The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Glasgow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 103 103 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 14.99% 11.38% 9.57%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 23.36% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 34
Average daily rate £325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £148 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £369 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £9.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.75% -60.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.23 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.52 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
309 441 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 44.98% 48.73% 41.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 224 157
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £241 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% -43.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.53 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 94 (50.81%) Windows
2 57 (30.81%) MS Office
3 46 (24.86%) Security Cleared
3 46 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
5 44 (23.78%) .NET
5 44 (23.78%) MS Excel
6 43 (23.24%) SC Cleared
7 42 (22.70%) Finance
8 37 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 36 (19.46%) SQL
10 34 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (14.59%) C#
11 27 (14.59%) Windows XP
11 27 (14.59%) Windows 7
12 26 (14.05%) HTML
13 24 (12.97%) ITIL
14 22 (11.89%) Oracle
14 22 (11.89%) VMware
15 19 (10.27%) XML
15 19 (10.27%) Project Management
16 18 (9.73%) PowerShell
16 18 (9.73%) Oracle Database
17 17 (9.19%) SCCM
17 17 (9.19%) SharePoint
18 16 (8.65%) Java
18 16 (8.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 16 (8.65%) DNS
19 15 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 15 (8.11%) Banking

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (9.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.49%) IIS
2 12 (6.49%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.70%) Lync
4 4 (2.16%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.62%) Apache
6 2 (1.08%) CMS
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.08%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.08%) WordPress
7 1 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.54%) TWiki
Applications
1 57 (30.81%) MS Office
2 44 (23.78%) MS Excel
3 12 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (4.32%) MS Project
5 5 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.16%) InfoPath
7 3 (1.62%) Photoshop
8 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.54%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.24%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.16%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.65%) DNS
2 14 (7.57%) DHCP
2 14 (7.57%) SAN
3 7 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.70%) NAS
4 5 (2.70%) LAN
5 4 (2.16%) WAN
6 2 (1.08%) Firewall
6 2 (1.08%) VPN
6 2 (1.08%) HTTP
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.54%) Network Security
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.54%) Broadband
7 1 (0.54%) SSL
7 1 (0.54%) X.500
7 1 (0.54%) 3G
7 1 (0.54%) Intranet
7 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.73%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.78%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.24%) MySQL
6 6 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.70%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.16%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.08%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (4.86%) MSI
2 8 (4.32%) Subversion
3 6 (3.24%) InstallShield
4 4 (2.16%) Maven
4 4 (2.16%) JUnit
4 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.16%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (2.16%) Gradle
4 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.16%) WATIR
4 4 (2.16%) Selenium
4 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Blend
4 4 (2.16%) TortoiseSVN
4 4 (2.16%) RSpec
4 4 (2.16%) JBehave
5 3 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.62%) JIRA
6 2 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 42 (22.70%) Finance
2 15 (8.11%) Banking
3 4 (2.16%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.62%) Local Government
4 3 (1.62%) Billing
5 2 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (22.70%) Developer
2 35 (18.92%) Analyst
3 17 (9.19%) Consultant
4 15 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 9 (4.86%) WPF Developer
5 9 (4.86%) Desktop Support
5 9 (4.86%) .NET Developer
6 8 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (4.32%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (3.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (3.78%) Desktop Analyst
8 6 (3.24%) Server Engineer
8 6 (3.24%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (3.24%) Designer
9 5 (2.70%) Build Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) DBA
9 5 (2.70%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.70%) Applications Support
9 5 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.78%) .NET
2 26 (14.05%) HTML
3 19 (10.27%) XML
4 13 (7.03%) CSS
5 10 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.41%) jQuery
6 9 (4.86%) WPF
7 8 (4.32%) Web Services
8 6 (3.24%) Apache Camel
8 6 (3.24%) JSON
8 6 (3.24%) HTML5
9 5 (2.70%) Application Packaging
9 5 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.62%) Apache CXF
10 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (1.62%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (1.62%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (1.62%) XML Schema
10 3 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.95%) Replication
2 9 (4.86%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.24%) Clustering
4 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.08%) Animation
5 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.54%) Social Media
6 1 (0.54%) PKI
6 1 (0.54%) CMDB
6 1 (0.54%) NHS
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 94 (50.81%) Windows
2 46 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (14.59%) Windows XP
4 27 (14.59%) Windows 7
5 14 (7.57%) Linux
6 7 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.78%) AIX
6 7 (3.78%) Solaris
7 5 (2.70%) Mac OS
7 5 (2.70%) Windows Vista
7 5 (2.70%) UNIX
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.97%) ITIL
2 19 (10.27%) Project Management
3 14 (7.57%) ETL
3 14 (7.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (5.41%) Migration
4 10 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (4.86%) MVVM
5 9 (4.86%) OOP
5 9 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (4.86%) Scrum
5 9 (4.86%) Change Management
6 8 (4.32%) Data Management
6 8 (4.32%) TDD
6 8 (4.32%) OO
6 8 (4.32%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.32%) Unit Testing
7 7 (3.78%) Time Management
7 7 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (3.78%) CRM
7 7 (3.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.46%) SQL
2 27 (14.59%) C#
3 18 (9.73%) PowerShell
4 16 (8.65%) Java
5 12 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.95%) VB
7 8 (4.32%) XAML
7 8 (4.32%) VBScript
8 7 (3.78%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.70%) C++
10 4 (2.16%) Python
10 4 (2.16%) Groovy
11 3 (1.62%) XQuery
11 3 (1.62%) PHP
12 2 (1.08%) VBA
13 1 (0.54%) XPath
13 1 (0.54%) R
13 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (24.86%) Security Cleared
2 43 (23.24%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.03%) Degree
3 13 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.24%) MCSE
5 4 (2.16%) MCP
6 3 (1.62%) MCDST
7 2 (1.08%) MCSA
7 2 (1.08%) HND
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.54%) CCNP
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.32%) SLA
2 3 (1.62%) QA
System Software
1 37 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (3.24%) XenApp
4 4 (2.16%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.08%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.08%) vSphere
6 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (9.19%) SCCM
2 16 (8.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (4.32%) Netcool
5 6 (3.24%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (2.16%) Puppet
7 4 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.16%) WSUS
8 2 (1.08%) WMI
8 2 (1.08%) SCOM
9 1 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.54%) MIIS
9 1 (0.54%) Legato
9 1 (0.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 22 (11.89%) Oracle
1 22 (11.89%) VMware
2 12 (6.49%) HP
2 12 (6.49%) IBM
3 10 (5.41%) Adobe
4 9 (4.86%) Citrix
4 9 (4.86%) Business Objects
4 9 (4.86%) Altiris
5 6 (3.24%) Veritas
5 6 (3.24%) McAfee
6 4 (2.16%) Dell
7 3 (1.62%) EMC
7 3 (1.62%) Cisco
7 3 (1.62%) CA
8 1 (0.54%) Google
8 1 (0.54%) F5
8 1 (0.54%) BMC
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.54%) Sage
8 1 (0.54%) Symantec
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