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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 80 138 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.69% 9.09% 7.24%
As % of the Vendors category 23.26% 25.65% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 76 61
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.43 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 - £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

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 344 538 417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 37.35% 35.44% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 288 218
Median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 6
Median hourly rate £20.75 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.79% +116.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £19.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

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 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 62 (35.43%) Windows
2 49 (28.00%) Finance
3 43 (24.57%) MS Excel
4 42 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 41 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (22.29%) .NET
7 35 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 33 (18.86%) SQL
8 33 (18.86%) Windows 7
9 28 (16.00%) C#
9 28 (16.00%) MS Office
10 26 (14.86%) VMware
11 24 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (12.57%) DNS
13 21 (12.00%) DHCP
13 21 (12.00%) Citrix
13 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (10.86%) Windows 10
15 19 (10.86%) Migration
16 18 (10.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (10.29%) Project Management
16 18 (10.29%) XenApp
17 16 (9.14%) VMware ESX
17 16 (9.14%) Business Analysis
17 16 (9.14%) SCCM
18 15 (8.57%) XenDesktop
18 15 (8.57%) MS Project

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 13 (7.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.43%) SAS
4 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.86%) IIS
4 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Confluence
6 1 (0.57%) Liferay
6 1 (0.57%) Moodle
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (24.57%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.00%) MS Office
3 15 (8.57%) MS Project
4 11 (6.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.57%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.29%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Sonata
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.00%) Office 365
3 3 (1.71%) IaaS
4 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.14%) PaaS
4 2 (1.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.57%) DNS
2 21 (12.00%) DHCP
3 7 (4.00%) Firewall
3 7 (4.00%) NetScaler
4 6 (3.43%) Internet
5 4 (2.29%) LAN
5 4 (2.29%) WAN
6 3 (1.71%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.71%) VPN
7 2 (1.14%) FTP
7 2 (1.14%) Skype
7 2 (1.14%) VLAN
7 2 (1.14%) VoIP
8 1 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.57%) Intranet
8 1 (0.57%) LDAP
8 1 (0.57%) Network Security
8 1 (0.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.43%) Big Data
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.71%) QlikView
7 2 (1.14%) MySQL
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.57%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.57%) Power BI
8 1 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.29%) Selenium
4 4 (2.29%) Subversion
4 4 (2.29%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.71%) Maven
5 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.14%) JIRA
6 2 (1.14%) MSTest
6 2 (1.14%) NUnit
6 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.14%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.57%) git-flow
7 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 49 (28.00%) Finance
2 13 (7.43%) Banking
3 3 (1.71%) Law
3 3 (1.71%) Legal
3 3 (1.71%) Retail
3 3 (1.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Advertising
4 1 (0.57%) German Language
4 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (21.14%) Analyst
2 30 (17.14%) Developer
3 18 (10.29%) Project Manager
4 17 (9.71%) Architect
5 12 (6.86%) Consultant
6 11 (6.29%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.14%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.43%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.43%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.43%) IT Support
10 6 (3.43%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.86%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.29%) .NET
2 10 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.57%) jQuery
3 8 (4.57%) Web Services
4 7 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.00%) WPF
5 5 (2.86%) XML
6 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (2.29%) CSS
6 4 (2.29%) HTML
7 3 (1.71%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.71%) REST
7 3 (1.71%) RESTful
7 3 (1.71%) WCF
8 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.14%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.14%) Java EE
8 2 (1.14%) JSON
8 2 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.86%) Replication
3 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.29%) Fintech
3 4 (2.29%) PKI
4 3 (1.71%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.71%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.71%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.14%) iPad
5 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.14%) VLE
6 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.57%) iSeries
6 1 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 62 (35.43%) Windows
2 33 (18.86%) Windows 7
3 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (10.86%) Windows 10
6 13 (7.43%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.29%) Linux
8 8 (4.57%) Unix
9 5 (2.86%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.29%) Android
10 4 (2.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.57%) MVS
12 1 (0.57%) Solaris
12 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.86%) Migration
3 18 (10.29%) Project Management
4 16 (9.14%) Business Analysis
5 15 (8.57%) PRINCE2
6 13 (7.43%) ITIL
7 12 (6.86%) MVC
7 12 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.29%) CRM
9 10 (5.71%) Scrum
10 9 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.57%) Release Management
11 8 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.00%) Change Management
12 7 (4.00%) Wealth Management
13 6 (3.43%) Data Analysis
13 6 (3.43%) Process Improvement
13 6 (3.43%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.86%) SQL
2 28 (16.00%) C#
3 15 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.43%) Java
4 13 (7.43%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.14%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) Python
7 2 (1.14%) R
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) C++
8 1 (0.57%) JCL
8 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) VBA
8 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (6.29%) APMP
2 7 (4.00%) Degree
3 4 (2.29%) ISEB
4 2 (1.14%) MCP
4 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.57%) CCNA
5 1 (0.57%) CCNP
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.57%) CISSP
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.86%) QA
2 5 (2.86%) SLA
3 4 (2.29%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (10.29%) XenApp
4 16 (9.14%) VMware ESX
5 15 (8.57%) XenDesktop
6 9 (5.14%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (9.14%) SCCM
2 6 (3.43%) SCOM
3 3 (1.71%) Ansible
3 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.71%) Puppet
3 3 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.57%) SnapMirror
4 1 (0.57%) vRealize
4 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (14.86%) VMware
2 21 (12.00%) Citrix
3 12 (6.86%) Oracle
4 8 (4.57%) Cisco
5 7 (4.00%) HP
6 4 (2.29%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.29%) CyberArk
6 4 (2.29%) Teradata
7 3 (1.71%) CA
7 3 (1.71%) Dell
7 3 (1.71%) Mitel
7 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.71%) Symantec
8 2 (1.14%) Apple
8 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.14%) Cognos
8 2 (1.14%) IBM
8 2 (1.14%) Juniper
8 2 (1.14%) Lumension
8 2 (1.14%) Varonis
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