Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 203 284 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 13.93% 15.86% 12.56%
As % of the Vendors category 35.24% 36.60% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 179 107
Glasgow median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £180 £198 £114
90th Percentile £513 £500 £488
Scotland median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.38 £11.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.30% -52.08% +146.15%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.23 £11.40
90th Percentile £24.25 £16.08 £34.60
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £15.86

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 576 776 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 39.53% 43.33% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 417 285
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £275 £215 £195
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 9
Glasgow median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -6.83% +26.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.44 £10.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.75 £28.20
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £16.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.31% -40.45% -23.61%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 62 (30.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (25.62%) Windows
3 51 (25.12%) SQL
4 47 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (21.18%) Migration
6 38 (18.72%) C#
7 37 (18.23%) Microsoft Office
7 37 (18.23%) Active Directory
8 35 (17.24%) Office 365
9 33 (16.26%) SQL Server
9 33 (16.26%) JavaScript
9 33 (16.26%) Public Sector
10 28 (13.79%) .NET
11 26 (12.81%) CRM
12 25 (12.32%) Dynamics CRM
12 25 (12.32%) Windows Server
13 24 (11.82%) Windows 10
13 24 (11.82%) Workflow
14 21 (10.34%) Data Quality
15 20 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (9.36%) HTML
16 19 (9.36%) ITIL
16 19 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (9.36%) Data Migration
16 19 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (8.87%) Dynamics 365
17 18 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (8.87%) VMware
17 18 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (8.37%) Project Management

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 13 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.43%) IBM Domino
4 7 (3.45%) Anypoint
5 6 (2.96%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.46%) IIS
7 4 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.48%) CMS
8 3 (1.48%) Confluence
9 2 (0.99%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (18.23%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (12.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.49%) assyst
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.49%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.49%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.49%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 62 (30.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (17.24%) Office 365
3 18 (8.87%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (8.37%) Power Platform
5 10 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (4.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (4.43%) Serverless
7 8 (3.94%) SaaS
8 7 (3.45%) Apigee
8 7 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (3.45%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.96%) GitHub
10 2 (0.99%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.49%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.49%) IaaS
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.49%) PaaS
11 1 (0.49%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.91%) DNS
2 8 (3.94%) DHCP
3 6 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.46%) Internet
5 4 (1.97%) Firewall
6 3 (1.48%) WAN
7 2 (0.99%) LAN
7 2 (0.99%) Network Security
7 2 (0.99%) VPN
8 1 (0.49%) ADSL
8 1 (0.49%) Broadband
8 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.49%) MPLS
8 1 (0.49%) NAS
8 1 (0.49%) PSTN
8 1 (0.49%) SAN
8 1 (0.49%) Skype
8 1 (0.49%) SMTP
8 1 (0.49%) SNMP
8 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.39%) Power BI
5 9 (4.43%) Big Data
6 8 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.99%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.49%) QlikView
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 11 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.93%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.93%) JIRA
3 9 (4.43%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.99%) Hudson
4 2 (0.99%) Selenium
4 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.99%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.49%) Maven
5 1 (0.49%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.49%) MorphX
5 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.49%) WinDbg
General
1 33 (16.26%) Public Sector
2 17 (8.37%) Finance
3 15 (7.39%) Banking
4 9 (4.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.97%) Legal
6 3 (1.48%) Marketing
7 2 (0.99%) French Language
7 2 (0.99%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.99%) German Language
7 2 (0.99%) Hindi Language
7 2 (0.99%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.99%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.99%) Korean Language
7 2 (0.99%) Law
7 2 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.99%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (31.53%) Developer
2 29 (14.29%) Analyst
3 17 (8.37%) Consultant
4 11 (5.42%) Architect
5 10 (4.93%) CRM Developer
5 10 (4.93%) Deployment Engineer
5 10 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (3.94%) .NET Developer
7 8 (3.94%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 7 (3.45%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.45%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.96%) IT Support
9 6 (2.96%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (2.96%) MuleSoft Developer
9 6 (2.96%) Office 365 Consultant
9 6 (2.96%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
9 6 (2.96%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.79%) .NET
2 19 (9.36%) HTML
3 17 (8.37%) XML
4 15 (7.39%) REST
5 14 (6.90%) CSS
5 14 (6.90%) SOAP
6 8 (3.94%) Spring
7 7 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
7 7 (3.45%) Apache Camel
7 7 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 7 (3.45%) Node.js
7 7 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (3.45%) RAML
7 7 (3.45%) Swagger
8 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.46%) JSON
8 5 (2.46%) Web Services
9 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.97%) HTML5
9 4 (1.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.94%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.96%) Clustering
3 6 (2.96%) Robotics
4 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.97%) User Experience
6 3 (1.48%) AS400
6 3 (1.48%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.48%) iSeries
6 3 (1.48%) Replication
7 2 (0.99%) BYOD
7 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.99%) iPhone
7 2 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.62%) Windows
2 25 (12.32%) Windows Server
3 24 (11.82%) Windows 10
4 17 (8.37%) Windows 7
5 13 (6.40%) Linux
6 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.94%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.97%) SUSE
9 3 (1.48%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.99%) Unix
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.49%) AIX
11 1 (0.49%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.18%) Migration
3 26 (12.81%) CRM
4 24 (11.82%) Workflow
5 20 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (9.36%) Data Migration
6 19 (9.36%) ITIL
6 19 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (8.37%) Project Management
8 15 (7.39%) Data Management
9 14 (6.90%) Analytics
9 14 (6.90%) Coaching
10 13 (6.40%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.40%) Security Testing
10 13 (6.40%) Workshop Facilitation
11 12 (5.91%) Service Design
12 11 (5.42%) Business Process Analysis
12 11 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (5.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 11 (5.42%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.12%) SQL
2 38 (18.72%) C#
3 33 (16.26%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 13 (6.40%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.42%) Python
7 6 (2.96%) Java
7 6 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.99%) X++
9 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.49%) Korn
9 1 (0.49%) R
9 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.93%) MCSA
4 10 (4.93%) MCSE
5 9 (4.43%) Degree
6 8 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.45%) CCNA
7 7 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.46%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.97%) RHCA
9 4 (1.97%) RHCE
9 4 (1.97%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.97%) VCP6
10 3 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.48%) MCP
11 2 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.34%) Data Quality
2 11 (5.42%) QA
3 8 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.94%) PMO
4 7 (3.45%) GDPR
5 6 (2.96%) SLA
6 4 (1.97%) NCSC
7 2 (0.99%) NIST
7 2 (0.99%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.45%) Docker
4 6 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.49%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (6.90%) SCCM
2 9 (4.43%) Ansible
3 7 (3.45%) Terraform
4 5 (2.46%) Nessus
5 4 (1.97%) QRadar
6 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.48%) Puppet
7 2 (0.99%) MaaS360
7 2 (0.99%) SCOM
7 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.49%) Netcool
8 1 (0.49%) Nmap
8 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (8.87%) VMware
2 16 (7.88%) Oracle
3 11 (5.42%) SAP
4 10 (4.93%) IBM
5 8 (3.94%) Apple
5 8 (3.94%) Cisco
5 8 (3.94%) Intel
5 8 (3.94%) MuleSoft
6 7 (3.45%) Google
6 7 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.45%) WSO2
7 6 (2.96%) Blue Prism
7 6 (2.96%) Citrix
7 6 (2.96%) Lotus
7 6 (2.96%) Pega
7 6 (2.96%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.96%) Symantec
7 6 (2.96%) UiPath
8 5 (2.46%) HP
9 4 (1.97%) Dell