Period
to 23 April 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 78 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 -30 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 6 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.20% 0.56% 3.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 3.70% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 19
Glasgow median daily rate £330 £200 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -40.30% +8.94%
10th Percentile £149 £171 £99
90th Percentile £449 £385 £419
Scotland median daily rate £386 £288 £321
% change year-on-year +34.23% -10.36% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £38.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -48.05% +4.76% +133.04%

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 266 162 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 18.85% 15.06% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 89 142
Glasgow median daily rate £359 £373 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.56% +3.11% +3.21%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £201
90th Percentile £525 £474 £500
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £35.00 £15.89 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.26% -51.85% +79.10%
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £42.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year -49.10% +13.85% +32.74%

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 2018.

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 2018, 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 7 (41.18%) Citrix
5 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) High Availability
5 7 (41.18%) Office 365
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
6 6 (35.29%) SCCM
6 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (35.29%) Workflow
6 6 (35.29%) C#
6 6 (35.29%) SQL
6 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (29.41%) MCTS
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (29.41%) QlikView
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (29.41%) QlikView
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.88%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Support
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) ETL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) jQuery
1 2 (11.76%) XML
1 2 (11.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) BYOD
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) iSeries
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.88%) AIX
8 1 (5.88%) Android
8 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
8 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) High Availability
2 6 (35.29%) Workflow
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
4 4 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (23.53%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) ETL
6 2 (11.76%) Records Management
7 1 (5.88%) Active Listening
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) ITSM
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) MCSE
2 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) MCTS
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (23.53%) MCAD
4 4 (23.53%) MCSD
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (11.76%) MCITP
6 2 (11.76%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (5.88%) ACSP
7 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) Apple
4 2 (11.76%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) Ivanti
4 2 (11.76%) Nintex
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Veritas