Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 192 201 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 15.82% 13.03% 12.20%
As % of the Vendors category 42.38% 33.28% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 120 91
Glasgow median daily rate £383 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £148 £157 £156
90th Percentile £571 £538 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 15
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -18.03% +58.60%
10th Percentile £12.78 £11.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £24.20 £17.80 £24.80
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £16.18 £15.86
% change year-on-year +11.22% +2.02% -3.88%

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 453 604 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 37.31% 39.14% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 332 252
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +6.34%
10th Percentile £187 £218 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 15 19
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.12 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.47% -25.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £29.38 £87.90 £34.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% +12.68%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 67 (34.90%) Windows
2 56 (29.17%) Azure
3 48 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
4 42 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (21.35%) Active Directory
6 39 (20.31%) Office 365
7 37 (19.27%) Migration
7 37 (19.27%) Public Sector
8 34 (17.71%) .NET
8 34 (17.71%) SharePoint
9 33 (17.19%) C#
10 32 (16.67%) SQL
11 29 (15.10%) SQL Server
12 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
13 22 (11.46%) Finance
14 21 (10.94%) DNS
14 21 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel
16 18 (9.38%) DevOps
16 18 (9.38%) AWS
17 17 (8.85%) Workflow
17 17 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (8.33%) Power Platform
18 16 (8.33%) Windows Server
18 16 (8.33%) Linux
18 16 (8.33%) Windows XP

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 34 (17.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.73%) IIS
3 10 (5.21%) Apache
3 10 (5.21%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.21%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.17%) Jetty
4 8 (4.17%) Mongrel
4 8 (4.17%) nginx
5 7 (3.65%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.60%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.04%) CMS
8 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.04%) JBoss
8 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (7.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (6.77%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (5.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.52%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.52%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.52%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.52%) Primavera
3 1 (0.52%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 56 (29.17%) Azure
2 39 (20.31%) Office 365
3 18 (9.38%) AWS
4 16 (8.33%) Power Platform
5 14 (7.29%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (4.69%) GCP
7 8 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (4.17%) Google App Engine
7 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Flow
8 7 (3.65%) OneDrive
9 6 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (2.60%) Azure Functions
10 5 (2.60%) SaaS
10 5 (2.60%) Serverless
11 4 (2.08%) GitHub
11 4 (2.08%) IaaS
12 3 (1.56%) PaaS
12 3 (1.56%) Slack
13 2 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (1.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.94%) DNS
2 14 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.21%) DHCP
3 10 (5.21%) HTTP
4 8 (4.17%) FTP
4 8 (4.17%) IPsec
5 7 (3.65%) SSL
6 4 (2.08%) Skype
6 4 (2.08%) VPN
7 3 (1.56%) RFID
7 3 (1.56%) WAN
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.04%) Internet
8 2 (1.04%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.04%) LAN
8 2 (1.04%) SSH
9 1 (0.52%) GoToMeeting
9 1 (0.52%) Network Security
9 1 (0.52%) SDH
9 1 (0.52%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (7.29%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.65%) Power BI
6 7 (3.65%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.56%) DB2
8 3 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.04%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.04%) DataStage
9 2 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.04%) GIS
9 2 (1.04%) Ingres
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.17%) Travis CI
3 7 (3.65%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.08%) JIRA
7 3 (1.56%) StarTeam
7 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.04%) ERwin
8 2 (1.04%) Moq
8 2 (1.04%) NUnit
8 2 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 37 (19.27%) Public Sector
2 22 (11.46%) Finance
3 11 (5.73%) Banking
4 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.08%) Marketing
6 3 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.04%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.83%) Developer
2 26 (13.54%) Analyst
3 15 (7.81%) Architect
4 12 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 8 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 8 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 8 (4.17%) IT Support
5 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 7 (3.65%) .NET Developer
6 7 (3.65%) Consultant
6 7 (3.65%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (3.13%) Administrator
7 6 (3.13%) DBA
7 6 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (3.13%) Support Officer
7 6 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.71%) .NET
2 10 (5.21%) ASP.NET
2 10 (5.21%) Servlets
3 9 (4.69%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.65%) J2EE
5 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (2.60%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.60%) LDAP
5 5 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.60%) RESTful
5 5 (2.60%) XML
6 4 (2.08%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.08%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.56%) Apollo GraphQL
7 3 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.56%) CSS
7 3 (1.56%) GraphQL
7 3 (1.56%) Node.js
7 3 (1.56%) Vue.js
7 3 (1.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.60%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.56%) Clustering
4 3 (1.56%) NHS
4 3 (1.56%) Robotics
4 3 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.04%) e-Health
5 2 (1.04%) LIMS
5 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.04%) PACS
5 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.04%) Replication
5 2 (1.04%) User Experience
5 2 (1.04%) Vector Graphics
5 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.52%) Blog
6 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.90%) Windows
2 48 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
4 16 (8.33%) Linux
4 16 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.60%) Unix
8 4 (2.08%) Android
9 3 (1.56%) AIX
9 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.04%) Solaris
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.27%) Migration
3 21 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (9.38%) DevOps
5 17 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.85%) Workflow
6 15 (7.81%) Time Management
7 14 (7.29%) Analytics
7 14 (7.29%) CRM
7 14 (7.29%) Project Management
8 12 (6.25%) Microservices
8 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.73%) Data Migration
9 11 (5.73%) Workflow Development
10 10 (5.21%) ITIL
11 9 (4.69%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 9 (4.69%) MVC
11 9 (4.69%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.19%) C#
2 32 (16.67%) SQL
3 15 (7.81%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.17%) Java
6 5 (2.60%) Python
6 5 (2.60%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.08%) Java 8
7 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.04%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.04%) Korn
8 2 (1.04%) PHP
8 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
9 1 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.25%) Degree
3 9 (4.69%) MCSE
3 9 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (4.17%) MCSA
5 5 (2.60%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.60%) MCP
6 4 (2.08%) CISM
6 4 (2.08%) CISSP
6 4 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.56%) MCITP
7 3 (1.56%) MCTS
7 3 (1.56%) PMP
8 2 (1.04%) CCNA
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.04%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) Data Quality
1 7 (3.65%) PMO
1 7 (3.65%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) GDPR
3 3 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.04%) HL7
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.04%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 41 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.17%) Xen
4 6 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.56%) Docker
7 2 (1.04%) NFS
7 2 (1.04%) Samba
7 2 (1.04%) XenApp
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (6.77%) SCCM
2 8 (4.17%) Puppet
3 5 (2.60%) Ansible
3 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.08%) Consul
5 3 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.56%) Netcool
6 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.04%) Nessus
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.04%) QRadar
7 1 (0.52%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (7.29%) VMware
2 12 (6.25%) Apple
3 9 (4.69%) Google
3 9 (4.69%) IBM
4 6 (3.13%) Citrix
4 6 (3.13%) Oracle
5 5 (2.60%) HP
6 4 (2.08%) Cisco
6 4 (2.08%) McAfee
7 3 (1.56%) Adobe
7 3 (1.56%) Blue Prism
7 3 (1.56%) Pega
7 3 (1.56%) SAP
7 3 (1.56%) UiPath
7 3 (1.56%) Veeam
7 3 (1.56%) Veritas
8 2 (1.04%) Nintex
8 2 (1.04%) Qualys
8 2 (1.04%) Symantec
8 2 (1.04%) Tableau