Period
to 25 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 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 25 November 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 > Scottish Borders
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 9.09% 22.73% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Scottish Borders median daily rate £140 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.92% - -
Scotland median daily rate £348 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +6.92% +4.84% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scottish Borders median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +20.69% +9.97%

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 the Scottish Borders.

All Vendors
Scottish Borders
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 18.18% 22.73% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Scottish Borders median daily rate £138 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.69% - -
Scotland median daily rate £389 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +11.07% -0.28% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scottish Borders median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year +45.45% +13.75% -8.02%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the Scottish Borders

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in the Scottish Borders.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the Scottish Borders

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Scottish Borders region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Clearswift
1 1 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) PDA
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Scottish Borders 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Clearswift
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos
1 1 (100.00%) VMware