Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 203 259 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.87% 9.02% 10.30%
As % of the Vendors category 22.94% 27.38% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 143 99
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +6.27%
10th Percentile £127 £191 £138
90th Percentile £538 £585 £480
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.50 £15.86 £15.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.56% +3.80% -22.65%
10th Percentile £16.80 £12.63 £14.70
90th Percentile £28.73 £20.94 £20.70
Scotland median hourly rate £16.18 £15.86 £15.89
% change year-on-year +2.02% -0.19% -6.53%

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 885 946 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 34.29% 32.96% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 550 406
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £225 £211
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 16
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £19.68 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.08% +0.92% -22.00%
10th Percentile £15.04 £12.82 £14.25
90th Percentile £28.30 £35.75 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +2.94%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 70 (34.48%) Finance
2 64 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (30.54%) Microsoft Office
4 54 (26.60%) Active Directory
5 52 (25.62%) Windows
6 49 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 40 (19.70%) SQL Server
8 36 (17.73%) SQL
9 35 (17.24%) Java
10 30 (14.78%) Banking
11 29 (14.29%) Office 365
12 26 (12.81%) .NET
13 24 (11.82%) DevOps
14 22 (10.84%) Windows 10
14 22 (10.84%) C#
15 21 (10.34%) JavaScript
16 20 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
17 19 (9.36%) ITIL
18 18 (8.87%) Citrix
18 18 (8.87%) Windows 7
18 18 (8.87%) Git (software)
18 18 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (8.87%) JIRA
19 17 (8.37%) SCCM
19 17 (8.37%) PowerShell
19 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
19 17 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (8.37%) VMware
19 17 (8.37%) Windows Server
20 16 (7.88%) Software Engineering

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 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.94%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.94%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.45%) IIS
5 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.46%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.97%) Apache
7 4 (1.97%) Confluence
8 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.99%) CMS
9 2 (0.99%) JBoss
9 2 (0.99%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.99%) SAS
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 62 (30.54%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (4.93%) MS Visio
5 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (1.48%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.49%) Actimize
3 1 (0.49%) assyst
3 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 49 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (14.29%) Office 365
3 20 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.42%) SaaS
5 8 (3.94%) OpenShift
6 6 (2.96%) Datadog
7 4 (1.97%) IaaS
8 3 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.48%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.48%) PaaS
9 2 (0.99%) Apigee
9 2 (0.99%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.99%) NuGet
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.94%) Skype
2 6 (2.96%) DHCP
2 6 (2.96%) DNS
3 5 (2.46%) Firewall
3 5 (2.46%) NetScaler
3 5 (2.46%) VPN
4 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.48%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.48%) LAN
5 3 (1.48%) SAN
5 3 (1.48%) SSL
6 2 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.99%) Network Security
7 1 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.93%) Flink
3 8 (3.94%) Power BI
3 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.97%) Big Data
5 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.48%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.99%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon QuickSight
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (8.87%) Git (software)
1 18 (8.87%) JIRA
1 18 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (6.40%) TeamCity
2 13 (6.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (4.93%) Selenium
4 9 (4.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (4.43%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.94%) IBM UrbanCode
6 7 (3.45%) Artifactory
6 7 (3.45%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.96%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.96%) Zephyr
8 5 (2.46%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.46%) JUnit
8 5 (2.46%) Maven
9 4 (1.97%) FishEye
9 4 (1.97%) Hudson
General
1 70 (34.48%) Finance
2 30 (14.78%) Banking
3 5 (2.46%) Back Office
3 5 (2.46%) Law
4 3 (1.48%) Advertising
4 3 (1.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Games
5 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (21.18%) Analyst
2 33 (16.26%) Developer
3 18 (8.87%) Architect
4 14 (6.90%) IT Support
5 11 (5.42%) Business Analyst
5 11 (5.42%) Java Developer
5 11 (5.42%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (5.42%) Support Analyst
6 10 (4.93%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.43%) IT Analyst
8 8 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.94%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Lead Business Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Office 365 Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.81%) .NET
2 12 (5.91%) REST
2 12 (5.91%) Web Services
3 11 (5.42%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.42%) XML
4 10 (4.93%) JSON
5 9 (4.43%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.43%) Kafka
6 8 (3.94%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (3.45%) SOAP
8 6 (2.96%) Java EE
8 6 (2.96%) jQuery
9 5 (2.46%) Spring
10 4 (1.97%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.97%) HTML
10 4 (1.97%) J2EE
10 4 (1.97%) RESTful
11 3 (1.48%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (1.48%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.96%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.46%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.48%) iPad
6 3 (1.48%) iPhone
6 3 (1.48%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.48%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.99%) Replication
7 2 (0.99%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Clustering
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.49%) Social Media
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.62%) Windows
2 22 (10.84%) Windows 10
3 18 (8.87%) Windows 7
4 17 (8.37%) Windows Server
5 13 (6.40%) Linux
6 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.94%) Unix
8 7 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.96%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.96%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.46%) Android
10 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.99%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.49%) VMS
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (11.82%) DevOps
3 19 (9.36%) ITIL
4 17 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (7.88%) Business Analysis
5 16 (7.88%) Software Engineering
6 15 (7.39%) Asset Management
6 15 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (6.40%) Project Management
8 12 (5.91%) Analytics
8 12 (5.91%) Migration
8 12 (5.91%) Scrum
9 10 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (4.43%) Coaching
10 9 (4.43%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.43%) Kanban
10 9 (4.43%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.94%) ITSM
12 7 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.73%) SQL
2 35 (17.24%) Java
3 22 (10.84%) C#
4 21 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.37%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.43%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.96%) VBA
8 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.97%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.48%) XPath
10 2 (0.99%) Groovy
10 2 (0.99%) Perl
10 2 (0.99%) Python
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) C
11 1 (0.49%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) Delphi
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.49%) VB
11 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.97%) Degree
3 3 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.48%) MCSE
4 2 (0.99%) APMP
4 2 (0.99%) MCP
5 1 (0.49%) CISSP
5 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MOS
5 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.96%) PMO
1 6 (2.96%) SLA
2 5 (2.46%) QA
3 3 (1.48%) GDPR
4 2 (0.99%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (26.60%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.93%) Docker
4 7 (3.45%) XenApp
4 7 (3.45%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.97%) XenServer
7 3 (1.48%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.48%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (8.37%) SCCM
2 10 (4.93%) Ansible
3 8 (3.94%) Puppet
4 7 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.96%) Nagios
6 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.48%) Terraform
8 2 (0.99%) SCOM
9 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.49%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.49%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (8.87%) Citrix
2 17 (8.37%) VMware
3 14 (6.90%) Oracle
4 12 (5.91%) Charles River
5 10 (4.93%) IBM
6 6 (2.96%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.96%) Google
6 6 (2.96%) Micro Focus
6 6 (2.96%) New Relic
6 6 (2.96%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.96%) Splunk
7 3 (1.48%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.48%) Apple
7 3 (1.48%) F5
7 3 (1.48%) Informatica
7 3 (1.48%) Symantec
7 3 (1.48%) Tableau
8 2 (0.99%) Brocade
8 2 (0.99%) Dell
8 2 (0.99%) HP