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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 97 83 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.99% 13.70% 10.27%
As % of the Vendors category 29.57% 31.92% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 37
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £130 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £438 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £9.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -57.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.25 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £99.80 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
328 260 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 43.91% 42.90% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 133 177
Average daily rate £355 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £9.25 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+278.37% -44.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £69.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014, 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 83 (36.24%) SQL
2 82 (35.81%) .NET
3 65 (28.38%) C#
4 63 (27.51%) Windows
5 58 (25.33%) Security Cleared
6 55 (24.02%) SQL Server
7 54 (23.58%) SC Cleared
8 52 (22.71%) MS Excel
9 50 (21.83%) Oracle
10 46 (20.09%) HP
11 44 (19.21%) ASP.NET
11 44 (19.21%) Finance
12 39 (17.03%) HTML
13 36 (15.72%) MS Office
14 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
15 29 (12.66%) ISTQB
16 26 (11.35%) T-SQL
16 26 (11.35%) SharePoint
17 25 (10.92%) UNIX
17 25 (10.92%) C++
17 25 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (10.04%) Active Directory
18 23 (10.04%) XML
18 23 (10.04%) DV Cleared
18 23 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
19 22 (9.61%) JSP
20 20 (8.73%) Visual Studio
20 20 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (8.30%) HTTP
21 19 (8.30%) Workflow

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 26 (11.35%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.86%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (4.37%) IIS
4 9 (3.93%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.18%) SAS
6 2 (0.87%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.44%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.44%) TWiki
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.44%) Lync
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (22.71%) MS Excel
2 36 (15.72%) MS Office
3 11 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.06%) MS Project
5 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (8.30%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (3.49%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.31%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.30%) HTTP
2 18 (7.86%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.11%) DNS
4 13 (5.68%) SAN
5 8 (3.49%) DHCP
6 7 (3.06%) Intranet
7 6 (2.62%) LDAP
8 5 (2.18%) X.500
9 4 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.31%) SNMP
10 3 (1.31%) Wireless
10 3 (1.31%) Firewall
10 3 (1.31%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.87%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.87%) VPN
11 2 (0.87%) SSL
11 2 (0.87%) VoIP
11 2 (0.87%) H.323
12 1 (0.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (24.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.37%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (3.49%) QlikView
6 8 (3.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.18%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.31%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.31%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.44%) DTS
11 1 (0.44%) MS Access
11 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (8.73%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (1.75%) CppUnit
3 4 (1.75%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.44%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.44%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.44%) CodeRush
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) ReSharper
General
1 44 (19.21%) Finance
2 11 (4.80%) Banking
3 5 (2.18%) Back Office
4 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Games
5 1 (0.44%) Front Office
5 1 (0.44%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 78 (34.06%) Developer
2 35 (15.28%) Analyst
3 16 (6.99%) C# Developer
4 15 (6.55%) .NET Developer
5 14 (6.11%) C++ Developer
6 13 (5.68%) Consultant
6 13 (5.68%) WPF Developer
7 10 (4.37%) Senior Developer
8 9 (3.93%) SQL Developer
8 9 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (3.49%) Test Specialist
9 8 (3.49%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.49%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.06%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.62%) Senior C++ Developer
11 6 (2.62%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (2.18%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (2.18%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (35.81%) .NET
2 44 (19.21%) ASP.NET
3 39 (17.03%) HTML
4 23 (10.04%) XML
5 22 (9.61%) JSP
6 19 (8.30%) FIX Protocol
7 18 (7.86%) WPF
7 18 (7.86%) STL
8 17 (7.42%) .NET Framework
9 15 (6.55%) WCF
10 11 (4.80%) DCOM
11 10 (4.37%) WinForms
12 9 (3.93%) OLE DB
12 9 (3.93%) COM+
12 9 (3.93%) LINQ
13 8 (3.49%) Reactive Extensions
13 8 (3.49%) ATL
14 5 (2.18%) CSS
14 5 (2.18%) jQuery
15 4 (1.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.18%) CMDB
3 4 (1.75%) iPhone
3 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.75%) Clustering
3 4 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.31%) Replication
4 3 (1.31%) Learning Management System
4 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.31%) Derivative
5 2 (0.87%) PKI
5 2 (0.87%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.44%) PMI
6 1 (0.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 63 (27.51%) Windows
2 25 (10.92%) UNIX
3 23 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (7.86%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.24%) Linux
6 9 (3.93%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.31%) Android
10 2 (0.87%) AIX
11 1 (0.44%) Solaris
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (8.30%) Workflow
3 16 (6.99%) CRM
4 15 (6.55%) Project Management
5 14 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.68%) TDD
6 13 (5.68%) ITIL
7 12 (5.24%) Unit Testing
7 12 (5.24%) Test Scripting
7 12 (5.24%) Web Development
7 12 (5.24%) ETL
8 11 (4.80%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.37%) MVVM
9 10 (4.37%) Change Management
9 10 (4.37%) Process Management
9 10 (4.37%) Migration
9 10 (4.37%) ERP
10 9 (3.93%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.49%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.49%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (36.24%) SQL
2 65 (28.38%) C#
3 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
4 26 (11.35%) T-SQL
5 25 (10.92%) C++
6 13 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 12 (5.24%) VBA
8 9 (3.93%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.93%) VB
9 8 (3.49%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.06%) Perl
10 7 (3.06%) VBScript
11 6 (2.62%) Java
12 3 (1.31%) C
12 3 (1.31%) AWK
13 2 (0.87%) XAML
14 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.44%) Tcl
14 1 (0.44%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 54 (23.58%) SC Cleared
3 29 (12.66%) ISTQB
4 25 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (10.04%) DV Cleared
6 19 (8.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 17 (7.42%) Degree
8 10 (4.37%) MCITP
9 8 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.62%) MCTS
11 6 (2.62%) MCP
12 5 (2.18%) HND
12 5 (2.18%) MCSE
13 3 (1.31%) MCSA
13 3 (1.31%) PMP
13 3 (1.31%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.31%) MOS
14 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.44%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.62%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.18%) vSphere
2 5 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) VMware Server
3 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.87%) Firmware
4 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.44%) XenApp
4 1 (0.44%) XenServer
4 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.24%) SCCM
2 6 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.31%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.31%) SCOM
5 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.44%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.44%) Netcool
6 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.44%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (21.83%) Oracle
2 46 (20.09%) HP
3 15 (6.55%) Citrix
4 14 (6.11%) VMware
5 12 (5.24%) Business Objects
6 11 (4.80%) Cisco
7 10 (4.37%) Kofax
7 10 (4.37%) IBM
8 7 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.06%) Cognos
9 6 (2.62%) Tableau
10 4 (1.75%) Google
10 4 (1.75%) BMC
10 4 (1.75%) Symantec
10 4 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.31%) SAP
11 3 (1.31%) Sybase
11 3 (1.31%) Informatica
11 3 (1.31%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.31%) ArcSight
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