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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 158 83 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.24% 12.03% 8.60%
As % of the Vendors category 37.98% 28.33% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 48 30
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £13.64 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.62% +26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
416 293 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.04% 42.46% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 145 157
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +52.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 95 (37.40%) .NET
2 82 (32.28%) Windows
3 77 (30.31%) SQL
4 68 (26.77%) Security Cleared
5 66 (25.98%) C#
6 65 (25.59%) SC Cleared
7 61 (24.02%) MS Excel
8 60 (23.62%) SQL Server
9 46 (18.11%) HP
10 44 (17.32%) Oracle
11 42 (16.54%) HTML
11 42 (16.54%) MS Office
12 41 (16.14%) ASP.NET
13 40 (15.75%) Finance
14 33 (12.99%) JavaScript
14 33 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (11.42%) ISTQB
16 27 (10.63%) SharePoint
17 26 (10.24%) UNIX
17 26 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (9.06%) WPF
18 23 (9.06%) DV Cleared
19 22 (8.66%) Windows 7
19 22 (8.66%) JSP
20 21 (8.27%) Active Directory
21 20 (7.87%) T-SQL
21 20 (7.87%) Project Management
22 19 (7.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
23 18 (7.09%) VMware
23 18 (7.09%) C++

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.91%) IIS
3 11 (4.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (3.54%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.97%) SAS
6 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.79%) TWiki
8 2 (0.79%) Lync
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) WordPress
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 61 (24.02%) MS Excel
2 42 (16.54%) MS Office
3 11 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.36%) MS Project
5 5 (1.97%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.57%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.51%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.18%) CSG Singleview
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.09%) DNS
1 18 (7.09%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.51%) SAN
3 12 (4.72%) HTTP
4 11 (4.33%) DHCP
5 7 (2.76%) Intranet
6 6 (2.36%) X.500
6 6 (2.36%) LDAP
7 4 (1.57%) Firewall
7 4 (1.57%) Wireless
7 4 (1.57%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.18%) SSL
8 3 (1.18%) SNMP
8 3 (1.18%) VPN
9 2 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.79%) H.323
9 2 (0.79%) VoIP
9 2 (0.79%) WAN
9 2 (0.79%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.97%) InterSystems Cache
5 5 (1.97%) QlikView
5 5 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.79%) MS Access
7 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.39%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (5.51%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Blend
4 5 (1.97%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.57%) InstallShield
5 4 (1.57%) MSI
5 4 (1.57%) GoogleTest
5 4 (1.57%) CppUnit
5 4 (1.57%) Subversion
6 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.79%) JIRA
7 1 (0.39%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) CodeRush
7 1 (0.39%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.39%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
General
1 40 (15.75%) Finance
2 16 (6.30%) Banking
3 5 (1.97%) Back Office
4 4 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.79%) Advertising
5 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.39%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
6 1 (0.39%) French Language
6 1 (0.39%) German Language
6 1 (0.39%) Front Office
6 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (32.68%) Developer
2 40 (15.75%) Analyst
3 19 (7.48%) WPF Developer
4 18 (7.09%) .NET Developer
5 15 (5.91%) C# Developer
6 13 (5.12%) Consultant
6 13 (5.12%) Support Analyst
7 9 (3.54%) Applications Support
7 9 (3.54%) Project Manager
7 9 (3.54%) SQL Developer
8 8 (3.15%) Test Specialist
8 8 (3.15%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (2.76%) Test Analyst
9 7 (2.76%) Data Analyst
9 7 (2.76%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (2.76%) C++ Developer
10 6 (2.36%) CRM Developer
10 6 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 6 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (1.97%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (37.40%) .NET
2 42 (16.54%) HTML
3 41 (16.14%) ASP.NET
4 23 (9.06%) WPF
5 22 (8.66%) JSP
6 18 (7.09%) XML
7 17 (6.69%) .NET Framework
8 16 (6.30%) WCF
9 12 (4.72%) STL
10 11 (4.33%) Web Services
11 10 (3.94%) WinForms
12 9 (3.54%) jQuery
12 9 (3.54%) LINQ
12 9 (3.54%) DCOM
12 9 (3.54%) CSS
13 8 (3.15%) OLE DB
13 8 (3.15%) ATL
13 8 (3.15%) COM+
14 7 (2.76%) Reactive Extensions
15 6 (2.36%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.36%) Replication
2 6 (2.36%) CMDB
3 5 (1.97%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.97%) Animation
4 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.57%) Derivative
5 3 (1.18%) iPhone
5 3 (1.18%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.18%) Clustering
6 2 (0.79%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.79%) Firmware
6 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.39%) PDA
7 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 82 (32.28%) Windows
2 33 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (10.24%) UNIX
4 22 (8.66%) Windows 7
5 18 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (6.30%) Windows XP
7 12 (4.72%) Linux
8 8 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.76%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.79%) AIX
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (7.87%) Project Management
2 18 (7.09%) ITIL
2 18 (7.09%) CRM
3 16 (6.30%) MVVM
3 16 (6.30%) Workflow
4 15 (5.91%) Service Delivery
5 14 (5.51%) OO
5 14 (5.51%) TDD
6 12 (4.72%) Web Development
6 12 (4.72%) Unit Testing
7 11 (4.33%) ETL
8 10 (3.94%) Change Management
8 10 (3.94%) Process Management
8 10 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (3.54%) Test Automation
10 8 (3.15%) Migration
10 8 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (2.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (30.31%) SQL
2 66 (25.98%) C#
3 33 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.87%) T-SQL
5 18 (7.09%) C++
6 16 (6.30%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.72%) VBA
8 11 (4.33%) VB
9 9 (3.54%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.54%) Java
10 8 (3.15%) XAML
10 8 (3.15%) VBScript
11 7 (2.76%) Perl
12 5 (1.97%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.18%) C
13 3 (1.18%) AWK
14 1 (0.39%) R
14 1 (0.39%) sed
14 1 (0.39%) Tcl
14 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 68 (26.77%) Security Cleared
2 65 (25.59%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.42%) ISTQB
4 26 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (9.06%) DV Cleared
6 19 (7.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (5.51%) Degree
8 9 (3.54%) MCITP
9 8 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (2.76%) MCP
11 6 (2.36%) MCSE
11 6 (2.36%) MCTS
12 4 (1.57%) HND
13 3 (1.18%) MOS
13 3 (1.18%) MCSA
14 2 (0.79%) MCSD
14 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.39%) MCPD
15 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.97%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.97%) vSphere
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.79%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.39%) XenApp
7 1 (0.39%) XenServer
7 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (4.33%) SCCM
2 7 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.18%) SCOM
5 3 (1.18%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.39%) WSUS
7 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Netcool
7 1 (0.39%) MIIS
7 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (18.11%) HP
2 44 (17.32%) Oracle
3 18 (7.09%) VMware
4 13 (5.12%) Citrix
5 12 (4.72%) Cisco
5 12 (4.72%) IBM
6 11 (4.33%) Business Objects
7 10 (3.94%) Kofax
8 8 (3.15%) McAfee
9 7 (2.76%) Adobe
10 6 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.57%) Sybase
11 4 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.57%) Cognos
11 4 (1.57%) Symantec
11 4 (1.57%) BMC
11 4 (1.57%) Google
11 4 (1.57%) Altiris
12 3 (1.18%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.18%) Tableau
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