The first table below looks at the demand for the Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 126 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.036% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £278 £363
% change year-on-year
+35.13% -23.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2546 2309 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.28% 93.90% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1120 1127
Average daily rate £373 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 80 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Microsoft Specialist
UK

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Specialist
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 Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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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 - 1 - -
Microsoft Specialist
UK

Microsoft Specialist
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft