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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.02% 1.34% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.79% 6.96% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 13
Average daily rate
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£308 £344 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.54% +8.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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
139 115 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.71% 19.20% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 39 71
Average daily rate £350 £319 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.50 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -12.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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
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 29 January 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 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
3 12 (52.17%) MCSE
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) MCITP
5 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) MCSA
7 6 (26.09%) Citrix
7 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 5 (21.74%) MCTS
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (17.39%) Clustering
9 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) HTML
10 3 (13.04%) SLA
10 3 (13.04%) HP
10 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
10 3 (13.04%) vSphere
10 3 (13.04%) CMDB
10 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 3 (13.04%) Data Protection

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.70%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) WinRunner
1 2 (8.70%) TestDirector
1 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Deskside Support
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) CMDB
3 2 (8.70%) PDA
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) AIX
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (52.17%) MCSE
3 11 (47.83%) MCITP
4 6 (26.09%) MCSA
5 5 (21.74%) MCTS
6 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
6 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
7 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.70%) CCNP
7 2 (8.70%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) MCP
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (4.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Nmap
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Citrix
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Veritas
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) PlateSpin
5 1 (4.35%) Altiris