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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 96 110 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 14.31% 12.33% 14.89%
As % of the Vendors category 30.09% 29.65% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 49
Median daily rate £313 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Median hourly rate - £12.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
319 371 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 47.54% 41.59% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 217 150
Median daily rate £343 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 21 8
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 62 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 60 (35.09%) Windows
3 56 (32.75%) Security Cleared
4 45 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 40 (23.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (23.39%) .NET
6 34 (19.88%) MS Office
7 32 (18.71%) HP
8 30 (17.54%) SC Cleared
9 29 (16.96%) Windows Server
9 29 (16.96%) SQL
10 28 (16.37%) ASP.NET
10 28 (16.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 27 (15.79%) Finance
12 26 (15.20%) C#
13 25 (14.62%) VMware
14 24 (14.04%) HTML
14 24 (14.04%) JavaScript
14 24 (14.04%) PowerShell
14 24 (14.04%) Windows 7
15 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (12.87%) ISTQB
16 22 (12.87%) MS Exchange
17 21 (12.28%) Citrix
17 21 (12.28%) Degree
18 20 (11.70%) ITIL
19 19 (11.11%) CRM
19 19 (11.11%) DNS
19 19 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (12.87%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.60%) OpenStack
4 12 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.26%) Skype for Business
7 7 (4.09%) IIS
8 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.17%) CMS
11 2 (1.17%) IBM Domino
11 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.58%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 34 (19.88%) MS Office
3 12 (7.02%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.75%) MS Project
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.94%) Office 365
2 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.58%) AdWords
4 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.11%) DNS
2 12 (7.02%) DHCP
3 10 (5.85%) SAN
4 8 (4.68%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.09%) Skype
6 6 (3.51%) Intranet
7 4 (2.34%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.34%) SNMP
7 4 (2.34%) SSL
8 2 (1.17%) 3G
8 2 (1.17%) ADSL
8 2 (1.17%) Broadband
8 2 (1.17%) Network Security
8 2 (1.17%) VPN
9 1 (0.58%) Internet
9 1 (0.58%) IPv4
9 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.58%) LDAP
9 1 (0.58%) WAN
9 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.92%) MS Access
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.17%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.17%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.77%) HP UFT
2 10 (5.85%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.51%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.75%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.75%) WinRunner
5 2 (1.17%) Selenium
5 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.58%) JIRA
6 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.58%) YouTrack
General
1 27 (15.79%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Banking
3 5 (2.92%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.75%) Front Office
4 3 (1.75%) Law
5 2 (1.17%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (25.15%) Analyst
2 17 (9.94%) Developer
2 17 (9.94%) Test Analyst
3 15 (8.77%) Architect
4 11 (6.43%) Desktop Support
5 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.68%) IT Support
7 8 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.68%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.09%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) Tester
9 6 (3.51%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.51%) Senior Architect
9 6 (3.51%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.39%) .NET
2 28 (16.37%) ASP.NET
3 24 (14.04%) HTML
4 9 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 7 (4.09%) CSS
6 5 (2.92%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.75%) JSP
7 3 (1.75%) WCF
8 2 (1.17%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.17%) HTML5
8 2 (1.17%) Web Services
9 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.58%) CSS3
9 1 (0.58%) jQuery
9 1 (0.58%) LINQ
9 1 (0.58%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.58%) XML
9 1 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.85%) Clustering
2 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.92%) NHS
5 5 (2.92%) PDA
5 5 (2.92%) Replication
6 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.17%) User Experience
7 2 (1.17%) VLE
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.58%) EPoS
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (35.09%) Windows
2 29 (16.96%) Windows Server
3 28 (16.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (14.04%) Windows 7
5 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (7.02%) Linux
8 10 (5.85%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.26%) Unix
10 8 (4.68%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.58%) HPUX
12 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.58%) Solaris
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.70%) ITIL
2 19 (11.11%) CRM
3 16 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.36%) Test Scripting
4 14 (8.19%) Functional Testing
4 14 (8.19%) Migration
5 12 (7.02%) Test Automation
6 11 (6.43%) Project Management
7 10 (5.85%) Change Management
8 9 (5.26%) Security Testing
8 9 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 9 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 8 (4.68%) ArchiMate
9 8 (4.68%) BPMN
9 8 (4.68%) Data Architecture
9 8 (4.68%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (4.68%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.68%) Service Management
9 8 (4.68%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (4.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.96%) SQL
2 26 (15.20%) C#
3 24 (14.04%) JavaScript
3 24 (14.04%) PowerShell
4 13 (7.60%) VB
5 8 (4.68%) Java
6 7 (4.09%) VBScript
7 6 (3.51%) VBA
8 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.17%) C
9 2 (1.17%) PHP
9 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.58%) Korn
10 1 (0.58%) Perl
10 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 56 (32.75%) Security Cleared
2 40 (23.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (17.54%) SC Cleared
4 22 (12.87%) ISTQB
5 21 (12.28%) Degree
6 18 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 16 (9.36%) ISEB
8 14 (8.19%) MCSE
9 12 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (6.43%) MCITP
10 11 (6.43%) MCP
10 11 (6.43%) MCTS
11 10 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (3.51%) MCSA
13 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
14 4 (2.34%) BC Cleared
14 4 (2.34%) CCNA
14 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.75%) QA
3 2 (1.17%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.43%) XenApp
4 9 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.75%) Firmware
6 3 (1.75%) vSphere
7 2 (1.17%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.58%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 18 (10.53%) SCCM
2 11 (6.43%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.75%) Netcool
5 3 (1.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (18.71%) HP
2 25 (14.62%) VMware
3 21 (12.28%) Citrix
4 17 (9.94%) Oracle
5 13 (7.60%) Cisco
6 4 (2.34%) Altiris
6 4 (2.34%) AppSense
6 4 (2.34%) Intel Security
7 3 (1.75%) IBM
7 3 (1.75%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.17%) Dell
8 2 (1.17%) iManage
8 2 (1.17%) IronPort
8 2 (1.17%) Lotus
8 2 (1.17%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.17%) Nintex
8 2 (1.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.17%) Veritas
9 1 (0.58%) Apple
9 1 (0.58%) Avaya
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