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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.01% 2.35% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.72% 11.24% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £324 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.22% +43.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £277 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £338 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
134 178 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 15.07% 20.89% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 61 43
Average daily rate £300 £362 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.12% +11.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £11.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.25 £25.10 £12.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) MCSE
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL
5 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 6 (35.29%) Citrix
6 5 (29.41%) Service Management
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) MCP
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) MCTS
8 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) MCSA
8 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (17.65%) IIS
8 3 (17.65%) MS Office
9 2 (11.76%) HTML
9 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 2 (11.76%) AIX
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 2 (11.76%) SharePoint

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) X.500
2 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
1 1 (5.88%) JDeveloper
1 1 (5.88%) WinRunner
1 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
1 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) JSP
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Web 2.0
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) AIX
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Content Management
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Information Management
5 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
5 1 (5.88%) DSDM
5 1 (5.88%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) MCSE
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) MCP
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (17.65%) MCSA
3 3 (17.65%) MCTS
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) MCITP
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCEE
5 1 (5.88%) CCIA
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) McAfee
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Veritas
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec