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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 83 132 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 9.61% 16.14% 9.83%
As % of the Vendors category 23.92% 38.60% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 54 41
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £162 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £422 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £16.90 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
347 342 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 40.16% 41.81% 40.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 132 128
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £181 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £13.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £24.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 64 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 58 (30.85%) Finance
3 54 (28.72%) MS Office
4 50 (26.60%) Windows
5 44 (23.40%) SQL Server
6 33 (17.55%) SQL
7 29 (15.43%) Security Cleared
8 27 (14.36%) SharePoint
9 24 (12.77%) Project Management
9 24 (12.77%) ITIL
9 24 (12.77%) Active Directory
10 21 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (11.17%) .NET
11 20 (10.64%) VMware
11 20 (10.64%) SC Cleared
12 19 (10.11%) Service Management
13 18 (9.57%) C#
13 18 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (9.04%) Data Analysis
15 15 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (7.98%) ASP.NET
15 15 (7.98%) Windows XP
15 15 (7.98%) Banking
16 14 (7.45%) Management Information System
16 14 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
17 13 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (6.91%) Migration
17 13 (6.91%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (14.36%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.85%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.85%) IIS
3 6 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.60%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.06%) Node.js
7 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.06%) CMS
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 54 (28.72%) MS Office
3 14 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (6.91%) MS Project
5 9 (4.79%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.60%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.60%) InfoPath
7 2 (1.06%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.13%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.66%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (2.13%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.13%) SAN
2 4 (2.13%) Firewall
3 3 (1.60%) DNS
3 3 (1.60%) LAN
3 3 (1.60%) DHCP
4 2 (1.06%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.06%) Intranet
4 2 (1.06%) WAN
4 2 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.53%) Internet
5 1 (0.53%) DWDM
5 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.53%) SDH
5 1 (0.53%) VoIP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.26%) QlikView
4 7 (3.72%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.66%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.60%) MS Access
8 3 (1.60%) DTS
9 2 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.06%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.13%) TestDirector
3 3 (1.60%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.60%) WinRunner
3 3 (1.60%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.06%) MSI
5 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.53%) NUnit
5 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.53%) Subversion
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.53%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.53%) QUnit
5 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.53%) Toad
5 1 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
General
1 58 (30.85%) Finance
2 15 (7.98%) Banking
3 6 (3.19%) Billing
4 5 (2.66%) Advertising
5 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.60%) Back Office
6 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.06%) Publishing
7 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Front Office
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (30.32%) Analyst
2 38 (20.21%) Developer
3 26 (13.83%) Business Analyst
4 13 (6.91%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.91%) Support Analyst
5 10 (5.32%) Consultant
6 9 (4.79%) DBA
6 9 (4.79%) SQL Developer
6 9 (4.79%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (3.72%) .NET Developer
7 7 (3.72%) Service Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Architect
8 6 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (2.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (2.66%) Excel Developer
9 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (2.66%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (2.13%) MI Analyst
10 4 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.17%) .NET
2 15 (7.98%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.38%) HTML
4 10 (5.32%) CSS
5 8 (4.26%) jQuery
6 6 (3.19%) HTML5
7 5 (2.66%) CSS3
8 4 (2.13%) Middleware
8 4 (2.13%) XML
8 4 (2.13%) NHibernate
9 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.60%) Ajax
9 3 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.60%) WCF
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.06%) 802.1X
10 2 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.45%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.72%) Clustering
4 4 (2.13%) Celerra
4 4 (2.13%) EqualLogic
4 4 (2.13%) CLARiiON
4 4 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.60%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.60%) Equities
5 3 (1.60%) PDA
6 2 (1.06%) Replication
6 2 (1.06%) NHS
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.53%) PMI
7 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.60%) Windows
2 17 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (7.98%) Windows XP
4 12 (6.38%) Linux
4 12 (6.38%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.85%) AIX
6 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.72%) Solaris
7 7 (3.72%) UNIX
7 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.66%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.77%) ITIL
1 24 (12.77%) Project Management
2 19 (10.11%) Service Management
3 18 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (9.04%) Data Analysis
5 13 (6.91%) Migration
6 12 (6.38%) ETL
6 12 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.38%) E-Commerce
7 11 (5.85%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.26%) Time Management
8 8 (4.26%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.26%) CRM
9 7 (3.72%) Content Management
9 7 (3.72%) Unit Testing
9 7 (3.72%) Release Management
9 7 (3.72%) SDLC
10 6 (3.19%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.19%) Business Analysis
10 6 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.55%) SQL
2 18 (9.57%) C#
3 12 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (6.38%) VBA
4 8 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.53%) VB
6 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (10.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.26%) Degree
5 7 (3.72%) MCSA
5 7 (3.72%) MCITP
6 5 (2.66%) MCSE
6 5 (2.66%) MCTS
7 4 (2.13%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.60%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.60%) MCP
9 2 (1.06%) HND
9 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.06%) ISEB
9 2 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.06%) CISSP
9 2 (1.06%) PMP
9 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) OSCP
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.19%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.32%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.26%) VMware ESX
4 7 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.66%) vSphere
6 4 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.06%) XenApp
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) SCCM
2 6 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.60%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.06%) Netcool
5 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.53%) Nagios
6 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.53%) DameWare
6 1 (0.53%) WMI
6 1 (0.53%) WSUS
6 1 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.53%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.53%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (10.64%) VMware
2 13 (6.91%) Citrix
3 11 (5.85%) Oracle
4 10 (5.32%) Cisco
5 9 (4.79%) HP
6 8 (4.26%) EMC
7 5 (2.66%) Sybase
7 5 (2.66%) Symantec
7 5 (2.66%) McAfee
8 4 (2.13%) Tableau
8 4 (2.13%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (1.60%) Dell
9 3 (1.60%) IBM
9 3 (1.60%) Veritas
9 3 (1.60%) Informatica
10 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.06%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.53%) Lumension
11 1 (0.53%) Twitter
11 1 (0.53%) Remedy
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