Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 141 162 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 11.89% 15.44% 10.60%
As % of the Vendors category 31.40% 31.89% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 87 85
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00% -26.47%
10th Percentile £167 £169 £97
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +10.61% +1.54% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.86 £9.75 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.67% -46.58% +50.83%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.08 £15.43
90th Percentile £24.80 £18.75 £21.28
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.14 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -15.89% +29.78%

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 449 508 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 37.86% 48.43% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 249 337
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £358 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +8.33% -12.00%
10th Percentile £250 £179 £157
90th Percentile £518 £488 £480
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 6
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -40.54% +32.14%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £13.68
90th Percentile £36.00 £45.75 £37.93
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +12.53%

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 February 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 February 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 44 (31.21%) Windows
2 33 (23.40%) Finance
3 32 (22.70%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (22.70%) Active Directory
4 31 (21.99%) C#
4 31 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (20.57%) SQL Server
6 28 (19.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (18.44%) SQL
8 25 (17.73%) .NET
9 23 (16.31%) JavaScript
10 22 (15.60%) Office 365
11 20 (14.18%) SharePoint
12 18 (12.77%) Migration
13 17 (12.06%) Windows Server
14 16 (11.35%) PowerShell
14 16 (11.35%) VMware
14 16 (11.35%) MVC
14 16 (11.35%) HTML
14 16 (11.35%) ASP.NET
15 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (9.93%) Web Services
16 14 (9.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (9.22%) Project Management
17 13 (9.22%) Power BI
17 13 (9.22%) SCCM
17 13 (9.22%) Degree

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 20 (14.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.38%) IIS
3 7 (4.96%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.55%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.42%) CMS
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Apache
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.71%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (22.70%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (9.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (7.09%) MS Visio
5 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (2.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.42%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.71%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (15.60%) Office 365
3 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.84%) IaaS
4 4 (2.84%) SaaS
5 3 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.71%) AdWords
7 1 (0.71%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Serverless
7 1 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) Firewall
2 8 (5.67%) DHCP
2 8 (5.67%) Internet
3 7 (4.96%) DNS
4 4 (2.84%) SAN
4 4 (2.84%) Skype
5 3 (2.13%) LAN
5 3 (2.13%) WAN
6 2 (1.42%) VPN
7 1 (0.71%) ADSL
7 1 (0.71%) Intranet
7 1 (0.71%) MPLS
7 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.71%) VLAN
7 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.22%) Power BI
3 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.96%) Big Data
5 7 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.84%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.84%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.13%) QlikView
8 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.42%) EDMS
9 2 (1.42%) GIS
9 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.71%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) JIRA
2 5 (3.55%) NUnit
2 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Blend
4 3 (2.13%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.42%) Subversion
5 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Moq
6 1 (0.71%) MorphX
6 1 (0.71%) MSTest
6 1 (0.71%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 33 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Banking
2 4 (2.84%) Law
2 4 (2.84%) Legal
2 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.84%) Publishing
3 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.42%) Marketing
3 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Billing
4 1 (0.71%) Military
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (30.50%) Developer
2 23 (16.31%) Analyst
3 13 (9.22%) .NET Developer
4 9 (6.38%) Architect
4 9 (6.38%) Desktop Support
5 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (4.96%) Administrator
7 6 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.26%) Consultant
7 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.55%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.55%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.84%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.84%) Report Analyst
9 4 (2.84%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.84%) Software Tester
9 4 (2.84%) SQL Developer
9 4 (2.84%) Tester
9 4 (2.84%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.73%) .NET
2 16 (11.35%) ASP.NET
2 16 (11.35%) HTML
3 14 (9.93%) Web Services
4 11 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (7.80%) CSS
5 8 (5.67%) WCF
6 6 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.26%) WPF
7 5 (3.55%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.55%) jQuery
8 4 (2.84%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.13%) Angular 2
9 3 (2.13%) Flash
9 3 (2.13%) LINQ
9 3 (2.13%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (2.13%) REST
10 2 (1.42%) LDAP
10 2 (1.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.80%) User Experience
3 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.84%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.84%) PKI
5 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.42%) AS400
6 2 (1.42%) Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.42%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.42%) iSeries
6 2 (1.42%) Replication
7 1 (0.71%) Animation
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.21%) Windows
2 17 (12.06%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.80%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.38%) Linux
5 9 (6.38%) Windows 10
5 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.84%) Android
8 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.42%) AIX
9 2 (1.42%) Solaris
9 2 (1.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.77%) Migration
3 16 (11.35%) MVC
4 13 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (9.22%) Project Management
4 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (8.51%) Analytics
6 11 (7.80%) Data Analysis
7 10 (7.09%) ITIL
8 9 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.38%) ERP
8 9 (6.38%) Test Automation
9 7 (4.96%) Business Continuity
9 7 (4.96%) High Availability
9 7 (4.96%) Scrum
9 7 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.26%) Document Management
10 6 (4.26%) OO
10 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.99%) C#
2 26 (18.44%) SQL
3 23 (16.31%) JavaScript
4 16 (11.35%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.38%) Python
6 8 (5.67%) Perl
7 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.55%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.55%) X++
9 4 (2.84%) XAML
10 1 (0.71%) R
10 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Degree
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.55%) MCSE
3 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 4 (2.84%) HND
4 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.13%) MCAD
5 3 (2.13%) MCSD
5 3 (2.13%) MCTS
6 2 (1.42%) CISSP
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.71%) ACSP
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ISEB
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) QA
2 8 (5.67%) PMO
3 6 (4.26%) SLA
4 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (22.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.13%) vSphere
5 2 (1.42%) Firmware
5 2 (1.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (2.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.71%) EnCase
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (11.35%) VMware
2 9 (6.38%) Symantec
3 8 (5.67%) Citrix
4 7 (4.96%) IBM
5 6 (4.26%) HP
5 6 (4.26%) Oracle
6 5 (3.55%) Dell
6 5 (3.55%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.84%) Adobe
8 3 (2.13%) Avaya
8 3 (2.13%) NetApp
8 3 (2.13%) Nintex
8 3 (2.13%) Tableau
9 2 (1.42%) Apple
9 2 (1.42%) Brocade
9 2 (1.42%) Cisco
9 2 (1.42%) Infragistics
9 2 (1.42%) Mapbox
10 1 (0.71%) Capita
10 1 (0.71%) Google