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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 33 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.87% 2.13% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.75% 10.61% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 4
Median daily rate £323 £300 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £148 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £332 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £12.10 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.67 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.24% +10.00%
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
159 179 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.45% 20.02% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 63
Median daily rate £364 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £214 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 4
Median hourly rate - £31.70 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +101.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 40 (93.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
3 22 (51.16%) PowerShell
3 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
4 20 (46.51%) Windows
5 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
6 16 (37.21%) MCSE
7 14 (32.56%) VMware
8 13 (30.23%) .NET
8 13 (30.23%) HP
8 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
9 12 (27.91%) MCITP
10 11 (25.58%) MCTS
10 11 (25.58%) Citrix
10 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
10 11 (25.58%) MCP
11 10 (23.26%) ITIL
11 10 (23.26%) SQL
11 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
11 10 (23.26%) Degree
11 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
12 9 (20.93%) OpenStack
13 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (18.60%) Office 365
13 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
13 8 (18.60%) Unix
13 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (18.60%) ISEB
14 7 (16.28%) Cisco
14 7 (16.28%) Linux

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 9 (20.93%) OpenStack
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) SSL
2 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.30%) NetScaler
3 4 (9.30%) SNMP
4 3 (6.98%) SAN
5 2 (4.65%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) Firewall
6 1 (2.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.33%) LDAP
6 1 (2.33%) Skype
6 1 (2.33%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.98%) TestDirector
2 3 (6.98%) WinRunner
3 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.98%) Banking
1 3 (6.98%) Front Office
1 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) SharePoint Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Test Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Integration Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) DBA
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.65%) Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
2 7 (16.28%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.65%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.33%) NHS
5 1 (2.33%) PDA
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.60%) Unix
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) Linux
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.65%) AIX
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Change Management
2 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
3 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
4 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) Analytics
6 3 (6.98%) Content Management
6 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.65%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.65%) ITSM
7 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.65%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.63%) VBScript
5 2 (4.65%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) MCSE
3 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
4 12 (27.91%) MCITP
5 11 (25.58%) MCP
5 11 (25.58%) MCTS
6 10 (23.26%) Degree
6 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
7 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (18.60%) ISEB
8 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (13.95%) MCSA
10 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
11 2 (4.65%) CCNA
11 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (4.65%) MCSD
11 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (2.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) XenApp
3 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.98%) Firmware
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) Brightmail
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.65%) Netcool
4 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) VMware
3 13 (30.23%) HP
4 11 (25.58%) Citrix
5 7 (16.28%) Cisco
6 4 (9.30%) AppSense
7 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.65%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.65%) IronPort
8 2 (4.65%) Veritas
9 1 (2.33%) Altiris
9 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.33%) FactSet
9 1 (2.33%) Fidessa
9 1 (2.33%) Nintex
9 1 (2.33%) Reuters
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