The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 92 80
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.52% 4.69% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £600 £285 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.52% +80.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +30.05%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 138 128 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 11.36% 9.67% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 77
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +32.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (46.15%) Migration
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (38.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (38.46%) Moq
4 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
4 5 (38.46%) Modernizr
4 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (38.46%) gulp
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) XSLT
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
4 5 (38.46%) Financial Institution
4 5 (38.46%) MVC

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) gulp
1 5 (38.46%) Moq
1 5 (38.46%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
1 5 (38.46%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Database Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) jQuery
2 5 (38.46%) LINQ
2 5 (38.46%) Modernizr
2 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
1 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
4 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
4 3 (23.08%) Statistics
5 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Patching
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security
6 1 (7.69%) ISMS
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.69%) SFIA
6 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCITP
1 5 (38.46%) MCTS
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) MCSA
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) MCDBA
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) CA
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco