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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.88% 11.43% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 15.79% 21.05% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
38 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 37.25% 54.29% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 25
Average daily rate £330 £376 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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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
Livingston -7 6 £290 +45.00%
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Node.js
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
3 3 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) CMDB
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Intranet
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 3 (30.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Development Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (30.00%) HTML5
1 3 (30.00%) CSS3
1 3 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) Trend Micro
1 1 (10.00%) Twitter