Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 61 80
Rank change year-on-year -30 +19 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.54% 2.91% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.91% 13.48% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 11
Glasgow median daily rate £198 £330 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.15% +50.00% -10.52%
10th Percentile £130 £100 £154
90th Percentile £271 £422 £311
Scotland median daily rate £340 £321 £325
% change year-on-year +5.92% -1.23% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Glasgow median hourly rate £25.00 - £12.10
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £12.10
% change year-on-year -37.50% +230.58% -3.20%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow.

Academic & Professional Certification
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 179 282 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 13.69% 21.58% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 151 145
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £199 £210 £236
90th Percentile £500 £445 £498
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year +10.29% -1.45% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 26
Glasgow median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £27.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +56.53% +66.48%
10th Percentile £14.49 £43.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £35.80 £43.00 £47.50
Scotland median hourly rate £33.25 £38.25 £27.44
% change year-on-year -13.07% +39.40% +52.44%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) CentOS
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) WSUS
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP

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 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) OpenStack
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) VSAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Records Management
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) MCSA
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Nintex
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) Veeam