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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 93 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.73% 10.33% 17.40%
As % of the Vendors category 25.46% 23.85% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 62
Median daily rate £320 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £105 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £10.00 £20.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +74.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £14.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £62.10 £14.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
271 390 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 46.09% 43.33% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 174 184
Median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £14.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £42.50 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 60 (35.50%) MS Excel
2 55 (32.54%) Security Cleared
3 47 (27.81%) Windows
4 45 (26.63%) SQL Server
5 40 (23.67%) .NET
5 40 (23.67%) SQL
5 40 (23.67%) Active Directory
6 37 (21.89%) SC Cleared
7 36 (21.30%) HP
8 35 (20.71%) C#
9 34 (20.12%) ASP.NET
10 32 (18.93%) HTML
10 32 (18.93%) JavaScript
11 31 (18.34%) Oracle
12 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 30 (17.75%) Windows Server
13 28 (16.57%) MS Office
13 28 (16.57%) CRM
13 28 (16.57%) ISTQB
14 27 (15.98%) PowerShell
15 26 (15.38%) Citrix
16 25 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (14.20%) VMware
18 22 (13.02%) Test Scripting
19 21 (12.43%) Hyper-V
19 21 (12.43%) Migration
20 20 (11.83%) SharePoint
20 20 (11.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
21 19 (11.24%) VB

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 20 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.06%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.69%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.14%) IIS
5 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.96%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.37%) CMS
7 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.78%) Confluence
8 3 (1.78%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.18%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (35.50%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.57%) MS Office
3 7 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.10%) Office 365
3 3 (1.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.59%) AdWords
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) DNS
2 10 (5.92%) DHCP
3 9 (5.33%) SAN
4 8 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.96%) SNMP
5 5 (2.96%) SSL
6 4 (2.37%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.78%) Skype
7 3 (1.78%) VPN
8 2 (1.18%) Firewall
8 2 (1.18%) Intranet
9 1 (0.59%) Broadband
9 1 (0.59%) Internet
9 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.59%) LDAP
9 1 (0.59%) Network Security
9 1 (0.59%) VoIP
9 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.59%) Wireless
9 1 (0.59%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.73%) MS Access
4 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.55%) DTS
5 6 (3.55%) OLAP
5 6 (3.55%) OLTP
5 6 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.37%) MySQL
7 3 (1.78%) Big Data
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.18%) Power BI
8 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (10.06%) HP UFT
2 9 (5.33%) JIRA
3 7 (4.14%) LoadRunner
3 7 (4.14%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.55%) YouTrack
5 5 (2.96%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.78%) Selenium
6 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.78%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.59%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.59%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (7.10%) Finance
2 5 (2.96%) Legal
3 3 (1.78%) Law
3 3 (1.78%) Marketing
4 2 (1.18%) Banking
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (21.89%) Analyst
2 26 (15.38%) Developer
3 20 (11.83%) Test Analyst
4 12 (7.10%) Tester
5 11 (6.51%) Architect
6 9 (5.33%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.73%) DBA
7 8 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.14%) Consultant
8 7 (4.14%) SQL DBA
8 7 (4.14%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) IT Support
9 6 (3.55%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (2.96%) Data Architect
10 5 (2.96%) Database Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Developer
10 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.67%) .NET
2 34 (20.12%) ASP.NET
3 32 (18.93%) HTML
4 9 (5.33%) CSS
5 8 (4.73%) .NET Framework
6 7 (4.14%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.55%) jQuery
8 5 (2.96%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.37%) JSP
10 3 (1.78%) Ajax
10 3 (1.78%) Kendo UI
10 3 (1.78%) LINQ
10 3 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.18%) CSS3
11 2 (1.18%) HTML5
11 2 (1.18%) Regular Expression
11 2 (1.18%) REST
12 1 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) Clustering
2 9 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.14%) Replication
4 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.55%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.96%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.78%) CESG
7 3 (1.78%) Data Conversion
7 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.78%) VLE
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.59%) Derivative
9 1 (0.59%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.81%) Windows
2 30 (17.75%) Windows Server
3 25 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.28%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.51%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.92%) Windows 10
9 9 (5.33%) Linux
10 8 (4.73%) AIX
11 7 (4.14%) Unix
12 3 (1.78%) Android
12 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.78%) Solaris
12 3 (1.78%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.57%) CRM
2 22 (13.02%) Test Scripting
3 21 (12.43%) Migration
4 18 (10.65%) Functional Testing
5 16 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.28%) Project Management
7 13 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 12 (7.10%) Change Management
9 11 (6.51%) ITIL
10 9 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.33%) Scrum
10 9 (5.33%) Server Virtualisation
10 9 (5.33%) Software Testing
11 8 (4.73%) ETL
11 8 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.14%) Database Tuning
12 7 (4.14%) ERP
12 7 (4.14%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (4.14%) Server Building
12 7 (4.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.67%) SQL
2 35 (20.71%) C#
3 32 (18.93%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.98%) PowerShell
5 19 (11.24%) VB
6 8 (4.73%) Java
7 7 (4.14%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.14%) VBScript
8 5 (2.96%) VBA
9 2 (1.18%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.18%) Korn
9 2 (1.18%) Perl
9 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.59%) C++
10 1 (0.59%) PHP
10 1 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 55 (32.54%) Security Cleared
2 37 (21.89%) SC Cleared
3 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (16.57%) ISTQB
5 20 (11.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 16 (9.47%) ISEB
7 12 (7.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (5.92%) MCSE
8 10 (5.92%) MCTS
9 9 (5.33%) MCITP
10 8 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (4.73%) MCSA
11 6 (3.55%) Degree
11 6 (3.55%) MCP
12 4 (2.37%) CCNA
12 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.78%) BC Cleared
13 3 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.59%) CGEIT
14 1 (0.59%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) Basel III
2 1 (0.59%) COBIT
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (23.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.43%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.73%) XenApp
3 8 (4.73%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.37%) Firmware
5 3 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.78%) vSphere
6 1 (0.59%) Brightmail
6 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.10%) SCCM
2 11 (6.51%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (4.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (4.14%) Netcool
5 5 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.37%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.37%) SCOM
6 4 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.78%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.78%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (21.30%) HP
2 31 (18.34%) Oracle
3 26 (15.38%) Citrix
4 24 (14.20%) VMware
5 9 (5.33%) Cisco
6 5 (2.96%) AppSense
6 5 (2.96%) EMC
6 5 (2.96%) IBM
6 5 (2.96%) Infor
6 5 (2.96%) Intel Security
6 5 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.96%) Veritas
7 4 (2.37%) Altiris
7 4 (2.37%) Apple
8 2 (1.18%) CA
8 2 (1.18%) IronPort
8 2 (1.18%) Nintex
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.18%) Symantec
8 2 (1.18%) Telerik
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