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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 95 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 15.38% 10.97% 13.34%
As % of the Vendors category 31.75% 28.27% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 50 46
Median daily rate £316 £318 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £110 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
315 336 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.46% 38.80% 40.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 176 135
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 22 7
Median hourly rate - £31.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 31 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 31 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 63 (36.63%) MS Excel
2 59 (34.30%) Security Cleared
3 51 (29.65%) Windows
4 43 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 40 (23.26%) .NET
6 36 (20.93%) SQL
6 36 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (20.35%) SQL Server
8 33 (19.19%) HP
9 31 (18.02%) SC Cleared
10 30 (17.44%) Windows Server
11 28 (16.28%) ASP.NET
12 26 (15.12%) C#
12 26 (15.12%) PowerShell
13 25 (14.53%) Finance
14 24 (13.95%) HTML
14 24 (13.95%) JavaScript
14 24 (13.95%) MS Office
14 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (13.37%) MS Exchange
16 21 (12.21%) VMware
16 21 (12.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (11.63%) ISTQB
17 20 (11.63%) CRM
17 20 (11.63%) Oracle
17 20 (11.63%) DNS
17 20 (11.63%) Citrix
18 19 (11.05%) ITIL
18 19 (11.05%) Migration
19 18 (10.47%) Degree

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 23 (13.37%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.14%) OpenStack
4 13 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.23%) Skype for Business
7 7 (4.07%) IIS
8 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.74%) CMS
10 3 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.16%) IBM Domino
11 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.58%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (36.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (13.95%) MS Office
3 13 (7.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.74%) MS Project
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Eikon
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.14%) Office 365
2 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.58%) AdWords
4 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.63%) DNS
2 14 (8.14%) DHCP
3 11 (6.40%) SAN
4 8 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.07%) Skype
6 6 (3.49%) Intranet
7 4 (2.33%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.33%) SNMP
7 4 (2.33%) SSL
8 2 (1.16%) Network Security
9 1 (0.58%) Firewall
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
9 1 (0.58%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.65%) MS Access
6 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.91%) DTS
6 5 (2.91%) OLAP
6 5 (2.91%) OLTP
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.16%) Big Data
8 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.16%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (7.56%) HP UFT
2 10 (5.81%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.49%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.58%) WinRunner
General
1 25 (14.53%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Banking
3 3 (1.74%) Front Office
3 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Advertising
4 1 (0.58%) Billing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
4 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (22.67%) Analyst
2 23 (13.37%) Developer
3 19 (11.05%) Architect
4 15 (8.72%) Test Analyst
5 10 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.65%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.07%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.07%) DBA
8 7 (4.07%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Tester
9 6 (3.49%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.49%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) IT Support
9 6 (3.49%) Senior Architect
9 6 (3.49%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.49%) SQL DBA
9 6 (3.49%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.26%) .NET
2 28 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 24 (13.95%) HTML
4 8 (4.65%) .NET Framework
5 7 (4.07%) CSS
6 5 (2.91%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.74%) JSP
7 3 (1.74%) WCF
8 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.16%) HTML5
8 2 (1.16%) Web Services
8 2 (1.16%) XML
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%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Clustering
2 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.49%) Replication
5 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.33%) PDA
7 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.74%) NHS
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.65%) Windows
2 30 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (12.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 15 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.98%) Linux
8 9 (5.23%) Unix
9 7 (4.07%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.33%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.74%) AIX
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.58%) HPUX
13 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.63%) CRM
2 19 (11.05%) ITIL
2 19 (11.05%) Migration
3 16 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.72%) Test Scripting
5 12 (6.98%) Functional Testing
5 12 (6.98%) Project Management
6 10 (5.81%) Change Management
6 10 (5.81%) Data Architecture
6 10 (5.81%) Test Automation
6 10 (5.81%) TOGAF
7 9 (5.23%) Security Testing
7 9 (5.23%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.65%) ArchiMate
8 8 (4.65%) BPMN
8 8 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (4.07%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.93%) SQL
2 26 (15.12%) C#
2 26 (15.12%) PowerShell
3 24 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.56%) VB
5 8 (4.65%) Java
5 8 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.07%) VBA
6 7 (4.07%) VBScript
7 2 (1.16%) PHP
7 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) Korn
8 1 (0.58%) Perl
8 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (34.30%) Security Cleared
2 36 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (18.02%) SC Cleared
4 20 (11.63%) ISTQB
5 18 (10.47%) Degree
5 18 (10.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 16 (9.30%) ISEB
7 12 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (6.40%) MCSE
9 10 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (5.23%) MCITP
10 9 (5.23%) MCP
11 7 (4.07%) MCTS
12 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.91%) MCSA
13 4 (2.33%) BC Cleared
13 4 (2.33%) CCNA
13 4 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.16%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) Basel III
System Software
1 43 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.14%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.98%) XenApp
4 10 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.81%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.33%) vSphere
6 3 (1.74%) Firmware
6 3 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.58%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (8.72%) SCCM
2 9 (5.23%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.74%) SCOM
6 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.16%) Netcool
7 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.58%) Nagios
7 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (19.19%) HP
2 21 (12.21%) VMware
3 20 (11.63%) Citrix
3 20 (11.63%) Oracle
4 14 (8.14%) Cisco
5 4 (2.33%) Altiris
5 4 (2.33%) AppSense
6 3 (1.74%) IBM
6 3 (1.74%) Infor
6 3 (1.74%) Intel Security
6 3 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.74%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.16%) Dell
7 2 (1.16%) IronPort
7 2 (1.16%) Lotus
7 2 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.16%) Nintex
7 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.58%) Apple
8 1 (0.58%) CA
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