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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 61 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.15% 1.44% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.21% 7.87% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 13
Average daily rate
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£210 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £151 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £305 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.10 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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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
161 127 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.48% 18.27% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 60 97
Average daily rate £328 £319 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 6
Average hourly rate £31.70 £15.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.26% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £18.00 £15.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
4 18 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 17 (47.22%) MCITP
6 15 (41.67%) MCSE
7 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
8 12 (33.33%) ITIL
9 11 (30.56%) MCSA
9 11 (30.56%) VMware
10 10 (27.78%) Citrix
11 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (22.22%) Service Management
12 8 (22.22%) SQL
13 7 (19.44%) MS Office
13 7 (19.44%) Windows XP
13 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
13 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
13 7 (19.44%) Migration
14 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 6 (16.67%) MCTS
14 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
14 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
14 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (16.67%) Clustering
14 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
14 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 5 (13.89%) AIX
15 5 (13.89%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.56%) SSL
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) WinRunner
1 4 (11.11%) TestDirector
1 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.78%) Toad
2 1 (2.78%) JDeveloper
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Deskside Support
6 1 (2.78%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) JSP
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) Ajax
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 4 (11.11%) PDA
4 2 (5.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.78%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.78%) NHS
5 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (19.44%) Windows XP
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.89%) AIX
5 4 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (8.33%) UNIX
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Service Management
3 7 (19.44%) Migration
4 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.11%) Change Management
5 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.56%) Workflow
7 2 (5.56%) Validation
7 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.78%) Analytics
8 1 (2.78%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 18 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (47.22%) MCITP
4 15 (41.67%) MCSE
5 11 (30.56%) MCSA
6 6 (16.67%) MCTS
6 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 3 (8.33%) MCP
8 3 (8.33%) CCNA
9 2 (5.56%) CCNP
9 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.56%) Degree
9 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (2.78%) CCEE
10 1 (2.78%) CCIA
10 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.56%) vSphere
6 1 (2.78%) XenApp
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (11.11%) Netcool
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
4 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.56%) Nessus
4 2 (5.56%) Nmap
5 1 (2.78%) WSUS
5 1 (2.78%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.78%) Nagios
5 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) Citrix
4 5 (13.89%) McAfee
5 4 (11.11%) Veritas
5 4 (11.11%) HP
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) Symantec
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.78%) Altiris
8 1 (2.78%) EMC