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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.07% 2.01% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.94% 14.13% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Average daily rate
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£307 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.74% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +11.54%
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
171 92 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.78% 14.24% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 50 59
Average daily rate £348 £320 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £240 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.50 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014, 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 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) MCITP
3 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 10 (31.25%) HTML
4 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (28.13%) .NET
4 9 (28.13%) HP
4 9 (28.13%) MCTS
5 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (25.00%) Cisco
5 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (21.88%) JSP
6 7 (21.88%) ITIL
6 7 (21.88%) MCP
6 7 (21.88%) Windows
6 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
6 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) Security Testing
6 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (18.75%) SCCM
7 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 6 (18.75%) Degree
7 6 (18.75%) MCSE
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 5 (15.63%) UNIX
8 5 (15.63%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) LDAP
1 4 (12.50%) Kerberos
1 4 (12.50%) SAN
1 4 (12.50%) X.500
1 4 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) SNMP
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
1 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Advertising
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
1 3 (9.38%) Developer
1 3 (9.38%) Test Specialist
1 3 (9.38%) Security Specialist
2 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (6.25%) Analyst
2 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
2 2 (6.25%) Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
2 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (3.13%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (3.13%) CRM Developer
3 1 (3.13%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (3.13%) Technical Operations Analyst
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 9 (28.13%) .NET
3 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.88%) JSP
5 2 (6.25%) COM
5 2 (6.25%) CSS
5 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.13%) WCF
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) XML
6 1 (3.13%) XSL
6 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) PDA
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) UNIX
3 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) AIX
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Security Testing
2 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.25%) CRM
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Web Development
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) ERP
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
1 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) MCITP
3 9 (28.13%) MCTS
4 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (21.88%) MCP
5 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
5 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (18.75%) Degree
6 6 (18.75%) MCSE
7 4 (12.50%) MCSA
8 2 (6.25%) MCSD
9 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
9 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.13%) MCPD
9 1 (3.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Firmware
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) HP
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (12.50%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) PlateSpin