Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 221 217 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.58% 9.99% 6.83%
As % of the Vendors category 22.39% 23.95% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 116 106
Edinburgh median daily rate £381 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% +9.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £133 £170 £156
90th Percentile £581 £469 £504
Scotland median daily rate £340 £330 £314
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.18% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £14.43 £15.82 £19.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.76% -19.94% +25.27%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.00 £11.86
90th Percentile £22.18 £20.63 £25.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.31 £19.00 £14.51
% change year-on-year -19.45% +30.99% +4.58%

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 987 906 1012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 33.85% 41.71% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 478 488
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £242 £230 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £518
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +10.71% -1.41% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £19.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -1.29% +25.27%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.15 £10.65
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.07 £34.57
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £18.25 £14.51
% change year-on-year +36.99% +25.78% -8.66%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 93 (42.08%) Windows
2 77 (34.84%) Active Directory
3 62 (28.05%) Finance
4 53 (23.98%) Windows Server
5 52 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 49 (22.17%) VMware
7 45 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
8 43 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (19.00%) ITIL
10 37 (16.74%) PowerShell
11 36 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 36 (16.29%) Project Management
11 36 (16.29%) SQL
12 34 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (14.03%) Office 365
14 29 (13.12%) SharePoint
15 27 (12.22%) Linux
15 27 (12.22%) Windows 7
15 27 (12.22%) Disclosure Scotland
16 26 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (11.76%) Banking
17 25 (11.31%) SCCM
17 25 (11.31%) vSphere
18 24 (10.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (10.86%) .NET
19 22 (9.95%) T-SQL
19 22 (9.95%) Citrix
20 21 (9.50%) Opscode Chef

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 29 (13.12%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.24%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.79%) IIS
4 8 (3.62%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.71%) Apache
7 5 (2.26%) JBoss
8 4 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.45%) Moodle
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.45%) SAS
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.14%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) assyst
3 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.45%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.45%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (14.03%) Office 365
3 12 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (4.07%) IaaS
4 9 (4.07%) PaaS
5 7 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.90%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.69%) Firewall
2 13 (5.88%) DNS
3 12 (5.43%) SAN
3 12 (5.43%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.52%) DHCP
5 9 (4.07%) NetScaler
6 6 (2.71%) Skype
7 5 (2.26%) Network Security
8 4 (1.81%) BIG-IP
8 4 (1.81%) LDAP
9 3 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.36%) Internet
9 3 (1.36%) Intranet
9 3 (1.36%) LAN
10 2 (0.90%) CTI
10 2 (0.90%) DMZ
10 2 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.90%) VPN
10 2 (0.90%) WAN
10 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.24%) SQL Server 2012
2 16 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.52%) PowerPivot
5 10 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.07%) Power BI
7 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.90%) Redis
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.71%) Maven
3 5 (2.26%) JIRA
3 5 (2.26%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.90%) NUnit
5 2 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.90%) Redmine
5 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.45%) Appium
6 1 (0.45%) Gatling
6 1 (0.45%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.45%) JUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Protractor
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.45%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.45%) TestNG
General
1 62 (28.05%) Finance
2 26 (11.76%) Banking
3 4 (1.81%) Back Office
3 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.36%) Legal
5 2 (0.90%) Local Government
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Law
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (18.55%) Analyst
2 29 (13.12%) Developer
3 21 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (9.50%) Project Manager
4 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (4.98%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.52%) Architect
6 10 (4.52%) Consultant
7 9 (4.07%) Administrator
7 9 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (4.07%) IT Support
7 9 (4.07%) SQL Developer
7 9 (4.07%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Developer
9 7 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.71%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (2.26%) IT Analyst
11 5 (2.26%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.86%) .NET
2 12 (5.43%) XML
3 8 (3.62%) HTML
3 8 (3.62%) RESTful
4 7 (3.17%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.17%) jQuery
4 7 (3.17%) SOAP
4 7 (3.17%) XSLT
5 6 (2.71%) Ajax
5 6 (2.71%) CSS
5 6 (2.71%) Java EE
6 5 (2.26%) EJB
6 5 (2.26%) EJB 3.0
6 5 (2.26%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.26%) JPA
6 5 (2.26%) REST
6 5 (2.26%) Web Services
7 4 (1.81%) JSON
7 4 (1.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.62%) Clustering
3 8 (3.62%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.17%) PKI
5 6 (2.71%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.26%) DataPower
6 5 (2.26%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.81%) Replication
7 4 (1.81%) User Experience
8 3 (1.36%) Blog
8 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.36%) iPhone
9 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (42.08%) Windows
2 53 (23.98%) Windows Server
3 43 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (12.22%) Linux
5 27 (12.22%) Windows 7
6 24 (10.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (8.60%) Windows 10
8 8 (3.62%) Unix
8 8 (3.62%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.81%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.36%) Android
11 3 (1.36%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.00%) ITIL
3 36 (16.29%) Project Management
4 26 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (8.60%) Migration
6 18 (8.14%) Configuration Management
6 18 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (6.33%) Business Analysis
8 14 (6.33%) PRINCE2
9 13 (5.88%) Change Control
9 13 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (5.88%) DevOps
9 13 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 13 (5.88%) Scrum
10 12 (5.43%) Asset Management
10 12 (5.43%) Validation
11 10 (4.52%) Coaching
11 10 (4.52%) MVC
12 9 (4.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.74%) PowerShell
2 36 (16.29%) SQL
3 22 (9.95%) T-SQL
4 14 (6.33%) C#
5 13 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.88%) Ruby
6 11 (4.98%) Java
7 7 (3.17%) Perl
7 7 (3.17%) VBScript
8 5 (2.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (1.81%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.81%) VBA
10 3 (1.36%) VB
11 2 (0.90%) Python
11 2 (0.90%) R
11 2 (0.90%) XPath
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) C
12 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.98%) APMP
1 11 (4.98%) Degree
2 10 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.81%) CISSP
5 4 (1.81%) MCSE
6 3 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (1.36%) CLAS
6 3 (1.36%) IISP
6 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.36%) MCP
7 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.90%) MCSA
7 2 (0.90%) MCSD
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.45%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (4.98%) PMO
3 6 (2.71%) QA
4 4 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.36%) SLA
6 2 (0.90%) COBIT
6 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.45%) GDPR
7 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 77 (34.84%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.31%) vSphere
4 14 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.98%) BitLocker
6 7 (3.17%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.26%) XenApp
7 5 (2.26%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.81%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.36%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.45%) Docker
11 1 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (11.31%) SCCM
2 21 (9.50%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (8.14%) Puppet
4 17 (7.69%) Ansible
5 10 (4.52%) SCOM
6 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (4.07%) WSUS
7 7 (3.17%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.90%) Packer
9 2 (0.90%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.90%) vRealize
10 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.45%) Simpana
10 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (22.17%) VMware
2 22 (9.95%) Citrix
3 15 (6.79%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.07%) Cisco
4 9 (4.07%) Oracle
5 6 (2.71%) IBM
5 6 (2.71%) Sophos
6 5 (2.26%) CommVault
6 5 (2.26%) F5
6 5 (2.26%) NetApp
7 4 (1.81%) Adobe
7 4 (1.81%) Imperva
7 4 (1.81%) Tableau
8 3 (1.36%) AppSense
8 3 (1.36%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.36%) EMC
8 3 (1.36%) HP
8 3 (1.36%) Mitel
8 3 (1.36%) Splunk
9 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow