Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 87 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 -17 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.77% 0.82% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 5.64% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Glasgow median daily rate £330 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +16.92% +36.84%
10th Percentile £207 £174 £173
90th Percentile £380 £380 £404
Scotland median daily rate £388 £344 £320
% change year-on-year +12.65% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -28.00% -35.06% +108.11%

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 322 195 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 19.10% 14.57% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 93 139
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -
10th Percentile £210 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £438
Scotland median daily rate £375 £360 £330
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £18.50 £26.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.52% -30.00% +43.02%
10th Percentile £12.93 £15.66 £33.10
90th Percentile £34.33 £34.05 £41.90
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £29.40 £38.00
% change year-on-year -17.52% -22.63% +78.82%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) MCSE
3 8 (61.54%) Office 365
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
5 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) MCSA
6 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
7 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (23.08%) Analytics
8 3 (23.08%) Presales
8 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
8 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (23.08%) Migration
9 2 (15.38%) Workflow
9 2 (15.38%) Finance
9 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (15.38%) InfoPath
9 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008

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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) InfoPath
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Office 365
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) Skype
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Presales
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Records Management
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Server Management
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) MCSE
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) MCSA
3 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (15.38%) MCP
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ACDT
4 1 (7.69%) ACHDS
4 1 (7.69%) ACTC
4 1 (7.69%) HNC
4 1 (7.69%) MCDST
4 1 (7.69%) MCSM
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Nintex
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) iManage
4 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter
4 1 (7.69%) VMware