Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 204 195
Rank change year-on-year +37 -9 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.072% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.077% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Scotland median daily rate £375 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.96% +5.77% -2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £341 £324
90th Percentile £400 £488 £581
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 4007 5172 5949
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.09% 93.71% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2329 2920 3100
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.27% +2.47%
10th Percentile £224 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 103 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.01 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +4 4 £375 -21.05%
Edinburgh +27 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Microsoft Consultant
UK

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) WSUS
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) ERP

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft