Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 204 144 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 13.03% 12.54% 13.74%
As % of the Vendors category 32.85% 31.30% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 90 79
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £180 £156 £171
90th Percentile £538 £513 £482
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 6
Glasgow median hourly rate £12.75 £15.86 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.61% +58.60% -37.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £9.13
90th Percentile £17.65 £24.80 £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £16.18 £15.86 £15.89
% change year-on-year +2.02% -0.19% -6.53%

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 621 460 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 39.66% 40.07% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 248 232
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £380 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £217 £250 £180
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 13
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.41 £20.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.98% +81.82% -32.31%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £53.70 £34.00 £45.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +12.68% +4.41%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019, 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 63 (30.88%) Windows
2 59 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 49 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 46 (22.55%) Finance
6 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
7 41 (20.10%) SQL
8 37 (18.14%) .NET
9 33 (16.18%) Active Directory
10 31 (15.20%) C#
11 28 (13.73%) Migration
12 26 (12.75%) JavaScript
12 26 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
12 26 (12.75%) CRM
13 24 (11.76%) Windows 10
14 23 (11.27%) Office 365
14 23 (11.27%) Web Development
14 23 (11.27%) Data Protection
14 23 (11.27%) SharePoint
15 22 (10.78%) Dynamics CRM
15 22 (10.78%) Windows 7
15 22 (10.78%) Cybersecurity
16 21 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (9.31%) Symantec
17 19 (9.31%) SCCM
18 18 (8.82%) Software Engineering
18 18 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 18 (8.82%) Project Management
19 17 (8.33%) HTML
19 17 (8.33%) 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 23 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.45%) Confluence
4 3 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.98%) CMS
5 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (6.86%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (3.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (10.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.98%) assyst
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 49 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.27%) Office 365
3 15 (7.35%) GitHub
4 14 (6.86%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (2.94%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.47%) SaaS
7 3 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.98%) Yammer
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.39%) DNS
2 9 (4.41%) DHCP
3 8 (3.92%) Skype
4 5 (2.45%) Firewall
5 4 (1.96%) Internet
5 4 (1.96%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.47%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) LAN
7 2 (0.98%) NAS
7 2 (0.98%) WAN
8 1 (0.49%) ADSL
8 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.49%) GoToMeeting
8 1 (0.49%) MPLS
8 1 (0.49%) PSTN
8 1 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.49%) VLAN
8 1 (0.49%) Wireless
8 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.86%) ArangoDB
4 14 (6.86%) Hadoop
4 14 (6.86%) Neo4j
4 14 (6.86%) Power BI
5 12 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.45%) QlikView
10 4 (1.96%) Big Data
10 4 (1.96%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.47%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.94%) JIRA
4 4 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.98%) Hudson
6 2 (0.98%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.98%) MorphX
6 2 (0.98%) MSI
6 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.49%) Ant
7 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.49%) FishEye
7 1 (0.49%) JMeter
7 1 (0.49%) JUnit
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.49%) NUnit
7 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 46 (22.55%) Finance
2 13 (6.37%) Banking
3 8 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.47%) Billing
6 3 (1.47%) Front Office
6 3 (1.47%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (27.94%) Developer
2 49 (24.02%) Analyst
3 22 (10.78%) Architect
4 19 (9.31%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 12 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 10 (4.90%) CRM Developer
7 10 (4.90%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.41%) .NET Web Developer
8 9 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.92%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.43%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 6 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.94%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.94%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.14%) .NET
2 17 (8.33%) HTML
3 13 (6.37%) CSS
4 12 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.90%) Entity Framework
5 10 (4.90%) RESTful
6 9 (4.41%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.92%) Web Services
8 6 (2.94%) LESS
8 6 (2.94%) Sass
9 5 (2.45%) JSON
10 4 (1.96%) OpenLayers
10 4 (1.96%) REST
11 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.47%) RxJS
12 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.98%) SOAP
12 2 (0.98%) XML
13 1 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.90%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.43%) iPhone
5 5 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.45%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.47%) e-Health
7 3 (1.47%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.47%) FMCG
7 3 (1.47%) LIMS
7 3 (1.47%) PACS
7 3 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.98%) AS400
8 2 (0.98%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.98%) iSeries
8 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.88%) Windows
2 24 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 22 (10.78%) Windows 7
4 16 (7.84%) Linux
4 16 (7.84%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.96%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.49%) Solaris
11 1 (0.49%) Unix
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.73%) Migration
3 26 (12.75%) CRM
4 23 (11.27%) Data Protection
4 23 (11.27%) Web Development
5 22 (10.78%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (8.82%) Project Management
7 18 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 15 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (6.86%) Cryptography
9 14 (6.86%) Data Encryption
9 14 (6.86%) Data Loss Prevention
9 14 (6.86%) DRM
9 14 (6.86%) IT Strategy
9 14 (6.86%) ITIL
9 14 (6.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 13 (6.37%) Analytics
10 13 (6.37%) MVC
10 13 (6.37%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.10%) SQL
2 31 (15.20%) C#
3 26 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.86%) Bash Shell
4 14 (6.86%) Go
4 14 (6.86%) Perl
4 14 (6.86%) Python
4 14 (6.86%) Ruby
5 10 (4.90%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.92%) X++
7 5 (2.45%) VBA
8 4 (1.96%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.47%) Java
9 3 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.47%) U-SQL
10 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.98%) VB
10 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.86%) CISM
1 14 (6.86%) CISSP
2 11 (5.39%) Degree
3 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.92%) PMP
4 7 (3.43%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.96%) MCSE
5 4 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.47%) CCA
6 3 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.98%) CCEA
7 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.98%) MCITP
7 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) VCAP
7 2 (0.98%) VCP4
7 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.86%) FINRA
1 14 (6.86%) GDPR
2 12 (5.88%) QA
3 9 (4.41%) PMO
4 6 (2.94%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.94%) SLA
5 3 (1.47%) HL7
6 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.43%) vSphere
4 5 (2.45%) XenApp
5 4 (1.96%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (9.31%) SCCM
2 14 (6.86%) Terraform
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.98%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (9.31%) Symantec
2 17 (8.33%) Oracle
3 16 (7.84%) VMware
4 14 (6.86%) Cloudera
4 14 (6.86%) Hortonworks
4 14 (6.86%) McAfee
4 14 (6.86%) Sybase
4 14 (6.86%) Varonis
5 9 (4.41%) Citrix
6 5 (2.45%) Tableau
7 4 (1.96%) Apple
8 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.98%) Avaya
8 2 (0.98%) Dell
8 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.98%) Twitter
8 2 (0.98%) Wyse
9 1 (0.49%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.49%) Polycom
9 1 (0.49%) ServiceNow