The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scottish Borders region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 14.29% 50.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 77.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £105 £118 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Microsoft
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders region.

Vendors Category
Scottish Borders
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 28.57% 64.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £328 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Scottish Borders region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Scottish Borders region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Scottish Borders region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the Scottish Borders

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Scottish Borders region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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
Melrose +3 1 £105 -10.63%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scottish Borders 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scottish Borders 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Officer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory