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 21 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.

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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 5 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 94 73 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.67% 11.97% 11.63%
As % of the Vendors category 34.56% 25.52% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 54
Median daily rate £350 £213 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -33.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £96 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
272 286 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.23% 46.89% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 155 179
Median daily rate £368 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £40.25 £32.71 £13.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.06% +145.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.05 £19.34 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £46.07 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 56 (32.94%) Windows
2 49 (28.82%) MS Excel
3 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
4 39 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (21.18%) Finance
6 32 (18.82%) Active Directory
7 30 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 26 (15.29%) Office 365
8 26 (15.29%) .NET
8 26 (15.29%) MS Office
9 25 (14.71%) ITIL
9 25 (14.71%) SQL
9 25 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (14.12%) C#
11 23 (13.53%) VMware
12 22 (12.94%) Migration
13 20 (11.76%) Project Management
13 20 (11.76%) PowerShell
14 19 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (10.59%) Windows 7
16 17 (10.00%) ASP.NET
17 16 (9.41%) MS Exchange
17 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (8.82%) Citrix
19 14 (8.24%) MVC
19 14 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 14 (8.24%) MS Project
19 14 (8.24%) JavaScript

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 16 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.47%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.29%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.35%) IIS
6 3 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.76%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.76%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.18%) CMS
7 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.59%) Apache
8 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (28.82%) MS Excel
2 26 (15.29%) MS Office
3 14 (8.24%) MS Project
4 5 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.76%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.35%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.29%) Office 365
2 25 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.35%) GitHub
4 4 (2.35%) IaaS
4 4 (2.35%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.76%) PaaS
5 3 (1.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.47%) DNS
2 10 (5.88%) Skype
3 9 (5.29%) DHCP
4 7 (4.12%) Firewall
4 7 (4.12%) SAN
4 7 (4.12%) WAN
5 6 (3.53%) VoIP
6 5 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.35%) LDAP
7 4 (2.35%) PABX
7 4 (2.35%) VPN
8 3 (1.76%) NAS
9 2 (1.18%) Internet
9 2 (1.18%) VSAN
10 1 (0.59%) Broadband
10 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.59%) SNMP
10 1 (0.59%) SSH
10 1 (0.59%) SSL
10 1 (0.59%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.94%) Power BI
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.18%) MySQL
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.59%) Ingres
9 1 (0.59%) MS Access
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.29%) Selenium
3 7 (4.12%) JIRA
3 7 (4.12%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.12%) YouTrack
4 5 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.35%) NUnit
6 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Blend
6 3 (1.76%) Moq
6 3 (1.76%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.59%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.59%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.59%) JMeter
7 1 (0.59%) JUnit
7 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.59%) PHPUnit
General
1 36 (21.18%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Law
3 4 (2.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
4 2 (1.18%) Marketing
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) French Language
5 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.59%) Publishing
5 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (21.18%) Analyst
2 30 (17.65%) Developer
3 15 (8.82%) Consultant
4 12 (7.06%) .NET Developer
5 10 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 10 (5.88%) IT Support
6 9 (5.29%) Architect
6 9 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (5.29%) IT Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.71%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.12%) IT Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Consultant
8 7 (4.12%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.12%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (3.53%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.29%) .NET
2 17 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (6.47%) .NET Framework
4 11 (6.47%) AngularJS
5 10 (5.88%) CSS
5 10 (5.88%) Entity Framework
5 10 (5.88%) HTML
6 8 (4.71%) jQuery
7 7 (4.12%) Web Services
8 6 (3.53%) HTML5
8 6 (3.53%) Kendo UI
9 4 (2.35%) CSS3
9 4 (2.35%) RESTful
10 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.76%) LINQ
10 3 (1.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.76%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (1.76%) WCF
10 3 (1.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.71%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.53%) Replication
4 6 (3.53%) User Experience
5 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.35%) Clustering
6 4 (2.35%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.76%) VLE
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.18%) CESG
8 2 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.59%) CMDB
9 1 (0.59%) Derivative
9 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (32.94%) Windows
2 30 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 30 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (10.59%) Windows 7
5 13 (7.65%) Windows 10
5 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.47%) Linux
7 9 (5.29%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.94%) AIX
9 4 (2.35%) Unix
10 3 (1.76%) Android
11 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.18%) Solaris
11 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.71%) ITIL
3 22 (12.94%) Migration
4 20 (11.76%) Project Management
5 14 (8.24%) MVC
6 13 (7.65%) Change Control
7 11 (6.47%) Change Management
7 11 (6.47%) Software Testing
8 10 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (5.88%) Scrum
9 9 (5.29%) OO
9 9 (5.29%) Service Management
10 8 (4.71%) CRM
10 8 (4.71%) Information Assurance
11 7 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.12%) TDD
12 6 (3.53%) Kanban
12 6 (3.53%) OOP
12 6 (3.53%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.71%) SQL
2 24 (14.12%) C#
3 20 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 14 (8.24%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.76%) C
5 3 (1.76%) Perl
5 3 (1.76%) Python
5 3 (1.76%) TypeScript
5 3 (1.76%) VB
5 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.76%) VBA
5 3 (1.76%) XAML
6 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.59%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.59%) Java
6 1 (0.59%) Korn
6 1 (0.59%) PHP
6 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.29%) Degree
5 7 (4.12%) MCSE
5 7 (4.12%) MCTS
6 5 (2.94%) MCSA
7 3 (1.76%) CGEIT
7 3 (1.76%) CISA
7 3 (1.76%) CRISC
7 3 (1.76%) HND
7 3 (1.76%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.76%) MCAD
7 3 (1.76%) MCP
7 3 (1.76%) MCSD
8 2 (1.18%) CISSP
8 2 (1.18%) ISEB
8 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.18%) MCITP
8 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.35%) QA
3 3 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.59%) Basel III
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.53%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.53%) vSphere
4 4 (2.35%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.76%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.59%) Firmware
7 1 (0.59%) NFS
7 1 (0.59%) Samba
7 1 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.47%) SCCM
2 7 (4.12%) SCOM
3 6 (3.53%) WSUS
4 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.35%) PowerCLI
4 4 (2.35%) vRealize
5 3 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.76%) Netcool
5 3 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.18%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.59%) Control-M
7 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 23 (13.53%) VMware
2 15 (8.82%) Citrix
3 7 (4.12%) Cisco
4 5 (2.94%) IBM
5 4 (2.35%) Adobe
5 4 (2.35%) Oracle
5 4 (2.35%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.35%) Symantec
5 4 (2.35%) Veritas
6 3 (1.76%) Apple
6 3 (1.76%) Dell
6 3 (1.76%) Intel Security
6 3 (1.76%) Twitter
7 2 (1.18%) BMC
7 2 (1.18%) HP
7 2 (1.18%) Lotus
7 2 (1.18%) Polycom
7 2 (1.18%) Sun
8 1 (0.59%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.59%) Veeam
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