The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Glasgow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 63 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.16% 1.66% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 10.95% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 13
Average daily rate £135 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £172 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £312 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
128 137 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.63% 15.14% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 86 47
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £363 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.42 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.22% +9.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) MCSE
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
5 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 6 (35.29%) LAN
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) MCDST
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
7 4 (23.53%) MCP
7 4 (23.53%) VMware
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
8 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
8 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) DHCP
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
8 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (11.76%) SAN
9 2 (11.76%) CCNP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Transition Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft BI Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) CMDB
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) MCDST
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) MCP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
4 2 (11.76%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSD
5 1 (5.88%) HND
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint