The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dundee region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee 11.76% 25.93% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 70.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£210 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
Windows
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Dundee region.

Operating Systems Category
Dundee
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dundee 29.41% 37.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £325 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dundee

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Dundee region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Dundee

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Dundee

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Dundee region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Dundee

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Dundee

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Dundee region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Dundee

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dundee

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dundee region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
5 1 (14.29%) Altiris
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) AppSense
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dundee by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dundee region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
1 1 (14.29%) Validation
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense