Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 166 142 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 12.77% 12.72% 9.54%
As % of the Vendors category 31.38% 26.89% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 88
Glasgow median daily rate £338 £325 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +12.55% -15.07%
10th Percentile £115 £173 £104
90th Percentile £500 £468 £475
Scotland median daily rate £340 £330 £310
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.86 £9.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.67% -39.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.18 £12.25
90th Percentile £25.00 £22.50 £52.95
Scotland median hourly rate £15.31 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -12.54% +20.69% +4.54%

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 529 528 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 40.69% 47.31% 42.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 250 343
Glasgow median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -
10th Percentile £204 £213 £182
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 16
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -35.29% +21.43%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £44.10 £61.25
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year +45.45% +13.75% -8.69%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 75 (45.18%) Windows
2 44 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (20.48%) JavaScript
5 32 (19.28%) C#
5 32 (19.28%) Active Directory
5 32 (19.28%) Finance
6 31 (18.67%) Migration
7 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
7 30 (18.07%) .NET
8 27 (16.27%) HTML
9 25 (15.06%) SQL
9 25 (15.06%) PowerShell
9 25 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (13.86%) SharePoint
11 20 (12.05%) Linux
11 20 (12.05%) Python
11 20 (12.05%) Perl
12 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (11.45%) SCCM
13 18 (10.84%) Degree
13 18 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (10.84%) ASP.NET
13 18 (10.84%) Project Management
14 17 (10.24%) CSS
14 17 (10.24%) Office 365
14 17 (10.24%) Windows 7
15 16 (9.64%) Windows Server
15 16 (9.64%) IIS
15 16 (9.64%) Symantec

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 (13.86%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.64%) IIS
3 13 (7.83%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.42%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.61%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.81%) CMS
7 3 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.60%) Confluence
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (9.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.60%) FRx
3 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.24%) Office 365
3 8 (4.82%) IaaS
3 8 (4.82%) SaaS
4 4 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.60%) AdWords
7 1 (0.60%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Serverless
7 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) Internet
2 14 (8.43%) Firewall
3 4 (2.41%) DNS
3 4 (2.41%) LAN
3 4 (2.41%) Skype
4 3 (1.81%) DHCP
4 3 (1.81%) LDAP
4 3 (1.81%) WAN
5 1 (0.60%) Broadband
5 1 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.60%) SAN
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.42%) Power BI
2 9 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.01%) DB2
5 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.01%) SQLite
6 4 (2.41%) Big Data
7 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.20%) GIS
8 2 (1.20%) MSDE
8 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.22%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Blend
4 3 (1.81%) JIRA
4 3 (1.81%) NUnit
5 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.20%) PhantomJS
5 2 (1.20%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.60%) Moq
6 1 (0.60%) MorphX
6 1 (0.60%) Selenium
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (19.28%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Publishing
3 5 (3.01%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.20%) Banking
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
4 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.60%) Front Office
5 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (29.52%) Developer
2 29 (17.47%) Analyst
3 14 (8.43%) Support Analyst
4 13 (7.83%) IT Support
5 12 (7.23%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.02%) IT Analyst
7 9 (5.42%) Desktop Support
7 9 (5.42%) IT Trainer
7 9 (5.42%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.42%) Trainer
8 8 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) IT Support Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Consultant
9 7 (4.22%) CRM Developer
9 7 (4.22%) Perl Developer
10 6 (3.61%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) IT Security Specialist
10 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Trainer
10 6 (3.61%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.07%) .NET
2 27 (16.27%) HTML
3 18 (10.84%) ASP.NET
4 17 (10.24%) CSS
5 10 (6.02%) jQuery
5 10 (6.02%) Web Services
6 9 (5.42%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (4.82%) REST
8 6 (3.61%) WPF
9 5 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (3.01%) WCF
10 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.41%) Flash
11 3 (1.81%) HTML5
11 3 (1.81%) React
11 3 (1.81%) RESTful
11 3 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (1.20%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (6.02%) User Experience
3 8 (4.82%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.82%) PKI
4 5 (3.01%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) NHS
7 2 (1.20%) PMI
8 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.60%) Animation
8 1 (0.60%) AS400
8 1 (0.60%) FMCG
8 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.60%) iSeries
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (45.18%) Windows
2 20 (12.05%) Linux
3 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (10.24%) Windows 7
6 16 (9.64%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.22%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.01%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.20%) Android
12 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.20%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) AIX
13 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.67%) Migration
3 18 (10.84%) Project Management
4 15 (9.04%) CRM
4 15 (9.04%) ITIL
4 15 (9.04%) MVC
5 14 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (8.43%) Web Development
6 12 (7.23%) Task Automation
7 11 (6.63%) BCP
7 11 (6.63%) Business Continuity
7 11 (6.63%) Business Continuity Planning
7 11 (6.63%) Security Operations
8 10 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.02%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.42%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.42%) SDLC
9 9 (5.42%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.48%) JavaScript
2 32 (19.28%) C#
3 25 (15.06%) PowerShell
3 25 (15.06%) SQL
4 20 (12.05%) Perl
4 20 (12.05%) Python
5 5 (3.01%) XAML
6 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.81%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.81%) X++
7 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) VB
7 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (10.84%) Degree
2 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.41%) MCTS
4 4 (2.41%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.41%) PMP
5 3 (1.81%) CISSP
5 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.81%) MCAD
5 3 (1.81%) MCSD
5 3 (1.81%) MCSE
6 2 (1.20%) HND
6 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.20%) MCP
6 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) HNC
7 1 (0.60%) MCSA
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.01%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) SLA
3 3 (1.81%) PMO
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (19.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.01%) XenApp
3 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.41%) vSphere
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (11.45%) SCCM
2 10 (6.02%) IBM BigFix
2 10 (6.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.20%) EnCase
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (9.64%) Symantec
2 15 (9.04%) HP
3 13 (7.83%) Dell
3 13 (7.83%) IBM
3 13 (7.83%) Oracle
3 13 (7.83%) VMware
4 7 (4.22%) Citrix
4 7 (4.22%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.01%) Adobe
5 5 (3.01%) EMC
5 5 (3.01%) Sybase
6 4 (2.41%) CommVault
6 4 (2.41%) NetApp
7 3 (1.81%) Nintex
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco
8 2 (1.20%) Cognos
8 2 (1.20%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.20%) Mapbox
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.20%) Tableau