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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 4 7 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 95 69 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 18.52% 12.13% 11.51%
As % of the Vendors category 40.25% 26.44% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 55
Median daily rate £360 £264 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.49% -24.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £105 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 236 261 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 46.00% 45.87% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 142 191
Median daily rate £370 £300 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -24.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.37% -29.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Glasgow

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 62 (35.63%) MS Excel
2 49 (28.16%) Windows
3 44 (25.29%) Finance
4 43 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (23.56%) SQL Server
6 29 (16.67%) .NET
7 28 (16.09%) MS Office
8 27 (15.52%) C#
9 26 (14.94%) Migration
10 25 (14.37%) ITIL
10 25 (14.37%) Active Directory
10 25 (14.37%) Office 365
11 24 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (13.22%) SQL
12 23 (13.22%) Windows Server
13 20 (11.49%) ASP.NET
13 20 (11.49%) Project Management
13 20 (11.49%) VMware
13 20 (11.49%) PowerShell
14 18 (10.34%) MVC
15 17 (9.77%) MS Project
16 16 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 14 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (8.05%) Windows 7
18 14 (8.05%) AngularJS
19 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (7.47%) Entity Framework
19 13 (7.47%) Change Control

Microsoft
Top Related 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 13 (7.47%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.17%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.87%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.30%) CMS
7 3 (1.72%) IIS
7 3 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.57%) Apache
9 1 (0.57%) Documentum
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 62 (35.63%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.09%) MS Office
3 17 (9.77%) MS Project
4 7 (4.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (4.02%) Photoshop
5 5 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (1.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.30%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.37%) Office 365
2 24 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (3.45%) PaaS
4 5 (2.87%) IaaS
5 4 (2.30%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.30%) SaaS
6 2 (1.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.75%) Skype
2 9 (5.17%) DNS
3 8 (4.60%) DHCP
4 7 (4.02%) Firewall
4 7 (4.02%) SAN
4 7 (4.02%) WAN
5 6 (3.45%) VoIP
6 4 (2.30%) PABX
7 3 (1.72%) LDAP
7 3 (1.72%) NAS
7 3 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.15%) Internet
8 2 (1.15%) VPN
8 2 (1.15%) VSAN
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.57%) LAN
9 1 (0.57%) SSH
9 1 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.02%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.72%) Power BI
9 2 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.57%) Big Data
10 1 (0.57%) EDMS
10 1 (0.57%) Ingres
10 1 (0.57%) MS Access
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.45%) Selenium
2 6 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Blend
4 4 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.30%) NUnit
5 3 (1.72%) Moq
6 2 (1.15%) JIRA
6 2 (1.15%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.15%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.57%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.57%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.57%) JMeter
7 1 (0.57%) JUnit
7 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.57%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.57%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (25.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Law
3 6 (3.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.15%) Legal
4 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) French Language
5 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (20.69%) Analyst
2 32 (18.39%) Developer
3 15 (8.62%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.05%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.05%) Consultant
5 12 (6.90%) C# Developer
6 11 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.17%) Architect
7 9 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (5.17%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.60%) IT Support
8 8 (4.60%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.60%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.02%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (4.02%) C# Web Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Consultant
9 7 (4.02%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.67%) .NET
2 20 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 14 (8.05%) AngularJS
4 13 (7.47%) .NET Framework
4 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (7.47%) Entity Framework
5 10 (5.75%) CSS
5 10 (5.75%) HTML
6 8 (4.60%) Web Services
7 7 (4.02%) jQuery
8 6 (3.45%) HTML5
9 5 (2.87%) Flash
9 5 (2.87%) WPF
10 4 (2.30%) Kendo UI
10 4 (2.30%) RESTful
11 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.72%) CSS3
11 3 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (1.72%) Unity DI Container
11 3 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.17%) User Experience
3 8 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.02%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.45%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.87%) Replication
7 4 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.15%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.57%) Clustering
10 1 (0.57%) CMDB
10 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.16%) Windows
2 23 (13.22%) Windows Server
2 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (8.05%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.17%) Linux
5 9 (5.17%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.30%) Unix
8 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.15%) AIX
9 2 (1.15%) Solaris
10 1 (0.57%) Android
10 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (14.94%) Migration
3 25 (14.37%) ITIL
4 20 (11.49%) Project Management
5 18 (10.34%) MVC
6 13 (7.47%) Change Control
7 10 (5.75%) CRM
8 9 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.17%) Change Management
8 9 (5.17%) OO
8 9 (5.17%) Service Management
8 9 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.60%) Information Assurance
9 8 (4.60%) Software Testing
9 8 (4.60%) Web Development
10 7 (4.02%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.02%) TDD
11 6 (3.45%) ETL
11 6 (3.45%) OOP
11 6 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.52%) C#
2 23 (13.22%) SQL
3 20 (11.49%) PowerShell
4 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.02%) TypeScript
6 5 (2.87%) XAML
7 3 (1.72%) C
7 3 (1.72%) Perl
7 3 (1.72%) Python
7 3 (1.72%) VBA
8 2 (1.15%) VB
8 2 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.57%) Java
9 1 (0.57%) Korn
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.32%) Degree
4 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.87%) MCSE
6 3 (1.72%) CGEIT
6 3 (1.72%) CISA
6 3 (1.72%) CISSP
6 3 (1.72%) CRISC
6 3 (1.72%) HND
6 3 (1.72%) MCAD
6 3 (1.72%) MCSA
6 3 (1.72%) MCSD
6 3 (1.72%) MCTS
7 2 (1.15%) ISEB
7 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.57%) MCP
8 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.32%) PMO
2 7 (4.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.02%) QA
3 3 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) Basel III
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) SEPA
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.45%) vSphere
4 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.72%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.57%) NFS
7 1 (0.57%) Samba
7 1 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.32%) SCCM
2 7 (4.02%) SCOM
3 6 (3.45%) WSUS
4 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.30%) PowerCLI
4 4 (2.30%) vRealize
5 3 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.57%) Control-M
7 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.57%) MOM
7 1 (0.57%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 20 (11.49%) VMware
2 10 (5.75%) Citrix
3 9 (5.17%) Cisco
4 8 (4.60%) Adobe
5 6 (3.45%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.87%) Twitter
7 4 (2.30%) Symantec
8 3 (1.72%) Dell
8 3 (1.72%) HP
8 3 (1.72%) IBM
9 2 (1.15%) BMC
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle
9 2 (1.15%) Polycom
9 2 (1.15%) SAP
9 2 (1.15%) Sun
10 1 (0.57%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.57%) Omniture
10 1 (0.57%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.57%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.57%) Veeam