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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Scotland
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 233 308 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.53% 11.96% 10.25%
As % of the Vendors category 30.46% 28.41% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 164 150
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £143 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 14
Median hourly rate £15.28 £16.50 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.39% +25.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.80 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.70 £17.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
765 1084 998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.43% 42.08% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 577 536
Median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +172.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £17.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 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
Glasgow +2 91 £350 +64.70% 21
Edinburgh -1 77 £375 -5.66% 20
Renfrewshire -3 20 £335 -13.82% 2
Highlands +1 7 £225 +104.54% 1
Dundee - 5 £108 - 1
West Lothian -1 4 £323 - 2
Aberdeen -8 4 £300 -36.84% 2
Fife - 4 £210 - 1
North Lanarkshire -3 2 - -
Perth and Kinross - 2 - -
Inverclyde +9 1 £375 - 1
Moray - 1 £100 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 268 (44.89%) Windows
2 194 (32.50%) MS Excel
3 192 (32.16%) Active Directory
4 117 (19.60%) SQL Server
4 117 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 112 (18.76%) Security Cleared
7 108 (18.09%) SQL
8 107 (17.92%) Windows Server
9 103 (17.25%) PowerShell
10 100 (16.75%) MS Office
10 100 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 99 (16.58%) Finance
12 98 (16.42%) Windows 7
13 95 (15.91%) SC Cleared
14 94 (15.75%) .NET
15 91 (15.24%) ITIL
16 90 (15.08%) VMware
17 86 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
18 77 (12.90%) DNS
19 76 (12.73%) C#
20 74 (12.40%) Office 365
21 73 (12.23%) Citrix
22 69 (11.56%) Migration
23 63 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
24 62 (10.39%) MS Exchange
25 60 (10.05%) SharePoint
26 59 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
27 58 (9.72%) Degree
28 57 (9.55%) DHCP

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 62 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 60 (10.05%) SharePoint
3 36 (6.03%) Skype for Business
4 35 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (5.36%) IIS
6 28 (4.69%) OpenStack
7 19 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.01%) CMS
10 6 (1.01%) SAS
11 5 (0.84%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.34%) Apache
13 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 194 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 100 (16.75%) MS Office
3 29 (4.86%) MS Project
4 15 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.34%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.17%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.50%) Sonata
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 74 (12.40%) Office 365
2 40 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.01%) IaaS
5 5 (0.84%) PaaS
6 4 (0.67%) GitHub
6 4 (0.67%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.67%) SaaS
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.34%) G Suite
7 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.90%) DNS
2 57 (9.55%) DHCP
3 33 (5.53%) Skype
4 31 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 30 (5.03%) Firewall
6 29 (4.86%) WAN
7 25 (4.19%) SAN
8 22 (3.69%) LAN
9 21 (3.52%) LDAP
10 20 (3.35%) Internet
11 17 (2.85%) Kerberos
11 17 (2.85%) X.500
12 16 (2.68%) HTTP
13 14 (2.35%) HTTPS
13 14 (2.35%) VSAN
14 13 (2.18%) Intranet
15 9 (1.51%) NAS
15 9 (1.51%) VoIP
16 8 (1.34%) SNMP
16 8 (1.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.17%) Big Data
10 7 (1.17%) Power BI
11 4 (0.67%) MySQL
11 4 (0.67%) QlikView
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.34%) MS Access
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (4.52%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.18%) Visual Studio
4 15 (2.51%) StarTeam
5 13 (2.18%) Selenium
6 10 (1.68%) JIRA
7 8 (1.34%) WebDriver
8 7 (1.17%) YouTrack
9 6 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.84%) NUnit
11 4 (0.67%) Subversion
12 3 (0.50%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.50%) Maven
12 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
12 3 (0.50%) Moq
12 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
14 1 (0.17%) MSTest
General
1 99 (16.58%) Finance
2 23 (3.85%) Banking
3 16 (2.68%) Law
4 8 (1.34%) Retail
5 6 (1.01%) Legal
5 6 (1.01%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.67%) Advertising
6 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.67%) Marketing
6 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.17%) French Language
7 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.17%) German Language
7 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.17%) Publishing
7 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (17.76%) Analyst
2 68 (11.39%) Developer
3 41 (6.87%) Consultant
4 39 (6.53%) Architect
5 30 (5.03%) Project Manager
6 27 (4.52%) Support Engineer
7 21 (3.52%) .NET Developer
7 21 (3.52%) Test Analyst
8 20 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (3.02%) Active Directory Engineer
10 18 (3.02%) IT Analyst
11 17 (2.85%) Support Analyst
12 16 (2.68%) C# Developer
12 16 (2.68%) IT Support
12 16 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.35%) Automation Engineer
13 14 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (2.18%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (15.75%) .NET
2 39 (6.53%) ASP.NET
3 23 (3.85%) Web Services
4 21 (3.52%) .NET Framework
5 20 (3.35%) CSS
5 20 (3.35%) HTML
6 18 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (3.02%) Entity Framework
6 18 (3.02%) jQuery
7 17 (2.85%) WPF
8 16 (2.68%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.84%) WCF
10 10 (1.68%) Middleware
11 9 (1.51%) HTML5
11 9 (1.51%) RESTful
11 9 (1.51%) XML
12 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.01%) CSS3
12 6 (1.01%) Kendo UI
12 6 (1.01%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 41 (6.87%) Data Centre
4 34 (5.70%) Clustering
5 27 (4.52%) Replication
6 24 (4.02%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (3.69%) PKI
8 22 (3.69%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.68%) User Experience
10 8 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.17%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.01%) VLE
13 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.84%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.67%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.67%) Fintech
14 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 268 (44.89%) Windows
2 117 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 107 (17.92%) Windows Server
5 98 (16.42%) Windows 7
6 54 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (8.88%) Windows 10
8 32 (5.36%) Linux
9 29 (4.86%) Windows XP
10 17 (2.85%) AIX
11 16 (2.68%) Unix
11 16 (2.68%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.35%) Android
13 13 (2.18%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.50%) Solaris
17 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (15.24%) ITIL
2 86 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (11.56%) Migration
4 51 (8.54%) Project Management
5 34 (5.70%) Change Management
6 33 (5.53%) MVC
7 29 (4.86%) Change Control
8 26 (4.36%) Software Testing
9 23 (3.85%) Business Analysis
10 22 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (3.69%) Virtual Environments
11 21 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (3.35%) PRINCE2
12 20 (3.35%) Server Virtualisation
12 20 (3.35%) Service Management
13 19 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (3.18%) Open Source
13 19 (3.18%) Scrum
14 17 (2.85%) Load Balancing
14 17 (2.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 108 (18.09%) SQL
2 103 (17.25%) PowerShell
3 76 (12.73%) C#
4 38 (6.37%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.02%) XAML
6 16 (2.68%) T-SQL
7 13 (2.18%) Java
8 11 (1.84%) Python
9 9 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.51%) VBA
10 8 (1.34%) C
11 6 (1.01%) Jython
12 5 (0.84%) Perl
12 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.67%) VB
14 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.50%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.34%) R
16 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 112 (18.76%) Security Cleared
2 100 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (15.91%) SC Cleared
4 58 (9.72%) Degree
5 50 (8.38%) MCSE
6 35 (5.86%) MCTS
7 24 (4.02%) MCSA
8 20 (3.35%) MCP
9 16 (2.68%) ISTQB
9 16 (2.68%) MCITP
10 15 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.51%) APMP
11 9 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.84%) ISEB
13 4 (0.67%) CISSP
14 3 (0.50%) HND
14 3 (0.50%) MCAD
14 3 (0.50%) MCSD
14 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (2.51%) PMO
3 8 (1.34%) QA
4 7 (1.17%) SLA
5 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Basel III
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 192 (32.16%) Active Directory
2 63 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 30 (5.03%) vSphere
5 28 (4.69%) XenApp
6 23 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 19 (3.18%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.17%) Firmware
10 6 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.50%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.50%) XenServer
13 2 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 50 (8.38%) SCCM
2 20 (3.35%) Puppet
3 19 (3.18%) vRealize
4 18 (3.02%) PowerCLI
5 15 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (2.51%) Netcool
5 15 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (2.51%) SCOM
6 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.17%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.17%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.17%) WSUS
7 6 (1.01%) BladeLogic
7 6 (1.01%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 6 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.84%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.50%) Ansible
9 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 90 (15.08%) VMware
2 73 (12.23%) Citrix
3 48 (8.04%) HP
4 21 (3.52%) Veritas
5 19 (3.18%) Cisco
6 17 (2.85%) IBM
7 16 (2.68%) Oracle
8 15 (2.51%) Intel Security
9 13 (2.18%) Dell
10 11 (1.84%) Symantec
11 9 (1.51%) BMC
11 9 (1.51%) CA
12 8 (1.34%) Adobe
13 7 (1.17%) IronPort
14 6 (1.01%) CyberArk
14 6 (1.01%) NetApp
14 6 (1.01%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.84%) Apple
15 5 (0.84%) AppSense
15 5 (0.84%) Lotus
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