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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.68% 1.94% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 9.68% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.20% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.10 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £16.67
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -7.01%
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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
157 155 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.84% 20.05% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 58 83
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £203 £250
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 13 6 7
Average hourly rate £27.44 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.24% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £32.40 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 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 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
3 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
4 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (46.88%) MCITP
6 14 (43.75%) MCSE
7 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
8 12 (37.50%) Citrix
9 11 (34.38%) MCSA
9 11 (34.38%) VMware
10 10 (31.25%) ITIL
11 8 (25.00%) Service Management
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
12 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
12 7 (21.88%) SQL
12 7 (21.88%) MS Office
13 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
13 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
13 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
14 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
14 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
14 5 (15.63%) MCTS
14 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
14 5 (15.63%) Migration
14 5 (15.63%) Clustering
14 5 (15.63%) McAfee

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 4 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.13%) Toad
2 1 (3.13%) JDeveloper
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) JSP
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 4 (12.50%) PDA
3 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.13%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) AIX
6 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) UNIX
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Service Management
3 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (3.13%) CMMI
8 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Data Management
8 1 (3.13%) Content Management
8 1 (3.13%) Information Management
8 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.13%) ITSM
8 1 (3.13%) Workflow
8 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (46.88%) MCITP
4 14 (43.75%) MCSE
5 11 (34.38%) MCSA
6 5 (15.63%) MCTS
6 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
7 3 (9.38%) MCP
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.25%) CCNA
8 2 (6.25%) Degree
8 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.13%) CCEE
9 1 (3.13%) CCIA
9 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (3.13%) ISEB
9 1 (3.13%) CCNP
9 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (3.13%) XenApp
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (12.50%) Netcool
3 3 (9.38%) SCCM
4 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.13%) Nessus
5 1 (3.13%) Nmap
5 1 (3.13%) WSUS
5 1 (3.13%) SCOM
5 1 (3.13%) Nagios
5 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Citrix
3 11 (34.38%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) McAfee
5 4 (12.50%) Veritas
6 3 (9.38%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco
7 2 (6.25%) Symantec
8 1 (3.13%) Altiris
8 1 (3.13%) EMC