The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 23 June 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 / West Lothian
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian - - 6.98%
As % of the Vendors category - - 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £269
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 West Lothian.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 11 5 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 35.48% 17.24% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
Median daily rate £400 £388 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +38.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in West Lothian

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in West Lothian