The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 119 112 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.075% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.14% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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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
2528 2113 1946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.36% 92.84% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1029 1028
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 54
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
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 26 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen - - - -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Lync
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Polycom
3 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Teradata
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (16.67%) C#

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Polycom
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Teradata