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.83%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.38%) iPhone
7 3 (1.38%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.38%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.92%) GIS
8 2 (0.92%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 85 (38.99%) Windows
2 33 (15.14%) Windows 7
3 29 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.42%) Linux
6 13 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.21%) Android
7 7 (3.21%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.75%) AIX
9 5 (2.29%) HPUX
9 5 (2.29%) Solaris
9 5 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.38%) UNIX
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.43%) ITIL
2 32 (14.68%) Project Management
3 27 (12.39%) Change Management
3 27 (12.39%) Migration
4 20 (9.17%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (5.50%) MVC
8 9 (4.13%) Risk Management
8 9 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (4.13%) Test Scripting
8 9 (4.13%) Data Migration
8 9 (4.13%) Investment Management
9 8 (3.67%) Validation
9 8 (3.67%) CRM
10 7 (3.21%) Data Management
10 7 (3.21%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.21%) Scrum
10 7 (3.21%) SDLC
11 6 (2.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.39%) SQL
2 18 (8.26%) C#
3 13 (5.96%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.75%) VBA
5 6 (2.75%) XPath
6 5 (2.29%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.83%) VBScript
8 3 (1.38%) Java
8 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) C++
9 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (5.96%) Degree
2 6 (2.75%) ISEB
3 5 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.83%) HND
5 3 (1.38%) CCNP
5 3 (1.38%) CCNA
5 3 (1.38%) MCP
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.92%) MCSE
6 2 (0.92%) MCTS
6 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) APMP
7 1 (0.46%) CCEE
7 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.46%) CCA
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.13%) SLA
2 7 (3.21%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (27.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.72%) vSphere
4 7 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.21%) XenApp
5 5 (2.29%) Firmware
6 4 (1.83%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.83%) vCloud
7 3 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.92%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.92%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.46%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.26%) SCCM
2 6 (2.75%) SCOM
2 6 (2.75%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.29%) WSUS
4 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.92%) SCSM
5 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.46%) MIIS
5 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (15.60%) VMware
2 16 (7.34%) Citrix
3 14 (6.42%) Cisco
4 13 (5.96%) Oracle
5 11 (5.05%) HP
6 6 (2.75%) Telerik
7 4 (1.83%) Google
7 4 (1.83%) Veeam
7 4 (1.83%) Tableau
8 3 (1.38%) EMC
8 3 (1.38%) Lotus
9 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.92%) Veritas
9 2 (0.92%) CommVault
9 2 (0.92%) Dell
9 2 (0.92%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.92%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (0.92%) Symantec
10 1 (0.46%) McAfee
10 1 (0.46%) ESRI
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