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 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 474 320 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.31% 10.98% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 34.80% 30.65% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 180 140
Median daily rate £345 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 17
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £11.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.31%
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
1362 1044 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.85% 35.83% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 532 458
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 29
Median hourly rate £38.00 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £39.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Renfrewshire +3 152 £330 -21.42% 3
Edinburgh +2 147 £375 +15.38% 21
Glasgow +2 100 £314 -3.46% 38
Aberdeen 0 13 £340 +47.82% 2
Fife +4 5 £325 +52.94%
Dundee +3 5 £168 -41.22%
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £240 -
North Lanarkshire +9 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £190 - 2
West Lothian +6 1 - - 3
Highlands +2 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 341 (43.61%) Windows
2 260 (33.25%) Active Directory
3 250 (31.97%) MS Excel
4 228 (29.16%) Security Cleared
5 207 (26.47%) SQL Server
6 193 (24.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 186 (23.79%) SQL
8 182 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 181 (23.15%) Windows Server
10 179 (22.89%) VMware
11 171 (21.87%) PowerShell
12 160 (20.46%) SC Cleared
13 152 (19.44%) Citrix
14 150 (19.18%) Finance
15 145 (18.54%) HP
16 134 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 131 (16.75%) ITIL
18 111 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 109 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
20 106 (13.55%) DNS
21 103 (13.17%) .NET
22 102 (13.04%) Windows 7
23 97 (12.40%) Oracle
24 94 (12.02%) MS Exchange
24 94 (12.02%) Migration
25 88 (11.25%) MS Office
26 87 (11.13%) SharePoint
27 86 (11.00%) Degree
28 84 (10.74%) Linux
29 83 (10.61%) MCSE

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 94 (12.02%) MS Exchange
2 87 (11.13%) SharePoint
3 68 (8.70%) OpenStack
4 57 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (6.39%) Skype for Business
6 45 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 36 (4.60%) IIS
9 27 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
10 20 (2.56%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.66%) JBoss
13 11 (1.41%) Apache
13 11 (1.41%) NServiceBus
13 11 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (1.28%) CMS
14 10 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 250 (31.97%) MS Excel
2 88 (11.25%) MS Office
3 33 (4.22%) MS Project
3 33 (4.22%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
3 9 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.64%) assyst
6 4 (0.51%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.51%) OpenText MBPM
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.38%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.26%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.26%) Primavera
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) Eikon
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.54%) Office 365
2 43 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.77%) PaaS
5 3 (0.38%) IaaS
5 3 (0.38%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) AdWords
7 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 106 (13.55%) DNS
2 76 (9.72%) SAN
3 68 (8.70%) DHCP
4 36 (4.60%) Skype
5 30 (3.84%) TCP/IP
6 29 (3.71%) Firewall
6 29 (3.71%) NetScaler
7 23 (2.94%) SSL
8 18 (2.30%) LDAP
9 16 (2.05%) Internet
9 16 (2.05%) WAN
10 15 (1.92%) HTTP
10 15 (1.92%) SNMP
11 14 (1.79%) Kerberos
12 13 (1.66%) HTTPS
13 12 (1.53%) NAS
13 12 (1.53%) X.500
14 11 (1.41%) VPN
15 8 (1.02%) Intranet
15 8 (1.02%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 33 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.92%) MS Access
10 10 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.15%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.02%) OLTP
12 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.77%) HDInsight
14 6 (0.77%) OLAP
14 6 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (5.75%) HP UFT
2 34 (4.35%) TestDirector
3 33 (4.22%) WinRunner
4 26 (3.32%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.79%) JIRA
6 12 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.28%) JUnit
8 8 (1.02%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.90%) Selenium
10 6 (0.77%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.77%) Subversion
10 6 (0.77%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.64%) Cobertura
11 5 (0.64%) JBehave
11 5 (0.64%) NetBeans
11 5 (0.64%) NUnit
12 4 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.51%) Build Forge
12 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 150 (19.18%) Finance
2 57 (7.29%) Banking
3 20 (2.56%) Billing
4 13 (1.66%) Retail
5 10 (1.28%) Legal
6 9 (1.15%) Law
7 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.64%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.51%) Advertising
9 4 (0.51%) Back Office
9 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Games
11 2 (0.26%) Marketing
11 2 (0.26%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 121 (15.47%) Analyst
2 83 (10.61%) Architect
2 83 (10.61%) Developer
3 45 (5.75%) Consultant
4 39 (4.99%) Test Analyst
5 32 (4.09%) Technical Architect
6 29 (3.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 28 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (3.58%) Support Engineer
8 26 (3.32%) Active Directory Engineer
9 24 (3.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 23 (2.94%) Administrator
11 22 (2.81%) Business Analyst
11 22 (2.81%) Project Manager
12 21 (2.69%) IT Support
13 20 (2.56%) .NET Developer
13 20 (2.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
13 20 (2.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 17 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (2.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (13.17%) .NET
2 57 (7.29%) ASP.NET
3 53 (6.78%) HTML
4 39 (4.99%) CSS
5 37 (4.73%) .NET Framework
6 28 (3.58%) Middleware
7 27 (3.45%) jQuery
8 26 (3.32%) XML
9 24 (3.07%) Web Services
10 23 (2.94%) Entity Framework
11 18 (2.30%) HTML5
12 11 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.41%) Java EE
12 11 (1.41%) MSMQ
12 11 (1.41%) Razor View Engine
12 11 (1.41%) XSLT
13 9 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 9 (1.15%) Regular Expression
14 8 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.59%) Clustering
2 66 (8.44%) Computer Science
3 64 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (6.91%) Data Centre
5 32 (4.09%) PDA
6 25 (3.20%) PKI
7 23 (2.94%) Replication
8 22 (2.81%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.43%) User Experience
10 16 (2.05%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.15%) Cryptography
12 9 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.02%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.02%) PMI
13 8 (1.02%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 341 (43.61%) Windows
2 182 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (23.15%) Windows Server
4 134 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 102 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 84 (10.74%) Linux
8 70 (8.95%) Unix
9 69 (8.82%) AIX
10 53 (6.78%) Windows XP
11 28 (3.58%) Solaris
12 18 (2.30%) HPUX
12 18 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (2.30%) Windows 10
13 15 (1.92%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.64%) Android
14 5 (0.64%) OS/390
15 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.38%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (16.75%) ITIL
2 94 (12.02%) Migration
3 77 (9.85%) Change Management
4 63 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
5 43 (5.50%) Test Scripting
6 42 (5.37%) Test Automation
7 40 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (4.99%) Project Management
9 34 (4.35%) Analytics
9 34 (4.35%) Load Balancing
9 34 (4.35%) Software Testing
10 33 (4.22%) Change Control
10 33 (4.22%) Mentoring
11 32 (4.09%) MVC
11 32 (4.09%) TOGAF
11 32 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (3.96%) CRM
13 29 (3.71%) Scrum
14 28 (3.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (23.79%) SQL
2 171 (21.87%) PowerShell
3 76 (9.72%) C#
4 69 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 45 (5.75%) Java
6 39 (4.99%) VBScript
7 38 (4.86%) T-SQL
8 24 (3.07%) VB
9 17 (2.17%) VBA
10 15 (1.92%) Perl
11 10 (1.28%) Bourne shell
11 10 (1.28%) C
12 9 (1.15%) C++
12 9 (1.15%) Korn
12 9 (1.15%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.02%) Python
14 7 (0.90%) Jython
15 5 (0.64%) COBOL
15 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 228 (29.16%) Security Cleared
2 193 (24.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 160 (20.46%) SC Cleared
4 86 (11.00%) Degree
5 83 (10.61%) MCSE
6 67 (8.57%) MCSA
7 63 (8.06%) MCTS
8 56 (7.16%) ISTQB
9 48 (6.14%) MCITP
10 39 (4.99%) MCP
11 24 (3.07%) ISEB
12 23 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (2.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 14 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (1.66%) DV Cleared
17 12 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
19 8 (1.02%) BC Cleared
19 8 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (2.17%) QA
3 15 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.79%) SLA
5 4 (0.51%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 260 (33.25%) Active Directory
2 111 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (10.23%) Hyper-V
4 54 (6.91%) XenApp
5 48 (6.14%) VMware ESX
6 38 (4.86%) XenDesktop
7 37 (4.73%) vSphere
8 26 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.64%) Docker
10 5 (0.64%) Firmware
11 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.51%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.38%) Brightmail
12 3 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.26%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.26%) Xen
13 2 (0.26%) XenServer
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 73 (9.34%) SCCM
2 44 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (5.12%) Netcool
4 39 (4.99%) SCOM
5 32 (4.09%) McAfee ePO
5 32 (4.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 25 (3.20%) WSUS
7 16 (2.05%) BladeLogic
7 16 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (1.53%) Puppet
9 10 (1.28%) SCOrch
9 10 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (1.15%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
12 7 (0.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 6 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
13 6 (0.77%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.64%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 179 (22.89%) VMware
2 152 (19.44%) Citrix
3 145 (18.54%) HP
4 97 (12.40%) Oracle
5 39 (4.99%) IBM
6 36 (4.60%) Intel Security
7 34 (4.35%) Veritas
8 33 (4.22%) AppSense
9 29 (3.71%) Cisco
10 24 (3.07%) Red Hat
11 23 (2.94%) CA
12 19 (2.43%) Altiris
12 19 (2.43%) Symantec
13 17 (2.17%) IronPort
14 14 (1.79%) EMC
15 13 (1.66%) Sitecore
16 9 (1.15%) Dell
17 8 (1.02%) 3PAR
17 8 (1.02%) Nintex
18 7 (0.90%) Brocade
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