The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 3.23% 5.88% 19.57%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 14.29% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £258 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +3.44%
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 West Lothian region.

Vendors Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 25.81% 41.18% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Median daily rate £388 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Lothian region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Livingston +5 1 - - 1
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 19 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) GIS
1 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (66.67%) QGIS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
1 2 (66.67%) QGIS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) GIS Operator
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) VMware