The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 105 132 123
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.077% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.082% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £314 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.45% -3.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £344
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1592 2435 2510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.67% 93.37% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1314 1345
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 50
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 2 £400 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Power BI
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MDX
4 1 (20.00%) WSUS
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Power BI
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft