Period
to 25 September 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 25 September 2020 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 125 194 236
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 23.32% 13.80% 13.73%
As % of the Vendors category 48.83% 35.14% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 114 142
Median daily rate £450 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £284 £165 £188
90th Percentile £538 £520 £537
Scotland median daily rate £450 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +15.22% -52.08%
10th Percentile £10.69 £11.17 £10.29
90th Percentile £31.75 £24.25 £16.63
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £16.68 £15.86
% change year-on-year +4.92% +5.17% -6.71%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Glasgow.

All Vendors
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 256 552 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 47.76% 39.26% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 314 382
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £280 £260 £213
90th Percentile £550 £584 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 29 24
Median hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +66.67% -28.00%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.75 £29.48
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.90 £16.25
% change year-on-year +10.34% +10.15% -35.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 67 (53.60%) Azure
2 52 (41.60%) Power Platform
3 50 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 49 (39.20%) C#
5 48 (38.40%) CRM
6 47 (37.60%) Dynamics CRM
7 45 (36.00%) Migration
8 40 (32.00%) Public Sector
9 39 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (29.60%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (29.60%) Data Migration
10 37 (29.60%) JavaScript
10 37 (29.60%) Power Automate
11 34 (27.20%) Logic Apps
12 33 (26.40%) PowerApps
12 33 (26.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 32 (25.60%) Test Automation
14 29 (23.20%) Dynamics 365
15 28 (22.40%) Office 365
16 26 (20.80%) Data Quality
16 26 (20.80%) PowerShell
16 26 (20.80%) Active Directory
17 24 (19.20%) Workflow
18 23 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (18.40%) Workflow Development
19 22 (17.60%) Windows
20 21 (16.80%) SQL
21 20 (16.00%) Service Design
22 19 (15.20%) ITIL
22 19 (15.20%) SCCM

Microsoft
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 50 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 14 (11.20%) IBM Domino
3 13 (10.40%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.80%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.80%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.80%) CMS
6 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (37.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 67 (53.60%) Azure
2 52 (41.60%) Power Platform
3 37 (29.60%) Power Automate
4 34 (27.20%) Logic Apps
5 33 (26.40%) PowerApps
6 29 (23.20%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (22.40%) Office 365
8 16 (12.80%) OneDrive
9 14 (11.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (3.20%) PaaS
11 3 (2.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.80%) AWS
13 1 (0.80%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) Firewall
1 5 (4.00%) Skype
2 4 (3.20%) DNS
3 3 (2.40%) Kerberos
3 3 (2.40%) X.500
4 2 (1.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.80%) DHCP
5 1 (0.80%) LAN
5 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.20%) Power BI
3 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.60%) QlikView
5 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.80%) DB2
5 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.80%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (13.60%) TeamCity
2 13 (10.40%) Selenium
2 13 (10.40%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.60%) GitLab
4 2 (1.60%) JIRA
4 2 (1.60%) Moq
4 2 (1.60%) NUnit
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.80%) Postman
5 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (32.00%) Public Sector
2 13 (10.40%) Finance
3 6 (4.80%) Electronics
3 6 (4.80%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.80%) Marketing
3 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Back Office
4 1 (0.80%) French Language
4 1 (0.80%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.80%) Russian Language
4 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (34.40%) Developer
2 29 (23.20%) Microsoft Developer
3 16 (12.80%) Administrator
4 15 (12.00%) CRM Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Exchange Administrator
5 12 (9.60%) Office 365 Administrator
6 9 (7.20%) Analyst
7 6 (4.80%) Consultant
7 6 (4.80%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.20%) CRM Specialist
9 4 (3.20%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Test Specialist
9 4 (3.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) .NET
2 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.40%) .NET Core
3 3 (2.40%) LDAP
4 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.60%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.60%) React
4 2 (1.60%) XML
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.80%) CSS
5 1 (0.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.40%) PKI
4 3 (2.40%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.40%) Replication
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.60%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.80%) Clustering
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) PMI
6 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.60%) Windows
2 15 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (4.80%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.80%) Linux
8 1 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (38.40%) CRM
2 45 (36.00%) Migration
3 39 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (29.60%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (29.60%) Data Migration
5 33 (26.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 32 (25.60%) Test Automation
7 24 (19.20%) Workflow
8 23 (18.40%) Workflow Development
9 20 (16.00%) Service Design
10 19 (15.20%) ITIL
11 14 (11.20%) Configuration Management
12 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (9.60%) Change Management
13 12 (9.60%) Release Management
14 11 (8.80%) Analytical Thinking
14 11 (8.80%) Critical Thinking
15 9 (7.20%) Programme Management
16 8 (6.40%) DevOps
16 8 (6.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (39.20%) C#
2 37 (29.60%) JavaScript
3 26 (20.80%) PowerShell
4 21 (16.80%) SQL
5 2 (1.60%) Python
5 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (12.00%) MCSA
4 13 (10.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.60%) CISA
6 7 (5.60%) CISM
6 7 (5.60%) CISSP
7 5 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.20%) Degree
8 4 (3.20%) MCSE
9 3 (2.40%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.60%) HND
11 1 (0.80%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.80%) CCNA
11 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.80%) MCP
11 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.80%) Data Quality
2 9 (7.20%) QA
3 6 (4.80%) COBIT
3 6 (4.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (4.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.80%) NIST
3 6 (4.80%) NIST 800
4 4 (3.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (3.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.80%) GDPR
5 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (20.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.60%) Docker
5 1 (0.80%) Firmware
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (15.20%) SCCM
2 3 (2.40%) Terraform
3 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.80%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) IBM
2 8 (6.40%) VMware
3 6 (4.80%) SAP
4 4 (3.20%) Citrix
5 3 (2.40%) HP
6 2 (1.60%) Dell
6 2 (1.60%) Tableau
7 1 (0.80%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco
7 1 (0.80%) EMC
7 1 (0.80%) Intel
7 1 (0.80%) IronPort
7 1 (0.80%) Ivanti
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.80%) Sybase