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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.37% 1.15% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.21% 6.25% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £135 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -43.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £105 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £247 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
172 128 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.39% 18.47% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 66 92
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.70 £14.50 £10.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.62% +39.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £18.00 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (61.76%) Windows
3 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
4 17 (50.00%) MCITP
5 14 (41.18%) MCSE
6 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
7 11 (32.35%) MCSA
7 11 (32.35%) ITIL
7 11 (32.35%) VMware
8 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (26.47%) Citrix
9 8 (23.53%) SQL
10 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
10 7 (20.59%) Service Management
10 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
11 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
11 6 (17.65%) MCTS
11 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
11 6 (17.65%) Clustering
11 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
11 6 (17.65%) Migration
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.65%) MS Office
12 5 (14.71%) .NET
12 5 (14.71%) AIX
12 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
12 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) SAN
2 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) WinRunner
1 4 (11.76%) TestDirector
1 4 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.94%) Toad
2 1 (2.94%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) Deskside Support
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) JSP
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) Ajax
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Clustering
1 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) PDA
2 4 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.88%) CMDB
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.71%) AIX
5 4 (11.76%) Linux
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Service Management
3 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
3 6 (17.65%) Migration
4 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
4 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
5 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.76%) Change Management
6 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.88%) Workflow
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Analytics
8 1 (2.94%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (50.00%) MCITP
3 14 (41.18%) MCSE
4 11 (32.35%) MCSA
5 6 (17.65%) MCTS
5 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (8.82%) MCP
7 3 (8.82%) CCNA
7 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.88%) Degree
8 2 (5.88%) CCNP
8 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
8 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (2.94%) ISEB
9 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.88%) vSphere
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.76%) Netcool
2 4 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (8.82%) SCCM
4 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.88%) Nessus
4 2 (5.88%) Nmap
5 1 (2.94%) Nagios
5 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.94%) WSUS
5 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) McAfee
5 4 (11.76%) Veritas
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) Altiris