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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 391 274 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.03% 10.98% 8.71%
As % of the Vendors category 30.19% 27.18% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 131 88
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £150 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 35
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £23.10 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
1295 1008 1045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.47% 40.40% 39.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 485 421
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 72
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.63 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -26.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £29.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
Glasgow +3 158 £325 +8.33% 37
Edinburgh -7 81 £338 -3.57% 36
Renfrewshire +2 59 £328 -14.77% 1
Aberdeen +1 21 £250 -9.09% 8
Highlands - 8 £100 - 1
North Lanarkshire -2 6 £205 +9.33% 2
Dundee +10 5 £325 +30.00% 1
Fife -1 5 £360 +30.90% 1
West Lothian 0 4 £200 -42.85% 1
Stirling - 4 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 308 (43.50%) Windows
2 213 (30.08%) Security Cleared
3 196 (27.68%) MS Excel
4 192 (27.12%) SC Cleared
5 162 (22.88%) SQL
6 151 (21.33%) .NET
7 139 (19.63%) MS Office
8 136 (19.21%) Active Directory
9 117 (16.53%) SQL Server
10 115 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 108 (15.25%) Finance
12 104 (14.69%) C#
13 103 (14.55%) HP
14 96 (13.56%) Windows 7
15 89 (12.57%) SharePoint
16 80 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
17 78 (11.02%) Oracle
18 77 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 74 (10.45%) Project Management
20 73 (10.31%) VMware
21 71 (10.03%) ITIL
22 69 (9.75%) Citrix
23 66 (9.32%) HTML
24 62 (8.76%) MS Project
25 61 (8.62%) JavaScript
26 60 (8.47%) ASP.NET
27 57 (8.05%) PowerShell
28 55 (7.77%) Banking
29 53 (7.49%) DNS
30 51 (7.20%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 89 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.36%) MS Exchange
3 34 (4.80%) IIS
4 18 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (2.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.98%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.84%) Lync
9 11 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.13%) CMS
10 8 (1.13%) CICS
11 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.99%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.71%) SAS
12 5 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.42%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 196 (27.68%) MS Excel
2 139 (19.63%) MS Office
3 62 (8.76%) MS Project
4 29 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (3.25%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.99%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (4.10%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.71%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.42%) CSG Singleview
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.14%) OpenWorks
9 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.14%) assyst
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.98%) Office 365
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.49%) DNS
2 51 (7.20%) SAN
3 36 (5.08%) DHCP
4 34 (4.80%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.40%) X.500
5 17 (2.40%) Firewall
6 14 (1.98%) Internet
6 14 (1.98%) NAS
7 12 (1.69%) LDAP
7 12 (1.69%) HTTP
8 11 (1.55%) VPN
9 10 (1.41%) LAN
10 9 (1.27%) SNMP
10 9 (1.27%) Kerberos
10 9 (1.27%) SSL
11 8 (1.13%) WAN
12 7 (0.99%) Intranet
12 7 (0.99%) VoIP
13 4 (0.56%) Wireless
13 4 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (1.55%) DB2
8 9 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.99%) MS Access
10 6 (0.85%) InterSystems Cache
11 5 (0.71%) QlikView
12 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.42%) Cognos Impromptu
13 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (4.52%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (1.41%) MSI
4 9 (1.27%) TestDirector
5 7 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Blend
5 7 (0.99%) WinRunner
6 6 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (0.71%) GoogleTest
7 5 (0.71%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.56%) Subversion
8 4 (0.56%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.56%) CppUnit
9 3 (0.42%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.28%) Introscope
10 2 (0.28%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.28%) JIRA
10 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 108 (15.25%) Finance
2 55 (7.77%) Banking
3 15 (2.12%) Advertising
4 9 (1.27%) Publishing
5 8 (1.13%) Back Office
6 5 (0.71%) Retail
6 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.71%) Front Office
7 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.42%) International Banking
9 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.28%) Marketing
9 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 141 (19.92%) Developer
2 120 (16.95%) Analyst
3 34 (4.80%) Support Analyst
4 32 (4.52%) .NET Developer
5 27 (3.81%) Consultant
6 26 (3.67%) Project Manager
7 25 (3.53%) Applications Packager
8 23 (3.25%) Support Engineer
9 22 (3.11%) Applications Support
10 21 (2.97%) Desktop Support
10 21 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
11 20 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (2.68%) C# Developer
12 19 (2.68%) WPF Developer
13 18 (2.54%) Build Engineer
13 18 (2.54%) Administrator
13 18 (2.54%) SharePoint Developer
14 17 (2.40%) Architect
15 15 (2.12%) 2nd Line Support
16 12 (1.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (21.33%) .NET
2 66 (9.32%) HTML
3 60 (8.47%) ASP.NET
4 42 (5.93%) XML
5 28 (3.95%) .NET Framework
6 27 (3.81%) Application Packaging
6 27 (3.81%) WPF
7 24 (3.39%) Software Packaging
8 23 (3.25%) Web Services
8 23 (3.25%) JSP
9 22 (3.11%) CSS
10 19 (2.68%) WCF
11 17 (2.40%) jQuery
12 14 (1.98%) STL
13 12 (1.69%) SOAP
14 11 (1.55%) LINQ
15 10 (1.41%) WinForms
15 10 (1.41%) JSON
15 10 (1.41%) HTML5
16 9 (1.27%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.80%) Replication
2 20 (2.82%) Clustering
3 19 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.40%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 14 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.69%) PDA
8 11 (1.55%) CMDB
9 10 (1.41%) PKI
10 9 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (1.13%) Firmware
12 7 (0.99%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.85%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.85%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.71%) iPhone
14 5 (0.71%) Animation
15 4 (0.56%) Device Driver
15 4 (0.56%) Derivative
15 4 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 308 (43.50%) Windows
2 115 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (13.56%) Windows 7
4 77 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (6.92%) UNIX
6 48 (6.78%) Windows XP
7 40 (5.65%) Linux
8 22 (3.11%) AIX
9 14 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.13%) Solaris
11 8 (1.13%) zOS
12 7 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.99%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.99%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.85%) Android
14 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (10.45%) Project Management
2 71 (10.03%) ITIL
3 48 (6.78%) Workflow
4 40 (5.65%) CRM
4 40 (5.65%) Change Management
5 35 (4.94%) Migration
6 26 (3.67%) Service Delivery
6 26 (3.67%) PRINCE2
7 23 (3.25%) OO
7 23 (3.25%) Test Scripting
8 22 (3.11%) Unit Testing
9 21 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (2.54%) Software Testing
10 18 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (2.54%) ETL
11 16 (2.26%) Test Automation
11 16 (2.26%) MVVM
12 15 (2.12%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (2.12%) TDD
13 14 (1.98%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 162 (22.88%) SQL
2 104 (14.69%) C#
3 61 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 57 (8.05%) PowerShell
5 47 (6.64%) VBScript
6 30 (4.24%) VBA
7 28 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.53%) VB
9 21 (2.97%) Perl
10 20 (2.82%) C++
11 19 (2.68%) Java
12 9 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.13%) XAML
14 7 (0.99%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.71%) C
16 3 (0.42%) Python
16 3 (0.42%) PHP
16 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.42%) AWK
17 2 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 213 (30.08%) Security Cleared
2 192 (27.12%) SC Cleared
3 80 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (5.93%) Degree
5 38 (5.37%) ISTQB
6 26 (3.67%) MCTS
7 25 (3.53%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.39%) MCP
9 23 (3.25%) MCITP
10 22 (3.11%) MCSE
11 20 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (1.69%) MCSA
12 12 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (1.41%) PMP
14 9 (1.27%) PMI Certification
15 8 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.85%) MCSD
17 6 (0.85%) ISEB
18 5 (0.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.66%) QA
2 27 (3.81%) SLA
3 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.28%) COBIT
4 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 136 (19.21%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (3.39%) vSphere
5 15 (2.12%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.98%) XenApp
7 13 (1.84%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.13%) SRDF
9 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.56%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.28%) vCloud
12 2 (0.28%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.14%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 48 (6.78%) SCCM
2 45 (6.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 28 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 18 (2.54%) Tivoli
5 15 (2.12%) Netcool
6 14 (1.98%) SCOM
7 13 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.85%) Control-M
10 6 (0.85%) MOM
10 6 (0.85%) MIIS
10 6 (0.85%) WSUS
11 5 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.71%) OMEGAMON
11 5 (0.71%) Unicenter
11 5 (0.71%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 103 (14.55%) HP
2 78 (11.02%) Oracle
3 73 (10.31%) VMware
4 69 (9.75%) Citrix
5 51 (7.20%) IBM
6 27 (3.81%) Altiris
7 20 (2.82%) EMC
8 18 (2.54%) Cisco
8 18 (2.54%) BMC
9 17 (2.40%) Symantec
10 16 (2.26%) McAfee
11 15 (2.12%) Dell
12 13 (1.84%) Veritas
13 12 (1.69%) ArcSight
14 11 (1.55%) Business Objects
14 11 (1.55%) Kofax
15 10 (1.41%) AppSense
15 10 (1.41%) Cognos
16 8 (1.13%) SAP
16 8 (1.13%) Lotus
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