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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 314 302 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.43% 9.43% 13.91%
As % of the Vendors category 31.59% 25.36% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 144 206
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £127 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.55 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £21.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
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
994 1191 1182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.68% 37.20% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 559 633
Median daily rate £330 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 34
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.43 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +4 108 £320 -1.53% 4
Edinburgh +4 87 £350 +2.33% 14
Glasgow +2 71 £323 -0.76% 31
Fife +9 11 £325 +8.33%
North Lanarkshire +5 4 £160 -
Highlands -4 4 - -
Inverclyde - 4 £413 -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £275 -
West Lothian +1 2 £325 -3.70% 3
Scottish Borders 0 2 £325 -
Dundee -2 2 £235 -35.17% 3
Aberdeen 0 1 - - 2
Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Moray - 1 £125 -
North Ayrshire - 1 £425 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 339 (44.61%) Windows
2 290 (38.16%) Active Directory
3 254 (33.42%) MS Excel
4 212 (27.89%) Security Cleared
5 211 (27.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 178 (23.42%) SQL Server
7 177 (23.29%) PowerShell
7 177 (23.29%) Windows Server
8 174 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 172 (22.63%) SQL
10 169 (22.24%) VMware
11 160 (21.05%) Citrix
12 159 (20.92%) SC Cleared
13 146 (19.21%) HP
14 135 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 124 (16.32%) ITIL
16 110 (14.47%) Finance
17 109 (14.34%) MS Office
18 108 (14.21%) Migration
19 105 (13.82%) SharePoint
20 104 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
21 100 (13.16%) Oracle
22 99 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
23 93 (12.24%) MS Exchange
24 92 (12.11%) Windows 7
25 90 (11.84%) MCSE
26 88 (11.58%) DNS
27 85 (11.18%) Office 365
28 84 (11.05%) OpenStack
28 84 (11.05%) Degree

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
1 105 (13.82%) SharePoint
2 93 (12.24%) MS Exchange
3 84 (11.05%) OpenStack
4 61 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (6.71%) Skype for Business
7 39 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (3.03%) IIS
10 19 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
11 13 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.71%) CMS
12 12 (1.58%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.92%) Apache
14 7 (0.92%) CICS
14 7 (0.92%) JBoss
14 7 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 254 (33.42%) MS Excel
2 109 (14.34%) MS Office
3 39 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 33 (4.34%) MS Project
5 22 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.53%) Sonata
3 4 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (11.18%) Office 365
2 31 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.92%) PaaS
5 3 (0.39%) GitHub
5 3 (0.39%) SaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.26%) IaaS
6 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.13%) AdWords
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 88 (11.58%) DNS
2 61 (8.03%) DHCP
3 53 (6.97%) SAN
4 44 (5.79%) TCP/IP
5 35 (4.61%) SSL
6 34 (4.47%) Skype
7 32 (4.21%) Firewall
7 32 (4.21%) NetScaler
8 27 (3.55%) SNMP
9 20 (2.63%) HTTP
10 18 (2.37%) LDAP
11 17 (2.24%) HTTPS
11 17 (2.24%) Kerberos
12 16 (2.11%) Internet
12 16 (2.11%) VPN
12 16 (2.11%) X.500
13 15 (1.97%) LAN
14 13 (1.71%) WAN
15 12 (1.58%) Intranet
16 11 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (23.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (2.24%) MS Access
8 16 (2.11%) MySQL
9 14 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.84%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.79%) DTS
13 6 (0.79%) OLAP
13 6 (0.79%) OLTP
13 6 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (3.95%) HP UFT
2 22 (2.89%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.76%) JIRA
4 16 (2.11%) StarTeam
5 13 (1.71%) TestDirector
6 9 (1.18%) WinRunner
7 7 (0.92%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.79%) Selenium
8 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.79%) YouTrack
9 5 (0.66%) NUnit
10 4 (0.53%) Build Forge
10 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.39%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.39%) Subversion
11 3 (0.39%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 110 (14.47%) Finance
2 48 (6.32%) Banking
3 17 (2.24%) Billing
4 16 (2.11%) Legal
5 14 (1.84%) Retail
6 12 (1.58%) Law
7 6 (0.79%) Advertising
7 6 (0.79%) Marketing
7 6 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.53%) Back Office
9 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) International Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (16.32%) Analyst
2 58 (7.63%) Developer
3 49 (6.45%) Architect
4 44 (5.79%) Consultant
5 37 (4.87%) Test Analyst
6 34 (4.47%) Support Engineer
7 33 (4.34%) Project Manager
8 27 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (3.42%) Business Analyst
10 23 (3.03%) Active Directory Engineer
11 22 (2.89%) Administrator
11 22 (2.89%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (2.24%) Tester
14 16 (2.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (2.11%) Citrix Engineer
14 16 (2.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 16 (2.11%) Systems Engineer
15 15 (1.97%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 15 (1.97%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.66%) .NET
2 56 (7.37%) ASP.NET
3 41 (5.39%) HTML
4 33 (4.34%) Web Services
5 27 (3.55%) XML
6 21 (2.76%) CSS
7 20 (2.63%) .NET Framework
7 20 (2.63%) Middleware
8 17 (2.24%) jQuery
9 14 (1.84%) Entity Framework
10 12 (1.58%) Regular Expression
11 11 (1.45%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.32%) WPF
13 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.92%) WCF
14 6 (0.79%) Ajax
14 6 (0.79%) RESTful
15 5 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
15 5 (0.66%) LINQ
15 5 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (9.34%) Clustering
3 68 (8.95%) Computer Science
4 57 (7.50%) Data Centre
5 31 (4.08%) PKI
6 27 (3.55%) Replication
7 25 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.37%) Private Cloud
9 16 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.84%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.84%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.45%) Cryptography
11 11 (1.45%) User Experience
12 10 (1.32%) CESG
13 9 (1.18%) Mainframe
14 8 (1.05%) PDA
15 7 (0.92%) Data Integration
15 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 339 (44.61%) Windows
2 177 (23.29%) Windows Server
3 174 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 135 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 92 (12.11%) Windows 7
7 57 (7.50%) AIX
8 55 (7.24%) Windows XP
9 50 (6.58%) Linux
10 46 (6.05%) Windows 10
11 38 (5.00%) Unix
12 23 (3.03%) Solaris
13 20 (2.63%) Android
14 19 (2.50%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (1.71%) HPUX
17 12 (1.58%) Windows Phone
18 10 (1.32%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
20 5 (0.66%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (16.32%) ITIL
2 108 (14.21%) Migration
3 62 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (7.50%) Change Management
4 57 (7.50%) Project Management
5 41 (5.39%) Load Balancing
6 40 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 37 (4.87%) CRM
8 36 (4.74%) Scrum
9 34 (4.47%) Application Packaging
9 34 (4.47%) Virtual Environments
10 33 (4.34%) Analytics
10 33 (4.34%) Software Testing
11 30 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (3.55%) MVC
12 27 (3.55%) Test Automation
13 25 (3.29%) Unit Testing
14 24 (3.16%) Functional Testing
14 24 (3.16%) PRINCE2
14 24 (3.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (23.29%) PowerShell
2 172 (22.63%) SQL
3 63 (8.29%) C#
4 48 (6.32%) VBScript
5 46 (6.05%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.08%) Java
7 30 (3.95%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.55%) VB
9 24 (3.16%) VBA
10 18 (2.37%) Perl
11 13 (1.71%) Bourne shell
12 12 (1.58%) Korn
13 10 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.18%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.05%) Python
16 7 (0.92%) C
17 6 (0.79%) C++
18 5 (0.66%) COBOL
18 5 (0.66%) Jython
Qualifications
1 212 (27.89%) Security Cleared
2 211 (27.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 159 (20.92%) SC Cleared
4 90 (11.84%) MCSE
5 84 (11.05%) Degree
6 66 (8.68%) MCSA
7 60 (7.89%) MCTS
8 48 (6.32%) ISTQB
9 39 (5.13%) MCITP
10 32 (4.21%) MCP
11 24 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (2.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 16 (2.11%) ISEB
15 12 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (1.45%) DV Cleared
17 9 (1.18%) CCNA
18 8 (1.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (1.97%) SLA
3 7 (0.92%) QA
4 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) Basel III
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 290 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 99 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 44 (5.79%) XenApp
5 38 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 37 (4.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (4.08%) vSphere
8 27 (3.55%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.58%) Firmware
10 7 (0.92%) Brightmail
11 6 (0.79%) XenServer
12 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.39%) Docker
14 3 (0.39%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.39%) NFS
15 2 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 73 (9.61%) SCCM
2 45 (5.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 37 (4.87%) SCOM
4 36 (4.74%) Netcool
5 31 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 28 (3.68%) PowerCLI
7 27 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
8 24 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (2.89%) WSUS
10 21 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 14 (1.84%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.45%) HP SiteScope
12 11 (1.45%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.32%) BladeLogic
14 9 (1.18%) Puppet
14 9 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (1.05%) SCOrch
16 7 (0.92%) XenMobile
17 6 (0.79%) SCVMM
18 5 (0.66%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 169 (22.24%) VMware
2 160 (21.05%) Citrix
3 146 (19.21%) HP
4 100 (13.16%) Oracle
5 48 (6.32%) IBM
6 38 (5.00%) AppSense
7 28 (3.68%) CA
7 28 (3.68%) Intel Security
8 26 (3.42%) Veritas
9 24 (3.16%) Altiris
10 22 (2.89%) Cisco
10 22 (2.89%) IronPort
11 19 (2.50%) Apple
11 19 (2.50%) Symantec
12 18 (2.37%) EMC
12 18 (2.37%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.71%) Sitecore
14 11 (1.45%) NetApp
15 10 (1.32%) Nintex
16 7 (0.92%) Samsung
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: rate dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £401 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £342. per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago