Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 192 163 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 13.65% 15.28% 12.42%
As % of the Vendors category 36.29% 30.70% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 99 88
Glasgow median daily rate £363 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +27.27% -16.98%
10th Percentile £188 £163 £97
90th Percentile £488 £488 £425
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.82% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £10.50 - £16.00
10th Percentile £10.00 - £15.00
90th Percentile £18.15 - £17.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.93 £15.57 £22.25
% change year-on-year +2.31% -30.02% +39.06%

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 529 531 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 37.60% 49.77% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 279 331
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +9.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £223 £181 £150
90th Percentile £505 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.50 £14.49 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.83% -12.18% -20.25%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £15.15
90th Percentile £44.50 £41.63 £43.14
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -11.79% -47.22% +100.00%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018, 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 64 (33.33%) C#
2 61 (31.77%) CRM
2 61 (31.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 60 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (28.13%) Windows
5 51 (26.56%) JavaScript
6 50 (26.04%) SQL Server
7 45 (23.44%) Active Directory
7 45 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 44 (22.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 43 (22.40%) Finance
10 42 (21.88%) .NET
11 40 (20.83%) SQL
12 36 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
13 34 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 32 (16.67%) Office 365
15 30 (15.63%) VMware
16 28 (14.58%) Security Cleared
16 28 (14.58%) Service Design
17 27 (14.06%) Workflow
18 25 (13.02%) MVC
18 25 (13.02%) Citrix
18 25 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (12.50%) CSS
19 24 (12.50%) AngularJS
19 24 (12.50%) Windows Server
20 22 (11.46%) REST
20 22 (11.46%) DHCP
21 21 (10.94%) SCCM
21 21 (10.94%) Windows 10

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 18 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.69%) IIS
2 9 (4.69%) Umbraco
3 6 (3.13%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.52%) CMS
8 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (5.21%) MS Visio
5 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (2.08%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.52%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 61 (31.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (6.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (16.67%) Office 365
3 17 (8.85%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (3.13%) npm
5 3 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.56%) IaaS
5 3 (1.56%) SaaS
6 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.04%) Serverless
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.46%) DHCP
2 20 (10.42%) DNS
3 6 (3.13%) Skype
4 5 (2.60%) Firewall
4 5 (2.60%) SAN
4 5 (2.60%) WAN
4 5 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.08%) 3G
5 4 (2.08%) Internet
5 4 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.56%) ADSL
6 3 (1.56%) LAN
6 3 (1.56%) MPLS
6 3 (1.56%) VPN
7 2 (1.04%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.52%) Broadband
8 1 (0.52%) PSTN
8 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.52%) VSAN
8 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.04%) SQL Server
2 34 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (8.33%) Power BI
4 14 (7.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.13%) Big Data
8 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.08%) QlikView
9 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.56%) Data Lake
11 2 (1.04%) EDMS
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.52%) IDOL
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.73%) NUnit
2 10 (5.21%) MSTest
3 9 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.13%) gulp
5 6 (3.13%) webpack
6 4 (2.08%) Hudson
6 4 (2.08%) JIRA
7 3 (1.56%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.56%) WinRunner
8 2 (1.04%) MSI
8 2 (1.04%) Subversion
9 1 (0.52%) MorphX
9 1 (0.52%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
General
1 43 (22.40%) Finance
2 9 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.13%) Marketing
5 5 (2.60%) Electronics
5 5 (2.60%) Legal
6 4 (2.08%) Banking
7 3 (1.56%) Law
8 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.04%) Retail
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Military
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (41.15%) Developer
2 34 (17.71%) Analyst
3 29 (15.10%) Microsoft Developer
4 23 (11.98%) CRM Developer
5 19 (9.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 12 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.73%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (5.21%) Software Developer
9 9 (4.69%) Architect
10 8 (4.17%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.65%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.65%) Consultant
11 7 (3.65%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Designer
11 7 (3.65%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.13%) Administrator
12 6 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.88%) .NET
2 24 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 24 (12.50%) CSS
3 22 (11.46%) REST
4 19 (9.90%) Angular 2
4 19 (9.90%) ASP.NET
5 17 (8.85%) .NET Framework
5 17 (8.85%) Entity Framework
6 13 (6.77%) .NET Core
6 13 (6.77%) HTML
7 12 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (5.73%) Sass
9 10 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (4.69%) OAuth
10 9 (4.69%) OAuth2
11 8 (4.17%) jQuery
12 7 (3.65%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (3.65%) Web Services
13 6 (3.13%) RESTful
13 6 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.73%) User Experience
3 9 (4.69%) Clustering
4 8 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.08%) PDA
7 4 (2.08%) PKI
7 4 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.08%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.56%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.04%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (28.13%) Windows
2 24 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.94%) Windows 10
4 19 (9.90%) Windows 7
5 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.13%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.60%) AIX
9 5 (2.60%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.04%) Android
10 2 (1.04%) Linux
10 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.04%) Solaris
10 2 (1.04%) SUSE
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.52%) Unix
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.77%) CRM
2 60 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (22.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 28 (14.58%) Service Design
5 27 (14.06%) Workflow
6 25 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (13.02%) MVC
7 20 (10.42%) Migration
7 20 (10.42%) Workflow Development
8 16 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (7.81%) Data Analysis
9 15 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.77%) Project Management
10 13 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.25%) Test Automation
11 12 (6.25%) Unit Testing
12 11 (5.73%) ERP
12 11 (5.73%) Programme Management
12 11 (5.73%) Waterfall
13 10 (5.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.33%) C#
2 51 (26.56%) JavaScript
3 40 (20.83%) SQL
4 18 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 17 (8.85%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.13%) ES6
7 5 (2.60%) TypeScript
7 5 (2.60%) X++
8 2 (1.04%) VB
8 2 (1.04%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) R
9 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.29%) Degree
4 12 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.17%) MCSE
6 7 (3.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.60%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 5 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.08%) CISSP
9 4 (2.08%) HND
10 3 (1.56%) CGEIT
10 3 (1.56%) CISA
10 3 (1.56%) CRISC
10 3 (1.56%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.56%) PMP
11 2 (1.04%) ISEB
11 2 (1.04%) MCITP
11 2 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.69%) QA
3 8 (4.17%) PMO
4 5 (2.60%) SLA
5 3 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.52%) PMBOK
System Software
1 45 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.69%) Docker
5 9 (4.69%) XenApp
6 8 (4.17%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.08%) ISA Server
8 4 (2.08%) vSphere
9 3 (1.56%) XenServer
10 2 (1.04%) Firmware
10 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.52%) NFS
11 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (10.94%) SCCM
2 6 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.56%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.04%) SCOM
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.52%) Netcool
6 1 (0.52%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.52%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.52%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (15.63%) VMware
2 25 (13.02%) Citrix
3 9 (4.69%) Ivanti
4 7 (3.65%) Veritas
5 6 (3.13%) HP
6 5 (2.60%) McAfee
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle
6 5 (2.60%) SAP
6 5 (2.60%) ThinPrint
7 4 (2.08%) Nintex
8 3 (1.56%) Avaya
8 3 (1.56%) Brocade
8 3 (1.56%) Cisco
8 3 (1.56%) IBM
8 3 (1.56%) NetApp
8 3 (1.56%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.56%) Symantec
8 3 (1.56%) Tableau
8 3 (1.56%) Twitter
9 2 (1.04%) Apple