The first table below looks at the demand for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 120 115 115
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.21% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.23% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £50.00
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2533 2196 2633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.99% 93.09% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1307 1083 1323
Average daily rate £372 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 105
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Microsoft Consultant
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Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Scotland region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Scotland region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +14 5 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -27 2 - -
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Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (10.00%) Lync
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
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