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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 May 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.

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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 108 104 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.01% 14.77% 10.85%
As % of the Vendors category 29.19% 33.66% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 53
Average daily rate
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£331 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
Average hourly rate £12.10 £13.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.37% +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
370 309 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 41.16% 43.89% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 150 211
Average daily rate £368 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 9
Average hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.30 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.00 £18.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Microsoft 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.

1 67 (34.72%) Windows
2 52 (26.94%) MS Excel
3 49 (25.39%) Finance
4 44 (22.80%) SQL Server
5 42 (21.76%) MS Office
6 41 (21.24%) SQL
7 38 (19.69%) Security Cleared
8 32 (16.58%) SC Cleared
9 30 (15.54%) .NET
9 30 (15.54%) Active Directory
10 27 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (13.47%) C#
12 24 (12.44%) SharePoint
12 24 (12.44%) ITIL
13 23 (11.92%) VMware
14 22 (11.40%) ASP.NET
15 21 (10.88%) Windows XP
16 19 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (9.84%) Project Management
17 17 (8.81%) Visual Studio
17 17 (8.81%) Data Analysis
18 16 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 15 (7.77%) ETL
19 15 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
20 14 (7.25%) Citrix
20 14 (7.25%) HP
21 13 (6.74%) HTML
21 13 (6.74%) Banking
21 13 (6.74%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (12.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.15%) IIS
3 7 (3.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.11%) Lync
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.55%) MS Project Server
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.04%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 52 (26.94%) MS Excel
2 42 (21.76%) MS Office
3 8 (4.15%) MS Project
4 6 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.55%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (3.63%) Office 365
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.70%) SAN
2 8 (4.15%) HTTP
3 4 (2.07%) Intranet
3 4 (2.07%) LAN
3 4 (2.07%) Firewall
4 3 (1.55%) DNS
4 3 (1.55%) DHCP
4 3 (1.55%) Extranet
4 3 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.04%) WAN
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.52%) Wireless
6 1 (0.52%) IPsec
6 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.59%) QlikView
6 5 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.04%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.04%) MS Access
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (8.81%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.59%) TestDirector
3 4 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (2.07%) WinRunner
4 2 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.52%) MSI
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.52%) Toad
5 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.52%) JDeveloper
General
1 49 (25.39%) Finance
2 13 (6.74%) Banking
3 3 (1.55%) Back Office
3 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.04%) Billing
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (23.83%) Developer
1 46 (23.83%) Analyst
2 18 (9.33%) Business Analyst
3 12 (6.22%) Consultant
3 12 (6.22%) Support Analyst
4 11 (5.70%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.18%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (4.66%) DBA
6 9 (4.66%) Architect
6 9 (4.66%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.15%) C++ Developer
7 8 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (3.63%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.63%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (3.11%) SQL DBA
10 5 (2.59%) Service Analyst
10 5 (2.59%) Process Analyst
10 5 (2.59%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (2.59%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.54%) .NET
2 22 (11.40%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.74%) HTML
4 11 (5.70%) XML
5 10 (5.18%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (4.15%) jQuery
6 8 (4.15%) CSS
7 6 (3.11%) STL
7 6 (3.11%) HTML5
8 5 (2.59%) WCF
8 5 (2.59%) NHibernate
8 5 (2.59%) OLE DB
8 5 (2.59%) COM+
8 5 (2.59%) DCOM
9 3 (1.55%) JSP
9 3 (1.55%) ATL
9 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.55%) JSON
9 3 (1.55%) CSS3
9 3 (1.55%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.74%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.63%) Clustering
4 4 (2.07%) PDA
5 3 (1.55%) NHS
6 2 (1.04%) Equities
6 2 (1.04%) CMDB
6 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.04%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) CESG
7 1 (0.52%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.72%) Windows
2 27 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (10.88%) Windows XP
4 15 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (6.74%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.15%) AIX
8 7 (3.63%) UNIX
8 7 (3.63%) Linux
9 6 (3.11%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.55%) Solaris
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.44%) ITIL
2 19 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (9.84%) Project Management
3 17 (8.81%) Data Analysis
4 15 (7.77%) ETL
5 13 (6.74%) Service Management
5 13 (6.74%) Migration
6 11 (5.70%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.66%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.66%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.15%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.15%) CRM
9 6 (3.11%) OO
9 6 (3.11%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.11%) Software Testing
10 5 (2.59%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (2.59%) Release Management
10 5 (2.59%) RAD
10 5 (2.59%) Data Modelling
10 5 (2.59%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.24%) SQL
2 26 (13.47%) C#
3 10 (5.18%) C++
3 10 (5.18%) JavaScript
3 10 (5.18%) T-SQL
3 10 (5.18%) VBA
4 4 (2.07%) Java
5 3 (1.55%) VB
5 3 (1.55%) VB6
5 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (19.69%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.58%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.74%) MCITP
5 11 (5.70%) MCSA
6 9 (4.66%) Degree
7 7 (3.63%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.11%) ISTQB
8 6 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.11%) MCSE
9 5 (2.59%) MCTS
10 4 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.55%) CCIE
12 2 (1.04%) ISEB
12 2 (1.04%) MCP
12 2 (1.04%) PMP
12 2 (1.04%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 30 (15.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.59%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.74%) SCCM
2 8 (4.15%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.07%) Netcool
6 3 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.04%) WMI
8 1 (0.52%) WSUS
8 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.52%) Nagios
8 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.52%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (11.92%) VMware
2 14 (7.25%) HP
2 14 (7.25%) Citrix
3 12 (6.22%) Oracle
4 9 (4.66%) Business Objects
4 9 (4.66%) Dell
4 9 (4.66%) Symantec
5 8 (4.15%) Cisco
6 7 (3.63%) CommVault
7 6 (3.11%) McAfee
7 6 (3.11%) IBM
7 6 (3.11%) EMC
8 5 (2.59%) Sybase
9 4 (2.07%) NetApp
9 4 (2.07%) Veritas
10 3 (1.55%) SAP
10 3 (1.55%) Tableau
11 2 (1.04%) Lotus
12 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
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