The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Microsoft Consultant
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 140 131
Rank change year-on-year +34 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.068% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.073% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £463 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.96% -19.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -7.77% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1804 2732 2951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.80% 93.53% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 1509 1591
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 58 99
Median hourly rate £17.45 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.32% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in Scotland

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Scotland

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +4 4 £375 -21.05% 1
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) SCOM
3 3 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) ITSM
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (33.33%) WSUS
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Skype
5 1 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Power BI
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
1 3 (33.33%) CRM
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) ITSM
1 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft