Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 114 119
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.66% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.07% 3.33% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £245 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.96% -14.78% -21.02%
10th Percentile £183 £132 £247
90th Percentile £488 £262 £413
Scotland median daily rate £328 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +2.34% +6.67% -11.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £19.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -35.06% +94.94% +25.24%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 313 300 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.83% 14.06% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 130 184
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £212 £236 £237
90th Percentile £538 £578 £488
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +126.67% +18.90%
10th Percentile £10.73 £14.80 £12.60
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £37.30
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £27.44
% change year-on-year -21.68% +30.28% +50.36%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) MCSE
4 9 (47.37%) ITIL
5 8 (42.11%) MCSA
5 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (36.84%) Skype
6 7 (36.84%) Skype for Business
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) EMC
7 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
7 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (26.32%) PaaS
8 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
8 5 (26.32%) SCOM
8 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) .NET
8 5 (26.32%) SAN
8 5 (26.32%) Lotus
8 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
8 5 (26.32%) EMC VNX
8 5 (26.32%) IaaS
9 4 (21.05%) SignalR

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 7 (36.84%) Skype for Business
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) IBM Domino
4 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
5 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) IaaS
2 5 (26.32%) PaaS
3 3 (15.79%) Mimecast
4 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (10.53%) Office 365
5 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Skype
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.53%) CTI
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Redis
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Development Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Development Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Development Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) UI Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
2 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
2 4 (21.05%) SignalR
3 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.53%) Angular 2
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (10.53%) LESS
4 2 (10.53%) OAuth2
4 2 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (10.53%) React
4 2 (10.53%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) RESTful
4 2 (10.53%) Sass
4 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (10.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) EMC VNX
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (21.05%) N-Tier
3 3 (15.79%) User Experience
4 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
4 2 (10.53%) Blog
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
4 4 (21.05%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (21.05%) OOD
4 4 (21.05%) OOP
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Use Case
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) ES6
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
3 2 (10.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) MCSE
2 8 (42.11%) MCSA
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) MCSD
4 2 (10.53%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) EMC
4 5 (26.32%) Lotus
5 3 (15.79%) ServiceNow
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) Avaya
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) CommVault
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Sophos