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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 145 125 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.58% 8.50% 6.32%
As % of the Vendors category 24.87% 27.59% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 72 35
Median daily rate £375 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £117 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
583 453 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.51% 30.82% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 235 192
Median daily rate £420 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.06% -28.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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.

1 102 (37.78%) Windows
2 100 (37.04%) SQL Server
3 92 (34.07%) Finance
4 81 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 58 (21.48%) Active Directory
6 52 (19.26%) SQL
7 47 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (17.41%) Windows Server
8 45 (16.67%) MS Office
9 44 (16.30%) Oracle
9 44 (16.30%) Banking
10 43 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (15.19%) Citrix
12 40 (14.81%) PowerShell
13 38 (14.07%) Windows 7
14 37 (13.70%) C#
15 36 (13.33%) .NET
16 35 (12.96%) VMware
16 35 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (12.59%) XenApp
18 32 (11.85%) ITIL
19 31 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (10.37%) Data Centre
21 27 (10.00%) MS Exchange
21 27 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
22 26 (9.63%) Linux
22 26 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (9.63%) SCCM
23 25 (9.26%) Migration
24 24 (8.89%) ASP.NET

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 27 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.30%) IIS
3 17 (6.30%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.19%) WebSphere
5 13 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (4.07%) NServiceBus
7 8 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.96%) JBoss
8 5 (1.85%) Apache
8 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.48%) SAS
9 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.11%) CMS
11 2 (0.74%) Confluence
11 2 (0.74%) nginx
11 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 81 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 45 (16.67%) MS Office
3 19 (7.04%) MS Project
4 11 (4.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.22%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.85%) assyst
3 4 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.37%) Eikon
5 1 (0.37%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.48%) Office 365
2 4 (1.48%) PaaS
3 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.52%) DNS
2 16 (5.93%) DHCP
3 15 (5.56%) Internet
4 12 (4.44%) NetScaler
5 9 (3.33%) Skype
6 6 (2.22%) LDAP
6 6 (2.22%) WAN
7 5 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.85%) VPN
8 4 (1.48%) Firewall
8 4 (1.48%) LAN
8 4 (1.48%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.11%) Network Security
9 3 (1.11%) PABX
9 3 (1.11%) PBX
9 3 (1.11%) SSL
10 2 (0.74%) DDNS
10 2 (0.74%) IPsec
10 2 (0.74%) SAN
10 2 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 20 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 10 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (2.59%) MS Access
9 7 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.22%) HDInsight
10 6 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.22%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.48%) Informix
11 4 (1.48%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.11%) OLTP
12 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.81%) JIRA
2 10 (3.70%) JUnit
3 9 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.59%) Selenium
4 7 (2.59%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.85%) Cobertura
6 5 (1.85%) JBehave
6 5 (1.85%) NetBeans
7 4 (1.48%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.11%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.11%) FishEye
8 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.11%) git-flow
8 3 (1.11%) Maven
8 3 (1.11%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.11%) Subversion
9 2 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 92 (34.07%) Finance
2 44 (16.30%) Banking
3 8 (2.96%) Legal
3 8 (2.96%) Retail
4 5 (1.85%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.48%) Law
6 3 (1.11%) Advertising
6 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) International Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (18.52%) Developer
2 49 (18.15%) Architect
3 30 (11.11%) Analyst
4 26 (9.63%) Technical Architect
5 19 (7.04%) Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (6.30%) Project Manager
7 13 (4.81%) Consultant
7 13 (4.81%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (3.70%) .NET Developer
9 10 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (3.70%) IT Support
9 10 (3.70%) SQL Developer
10 9 (3.33%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (3.33%) Administrator
10 9 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (2.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (2.96%) Java Developer
11 8 (2.96%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.33%) .NET
2 24 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 20 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 20 (7.41%) Entity Framework
4 19 (7.04%) HTML
5 18 (6.67%) CSS
6 16 (5.93%) HTML5
6 16 (5.93%) jQuery
7 13 (4.81%) Middleware
8 11 (4.07%) MSMQ
8 11 (4.07%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (3.70%) Java EE
10 9 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 9 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (3.33%) Web Services
11 8 (2.96%) Spring
12 5 (1.85%) JPA
12 5 (1.85%) JSON
12 5 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.37%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.67%) Clustering
3 16 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.19%) User Experience
5 8 (2.96%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.96%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.48%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.48%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.11%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Blog
9 2 (0.74%) CMDB
9 2 (0.74%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.74%) iPad
9 2 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 102 (37.78%) Windows
2 47 (17.41%) Windows Server
2 47 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (14.07%) Windows 7
5 26 (9.63%) Linux
6 12 (4.44%) Windows 10
7 11 (4.07%) Solaris
8 8 (2.96%) AIX
8 8 (2.96%) HPUX
8 8 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.22%) Unix
11 2 (0.74%) Android
11 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (11.85%) ITIL
3 27 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (9.26%) Migration
5 22 (8.15%) MVC
6 20 (7.41%) Scrum
7 18 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (5.93%) Project Management
9 15 (5.56%) BDD
9 15 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (5.19%) Change Management
10 14 (5.19%) Open Source
11 13 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (4.44%) Asset Management
12 12 (4.44%) DevOps
12 12 (4.44%) TDD
13 11 (4.07%) Service Management
14 10 (3.70%) Analytics
14 10 (3.70%) CRM
14 10 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.26%) SQL
2 40 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 37 (13.70%) C#
4 23 (8.52%) JavaScript
5 21 (7.78%) T-SQL
6 19 (7.04%) Java
7 15 (5.56%) VBScript
8 7 (2.59%) VBA
9 3 (1.11%) VB
9 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.74%) PHP
10 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.74%) VB6
10 2 (0.74%) X++
11 1 (0.37%) C
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.37%) Python
11 1 (0.37%) R
11 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.96%) ISEB
2 8 (2.96%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.48%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.48%) MCP
6 3 (1.11%) APMP
7 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.37%) Degree
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.37%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) MCTS
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (5.56%) QA
3 11 (4.07%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.48%) COBIT
5 3 (1.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.37%) MiFID
6 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (21.48%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.59%) XenApp
3 26 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.04%) XenDesktop
5 14 (5.19%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.48%) Docker
8 3 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.74%) vSphere
9 2 (0.74%) Xen
10 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 26 (9.63%) SCCM
2 24 (8.89%) SCOM
3 14 (5.19%) WSUS
4 5 (1.85%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.48%) Puppet
6 3 (1.11%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.74%) Ansible
7 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 44 (16.30%) Oracle
2 41 (15.19%) Citrix
3 35 (12.96%) VMware
4 11 (4.07%) IBM
5 10 (3.70%) AppSense
6 9 (3.33%) Symantec
7 8 (2.96%) HP
7 8 (2.96%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.59%) Cisco
8 7 (2.59%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.48%) EMC
10 3 (1.11%) Google
10 3 (1.11%) Mitel
10 3 (1.11%) Sun
11 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.74%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.74%) NetApp
11 2 (0.74%) Splunk
11 2 (0.74%) Teradata
11 2 (0.74%) Veeam
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