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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 4.76% 6.76% 8.22%
As % of the Vendors category 11.54% 16.67% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £330 £108 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.97% -57.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.14 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.89% -20.36%
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 West Lothian region.

Vendors Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 41.27% 40.54% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 7
Average daily rate £385 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.14 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.89% -20.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 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
Livingston -2 2 £330 +206.97% 1
Bathgate - 1 - -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (40.00%) QGIS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) vRealize
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Development
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
1 2 (40.00%) QGIS
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) GIS Operator
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) ETL Development
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware