The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 81 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.49% 9.34% 15.78%
As % of the Vendors category 24.42% 23.28% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 51
Median daily rate £320 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £424 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £9.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Vendors Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
303 348 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 47.05% 40.14% 39.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 152 124
Median daily rate £340 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £260 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.30 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £53.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Glasgow region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Glasgow region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 60 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 55 (33.13%) Security Cleared
3 48 (28.92%) Windows
4 42 (25.30%) Active Directory
5 40 (24.10%) .NET
6 39 (23.49%) SQL
7 38 (22.89%) SQL Server
8 37 (22.29%) HP
9 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (20.48%) SC Cleared
10 33 (19.88%) ASP.NET
11 32 (19.28%) C#
12 28 (16.87%) HTML
12 28 (16.87%) JavaScript
12 28 (16.87%) MS Office
12 28 (16.87%) CRM
13 27 (16.27%) Oracle
14 26 (15.66%) Windows Server
15 25 (15.06%) PowerShell
16 24 (14.46%) ISTQB
17 23 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (13.25%) Migration
19 21 (12.65%) Citrix
19 21 (12.65%) Test Scripting
20 20 (12.05%) Hyper-V
20 20 (12.05%) ITIL
20 20 (12.05%) VMware
21 19 (11.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 18 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
22 18 (10.84%) Finance

Microsoft
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 18 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.43%) OpenStack
4 12 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.42%) IIS
6 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.01%) Skype for Business
9 4 (2.41%) CMS
10 3 (1.81%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.20%) Confluence
11 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.87%) MS Office
3 6 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.60%) Eikon
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.23%) Office 365
2 10 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) AdWords
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
4 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.23%) DNS
2 11 (6.63%) SAN
3 10 (6.02%) DHCP
4 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.41%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.41%) SNMP
5 4 (2.41%) SSL
6 3 (1.81%) Skype
7 2 (1.20%) Firewall
7 2 (1.20%) Intranet
7 2 (1.20%) Network Security
8 1 (0.60%) Internet
8 1 (0.60%) VoIP
8 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.82%) MS Access
5 6 (3.61%) DTS
5 6 (3.61%) OLAP
5 6 (3.61%) OLTP
5 6 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.81%) Big Data
7 3 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.20%) GIS
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (10.24%) HP UFT
2 9 (5.42%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.82%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.81%) JIRA
5 2 (1.20%) StarTeam
5 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.60%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.60%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (10.84%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Banking
3 4 (2.41%) Legal
4 3 (1.81%) Front Office
4 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Advertising
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (25.30%) Analyst
2 22 (13.25%) Developer
3 20 (12.05%) Test Analyst
4 15 (9.04%) Architect
5 10 (6.02%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.82%) DBA
7 8 (4.82%) Tester
8 7 (4.22%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.22%) SQL DBA
9 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (3.61%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Consultant
10 5 (3.01%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Database Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.10%) .NET
2 33 (19.88%) ASP.NET
3 28 (16.87%) HTML
4 7 (4.22%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.61%) CSS
6 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.01%) Entity Framework
6 5 (3.01%) jQuery
7 4 (2.41%) JSP
8 3 (1.81%) Ajax
9 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.20%) HTML5
9 2 (1.20%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.20%) WCF
9 2 (1.20%) XML
10 1 (0.60%) Drools
10 1 (0.60%) Kendo UI
10 1 (0.60%) LINQ
10 1 (0.60%) Web Services
10 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) Clustering
2 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.22%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.61%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.61%) Replication
5 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.20%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) EPoS
8 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) PDA
8 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.92%) Windows
2 26 (15.66%) Windows Server
3 23 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.43%) Windows 7
7 12 (7.23%) Windows XP
8 10 (6.02%) Linux
9 8 (4.82%) Unix
10 6 (3.61%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.01%) AIX
12 2 (1.20%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) HPUX
13 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.87%) CRM
2 22 (13.25%) Migration
3 21 (12.65%) Test Scripting
4 20 (12.05%) ITIL
5 16 (9.64%) Functional Testing
6 15 (9.04%) Change Management
7 14 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.83%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (7.23%) Project Management
10 9 (5.42%) ERP
11 8 (4.82%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.82%) ETL
11 8 (4.82%) Test Strategy
12 7 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.22%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (4.22%) Service Management
12 7 (4.22%) Software Testing
12 7 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.49%) SQL
2 32 (19.28%) C#
3 28 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.06%) PowerShell
5 17 (10.24%) VB
6 10 (6.02%) Java
7 8 (4.82%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.22%) VBScript
9 4 (2.41%) VBA
10 2 (1.20%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.20%) Korn
10 2 (1.20%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (33.13%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 24 (14.46%) ISTQB
4 19 (11.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 15 (9.04%) ISEB
6 14 (8.43%) MCSE
7 12 (7.23%) Degree
8 11 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.82%) MCITP
10 7 (4.22%) MCP
10 7 (4.22%) MCSA
10 7 (4.22%) MCTS
11 4 (2.41%) BC Cleared
11 4 (2.41%) CCNA
11 4 (2.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Basel III
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (25.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.05%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.02%) XenApp
4 9 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (4.82%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.81%) Firmware
6 3 (1.81%) vSphere
7 1 (0.60%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (6.63%) SCCM
3 7 (4.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.01%) Netcool
5 4 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.81%) SCOM
7 2 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (22.29%) HP
2 27 (16.27%) Oracle
3 21 (12.65%) Citrix
4 20 (12.05%) VMware
5 10 (6.02%) Cisco
6 5 (3.01%) Infor
6 5 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.41%) Altiris
7 4 (2.41%) AppSense
8 3 (1.81%) IBM
8 3 (1.81%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.81%) Nintex
8 3 (1.81%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.81%) Veritas
9 2 (1.20%) CA
9 2 (1.20%) IronPort
9 2 (1.20%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.60%) Apple
10 1 (0.60%) Perforce
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