Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 21 12
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 270 174 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.08% 6.60% 9.60%
As % of the Vendors category 27.86% 19.02% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 85 122
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £119 £201 £227
90th Percentile £525 £575 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £13.82 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.76% -12.61% -60.46%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.16 £12.34
90th Percentile £35.00 £16.68 £15.91
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £35.50
% change year-on-year - -55.32% +144.83%

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 969 915 1,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 32.59% 34.71% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 507 521
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £263 £255
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 £23.75 £29.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.74% -18.55% -10.08%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.48 £11.45
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.39 £49.13
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% -30.56% +135.99%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 87 (32.22%) Windows
2 79 (29.26%) Finance
3 75 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
5 55 (20.37%) Active Directory
6 51 (18.89%) SQL Server
7 50 (18.52%) Banking
8 45 (16.67%) SQL
9 41 (15.19%) .NET
10 40 (14.81%) Office 365
11 37 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (12.96%) Windows 10
13 34 (12.59%) C#
13 34 (12.59%) Microsoft Excel
14 32 (11.85%) ITIL
15 31 (11.48%) Migration
16 29 (10.74%) JavaScript
16 29 (10.74%) Project Management
17 27 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
18 23 (8.52%) MS Visio
18 23 (8.52%) VMware
18 23 (8.52%) Business Analysis
18 23 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (8.52%) DevOps
19 22 (8.15%) Windows 7
19 22 (8.15%) Java
20 21 (7.78%) Git (software)
20 21 (7.78%) SCCM
21 20 (7.41%) Web Services
21 20 (7.41%) ASP.NET

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 11 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.96%) IIS
4 6 (2.22%) Confluence
5 4 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.11%) Apache
6 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.11%) SAS
7 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.37%) Mendix
8 1 (0.37%) nginx
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (12.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (8.52%) MS Visio
4 17 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.48%) assyst
3 3 (1.11%) Actimize
4 2 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.37%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.81%) Office 365
2 37 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (2.59%) IaaS
4 7 (2.59%) OpenShift
5 6 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.22%) PaaS
6 4 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.48%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.11%) Datadog
7 3 (1.11%) SaaS
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.74%) npm
9 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.07%) DNS
1 11 (4.07%) Skype
2 10 (3.70%) DHCP
3 8 (2.96%) Firewall
4 6 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.48%) LAN
5 4 (1.48%) SAN
5 4 (1.48%) SMTP
5 4 (1.48%) SSL
6 3 (1.11%) Internet
6 3 (1.11%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.11%) VoIP
6 3 (1.11%) VPN
7 2 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.74%) WAN
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.37%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.37%) Network Security
8 1 (0.37%) SSH
8 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (2.22%) MS Access
5 5 (1.85%) Power BI
6 4 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.48%) Couchbase
6 4 (1.48%) Redis
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.11%) Flink
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.19%) JIRA
2 14 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.81%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.07%) Selenium
4 11 (4.07%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.70%) Artifactory
5 10 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 10 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.59%) Maven
7 6 (2.22%) IBM UrbanCode
7 6 (2.22%) JUnit
7 6 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.22%) Subversion
8 5 (1.85%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.48%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.48%) NUnit
9 4 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 79 (29.26%) Finance
2 50 (18.52%) Banking
3 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.74%) Advertising
5 2 (0.74%) Legal
5 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Front Office
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (22.96%) Analyst
2 34 (12.59%) Developer
3 25 (9.26%) Architect
4 21 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.93%) Service Analyst
5 16 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.44%) Desktop Support
9 12 (4.44%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.07%) .NET Developer
10 11 (4.07%) IT Analyst
11 10 (3.70%) IT Support
12 9 (3.33%) Consultant
12 9 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.19%) .NET
2 20 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 20 (7.41%) Web Services
3 10 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 10 (3.70%) JSON
4 9 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.33%) SOAP
5 7 (2.59%) Java EE
5 7 (2.59%) REST
5 7 (2.59%) XML
6 6 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (2.22%) Entity Framework
6 6 (2.22%) HTML
6 6 (2.22%) Kafka
7 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.85%) CSS
7 5 (1.85%) RxJS
8 4 (1.48%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.48%) COM
8 4 (1.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.59%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.85%) iPhone
4 5 (1.85%) Replication
4 5 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.85%) User Experience
5 4 (1.48%) Clustering
5 4 (1.48%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.11%) DataPower
6 3 (1.11%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.37%) Fintech
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (32.22%) Windows
2 35 (12.96%) Windows 10
3 22 (8.15%) Windows 7
4 20 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 19 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.56%) Linux
7 8 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.59%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.22%) Android
9 6 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.22%) Unix
10 5 (1.85%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.48%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (11.85%) ITIL
3 31 (11.48%) Migration
4 29 (10.74%) Project Management
5 23 (8.52%) Business Analysis
5 23 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (8.52%) DevOps
6 20 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (6.30%) Scrum
7 17 (6.30%) Test Automation
8 16 (5.93%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.19%) User Stories
10 13 (4.81%) CRM
10 13 (4.81%) MVC
10 13 (4.81%) OO
10 13 (4.81%) PRINCE2
11 12 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (4.07%) Data Modelling
12 11 (4.07%) Software Engineering
12 11 (4.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.67%) SQL
2 34 (12.59%) C#
3 29 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 22 (8.15%) Java
5 19 (7.04%) PowerShell
6 15 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.96%) Python
8 6 (2.22%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.22%) VBA
9 5 (1.85%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.48%) Perl
11 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.11%) C
12 2 (0.74%) Groovy
12 2 (0.74%) VB
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.37%) Scala
13 1 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (2.59%) APMP
1 7 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.11%) Degree
3 3 (1.11%) MCP
3 3 (1.11%) MCSE
4 2 (0.74%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.37%) CISSP
5 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.70%) PMO
2 9 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.22%) QA
4 3 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.74%) GCP
6 1 (0.37%) GDPR
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.44%) Docker
4 10 (3.70%) XenApp
5 9 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.96%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.85%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.74%) vSphere
10 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.37%) iptables
10 1 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (7.78%) SCCM
2 17 (6.30%) Puppet
3 14 (5.19%) Ansible
3 14 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.85%) SCOM
6 5 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.48%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.48%) OpenView
7 4 (1.48%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.11%) Nagios
9 2 (0.74%) Control-M
9 2 (0.74%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.74%) Terraform
10 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.37%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (8.52%) VMware
2 19 (7.04%) Citrix
3 10 (3.70%) Oracle
4 8 (2.96%) Cisco
4 8 (2.96%) Google
4 8 (2.96%) IBM
4 8 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.59%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.22%) HP
6 6 (2.22%) Symantec
7 5 (1.85%) Mitel
7 5 (1.85%) SolarWinds
7 5 (1.85%) Veritas
8 4 (1.48%) CA
8 4 (1.48%) Splunk
9 3 (1.11%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.11%) Apple
9 3 (1.11%) Charles River
9 3 (1.11%) EMC
9 3 (1.11%) New Relic