Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 68 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.37% 1.62% 2.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.04% 9.04% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 18
Glasgow median daily rate £335 £263 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.62% +0.96% -15.45%
10th Percentile £135 £172 £127
90th Percentile £438 £404 £379
Scotland median daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year +1.56% +4.07% -5.38%
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 199 188 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 17.07% 17.90% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 104 125
Glasgow median daily rate £355 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.80% -3.21% +0.72%
10th Percentile £205 £191 £159
90th Percentile £484 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £365 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +7.35% -2.86% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Glasgow median hourly rate £28.00 £23.95 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.93% +84.19% -25.71%
10th Percentile £19.30 £14.74 £12.00
90th Percentile £31.28 £36.73 £29.05
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -30.00% +72.84% -31.36%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) Degree
4 7 (43.75%) SCCM
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) MCSE
5 6 (37.50%) MCAD
5 6 (37.50%) MCSD
5 6 (37.50%) MCTS
5 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) High Availability
5 6 (37.50%) Office 365
6 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
6 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 5 (31.25%) Workflow
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) Collaborative Working

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 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (18.75%) QlikView
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Desktop Support
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) ETL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) AS400
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) iSeries
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) High Availability
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (18.75%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Records Management
6 1 (6.25%) Active Listening
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) MCAD
2 6 (37.50%) MCSD
2 6 (37.50%) MCSE
2 6 (37.50%) MCTS
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.25%) ACSP
6 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
3 3 (18.75%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Nintex
5 1 (6.25%) Ivanti