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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 458 353 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.35% 11.79% 11.86%
As % of the Vendors category 33.48% 30.91% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 193 129
Median daily rate £358 £325 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £115 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 13
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £11.95 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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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
1368 1142 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.84% 38.16% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 600 487
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £193 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 27
Median hourly rate £38.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.99 £12.10 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.90 £33.30
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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +1 151 £330 -5.17% 4
Edinburgh -1 146 £375 +15.38% 34
Glasgow +1 93 £317 -2.46% 47
Aberdeen -4 7 £110 -52.17% 2
North Lanarkshire +10 4 £125 -
Dundee +5 4 £168 -47.24% 2
Fife +2 4 - - 1
West Lothian +2 3 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £240 -
Highlands +2 1 - - 2
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 344 (44.73%) Windows
2 257 (33.42%) Active Directory
3 232 (30.17%) MS Excel
4 218 (28.35%) Security Cleared
5 208 (27.05%) SQL Server
6 197 (25.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 180 (23.41%) SQL
8 176 (22.89%) VMware
9 174 (22.63%) Windows Server
10 173 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 160 (20.81%) PowerShell
12 153 (19.90%) SC Cleared
13 150 (19.51%) Citrix
14 143 (18.60%) Finance
15 139 (18.08%) HP
16 120 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
17 118 (15.34%) .NET
18 117 (15.21%) ITIL
19 116 (15.08%) Windows 7
20 107 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
21 106 (13.78%) Windows Server 2003
22 104 (13.52%) MS Office
23 102 (13.26%) DNS
24 95 (12.35%) MS Exchange
25 93 (12.09%) SharePoint
26 91 (11.83%) Degree
27 90 (11.70%) Oracle
28 87 (11.31%) Migration
29 85 (11.05%) MCSE
30 84 (10.92%) C#

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 95 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 93 (12.09%) SharePoint
3 65 (8.45%) OpenStack
4 57 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (6.76%) Skype for Business
6 41 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (4.29%) IIS
9 26 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (3.38%) Office Communications Server
10 18 (2.34%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (1.43%) JBoss
14 11 (1.43%) NServiceBus
14 11 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (1.17%) Apache
16 8 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 232 (30.17%) MS Excel
2 104 (13.52%) MS Office
3 31 (4.03%) MS Project
4 25 (3.25%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.65%) assyst
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.52%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.39%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.39%) OpenText MBPM
6 3 (0.39%) Primavera
7 2 (0.26%) Eikon
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.06%) Office 365
2 44 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.52%) PaaS
5 3 (0.39%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) AdWords
7 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 102 (13.26%) DNS
2 69 (8.97%) SAN
3 60 (7.80%) DHCP
4 35 (4.55%) Skype
5 27 (3.51%) Firewall
6 26 (3.38%) TCP/IP
7 25 (3.25%) NetScaler
8 22 (2.86%) LDAP
9 20 (2.60%) SSL
10 18 (2.34%) WAN
11 17 (2.21%) Kerberos
12 16 (2.08%) Internet
13 15 (1.95%) X.500
14 14 (1.82%) HTTP
14 14 (1.82%) SNMP
15 12 (1.56%) HTTPS
16 11 (1.43%) LAN
16 11 (1.43%) NAS
16 11 (1.43%) VPN
17 8 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (27.05%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 31 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (1.30%) MS Access
10 8 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.78%) HDInsight
13 5 (0.65%) DB2
13 5 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 50 (6.50%) HP UFT
2 39 (5.07%) TestDirector
3 38 (4.94%) WinRunner
4 28 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.95%) JIRA
6 13 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.30%) JUnit
7 10 (1.30%) Selenium
8 9 (1.17%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.91%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.78%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.78%) Subversion
11 5 (0.65%) Cobertura
11 5 (0.65%) JBehave
11 5 (0.65%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.52%) Fiddler
13 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.39%) Build Forge
13 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 143 (18.60%) Finance
2 57 (7.41%) Banking
3 11 (1.43%) Billing
3 11 (1.43%) Retail
4 9 (1.17%) Law
4 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.04%) Legal
6 7 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.65%) Back Office
7 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.52%) Advertising
9 3 (0.39%) Front Office
9 3 (0.39%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.26%) Games
10 2 (0.26%) Marketing
10 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.26%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 119 (15.47%) Analyst
2 85 (11.05%) Developer
3 83 (10.79%) Architect
4 47 (6.11%) Test Analyst
5 39 (5.07%) Consultant
6 32 (4.16%) Technical Architect
7 30 (3.90%) Active Directory Engineer
8 29 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 27 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 27 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (3.51%) Support Engineer
10 23 (2.99%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 23 (2.99%) IT Support
11 21 (2.73%) Project Manager
12 20 (2.60%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.34%) Administrator
13 18 (2.34%) SQL Developer
14 17 (2.21%) Desktop Support
14 17 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (15.34%) .NET
2 58 (7.54%) ASP.NET
2 58 (7.54%) HTML
3 42 (5.46%) CSS
4 39 (5.07%) .NET Framework
5 26 (3.38%) Entity Framework
6 25 (3.25%) jQuery
6 25 (3.25%) Middleware
7 18 (2.34%) HTML5
8 17 (2.21%) XML
9 12 (1.56%) Web Services
10 11 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (1.43%) MSMQ
10 11 (1.43%) Razor View Engine
10 11 (1.43%) XSLT
11 10 (1.30%) Java EE
12 9 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (1.17%) Regular Expression
13 8 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.23%) Clustering
2 67 (8.71%) Computer Science
3 55 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (6.89%) Data Centre
5 38 (4.94%) PDA
6 26 (3.38%) Replication
7 22 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.86%) PKI
8 18 (2.34%) User Experience
9 13 (1.69%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.30%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.04%) NHS
12 8 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.91%) PMI
14 6 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 344 (44.73%) Windows
2 174 (22.63%) Windows Server
3 173 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 120 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (15.08%) Windows 7
6 106 (13.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 77 (10.01%) Linux
8 70 (9.10%) AIX
8 70 (9.10%) Unix
9 59 (7.67%) Windows XP
10 24 (3.12%) Solaris
11 18 (2.34%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.21%) HPUX
13 16 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.82%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.91%) Android
16 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.52%) OS/390
18 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.21%) ITIL
2 87 (11.31%) Migration
3 76 (9.88%) Change Management
4 57 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (6.50%) Test Scripting
6 47 (6.11%) Test Automation
7 42 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (5.33%) Software Testing
9 37 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (4.55%) Load Balancing
10 35 (4.55%) Project Management
11 34 (4.42%) Service Management
12 31 (4.03%) CRM
13 30 (3.90%) Analytics
13 30 (3.90%) TOGAF
14 29 (3.77%) MVC
15 28 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (3.51%) Change Control
17 26 (3.38%) Unit Testing
18 24 (3.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 180 (23.41%) SQL
2 160 (20.81%) PowerShell
3 84 (10.92%) C#
4 72 (9.36%) JavaScript
5 47 (6.11%) Java
6 35 (4.55%) VBScript
7 31 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 29 (3.77%) VB
9 15 (1.95%) VBA
10 12 (1.56%) Perl
11 10 (1.30%) C
12 9 (1.17%) Bourne shell
12 9 (1.17%) C++
12 9 (1.17%) Korn
13 8 (1.04%) Python
14 7 (0.91%) Jython
15 6 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.65%) COBOL
16 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 218 (28.35%) Security Cleared
2 197 (25.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 153 (19.90%) SC Cleared
4 91 (11.83%) Degree
5 85 (11.05%) MCSE
6 76 (9.88%) MCTS
7 66 (8.58%) MCSA
8 61 (7.93%) ISTQB
9 53 (6.89%) MCITP
10 46 (5.98%) MCP
11 25 (3.25%) ISEB
12 23 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 18 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (1.69%) DV Cleared
17 11 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
18 8 (1.04%) BC Cleared
19 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
20 6 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (2.34%) QA
3 14 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.43%) SLA
5 4 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) GAMP
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 257 (33.42%) Active Directory
2 107 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (9.88%) Hyper-V
4 52 (6.76%) XenApp
5 49 (6.37%) VMware ESX
6 37 (4.81%) XenDesktop
7 34 (4.42%) vSphere
8 28 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.78%) Firmware
9 6 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.52%) Docker
11 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.39%) Brightmail
12 3 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.26%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 76 (9.88%) SCCM
2 50 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
3 44 (5.72%) Netcool
4 38 (4.94%) SCOM
5 36 (4.68%) McAfee ePO
6 30 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 21 (2.73%) WSUS
8 15 (1.95%) BladeLogic
9 14 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (1.43%) Puppet
11 9 (1.17%) Tivoli
12 8 (1.04%) HP SiteScope
12 8 (1.04%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.91%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 7 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
15 5 (0.65%) XenMobile
16 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
16 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
17 3 (0.39%) Simpana
Vendors
1 176 (22.89%) VMware
2 150 (19.51%) Citrix
3 139 (18.08%) HP
4 90 (11.70%) Oracle
5 40 (5.20%) IBM
5 40 (5.20%) Intel Security
6 37 (4.81%) Veritas
7 34 (4.42%) AppSense
8 29 (3.77%) Cisco
9 20 (2.60%) CA
9 20 (2.60%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.21%) IronPort
10 17 (2.21%) Symantec
11 15 (1.95%) Altiris
11 15 (1.95%) EMC
12 10 (1.30%) Sitecore
13 9 (1.17%) Dell
14 8 (1.04%) Nintex
15 7 (0.91%) BMC
16 6 (0.78%) Sun
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