Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 265 169 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 15.02% 13.29% 12.87%
As % of the Vendors category 36.50% 31.41% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 99 100
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £370 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +16.17% -2.00%
10th Percentile £206 £139 £112
90th Percentile £488 £488 £438
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.50 £24.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.08% +152.63% -21.49%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £12.69 £34.60 £15.55
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.86 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% -55.94% +125.00%

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 726 538 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 41.16% 42.30% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 263 328
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.49% -4.20%
10th Percentile £225 £210 £175
90th Percentile £550 £499 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £384 £375
% change year-on-year +0.98% +2.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% +23.04% -43.09%
10th Percentile £10.10 £12.45 £9.25
90th Percentile £34.38 £29.80 £32.60
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.53% -23.61% +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 90 (33.96%) CRM
2 83 (31.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 77 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (28.30%) C#
5 74 (27.92%) Windows
6 67 (25.28%) SQL Server
7 64 (24.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 63 (23.77%) JavaScript
9 62 (23.40%) SQL
10 56 (21.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 53 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 52 (19.62%) .NET
12 52 (19.62%) Microsoft Office
12 52 (19.62%) Finance
13 43 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (15.85%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (15.47%) Security Cleared
16 39 (14.72%) Office 365
16 39 (14.72%) Service Design
17 37 (13.96%) Dynamics 365
18 35 (13.21%) Windows Server
19 33 (12.45%) Citrix
20 32 (12.08%) CSS
21 31 (11.70%) VMware
21 31 (11.70%) Workflow
22 30 (11.32%) Migration
22 30 (11.32%) DNS
22 30 (11.32%) Windows 7
23 29 (10.94%) ASP.NET
23 29 (10.94%) DHCP

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 29 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.77%) IIS
3 8 (3.02%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.64%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.26%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.26%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.13%) Confluence
7 3 (1.13%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 52 (19.62%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (9.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (7.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (3.40%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 83 (31.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 64 (24.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (14.72%) Office 365
3 37 (13.96%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (4.53%) Azure Data Factory
4 12 (4.53%) PaaS
5 7 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (2.26%) npm
7 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.38%) GitHub
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) SaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.32%) DNS
2 29 (10.94%) DHCP
3 10 (3.77%) Skype
4 9 (3.40%) Firewall
5 7 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (2.26%) 3G
6 6 (2.26%) VPN
7 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.89%) VLAN
8 4 (1.51%) ADSL
8 4 (1.51%) Wireless
9 3 (1.13%) Broadband
9 3 (1.13%) Internet
9 3 (1.13%) WAN
10 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.75%) Extranet
10 2 (0.75%) Intranet
10 2 (0.75%) LAN
10 2 (0.75%) MPLS
10 2 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.28%) SQL Server
2 43 (16.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (9.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 25 (9.43%) Power BI
4 16 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (4.15%) Big Data
6 11 (4.15%) Data Lake
7 10 (3.77%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 10 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.40%) HDInsight
9 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.89%) QlikView
11 3 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.38%) ArangoDB
13 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.53%) NUnit
3 11 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.77%) MSTest
5 8 (3.02%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.26%) gulp
6 6 (2.26%) HP UFT
6 6 (2.26%) JIRA
6 6 (2.26%) webpack
6 6 (2.26%) WinRunner
7 5 (1.89%) JMeter
7 5 (1.89%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.89%) MSI
8 4 (1.51%) Hudson
9 2 (0.75%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.75%) Subversion
10 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
General
1 52 (19.62%) Finance
2 10 (3.77%) Legal
3 9 (3.40%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.40%) Marketing
4 8 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.64%) Electronics
6 5 (1.89%) Banking
6 5 (1.89%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Billing
7 2 (0.75%) French Language
7 2 (0.75%) German Language
7 2 (0.75%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (35.85%) Developer
2 54 (20.38%) Analyst
3 38 (14.34%) CRM Developer
4 31 (11.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 28 (10.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 15 (5.66%) Architect
7 12 (4.53%) Designer
8 11 (4.15%) .NET Developer
8 11 (4.15%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (3.77%) Software Developer
10 9 (3.40%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.40%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.40%) Data Analyst
10 9 (3.40%) Desktop Support
10 9 (3.40%) ETL Developer
11 8 (3.02%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.64%) Consultant
12 7 (2.64%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.64%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.62%) .NET
2 32 (12.08%) CSS
3 29 (10.94%) ASP.NET
4 27 (10.19%) REST
5 25 (9.43%) AngularJS
6 21 (7.92%) .NET Framework
7 20 (7.55%) Entity Framework
8 18 (6.79%) Angular 2
9 16 (6.04%) HTML
10 15 (5.66%) .NET Core
10 15 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (4.91%) Sass
12 11 (4.15%) jQuery
13 10 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (3.40%) OAuth
14 9 (3.40%) OAuth2
15 8 (3.02%) RESTful
15 8 (3.02%) XML
16 7 (2.64%) LINQ
16 7 (2.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (4.91%) Clustering
2 12 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.40%) User Experience
5 7 (2.64%) PDA
6 6 (2.26%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.26%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.51%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.51%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.13%) iPhone
9 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.75%) e-Health
9 2 (0.75%) LIMS
9 2 (0.75%) NHS
9 2 (0.75%) PACS
9 2 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 74 (27.92%) Windows
2 35 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 30 (11.32%) Windows 7
4 22 (8.30%) Windows 10
4 22 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.77%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.02%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.64%) Linux
9 6 (2.26%) AIX
9 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.51%) Solaris
10 4 (1.51%) Unix
11 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (33.96%) CRM
2 77 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (21.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 42 (15.85%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (14.72%) Service Design
6 31 (11.70%) Workflow
7 30 (11.32%) Migration
8 28 (10.57%) Project Management
9 27 (10.19%) Analytics
9 27 (10.19%) MVC
10 25 (9.43%) Workflow Development
11 19 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (7.17%) Risk Management
12 17 (6.42%) Test Automation
13 16 (6.04%) Data Analysis
13 16 (6.04%) Software Testing
14 15 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (5.28%) SDLC
15 14 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (4.91%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.30%) C#
2 63 (23.77%) JavaScript
3 62 (23.40%) SQL
4 28 (10.57%) T-SQL
5 24 (9.06%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.26%) ES6
7 4 (1.51%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.51%) VB
7 4 (1.51%) VBScript
8 3 (1.13%) Java
9 2 (0.75%) Python
9 2 (0.75%) VBA
9 2 (0.75%) X++
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) Go
10 1 (0.38%) Perl
10 1 (0.38%) R
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.43%) Degree
4 16 (6.04%) ISTQB
5 14 (5.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (3.77%) CISSP
6 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.40%) CISA
8 8 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.64%) MCSE
10 6 (2.26%) PMI Certification
10 6 (2.26%) PMP
11 5 (1.89%) ISACA
11 5 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.51%) CGEIT
12 4 (1.51%) CRISC
12 4 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.75%) ISEB
13 2 (0.75%) MCSA
13 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.79%) Data Quality
1 18 (6.79%) PMO
2 15 (5.66%) QA
3 6 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.89%) SSAE 16
5 4 (1.51%) SLA
6 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.75%) GDPR
7 2 (0.75%) HL7
7 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.38%) FINRA
8 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
System Software
1 53 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (6.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (5.66%) XenApp
6 10 (3.77%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.40%) Docker
8 7 (2.64%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.89%) XenServer
10 4 (1.51%) vSphere
11 3 (1.13%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.38%) NFS
12 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (8.30%) SCCM
2 12 (4.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (2.26%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.75%) Malwarebytes
7 2 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.75%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.38%) Netcool
8 1 (0.38%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.38%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.38%) SCOM
8 1 (0.38%) Terraform
8 1 (0.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (12.45%) Citrix
2 31 (11.70%) VMware
3 18 (6.79%) Ivanti
4 14 (5.28%) Oracle
5 13 (4.91%) Tableau
6 11 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (4.15%) Veritas
7 9 (3.40%) HP
8 8 (3.02%) McAfee
9 7 (2.64%) SAP
9 7 (2.64%) ThinPrint
10 6 (2.26%) Cisco
11 5 (1.89%) Nintex
12 4 (1.51%) Apple
12 4 (1.51%) Dell
12 4 (1.51%) Symantec
13 3 (1.13%) Avaya
13 3 (1.13%) iManage
13 3 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.13%) Twitter