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 30 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.

Microsoft
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 11 14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian - 6.25% 8.22%
As % of the Vendors category - 16.67% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £110
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

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 7 18 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 18.92% 37.50% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 6
Median daily rate - £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) Android Development
4 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Android Development
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware