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 2 July 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.27% 0.68% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.84% 3.77% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
Median daily rate £330 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £300 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.10 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+41.89% +19.35%
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
155 159 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.05% 18.07% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 60
Median daily rate £345 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 6
Median hourly rate £43.00 £27.44 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.70% +89.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 July 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 2 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
4 18 (47.37%) Windows
5 17 (44.74%) MS Excel
6 16 (42.11%) MCSE
7 13 (34.21%) VMware
8 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
9 11 (28.95%) SQL
9 11 (28.95%) HP
9 11 (28.95%) Citrix
10 10 (26.32%) ITIL
10 10 (26.32%) Office 365
10 10 (26.32%) OpenStack
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
11 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
11 9 (23.68%) MCITP
12 8 (21.05%) MCTS
12 8 (21.05%) MCP
12 8 (21.05%) .NET
12 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
13 7 (18.42%) MCSA
13 7 (18.42%) DNS
13 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
13 7 (18.42%) Degree
13 7 (18.42%) Change Management
14 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (26.32%) OpenStack
2 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.53%) IIS
5 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 5 (13.16%) SSL
2 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) NetScaler
3 4 (10.53%) SAN
3 4 (10.53%) SNMP
4 3 (7.89%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) Firewall
5 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.63%) LDAP
5 1 (2.63%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) StarTeam
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.63%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (7.89%) Banking
1 3 (7.89%) Front Office
1 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) DBA
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 2 (5.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Clustering
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.16%) Unix
6 4 (10.53%) Linux
7 3 (7.89%) AIX
7 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Change Management
3 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.16%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.89%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
6 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.16%) VBScript
4 2 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (42.11%) MCSE
3 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 9 (23.68%) MCITP
5 8 (21.05%) MCP
5 8 (21.05%) MCTS
6 7 (18.42%) Degree
6 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
6 7 (18.42%) MCSA
7 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (13.16%) ISEB
8 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
9 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (5.26%) MCSD
11 1 (2.63%) CCNA
11 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.53%) XenApp
4 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.89%) Firmware
5 3 (7.89%) vSphere
6 1 (2.63%) Brightmail
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.89%) Netcool
3 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) Citrix
3 11 (28.95%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) AppSense
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) Intel Security
5 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.89%) Veritas
6 2 (5.26%) IronPort
7 1 (2.63%) Altiris
7 1 (2.63%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.63%) FactSet
7 1 (2.63%) Fidessa
7 1 (2.63%) Nintex
7 1 (2.63%) Reuters