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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 55 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.18% 1.78% 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 8.03% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
Median daily rate £175 £193 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -37.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £12.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%

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
76 137 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.67% 22.20% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 90
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £100 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £15.89 £33.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.84% +52.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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
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 28 February 2017, 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) MCSE
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) MCSA
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) MCTS
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
8 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) WAN
8 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (20.00%) Moq
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
9 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) NUnit

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 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
5 1 (6.67%) LDAP
5 1 (6.67%) SNMP
5 1 (6.67%) SSL
5 1 (6.67%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Moq
1 3 (20.00%) NUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Developer
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (20.00%) jQuery
1 3 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Change Management
1 3 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 3 (20.00%) MVC
1 3 (20.00%) OO
1 3 (20.00%) OOD
1 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
1 3 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (13.33%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCSE
2 8 (53.33%) MCSA
3 7 (46.67%) MCTS
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) MCAD
4 3 (20.00%) MCP
4 3 (20.00%) MCSD
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (13.33%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Firmware
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (13.33%) Netcool
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SnapMirror
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Veritas
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
4 2 (13.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat