Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 174 205 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 15.66% 13.77% 14.16%
As % of the Vendors category 42.65% 35.71% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 132 129
Median daily rate £398 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.90% +0.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £202
90th Percentile £625 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.13 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.14% +0.96% +36.84%
10th Percentile £11.97 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.95 £16.50 £17.11
Scotland median hourly rate £18.49 £15.43 £15.86
% change year-on-year +19.83% -2.71% -

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 408 574 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 36.72% 38.55% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 338 284
Median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £218
90th Percentile £625 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 11 11
Median hourly rate £19.75 £15.81 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.92% -0.32% +44.18%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.63 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate £20.18 £17.50 £16.63
% change year-on-year +15.30% +5.23% -12.47%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 68 (39.08%) Windows
2 49 (28.16%) Active Directory
3 45 (25.86%) Azure
4 34 (19.54%) Windows 10
5 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (17.82%) SQL Server
6 31 (17.82%) Office 365
7 29 (16.67%) .NET
8 27 (15.52%) Public Sector
9 25 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (13.79%) SQL
10 24 (13.79%) VMware
10 24 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
11 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
12 20 (11.49%) Finance
13 19 (10.92%) Migration
13 19 (10.92%) DevOps
14 18 (10.34%) SCCM
14 18 (10.34%) DNS
14 18 (10.34%) C#
14 18 (10.34%) Windows Server
15 17 (9.77%) Linux
15 17 (9.77%) Configuration Management
15 17 (9.77%) PowerShell
16 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
16 16 (9.20%) MS Exchange
16 16 (9.20%) ITIL
17 15 (8.62%) HTTP

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 16 (9.20%) MS Exchange
1 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.90%) IIS
3 11 (6.32%) Apache
3 11 (6.32%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.75%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.60%) Jetty
5 8 (4.60%) Mongrel
5 8 (4.60%) nginx
6 7 (4.02%) IBM Domino
7 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.72%) WordPress
9 2 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.15%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.15%) JBoss
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.15%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.57%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.57%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.57%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 45 (25.86%) Azure
2 31 (17.82%) Office 365
3 15 (8.62%) AWS
4 11 (6.32%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (5.17%) GCP
5 9 (5.17%) OneDrive
5 9 (5.17%) Power Platform
6 8 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (4.60%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.30%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.72%) IaaS
8 3 (1.72%) Slack
8 3 (1.72%) Yammer
9 2 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.15%) PaaS
10 1 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.57%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.57%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.34%) DNS
3 15 (8.62%) HTTP
4 14 (8.05%) DHCP
5 10 (5.75%) Skype
6 8 (4.60%) FTP
6 8 (4.60%) IPsec
6 8 (4.60%) SSL
7 7 (4.02%) Firewall
7 7 (4.02%) VPN
8 6 (3.45%) SMTP
8 6 (3.45%) WAN
9 5 (2.87%) Broadband
9 5 (2.87%) LAN
9 5 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.72%) Internet
10 3 (1.72%) SSH
11 2 (1.15%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.15%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.02%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.87%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.30%) Power BI
7 3 (1.72%) DB2
7 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.15%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.15%) Ingres
8 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.15%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.60%) Travis CI
3 7 (4.02%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.72%) JIRA
5 2 (1.15%) Moq
5 2 (1.15%) NUnit
5 2 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.57%) ERwin
6 1 (0.57%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.57%) JMeter
6 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.57%) Selenium
6 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.57%) Toad
6 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (15.52%) Public Sector
2 20 (11.49%) Finance
3 7 (4.02%) Banking
4 2 (1.15%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (17.24%) Analyst
2 26 (14.94%) Developer
3 12 (6.90%) Architect
4 11 (6.32%) .NET Developer
5 10 (5.75%) Consultant
6 9 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.17%) IT Support
7 8 (4.60%) Administrator
7 8 (4.60%) Deployment Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.02%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.87%) Azure Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.87%) DBA
10 5 (2.87%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.67%) .NET
2 12 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.75%) .NET Framework
3 10 (5.75%) Servlets
4 7 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (4.02%) J2EE
5 6 (3.45%) .NET Core
6 5 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (2.87%) RESTful
7 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.30%) Entity Framework
7 4 (2.30%) Vue.js
7 4 (2.30%) XML
8 3 (1.72%) Apollo GraphQL
8 3 (1.72%) CSS
8 3 (1.72%) GraphQL
8 3 (1.72%) HTML
8 3 (1.72%) Node.js
9 2 (1.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.87%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.15%) Replication
5 2 (1.15%) User Experience
6 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.57%) Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.57%) NHS
6 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (39.08%) Windows
2 34 (19.54%) Windows 10
3 18 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.77%) Linux
5 15 (8.62%) Windows 7
5 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.75%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (2.87%) Unix
9 2 (1.15%) Android
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (10.92%) DevOps
3 19 (10.92%) Migration
4 17 (9.77%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.20%) ITIL
6 14 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (8.05%) MVC
6 14 (8.05%) Time Management
7 12 (6.90%) Microservices
8 11 (6.32%) Project Management
9 9 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.60%) Change Management
10 8 (4.60%) Open Source
10 8 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.02%) Break/Fix
11 7 (4.02%) ERP
11 7 (4.02%) ITSM
11 7 (4.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.79%) SQL
2 18 (10.34%) C#
3 17 (9.77%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.17%) Java
5 5 (2.87%) Python
5 5 (2.87%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.30%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.30%) Java 8
6 4 (2.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.15%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.15%) Korn
8 2 (1.15%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.57%) sed
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.75%) Degree
5 9 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (5.17%) MCSA
6 7 (4.02%) MCSE
7 5 (2.87%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.72%) CISM
8 3 (1.72%) CISSP
8 3 (1.72%) PMP
9 2 (1.15%) CCNA
9 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.15%) MCP
9 2 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.45%) SLA
2 4 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.30%) QA
3 3 (1.72%) GDPR
3 3 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.15%) NCSC
4 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.15%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 49 (28.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.60%) Xen
4 5 (2.87%) vSphere
5 3 (1.72%) Docker
6 2 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.15%) NFS
6 2 (1.15%) Samba
6 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (10.34%) SCCM
2 8 (4.60%) Puppet
3 5 (2.87%) Ansible
4 4 (2.30%) Consul
5 3 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (13.79%) VMware
2 11 (6.32%) IBM
3 9 (5.17%) Google
4 8 (4.60%) Citrix
5 6 (3.45%) Apple
5 6 (3.45%) Oracle
6 5 (2.87%) Clearswift
6 5 (2.87%) HP
6 5 (2.87%) Progress
6 5 (2.87%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.30%) Cisco
7 4 (2.30%) SAP
8 3 (1.72%) Forcepoint
8 3 (1.72%) Symantec
8 3 (1.72%) Veeam
9 2 (1.15%) Dell
9 2 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.15%) Tableau
10 1 (0.57%) Mitel
10 1 (0.57%) Twitter