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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 160 84 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.33% 12.79% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 37.65% 30.66% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £137 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.64 £14.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% +52.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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
425 274 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.68% 41.70% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 144 171
Average daily rate £360 £330 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £171 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +65.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 97 (38.04%) .NET
2 80 (31.37%) Windows
3 78 (30.59%) SQL
4 69 (27.06%) C#
5 68 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 65 (25.49%) SC Cleared
7 63 (24.71%) SQL Server
8 60 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 46 (18.04%) HP
10 44 (17.25%) Oracle
10 44 (17.25%) ASP.NET
11 42 (16.47%) MS Office
11 42 (16.47%) HTML
12 40 (15.69%) Finance
13 34 (13.33%) JavaScript
14 32 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (11.37%) ISTQB
16 28 (10.98%) SharePoint
17 26 (10.20%) UNIX
18 25 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (9.02%) DV Cleared
19 23 (9.02%) WPF
20 22 (8.63%) Windows 7
20 22 (8.63%) T-SQL
20 22 (8.63%) JSP
21 21 (8.24%) Active Directory
22 20 (7.84%) C++
22 20 (7.84%) XML
23 19 (7.45%) CRM
23 19 (7.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 28 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.88%) IIS
3 11 (4.31%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (3.53%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.96%) SAS
6 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.78%) Lync
8 2 (0.78%) TWiki
8 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.39%) WordPress
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 60 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 42 (16.47%) MS Office
3 10 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.35%) MS Project
5 5 (1.96%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.18%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.49%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.18%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.06%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.67%) DNS
3 14 (5.49%) SAN
3 14 (5.49%) HTTP
4 10 (3.92%) DHCP
5 7 (2.75%) Intranet
6 6 (2.35%) X.500
6 6 (2.35%) LDAP
7 4 (1.57%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.18%) SNMP
8 3 (1.18%) VPN
8 3 (1.18%) Firewall
8 3 (1.18%) Wireless
9 2 (0.78%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.78%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.78%) H.323
9 2 (0.78%) SSL
9 2 (0.78%) VoIP
10 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.96%) QlikView
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.96%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) MS Access
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.39%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (6.27%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Blend
4 5 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.57%) CppUnit
5 4 (1.57%) GoogleTest
5 4 (1.57%) Subversion
6 3 (1.18%) MSI
6 3 (1.18%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.78%) JIRA
7 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.39%) CodeRush
8 1 (0.39%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.39%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.39%) TestDirector
General
1 40 (15.69%) Finance
2 16 (6.27%) Banking
3 5 (1.96%) Back Office
4 4 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.78%) Advertising
5 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
6 1 (0.39%) French Language
6 1 (0.39%) German Language
6 1 (0.39%) Games
6 1 (0.39%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Billing
6 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 85 (33.33%) Developer
2 39 (15.29%) Analyst
3 19 (7.45%) WPF Developer
4 18 (7.06%) .NET Developer
5 15 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 13 (5.10%) Consultant
6 13 (5.10%) Support Analyst
7 9 (3.53%) Applications Support
7 9 (3.53%) C++ Developer
7 9 (3.53%) SQL Developer
8 8 (3.14%) Test Specialist
8 8 (3.14%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.14%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (2.75%) Test Analyst
9 7 (2.75%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (2.75%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.35%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.35%) CRM Developer
10 6 (2.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (38.04%) .NET
2 44 (17.25%) ASP.NET
3 42 (16.47%) HTML
4 23 (9.02%) WPF
5 22 (8.63%) JSP
6 20 (7.84%) XML
7 17 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 16 (6.27%) WCF
9 14 (5.49%) STL
10 11 (4.31%) Web Services
11 10 (3.92%) DCOM
11 10 (3.92%) WinForms
12 9 (3.53%) LINQ
12 9 (3.53%) jQuery
12 9 (3.53%) CSS
13 8 (3.14%) COM+
13 8 (3.14%) ATL
13 8 (3.14%) OLE DB
14 7 (2.75%) Reactive Extensions
15 5 (1.96%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.35%) Replication
3 5 (1.96%) Animation
3 5 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.96%) CMDB
4 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.57%) Derivative
4 4 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.18%) Clustering
5 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.18%) iPhone
5 3 (1.18%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.78%) PKI
6 2 (0.78%) Firmware
6 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.39%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.37%) Windows
2 32 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (10.20%) UNIX
4 22 (8.63%) Windows 7
5 17 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (6.27%) Windows XP
7 12 (4.71%) Linux
8 8 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.75%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.78%) Android
11 2 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (7.45%) CRM
2 18 (7.06%) Project Management
3 17 (6.67%) ITIL
4 16 (6.27%) Workflow
4 16 (6.27%) MVVM
5 15 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.49%) OO
6 14 (5.49%) TDD
7 12 (4.71%) Web Development
7 12 (4.71%) Unit Testing
8 11 (4.31%) ETL
8 11 (4.31%) Mentoring
9 10 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.92%) Process Management
9 10 (3.92%) Change Management
10 9 (3.53%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.14%) Migration
11 8 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.14%) Functional Testing
12 7 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 78 (30.59%) SQL
2 69 (27.06%) C#
3 34 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (8.63%) T-SQL
5 20 (7.84%) C++
6 15 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.71%) VBA
8 11 (4.31%) VB
9 9 (3.53%) Java
9 9 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.14%) XAML
10 8 (3.14%) VBScript
11 7 (2.75%) Perl
12 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.18%) AWK
13 3 (1.18%) C
14 1 (0.39%) R
14 1 (0.39%) sed
14 1 (0.39%) Python
14 1 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 68 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 65 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.37%) ISTQB
4 25 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (9.02%) DV Cleared
6 19 (7.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (5.49%) Degree
8 9 (3.53%) MCITP
9 8 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (2.75%) MCP
10 7 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.35%) MCTS
12 5 (1.96%) MCSE
13 3 (1.18%) MCSA
13 3 (1.18%) HND
13 3 (1.18%) MOS
14 2 (0.78%) PMP
14 2 (0.78%) MCSD
14 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.96%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.57%) vSphere
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.18%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.78%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.39%) XenServer
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (4.31%) SCCM
2 7 (2.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.18%) SCOM
5 3 (1.18%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.39%) MIIS
7 1 (0.39%) Netcool
7 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.39%) WSUS
7 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (18.04%) HP
2 44 (17.25%) Oracle
3 17 (6.67%) VMware
4 12 (4.71%) IBM
4 12 (4.71%) Citrix
5 11 (4.31%) Cisco
5 11 (4.31%) Business Objects
6 10 (3.92%) Kofax
7 7 (2.75%) McAfee
7 7 (2.75%) Adobe
8 6 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.57%) Symantec
9 4 (1.57%) Altiris
9 4 (1.57%) Google
9 4 (1.57%) Cognos
9 4 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.57%) Sybase
10 3 (1.18%) BMC
10 3 (1.18%) Informatica
10 3 (1.18%) ArcSight
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