The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Erskine region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 30.20% 72.41% 91.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.23% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £386 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £353 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
65 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 43.62% 72.41% 91.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 14
Average daily rate £336 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 78 (90.70%) Security Cleared
2 74 (86.05%) SC Cleared
3 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
4 35 (40.70%) HP
5 33 (38.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (32.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 28 (32.56%) MS Excel
7 27 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (30.23%) VBScript
8 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
9 20 (23.26%) SQL
9 20 (23.26%) ITIL
10 19 (22.09%) Change Management
10 19 (22.09%) VMware
11 18 (20.93%) Citrix
12 17 (19.77%) DHCP
13 16 (18.60%) Windows XP
13 16 (18.60%) Workflow
14 15 (17.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
15 14 (16.28%) DNS
15 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
16 13 (15.12%) Software Packaging
16 13 (15.12%) SAN
16 13 (15.12%) VMware ESX
17 12 (13.95%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (13.95%) SharePoint
17 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (13.95%) Windows 7
18 11 (12.79%) Application Packaging

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 12 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) MS Project Server
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.65%) IIS
3 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.16%) Lync
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Project
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
2 8 (9.30%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.49%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) DHCP
2 14 (16.28%) DNS
3 13 (15.12%) SAN
4 5 (5.81%) X.500
5 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.49%) LAN
6 3 (3.49%) WAN
6 3 (3.49%) Firewall
7 2 (2.33%) Wireless
7 2 (2.33%) SMS
8 1 (1.16%) VLAN
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.16%) Junos
8 1 (1.16%) NAS
8 1 (1.16%) Network Security
8 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.16%) IPv4
8 1 (1.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) TestDirector
1 7 (8.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (6.98%) MSI
2 6 (6.98%) WinRunner
3 2 (2.33%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) Ant
4 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.16%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Applications Packager
2 13 (15.12%) Architect
3 8 (9.30%) Configuration Manager
3 8 (9.30%) Analyst
4 7 (8.14%) Build Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Release Manager
5 6 (6.98%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Technical Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Consultant
7 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Software Packager
8 3 (3.49%) Designer
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) Software Packaging
2 11 (12.79%) Application Packaging
3 9 (10.47%) XML
4 6 (6.98%) Middleware
5 5 (5.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 4 (4.65%) HTML
6 4 (4.65%) .NET
7 3 (3.49%) Web Services
8 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Thin Client
1 10 (11.63%) Fat Client
2 8 (9.30%) PDA
3 7 (8.14%) Clustering
4 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.65%) PKI
6 3 (3.49%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.49%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 27 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (18.60%) Windows XP
4 12 (13.95%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.14%) AIX
6 3 (3.49%) UNIX
7 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) ITIL
2 19 (22.09%) Change Management
3 16 (18.60%) Workflow
4 11 (12.79%) Service Management
5 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (10.47%) MODAF
6 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
6 9 (10.47%) TOGAF
6 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.30%) Test Scripting
7 8 (9.30%) Build Automation
8 7 (8.14%) Performance Management
9 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.65%) High Availability
12 3 (3.49%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.49%) OOA/OOD
12 3 (3.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) VBScript
2 20 (23.26%) SQL
3 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.14%) VB
4 7 (8.14%) C
5 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.49%) C#
6 1 (1.16%) Korn
6 1 (1.16%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.16%) Tcl
6 1 (1.16%) REXX
6 1 (1.16%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 78 (90.70%) Security Cleared
2 74 (86.05%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.47%) MCITP
4 9 (10.47%) MCSA
5 8 (9.30%) ISTQB
6 7 (8.14%) MCTS
7 6 (6.98%) MCSE
8 1 (1.16%) Degree
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.16%) CCNP
8 1 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.12%) VMware ESX
3 12 (13.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (32.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (17.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (11.63%) Netcool
4 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (5.81%) MIIS
6 4 (4.65%) SCCM
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
2 35 (40.70%) HP
3 19 (22.09%) VMware
4 18 (20.93%) Citrix
5 9 (10.47%) AppSense
6 7 (8.14%) Veritas
6 7 (8.14%) McAfee
6 7 (8.14%) Altiris
7 2 (2.33%) Borland
7 2 (2.33%) CA
8 1 (1.16%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.16%) Lumension
8 1 (1.16%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.16%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.16%) F5
8 1 (1.16%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.16%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.16%) Juniper
8 1 (1.16%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco