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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 89 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.30% 11.45% 13.34%
As % of the Vendors category 26.37% 31.34% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 26
Average daily rate £199 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.43% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £94 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
292 284 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 46.65% 36.55% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 172 111
Average daily rate £320 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £10.55 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.83 £15.77 £17.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 (42.14%) Windows
2 45 (28.30%) Active Directory
3 39 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (24.53%) MS Office
4 38 (23.90%) MS Excel
5 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
6 34 (21.38%) Windows 7
7 30 (18.87%) Finance
8 26 (16.35%) MCSE
8 26 (16.35%) SQL
8 26 (16.35%) SQL Server
9 25 (15.72%) .NET
10 24 (15.09%) VMware
10 24 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (13.21%) Windows Server
13 20 (12.58%) Degree
13 20 (12.58%) SharePoint
14 19 (11.95%) MS Exchange
15 18 (11.32%) Citrix
15 18 (11.32%) C#
16 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (10.69%) MCTS
16 17 (10.69%) SCCM
17 16 (10.06%) ASP.NET
18 15 (9.43%) DNS
18 15 (9.43%) Project Management
18 15 (9.43%) Migration
19 14 (8.81%) MS Visio
19 14 (8.81%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (12.58%) SharePoint
2 19 (11.95%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.03%) IIS
4 7 (4.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.40%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.63%) TWiki
Applications
1 39 (24.53%) MS Office
2 38 (23.90%) MS Excel
3 14 (8.81%) MS Visio
4 12 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.89%) MS Project
6 2 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.63%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.66%) Office 365
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.43%) DNS
2 8 (5.03%) SAN
3 7 (4.40%) DHCP
3 7 (4.40%) Kerberos
3 7 (4.40%) LDAP
3 7 (4.40%) X.500
4 6 (3.77%) Intranet
5 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.52%) Broadband
6 4 (2.52%) Skype
7 2 (1.26%) 3G
7 2 (1.26%) ADSL
7 2 (1.26%) Firewall
7 2 (1.26%) NAS
7 2 (1.26%) VPN
8 1 (0.63%) IPv4
8 1 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.63%) VoIP
8 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.26%) MS Access
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.26%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.63%) DTS
6 1 (0.63%) GIS
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) QlikView
6 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.66%) HP UFT
1 9 (5.66%) TestDirector
1 9 (5.66%) WinRunner
2 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.52%) Selenium
3 4 (2.52%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.89%) JIRA
5 2 (1.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.26%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.63%) ERwin
6 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.63%) MSI
6 1 (0.63%) NUnit
6 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (18.87%) Finance
2 9 (5.66%) Advertising
2 9 (5.66%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.14%) Legal
5 4 (2.52%) Private Banking
6 3 (1.89%) Law
7 2 (1.26%) Front Office
7 2 (1.26%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (29.56%) Analyst
2 19 (11.95%) Developer
3 14 (8.81%) Architect
4 13 (8.18%) Test Analyst
5 12 (7.55%) Desktop Support
5 12 (7.55%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.66%) Active Directory Engineer
6 9 (5.66%) IT Support
7 8 (5.03%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.40%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.40%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (3.77%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Consultant
10 5 (3.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.72%) .NET
2 16 (10.06%) ASP.NET
3 14 (8.81%) HTML
4 13 (8.18%) CSS
5 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.89%) Web Services
7 2 (1.26%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.26%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.26%) HTML5
7 2 (1.26%) LINQ
7 2 (1.26%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (1.26%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.26%) WCF
8 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.63%) Velocity
8 1 (0.63%) WinForms
8 1 (0.63%) WPF
8 1 (0.63%) XML
8 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.18%) PDA
3 10 (6.29%) Clustering
4 9 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.66%) Replication
5 8 (5.03%) NHS
6 7 (4.40%) Blackberry
6 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.40%) PKI
7 4 (2.52%) VLE
8 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.26%) Celerra
9 2 (1.26%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.26%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.26%) User Experience
10 1 (0.63%) CCTV
10 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 67 (42.14%) Windows
2 34 (21.38%) Windows 7
3 24 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (13.21%) Windows Server
5 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.55%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.03%) Linux
10 7 (4.40%) AIX
11 5 (3.14%) Unix
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.43%) Migration
2 15 (9.43%) Project Management
3 13 (8.18%) Test Scripting
4 12 (7.55%) ITIL
4 12 (7.55%) Service Management
5 11 (6.92%) Change Management
6 9 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.66%) Software Testing
6 9 (5.66%) Test Automation
7 8 (5.03%) BPMN
7 8 (5.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (5.03%) Process Improvement
7 8 (5.03%) TOGAF
8 7 (4.40%) ArchiMate
8 7 (4.40%) Data Architecture
8 7 (4.40%) Enterprise Modelling
8 7 (4.40%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.40%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.35%) SQL
2 18 (11.32%) C#
3 13 (8.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.40%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.89%) VBA
7 3 (1.89%) VBScript
8 2 (1.26%) C
8 2 (1.26%) Java
8 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
3 26 (16.35%) MCSE
4 20 (12.58%) Degree
5 17 (10.69%) MCTS
6 13 (8.18%) ISTQB
7 12 (7.55%) MCITP
8 11 (6.92%) SC Cleared
9 10 (6.29%) MCP
9 10 (6.29%) MCSA
10 5 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (3.14%) ISEB
11 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.26%) MCDST
13 1 (0.63%) CCNP
13 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) SLA
3 4 (2.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.92%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.14%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.52%) XenApp
6 3 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) SCCM
2 9 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.14%) Netcool
5 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.89%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.26%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.63%) Nagios
7 1 (0.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.63%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 24 (15.09%) VMware
2 18 (11.32%) Citrix
3 9 (5.66%) Cisco
4 7 (4.40%) HP
4 7 (4.40%) Intel Security
4 7 (4.40%) Oracle
5 5 (3.14%) Veritas
6 4 (2.52%) Dell
7 3 (1.89%) IBM
8 2 (1.26%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.26%) Adobe
8 2 (1.26%) Apple
8 2 (1.26%) Brocade
8 2 (1.26%) CommVault
8 2 (1.26%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.26%) EMC
8 2 (1.26%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.26%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.26%) Veeam
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 190pd
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £90 - £105 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago