Period
to 8 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 8 July 2020 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 12 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 111 204 289
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.13% 8.60% 9.51%
As % of the Vendors category 28.17% 24.37% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 116 176
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -
10th Percentile £118 £161 £120
90th Percentile £533 £544 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £359 £363
% change year-on-year +7.94% -0.97% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Median hourly rate £18.49 £15.86 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.58% +15.94% -13.75%
10th Percentile £18.24 £15.04 £10.58
90th Percentile £18.74 £22.88 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.86 £15.75
% change year-on-year +26.10% +0.70% +1.16%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Edinburgh.

All Vendors
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 394 837 1,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.95% 35.27% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 426 559
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £213
90th Percentile £581 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.68 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.83% +15.59% -42.28%
Median hourly rate £23.36 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +33.46% +11.11% -42.73%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 51 (45.95%) Office 365
3 44 (39.64%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 33 (29.73%) SharePoint
6 32 (28.83%) Finance
7 31 (27.93%) Public Sector
8 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
9 27 (24.32%) Azure
10 26 (23.42%) Migration
11 25 (22.52%) PowerShell
12 24 (21.62%) SQL
12 24 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Excel
14 22 (19.82%) Windows 7
15 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
16 20 (18.02%) Information Security
17 19 (17.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 18 (16.22%) OneDrive
19 17 (15.32%) GDPR
19 17 (15.32%) VBA
20 16 (14.41%) .NET
20 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
20 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
20 16 (14.41%) Banking
20 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
21 15 (13.51%) C#
22 14 (12.61%) ITIL
22 14 (12.61%) Citrix
22 14 (12.61%) Data Analysis

Microsoft
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 33 (29.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.91%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.11%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.50%) IIS
5 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.80%) Confluence
7 2 (1.80%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (1.80%) SAS
8 1 (0.90%) Apache
8 1 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.90%) JBoss
8 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (39.64%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (17.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 51 (45.95%) Office 365
2 27 (24.32%) Azure
3 18 (16.22%) OneDrive
4 9 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.41%) Power Platform
5 6 (5.41%) PowerApps
6 5 (4.50%) AWS
7 4 (3.60%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.80%) Yammer
9 1 (0.90%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.90%) IaaS
9 1 (0.90%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.81%) Skype
2 5 (4.50%) Firewall
3 4 (3.60%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (2.70%) SAN
4 3 (2.70%) VPN
4 3 (2.70%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.80%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.80%) VLAN
5 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.90%) DNS
6 1 (0.90%) Network Security
6 1 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.90%) WAN
6 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Fiddler
1 3 (2.70%) GitLab
1 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.70%) JIRA
1 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.90%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.90%) Cypress.io
2 1 (0.90%) Protractor
2 1 (0.90%) Selenium
2 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 1 (0.90%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (28.83%) Finance
2 31 (27.93%) Public Sector
3 16 (14.41%) Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Housing Association
5 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Analyst
2 18 (16.22%) Consultant
3 12 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (10.81%) Technical Consultant
4 11 (9.91%) Desktop Support
4 11 (9.91%) Office 365 Consultant
5 10 (9.01%) Citrix Support
6 9 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Developer
8 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 7 (6.31%) Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Deskside Support
10 5 (4.50%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) .NET
2 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.50%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.50%) CSS
4 5 (4.50%) jQuery
5 4 (3.60%) .NET Core
5 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.60%) HTML
6 3 (2.70%) ADO.NET
6 3 (2.70%) Entity Framework
6 3 (2.70%) Node.js
6 3 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.70%) XML
7 2 (1.80%) Ajax
7 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.80%) Web Services
8 1 (0.90%) Java EE
8 1 (0.90%) JPA
8 1 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.50%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.60%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.60%) Clustering
4 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.70%) CMDB
5 3 (2.70%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.80%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) iPad
7 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 37 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 22 (19.82%) Windows 7
4 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
5 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.50%) Android
9 4 (3.60%) Solaris
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.80%) Linux
11 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) Migration
2 24 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (18.02%) Information Security
4 16 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (12.61%) Collaborative Working
5 14 (12.61%) Data Analysis
5 14 (12.61%) ITIL
6 9 (8.11%) DevOps
7 7 (6.31%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (6.31%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (6.31%) MVC
7 7 (6.31%) Project Delivery
7 7 (6.31%) Project Management
8 6 (5.41%) Application Packaging
8 6 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.60%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.60%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.60%) Service Management
9 4 (3.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.52%) PowerShell
2 24 (21.62%) SQL
3 17 (15.32%) VBA
4 15 (13.51%) C#
5 6 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.60%) C
6 4 (3.60%) VBScript
7 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.80%) Java
8 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.90%) Perl
9 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Degree
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.70%) CEH
3 3 (2.70%) CISM
3 3 (2.70%) CISSP
3 3 (2.70%) MCP
3 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.80%) APMP
4 2 (1.80%) CCIE
4 2 (1.80%) CCNP
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.80%) HND
4 2 (1.80%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) GDPR
2 8 (7.21%) SLA
3 7 (6.31%) QA
4 6 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (3.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (2.70%) PMO
7 2 (1.80%) NCSC
System Software
1 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.81%) XenApp
3 11 (9.91%) XenDesktop
4 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (7.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (2.70%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.90%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) SCCM
2 5 (4.50%) Terraform
2 5 (4.50%) WSUS
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.60%) SCOM
4 3 (2.70%) Ansible
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.90%) Puppet
6 1 (0.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Citrix
2 9 (8.11%) Cisco
2 9 (8.11%) VMware
3 6 (5.41%) Oracle
4 5 (4.50%) EMC
5 4 (3.60%) F5
5 4 (3.60%) NetApp
5 4 (3.60%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.70%) Adobe
6 3 (2.70%) CA
6 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.70%) Dell
6 3 (2.70%) Fortinet
6 3 (2.70%) HP
6 3 (2.70%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.70%) Juniper
6 3 (2.70%) Lumension
6 3 (2.70%) Sophos
6 3 (2.70%) Symantec
6 3 (2.70%) Telerik