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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.99% 1.43% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.15% 7.69% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 13
Average daily rate
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£308 £135 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.77% -55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £105 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £247 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
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
161 117 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.53% 18.54% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 61 69
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.70 £17.93 £10.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.79% +72.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.86 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £18.00 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 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 31 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 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
3 18 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 17 (53.13%) MCITP
5 14 (43.75%) MCSE
6 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
7 11 (34.38%) MCSA
7 11 (34.38%) VMware
8 10 (31.25%) ITIL
9 9 (28.13%) Citrix
9 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (25.00%) SQL
11 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
11 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
12 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
12 6 (18.75%) Clustering
12 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
12 6 (18.75%) Migration
12 6 (18.75%) Service Management
13 5 (15.63%) McAfee
13 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
13 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.63%) MS Office
13 5 (15.63%) AIX
13 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
13 5 (15.63%) MCTS
13 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 4 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.13%) Toad
2 1 (3.13%) JDeveloper
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Deskside Support
5 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior DBA
6 1 (3.13%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) JSP
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) PDA
3 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.25%) CMDB
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (3.13%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.63%) AIX
5 4 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (9.38%) UNIX
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Service Management
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.38%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (3.13%) Data Management
6 1 (3.13%) Information Management
6 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) MCITP
3 14 (43.75%) MCSE
4 11 (34.38%) MCSA
5 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 5 (15.63%) MCTS
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (9.38%) CCNA
8 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
9 2 (6.25%) Degree
9 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (6.25%) CCNP
9 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
9 2 (6.25%) MCP
10 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (3.13%) ISEB
10 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (12.50%) Netcool
3 3 (9.38%) SCCM
4 2 (6.25%) Nessus
4 2 (6.25%) Nmap
4 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.13%) Nagios
5 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.13%) WSUS
5 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) McAfee
5 4 (12.50%) Veritas
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco
7 2 (6.25%) Symantec
8 1 (3.13%) Altiris
8 1 (3.13%) EMC
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