Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 16 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 229 219 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.85% 7.55% 10.10%
As % of the Vendors category 23.68% 22.30% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 115 118
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +9.15% +9.23%
10th Percentile £130 £148 £147
90th Percentile £543 £583 £466
Scotland median daily rate £373 £342 £330
% change year-on-year +8.92% +3.64% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £11.50 £14.43 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.30% -8.76% -19.94%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £22.18 £20.63
Scotland median hourly rate £16.06 £15.31 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.90% -19.45% +30.99%

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 967 982 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 33.16% 33.87% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 548 480
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £274 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 17
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +53.85% +34.39%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.63 £13.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.39 £52.07
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -31.37% +39.73% +25.82%

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 16 November 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 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 85 (37.12%) Finance
2 74 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (25.76%) Microsoft Office
4 54 (23.58%) Windows
5 50 (21.83%) SQL Server
6 46 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 43 (18.78%) Active Directory
7 43 (18.78%) SQL
8 42 (18.34%) Banking
9 31 (13.54%) .NET
9 31 (13.54%) C#
9 31 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
9 31 (13.54%) Office 365
10 29 (12.66%) DevOps
11 28 (12.23%) Migration
12 27 (11.79%) Java
13 24 (10.48%) JavaScript
13 24 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (9.61%) JIRA
14 22 (9.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (9.17%) PowerShell
15 21 (9.17%) Git (software)
15 21 (9.17%) VMware
16 20 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
17 19 (8.30%) Scrum
17 19 (8.30%) Windows 10
18 18 (7.86%) ASP.NET
18 18 (7.86%) Software Engineering
19 17 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure

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 15 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.93%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.49%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.62%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.62%) IIS
6 5 (2.18%) Confluence
7 4 (1.75%) Apache
7 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.87%) CMS
9 2 (0.87%) JBoss
9 2 (0.87%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.87%) SAS
9 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.44%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (25.76%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (4.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.31%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (1.31%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.87%) Actimize
3 2 (0.87%) assyst
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (13.54%) Office 365
3 11 (4.80%) OpenShift
4 6 (2.62%) IaaS
5 5 (2.18%) Datadog
5 5 (2.18%) PaaS
5 5 (2.18%) SaaS
6 4 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.75%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (1.31%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.87%) NuGet
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.93%) DNS
2 8 (3.49%) Skype
3 7 (3.06%) DHCP
4 6 (2.62%) Firewall
5 5 (2.18%) LAN
5 5 (2.18%) SSL
5 5 (2.18%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.75%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.75%) SAN
6 4 (1.75%) SMTP
7 2 (0.87%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.87%) Network Security
8 1 (0.44%) SSH
8 1 (0.44%) VoIP
8 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.49%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.49%) Power BI
4 5 (2.18%) MS Access
4 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.75%) Couchbase
5 4 (1.75%) Redis
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.31%) Flink
7 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (9.61%) JIRA
1 22 (9.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.55%) Visual Studio
4 13 (5.68%) Selenium
5 11 (4.80%) Artifactory
5 11 (4.80%) Bitbucket
5 11 (4.80%) TeamCity
6 10 (4.37%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.49%) IBM UrbanCode
9 7 (3.06%) Maven
9 7 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (3.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (2.62%) JUnit
11 5 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (2.18%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.18%) Subversion
12 4 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 85 (37.12%) Finance
2 42 (18.34%) Banking
3 3 (1.31%) Back Office
3 3 (1.31%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.31%) Law
3 3 (1.31%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.87%) Advertising
4 2 (0.87%) Legal
4 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) Publishing
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (21.83%) Analyst
2 32 (13.97%) Developer
3 20 (8.73%) Architect
4 13 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (5.68%) Support Analyst
5 12 (5.24%) Business Analyst
5 12 (5.24%) IT Support
5 12 (5.24%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.80%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.37%) IT Analyst
7 10 (4.37%) Office 365 Engineer
8 9 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.93%) Consultant
8 9 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) IT Support Analyst
9 8 (3.49%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.06%) Lead Business Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) Author
11 6 (2.62%) Desktop Support
11 6 (2.62%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.54%) .NET
2 18 (7.86%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.42%) Web Services
4 12 (5.24%) JSON
5 10 (4.37%) SOAP
6 9 (3.93%) Java EE
6 9 (3.93%) REST
6 9 (3.93%) XML
7 8 (3.49%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.49%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.62%) jQuery
8 6 (2.62%) Kafka
9 5 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.75%) COM
10 4 (1.75%) HTML
10 4 (1.75%) J2EE
10 4 (1.75%) Spring
11 3 (1.31%) CSS
11 3 (1.31%) Spring Boot
11 3 (1.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.62%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.18%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.75%) iPhone
5 4 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.75%) Replication
6 3 (1.31%) DataPower
6 3 (1.31%) iPad
6 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.31%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.31%) User Experience
7 2 (0.87%) Clustering
7 2 (0.87%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.44%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.44%) Fintech
8 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (23.58%) Windows
2 19 (8.30%) Windows 10
3 17 (7.42%) Windows 7
3 17 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.55%) Linux
5 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.06%) Unix
7 6 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.18%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.31%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.31%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.87%) Android
10 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) VMS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (12.66%) DevOps
3 28 (12.23%) Migration
4 24 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (8.30%) Scrum
7 18 (7.86%) Software Engineering
8 17 (7.42%) Test Automation
9 16 (6.99%) ITIL
10 14 (6.11%) Analytics
10 14 (6.11%) Business Analysis
10 14 (6.11%) Project Management
11 13 (5.68%) OO
11 13 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (5.68%) TDD
12 12 (5.24%) Kanban
13 11 (4.80%) MVC
14 10 (4.37%) Asset Management
14 10 (4.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (4.37%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.78%) SQL
2 31 (13.54%) C#
3 27 (11.79%) Java
4 24 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.17%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.80%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.06%) Python
8 6 (2.62%) VBA
9 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.31%) Perl
10 3 (1.31%) XPath
11 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.87%) Groovy
11 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.87%) VB
12 1 (0.44%) C
12 1 (0.44%) C++
12 1 (0.44%) Scala
12 1 (0.44%) VBScript
12 1 (0.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.75%) Degree
2 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.87%) APMP
4 2 (0.87%) MCP
4 2 (0.87%) MCSE
5 1 (0.44%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.06%) PMO
2 6 (2.62%) QA
3 3 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (18.78%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.11%) Docker
4 8 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.18%) XenApp
5 5 (2.18%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.31%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.87%) vSphere
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.44%) iptables
9 1 (0.44%) NFS
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (6.11%) SCCM
2 13 (5.68%) Kubernetes
3 12 (5.24%) Ansible
3 12 (5.24%) Puppet
4 8 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.18%) Nagios
5 5 (2.18%) SCOM
6 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.75%) OpenView
6 4 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.75%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.87%) Control-M
8 2 (0.87%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.87%) Terraform
9 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (9.17%) VMware
2 16 (6.99%) Citrix
3 13 (5.68%) IBM
3 13 (5.68%) Oracle
4 11 (4.80%) Charles River
5 9 (3.93%) Google
6 7 (3.06%) HP
6 7 (3.06%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.62%) Symantec
8 5 (2.18%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.18%) New Relic
8 5 (2.18%) Splunk
9 4 (1.75%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.75%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.31%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.31%) Apple
10 3 (1.31%) CA
10 3 (1.31%) Veritas
11 2 (0.87%) Mitel