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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 28 49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow - 5.02% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category - 19.64% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 12
Median daily rate - £323 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £321
% change year-on-year -17.85% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £12.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.28 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.96% +21.83%  

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 78 168 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 13.52% 25.57% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 76 89
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 16
Median hourly rate - - £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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 April 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 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) MCSA
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) WSUS
5 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 2 (33.33%) vCenter Server
5 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre

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 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SnapMirror
1 2 (33.33%) vCenter Server
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 2 (33.33%) Veeam
3 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Veritas