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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 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.

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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 250 229 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.33% 10.23% 11.56%
As % of the Vendors category 26.71% 25.05% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 84 126
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Average hourly rate £15.14 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.08% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.91 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £30.40 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
936 914 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.93% 40.84% 47.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 409 472
Average daily rate £364 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 26
Average hourly rate £23.75 £14.02 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.40% -11.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Edinburgh -2 90 £396 +21.84% 32
Glasgow -4 84 £320 +6.66% 34
Stirling -3 8 £214 -
Scottish Borders - 7 £118 - 1
Fife -2 4 £85 - 3
West Lothian +3 3 £108 -57.00% 2
Aberdeen -8 2 £231 -28.84% 6
Dundee +5 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft also 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 that cited Microsoft.

1 219 (39.60%) Windows
2 156 (28.21%) SQL
3 139 (25.14%) SQL Server
4 136 (24.59%) MS Excel
5 121 (21.88%) Finance
5 121 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 115 (20.80%) SC Cleared
6 115 (20.80%) .NET
7 112 (20.25%) MS Office
8 110 (19.89%) C#
9 93 (16.82%) Active Directory
10 89 (16.09%) VMware
11 83 (15.01%) SharePoint
12 70 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 66 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 64 (11.57%) Windows 7
15 62 (11.21%) ASP.NET
16 60 (10.85%) HP
17 56 (10.13%) MS Exchange
18 54 (9.76%) ITIL
19 53 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (9.40%) SCCM
20 52 (9.40%) MS Project
21 51 (9.22%) Oracle
22 49 (8.86%) T-SQL
22 49 (8.86%) Visual Studio
22 49 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
23 47 (8.50%) XML
23 47 (8.50%) SQL Server 2008
23 47 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft also 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 that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 83 (15.01%) SharePoint
2 56 (10.13%) MS Exchange
3 23 (4.16%) Oracle Workflow
4 22 (3.98%) IIS
5 19 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (3.07%) MS Project Server
7 17 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.35%) Lync
9 11 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.90%) CMS
11 5 (0.90%) SAS
12 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.18%) TWiki
Applications
1 136 (24.59%) MS Excel
2 112 (20.25%) MS Office
3 52 (9.40%) MS Project
4 32 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.71%) InfoPath
6 12 (2.17%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.54%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.36%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.36%) Eagle STAR
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.27%) Office 365
2 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.87%) DNS
2 31 (5.61%) DHCP
3 26 (4.70%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.70%) SAN
4 25 (4.52%) LAN
5 21 (3.80%) HTTP
6 19 (3.44%) WAN
7 17 (3.07%) Firewall
8 11 (1.99%) Intranet
9 10 (1.81%) SSL
10 8 (1.45%) NAS
10 8 (1.45%) SNMP
10 8 (1.45%) Internet
11 6 (1.08%) VPN
12 5 (0.90%) VoIP
12 5 (0.90%) VLAN
13 4 (0.72%) Network Security
13 4 (0.72%) LDAP
13 4 (0.72%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.72%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (25.14%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 10 (1.81%) MS Access
7 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.08%) QlikView
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.54%) DTS
11 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (8.86%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (2.17%) WinRunner
3 12 (2.17%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.54%) MorphX
6 2 (0.36%) Selenium
6 2 (0.36%) JIRA
6 2 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.18%) MSI
7 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
General
1 121 (21.88%) Finance
2 23 (4.16%) Banking
3 7 (1.27%) Advertising
4 6 (1.08%) Back Office
5 4 (0.72%) Retail
6 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.54%) Marketing
6 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.18%) Front Office
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) Military
8 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (23.69%) Developer
2 86 (15.55%) Analyst
3 40 (7.23%) .NET Developer
4 37 (6.69%) Consultant
5 27 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 24 (4.34%) Support Analyst
7 22 (3.98%) Architect
8 20 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (3.62%) Wintel Engineer
8 20 (3.62%) C++ Developer
9 19 (3.44%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.07%) Service Analyst
10 17 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (2.89%) C# Developer
11 16 (2.89%) Administrator
12 15 (2.71%) Desktop Support
12 15 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (2.53%) Software Developer
13 14 (2.53%) Build Engineer
14 13 (2.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (20.80%) .NET
2 62 (11.21%) ASP.NET
3 47 (8.50%) XML
4 45 (8.14%) HTML
5 38 (6.87%) .NET Framework
6 23 (4.16%) CSS
6 23 (4.16%) jQuery
7 20 (3.62%) FIX Protocol
8 17 (3.07%) STL
9 12 (2.17%) WCF
9 12 (2.17%) WPF
9 12 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (1.81%) WinForms
10 10 (1.81%) DCOM
11 8 (1.45%) COM+
11 8 (1.45%) Web Services
11 8 (1.45%) OLE DB
12 7 (1.27%) HTML5
12 7 (1.27%) JSON
12 7 (1.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.06%) Replication
1 28 (5.06%) Clustering
2 26 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.53%) PDA
3 14 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
4 10 (1.81%) CMDB
4 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.45%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.27%) Device Driver
7 7 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.90%) Learning Management System
9 5 (0.90%) iPad
9 5 (0.90%) PKI
9 5 (0.90%) iSeries
9 5 (0.90%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.72%) iPhone
10 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 219 (39.60%) Windows
2 70 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (11.57%) Windows 7
4 49 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (7.59%) Windows XP
6 22 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.80%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.89%) Linux
9 15 (2.71%) UNIX
10 12 (2.17%) AIX
11 9 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.90%) Solaris
13 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.54%) Android
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.36%) HPUX
15 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (9.76%) ITIL
2 53 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (7.59%) Project Management
4 41 (7.41%) Migration
5 36 (6.51%) Change Management
6 32 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (4.88%) Workflow
7 27 (4.88%) Test Scripting
8 20 (3.62%) PRINCE2
9 19 (3.44%) Software Testing
10 18 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (3.25%) Validation
11 17 (3.07%) ETL
12 16 (2.89%) Unit Testing
13 15 (2.71%) MVC
13 15 (2.71%) ERP
14 14 (2.53%) Web Development
14 14 (2.53%) CRM
14 14 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (2.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 156 (28.21%) SQL
2 110 (19.89%) C#
3 49 (8.86%) T-SQL
4 41 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 36 (6.51%) VBScript
6 33 (5.97%) PowerShell
7 29 (5.24%) VBA
8 25 (4.52%) C++
9 13 (2.35%) Java
9 13 (2.35%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.63%) Perl
11 5 (0.90%) C
11 5 (0.90%) VB
12 4 (0.72%) VB6
13 3 (0.54%) REXX
13 3 (0.54%) Tcl
13 3 (0.54%) X++
14 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.36%) PHP
14 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 115 (20.80%) SC Cleared
3 66 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (5.24%) MCITP
5 28 (5.06%) Degree
6 27 (4.88%) MCTS
7 26 (4.70%) MCSE
8 23 (4.16%) MCP
9 22 (3.98%) MCSA
10 14 (2.53%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.08%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.90%) PMP
12 5 (0.90%) ISEB
12 5 (0.90%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.72%) HND
13 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.71%) QA
2 13 (2.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.18%) UCITS
3 1 (0.18%) EMIR
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 93 (16.82%) Active Directory
2 47 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.71%) VMware ESX
4 13 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.45%) XenApp
6 8 (1.45%) Firmware
7 7 (1.27%) vSphere
8 5 (0.90%) MetaFrame
9 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.54%) vCloud
10 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 52 (9.40%) SCCM
2 24 (4.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (3.07%) SCOM
4 14 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (1.99%) Netcool
7 7 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.90%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.72%) WMI
10 3 (0.54%) SCSM
10 3 (0.54%) DameWare
10 3 (0.54%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.36%) WSUS
11 2 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.18%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 89 (16.09%) VMware
2 60 (10.85%) HP
3 51 (9.22%) Oracle
4 39 (7.05%) Citrix
5 20 (3.62%) IBM
6 18 (3.25%) Symantec
7 16 (2.89%) Veritas
8 14 (2.53%) Altiris
9 13 (2.35%) McAfee
10 11 (1.99%) Kofax
10 11 (1.99%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.81%) Dell
11 10 (1.81%) NetApp
12 8 (1.45%) BMC
12 8 (1.45%) CA
13 7 (1.27%) Tableau
13 7 (1.27%) CommVault
14 6 (1.08%) SAP
14 6 (1.08%) Apple
15 5 (0.90%) ArcSight
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £12 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £50000 - £64000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £80.00 - £90.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ayr
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10 - £12.63 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.44 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £11.50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £450 per day + Experience depending
Posted: 12 days ago
Aberdeen
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £175 - £200 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Aberdeen
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 23 days ago