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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 14 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.77% 1.64% 3.17%
As % of the Vendors category 19.23% 3.85% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £323 £330 £108
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +206.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
26 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 45.61% 42.62% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 6
Median daily rate £325 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £334 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £430 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +1 5 £323 -2.27% 2
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Android
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (28.57%) Android Development
5 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Ajax
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Android Development
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) VMware