The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Developer
Rank 129 121 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £325 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.88 - £31.25
Microsoft Developer
UK

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
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Developer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Developer
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 Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
Edinburgh -13 3 £325 -13.33% 1
Microsoft Developer
UK

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Microsoft Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) COM+
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Advertising
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) ETL Development
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) MDX
5 1 (11.11%) WPF

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Microsoft Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) MS Access
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) COM+
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) MDX
2 1 (11.11%) WinForms
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) ETL Development
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle