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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 101 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.73% 14.27% 9.71%
As % of the Vendors category 22.80% 28.77% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 63 42
Median daily rate £369 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £9.50 £13.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.15% -27.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £9.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £9.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 250 351 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 38.28% 49.58% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 190 176
Median daily rate £395 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £43.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.80% +129.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 36 (23.68%) Finance
2 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (20.39%) SQL Server
4 30 (19.74%) .NET
4 30 (19.74%) Windows
5 29 (19.08%) Microsoft Office
6 27 (17.76%) C#
7 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Excel
7 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (13.82%) Active Directory
9 19 (12.50%) ITIL
9 19 (12.50%) Project Management
10 18 (11.84%) MVC
10 18 (11.84%) SQL
10 18 (11.84%) Migration
11 17 (11.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (11.18%) Microsoft Project
11 17 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (11.18%) Office 365
11 17 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (9.87%) ASP.NET
14 14 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (9.21%) Degree
14 14 (9.21%) Windows Server
15 13 (8.55%) AngularJS
16 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (7.89%) SC Cleared
16 12 (7.89%) Security Cleared
16 12 (7.89%) CRM

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 9 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.29%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.63%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.97%) CMS
6 2 (1.32%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) Documentum
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.66%) IIS
7 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (19.08%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (11.18%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (7.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (7.24%) Photoshop
5 6 (3.95%) MS Visio
6 5 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (1.32%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (7.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.29%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.66%) FRx
4 1 (0.66%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.18%) Office 365
3 7 (4.61%) PaaS
4 5 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.97%) IaaS
5 3 (1.97%) SaaS
6 2 (1.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.61%) WAN
2 5 (3.29%) LAN
2 5 (3.29%) SAN
2 5 (3.29%) Skype
3 4 (2.63%) PABX
3 4 (2.63%) VoIP
4 3 (1.97%) NAS
5 2 (1.32%) DHCP
5 2 (1.32%) DNS
5 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.66%) Internet
6 1 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (3.29%) Power BI
6 5 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.63%) MS Access
7 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (1.32%) QlikView
9 2 (1.32%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.66%) EDMS
10 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Blend
2 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.66%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.66%) JIRA
5 1 (0.66%) JUnit
5 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.66%) NUnit
5 1 (0.66%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.66%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.66%) YouTrack
General
1 36 (23.68%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Banking
3 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Billing
6 1 (0.66%) French Language
6 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (25.66%) Developer
2 28 (18.42%) Analyst
3 18 (11.84%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.89%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.89%) Consultant
5 11 (7.24%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (6.58%) Web Developer
7 9 (5.92%) Architect
8 8 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) IT Support
8 8 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) WPF Developer
9 7 (4.61%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Exchange Specialist
9 7 (4.61%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) .NET Web Developer
10 6 (3.95%) C# Web Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.74%) .NET
2 15 (9.87%) ASP.NET
3 13 (8.55%) AngularJS
4 11 (7.24%) .NET Framework
4 11 (7.24%) Web Services
5 10 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (6.58%) Entity Framework
6 9 (5.92%) Flash
6 9 (5.92%) HTML
6 9 (5.92%) WPF
7 8 (5.26%) CSS
8 4 (2.63%) HTML5
8 4 (2.63%) RESTful
9 3 (1.97%) jQuery
10 2 (1.32%) CSS3
10 2 (1.32%) Kendo UI
10 2 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.24%) User Experience
3 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.29%) Replication
4 4 (2.63%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.63%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.66%) Blog
7 1 (0.66%) Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.74%) Windows
2 14 (9.21%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.61%) Linux
4 7 (4.61%) Windows 7
4 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.29%) Unix
6 3 (1.97%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Solaris
7 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.50%) ITIL
2 19 (12.50%) Project Management
3 18 (11.84%) Migration
3 18 (11.84%) MVC
4 17 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (7.89%) CRM
6 10 (6.58%) Change Control
6 10 (6.58%) OO
6 10 (6.58%) OOP
6 10 (6.58%) Service Management
6 10 (6.58%) Web Development
7 9 (5.92%) Front End Development
7 9 (5.92%) MVVM
7 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.61%) Investment Management
9 6 (3.95%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.95%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (3.95%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.95%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.76%) C#
2 18 (11.84%) SQL
3 10 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.58%) XAML
4 8 (5.26%) TypeScript
5 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.32%) Java
6 2 (1.32%) VBA
7 1 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.66%) PHP
7 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) Degree
2 12 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 12 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.32%) CISSP
4 2 (1.32%) ISEB
4 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.32%) PMP
5 1 (0.66%) CGEIT
5 1 (0.66%) CISA
5 1 (0.66%) CRISC
5 1 (0.66%) HND
5 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) PMO
2 6 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.97%) Basel III
3 3 (1.97%) QA
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) SEPA
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.97%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
4 2 (1.32%) XenApp
4 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) SCCM
2 5 (3.29%) SCOM
3 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (7.24%) Adobe
2 9 (5.92%) VMware
3 7 (4.61%) Citrix
4 6 (3.95%) Cisco
5 4 (2.63%) EMC
6 3 (1.97%) HP
6 3 (1.97%) IBM
6 3 (1.97%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.97%) Twitter
7 2 (1.32%) Cognos
7 2 (1.32%) CommVault
7 2 (1.32%) Dell
7 2 (1.32%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.32%) NetApp
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) Sun
7 2 (1.32%) Symantec
7 2 (1.32%) Tableau
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