The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 30.00% 27.94% 70.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.76% 71.70% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 14
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£348 £340 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £248 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £389 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 53 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 36.25% 38.97% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 51 14
Average daily rate £338 £336 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 37 (68.52%) Security Cleared
2 35 (64.81%) SC Cleared
3 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (42.59%) SQL
5 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 21 (38.89%) HP
6 21 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (33.33%) MSI
9 18 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 17 (31.48%) XML
10 17 (31.48%) VMware
11 16 (29.63%) Change Management
11 16 (29.63%) C#
12 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
12 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 12 (22.22%) Citrix
14 12 (22.22%) .NET
14 12 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (22.22%) .NET Framework
15 11 (20.37%) Unit Testing
15 11 (20.37%) ITIL
15 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
15 11 (20.37%) SAN
15 11 (20.37%) Performance Management
16 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
16 10 (18.52%) REXX
16 10 (18.52%) Tcl

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.70%) Lync
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) SAN
2 8 (14.81%) DNS
3 5 (9.26%) WAN
3 5 (9.26%) Firewall
4 4 (7.41%) DHCP
5 3 (5.56%) LAN
5 3 (5.56%) IPv4
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.56%) NAS
5 3 (5.56%) Junos
5 3 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.70%) LDAP
6 2 (3.70%) Network Security
6 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.70%) X.500
6 2 (3.70%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.85%) SMS
7 1 (1.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.70%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) MSI
2 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.56%) InstallShield
3 3 (5.56%) AdminStudio
4 2 (3.70%) WinRunner
4 2 (3.70%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
1 7 (12.96%) Software Development Engineer
1 7 (12.96%) Development Engineer
2 4 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (7.41%) SQL DBA
2 4 (7.41%) Developer
2 4 (7.41%) DBA
3 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 3 (5.56%) Tools Developer
4 2 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
4 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (1.85%) Coordinator
5 1 (1.85%) Consultant
5 1 (1.85%) Design Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) Applications Packager
5 1 (1.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) XML
2 12 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 12 (22.22%) .NET
3 9 (16.67%) XSD
3 9 (16.67%) WinForms
3 9 (16.67%) WPF
4 8 (14.81%) HTML
5 7 (12.96%) CSS
6 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (14.81%) Clustering
2 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) PKI
4 3 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Replication
5 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.70%) PDA
5 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.41%) UNIX
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.70%) AIX
6 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Change Management
2 11 (20.37%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) Unit Testing
2 11 (20.37%) Performance Management
3 10 (18.52%) Content Management
4 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 6 (11.11%) OOP
5 6 (11.11%) OO
6 5 (9.26%) Validation
6 5 (9.26%) Migration
7 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.41%) Database Mirroring
8 3 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
8 3 (5.56%) Change Control
8 3 (5.56%) Six Sigma
8 3 (5.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) SQL
2 18 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 16 (29.63%) C#
4 10 (18.52%) VBScript
4 10 (18.52%) REXX
4 10 (18.52%) Tcl
5 8 (14.81%) VB
6 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (68.52%) Security Cleared
2 35 (64.81%) SC Cleared
3 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (18.52%) MCTS
5 8 (14.81%) Degree
6 7 (12.96%) MCP
7 6 (11.11%) MCSE
7 6 (11.11%) MCSA
8 2 (3.70%) MCSD
8 2 (3.70%) MCITP
8 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
1 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.26%) vSphere
5 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (16.67%) WMI
3 3 (5.56%) SCCM
4 2 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.70%) WSUS
4 2 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) HP
3 17 (31.48%) VMware
4 12 (22.22%) Citrix
5 5 (9.26%) McAfee
5 5 (9.26%) F5
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco
6 3 (5.56%) AppSense
6 3 (5.56%) Crossbeam
6 3 (5.56%) TippingPoint
6 3 (5.56%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.56%) Juniper
6 3 (5.56%) EMC
6 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.70%) Symantec
7 2 (3.70%) CA
7 2 (3.70%) NetApp
7 2 (3.70%) Veritas