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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 120 101 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.58% 6.29% 6.78%
As % of the Vendors category 22.68% 21.86% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 45
Median daily rate £370 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £179 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £482 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £15.82 - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
529 462 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 42.22% 28.77% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 217 220
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 11
Median hourly rate £29.16 £12.35 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.09% -41.19%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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.

1 109 (40.67%) Windows
2 87 (32.46%) MS Excel
3 85 (31.72%) SQL Server
3 85 (31.72%) Finance
4 64 (23.88%) Active Directory
5 56 (20.90%) Banking
5 56 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (20.52%) SQL
7 54 (20.15%) Citrix
8 52 (19.40%) Oracle
9 49 (18.28%) Windows Server
10 48 (17.91%) PowerShell
11 47 (17.54%) MS Office
12 46 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (14.55%) XenApp
14 36 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (13.06%) Windows 7
15 35 (13.06%) Migration
15 35 (13.06%) VMware
16 32 (11.94%) ITIL
16 32 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (11.57%) Data Centre
18 27 (10.07%) VBScript
18 27 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (9.33%) XenDesktop
19 25 (9.33%) DNS
19 25 (9.33%) MS Visio
19 25 (9.33%) Project Management
20 24 (8.96%) .NET
20 24 (8.96%) Linux

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 23 (8.58%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.97%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.60%) IIS
5 11 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.10%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.99%) JBoss
8 7 (2.61%) CMS
9 6 (2.24%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (1.12%) Apache
12 2 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.75%) SAS
12 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 87 (32.46%) MS Excel
2 47 (17.54%) MS Office
3 25 (9.33%) MS Visio
4 21 (7.84%) MS Project
5 10 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.12%) Sonata
3 3 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.75%) assyst
4 2 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.24%) PaaS
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.49%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.75%) IaaS
5 2 (0.75%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.33%) DNS
2 19 (7.09%) DHCP
3 15 (5.60%) NetScaler
4 13 (4.85%) Internet
5 12 (4.48%) SAN
6 8 (2.99%) LAN
7 7 (2.61%) Skype
8 6 (2.24%) SSL
8 6 (2.24%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.24%) WAN
9 4 (1.49%) NAS
9 4 (1.49%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.12%) PABX
10 3 (1.12%) PBX
10 3 (1.12%) VPN
11 2 (0.75%) Firewall
11 2 (0.75%) Intranet
11 2 (0.75%) LDAP
11 2 (0.75%) VoIP
11 2 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (31.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.46%) Oracle Database
3 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (4.10%) MS Access
8 8 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.49%) HDInsight
10 4 (1.49%) Informix
10 4 (1.49%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.12%) MySQL
11 3 (1.12%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (4.48%) JIRA
2 8 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.99%) JUnit
3 7 (2.61%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.87%) Cobertura
4 5 (1.87%) JBehave
4 5 (1.87%) NUnit
5 4 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.12%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.12%) NetBeans
6 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.75%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.75%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.75%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.75%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) Checkstyle
8 1 (0.37%) ReSharper
General
1 85 (31.72%) Finance
2 56 (20.90%) Banking
3 10 (3.73%) Legal
3 10 (3.73%) Retail
4 7 (2.61%) Law
5 5 (1.87%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Advertising
6 3 (1.12%) Billing
6 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) International Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (17.91%) Analyst
2 40 (14.93%) Architect
3 30 (11.19%) Developer
4 23 (8.58%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.09%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.34%) Consultant
6 17 (6.34%) Technical Architect
7 16 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
8 15 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.85%) Administrator
11 12 (4.48%) Agile Business Analyst
11 12 (4.48%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.73%) Server Engineer
13 10 (3.73%) Windows Server Engineer
14 9 (3.36%) IT Support
14 9 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
15 8 (2.99%) VMware Engineer
16 7 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.96%) .NET
2 23 (8.58%) Web Services
3 16 (5.97%) XML
4 13 (4.85%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.48%) Java EE
6 9 (3.36%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.99%) HTML
7 8 (2.99%) Middleware
8 7 (2.61%) CSS
8 7 (2.61%) jQuery
9 6 (2.24%) JSON
9 6 (2.24%) SOAP
9 6 (2.24%) Spring
10 5 (1.87%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.87%) JDBC
10 5 (1.87%) JPA
11 4 (1.49%) Entity Framework
11 4 (1.49%) RESTful
12 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.12%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.57%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.84%) Clustering
4 9 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.36%) User Experience
5 8 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.61%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.24%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.24%) iPad
7 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.12%) Statistics
10 2 (0.75%) Blog
10 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 109 (40.67%) Windows
2 56 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (18.28%) Windows Server
4 46 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (13.06%) Windows 7
6 24 (8.96%) Linux
7 20 (7.46%) Windows 10
8 12 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.10%) Unix
10 10 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.36%) Solaris
11 9 (3.36%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.61%) AIX
13 5 (1.87%) HPUX
14 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (13.06%) Migration
3 32 (11.94%) ITIL
4 25 (9.33%) Project Management
5 23 (8.58%) Scrum
6 19 (7.09%) Change Management
6 19 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (5.60%) Kanban
7 15 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (5.22%) MVC
8 14 (5.22%) PRINCE2
9 13 (4.85%) BDD
9 13 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (4.85%) Time Management
9 13 (4.85%) User Stories
10 12 (4.48%) Analytics
10 12 (4.48%) Application Packaging
11 11 (4.10%) CRM
12 10 (3.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.52%) SQL
2 48 (17.91%) PowerShell
3 27 (10.07%) VBScript
4 19 (7.09%) Java
5 14 (5.22%) C#
5 14 (5.22%) T-SQL
6 13 (4.85%) VBA
7 8 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.87%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.12%) VB
11 2 (0.75%) Perl
11 2 (0.75%) PHP
11 2 (0.75%) Python
11 2 (0.75%) X++
12 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.37%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) Delphi
12 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (3.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.87%) MCSE
3 5 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.49%) BC Cleared
4 4 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.12%) APMP
5 3 (1.12%) CCA
5 3 (1.12%) Degree
5 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.75%) ISEB
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.75%) MCITP
6 2 (0.75%) MCSA
6 2 (0.75%) MCTS
7 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.85%) QA
3 7 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.49%) COBIT
5 2 (0.75%) SLA
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 64 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.55%) XenApp
3 27 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (9.33%) XenDesktop
5 18 (6.72%) VMware ESX
6 10 (3.73%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.12%) Docker
9 3 (1.12%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.75%) NFS
10 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.75%) vSphere
10 2 (0.75%) XenServer
11 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (8.21%) SCCM
2 21 (7.84%) SCOM
3 17 (6.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (5.97%) WSUS
5 8 (2.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.87%) BladeLogic
6 5 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.12%) Ansible
8 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.12%) Puppet
8 3 (1.12%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.12%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.75%) Netcool
10 1 (0.37%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.37%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.37%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 54 (20.15%) Citrix
2 52 (19.40%) Oracle
3 35 (13.06%) VMware
4 11 (4.10%) IBM
4 11 (4.10%) Symantec
5 10 (3.73%) NetApp
5 10 (3.73%) Sitecore
6 9 (3.36%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.24%) Cisco
7 6 (2.24%) HP
8 5 (1.87%) CA
9 4 (1.49%) AppSense
9 4 (1.49%) EMC
10 3 (1.12%) Altiris
10 3 (1.12%) Cognos
10 3 (1.12%) FNZ
10 3 (1.12%) Mitel
10 3 (1.12%) Splunk
10 3 (1.12%) Sun
11 2 (0.75%) Nintex
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