Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 13 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 276 160 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.84% 8.67% 9.18%
As % of the Vendors category 30.84% 22.66% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 92 125
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +12.61%
10th Percentile £131 £197 £263
90th Percentile £550 £523 £495
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £17.43 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.30% -30.28% -37.50%
Scotland median hourly rate £15.93 £15.86 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.44% -36.56% +56.25%

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 895 706 1,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 31.90% 38.27% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 376 548
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -4.91% +8.67%
10th Percentile £207 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £528 £550
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.86 £25.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.56% -35.90% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £14.25 £18.70
90th Percentile £42.50 £52.17 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £19.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.94% -48.67% +108.33%

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 23 April 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 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 104 (37.68%) Windows
2 90 (32.61%) Finance
3 83 (30.07%) Active Directory
4 63 (22.83%) Microsoft Office
5 60 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (16.30%) SQL Server
7 44 (15.94%) Project Management
8 42 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 41 (14.86%) Windows 7
10 40 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (14.13%) SQL
12 37 (13.41%) .NET
13 36 (13.04%) Windows 10
14 35 (12.68%) ITIL
14 35 (12.68%) VMware
14 35 (12.68%) PowerShell
15 34 (12.32%) SCCM
15 34 (12.32%) C#
15 34 (12.32%) Microsoft Excel
16 33 (11.96%) Windows Server
17 32 (11.59%) MS Visio
17 32 (11.59%) Business Analysis
18 31 (11.23%) Microsoft Project
19 29 (10.51%) Office 365
19 29 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (10.14%) Banking
21 27 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
21 27 (9.78%) Disclosure Scotland
22 26 (9.42%) Citrix
23 25 (9.06%) Migration

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 18 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.09%) CMS
7 3 (1.09%) IIS
7 3 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.72%) Confluence
8 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 63 (22.83%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (12.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (11.59%) MS Visio
4 31 (11.23%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) assyst
2 3 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.72%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.36%) Actimize
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.51%) Office 365
3 17 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.45%) PaaS
8 3 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.72%) G Suite
9 2 (0.72%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.36%) npm
10 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.80%) SAN
2 15 (5.43%) DHCP
2 15 (5.43%) DNS
3 12 (4.35%) Internet
4 9 (3.26%) Skype
4 9 (3.26%) VPN
5 8 (2.90%) LAN
6 7 (2.54%) Unified Communications
6 7 (2.54%) WAN
7 6 (2.17%) Firewall
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (0.72%) DMZ
8 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.72%) Network Security
8 2 (0.72%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.72%) VLAN
8 2 (0.72%) Wireless
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.26%) Power BI
4 9 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.54%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.45%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) MS Access
9 1 (0.36%) MySQL
9 1 (0.36%) OLAP
9 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.90%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.54%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.17%) JIRA
5 4 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.09%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.09%) Selenium
7 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.72%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.72%) NUnit
7 2 (0.72%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.72%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.36%) Ant
8 1 (0.36%) Appium
8 1 (0.36%) Gatling
8 1 (0.36%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.36%) Protractor
General
1 90 (32.61%) Finance
2 28 (10.14%) Banking
3 8 (2.90%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.45%) Legal
5 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.72%) Front Office
6 2 (0.72%) Local Government
6 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 80 (28.99%) Analyst
2 37 (13.41%) Developer
3 35 (12.68%) Business Analyst
4 25 (9.06%) Architect
4 25 (9.06%) Project Manager
5 21 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (5.80%) .NET Developer
7 13 (4.71%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (3.99%) Administrator
9 11 (3.99%) Desktop Support
9 11 (3.99%) IT Analyst
10 10 (3.62%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (3.26%) Service Analyst
12 8 (2.90%) Agile Business Analyst
12 8 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.54%) Banking Analyst
13 7 (2.54%) CRM Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.41%) .NET
2 18 (6.52%) Web Services
3 15 (5.43%) ASP.NET
4 14 (5.07%) .NET Framework
5 13 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (4.71%) Entity Framework
6 10 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.62%) XML
7 9 (3.26%) CSS
7 9 (3.26%) HTML
8 8 (2.90%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.90%) jQuery
8 8 (2.90%) SignalR
9 4 (1.45%) Middleware
10 3 (1.09%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.09%) J2EE
10 3 (1.09%) REST
10 3 (1.09%) RESTful
10 3 (1.09%) RxJS
10 3 (1.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.71%) Virtual Team
3 11 (3.99%) iPhone
4 10 (3.62%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.90%) User Experience
6 7 (2.54%) EMC VNX
7 6 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.81%) PKI
8 5 (1.81%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.45%) Clustering
9 4 (1.45%) iPad
9 4 (1.45%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.68%) Windows
2 41 (14.86%) Windows 7
3 40 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 33 (11.96%) Windows Server
6 29 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (7.25%) Linux
8 16 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.43%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.62%) Android
11 5 (1.81%) Unix
12 2 (0.72%) AIX
12 2 (0.72%) NetWare
12 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.72%) zOS
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (15.94%) Project Management
3 35 (12.68%) ITIL
4 32 (11.59%) Business Analysis
5 27 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (9.06%) Migration
7 24 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 24 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (7.61%) Configuration Management
9 20 (7.25%) PRINCE2
9 20 (7.25%) Scrum
10 19 (6.88%) Incident Management
11 18 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.52%) MVC
12 17 (6.16%) User Stories
13 13 (4.71%) Change Management
13 13 (4.71%) CRM
13 13 (4.71%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.71%) Validation
14 12 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.13%) SQL
2 35 (12.68%) PowerShell
3 34 (12.32%) C#
4 21 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.62%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.26%) Java
6 9 (3.26%) Ruby
7 5 (1.81%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.81%) Python
8 4 (1.45%) C
8 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.09%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.72%) VBA
11 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (4.71%) APMP
2 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.81%) MCP
3 5 (1.81%) MCSE
4 4 (1.45%) Degree
5 3 (1.09%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.72%) CCNA
6 2 (0.72%) CCNP
6 2 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.72%) CISSP
6 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.36%) MBA
7 1 (0.36%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 21 (7.61%) PMO
3 5 (1.81%) QA
3 5 (1.81%) SLA
4 4 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.09%) GCP
6 2 (0.72%) COBIT
6 2 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 83 (30.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.52%) XenApp
4 16 (5.80%) vSphere
5 14 (5.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (5.07%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.90%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.45%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.09%) Docker
9 3 (1.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 34 (12.32%) SCCM
2 17 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (6.16%) Puppet
3 14 (5.07%) Ansible
4 5 (1.81%) SCOM
5 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.09%) AppDNA
6 3 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.09%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.72%) Packer
8 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.36%) TADDM
8 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (12.68%) VMware
2 26 (9.42%) Citrix
3 22 (7.97%) Cisco
4 11 (3.99%) Google
5 9 (3.26%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.90%) IBM
6 8 (2.90%) Oracle
7 6 (2.17%) EMC
7 6 (2.17%) Mitel
8 5 (1.81%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.81%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.45%) Charles River
9 4 (1.45%) HP
9 4 (1.45%) Pega
9 4 (1.45%) Riverbed
9 4 (1.45%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.09%) CA
10 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.09%) Tableau