Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 239 165 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 14.23% 12.71% 12.73%
As % of the Vendors category 33.76% 31.37% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 100 85
Glasgow median daily rate £368 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.04% +3.85% +10.17%
10th Percentile £188 £115 £174
90th Percentile £538 £501 £465
Scotland median daily rate £367 £342 £330
% change year-on-year +7.16% +3.64% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 8
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.50 £15.86 £9.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.49% +62.67% -39.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £9.18
90th Percentile £16.75 £25.00 £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.31 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.63% -19.45% +30.99%

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 708 526 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 42.14% 40.52% 47.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 261 251
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £225 £198 £215
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 17
Glasgow median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +81.82% -35.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £54.70 £33.75 £44.10
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% +20.61%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 71 (29.71%) Windows
2 61 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (24.69%) SQL Server
3 59 (24.69%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (23.85%) SQL
4 57 (23.85%) Finance
5 54 (22.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 44 (18.41%) CRM
6 44 (18.41%) Migration
7 36 (15.06%) Cybersecurity
8 35 (14.64%) Office 365
8 35 (14.64%) Dynamics CRM
8 35 (14.64%) C#
9 34 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (14.23%) Active Directory
10 33 (13.81%) JavaScript
10 33 (13.81%) .NET
11 32 (13.39%) SharePoint
12 31 (12.97%) Analytics
12 31 (12.97%) Dynamics 365
13 29 (12.13%) Oracle
14 27 (11.30%) Microsoft Excel
14 27 (11.30%) Hadoop
15 26 (10.88%) Project Management
15 26 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (10.46%) Software Engineering
16 25 (10.46%) Symantec
16 25 (10.46%) Data Protection
17 24 (10.04%) Linux
18 22 (9.21%) CISSP

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 32 (13.39%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.28%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.93%) Confluence
4 6 (2.51%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.67%) IIS
6 4 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.42%) CMS
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (24.69%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (11.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (7.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (6.69%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (5.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.84%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 35 (14.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) assyst
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 54 (22.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (14.64%) Office 365
3 31 (12.97%) Dynamics 365
4 18 (7.53%) GitHub
5 12 (5.02%) PaaS
6 10 (4.18%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.26%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) SaaS
9 2 (0.84%) Yammer
10 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.60%) DNS
2 10 (4.18%) DHCP
2 10 (4.18%) Firewall
3 9 (3.77%) Skype
4 6 (2.51%) VPN
5 5 (2.09%) Wireless
6 4 (1.67%) VLAN
7 3 (1.26%) Internet
7 3 (1.26%) NAS
8 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.42%) ADSL
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.42%) LAN
9 1 (0.42%) MPLS
9 1 (0.42%) Network Security
9 1 (0.42%) PSTN
9 1 (0.42%) WAN
9 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (24.69%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.30%) Hadoop
3 26 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (8.37%) Power BI
5 19 (7.95%) Relational Database
6 18 (7.53%) ArangoDB
6 18 (7.53%) Neo4j
7 14 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (4.18%) Big Data
10 10 (4.18%) Data Lake
11 9 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (3.77%) HDInsight
12 6 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (2.51%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (2.51%) QlikView
13 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (7.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.18%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.93%) JIRA
4 6 (2.51%) JMeter
4 6 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.09%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.67%) MSI
7 2 (0.84%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.84%) MorphX
7 2 (0.84%) NUnit
7 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.42%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.42%) FishEye
8 1 (0.42%) Hudson
8 1 (0.42%) Maven
8 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.42%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 57 (23.85%) Finance
2 8 (3.35%) Banking
3 7 (2.93%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.09%) Marketing
5 4 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Billing
6 3 (1.26%) Legal
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Electronics
7 2 (0.84%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Military
8 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (23.85%) Analyst
2 55 (23.01%) Developer
3 23 (9.62%) Architect
4 19 (7.95%) CRM Developer
5 14 (5.86%) .NET Developer
6 11 (4.60%) Data Analyst
6 11 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (4.18%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 9 (3.77%) ETL Developer
8 9 (3.77%) Security Architect
9 8 (3.35%) Risk Analyst
9 8 (3.35%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (2.93%) .NET Web Developer
10 7 (2.93%) Coordinator
10 7 (2.93%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.93%) Web Developer
11 6 (2.51%) Designer
11 6 (2.51%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.81%) .NET
2 16 (6.69%) ASP.NET
3 15 (6.28%) CSS
4 14 (5.86%) HTML
5 10 (4.18%) RESTful
6 8 (3.35%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (2.09%) Entity Framework
7 5 (2.09%) REST
8 4 (1.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.67%) Web Services
8 4 (1.67%) XML
9 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.26%) JSON
9 3 (1.26%) RxJS
10 2 (0.84%) jQuery
10 2 (0.84%) LINQ
10 2 (0.84%) LINQ to SQL
10 2 (0.84%) WCF
10 2 (0.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.44%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.77%) iPhone
4 8 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.51%) e-Health
6 6 (2.51%) LIMS
6 6 (2.51%) PACS
7 5 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.09%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.09%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.26%) User Experience
10 2 (0.84%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.42%) AS400
11 1 (0.42%) Clustering
11 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.42%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 71 (29.71%) Windows
2 24 (10.04%) Linux
3 21 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 20 (8.37%) Windows 7
5 19 (7.95%) Windows 10
6 10 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.09%) Solaris
7 5 (2.09%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.09%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.67%) Unix
9 3 (1.26%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (18.41%) CRM
2 44 (18.41%) Migration
3 36 (15.06%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (12.97%) Analytics
6 26 (10.88%) Project Management
7 25 (10.46%) Data Protection
7 25 (10.46%) Software Engineering
8 18 (7.53%) Cryptography
8 18 (7.53%) Data Encryption
8 18 (7.53%) Data Loss Prevention
8 18 (7.53%) Data Migration
8 18 (7.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 18 (7.53%) DRM
8 18 (7.53%) IT Strategy
8 18 (7.53%) Risk Management
8 18 (7.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 17 (7.11%) Security Operations
10 15 (6.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.85%) SQL
2 35 (14.64%) C#
3 33 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 20 (8.37%) PowerShell
5 18 (7.53%) Bash Shell
5 18 (7.53%) Go
5 18 (7.53%) Perl
5 18 (7.53%) Python
5 18 (7.53%) Ruby
6 12 (5.02%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.51%) X++
8 5 (2.09%) VBA
9 4 (1.67%) Java
10 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.26%) VB
11 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.84%) VBScript
12 1 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (9.21%) CISSP
2 19 (7.95%) Degree
3 18 (7.53%) CISM
4 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.77%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.77%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.35%) PMP
7 7 (2.93%) MCSE
7 7 (2.93%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.67%) CISA
8 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.26%) ISACA
9 3 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.26%) MCSA
10 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.84%) VCAP
10 2 (0.84%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.95%) GDPR
2 18 (7.53%) FINRA
3 17 (7.11%) PMO
4 16 (6.69%) QA
5 10 (4.18%) Data Quality
6 6 (2.51%) HL7
7 4 (1.67%) SLA
8 3 (1.26%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 34 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.67%) vSphere
5 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.26%) XenApp
6 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (8.37%) SCCM
2 18 (7.53%) Terraform
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.26%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.26%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.42%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 29 (12.13%) Oracle
2 25 (10.46%) Symantec
3 19 (7.95%) McAfee
4 18 (7.53%) Cloudera
4 18 (7.53%) Hortonworks
4 18 (7.53%) Sybase
4 18 (7.53%) Varonis
5 15 (6.28%) Tableau
5 15 (6.28%) VMware
6 13 (5.44%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (4.18%) Citrix
8 6 (2.51%) Apple
9 5 (2.09%) Cisco
9 5 (2.09%) Dell
10 4 (1.67%) Avaya
11 3 (1.26%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.26%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.26%) Siebel
11 3 (1.26%) Sophos
11 3 (1.26%) Wyse