Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 264 189 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.13% 10.79% 8.76%
As % of the Vendors category 28.48% 26.29% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 102 119
Edinburgh median daily rate £395 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £162 £139 £218
90th Percentile £575 £498 £502
Scotland median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £17.14 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.47% -31.44% +0.46%
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.14 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -15.89% +29.78%

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 927 719 1,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 32.08% 41.04% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 388 500
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £216 £212 £255
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 8
Edinburgh median hourly rate £19.68 £19.25 £28.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.23% -32.96% +82.07%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £11.86
90th Percentile £41.75 £52.17 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -32.00% +58.53%

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 25 February 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 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 95 (35.98%) Windows
2 86 (32.58%) Active Directory
3 84 (31.82%) Finance
4 58 (21.97%) SQL Server
5 54 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
6 50 (18.94%) VMware
7 49 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (17.80%) PowerShell
8 47 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
10 44 (16.67%) SQL
11 43 (16.29%) Windows Server
12 39 (14.77%) Project Management
13 36 (13.64%) ITIL
13 36 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 34 (12.88%) Windows 7
15 32 (12.12%) SCCM
16 31 (11.74%) .NET
17 29 (10.98%) C#
18 28 (10.61%) Migration
18 28 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 27 (10.23%) Business Analysis
19 27 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
19 27 (10.23%) Disclosure Scotland
20 25 (9.47%) Microsoft Project
20 25 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
20 25 (9.47%) SharePoint
21 24 (9.09%) Citrix

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 25 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.79%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.03%) IIS
5 7 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.14%) CMS
9 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.38%) SAS
10 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (9.47%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (7.95%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.76%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 46 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.20%) Office 365
3 13 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.27%) PaaS
6 4 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.76%) G Suite
8 2 (0.76%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.76%) IaaS
8 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.06%) DNS
2 15 (5.68%) SAN
3 11 (4.17%) DHCP
3 11 (4.17%) Internet
4 9 (3.41%) Firewall
5 8 (3.03%) Skype
6 6 (2.27%) NetScaler
7 5 (1.89%) LAN
7 5 (1.89%) VPN
7 5 (1.89%) WAN
8 4 (1.52%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (0.76%) CTI
9 2 (0.76%) DMZ
9 2 (0.76%) Network Security
9 2 (0.76%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.76%) VLAN
9 2 (0.76%) Wireless
10 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (21.97%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 16 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.17%) Power BI
5 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.27%) PowerPivot
7 5 (1.89%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.76%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.76%) Redis
10 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.38%) OLTP
11 1 (0.38%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 13 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.89%) JIRA
3 5 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.14%) NUnit
4 3 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.76%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.76%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.38%) Appium
6 1 (0.38%) Gatling
6 1 (0.38%) JUnit
6 1 (0.38%) Protractor
6 1 (0.38%) Redmine
6 1 (0.38%) Selenium
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.38%) TestNG
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 84 (31.82%) Finance
2 23 (8.71%) Banking
3 5 (1.89%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.52%) Legal
5 3 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.14%) Local Government
6 2 (0.76%) Back Office
6 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (25.38%) Analyst
2 37 (14.02%) Developer
3 29 (10.98%) Business Analyst
4 25 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.95%) Project Manager
6 20 (7.58%) Architect
7 13 (4.92%) .NET Developer
8 10 (3.79%) Consultant
8 10 (3.79%) PMO Analyst
9 9 (3.41%) Administrator
9 9 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.03%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.03%) Desktop Support
10 8 (3.03%) IT Analyst
10 8 (3.03%) SQL Developer
10 8 (3.03%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.65%) Banking Analyst
11 7 (2.65%) IT Support
12 6 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 6 (2.27%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.74%) .NET
2 17 (6.44%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.92%) .NET Framework
4 12 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (4.55%) Web Services
5 11 (4.17%) CSS
5 11 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 11 (4.17%) HTML
6 10 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.79%) XML
7 9 (3.41%) SignalR
8 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.89%) jQuery
8 5 (1.89%) WCF
9 4 (1.52%) RESTful
10 3 (1.14%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.14%) JSON
10 3 (1.14%) REST
11 2 (0.76%) Kafka
11 2 (0.76%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.55%) Virtual Team
3 9 (3.41%) iPhone
4 8 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.65%) EMC VNX
5 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.27%) Clustering
6 6 (2.27%) User Experience
7 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.52%) PKI
8 4 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.14%) Blog
9 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.14%) iPad
9 3 (1.14%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.14%) Replication
9 3 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 95 (35.98%) Windows
2 47 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (16.29%) Windows Server
4 36 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (12.88%) Windows 7
6 22 (8.33%) Linux
6 22 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 19 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.03%) Android
10 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.14%) Unix
11 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.76%) AIX
12 2 (0.76%) NetWare
12 2 (0.76%) zOS
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (14.77%) Project Management
3 36 (13.64%) ITIL
4 28 (10.61%) Migration
4 28 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (10.23%) Business Analysis
5 27 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 20 (7.58%) MVC
8 19 (7.20%) Configuration Management
8 19 (7.20%) PRINCE2
9 17 (6.44%) Mentoring
10 16 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.68%) Scrum
12 14 (5.30%) Validation
13 13 (4.92%) Coaching
13 13 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (4.55%) Change Management
14 12 (4.55%) TDD
15 11 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.80%) PowerShell
2 44 (16.67%) SQL
3 29 (10.98%) C#
4 15 (5.68%) T-SQL
5 13 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.55%) Ruby
7 8 (3.03%) Java
8 6 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.27%) VBScript
9 4 (1.52%) C
10 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.14%) Python
11 2 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.76%) XPath
12 1 (0.38%) R
12 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (4.92%) APMP
1 13 (4.92%) Degree
2 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.27%) MCSE
4 5 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.52%) CISSP
5 4 (1.52%) MCP
6 3 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.14%) CLAS
6 3 (1.14%) IISP
6 3 (1.14%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.76%) CCNA
7 2 (0.76%) CCNP
7 2 (0.76%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (0.76%) MCSA
7 2 (0.76%) MCSD
7 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (6.06%) PMO
3 8 (3.03%) QA
4 4 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.14%) SLA
6 2 (0.76%) COBIT
7 1 (0.38%) GCP
7 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 86 (32.58%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.95%) vSphere
4 17 (6.44%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.30%) XenApp
6 13 (4.92%) XenDesktop
7 12 (4.55%) BitLocker
8 11 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (2.65%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.14%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.76%) Docker
11 2 (0.76%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (12.12%) SCCM
2 16 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (5.68%) Puppet
4 14 (5.30%) Ansible
5 12 (4.55%) SCOM
6 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.65%) WSUS
7 3 (1.14%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.76%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.76%) Packer
8 2 (0.76%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (18.94%) VMware
2 24 (9.09%) Citrix
3 18 (6.82%) Cisco
4 13 (4.92%) Oracle
5 9 (3.41%) Google
6 8 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.65%) IBM
8 6 (2.27%) EMC
8 6 (2.27%) HP
8 6 (2.27%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.89%) Mitel
9 5 (1.89%) NetApp
9 5 (1.89%) Tableau
10 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.52%) Pega
10 4 (1.52%) Remedy
10 4 (1.52%) Riverbed
10 4 (1.52%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.14%) Sophos