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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 257 335 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.58% 12.66% 9.45%
As % of the Vendors category 25.05% 31.97% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 156 125
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 24
Average hourly rate £12.10 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.38% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.30 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £32.00 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
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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
1026 1048 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.27% 39.61% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 494 476
Average daily rate £350 £343 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £17.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 98 £325 -17.72% 48
Glasgow -7 75 £300 -4.38% 39
Renfrewshire -4 16 £343 +5.79% 1
Lanarkshire 0 9 - - 2
Dundee -7 9 £268 -17.69% 4
West Lothian -5 8 £269 -23.21% 5
Fife -6 8 £200 -44.44%
Highlands -4 5 £110 +4.76% 3
Aberdeen -6 4 £230 -8.00% 2
North Lanarkshire -10 4 - - 1
Stirling -8 3 £458 +52.50%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £360 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £450 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 210 (34.65%) Windows
2 199 (32.84%) MS Excel
3 144 (23.76%) MS Office
4 139 (22.94%) Finance
5 129 (21.29%) SQL Server
5 129 (21.29%) Active Directory
6 102 (16.83%) SQL
7 98 (16.17%) SharePoint
8 79 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 77 (12.71%) ITIL
10 76 (12.54%) .NET
11 72 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 70 (11.55%) Project Management
13 69 (11.39%) Windows 7
14 67 (11.06%) HP
14 67 (11.06%) VMware
15 65 (10.73%) SC Cleared
16 63 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 59 (9.74%) C#
18 54 (8.91%) PRINCE2
19 51 (8.42%) HTML
19 51 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
20 49 (8.09%) MS Project
20 49 (8.09%) ASP.NET
20 49 (8.09%) Migration
21 47 (7.76%) MS Exchange
22 45 (7.43%) CSS
23 44 (7.26%) Change Management
24 43 (7.10%) Degree
25 42 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 98 (16.17%) SharePoint
2 47 (7.76%) MS Exchange
3 28 (4.62%) IIS
4 16 (2.64%) Lync
5 15 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.82%) MS Project Server
8 11 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.99%) CMS
12 5 (0.83%) Node.js
13 4 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.33%) JBoss
15 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 199 (32.84%) MS Excel
2 144 (23.76%) MS Office
3 49 (8.09%) MS Project
4 39 (6.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.32%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.66%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.17%) InDesign
9 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 22 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.50%) Maximo
4 2 (0.33%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.17%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) FRx
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.15%) Office 365
2 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.50%) SaaS
3 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.45%) DNS
2 19 (3.14%) DHCP
3 17 (2.81%) LDAP
4 15 (2.48%) LAN
4 15 (2.48%) WAN
4 15 (2.48%) SAN
5 14 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (1.98%) Firewall
7 11 (1.82%) VPN
8 9 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.32%) 802.11
10 5 (0.83%) X.500
10 5 (0.83%) Intranet
10 5 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (0.83%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.83%) VoIP
10 5 (0.83%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.83%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.32%) MS Access
8 7 (1.16%) QlikView
9 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.83%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.66%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.33%) Big Data
13 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 40 (6.60%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.15%) TestDirector
3 11 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.65%) HP UFT
4 10 (1.65%) WinRunner
5 6 (0.99%) Subversion
6 4 (0.66%) MSI
7 3 (0.50%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.50%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.50%) JUnit
7 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.50%) Maven
7 3 (0.50%) JIRA
7 3 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.50%) FishEye
8 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.33%) Toad
8 2 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 139 (22.94%) Finance
2 35 (5.78%) Banking
3 12 (1.98%) Advertising
4 8 (1.32%) Retail
5 7 (1.16%) Billing
5 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.66%) Back Office
9 3 (0.50%) Front Office
9 3 (0.50%) Law
9 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Marketing
10 2 (0.33%) Publishing
10 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (27.56%) Analyst
2 96 (15.84%) Developer
3 52 (8.58%) Support Analyst
4 40 (6.60%) Business Analyst
5 33 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 28 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (4.46%) Coordinator
8 26 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 24 (3.96%) Architect
10 22 (3.63%) Test Analyst
11 21 (3.47%) Consultant
12 19 (3.14%) Service Analyst
12 19 (3.14%) Project Coordinator
13 18 (2.97%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (2.97%) Administrator
13 18 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
14 16 (2.64%) Desktop Support
15 15 (2.48%) SQL Developer
16 14 (2.31%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.54%) .NET
2 51 (8.42%) HTML
3 49 (8.09%) ASP.NET
4 45 (7.43%) CSS
5 33 (5.45%) XML
6 24 (3.96%) .NET Framework
6 24 (3.96%) jQuery
7 22 (3.63%) HTML5
8 20 (3.30%) CSS3
9 10 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (1.65%) Ajax
10 9 (1.49%) Application Packaging
10 9 (1.49%) Web Services
10 9 (1.49%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.32%) Classic ASP
12 7 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (0.99%) NHibernate
14 5 (0.83%) WCF
14 5 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.48%) Clustering
6 12 (1.98%) Replication
7 11 (1.82%) PDA
8 8 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.32%) PMI
8 8 (1.32%) User Experience
9 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.16%) PKI
10 6 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.99%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.83%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.66%) Handset
12 4 (0.66%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 210 (34.65%) Windows
2 69 (11.39%) Windows 7
3 63 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (5.45%) Linux
6 32 (5.28%) Windows XP
7 25 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (3.80%) AIX
9 19 (3.14%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.98%) UNIX
12 11 (1.82%) Solaris
13 7 (1.16%) Android
14 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.66%) HPUX
15 3 (0.50%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (12.71%) ITIL
2 70 (11.55%) Project Management
3 54 (8.91%) PRINCE2
4 49 (8.09%) Migration
5 44 (7.26%) Change Management
6 34 (5.61%) Test Scripting
7 31 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (4.95%) CRM
9 28 (4.62%) Service Management
10 24 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (3.63%) MVC
12 21 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (3.30%) Validation
13 20 (3.30%) Data Analysis
14 18 (2.97%) Incident Management
14 18 (2.97%) OO
15 17 (2.81%) Content Management
15 17 (2.81%) SDLC
16 16 (2.64%) Software Testing
16 16 (2.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (16.83%) SQL
2 59 (9.74%) C#
3 40 (6.60%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.29%) PowerShell
5 22 (3.63%) VBA
6 19 (3.14%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.82%) VB
8 9 (1.49%) VBScript
8 9 (1.49%) Java
9 7 (1.16%) C++
10 6 (0.99%) XPath
11 5 (0.83%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.66%) C
13 3 (0.50%) REXX
13 3 (0.50%) Tcl
14 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.17%) Delphi
15 1 (0.17%) VB6
15 1 (0.17%) X++
15 1 (0.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 79 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 72 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (10.73%) SC Cleared
4 43 (7.10%) Degree
5 31 (5.12%) MCSE
6 24 (3.96%) MCITP
7 23 (3.80%) MCSA
7 23 (3.80%) ISEB
8 18 (2.97%) MCTS
9 17 (2.81%) MCP
10 14 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (1.98%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.65%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.32%) PMP
15 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.83%) HND
16 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.50%) MCSD
17 3 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.12%) QA
2 8 (1.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 129 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.97%) VMware ESX
5 14 (2.31%) vSphere
6 11 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.49%) XenApp
8 8 (1.32%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.99%) Firmware
10 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.33%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.17%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 33 (5.45%) SCCM
1 33 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (1.49%) Netcool
4 9 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.99%) WMI
5 6 (0.99%) WSUS
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.66%) SCOM
7 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.33%) SCSM
8 2 (0.33%) DameWare
9 1 (0.17%) Nagios
9 1 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.17%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 67 (11.06%) HP
1 67 (11.06%) VMware
2 41 (6.77%) Citrix
3 23 (3.80%) Oracle
3 23 (3.80%) Cisco
4 16 (2.64%) Sybase
5 15 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.31%) Symantec
6 14 (2.31%) McAfee
6 14 (2.31%) Adobe
7 13 (2.15%) Dell
8 11 (1.82%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.82%) Veritas
9 9 (1.49%) Remedy
10 8 (1.32%) EMC
10 8 (1.32%) Tableau
11 6 (0.99%) Telerik
12 4 (0.66%) SAP
12 4 (0.66%) F5
12 4 (0.66%) Veeam
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
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Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Inverness
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
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Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Contract Rates DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £70.00 - £75.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
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Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £150 - £225 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Glasgow
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Edinburgh
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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