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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Scottish Borders
Rank - - 6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders - - 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category - - 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £128
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 the Scottish Borders.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scottish Borders
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 50.00% 28.57% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £310 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.54% +100.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the Scottish Borders

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in the Scottish Borders.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders

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

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix