The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 236 286 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.55% 8.72% 14.01%
As % of the Vendors category 24.16% 24.40% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 121 197
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £121 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £8.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £21.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Microsoft
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
977 1172 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 43.66% 35.72% 43.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 547 594
Median daily rate £350 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 26
Median hourly rate £37.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.74 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh +4 97 £353 +8.46% 9
Glasgow +2 66 £325 -3.70% 16
Renfrewshire +1 31 £297 -11.29% 9
Fife +7 11 £325 +8.33%
North Lanarkshire +5 5 £160 -
Aberdeen +10 4 - - 2
Inverclyde - 4 £413 -
Scottish Borders 0 2 £338 - 1
Dundee -4 2 £235 -14.54%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 - -
West Lothian +3 1 £325 +12.06% 3
Lanarkshire 0 1 £200 -
Highlands -6 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 £425 -
Moray - 1 £125 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 303 (43.41%) Windows
2 248 (35.53%) MS Excel
3 232 (33.24%) Active Directory
4 185 (26.50%) Security Cleared
5 171 (24.50%) SQL Server
6 170 (24.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 165 (23.64%) SQL
7 165 (23.64%) VMware
8 164 (23.50%) PowerShell
9 160 (22.92%) Windows Server
10 158 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 156 (22.35%) Citrix
12 129 (18.48%) SC Cleared
13 125 (17.91%) HP
14 121 (17.34%) Finance
15 118 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 110 (15.76%) Oracle
17 108 (15.47%) ITIL
18 100 (14.33%) Migration
19 98 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
20 95 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
21 94 (13.47%) MS Office
22 87 (12.46%) .NET
22 87 (12.46%) SharePoint
23 84 (12.03%) MS Exchange
24 76 (10.89%) DNS
24 76 (10.89%) Hyper-V
25 75 (10.74%) MCSE
26 73 (10.46%) Degree
27 72 (10.32%) Windows 7

Microsoft
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 87 (12.46%) SharePoint
2 84 (12.03%) MS Exchange
3 67 (9.60%) OpenStack
4 56 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 39 (5.59%) Skype for Business
8 31 (4.44%) IIS
9 28 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (2.87%) Office Communications Server
11 15 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.86%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.72%) CMS
14 10 (1.43%) JBoss
14 10 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (1.29%) WebLogic
16 7 (1.00%) Apache
16 7 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 248 (35.53%) MS Excel
2 94 (13.47%) MS Office
3 35 (5.01%) MS Visio
4 34 (4.87%) MS Project
5 21 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.29%) Oracle Assets
2 9 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.57%) OpenText MBPM
4 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.43%) assyst
5 3 (0.43%) Sonata
5 3 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.89%) Office 365
2 26 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.86%) PaaS
5 2 (0.29%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.29%) IaaS
5 2 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.14%) AdWords
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) GitHub
6 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (10.89%) DNS
2 53 (7.59%) DHCP
2 53 (7.59%) SAN
3 34 (4.87%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.58%) NetScaler
5 28 (4.01%) SSL
6 26 (3.72%) Firewall
7 23 (3.30%) Skype
8 19 (2.72%) SNMP
9 13 (1.86%) VPN
10 12 (1.72%) LDAP
11 11 (1.58%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.43%) HTTP
12 10 (1.43%) Internet
12 10 (1.43%) LAN
13 9 (1.29%) X.500
14 8 (1.15%) HTTPS
14 8 (1.15%) Network Security
14 8 (1.15%) WAN
15 7 (1.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (2.87%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.58%) MS Access
8 14 (2.01%) MySQL
9 12 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.00%) OLAP
11 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.86%) DTS
12 6 (0.86%) OLTP
12 6 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.72%) DB2
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 35 (5.01%) HP UFT
2 30 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.58%) TestDirector
4 16 (2.29%) JIRA
5 14 (2.01%) WinRunner
6 10 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.15%) LoadRunner
8 7 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.00%) StarTeam
9 6 (0.86%) JUnit
10 5 (0.72%) NUnit
11 4 (0.57%) Build Forge
11 4 (0.57%) Cobertura
11 4 (0.57%) JBehave
11 4 (0.57%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.43%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.43%) Selenium
12 3 (0.43%) Subversion
13 2 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 121 (17.34%) Finance
2 54 (7.74%) Banking
3 18 (2.58%) Billing
4 16 (2.29%) Legal
5 13 (1.86%) Retail
6 9 (1.29%) Law
7 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.86%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.57%) Back Office
8 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.57%) Marketing
9 3 (0.43%) Advertising
9 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (17.05%) Analyst
2 59 (8.45%) Developer
3 57 (8.17%) Architect
4 36 (5.16%) Consultant
4 36 (5.16%) Test Analyst
5 35 (5.01%) Project Manager
6 25 (3.58%) Support Engineer
7 24 (3.44%) Administrator
8 23 (3.30%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (2.58%) Active Directory Engineer
11 18 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (2.44%) Technical Architect
13 16 (2.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 15 (2.15%) Citrix Engineer
14 15 (2.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (2.15%) Systems Engineer
14 15 (2.15%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 14 (2.01%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (12.46%) .NET
2 51 (7.31%) ASP.NET
3 40 (5.73%) HTML
4 29 (4.15%) XML
5 28 (4.01%) Web Services
6 23 (3.30%) CSS
7 20 (2.87%) .NET Framework
8 19 (2.72%) jQuery
9 15 (2.15%) Entity Framework
10 14 (2.01%) Middleware
11 12 (1.72%) Regular Expression
12 10 (1.43%) XSLT
13 8 (1.15%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.15%) Java EE
14 7 (1.00%) WPF
15 6 (0.86%) WCF
16 5 (0.72%) JSON
16 5 (0.72%) RESTful
16 5 (0.72%) SOAP
16 5 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 72 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (8.45%) Clustering
3 56 (8.02%) Computer Science
3 56 (8.02%) Data Centre
4 25 (3.58%) PKI
5 20 (2.87%) Replication
6 14 (2.01%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.01%) Private Cloud
7 12 (1.72%) Cryptography
7 12 (1.72%) PDA
8 10 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.29%) User Experience
10 8 (1.15%) CESG
11 7 (1.00%) Data Integration
11 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 303 (43.41%) Windows
2 160 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 158 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 118 (16.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 95 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 72 (10.32%) Windows 7
7 54 (7.74%) AIX
8 52 (7.45%) Linux
9 44 (6.30%) Unix
10 42 (6.02%) Windows XP
11 30 (4.30%) Windows 10
12 23 (3.30%) Solaris
13 17 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (2.01%) Android
14 14 (2.01%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.86%) HPUX
16 11 (1.58%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.43%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.72%) OS/390
19 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (15.47%) ITIL
2 100 (14.33%) Migration
3 61 (8.74%) Change Management
4 51 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (6.88%) Project Management
6 43 (6.16%) CRM
7 41 (5.87%) Test Scripting
8 33 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (4.58%) Analytics
9 32 (4.58%) Load Balancing
9 32 (4.58%) Test Automation
10 28 (4.01%) Application Packaging
10 28 (4.01%) Scrum
11 27 (3.87%) Software Testing
11 27 (3.87%) Unit Testing
11 27 (3.87%) Workflow
12 26 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (3.72%) Risk Management
13 25 (3.58%) MVC
13 25 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 165 (23.64%) SQL
2 164 (23.50%) PowerShell
3 65 (9.31%) C#
4 50 (7.16%) JavaScript
4 50 (7.16%) VBScript
5 40 (5.73%) Java
6 29 (4.15%) T-SQL
7 28 (4.01%) VB
8 22 (3.15%) VBA
9 18 (2.58%) Perl
10 13 (1.86%) Bourne shell
11 12 (1.72%) Korn
12 9 (1.29%) C
13 8 (1.15%) C++
13 8 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.72%) COBOL
16 4 (0.57%) PHP
16 4 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 185 (26.50%) Security Cleared
2 170 (24.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 129 (18.48%) SC Cleared
4 75 (10.74%) MCSE
5 73 (10.46%) Degree
6 56 (8.02%) MCSA
7 46 (6.59%) ISTQB
7 46 (6.59%) MCTS
8 37 (5.30%) MCITP
9 22 (3.15%) MCP
10 21 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (2.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 19 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (2.58%) ISEB
14 14 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.29%) CCNA
16 9 (1.29%) CISSP
16 9 (1.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (2.15%) QA
2 15 (2.15%) SLA
3 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) Basel III
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 232 (33.24%) Active Directory
2 98 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 49 (7.02%) XenApp
5 39 (5.59%) XenDesktop
6 32 (4.58%) VMware ESX
7 30 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 30 (4.30%) vSphere
8 7 (1.00%) Brightmail
9 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.72%) Firmware
10 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.57%) XenServer
12 3 (0.43%) Docker
12 3 (0.43%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.43%) NFS
13 2 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
14 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 64 (9.17%) SCCM
2 36 (5.16%) SCOM
3 33 (4.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 32 (4.58%) Netcool
5 31 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
6 30 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 23 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
8 22 (3.15%) WSUS
9 20 (2.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (1.58%) HP SiteScope
10 11 (1.58%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.29%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.29%) BladeLogic
11 9 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.86%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.72%) Puppet
14 5 (0.72%) XenMobile
15 4 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 165 (23.64%) VMware
2 156 (22.35%) Citrix
3 125 (17.91%) HP
4 110 (15.76%) Oracle
5 48 (6.88%) IBM
6 33 (4.73%) AppSense
7 27 (3.87%) Cisco
8 24 (3.44%) CA
8 24 (3.44%) Intel Security
9 23 (3.30%) Altiris
10 22 (3.15%) IronPort
10 22 (3.15%) Veritas
11 21 (3.01%) Red Hat
12 19 (2.72%) Symantec
13 17 (2.44%) EMC
14 16 (2.29%) Apple
15 14 (2.01%) Nintex
16 13 (1.86%) Sitecore
17 12 (1.72%) NetApp
18 7 (1.00%) Brocade
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