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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 160 86 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.33% 12.99% 9.14%
As % of the Vendors category 37.04% 30.28% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £131 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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
432 284 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 49.48% 42.90% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 147 189
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 92 (36.95%) .NET
2 78 (31.33%) Windows
3 77 (30.92%) SQL
4 70 (28.11%) C#
5 69 (27.71%) Security Cleared
6 65 (26.10%) SC Cleared
7 58 (23.29%) SQL Server
8 56 (22.49%) MS Excel
9 47 (18.88%) HP
10 44 (17.67%) ASP.NET
11 43 (17.27%) MS Office
12 42 (16.87%) Oracle
13 39 (15.66%) HTML
14 37 (14.86%) Finance
15 32 (12.85%) JavaScript
16 29 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 29 (11.65%) ISTQB
17 27 (10.84%) SharePoint
18 26 (10.44%) UNIX
19 25 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (9.64%) T-SQL
20 24 (9.64%) WPF
21 23 (9.24%) DV Cleared
21 23 (9.24%) C++
21 23 (9.24%) XML
22 22 (8.84%) JSP
22 22 (8.84%) Active Directory
22 22 (8.84%) Windows 7
23 19 (7.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
23 19 (7.63%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 27 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.42%) IIS
2 11 (4.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.01%) SAS
5 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.80%) TWiki
6 2 (0.80%) Lync
6 2 (0.80%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (22.49%) MS Excel
2 43 (17.27%) MS Office
3 10 (4.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.21%) MS Project
5 5 (2.01%) Photoshop
5 5 (2.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.20%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.82%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.20%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.23%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.83%) HTTP
3 14 (5.62%) DNS
4 13 (5.22%) SAN
5 8 (3.21%) Intranet
5 8 (3.21%) DHCP
6 6 (2.41%) LDAP
6 6 (2.41%) X.500
7 4 (1.61%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.20%) SNMP
8 3 (1.20%) Firewall
8 3 (1.20%) Wireless
9 2 (0.80%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.80%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.80%) H.323
9 2 (0.80%) SSL
9 2 (0.80%) VPN
9 2 (0.80%) VoIP
10 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.41%) QlikView
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.80%) MS Access
7 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.40%) DB2
8 1 (0.40%) DTS
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (7.23%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Blend
4 4 (1.61%) CppUnit
4 4 (1.61%) GoogleTest
4 4 (1.61%) Subversion
5 3 (1.20%) MSI
5 3 (1.20%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.80%) JIRA
7 1 (0.40%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.40%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.40%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.40%) CodeRush
General
1 37 (14.86%) Finance
2 16 (6.43%) Banking
3 5 (2.01%) Back Office
4 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 85 (34.14%) Developer
2 34 (13.65%) Analyst
3 19 (7.63%) WPF Developer
4 16 (6.43%) .NET Developer
4 16 (6.43%) C# Developer
5 12 (4.82%) C++ Developer
6 9 (3.61%) SQL Developer
6 9 (3.61%) Consultant
6 9 (3.61%) Project Manager
6 9 (3.61%) Support Analyst
6 9 (3.61%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (3.21%) Senior Developer
7 8 (3.21%) Test Specialist
8 7 (2.81%) Test Analyst
9 6 (2.41%) Data Analyst
9 6 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.01%) Test Leader
10 5 (2.01%) Test Manager
11 4 (1.61%) Coordinator
11 4 (1.61%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (36.95%) .NET
2 44 (17.67%) ASP.NET
3 39 (15.66%) HTML
4 24 (9.64%) WPF
5 23 (9.24%) XML
6 22 (8.84%) JSP
7 18 (7.23%) .NET Framework
8 16 (6.43%) STL
8 16 (6.43%) WCF
9 11 (4.42%) Web Services
9 11 (4.42%) DCOM
10 10 (4.02%) WinForms
11 9 (3.61%) OLE DB
11 9 (3.61%) LINQ
11 9 (3.61%) COM+
12 8 (3.21%) ATL
12 8 (3.21%) Reactive Extensions
13 7 (2.81%) jQuery
14 6 (2.41%) Application Packaging
14 6 (2.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.81%) User Experience
4 5 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.01%) CMDB
4 5 (2.01%) Animation
5 4 (1.61%) Derivative
5 4 (1.61%) Replication
5 4 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.61%) iPhone
6 3 (1.20%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.20%) Clustering
7 2 (0.80%) PKI
7 2 (0.80%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.80%) Firmware
7 2 (0.80%) GIS
7 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.33%) Windows
2 29 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (10.44%) UNIX
4 22 (8.84%) Windows 7
5 17 (6.83%) Windows XP
6 16 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.82%) Linux
8 8 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.81%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.80%) Android
11 2 (0.80%) AIX
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (7.63%) Project Management
2 16 (6.43%) Workflow
2 16 (6.43%) CRM
2 16 (6.43%) ITIL
2 16 (6.43%) MVVM
3 14 (5.62%) OO
3 14 (5.62%) TDD
4 13 (5.22%) Unit Testing
5 12 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (4.82%) Web Development
6 11 (4.42%) Service Delivery
6 11 (4.42%) Mentoring
7 10 (4.02%) ETL
7 10 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (4.02%) Process Management
8 9 (3.61%) Change Management
8 9 (3.61%) Test Automation
9 8 (3.21%) Migration
9 8 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.21%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (30.92%) SQL
2 70 (28.11%) C#
3 32 (12.85%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.64%) T-SQL
5 23 (9.24%) C++
6 15 (6.02%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.82%) VBA
8 11 (4.42%) VB
9 9 (3.61%) Java
9 9 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.21%) XAML
10 8 (3.21%) VBScript
11 7 (2.81%) Perl
12 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.20%) AWK
13 3 (1.20%) C
14 1 (0.40%) R
14 1 (0.40%) sed
14 1 (0.40%) Python
14 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 69 (27.71%) Security Cleared
2 65 (26.10%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.65%) ISTQB
4 25 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (9.24%) DV Cleared
6 19 (7.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (6.02%) Degree
8 9 (3.61%) MCITP
9 8 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.41%) MCP
11 6 (2.41%) MCTS
12 5 (2.01%) MCSE
13 3 (1.20%) HND
13 3 (1.20%) MOS
13 3 (1.20%) PMP
13 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.80%) MCSD
14 2 (0.80%) MCSA
14 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.01%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.61%) vSphere
4 2 (0.80%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.40%) XenServer
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (4.82%) SCCM
2 6 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.20%) SCOM
5 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.40%) MIIS
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 47 (18.88%) HP
2 42 (16.87%) Oracle
3 14 (5.62%) Citrix
3 14 (5.62%) VMware
4 12 (4.82%) IBM
5 11 (4.42%) Cisco
6 10 (4.02%) Business Objects
6 10 (4.02%) Kofax
7 7 (2.81%) McAfee
7 7 (2.81%) Adobe
8 6 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.01%) Cognos
10 4 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.61%) Sybase
10 4 (1.61%) Symantec
10 4 (1.61%) Google
10 4 (1.61%) Tableau
11 3 (1.20%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.20%) BMC
11 3 (1.20%) Informatica
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