Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 19 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 283 153 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.35% 6.87% 9.87%
As % of the Vendors category 28.64% 19.72% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 78 148
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £120 £115 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £479
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.68 £17.43 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.51% +10.21% -60.46%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.11 £12.34
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.75 £15.91
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.86 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% -55.94% +125.00%

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 988 776 1,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 32.64% 34.85% 40.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 403 572
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £213 £257 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £14.43 £23.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.24% +50.17% -51.34%
10th Percentile £10.70 £13.38 £11.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.31 £49.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.53% -23.61% +125.00%

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 16 July 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 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 98 (34.63%) Windows
2 87 (30.74%) Finance
3 76 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (24.03%) Active Directory
5 58 (20.49%) Microsoft Office
6 50 (17.67%) SQL Server
7 46 (16.25%) .NET
7 46 (16.25%) SQL
8 45 (15.90%) Banking
9 40 (14.13%) ITIL
10 38 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
11 37 (13.07%) Office 365
12 36 (12.72%) Project Management
13 35 (12.37%) C#
14 32 (11.31%) Migration
14 32 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (11.31%) Windows 10
15 30 (10.60%) Business Analysis
16 28 (9.89%) Windows 7
17 27 (9.54%) MS Visio
18 25 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (8.48%) VMware
19 24 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
20 23 (8.13%) SCCM
20 23 (8.13%) JavaScript
20 23 (8.13%) Microsoft Project
20 23 (8.13%) Scrum
20 23 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
21 22 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (7.77%) Linux

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 14 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.89%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.12%) IIS
4 6 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.06%) Confluence
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.71%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 58 (20.49%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (13.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (9.54%) MS Visio
4 23 (8.13%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.41%) assyst
3 3 (1.06%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.71%) Actimize
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.71%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.07%) Office 365
2 32 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.12%) PaaS
7 5 (1.77%) IaaS
7 5 (1.77%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.41%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.71%) npm
10 2 (0.71%) SaaS
11 1 (0.35%) Datadog
11 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.59%) DHCP
1 13 (4.59%) DNS
1 13 (4.59%) Skype
2 9 (3.18%) SAN
3 8 (2.83%) Firewall
3 8 (2.83%) VPN
4 7 (2.47%) LAN
5 5 (1.77%) Internet
5 5 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.77%) WAN
6 4 (1.41%) SSL
6 4 (1.41%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.41%) VoIP
7 3 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.71%) SMTP
9 1 (0.35%) HTTP
9 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.35%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.35%) MPLS
9 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.83%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.47%) Power BI
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.77%) MS Access
8 4 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.41%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.41%) Redis
9 3 (1.06%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.71%) MySQL
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.24%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.53%) Artifactory
3 10 (3.53%) TeamCity
4 9 (3.18%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.18%) JIRA
5 8 (2.83%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.83%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.83%) Selenium
5 8 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.77%) Maven
6 5 (1.77%) Subversion
7 4 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.41%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.41%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.06%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.06%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.71%) MSTest
General
1 87 (30.74%) Finance
2 45 (15.90%) Banking
3 7 (2.47%) Retail Banking
4 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.06%) Front Office
5 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (28.98%) Analyst
2 38 (13.43%) Developer
3 32 (11.31%) Business Analyst
4 29 (10.25%) Architect
5 24 (8.48%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.36%) Service Analyst
8 15 (5.30%) .NET Developer
8 15 (5.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (5.30%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.24%) Desktop Support
10 12 (4.24%) IT Analyst
11 9 (3.18%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 8 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.83%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.83%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.25%) .NET
2 20 (7.07%) ASP.NET
3 18 (6.36%) Web Services
4 11 (3.89%) AngularJS
5 10 (3.53%) .NET Framework
6 9 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (3.18%) CSS
6 9 (3.18%) Entity Framework
6 9 (3.18%) HTML
7 7 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.77%) Kafka
8 5 (1.77%) RxJS
8 5 (1.77%) XML
9 4 (1.41%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.41%) COM
9 4 (1.41%) jQuery
9 4 (1.41%) Middleware
9 4 (1.41%) SOAP
9 4 (1.41%) Swagger
10 3 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.18%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.83%) iPhone
4 7 (2.47%) User Experience
5 6 (2.12%) Clustering
6 5 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.77%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.41%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.41%) Minimum Viable Product
7 4 (1.41%) Replication
8 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.71%) PKI
9 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 98 (34.63%) Windows
2 32 (11.31%) Windows 10
3 28 (9.89%) Windows 7
4 22 (7.77%) Linux
5 21 (7.42%) Windows Server
5 21 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.53%) Windows 8
6 10 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.83%) Unix
8 7 (2.47%) Android
9 4 (1.41%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.71%) AIX
11 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.71%) zOS
12 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.35%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (14.13%) ITIL
3 36 (12.72%) Project Management
4 32 (11.31%) Migration
5 30 (10.60%) Business Analysis
6 25 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (8.13%) Scrum
8 21 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (6.71%) MVC
10 18 (6.36%) PRINCE2
11 17 (6.01%) CRM
11 17 (6.01%) DevOps
11 17 (6.01%) Incident Management
12 15 (5.30%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.95%) Test Automation
14 13 (4.59%) User Stories
15 12 (4.24%) Change Management
15 12 (4.24%) Service Management
16 11 (3.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.25%) SQL
2 35 (12.37%) C#
3 23 (8.13%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.36%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.59%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.89%) Java
7 9 (3.18%) Python
8 6 (2.12%) VBA
9 5 (1.77%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.06%) C
11 3 (1.06%) Perl
12 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.35%) Scala
13 1 (0.35%) VB
13 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (3.89%) APMP
2 6 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.06%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.71%) CISSP
4 2 (0.71%) Degree
4 2 (0.71%) MCP
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.35%) MBA
5 1 (0.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (3.53%) PMO
3 6 (2.12%) QA
3 6 (2.12%) SLA
4 4 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.06%) GCP
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 68 (24.03%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.95%) XenApp
4 11 (3.89%) Docker
4 11 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (3.89%) XenDesktop
5 10 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.77%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (1.06%) vSphere
8 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.35%) iptables
8 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (8.13%) SCCM
2 17 (6.01%) Puppet
3 16 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.59%) Ansible
5 11 (3.89%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.77%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.41%) OpenView
9 4 (1.41%) SCOM
9 4 (1.41%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.71%) Control-M
11 2 (0.71%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.71%) Terraform
12 1 (0.35%) Nagios
12 1 (0.35%) Netcool
12 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (8.48%) VMware
2 19 (6.71%) Citrix
3 17 (6.01%) Cisco
4 15 (5.30%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.53%) Oracle
6 7 (2.47%) Google
6 7 (2.47%) IBM
6 7 (2.47%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.12%) EMC
7 6 (2.12%) HP
7 6 (2.12%) Mitel
7 6 (2.12%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.77%) Veritas
9 4 (1.41%) Charles River
9 4 (1.41%) Symantec
10 3 (1.06%) CA
10 3 (1.06%) Splunk
10 3 (1.06%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.71%) Apple
11 2 (0.71%) BMC