Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 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.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 246 172 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 14.06% 12.20% 13.54%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 29.15% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 101 106
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £188 £115 £175
90th Percentile £529 £519 £439
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 7
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.50 £24.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.08% +140.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £9.15
90th Percentile £16.63 £25.00 £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £35.50
% change year-on-year - -55.32% +144.83%

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 738 590 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 42.17% 41.84% 47.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 285 302
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £215 £195 £219
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 14
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.50 £18.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +63.04% -42.50%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.35 £9.25
90th Percentile £29.48 £32.50 £44.93
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% -30.56% +125.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 78 (31.71%) Windows
2 66 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (25.20%) SQL Server
4 61 (24.80%) CRM
5 59 (23.98%) Finance
6 58 (23.58%) SQL
7 56 (22.76%) C#
7 56 (22.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 54 (21.95%) Dynamics CRM
9 46 (18.70%) JavaScript
9 46 (18.70%) Microsoft Office
10 45 (18.29%) Active Directory
11 42 (17.07%) Dynamics 365
12 39 (15.85%) .NET
13 37 (15.04%) Migration
14 36 (14.63%) Office 365
15 35 (14.23%) SharePoint
15 35 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
16 34 (13.82%) Analytics
17 32 (13.01%) Cybersecurity
17 32 (13.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (13.01%) Windows Server
18 27 (10.98%) VMware
18 27 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
18 27 (10.98%) Security Cleared
19 26 (10.57%) DNS
19 26 (10.57%) Citrix
19 26 (10.57%) Project Management
20 25 (10.16%) DHCP
20 25 (10.16%) Oracle

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 35 (14.23%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.28%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.25%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.85%) IIS
4 7 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.03%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.63%) Confluence
7 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.81%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (18.70%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (7.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (4.07%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.63%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 54 (21.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.07%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics SL
3 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 56 (22.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (17.07%) Dynamics 365
3 36 (14.63%) Office 365
4 13 (5.28%) PaaS
5 12 (4.88%) GitHub
6 10 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (3.66%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) IaaS
9 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.57%) DNS
2 25 (10.16%) DHCP
3 12 (4.88%) Skype
4 11 (4.47%) Firewall
5 7 (2.85%) VPN
6 5 (2.03%) VLAN
6 5 (2.03%) Wireless
7 4 (1.63%) 3G
7 4 (1.63%) ADSL
7 4 (1.63%) NAS
7 4 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.22%) Broadband
9 2 (0.81%) Extranet
9 2 (0.81%) Internet
9 2 (0.81%) Intranet
10 1 (0.41%) LAN
10 1 (0.41%) MPLS
10 1 (0.41%) PSTN
10 1 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.20%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (8.54%) Hadoop
4 17 (6.91%) Power BI
5 15 (6.10%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (5.28%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (4.88%) ArangoDB
7 12 (4.88%) Neo4j
8 11 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (4.07%) Big Data
9 10 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (3.66%) Data Lake
10 9 (3.66%) HDInsight
10 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (2.44%) Electronic Patient Records
12 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.63%) QlikView
13 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (6.10%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.44%) JMeter
4 6 (2.44%) MSI
5 5 (2.03%) HP UFT
5 5 (2.03%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.03%) NUnit
5 5 (2.03%) WinRunner
6 4 (1.63%) JIRA
7 2 (0.81%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.81%) MorphX
7 2 (0.81%) MSTest
7 2 (0.81%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.41%) Ant
8 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.41%) JUnit
8 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 59 (23.98%) Finance
2 10 (4.07%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.25%) Marketing
3 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.85%) Legal
5 5 (2.03%) Banking
5 5 (2.03%) Electronics
6 3 (1.22%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) Billing
7 2 (0.81%) French Language
7 2 (0.81%) German Language
7 2 (0.81%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.81%) Law
7 2 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (26.83%) Developer
2 58 (23.58%) Analyst
3 32 (13.01%) CRM Developer
4 24 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 22 (8.94%) Architect
6 17 (6.91%) Microsoft Developer
7 10 (4.07%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.07%) Designer
8 9 (3.66%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.66%) ETL Developer
8 9 (3.66%) Security Architect
8 9 (3.66%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.25%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (2.85%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.85%) Risk Analyst
10 7 (2.85%) Test Leader
11 6 (2.44%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.44%) CRM Architect
11 6 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.85%) .NET
2 23 (9.35%) CSS
3 22 (8.94%) ASP.NET
4 15 (6.10%) HTML
5 14 (5.69%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.88%) Entity Framework
6 12 (4.88%) REST
7 10 (4.07%) AngularJS
8 9 (3.66%) jQuery
9 7 (2.85%) .NET Core
9 7 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (2.85%) LINQ
9 7 (2.85%) Web Services
10 6 (2.44%) JSON
10 6 (2.44%) XML
11 5 (2.03%) RESTful
11 5 (2.03%) Sass
11 5 (2.03%) WCF
12 4 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.07%) Clustering
1 10 (4.07%) Cyberthreat
1 10 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.44%) e-Health
3 6 (2.44%) iPhone
3 6 (2.44%) LIMS
3 6 (2.44%) PACS
3 6 (2.44%) PDA
3 6 (2.44%) User Experience
4 5 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.63%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.63%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.81%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.71%) Windows
2 32 (13.01%) Windows Server
3 24 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 20 (8.13%) Linux
4 20 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (7.72%) Windows 10
6 18 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.66%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.03%) AIX
9 5 (2.03%) Solaris
10 4 (1.63%) Unix
10 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.22%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (24.80%) CRM
3 37 (15.04%) Migration
4 35 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (13.82%) Analytics
6 32 (13.01%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (10.57%) Project Management
8 24 (9.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 22 (8.94%) Service Design
9 22 (8.94%) Workflow
10 20 (8.13%) Software Engineering
11 18 (7.32%) Risk Management
12 17 (6.91%) Data Protection
12 17 (6.91%) Workflow Development
13 16 (6.50%) Data Migration
13 16 (6.50%) MVC
14 15 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (5.69%) Software Testing
16 13 (5.28%) Test Automation
17 12 (4.88%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 58 (23.58%) SQL
2 56 (22.76%) C#
3 46 (18.70%) JavaScript
4 22 (8.94%) PowerShell
5 16 (6.50%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.88%) Go
6 12 (4.88%) Perl
6 12 (4.88%) Python
6 12 (4.88%) Ruby
7 6 (2.44%) X++
8 5 (2.03%) VB
9 4 (1.63%) Java
9 4 (1.63%) VBA
9 4 (1.63%) VBScript
10 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.41%) C
12 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.35%) Degree
3 19 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 18 (7.32%) CISSP
5 13 (5.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (5.28%) ISTQB
6 12 (4.88%) CISM
7 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.85%) MCSE
8 7 (2.85%) PMP
9 6 (2.44%) CISA
9 6 (2.44%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.03%) ISACA
11 4 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.22%) MCSA
13 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.41%) CRISC
13 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.32%) PMO
2 15 (6.10%) Data Quality
3 14 (5.69%) QA
4 13 (5.28%) GDPR
5 12 (4.88%) FINRA
6 6 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (2.44%) HL7
7 5 (2.03%) SSAE 16
8 4 (1.63%) SLA
9 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 45 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.50%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (4.47%) XenApp
5 9 (3.66%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.03%) vSphere
7 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.22%) XenServer
9 2 (0.81%) Docker
9 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (7.32%) SCCM
2 12 (4.88%) Terraform
3 9 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.44%) HP ALM
4 6 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.22%) Malwarebytes
5 3 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.41%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 27 (10.98%) VMware
2 26 (10.57%) Citrix
3 25 (10.16%) Oracle
4 18 (7.32%) McAfee
5 16 (6.50%) Symantec
6 15 (6.10%) Ivanti
7 13 (5.28%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (5.28%) Tableau
8 12 (4.88%) Cloudera
8 12 (4.88%) Hortonworks
8 12 (4.88%) Sybase
8 12 (4.88%) Varonis
9 9 (3.66%) Veritas
10 7 (2.85%) HP
11 5 (2.03%) Apple
11 5 (2.03%) Cisco
11 5 (2.03%) Dell
11 5 (2.03%) SAP
12 4 (1.63%) Avaya
12 4 (1.63%) ThinPrint