Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 84 78
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.01% 1.20% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.47% 6.39% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
Glasgow median daily rate £325 £330 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +65.00% -40.30%
10th Percentile £138 £149 £171
90th Percentile £379 £449 £385
Scotland median daily rate £355 £386 £288
% change year-on-year -8.09% +34.23% -10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - £20.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% -48.05% +4.76%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 232 266 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 15.68% 18.85% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 161 89
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £359 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.30% -3.56% +3.11%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £650 £525 £474
Scotland median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 3
Glasgow median hourly rate £26.69 £35.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.74% +120.26% -51.85%
10th Percentile £18.83 £17.75 £14.74
90th Percentile £35.03 £50.90 £34.41
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £21.73 £42.70
% change year-on-year +38.06% -49.10% +13.85%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Glasgow

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Glasgow

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Glasgow over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Glasgow

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) MCSE
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 8 (53.33%) MCSA
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (46.67%) Office 365
5 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (40.00%) MCITP
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 4 (26.67%) MCP
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) VCP4
8 4 (26.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (26.67%) VCAP
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) Internet
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) CCA
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (26.67%) CCEA
9 3 (20.00%) SLA
9 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL
9 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (46.67%) Office 365
3 4 (26.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (13.33%) OneDrive
4 2 (13.33%) Yammer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Power BI
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) DBA
1 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365 Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
1 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) IT Support
2 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) SUSE
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Server Management
2 2 (13.33%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Storage Management
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
2 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCSE
2 8 (53.33%) MCSA
3 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (40.00%) MCITP
5 4 (26.67%) CCA
5 4 (26.67%) CCEA
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 4 (26.67%) VCAP
5 4 (26.67%) VCP4
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (13.33%) MCDBA
6 2 (13.33%) MCDST
6 2 (13.33%) MCSM
6 2 (13.33%) RHCA
6 2 (13.33%) RHCE
6 2 (13.33%) RHCSA
6 2 (13.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Apple
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) Intel
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec