Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 69 58
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.20% 1.50% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.85% 8.25% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 18
Glasgow median daily rate £380 £344 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.55% +44.74% -25.05%
10th Percentile £129 £173 £127
90th Percentile £438 £404 £362
Scotland median daily rate £335 £319 £306
% change year-on-year +5.10% +4.08% -9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% +2.70% +17.31%

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 191 206 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 15.26% 18.23% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 113 136
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.22%
10th Percentile £212 £213 £159
90th Percentile £458 £450 £469
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £345
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.45% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Glasgow median hourly rate £28.00 £23.95 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.93% -23.98% +90.91%
10th Percentile £19.50 £16.47 £12.13
90th Percentile £34.50 £30.50 £66.63
Scotland median hourly rate £27.75 £34.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.38% +61.90% +15.07%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) SCCM
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) MCSE
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) Office 365
6 6 (40.00%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) Migration
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) C#
7 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (33.33%) .NET
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) SLA
8 4 (26.67%) Avaya
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (26.67%) MCTS
8 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (20.00%) PowerShell

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%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) VSAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) AS400
2 2 (13.33%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) BYOD
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.67%) Android
7 1 (6.67%) CentOS
7 1 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Unix
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
7 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) High Availability
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Records Management
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Active Listening
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) MCTS
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (20.00%) MCAD
4 3 (20.00%) MCSD
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) MCSA
6 1 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Avaya
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Symantec
6 2 (13.33%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) Nintex
7 1 (6.67%) Altiris
7 1 (6.67%) Apple
7 1 (6.67%) AppSense
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) F5
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam