The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 366 223 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.31% 9.05% 8.18%
As % of the Vendors category 29.83% 22.26% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 107 83
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £158 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.29 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.45% -8.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.70 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1227 1002 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.63% 40.65% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 452 431
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 61
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +11 129 £300 -6.97% 44
Edinburgh -3 86 £390 +11.42% 38
Renfrewshire +1 58 £325 -18.75%
Aberdeen +5 23 £225 -18.18% 8
Stirling +1 9 £325 -15.58% 2
Dundee +7 4 £325 +116.66% 3
North Lanarkshire -3 4 £110 -24.13% 1
Fife +1 3 £360 -
West Lothian -2 3 £350 - 1
Highlands - 3 £100 - 5
Argyll and Bute - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 2
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 315 (46.05%) Windows
2 212 (30.99%) Security Cleared
3 192 (28.07%) SC Cleared
4 189 (27.63%) MS Excel
5 133 (19.44%) Active Directory
5 133 (19.44%) .NET
6 126 (18.42%) SQL
7 124 (18.13%) MS Office
8 115 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (15.64%) Finance
10 105 (15.35%) Windows 7
11 104 (15.20%) SQL Server
12 97 (14.18%) C#
12 97 (14.18%) HP
13 78 (11.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 77 (11.26%) Citrix
15 76 (11.11%) Project Management
16 73 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 73 (10.67%) SharePoint
17 71 (10.38%) Oracle
18 70 (10.23%) ITIL
19 69 (10.09%) VMware
20 64 (9.36%) HTML
21 62 (9.06%) JavaScript
22 59 (8.63%) PowerShell
23 58 (8.48%) MS Project
24 55 (8.04%) SAN
25 53 (7.75%) ASP.NET
25 53 (7.75%) IBM
26 51 (7.46%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 73 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 38 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 26 (3.80%) IIS
4 15 (2.19%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (1.61%) Lync
6 10 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.32%) CMS
7 9 (1.32%) CICS
7 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.44%) WordPress
12 3 (0.44%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 189 (27.63%) MS Excel
2 124 (18.13%) MS Office
3 58 (8.48%) MS Project
4 20 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.73%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (4.53%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.73%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.44%) MultiFonds
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.15%) HiPortfolio
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.15%) assyst
11 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.19%) Office 365
2 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.04%) SAN
2 48 (7.02%) DNS
3 35 (5.12%) DHCP
4 34 (4.97%) TCP/IP
5 19 (2.78%) Internet
6 16 (2.34%) Firewall
7 15 (2.19%) NAS
8 14 (2.05%) X.500
9 10 (1.46%) VPN
9 10 (1.46%) LAN
10 9 (1.32%) LDAP
10 9 (1.32%) SNMP
11 7 (1.02%) SSL
12 6 (0.88%) VoIP
12 6 (0.88%) WAN
12 6 (0.88%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.73%) HTTP
14 4 (0.58%) Wireless
14 4 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (0.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.05%) SQL Server 2000
8 13 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (1.75%) DB2
10 11 (1.61%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.02%) MS Access
12 5 (0.73%) InterSystems Cache
12 5 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.58%) Star Schema
13 4 (0.58%) QlikView
13 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.44%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 21 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (2.05%) MSI
4 9 (1.32%) TestDirector
4 9 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.02%) WinRunner
5 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Blend
6 6 (0.88%) InstallShield
6 6 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (0.73%) Subversion
8 3 (0.44%) GoogleTest
8 3 (0.44%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.44%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.29%) CppUnit
9 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.29%) JIRA
9 2 (0.29%) Introscope
General
1 107 (15.64%) Finance
2 47 (6.87%) Banking
3 14 (2.05%) Advertising
3 14 (2.05%) Publishing
4 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.58%) Front Office
6 3 (0.44%) Retail
6 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.44%) International Banking
6 3 (0.44%) Local Government
7 2 (0.29%) Marketing
7 2 (0.29%) Billing
7 2 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.15%) Legal
8 1 (0.15%) Games
8 1 (0.15%) Military
8 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 123 (17.98%) Developer
2 112 (16.37%) Analyst
3 29 (4.24%) Support Analyst
4 28 (4.09%) Applications Packager
5 27 (3.95%) Consultant
6 25 (3.65%) Project Manager
7 24 (3.51%) .NET Developer
8 21 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
8 21 (3.07%) Applications Support
9 20 (2.92%) Support Engineer
9 20 (2.92%) Desktop Support
10 19 (2.78%) WPF Developer
11 18 (2.63%) Wintel Engineer
11 18 (2.63%) Test Analyst
12 17 (2.49%) Architect
13 16 (2.34%) SharePoint Developer
14 15 (2.19%) C# Developer
15 12 (1.75%) Release Manager
15 12 (1.75%) Software Engineer
15 12 (1.75%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (19.44%) .NET
2 64 (9.36%) HTML
3 53 (7.75%) ASP.NET
4 34 (4.97%) XML
5 27 (3.95%) WPF
6 26 (3.80%) Application Packaging
7 24 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 24 (3.51%) Software Packaging
8 23 (3.36%) CSS
8 23 (3.36%) JSP
9 22 (3.22%) Web Services
10 20 (2.92%) jQuery
11 16 (2.34%) WCF
12 10 (1.46%) LINQ
12 10 (1.46%) SOAP
13 9 (1.32%) HTML5
14 8 (1.17%) JSON
14 8 (1.17%) WinForms
15 7 (1.02%) Middleware
15 7 (1.02%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.80%) Replication
2 19 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 19 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.63%) Clustering
4 15 (2.19%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.75%) PDA
5 12 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.46%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (1.46%) PKI
7 8 (1.17%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.17%) CMDB
7 8 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.88%) Firmware
9 5 (0.73%) Animation
10 4 (0.58%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.44%) Derivative
11 3 (0.44%) NHS
11 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 315 (46.05%) Windows
2 115 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (15.35%) Windows 7
4 78 (11.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (7.46%) Windows XP
6 47 (6.87%) UNIX
7 36 (5.26%) Linux
8 26 (3.80%) AIX
9 14 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.46%) Solaris
10 10 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.32%) zOS
12 8 (1.17%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.02%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.88%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.88%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.73%) Android
16 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (11.11%) Project Management
2 70 (10.23%) ITIL
3 46 (6.73%) CRM
4 43 (6.29%) Change Management
5 39 (5.70%) Workflow
6 36 (5.26%) Migration
7 29 (4.24%) Test Scripting
8 25 (3.65%) Service Delivery
8 25 (3.65%) PRINCE2
9 23 (3.36%) OO
10 20 (2.92%) ETL
10 20 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (2.63%) Release Management
12 17 (2.49%) Test Automation
12 17 (2.49%) MVVM
12 17 (2.49%) ERP
13 15 (2.19%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (2.19%) Configuration Management
13 15 (2.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (18.42%) SQL
2 97 (14.18%) C#
3 62 (9.06%) JavaScript
4 59 (8.63%) PowerShell
5 47 (6.87%) VBScript
6 31 (4.53%) VB
7 23 (3.36%) Java
8 21 (3.07%) VBA
9 20 (2.92%) Perl
10 12 (1.75%) C++
11 11 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.61%) XAML
12 9 (1.32%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.73%) Python
15 5 (0.73%) C
16 4 (0.58%) Korn
17 3 (0.44%) AWK
17 3 (0.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 212 (30.99%) Security Cleared
2 192 (28.07%) SC Cleared
3 73 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (5.85%) ISTQB
5 38 (5.56%) Degree
6 26 (3.80%) DV Cleared
7 21 (3.07%) MCTS
8 20 (2.92%) MCITP
8 20 (2.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (2.78%) MCSE
10 18 (2.63%) MCP
11 12 (1.75%) MCSA
12 11 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (1.32%) PMP
13 9 (1.32%) PMI Certification
14 8 (1.17%) ISEB
15 6 (0.88%) MCSD
15 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.24%) QA
2 23 (3.36%) SLA
3 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 133 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 39 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.36%) vSphere
5 21 (3.07%) XenApp
6 15 (2.19%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.05%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.32%) SRDF
9 6 (0.88%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.58%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.15%) XenServer
12 1 (0.15%) VMware GSX
12 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 50 (7.31%) SCCM
2 42 (6.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 28 (4.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 21 (3.07%) Netcool
5 20 (2.92%) Tivoli
6 15 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (2.05%) SCOM
8 9 (1.32%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.32%) WSUS
9 7 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.88%) MOM
10 6 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.88%) Control-M
10 6 (0.88%) MIIS
11 5 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.73%) Tivoli NetView
11 5 (0.73%) Unicenter
11 5 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.73%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 97 (14.18%) HP
2 77 (11.26%) Citrix
3 71 (10.38%) Oracle
4 69 (10.09%) VMware
5 53 (7.75%) IBM
6 25 (3.65%) EMC
7 20 (2.92%) Cisco
7 20 (2.92%) Dell
8 18 (2.63%) Altiris
9 17 (2.49%) McAfee
9 17 (2.49%) BMC
10 13 (1.90%) Veritas
11 11 (1.61%) CA
11 11 (1.61%) Symantec
11 11 (1.61%) Adobe
11 11 (1.61%) ArcSight
12 10 (1.46%) AppSense
13 9 (1.32%) Cognos
13 9 (1.32%) Business Objects
14 8 (1.17%) SAP
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Aberdeen
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £301 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Inverness
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Inverness-Shire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
LA International
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £215 per month
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Perth & Kinross
DP Connect
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago