The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Glasgow region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.96% 1.53% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.19% 11.32% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Average daily rate
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£324 £300 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £346 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.81 £17.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +7.65%
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
182 106 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.44% 13.49% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 47
Average daily rate £350 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, 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 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (53.13%) SC Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) .NET
4 10 (31.25%) HTML
4 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 9 (28.13%) Cisco
6 8 (25.00%) HP
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (25.00%) Windows
6 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (25.00%) MCITP
6 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 7 (21.88%) MCTS
7 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
7 7 (21.88%) Security Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Degree
7 7 (21.88%) JSP
7 7 (21.88%) ITIL
7 7 (21.88%) MCP
7 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
7 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (15.63%) UNIX
8 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.63%) SQL
8 5 (15.63%) Linux
8 5 (15.63%) MCSE

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) X.500
3 3 (9.38%) LDAP
3 3 (9.38%) Kerberos
3 3 (9.38%) SNMP
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) SSL
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
1 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.38%) Security Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Test Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
3 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.88%) JSP
5 3 (9.38%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) COM
6 2 (6.25%) jQuery
7 1 (3.13%) XSL
7 1 (3.13%) XSLT
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) Firmware
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) UNIX
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Security Testing
2 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.25%) CRM
3 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.13%) ETL
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) Web Development
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) SC Cleared
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) MCITP
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (21.88%) MCP
3 7 (21.88%) MCTS
3 7 (21.88%) Degree
3 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) MCSE
5 4 (12.50%) MCSA
6 2 (6.25%) MCSD
6 2 (6.25%) MCDST
7 1 (3.13%) HND
7 1 (3.13%) CCNP
7 1 (3.13%) CCNA
7 1 (3.13%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) McAfee
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) BMC
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) F5