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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 144 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.54% 10.69% 7.53%
As % of the Vendors category 16.18% 23.84% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 62
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £290 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -60.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 408 604 412
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 34.23% 44.84% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 287 199
Median daily rate £400 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.47% +19.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £290 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Median hourly rate £34.20 £15.82 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.21% -60.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £12.15 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £48.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 52 (35.62%) Windows
2 42 (28.77%) Finance
3 41 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (21.23%) .NET
5 26 (17.81%) SQL Server
5 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
5 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
6 23 (15.75%) C#
7 22 (15.07%) SQL
8 21 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (13.70%) Windows 7
9 20 (13.70%) Project Management
10 19 (13.01%) Business Analysis
10 19 (13.01%) Migration
11 18 (12.33%) JavaScript
11 18 (12.33%) ITIL
12 17 (11.64%) Banking
13 16 (10.96%) Citrix
14 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (9.59%) Linux
15 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
15 14 (9.59%) PRINCE2
15 14 (9.59%) Web Services
15 14 (9.59%) MVC
16 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Project
16 13 (8.90%) Disclosure Scotland
16 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (8.90%) AngularJS
16 13 (8.90%) Windows Server

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 8 (5.48%) IIS
1 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
1 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.11%) EPiServer
2 6 (4.11%) SAS
3 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.37%) Apache
4 2 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.37%) CMS
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.68%) Moodle
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
5 8 (5.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (2.74%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.37%) assyst
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.79%) Office 365
4 3 (2.05%) IaaS
4 3 (2.05%) PaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.79%) DNS
2 6 (4.11%) DHCP
3 5 (3.42%) Internet
4 4 (2.74%) Firewall
5 3 (2.05%) LAN
5 3 (2.05%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.05%) Skype
5 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.37%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.37%) LDAP
6 2 (1.37%) SAN
6 2 (1.37%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.37%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.68%) FTP
7 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.68%) VoIP
7 1 (0.68%) Wireless
7 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) Big Data
3 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) QlikView
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.11%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.42%) gulp
4 5 (3.42%) Moq
4 5 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.74%) Selenium
5 4 (2.74%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.37%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (1.37%) MSTest
6 2 (1.37%) NUnit
6 2 (1.37%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.37%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 42 (28.77%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.05%) Retail
4 3 (2.05%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.37%) Advertising
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (26.03%) Analyst
2 23 (15.75%) Developer
3 18 (12.33%) Architect
4 16 (10.96%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.53%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.48%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.79%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.79%) IT Manager
9 6 (4.11%) Consultant
9 6 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.23%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) Web Services
3 13 (8.90%) AngularJS
4 12 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.85%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.85%) HTML
5 10 (6.85%) jQuery
6 7 (4.79%) CSS
6 7 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (4.11%) Entity Framework
7 6 (4.11%) LINQ
8 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.42%) Modernizr
8 5 (3.42%) XML
8 5 (3.42%) XSLT
9 4 (2.74%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.74%) REST
10 3 (2.05%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.05%) Java EE
10 3 (2.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.79%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.74%) Fintech
5 3 (2.05%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.05%) User Experience
6 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.37%) VLE
6 2 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) iSeries
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Licensing
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.62%) Windows
2 20 (13.70%) Windows 7
3 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (9.59%) Linux
5 13 (8.90%) Windows Server
5 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.22%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.16%) Unix
8 5 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.74%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.37%) Android
11 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.68%) MVS
12 1 (0.68%) Solaris
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (13.70%) Project Management
3 19 (13.01%) Business Analysis
3 19 (13.01%) Migration
4 18 (12.33%) ITIL
5 14 (9.59%) MVC
5 14 (9.59%) PRINCE2
6 12 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.85%) Scrum
8 9 (6.16%) CRM
8 9 (6.16%) ETL
8 9 (6.16%) User Stories
9 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.79%) Change Management
10 7 (4.79%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.11%) DevOps
11 6 (4.11%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (3.42%) TDD
12 5 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.42%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.75%) C#
2 22 (15.07%) SQL
3 18 (12.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.48%) Java
5 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.37%) Perl
9 2 (1.37%) Python
9 2 (1.37%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) JCL
10 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) APMP
2 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.42%) Degree
3 5 (3.42%) MCTS
4 3 (2.05%) ISEB
4 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.37%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (4.79%) XenApp
4 6 (4.11%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.37%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) SCCM
2 4 (2.74%) SCOM
3 3 (2.05%) Ansible
3 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.05%) Puppet
4 2 (1.37%) vRealize
5 1 (0.68%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.68%) QRadar
5 1 (0.68%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (10.96%) Citrix
2 10 (6.85%) Oracle
2 10 (6.85%) VMware
3 5 (3.42%) CyberArk
3 5 (3.42%) Teradata
4 4 (2.74%) Cisco
4 4 (2.74%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.05%) HP
5 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.37%) Splunk
7 1 (0.68%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.68%) Axway
7 1 (0.68%) Cincom
7 1 (0.68%) F5
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.68%) Lumension
7 1 (0.68%) Mitel
7 1 (0.68%) Tableau
7 1 (0.68%) Talend
7 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
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