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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 350 318 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.71% 12.10% 10.36%
As % of the Vendors category 30.86% 30.23% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 131 131
Average daily rate
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£325 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.10 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -3.33%
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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
1134 1052 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.95% 40.02% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 484 509
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.17 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.14% +108.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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
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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
Edinburgh +6 122 £325 -10.34% 30
Glasgow -1 107 £325 - 35
Renfrewshire 0 30 £348 +7.07% 2
Aberdeen +4 26 £230 -36.55%
Stirling +2 12 £350 +21.73%
West Lothian -3 9 £254 - 7
Fife -3 8 £110 -66.15% 2
Perth and Kinross +5 5 £360 - 2
Highlands -3 4 £105 -6.66% 3
North Lanarkshire -2 2 - - 3
Dundee -4 2 £318 +80.14% 1
Strathclyde - 1 £325 -
Inverclyde - 1 £94 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 224 (37.27%) Windows
2 185 (30.78%) MS Excel
3 134 (22.30%) MS Office
4 130 (21.63%) Finance
5 120 (19.97%) Active Directory
6 118 (19.63%) SQL
7 114 (18.97%) SQL Server
8 95 (15.81%) Security Cleared
9 86 (14.31%) .NET
9 86 (14.31%) SharePoint
10 85 (14.14%) SC Cleared
11 78 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 78 (12.98%) VMware
12 73 (12.15%) ITIL
12 73 (12.15%) Windows 7
13 67 (11.15%) C#
14 66 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
15 65 (10.82%) HP
16 56 (9.32%) ASP.NET
16 56 (9.32%) Project Management
17 48 (7.99%) Windows XP
18 47 (7.82%) MS Exchange
18 47 (7.82%) Change Management
18 47 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
19 44 (7.32%) Migration
19 44 (7.32%) HTML
19 44 (7.32%) PRINCE2
20 43 (7.15%) Visual Studio
20 43 (7.15%) Windows Server 2003
21 41 (6.82%) Test Scripting

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 86 (14.31%) SharePoint
2 47 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.66%) IIS
4 17 (2.83%) Lync
4 17 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.66%) MS Project Server
8 9 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.83%) CMS
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.50%) Node.js
11 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.17%) JBoss
12 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 185 (30.78%) MS Excel
2 134 (22.30%) MS Office
3 39 (6.49%) MS Project
4 30 (4.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.33%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.50%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.17%) assyst
6 1 (0.17%) FRx
6 1 (0.17%) Eagle STAR
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.16%) Office 365
2 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.50%) SaaS
4 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.49%) DNS
2 22 (3.66%) LAN
3 21 (3.49%) SAN
4 17 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.83%) DHCP
4 17 (2.83%) Firewall
5 15 (2.50%) WAN
6 12 (2.00%) LDAP
7 11 (1.83%) HTTP
7 11 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.50%) VPN
9 8 (1.33%) 802.11
10 6 (1.00%) Internet
11 5 (0.83%) X.500
11 5 (0.83%) NAS
11 5 (0.83%) SSL
11 5 (0.83%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.67%) VoIP
12 4 (0.67%) Intranet
12 4 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (2.00%) MS Access
7 9 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (0.83%) QlikView
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.83%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 2 (0.33%) Big Data
12 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 43 (7.15%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.16%) TestDirector
3 16 (2.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (2.66%) WinRunner
4 8 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.50%) MSI
6 2 (0.33%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.33%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.33%) Toad
6 2 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.33%) MorphX
7 1 (0.17%) JIRA
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.17%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.17%) C++Builder
General
1 130 (21.63%) Finance
2 32 (5.32%) Banking
3 10 (1.66%) Advertising
4 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.67%) Retail
5 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.50%) Back Office
6 3 (0.50%) Marketing
7 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.33%) Front Office
7 2 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.17%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) International Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
8 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 143 (23.79%) Analyst
2 98 (16.31%) Developer
3 38 (6.32%) Support Analyst
4 32 (5.32%) Project Manager
5 31 (5.16%) Business Analyst
6 28 (4.66%) Architect
6 28 (4.66%) Consultant
6 28 (4.66%) Support Engineer
6 28 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (3.99%) Service Analyst
7 24 (3.99%) Test Analyst
8 23 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
9 20 (3.33%) Administrator
10 18 (3.00%) Coordinator
10 18 (3.00%) Wintel Engineer
11 15 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (2.50%) Desktop Support
11 15 (2.50%) .NET Developer
12 14 (2.33%) Software Developer
12 14 (2.33%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (14.31%) .NET
2 56 (9.32%) ASP.NET
3 44 (7.32%) HTML
4 35 (5.82%) XML
5 31 (5.16%) .NET Framework
6 30 (4.99%) CSS
7 16 (2.66%) HTML5
8 15 (2.50%) jQuery
9 12 (2.00%) CSS3
10 11 (1.83%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.33%) Application Packaging
12 8 (1.33%) Classic ASP
12 8 (1.33%) STL
13 7 (1.16%) WCF
14 6 (1.00%) NHibernate
14 6 (1.00%) Web Services
14 6 (1.00%) OLE DB
14 6 (1.00%) COM+
14 6 (1.00%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.49%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.49%) Clustering
3 18 (3.00%) PDA
4 15 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.50%) Replication
5 7 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.16%) PKI
5 7 (1.16%) User Experience
6 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (0.83%) PMI
7 5 (0.83%) Device Driver
7 5 (0.83%) E-Learning
8 4 (0.67%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.67%) Handset
8 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.67%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.67%) Social Media
9 3 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 224 (37.27%) Windows
2 73 (12.15%) Windows 7
3 66 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (7.99%) Windows XP
5 43 (7.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.16%) Windows 8
8 22 (3.66%) Linux
8 22 (3.66%) AIX
9 11 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.16%) UNIX
11 4 (0.67%) Solaris
11 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.33%) Android
12 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (12.15%) ITIL
2 56 (9.32%) Project Management
3 47 (7.82%) Change Management
4 44 (7.32%) Migration
4 44 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 41 (6.82%) Test Scripting
6 34 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (4.83%) CRM
8 28 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (3.99%) Software Testing
11 21 (3.49%) Validation
11 21 (3.49%) Data Analysis
12 20 (3.33%) Service Management
13 19 (3.16%) Test Automation
14 17 (2.83%) ETL
15 16 (2.66%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (2.50%) MVC
16 15 (2.50%) Risk Management
16 15 (2.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 118 (19.63%) SQL
2 67 (11.15%) C#
3 40 (6.66%) JavaScript
4 28 (4.66%) VBA
4 28 (4.66%) T-SQL
5 25 (4.16%) PowerShell
6 21 (3.49%) VBScript
7 16 (2.66%) C++
8 11 (1.83%) VB
9 8 (1.33%) Java
10 6 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.67%) VB6
11 4 (0.67%) C
12 3 (0.50%) REXX
12 3 (0.50%) Tcl
12 3 (0.50%) X++
13 2 (0.33%) XPath
14 1 (0.17%) PHP
14 1 (0.17%) Python
14 1 (0.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 95 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 85 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 78 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (5.99%) MCSE
4 36 (5.99%) Degree
5 34 (5.66%) MCITP
6 30 (4.99%) MCSA
7 24 (3.99%) MCTS
8 23 (3.83%) ISEB
9 19 (3.16%) MCP
10 18 (3.00%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (1.50%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (1.16%) PMP
13 7 (1.16%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.33%) QA
2 11 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) HL7
3 1 (0.17%) EMIR
3 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 120 (19.97%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.49%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.50%) vSphere
6 7 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.00%) XenApp
7 6 (1.00%) Firmware
8 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.67%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 41 (6.82%) SCCM
2 39 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (2.50%) Netcool
5 14 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.50%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.50%) SCOM
7 6 (1.00%) WMI
7 6 (1.00%) WSUS
7 6 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.50%) DameWare
9 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.33%) SCSM
10 1 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
10 1 (0.17%) Nagios
10 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.17%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 78 (12.98%) VMware
2 65 (10.82%) HP
3 38 (6.32%) Citrix
4 28 (4.66%) Oracle
5 21 (3.49%) McAfee
6 18 (3.00%) Symantec
7 17 (2.83%) Veritas
7 17 (2.83%) Dell
7 17 (2.83%) Cisco
8 15 (2.50%) Adobe
9 13 (2.16%) Business Objects
10 12 (2.00%) Sybase
10 12 (2.00%) Remedy
11 9 (1.50%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.16%) EMC
12 7 (1.16%) NetApp
12 7 (1.16%) CA
12 7 (1.16%) CommVault
13 6 (1.00%) IBM
13 6 (1.00%) SAP
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