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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.94% 2.59% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 13.42% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate £100 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £12.10 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
144 149 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.34% 19.28% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 88 51
Average daily rate £338 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £15.77 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.25% +16.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
3 28 (65.12%) Windows
4 27 (62.79%) MCSE
5 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
6 20 (46.51%) MCTS
7 14 (32.56%) MCP
7 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
8 13 (30.23%) MCITP
8 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (25.58%) Citrix
9 11 (25.58%) MCSA
9 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
10 10 (23.26%) VMware
10 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (23.26%) SQL
10 10 (23.26%) DNS
10 10 (23.26%) Change Management
11 9 (20.93%) WinRunner
11 9 (20.93%) TestDirector
11 9 (20.93%) HP UFT
11 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
11 9 (20.93%) LDAP
11 9 (20.93%) PDA
11 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
11 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
11 9 (20.93%) Windows Server
12 8 (18.60%) Replication
12 8 (18.60%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) DNS
2 9 (20.93%) LDAP
3 7 (16.28%) Kerberos
3 7 (16.28%) X.500
4 2 (4.65%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) HP UFT
1 9 (20.93%) TestDirector
1 9 (20.93%) WinRunner
2 2 (4.65%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (4.65%) Banking
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Front Office
1 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
1 2 (4.65%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Active Directory Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support
6 5 (11.63%) Exchange Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Exchange Migration Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Design Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) PDA
2 8 (18.60%) Replication
3 7 (16.28%) PKI
4 6 (13.95%) Blackberry
4 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
5 5 (11.63%) Clustering
6 4 (9.30%) NHS
7 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows 7
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server
5 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
6 5 (11.63%) AIX
6 5 (11.63%) Linux
7 3 (6.98%) Unix
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.33%) Debian
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Change Management
2 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
2 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
3 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
4 7 (16.28%) Service Management
5 6 (13.95%) ITIL
5 6 (13.95%) Migration
6 5 (11.63%) ITSM
7 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
7 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Six Sigma
8 2 (4.65%) Content Management
8 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity Management
9 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.33%) High Availability
9 1 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (62.79%) MCSE
2 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
3 20 (46.51%) MCTS
4 14 (32.56%) MCP
5 13 (30.23%) MCITP
6 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
6 11 (25.58%) MCSA
7 8 (18.60%) Degree
7 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.63%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.98%) ISEB
10 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (4.65%) CCNA
11 2 (4.65%) MCDST
12 1 (2.33%) CCNP
12 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.63%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (11.63%) Netcool
2 5 (11.63%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) Citrix
3 10 (23.26%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) Intel Security
4 5 (11.63%) Veritas
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
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