Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 85 68
Rank change year-on-year -15 -17 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.16% 1.11% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 6.97% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 12
Glasgow median daily rate £313 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.76% +16.92% +36.84%
10th Percentile £138 £129 £174
90th Percentile £386 £438 £400
Scotland median daily rate £368 £335 £318
% change year-on-year +9.85% +5.51% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £73.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +267.50% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.65% +16.22%

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 330 201 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 19.09% 15.88% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 110 116
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £229 £213
90th Percentile £541 £464 £450
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £25.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.21% -19.53% +1.59%
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -7.27% -23.61% +71.43%

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 12 December 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

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Glasgow over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (75.00%) MCSE
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (50.00%) Citrix
6 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (45.00%) Office 365
6 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
6 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (40.00%) SCCM
7 8 (40.00%) MCSA
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
10 5 (25.00%) LAN
10 5 (25.00%) MCP
10 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (25.00%) Java
10 5 (25.00%) Oracle
10 5 (25.00%) Apple
10 5 (25.00%) Internet
10 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
10 5 (25.00%) Wireless
10 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
10 5 (25.00%) MCSM
10 5 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (25.00%) ACTC
10 5 (25.00%) ACHDS
10 5 (25.00%) ACDT

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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (10.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
1 5 (25.00%) LAN
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (25.00%) Wireless
2 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
4 1 (5.00%) iSeries
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Change Management
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (20.00%) Identity Management
1 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
1 4 (20.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) Analytics
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Presales
2 3 (15.00%) Server Management
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Management
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) MCSE
2 8 (40.00%) MCSA
3 5 (25.00%) ACDT
3 5 (25.00%) ACHDS
3 5 (25.00%) ACTC
3 5 (25.00%) MCDST
3 5 (25.00%) MCITP
3 5 (25.00%) MCP
3 5 (25.00%) MCSM
3 5 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (20.00%) CCA
4 4 (20.00%) CCEA
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) VCAP
4 4 (20.00%) VCP4
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) Apple
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) iManage
6 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.00%) Nintex
6 1 (5.00%) Twitter