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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 325 336 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.66% 11.91% 9.45%
As % of the Vendors category 34.14% 29.58% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 180 159
Median daily rate £330 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £14.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +41.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.30 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £40.00 £50.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +3.44%
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
952 1136 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 48.80% 40.26% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 591 546
Median daily rate £350 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 21
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -25.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.70 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +2 107 £369 +22.91% 16
Renfrewshire 0 93 £330 +6.45% 2
Glasgow +2 83 £325 +43.64% 22
Fife +6 7 £315 -10.00% 1
Aberdeen -4 7 £295 +2.60% 2
North Lanarkshire +9 3 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £275 -
Scottish Borders +2 2 £245 +133.33%
Inverclyde +1 2 £375 -
West Lothian -1 2 £325 -13.33%
Highlands 0 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire -1 1 £100 -76.47%
East Lothian - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 268 (45.19%) Windows
2 217 (36.59%) Active Directory
3 190 (32.04%) MS Excel
4 136 (22.93%) SQL Server
5 135 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (22.43%) SQL
7 125 (21.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 124 (20.91%) Security Cleared
9 112 (18.89%) Windows Server
10 110 (18.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 108 (18.21%) VMware
12 106 (17.88%) PowerShell
13 102 (17.20%) SC Cleared
14 99 (16.69%) MS Office
15 95 (16.02%) Citrix
16 94 (15.85%) ITIL
17 93 (15.68%) Windows 7
18 82 (13.83%) Office 365
18 82 (13.83%) Migration
19 81 (13.66%) SharePoint
20 80 (13.49%) Finance
21 74 (12.48%) DNS
22 73 (12.31%) .NET
22 73 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
23 70 (11.80%) Windows Server 2003
24 67 (11.30%) MS Exchange
25 65 (10.96%) MCSE
26 64 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
27 63 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
28 62 (10.46%) HP

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 81 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 67 (11.30%) MS Exchange
3 38 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (6.41%) Skype for Business
4 33 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 26 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.70%) IIS
8 11 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.18%) CMS
11 7 (1.18%) IBM Domino
12 6 (1.01%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.67%) Confluence
15 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 190 (32.04%) MS Excel
2 99 (16.69%) MS Office
3 23 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 20 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (3.04%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) Sonata
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.34%) assyst
5 2 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 82 (13.83%) Office 365
2 35 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.84%) IaaS
4 5 (0.84%) SaaS
5 4 (0.67%) GitHub
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.34%) G Suite
6 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.34%) Trello
7 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (12.48%) DNS
2 54 (9.11%) DHCP
3 28 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 27 (4.55%) Firewall
4 27 (4.55%) SAN
5 26 (4.38%) Skype
6 23 (3.88%) LAN
7 22 (3.71%) WAN
8 19 (3.20%) LDAP
9 18 (3.04%) HTTP
9 18 (3.04%) Internet
10 17 (2.87%) Kerberos
10 17 (2.87%) X.500
11 16 (2.70%) Intranet
11 16 (2.70%) VPN
12 15 (2.53%) HTTPS
13 12 (2.02%) SSL
14 11 (1.85%) SNMP
15 9 (1.52%) NAS
15 9 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (22.93%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.36%) MySQL
8 13 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (1.18%) MS Access
10 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.84%) Power BI
12 4 (0.67%) Big Data
12 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.51%) QlikView
14 2 (0.34%) OLAP
14 2 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (3.71%) StarTeam
2 21 (3.54%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (2.70%) JIRA
5 10 (1.69%) HP UFT
5 10 (1.69%) Selenium
6 8 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.18%) YouTrack
8 6 (1.01%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.84%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.51%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.51%) Moq
10 3 (0.51%) NUnit
10 3 (0.51%) Subversion
10 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.34%) JMeter
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
General
1 80 (13.49%) Finance
2 32 (5.40%) Banking
3 14 (2.36%) Law
4 9 (1.52%) Legal
4 9 (1.52%) Retail
5 6 (1.01%) Advertising
5 6 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) German Language
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 104 (17.54%) Analyst
2 60 (10.12%) Developer
3 37 (6.24%) Consultant
4 31 (5.23%) Project Manager
5 30 (5.06%) Support Engineer
6 28 (4.72%) Test Analyst
7 25 (4.22%) Architect
8 24 (4.05%) .NET Developer
8 24 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (3.20%) Active Directory Engineer
9 19 (3.20%) IT Analyst
10 18 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (2.87%) Business Analyst
12 16 (2.70%) Support Analyst
13 15 (2.53%) IT Support
14 14 (2.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 14 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
15 13 (2.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 13 (2.19%) Wintel Engineer
16 12 (2.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (12.31%) .NET
2 41 (6.91%) ASP.NET
3 31 (5.23%) HTML
4 25 (4.22%) CSS
5 22 (3.71%) jQuery
6 20 (3.37%) Web Services
7 18 (3.04%) .NET Framework
8 17 (2.87%) AngularJS
9 15 (2.53%) Entity Framework
10 13 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (2.19%) WPF
11 12 (2.02%) XML
12 11 (1.85%) WCF
13 10 (1.69%) Middleware
14 7 (1.18%) RESTful
15 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (1.01%) HTML5
15 6 (1.01%) Kendo UI
15 6 (1.01%) LINQ
15 6 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.09%) Clustering
3 39 (6.58%) Data Centre
4 37 (6.24%) Computer Science
5 25 (4.22%) PKI
5 25 (4.22%) Private Cloud
6 24 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (4.05%) Replication
7 20 (3.37%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.69%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.35%) User Experience
11 7 (1.18%) CESG
12 6 (1.01%) Statistics
13 5 (0.84%) EPoS
14 4 (0.67%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
14 4 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 268 (45.19%) Windows
2 135 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (18.89%) Windows Server
4 110 (18.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (15.68%) Windows 7
6 70 (11.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (8.94%) Windows 10
8 43 (7.25%) Windows XP
9 26 (4.38%) Linux
10 25 (4.22%) AIX
11 19 (3.20%) Android
11 19 (3.20%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.36%) Unix
13 9 (1.52%) Windows Phone
14 7 (1.18%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.67%) Solaris
17 3 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (15.85%) ITIL
2 82 (13.83%) Migration
3 73 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (8.77%) Project Management
5 38 (6.41%) Change Management
6 33 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 30 (5.06%) Test Scripting
8 29 (4.89%) MVC
9 27 (4.55%) CRM
10 26 (4.38%) Server Virtualisation
11 23 (3.88%) Business Analysis
11 23 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (3.71%) Load Balancing
12 22 (3.71%) Scrum
12 22 (3.71%) Virtual Environments
13 21 (3.54%) PRINCE2
14 20 (3.37%) Change Control
14 20 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (3.04%) Smoke Testing
15 18 (3.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 133 (22.43%) SQL
2 106 (17.88%) PowerShell
3 55 (9.27%) C#
4 44 (7.42%) JavaScript
5 20 (3.37%) T-SQL
6 18 (3.04%) VBA
7 16 (2.70%) Java
8 15 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.53%) VBScript
9 10 (1.69%) Python
9 10 (1.69%) VB
10 9 (1.52%) C
11 8 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.01%) Jython
13 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.67%) Perl
15 3 (0.51%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.51%) Korn
16 2 (0.34%) JCL
17 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 125 (21.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (20.91%) Security Cleared
3 102 (17.20%) SC Cleared
4 65 (10.96%) MCSE
5 56 (9.44%) Degree
6 47 (7.93%) MCTS
7 39 (6.58%) MCSA
8 33 (5.56%) ISTQB
9 27 (4.55%) MCITP
10 20 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (3.20%) MCP
12 16 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.01%) CISSP
14 6 (1.01%) ISEB
14 6 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.84%) CCNA
15 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (1.69%) QA
3 9 (1.52%) SLA
4 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 217 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 64 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.72%) vSphere
5 23 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (3.71%) VMware ESX
7 19 (3.20%) XenApp
8 16 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.18%) Firmware
11 6 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.67%) Brightmail
12 4 (0.67%) NFS
12 4 (0.67%) XenServer
13 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
14 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 54 (9.11%) SCCM
2 26 (4.38%) McAfee ePO
3 25 (4.22%) Netcool
4 23 (3.88%) PowerCLI
5 19 (3.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 18 (3.04%) vRealize
7 17 (2.87%) SCOM
8 12 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (1.85%) AirWatch
10 10 (1.69%) WSUS
11 8 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.35%) Puppet
12 7 (1.18%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.18%) SCOrch
13 6 (1.01%) BladeLogic
13 6 (1.01%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 6 (1.01%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.84%) XenMobile
15 4 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 108 (18.21%) VMware
2 95 (16.02%) Citrix
3 62 (10.46%) HP
4 45 (7.59%) Oracle
5 29 (4.89%) Veritas
6 26 (4.38%) Intel Security
7 21 (3.54%) IBM
8 20 (3.37%) Cisco
9 18 (3.04%) Apple
9 18 (3.04%) Symantec
10 13 (2.19%) Dell
11 12 (2.02%) CA
11 12 (2.02%) IronPort
12 9 (1.52%) AppSense
12 9 (1.52%) BMC
12 9 (1.52%) NetApp
13 8 (1.35%) EMC
14 7 (1.18%) Cognos
15 6 (1.01%) Juniper
15 6 (1.01%) Lotus
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