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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 96 88 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.00% 14.06% 11.22%
As % of the Vendors category 30.48% 30.34% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 53
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £227 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £12.10 £13.25 £9.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.67% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.10 £9.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £16.31 £14.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.27%
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
315 290 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 39.38% 46.33% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 131 218
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.30 £15.25 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.78% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £10.79 £9.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.97 £16.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 62 (35.84%) Windows
2 56 (32.37%) SQL
3 45 (26.01%) SQL Server
4 40 (23.12%) Finance
5 38 (21.97%) .NET
6 37 (21.39%) C#
7 36 (20.81%) Security Cleared
8 31 (17.92%) SC Cleared
8 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
9 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET
10 26 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (13.87%) Active Directory
11 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (13.87%) MS Office
12 23 (13.29%) Visual Studio
12 23 (13.29%) XML
13 21 (12.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (11.56%) C++
14 20 (11.56%) Oracle
15 18 (10.40%) SharePoint
15 18 (10.40%) ETL
16 17 (9.83%) HTTP
16 17 (9.83%) T-SQL
16 17 (9.83%) VMware
16 17 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (9.25%) ITIL
17 16 (9.25%) Windows XP
17 16 (9.25%) FIX Protocol
18 15 (8.67%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.20%) IIS
3 8 (4.62%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.89%) Lync
5 5 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.89%) MS Project Server
6 4 (2.31%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.58%) CMS
9 1 (0.58%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 24 (13.87%) MS Office
3 6 (3.47%) MS Project
4 5 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.73%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.62%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (4.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.47%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.83%) HTTP
2 8 (4.62%) SAN
3 5 (2.89%) DHCP
4 4 (2.31%) Intranet
4 4 (2.31%) DNS
5 3 (1.73%) Extranet
5 3 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.58%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.58%) Firewall
7 1 (0.58%) Wireless
7 1 (0.58%) IPsec
7 1 (0.58%) Internet
7 1 (0.58%) VPN
7 1 (0.58%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.01%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.78%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (4.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.89%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (2.89%) QlikView
8 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 23 (13.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.31%) WinRunner
2 4 (2.31%) TestDirector
2 4 (2.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.58%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.58%) MSI
4 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 40 (23.12%) Finance
2 7 (4.05%) Banking
3 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (33.53%) Developer
2 37 (21.39%) Analyst
3 17 (9.83%) C++ Developer
4 14 (8.09%) Consultant
5 13 (7.51%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.20%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Senior C++ Developer
8 8 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Architect
10 6 (3.47%) DBA
10 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (3.47%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.89%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.89%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.97%) .NET
2 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET
3 23 (13.29%) XML
4 16 (9.25%) FIX Protocol
5 15 (8.67%) HTML
6 14 (8.09%) STL
7 8 (4.62%) DCOM
7 8 (4.62%) CSS
7 8 (4.62%) jQuery
8 7 (4.05%) OLE DB
8 7 (4.05%) COM+
9 6 (3.47%) HTML5
10 5 (2.89%) WCF
10 5 (2.89%) NHibernate
11 4 (2.31%) ATL
11 4 (2.31%) JSON
11 4 (2.31%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.31%) Apache Camel
12 3 (1.73%) OLE
13 2 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.20%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.47%) Clustering
3 4 (2.31%) PDA
4 3 (1.73%) NHS
5 2 (1.16%) PMI
5 2 (1.16%) CESG
5 2 (1.16%) CMDB
5 2 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.58%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.58%) iPhone
6 1 (0.58%) iSeries
6 1 (0.58%) GIS
6 1 (0.58%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 62 (35.84%) Windows
2 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (9.25%) Windows XP
4 15 (8.67%) Windows 7
5 12 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.47%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.89%) AIX
9 4 (2.31%) Linux
10 2 (1.16%) Solaris
10 2 (1.16%) UNIX
11 1 (0.58%) Android
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.03%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (10.40%) ETL
3 16 (9.25%) ITIL
4 13 (7.51%) Migration
5 12 (6.94%) Test Scripting
6 9 (5.20%) Unit Testing
6 9 (5.20%) ERP
7 8 (4.62%) CRM
7 8 (4.62%) Project Management
7 8 (4.62%) Data Analysis
7 8 (4.62%) Workflow
8 7 (4.05%) Service Management
8 7 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.47%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.47%) Software Testing
9 6 (3.47%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.47%) Change Management
10 5 (2.89%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.89%) OO
10 5 (2.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.37%) SQL
2 37 (21.39%) C#
3 20 (11.56%) C++
4 17 (9.83%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.20%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.62%) VBA
7 5 (2.89%) Java
8 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.73%) VB6
8 3 (1.73%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (20.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.92%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.51%) MCITP
4 13 (7.51%) Degree
5 11 (6.36%) MCSA
6 7 (4.05%) MCSE
7 6 (3.47%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.89%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.89%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.31%) MCTS
10 3 (1.73%) VCP4
10 3 (1.73%) PMP
10 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.73%) CCIE
10 3 (1.73%) HND
11 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 24 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.31%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.58%) XenApp
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) SCCM
2 6 (3.47%) NetBackup
2 6 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.31%) Netcool
4 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.16%) WMI
7 1 (0.58%) SCOM
7 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.58%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (11.56%) Oracle
2 17 (9.83%) VMware
3 14 (8.09%) Citrix
4 13 (7.51%) HP
5 10 (5.78%) Business Objects
6 7 (4.05%) Dell
7 6 (3.47%) Symantec
7 6 (3.47%) IBM
7 6 (3.47%) CommVault
8 5 (2.89%) McAfee
8 5 (2.89%) Sybase
9 4 (2.31%) Cognos
9 4 (2.31%) Veritas
9 4 (2.31%) Tableau
10 3 (1.73%) NetApp
10 3 (1.73%) Cisco
10 3 (1.73%) EMC
10 3 (1.73%) SAP
11 1 (0.58%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.58%) Lumension
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