The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Developer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 89 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.066% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.069% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £351 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.54% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £354
% change year-on-year +4.68% +13.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.75 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 872 1454 1389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.68% 95.78% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 795 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Microsoft Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Microsoft Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Developer in Edinburgh

Microsoft Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Developer in Edinburgh

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Microsoft Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Microsoft Developer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) MDX
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

Microsoft Developer Skill Set
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP
3 1 (33.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft