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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Scotland
Rank 8 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 220 318 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.31% 12.31% 9.35%
As % of the Vendors category 28.17% 29.61% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 165 138
Median daily rate £328 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £117 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +58.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
781 1074 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 47.25% 41.56% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 585 473
Median daily rate £363 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 23
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +137.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £43.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -1 80 £391 +15.92% 19
Glasgow -1 72 £313 +30.89% 19
Renfrewshire 0 21 £315 -1.56%
Fife +5 8 £315 +21.15% 2
Aberdeen -11 7 £298 -33.88% 2
West Lothian -2 5 £323 -2.27% 3
North Lanarkshire +1 4 - - 1
Highlands 0 4 £105 -4.54%
Dundee - 4 £105 -
Inverclyde +5 2 £375 -
Scottish Borders +1 2 £245 +133.33%
Aberdeenshire -1 1 £450 +5.88%
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 - - 1
Moray - 1 £100 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 254 (45.68%) Windows
2 196 (35.25%) Active Directory
3 182 (32.73%) MS Excel
4 119 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (21.04%) SQL Server
6 113 (20.32%) SQL
6 113 (20.32%) Security Cleared
7 109 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 102 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 99 (17.81%) VMware
10 98 (17.63%) Windows Server
11 96 (17.27%) Windows 7
12 94 (16.91%) SC Cleared
13 91 (16.37%) MS Office
13 91 (16.37%) PowerShell
14 88 (15.83%) Finance
15 81 (14.57%) Office 365
16 79 (14.21%) ITIL
17 77 (13.85%) DNS
18 76 (13.67%) Citrix
19 70 (12.59%) .NET
20 69 (12.41%) Migration
20 69 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
21 67 (12.05%) MS Exchange
22 65 (11.69%) SharePoint
23 64 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
24 60 (10.79%) Degree
25 58 (10.43%) DHCP
26 56 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
27 55 (9.89%) C#

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 67 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 65 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 37 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (6.47%) Skype for Business
5 30 (5.40%) OpenStack
6 23 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.70%) IIS
9 9 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.26%) IBM Domino
12 6 (1.08%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.90%) CMS
14 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.54%) SAS
14 3 (0.54%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.36%) Confluence
15 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 182 (32.73%) MS Excel
2 91 (16.37%) MS Office
3 21 (3.78%) MS Project
4 20 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (3.06%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.90%) Sonata
3 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) assyst
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 81 (14.57%) Office 365
2 33 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (0.90%) IaaS
4 4 (0.72%) OneDrive
4 4 (0.72%) SaaS
5 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.54%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.36%) G Suite
6 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.36%) Trello
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (13.85%) DNS
2 58 (10.43%) DHCP
3 31 (5.58%) TCP/IP
4 30 (5.40%) Skype
5 28 (5.04%) Firewall
6 26 (4.68%) WAN
7 22 (3.96%) Internet
8 21 (3.78%) SAN
9 20 (3.60%) LAN
9 20 (3.60%) LDAP
10 17 (3.06%) HTTP
10 17 (3.06%) Kerberos
10 17 (3.06%) X.500
11 14 (2.52%) HTTPS
11 14 (2.52%) VSAN
12 13 (2.34%) Intranet
13 12 (2.16%) VPN
14 10 (1.80%) VoIP
15 9 (1.62%) NAS
16 8 (1.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (21.04%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.62%) MySQL
8 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.90%) Power BI
10 4 (0.72%) MS Access
11 3 (0.54%) Big Data
11 3 (0.54%) QlikView
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 18 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (2.88%) StarTeam
2 16 (2.88%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.52%) JIRA
4 11 (1.98%) Selenium
5 9 (1.62%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.26%) YouTrack
7 6 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.90%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.72%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.54%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.54%) Moq
10 3 (0.54%) NUnit
10 3 (0.54%) Subversion
10 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.36%) Maven
11 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
General
1 88 (15.83%) Finance
2 21 (3.78%) Banking
3 17 (3.06%) Law
4 10 (1.80%) Retail
5 6 (1.08%) Legal
6 4 (0.72%) Advertising
6 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Publishing
8 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (16.55%) Analyst
2 62 (11.15%) Developer
3 34 (6.12%) Consultant
4 32 (5.76%) Architect
5 30 (5.40%) Project Manager
6 28 (5.04%) Support Engineer
7 24 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (3.96%) Test Analyst
9 21 (3.78%) .NET Developer
10 18 (3.24%) Active Directory Engineer
11 17 (3.06%) IT Analyst
12 16 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (2.70%) Business Analyst
13 15 (2.70%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 14 (2.52%) IT Support
15 12 (2.16%) 3rd Line Support
15 12 (2.16%) SQL Developer
15 12 (2.16%) Tester
15 12 (2.16%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.59%) .NET
2 40 (7.19%) ASP.NET
3 23 (4.14%) HTML
4 21 (3.78%) CSS
5 19 (3.42%) .NET Framework
5 19 (3.42%) jQuery
6 15 (2.70%) Entity Framework
7 14 (2.52%) AngularJS
7 14 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (2.52%) Web Services
7 14 (2.52%) WPF
8 11 (1.98%) WCF
9 10 (1.80%) Middleware
10 8 (1.44%) HTML5
10 8 (1.44%) XML
11 7 (1.26%) RESTful
12 6 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.08%) LINQ
13 5 (0.90%) CSS3
13 5 (0.90%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 38 (6.83%) Data Centre
4 34 (6.12%) Clustering
5 26 (4.68%) Replication
6 24 (4.32%) PKI
7 22 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (3.78%) Private Cloud
9 20 (3.60%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.44%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.08%) User Experience
13 5 (0.90%) CESG
13 5 (0.90%) EPoS
13 5 (0.90%) Statistics
14 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.72%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.72%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 254 (45.68%) Windows
2 119 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 98 (17.63%) Windows Server
5 96 (17.27%) Windows 7
6 56 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (9.71%) Windows 10
8 32 (5.76%) Windows XP
9 29 (5.22%) Linux
10 19 (3.42%) AIX
11 18 (3.24%) Android
12 17 (3.06%) Apple iOS
13 16 (2.88%) Windows 8
14 11 (1.98%) Unix
15 7 (1.26%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.54%) Solaris
18 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (14.21%) ITIL
2 69 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (12.41%) Migration
3 47 (8.45%) Project Management
4 31 (5.58%) Change Management
5 30 (5.40%) MVC
6 26 (4.68%) Business Analysis
6 26 (4.68%) Software Testing
7 23 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (4.14%) Virtual Environments
8 22 (3.96%) PRINCE2
9 21 (3.78%) Test Scripting
10 20 (3.60%) Change Control
11 19 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (3.24%) CRM
12 18 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (3.24%) Load Balancing
12 18 (3.24%) Scrum
13 17 (3.06%) Server Virtualisation
14 16 (2.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 113 (20.32%) SQL
2 91 (16.37%) PowerShell
3 55 (9.89%) C#
4 40 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.24%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.52%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.16%) VBA
8 11 (1.98%) Java
9 10 (1.80%) Python
10 7 (1.26%) C
10 7 (1.26%) VB
11 6 (1.08%) Jython
12 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.90%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.72%) Perl
14 2 (0.36%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.36%) Korn
14 2 (0.36%) VBScript
15 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 113 (20.32%) Security Cleared
2 109 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (16.91%) SC Cleared
4 60 (10.79%) Degree
5 54 (9.71%) MCSE
6 38 (6.83%) MCTS
7 27 (4.86%) MCSA
8 21 (3.78%) ISTQB
9 20 (3.60%) MCP
10 18 (3.24%) MCITP
11 17 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.26%) APMP
15 5 (0.90%) CISSP
15 5 (0.90%) ISEB
15 5 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (1.80%) SLA
3 9 (1.62%) QA
4 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 196 (35.25%) Active Directory
2 64 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 28 (5.04%) vSphere
6 26 (4.68%) XenApp
7 22 (3.96%) VMware ESX
8 20 (3.60%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.26%) Firmware
11 6 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.72%) NFS
12 4 (0.72%) XenServer
13 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.36%) Brightmail
14 2 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
15 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (8.27%) SCCM
2 18 (3.24%) PowerCLI
2 18 (3.24%) vRealize
3 17 (3.06%) Netcool
4 16 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (2.34%) SCOM
7 9 (1.62%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.26%) Puppet
9 7 (1.26%) SCOrch
10 6 (1.08%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.08%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.90%) WSUS
11 5 (0.90%) XenMobile
12 4 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 99 (17.81%) VMware
2 76 (13.67%) Citrix
3 49 (8.81%) HP
4 27 (4.86%) Oracle
5 22 (3.96%) Veritas
6 19 (3.42%) IBM
7 18 (3.24%) Cisco
8 16 (2.88%) Intel Security
9 14 (2.52%) Symantec
10 13 (2.34%) Dell
11 12 (2.16%) Apple
12 11 (1.98%) CA
13 9 (1.62%) BMC
13 9 (1.62%) IronPort
14 6 (1.08%) AppSense
14 6 (1.08%) Cyber-Ark
14 6 (1.08%) Lotus
14 6 (1.08%) NetApp
14 6 (1.08%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.90%) EMC
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