Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 12 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 186 280 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.26% 9.59% 6.49%
As % of the Vendors category 22.63% 29.63% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 157 74
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £142 £119 £136
90th Percentile £556 £525 £575
Scotland median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £15.86
10th Percentile £15.04 £10.75 £12.72
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £32.15
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £15.86

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 822 945 824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.52% 32.36% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 494 443
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £238 £213 £260
90th Percentile £585 £538 £563
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £14.43 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.28% -51.90% +2.89%
10th Percentile £14.82 £10.73 £14.41
90th Percentile £27.75 £35.00 £46.46
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £16.38 £26.88
% change year-on-year +9.31% -39.07% -25.35%

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 22 August 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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 89 (47.85%) Windows
2 77 (41.40%) Active Directory
3 56 (30.11%) Azure
4 45 (24.19%) Office 365
5 43 (23.12%) Microsoft Office
6 42 (22.58%) Windows 10
7 40 (21.51%) Finance
8 36 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (17.20%) ITIL
10 30 (16.13%) Public Sector
11 29 (15.59%) Migration
11 29 (15.59%) VMware
12 28 (15.05%) PowerShell
13 27 (14.52%) Windows 7
14 24 (12.90%) SCCM
14 24 (12.90%) Windows Server
15 23 (12.37%) Skype for Business
15 23 (12.37%) Banking
16 22 (11.83%) SQL
17 21 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (10.75%) DevOps
18 20 (10.75%) SharePoint
19 18 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (9.14%) Azure Active Directory
21 16 (8.60%) Project Delivery
21 16 (8.60%) Python
22 15 (8.06%) .NET
22 15 (8.06%) SQL Server
22 15 (8.06%) SLA

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 23 (12.37%) Skype for Business
2 20 (10.75%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.84%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.76%) Confluence
5 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.15%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.61%) IIS
8 2 (1.08%) CMS
9 1 (0.54%) Apache
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.54%) Moodle
9 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (23.12%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.76%) Sonata
2 4 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.08%) assyst
5 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 56 (30.11%) Azure
2 45 (24.19%) Office 365
3 17 (9.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (5.91%) SaaS
5 9 (4.84%) GitHub
5 9 (4.84%) PaaS
5 9 (4.84%) Power Platform
6 8 (4.30%) AWS
7 7 (3.76%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (3.76%) IaaS
8 6 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.15%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.61%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.61%) Silverpop
11 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.08%) Serverless
12 1 (0.54%) GCP
12 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Flow
12 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.45%) Skype
2 11 (5.91%) DHCP
3 8 (4.30%) DNS
4 7 (3.76%) Firewall
5 5 (2.69%) LAN
5 5 (2.69%) VPN
5 5 (2.69%) WAN
6 3 (1.61%) SAN
6 3 (1.61%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.08%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.08%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.08%) Wireless
8 1 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 12 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.30%) Power BI
4 7 (3.76%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.54%) MS Access
7 1 (0.54%) MySQL
7 1 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.91%) JIRA
2 8 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (3.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.69%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.54%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.54%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.54%) MSI
7 1 (0.54%) Selenium
7 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (21.51%) Finance
2 30 (16.13%) Public Sector
3 23 (12.37%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Advertising
5 2 (1.08%) Back Office
5 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Front Office
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (16.13%) Analyst
2 19 (10.22%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 15 (8.06%) Developer
5 14 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (6.99%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Consultant
8 10 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (4.84%) Deskside Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Deskside Support
9 9 (4.84%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.30%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.30%) IT Analyst
10 8 (4.30%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.30%) Service Desk Support
11 7 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.06%) .NET
2 8 (4.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (2.15%) HTML
4 3 (1.61%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.61%) HTML5
4 3 (1.61%) REST
5 2 (1.08%) boto
5 2 (1.08%) CSS
5 2 (1.08%) JSON
6 1 (0.54%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.54%) CSS3
6 1 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.54%) Java EE
6 1 (0.54%) jQuery
6 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.54%) React
6 1 (0.54%) Web Services
6 1 (0.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.30%) Smartphone
4 7 (3.76%) PKI
4 7 (3.76%) Replication
5 5 (2.69%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.61%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.61%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.08%) CMDB
8 2 (1.08%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.08%) User Experience
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (47.85%) Windows
2 42 (22.58%) Windows 10
3 27 (14.52%) Windows 7
4 24 (12.90%) Windows Server
5 21 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.45%) Linux
8 9 (4.84%) Mac OS
8 9 (4.84%) Unix
9 8 (4.30%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.23%) Android
10 6 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.20%) ITIL
3 29 (15.59%) Migration
4 20 (10.75%) DevOps
5 16 (8.60%) Project Delivery
6 15 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (8.06%) Project Management
7 14 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (5.38%) Asset Management
8 10 (5.38%) Break/Fix
8 10 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (4.84%) Data Analysis
9 9 (4.84%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.30%) Business Analysis
10 8 (4.30%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.30%) Validation
10 8 (4.30%) Wealth Management
11 7 (3.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.05%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.83%) SQL
3 16 (8.60%) Python
4 13 (6.99%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.91%) C#
6 8 (4.30%) Java
7 7 (3.76%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.15%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.61%) PHP
10 2 (1.08%) VBA
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.30%) Degree
1 8 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.61%) APMP
4 2 (1.08%) CCNP
4 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.08%) MCP
5 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.54%) ISEB
5 1 (0.54%) MCSE
5 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.61%) GDPR
2 3 (1.61%) PMO
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) NCSC
3 1 (0.54%) NIST
3 1 (0.54%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 77 (41.40%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.84%) vSphere
5 4 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.61%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.61%) XenApp
6 3 (1.61%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.08%) Docker
7 2 (1.08%) Firmware
7 2 (1.08%) KVM
7 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.08%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.08%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 24 (12.90%) SCCM
2 11 (5.91%) Kubernetes
3 10 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.76%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (2.15%) Ansible
5 4 (2.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.61%) Puppet
7 2 (1.08%) Salt
7 2 (1.08%) SCOM
7 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.08%) WSUS
8 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Netcool
8 1 (0.54%) Rancher
8 1 (0.54%) TADDM
8 1 (0.54%) Terraform
8 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (15.59%) VMware
2 14 (7.53%) Citrix
3 12 (6.45%) Oracle
4 8 (4.30%) EMC
5 7 (3.76%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.23%) Cisco
7 5 (2.69%) HP
8 4 (2.15%) Apple
8 4 (2.15%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.15%) Mitel
8 4 (2.15%) Symantec
9 3 (1.61%) IBM
9 3 (1.61%) Marketo
10 2 (1.08%) Adobe
10 2 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (1.08%) Dell
10 2 (1.08%) F5
10 2 (1.08%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.08%) Remedy
10 2 (1.08%) Sitecore