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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 317 284 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.40% 8.91% 13.20%
As % of the Vendors category 27.42% 25.11% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 129 179
Median daily rate £323 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 14
Median hourly rate £36.00 £12.10 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+197.52% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £8.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
1156 1131 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.21% 35.48% 40.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 506 526
Median daily rate £340 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £457 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +4 126 £356 +9.38% 24
Glasgow +1 74 £320 -1.53% 27
Renfrewshire +3 72 £300 -14.28% 2
Aberdeen +11 11 £345 +50.00% 1
Fife +8 7 £325 +8.33% 1
North Lanarkshire +9 3 £160 -
Scottish Borders -1 3 £275 - 1
Dundee -4 3 £173 -35.51% 2
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Lanarkshire -1 1 £200 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £125 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 333 (43.87%) Windows
2 260 (34.26%) Active Directory
3 246 (32.41%) MS Excel
4 216 (28.46%) Security Cleared
5 197 (25.96%) SQL Server
6 185 (24.37%) SQL
7 181 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 180 (23.72%) PowerShell
9 179 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 177 (23.32%) VMware
11 173 (22.79%) Windows Server
12 166 (21.87%) Citrix
13 156 (20.55%) SC Cleared
14 148 (19.50%) HP
15 134 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 130 (17.13%) Finance
17 128 (16.86%) ITIL
18 117 (15.42%) Oracle
19 109 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
20 107 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
21 99 (13.04%) Migration
22 94 (12.38%) MS Office
22 94 (12.38%) Windows 7
23 92 (12.12%) SharePoint
24 87 (11.46%) MS Exchange
24 87 (11.46%) MCSE
25 86 (11.33%) DNS
26 85 (11.20%) Hyper-V
27 84 (11.07%) .NET
28 83 (10.94%) Change Management

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 92 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 87 (11.46%) MS Exchange
3 67 (8.83%) OpenStack
4 58 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (6.72%) Skype for Business
6 44 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (4.35%) IIS
9 28 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
11 18 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (2.11%) WebSphere
13 15 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (1.71%) CMS
14 13 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (1.58%) JBoss
16 10 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (1.32%) WebLogic
17 8 (1.05%) Apache
18 7 (0.92%) CICS
Applications
1 246 (32.41%) MS Excel
2 94 (12.38%) MS Office
3 37 (4.87%) MS Project
4 32 (4.22%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
2 10 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.40%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.26%) assyst
5 2 (0.26%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.26%) Primavera
6 1 (0.13%) Eikon
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.91%) Office 365
2 35 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.26%) IaaS
5 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.13%) AdWords
6 1 (0.13%) GitHub
6 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (11.33%) DNS
2 78 (10.28%) SAN
3 58 (7.64%) DHCP
4 34 (4.48%) NetScaler
5 33 (4.35%) Firewall
6 32 (4.22%) TCP/IP
7 29 (3.82%) SSL
8 28 (3.69%) Skype
9 19 (2.50%) SNMP
10 14 (1.84%) HTTP
10 14 (1.84%) HTTPS
10 14 (1.84%) Internet
11 12 (1.58%) LAN
11 12 (1.58%) LDAP
11 12 (1.58%) WAN
12 11 (1.45%) Kerberos
12 11 (1.45%) NAS
12 11 (1.45%) VPN
13 9 (1.19%) X.500
14 8 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (25.96%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 36 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (4.22%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (2.50%) MS Access
8 16 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.71%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.45%) MySQL
12 10 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.19%) OLTP
14 8 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.92%) OLAP
16 6 (0.79%) DTS
16 6 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
17 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 44 (5.80%) HP UFT
2 28 (3.69%) TestDirector
3 25 (3.29%) Visual Studio
3 25 (3.29%) WinRunner
4 14 (1.84%) JIRA
5 11 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.05%) JUnit
6 8 (1.05%) LoadRunner
7 7 (0.92%) StarTeam
8 5 (0.66%) Cobertura
8 5 (0.66%) JBehave
8 5 (0.66%) NUnit
8 5 (0.66%) Subversion
9 4 (0.53%) Build Forge
9 4 (0.53%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.40%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.40%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 130 (17.13%) Finance
2 65 (8.56%) Banking
3 20 (2.64%) Billing
4 14 (1.84%) Legal
5 12 (1.58%) Retail
6 10 (1.32%) Law
7 6 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.66%) Advertising
8 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.53%) Back Office
9 4 (0.53%) Marketing
10 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.40%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 136 (17.92%) Analyst
2 72 (9.49%) Architect
3 57 (7.51%) Developer
4 48 (6.32%) Consultant
5 45 (5.93%) Test Analyst
6 31 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 27 (3.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 27 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 26 (3.43%) Administrator
9 24 (3.16%) Business Analyst
9 24 (3.16%) Technical Architect
10 21 (2.77%) Active Directory Engineer
10 21 (2.77%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 21 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (2.77%) Support Engineer
11 19 (2.50%) Storage Engineer
12 17 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (2.24%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.07%) .NET
2 48 (6.32%) ASP.NET
3 43 (5.67%) HTML
4 30 (3.95%) XML
5 28 (3.69%) Web Services
6 24 (3.16%) CSS
7 22 (2.90%) Middleware
8 20 (2.64%) jQuery
9 17 (2.24%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.58%) Entity Framework
10 12 (1.58%) Java EE
10 12 (1.58%) Regular Expression
10 12 (1.58%) XSLT
11 8 (1.05%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.79%) JSON
12 6 (0.79%) SOAP
12 6 (0.79%) Spring
12 6 (0.79%) WCF
13 5 (0.66%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.66%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.01%) Clustering
2 75 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (7.64%) Computer Science
4 55 (7.25%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.03%) PDA
5 23 (3.03%) PKI
6 20 (2.64%) Replication
7 19 (2.50%) Blackberry
8 18 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.84%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.58%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.19%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.19%) User Experience
12 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.05%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (0.92%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 333 (43.87%) Windows
2 181 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (22.79%) Windows Server
4 134 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (12.38%) Windows 7
7 78 (10.28%) Linux
8 66 (8.70%) AIX
9 62 (8.17%) Unix
10 55 (7.25%) Windows XP
11 33 (4.35%) Windows 10
12 28 (3.69%) Solaris
13 21 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (2.11%) HPUX
15 11 (1.45%) Windows 8
16 10 (1.32%) Android
16 10 (1.32%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.92%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.66%) OS/390
19 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (16.86%) ITIL
2 99 (13.04%) Migration
3 83 (10.94%) Change Management
4 56 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (6.32%) Test Scripting
6 47 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
7 46 (6.06%) Project Management
8 41 (5.40%) CRM
9 40 (5.27%) Test Automation
10 38 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (4.87%) Change Control
11 37 (4.87%) Software Testing
12 34 (4.48%) Analytics
13 33 (4.35%) Load Balancing
14 32 (4.22%) Mentoring
15 29 (3.82%) Unit Testing
15 29 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (3.56%) Scrum
16 27 (3.56%) Service Management
16 27 (3.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 185 (24.37%) SQL
2 180 (23.72%) PowerShell
3 59 (7.77%) C#
4 54 (7.11%) JavaScript
5 51 (6.72%) VBScript
6 44 (5.80%) Java
7 30 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 26 (3.43%) VB
9 20 (2.64%) VBA
10 18 (2.37%) Perl
11 13 (1.71%) Bourne shell
12 12 (1.58%) Korn
13 11 (1.45%) C
14 9 (1.19%) C++
14 9 (1.19%) Python
15 7 (0.92%) Jython
15 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.66%) COBOL
17 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 216 (28.46%) Security Cleared
2 179 (23.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 156 (20.55%) SC Cleared
4 87 (11.46%) MCSE
5 76 (10.01%) Degree
6 67 (8.83%) MCSA
7 55 (7.25%) MCTS
8 54 (7.11%) ISTQB
9 45 (5.93%) MCITP
10 26 (3.43%) MCP
11 22 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (2.24%) ISEB
15 13 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (1.58%) DV Cleared
17 11 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
19 8 (1.05%) BC Cleared
20 7 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (2.11%) QA
3 13 (1.71%) SLA
4 9 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.53%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 260 (34.26%) Active Directory
2 107 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (11.20%) Hyper-V
4 59 (7.77%) XenApp
5 43 (5.67%) XenDesktop
6 42 (5.53%) VMware ESX
7 32 (4.22%) vSphere
8 29 (3.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.79%) Brightmail
11 5 (0.66%) Firmware
11 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.40%) Docker
13 3 (0.40%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.26%) XenServer
15 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 71 (9.35%) SCCM
2 42 (5.53%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (5.53%) Netcool
3 41 (5.40%) SCOM
4 37 (4.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 35 (4.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 33 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
7 26 (3.43%) WSUS
8 20 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 16 (2.11%) BladeLogic
10 14 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (1.45%) HP SiteScope
12 11 (1.45%) Puppet
12 11 (1.45%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.32%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 6 (0.79%) AirWatch
15 6 (0.79%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.79%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 177 (23.32%) VMware
2 166 (21.87%) Citrix
3 148 (19.50%) HP
4 117 (15.42%) Oracle
5 44 (5.80%) IBM
6 35 (4.61%) Intel Security
7 33 (4.35%) Veritas
8 32 (4.22%) AppSense
9 30 (3.95%) CA
10 27 (3.56%) Cisco
11 26 (3.43%) Red Hat
12 25 (3.29%) Symantec
13 23 (3.03%) Altiris
14 21 (2.77%) IronPort
15 16 (2.11%) EMC
16 14 (1.84%) Nintex
17 13 (1.71%) Sitecore
18 12 (1.58%) Apple
19 11 (1.45%) NetApp
20 8 (1.05%) BMC
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