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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 305 250 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.20% 10.60% 9.03%
As % of the Vendors category 26.87% 22.75% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 130 128
Average daily rate £329 £319 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £145 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 26
Average hourly rate £15.25 £10.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £8.99 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £14.91 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1135 1099 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.67% 46.59% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 525 537
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 61
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.92 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +7 102 £333 +16.66% 43
Edinburgh -8 76 £342 +59.06% 36
Renfrewshire +2 34 £328 -20.00% 2
Aberdeen +8 18 £325 - 26
Dundee +7 9 £176 -25.78% 1
West Lothian +2 7 - - 1
Stirling +3 4 £288 -25.32%
Fife +1 2 £325 - 2
North Lanarkshire -4 2 - -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £375 - 2
Highlands +3 1 - -
Perth and Kinross -5 1 - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 2
Argyll and Bute - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 293 (53.27%) Windows
2 154 (28.00%) MS Office
3 144 (26.18%) Security Cleared
4 133 (24.18%) MS Excel
5 129 (23.45%) SC Cleared
6 120 (21.82%) SQL Server
7 115 (20.91%) SQL
8 111 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 105 (19.09%) Active Directory
10 100 (18.18%) .NET
10 100 (18.18%) Windows 7
11 95 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 88 (16.00%) Finance
13 75 (13.64%) C#
14 71 (12.91%) SharePoint
15 68 (12.36%) VMware
16 67 (12.18%) Windows XP
17 58 (10.55%) HP
18 57 (10.36%) ITIL
19 56 (10.18%) PowerShell
20 55 (10.00%) SCCM
21 53 (9.64%) DNS
22 50 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
22 50 (9.09%) Oracle
23 48 (8.73%) SAN
23 48 (8.73%) DHCP
24 47 (8.55%) MS Project
25 46 (8.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
25 46 (8.36%) Project Management
26 44 (8.00%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 71 (12.91%) SharePoint
2 43 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.45%) IIS
4 16 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.82%) Lync
8 9 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.09%) CMS
11 5 (0.91%) WordPress
11 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.73%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.73%) Apache
12 4 (0.73%) CICS
13 3 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 154 (28.00%) MS Office
2 133 (24.18%) MS Excel
3 47 (8.55%) MS Project
4 21 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.64%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.73%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.18%) DOC1
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.55%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.18%) OpenWorks
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
9 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (9.64%) DNS
2 48 (8.73%) SAN
2 48 (8.73%) DHCP
3 27 (4.91%) Firewall
4 24 (4.36%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.55%) Internet
5 14 (2.55%) NAS
6 13 (2.36%) LAN
7 7 (1.27%) WAN
8 6 (1.09%) VoIP
9 5 (0.91%) VPN
9 5 (0.91%) VLAN
10 4 (0.73%) Network Security
10 4 (0.73%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.55%) HTTP
11 3 (0.55%) SNMP
12 2 (0.36%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.36%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.09%) Oracle Database
3 22 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.09%) MySQL
11 6 (1.09%) MS Access
11 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.09%) Star Schema
12 4 (0.73%) DB2
13 2 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.55%) MSI
3 12 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.45%) Subversion
5 7 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (1.09%) InstallShield
6 6 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.91%) PowerDesigner
7 5 (0.91%) Selenium
8 4 (0.73%) WATIR
8 4 (0.73%) Maven
8 4 (0.73%) JUnit
8 4 (0.73%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.73%) TestDirector
8 4 (0.73%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (0.73%) RSpec
8 4 (0.73%) JBehave
8 4 (0.73%) Gradle
8 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 88 (16.00%) Finance
2 29 (5.27%) Banking
3 11 (2.00%) Publishing
4 8 (1.45%) Retail
5 6 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.55%) Local Government
7 3 (0.55%) Billing
7 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.55%) Advertising
8 2 (0.36%) Legal
8 2 (0.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 103 (18.73%) Analyst
2 93 (16.91%) Developer
3 33 (6.00%) Consultant
4 29 (5.27%) Support Analyst
5 25 (4.55%) Architect
6 22 (4.00%) .NET Developer
7 21 (3.82%) Project Manager
8 20 (3.64%) Wintel Engineer
9 18 (3.27%) Applications Packager
10 17 (3.09%) Desktop Support
11 16 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
11 16 (2.91%) Build Engineer
12 14 (2.55%) Administrator
12 14 (2.55%) Support Engineer
12 14 (2.55%) Applications Developer
13 11 (2.00%) Test Analyst
13 11 (2.00%) Applications Support
14 10 (1.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 10 (1.82%) Desktop Analyst
14 10 (1.82%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (18.18%) .NET
2 42 (7.64%) HTML
3 36 (6.55%) XML
4 26 (4.73%) ASP.NET
5 25 (4.55%) CSS
6 20 (3.64%) .NET Framework
7 19 (3.45%) Web Services
8 18 (3.27%) jQuery
9 17 (3.09%) Software Packaging
10 11 (2.00%) JSON
11 10 (1.82%) Application Packaging
11 10 (1.82%) WCF
12 9 (1.64%) HTML5
12 9 (1.64%) WPF
13 7 (1.27%) Apache Camel
13 7 (1.27%) XSLT
14 6 (1.09%) SOAP
14 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 5 (0.91%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.45%) Replication
2 20 (3.64%) Clustering
3 17 (3.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 13 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.45%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.45%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.09%) PKI
8 6 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.91%) CLARiiON
10 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.73%) GIS
10 4 (0.73%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.55%) PDA
12 2 (0.36%) NHS
12 2 (0.36%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.18%) Mobile Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 293 (53.27%) Windows
2 111 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 95 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (12.18%) Windows XP
6 36 (6.55%) Linux
7 25 (4.55%) AIX
8 21 (3.82%) Solaris
9 11 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.82%) UNIX
11 8 (1.45%) Windows Vista
11 8 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.91%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.36%) zOS
14 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.18%) Android
15 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (10.36%) ITIL
2 46 (8.36%) Project Management
3 36 (6.55%) Change Management
4 35 (6.36%) CRM
5 32 (5.82%) Migration
6 23 (4.18%) Workflow
7 20 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (3.64%) Data Management
7 20 (3.64%) Security Architecture
8 19 (3.45%) Test Scripting
8 19 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 19 (3.45%) OO
9 18 (3.27%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (3.09%) Scrum
10 17 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (2.73%) ETL
11 15 (2.73%) Service Management
12 14 (2.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 115 (20.91%) SQL
2 75 (13.64%) C#
3 56 (10.18%) PowerShell
4 40 (7.27%) VBScript
5 36 (6.55%) VB
6 31 (5.64%) JavaScript
7 28 (5.09%) Java
8 11 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.64%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.64%) VBA
10 7 (1.27%) XAML
11 6 (1.09%) C++
11 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.09%) Python
12 4 (0.73%) Groovy
13 3 (0.55%) XQuery
13 3 (0.55%) Perl
13 3 (0.55%) PHP
14 2 (0.36%) Korn
14 2 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 144 (26.18%) Security Cleared
2 129 (23.45%) SC Cleared
3 50 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (6.18%) Degree
5 12 (2.18%) ISEB
6 11 (2.00%) MCSE
6 11 (2.00%) MCP
7 9 (1.64%) MCSD
7 9 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.45%) MCTS
9 5 (0.91%) MCSA
9 5 (0.91%) MCITP
10 4 (0.73%) MCDST
10 4 (0.73%) PMP
10 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.36%) HNC
12 2 (0.36%) HND
12 2 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.00%) QA
2 19 (3.45%) SLA
3 8 (1.45%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 105 (19.09%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (3.45%) vSphere
5 16 (2.91%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.91%) XenApp
6 8 (1.45%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.36%) SRDF
10 2 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.18%) vCloud
11 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.18%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 55 (10.00%) SCCM
2 46 (8.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 33 (6.00%) Netcool
4 30 (5.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (2.91%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.82%) WMI
7 9 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (1.64%) WSUS
8 7 (1.27%) SCOM
8 7 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.09%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.91%) Legato
11 4 (0.73%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 4 (0.73%) Puppet
11 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.36%) CA SiteMinder
12 2 (0.36%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 68 (12.36%) VMware
2 58 (10.55%) HP
3 50 (9.09%) Oracle
4 44 (8.00%) Citrix
5 25 (4.55%) IBM
6 20 (3.64%) EMC
7 19 (3.45%) McAfee
8 18 (3.27%) Veritas
8 18 (3.27%) Dell
9 17 (3.09%) Altiris
9 17 (3.09%) Cisco
9 17 (3.09%) Symantec
10 10 (1.82%) NetApp
11 9 (1.64%) Lumension
11 9 (1.64%) Business Objects
11 9 (1.64%) Adobe
11 9 (1.64%) CommVault
12 8 (1.45%) CA
12 8 (1.45%) Sophos
13 7 (1.27%) SAP
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