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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 10.71% 13.64% 5.26%
As % of the Vendors category 15.00% 33.33% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
20 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 71.43% 40.91% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 12
Average daily rate £378 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 3 £200 -42.85% 3
Linlithgow - - - -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 24 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Wiki

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
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