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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 449 274 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.28% 9.27% 12.55%
As % of the Vendors category 31.66% 26.10% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 142 161
Median daily rate £335 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 16
Median hourly rate £36.00 £12.10 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+197.52% -42.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £8.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £29.17 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
1418 1050 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 48.25% 35.52% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 495 507
Median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Median hourly rate £38.50 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.62% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.20 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +3 146 £375 +15.38% 29
Renfrewshire +5 128 £325 -5.10% 2
Glasgow +3 100 £325 +4.41% 29
Aberdeen +6 16 £340 +47.82% 4
Fife +7 5 £325 +225.00% 1
Dundee 0 5 £168 -37.38% 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £275 - 1
North Lanarkshire +9 2 - -
Highlands +3 1 - -
Lanarkshire -2 1 £200 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 334 (43.66%) Windows
2 265 (34.64%) Active Directory
3 245 (32.03%) MS Excel
4 220 (28.76%) Security Cleared
5 202 (26.41%) SQL Server
6 192 (25.10%) SQL
7 190 (24.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 181 (23.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 181 (23.66%) VMware
9 177 (23.14%) Windows Server
10 176 (23.01%) PowerShell
11 167 (21.83%) Citrix
12 153 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 145 (18.95%) HP
14 143 (18.69%) Finance
15 140 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 125 (16.34%) ITIL
17 114 (14.90%) Windows Server 2003
18 112 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 111 (14.51%) Oracle
20 102 (13.33%) DNS
21 99 (12.94%) Migration
22 98 (12.81%) Windows 7
23 95 (12.42%) MS Office
24 92 (12.03%) MS Exchange
25 87 (11.37%) Hyper-V
26 85 (11.11%) MCSE
27 84 (10.98%) SAN
28 83 (10.85%) Linux
28 83 (10.85%) SharePoint

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 (12.03%) MS Exchange
2 83 (10.85%) SharePoint
3 70 (9.15%) OpenStack
4 57 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (6.54%) Skype for Business
6 42 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (4.44%) IIS
9 28 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 24 (3.14%) Office Communications Server
11 23 (3.01%) WebSphere
12 16 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (1.83%) CMS
15 13 (1.70%) JBoss
15 13 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (1.57%) Apache
17 10 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (1.31%) WebLogic
18 7 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 245 (32.03%) MS Excel
2 95 (12.42%) MS Office
3 36 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 34 (4.44%) MS Project
5 13 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (1.31%) Oracle Assets
3 9 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.52%) assyst
5 4 (0.52%) OpenText MBPM
6 3 (0.39%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.26%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.26%) Primavera
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.13%) Eikon
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.32%) Office 365
2 38 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.78%) PaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
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%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (13.33%) DNS
2 84 (10.98%) SAN
3 71 (9.28%) DHCP
4 32 (4.18%) TCP/IP
5 31 (4.05%) Firewall
5 31 (4.05%) NetScaler
5 31 (4.05%) Skype
6 26 (3.40%) SSL
7 16 (2.09%) HTTP
7 16 (2.09%) SNMP
8 15 (1.96%) LDAP
9 14 (1.83%) HTTPS
9 14 (1.83%) WAN
10 13 (1.70%) Internet
11 12 (1.57%) Kerberos
12 11 (1.44%) Intranet
12 11 (1.44%) LAN
13 10 (1.31%) NAS
13 10 (1.31%) X.500
14 9 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (26.41%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 34 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.09%) MS Access
11 10 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (1.18%) OLTP
12 9 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.92%) OLAP
14 7 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.78%) MySQL
15 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (5.62%) HP UFT
2 30 (3.92%) TestDirector
2 30 (3.92%) WinRunner
3 26 (3.40%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.83%) JIRA
5 13 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.05%) JUnit
6 8 (1.05%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.65%) Cobertura
7 5 (0.65%) JBehave
7 5 (0.65%) NUnit
7 5 (0.65%) StarTeam
7 5 (0.65%) Subversion
8 4 (0.52%) Build Forge
8 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.39%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.39%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 143 (18.69%) Finance
2 67 (8.76%) Banking
3 20 (2.61%) Billing
4 14 (1.83%) Retail
5 12 (1.57%) Legal
6 10 (1.31%) Law
7 7 (0.92%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.52%) Advertising
9 4 (0.52%) Back Office
9 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.52%) Marketing
9 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.39%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 132 (17.25%) Analyst
2 84 (10.98%) Architect
3 61 (7.97%) Developer
4 48 (6.27%) Consultant
5 42 (5.49%) Test Analyst
6 31 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
7 29 (3.79%) Technical Architect
8 27 (3.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 26 (3.40%) Support Engineer
10 25 (3.27%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.27%) Project Manager
11 24 (3.14%) Active Directory Engineer
11 24 (3.14%) Administrator
11 24 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (2.75%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
12 21 (2.75%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 18 (2.35%) IT Support
13 18 (2.35%) Storage Engineer
14 17 (2.22%) Windows Engineer
15 16 (2.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.59%) .NET
2 42 (5.49%) ASP.NET
3 38 (4.97%) HTML
4 29 (3.79%) Middleware
4 29 (3.79%) Web Services
4 29 (3.79%) XML
5 25 (3.27%) CSS
6 17 (2.22%) .NET Framework
7 16 (2.09%) jQuery
8 13 (1.70%) Entity Framework
9 12 (1.57%) XSLT
10 11 (1.44%) Java EE
11 10 (1.31%) Regular Expression
12 6 (0.78%) JSON
12 6 (0.78%) SOAP
12 6 (0.78%) Spring
12 6 (0.78%) WCF
13 5 (0.65%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
13 5 (0.65%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.46%) Clustering
2 70 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (7.71%) Computer Science
4 54 (7.06%) Data Centre
5 28 (3.66%) PDA
6 24 (3.14%) PKI
7 22 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.75%) Replication
9 17 (2.22%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.57%) Cryptography
12 10 (1.31%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.18%) User Experience
14 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.05%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.92%) Data Integration
15 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
15 7 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 334 (43.66%) Windows
2 190 (24.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 177 (23.14%) Windows Server
4 140 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 114 (14.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (12.81%) Windows 7
7 83 (10.85%) Linux
8 73 (9.54%) AIX
9 64 (8.37%) Unix
10 54 (7.06%) Windows XP
11 31 (4.05%) Solaris
12 26 (3.40%) Windows 10
13 20 (2.61%) HPUX
13 20 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.57%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.65%) Android
15 5 (0.65%) OS/390
16 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (16.34%) ITIL
2 99 (12.94%) Migration
3 82 (10.72%) Change Management
4 58 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (6.01%) Test Scripting
6 44 (5.75%) Performance Tuning
6 44 (5.75%) Project Management
7 43 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (5.10%) Test Automation
9 37 (4.84%) Analytics
9 37 (4.84%) Software Testing
10 35 (4.58%) Change Control
10 35 (4.58%) CRM
11 34 (4.44%) Mentoring
12 32 (4.18%) Load Balancing
12 32 (4.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (3.79%) TOGAF
13 29 (3.79%) Unit Testing
14 28 (3.66%) Application Packaging
15 27 (3.53%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 192 (25.10%) SQL
2 176 (23.01%) PowerShell
3 59 (7.71%) C#
4 50 (6.54%) JavaScript
5 46 (6.01%) VBScript
6 45 (5.88%) Java
7 29 (3.79%) T-SQL
8 24 (3.14%) VB
9 16 (2.09%) Perl
9 16 (2.09%) VBA
10 11 (1.44%) Bourne shell
11 10 (1.31%) Korn
12 9 (1.18%) C
12 9 (1.18%) C++
12 9 (1.18%) Python
13 7 (0.92%) Jython
13 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.65%) COBOL
15 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 220 (28.76%) Security Cleared
2 181 (23.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 153 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 85 (11.11%) MCSE
5 79 (10.33%) Degree
6 69 (9.02%) MCSA
7 57 (7.45%) MCTS
8 54 (7.06%) ISTQB
9 46 (6.01%) MCITP
10 29 (3.79%) MCP
11 24 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (2.35%) ISEB
14 16 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 12 (1.57%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (1.05%) BC Cleared
18 7 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (2.35%) QA
3 15 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.57%) SLA
5 4 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 265 (34.64%) Active Directory
2 112 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (11.37%) Hyper-V
4 59 (7.71%) XenApp
5 47 (6.14%) VMware ESX
6 43 (5.62%) XenDesktop
7 37 (4.84%) vSphere
8 28 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.65%) Docker
11 5 (0.65%) Firmware
11 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.39%) Brightmail
12 3 (0.39%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.26%) Xen
13 2 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 74 (9.67%) SCCM
2 43 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (5.62%) Netcool
3 42 (5.49%) SCOM
4 34 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 34 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 33 (4.31%) McAfee ePO
6 28 (3.66%) WSUS
7 17 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 16 (2.09%) BladeLogic
9 13 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 12 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
10 12 (1.57%) Puppet
11 10 (1.31%) SCOrch
11 10 (1.31%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
13 7 (0.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 6 (0.78%) SCVMM
15 5 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
15 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 181 (23.66%) VMware
2 167 (21.83%) Citrix
3 145 (18.95%) HP
4 111 (14.51%) Oracle
5 42 (5.49%) IBM
6 36 (4.71%) Intel Security
6 36 (4.71%) Veritas
7 33 (4.31%) AppSense
8 27 (3.53%) CA
8 27 (3.53%) Cisco
9 25 (3.27%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.61%) Altiris
10 20 (2.61%) Symantec
11 17 (2.22%) IronPort
12 15 (1.96%) EMC
13 13 (1.70%) Nintex
13 13 (1.70%) Sitecore
14 9 (1.18%) NetApp
15 8 (1.05%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.05%) Dell
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