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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 84 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.52% 13.61% 10.89%
As % of the Vendors category 31.11% 31.00% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 48
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£325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £138 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £405 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.14 £9.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.31% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £9.33 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
270 271 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 37.04% 43.92% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 123 186
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.00% -39.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £9.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £11.96 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 87 (39.01%) SQL
2 73 (32.74%) .NET
3 65 (29.15%) Windows
4 62 (27.80%) SQL Server
4 62 (27.80%) C#
5 47 (21.08%) MS Excel
6 44 (19.73%) Security Cleared
7 43 (19.28%) Oracle
8 41 (18.39%) Finance
9 40 (17.94%) SC Cleared
10 37 (16.59%) ASP.NET
11 35 (15.70%) HP
12 31 (13.90%) SharePoint
13 30 (13.45%) HTML
13 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (13.00%) T-SQL
14 29 (13.00%) MS Office
15 27 (12.11%) XML
16 26 (11.66%) Visual Studio
16 26 (11.66%) C++
17 25 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (9.42%) HTTP
19 20 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (8.97%) FIX Protocol
20 19 (8.52%) ETL
20 19 (8.52%) STL
20 19 (8.52%) Workflow
21 18 (8.07%) Oracle Workflow
21 18 (8.07%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (13.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.07%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (4.48%) IIS
4 6 (2.69%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.24%) SAS
5 5 (2.24%) Lync
6 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.90%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.45%) TWiki
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.45%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.45%) CMS
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (21.08%) MS Excel
2 29 (13.00%) MS Office
3 13 (5.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (6.73%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.59%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (3.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.35%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.14%) Office 365
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.42%) HTTP
2 16 (7.17%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.73%) SAN
4 10 (4.48%) Intranet
5 8 (3.59%) DNS
6 5 (2.24%) DHCP
7 4 (1.79%) LDAP
7 4 (1.79%) X.500
8 3 (1.35%) WAN
8 3 (1.35%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.35%) SNMP
8 3 (1.35%) Extranet
9 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.90%) Firewall
9 2 (0.90%) SSL
10 1 (0.45%) Internet
10 1 (0.45%) Wireless
10 1 (0.45%) IPsec
10 1 (0.45%) VPN
10 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (27.80%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (8.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (3.14%) QlikView
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.35%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.45%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.45%) DB2
10 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (11.66%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.35%) CppUnit
3 3 (1.35%) GoogleTest
4 2 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.45%) CodeRush
5 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.45%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.45%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.45%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 41 (18.39%) Finance
2 9 (4.04%) Banking
3 5 (2.24%) Back Office
4 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Front Office
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 84 (37.67%) Developer
2 37 (16.59%) Analyst
3 18 (8.07%) Consultant
4 17 (7.62%) C++ Developer
5 15 (6.73%) .NET Developer
6 13 (5.83%) C# Developer
7 12 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.93%) WPF Developer
9 10 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (4.48%) Technical Consultant
9 10 (4.48%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.14%) Architect
10 7 (3.14%) Senior C++ Developer
10 7 (3.14%) SharePoint Developer
11 6 (2.69%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.69%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (2.24%) Applications Support
12 5 (2.24%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.24%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (32.74%) .NET
2 37 (16.59%) ASP.NET
3 30 (13.45%) HTML
4 27 (12.11%) XML
5 20 (8.97%) FIX Protocol
6 19 (8.52%) STL
7 14 (6.28%) .NET Framework
7 14 (6.28%) WPF
8 13 (5.83%) WCF
8 13 (5.83%) DCOM
9 11 (4.93%) COM+
9 11 (4.93%) OLE DB
10 9 (4.04%) ATL
10 9 (4.04%) JSP
11 8 (3.59%) WinForms
12 7 (3.14%) LINQ
12 7 (3.14%) jQuery
12 7 (3.14%) CSS
13 6 (2.69%) Reactive Extensions
14 5 (2.24%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.14%) CMDB
1 7 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.35%) Learning Management System
3 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.35%) iPhone
3 3 (1.35%) NHS
4 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.90%) Device Driver
4 2 (0.90%) Replication
4 2 (0.90%) Clustering
4 2 (0.90%) CESG
4 2 (0.90%) Derivative
4 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.45%) Animation
5 1 (0.45%) iSeries
5 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.45%) PKI
5 1 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.15%) Windows
2 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (8.07%) UNIX
4 13 (5.83%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.93%) Windows XP
6 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.04%) Linux
8 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.24%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.90%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) AIX
11 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (8.52%) ETL
2 19 (8.52%) Workflow
3 16 (7.17%) ITIL
4 15 (6.73%) Migration
5 13 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (5.83%) Project Management
6 12 (5.38%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.38%) Web Development
6 12 (5.38%) Unit Testing
6 12 (5.38%) Test Scripting
7 10 (4.48%) CRM
7 10 (4.48%) ERP
7 10 (4.48%) Process Management
7 10 (4.48%) TDD
8 9 (4.04%) Change Management
9 8 (3.59%) MVVM
10 7 (3.14%) Information Security
11 6 (2.69%) OO
11 6 (2.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 87 (39.01%) SQL
2 62 (27.80%) C#
3 29 (13.00%) T-SQL
4 26 (11.66%) C++
5 18 (8.07%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.93%) VBA
7 8 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.59%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.14%) Java
8 7 (3.14%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.24%) VB
10 4 (1.79%) Perl
10 4 (1.79%) VBScript
11 2 (0.90%) XAML
11 2 (0.90%) VB6
12 1 (0.45%) AWK
12 1 (0.45%) sed
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.45%) Tcl
12 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 40 (17.94%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.73%) ISTQB
4 15 (6.73%) Degree
5 14 (6.28%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.14%) MCSE
7 6 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (2.69%) MCITP
8 5 (2.24%) HND
8 5 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.24%) MCTS
9 4 (1.79%) MCP
10 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.35%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.35%) PMP
10 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.90%) MCSA
11 2 (0.90%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) SLA
1 4 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (8.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.90%) Firmware
3 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.45%) XenApp
4 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (6.28%) SCCM
2 6 (2.69%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.35%) SCOM
4 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.45%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.45%) Netcool
5 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 43 (19.28%) Oracle
2 35 (15.70%) HP
3 15 (6.73%) Citrix
3 15 (6.73%) VMware
4 14 (6.28%) Business Objects
4 14 (6.28%) IBM
5 10 (4.48%) Kofax
6 7 (3.14%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.14%) Symantec
6 7 (3.14%) Cognos
6 7 (3.14%) Dell
7 6 (2.69%) CommVault
7 6 (2.69%) Tableau
8 5 (2.24%) NetApp
8 5 (2.24%) Cisco
9 4 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.79%) SAP
9 4 (1.79%) BMC
10 3 (1.35%) EMC
10 3 (1.35%) Sybase
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