The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.23% 1.31% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.45% 6.25% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 14
Average daily rate
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£308 £98 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+215.38% -67.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £98 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £98 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £289
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- -23.91%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
173 128 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.35% 20.98% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 60 68
Average daily rate £375 £319 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £10.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.07 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £17.86 £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Glasgow region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Glasgow region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) Windows
3 18 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 17 (51.52%) MCITP
5 15 (45.45%) MCSE
6 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
7 11 (33.33%) MCSA
8 10 (30.30%) SQL
8 10 (30.30%) Citrix
8 10 (30.30%) VMware
9 9 (27.27%) ITIL
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (21.21%) Clustering
11 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
12 6 (18.18%) Migration
12 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
12 6 (18.18%) MCTS
12 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
12 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
13 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
13 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
13 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.15%) Service Management
14 4 (12.12%) McAfee
14 4 (12.12%) Netcool
14 4 (12.12%) WinRunner
14 4 (12.12%) TestDirector

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.06%) SSL
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) WinRunner
1 4 (12.12%) TestDirector
1 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.03%) Toad
2 1 (3.03%) JDeveloper
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Deskside Support
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) JSP
3 2 (6.06%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) Ajax
4 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) PDA
3 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.06%) CMDB
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (3.03%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.12%) AIX
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.06%) UNIX
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Migration
3 5 (15.15%) Service Management
4 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
4 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) ITSM
6 1 (3.03%) ERP
6 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (51.52%) MCITP
3 15 (45.45%) MCSE
4 11 (33.33%) MCSA
5 6 (18.18%) MCTS
6 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (9.09%) CCNA
8 2 (6.06%) CCNP
8 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
8 2 (6.06%) Degree
8 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
8 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (3.03%) VCP4
9 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.03%) MCP
9 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) Nmap
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.12%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (12.12%) Netcool
3 2 (6.06%) Nessus
3 2 (6.06%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) McAfee
3 4 (12.12%) Veritas
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Symantec
6 1 (3.03%) Altiris
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