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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 46 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 48.75% 82.14% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.70% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 0
Average daily rate £329 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 46 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 53.75% 82.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 0
Average daily rate £335 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Renfrewshire

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 18 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (81.08%) Security Cleared
2 56 (75.68%) SC Cleared
3 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
4 33 (44.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (33.78%) HP
6 24 (32.43%) Windows XP
7 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
8 22 (29.73%) Windows 7
9 20 (27.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 19 (25.68%) SQL
10 19 (25.68%) MS Office
10 19 (25.68%) VBScript
11 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
11 18 (24.32%) PowerShell
12 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (18.92%) Netcool
12 14 (18.92%) C#
12 14 (18.92%) Service Management
12 14 (18.92%) Change Management
13 13 (17.57%) Firewall
13 13 (17.57%) Active Directory
14 12 (16.22%) Security Architecture
15 11 (14.86%) QA
15 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
15 11 (14.86%) Citrix
15 11 (14.86%) McAfee
16 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (13.51%) SAN
16 10 (13.51%) ITIL
16 10 (13.51%) JSP 440

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (6.76%) MS Project Server
4 4 (5.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Office
2 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.81%) MS Project
4 5 (6.76%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (4.05%) InfoPath
5 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) Firewall
2 10 (13.51%) SAN
3 9 (12.16%) DHCP
4 6 (8.11%) DNS
5 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.70%) LAN
6 2 (2.70%) SMS
6 2 (2.70%) WAN
6 2 (2.70%) Wireless
6 2 (2.70%) Junos
6 2 (2.70%) Network Security
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.35%) IPsec
7 1 (1.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) TestDirector
1 4 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.05%) MSI
2 3 (4.05%) WinRunner
3 2 (2.70%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.35%) Ant
General
1 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (13.51%) Architect
2 8 (10.81%) Analyst
2 8 (10.81%) Applications Packager
2 8 (10.81%) Security Architect
3 6 (8.11%) Test Analyst
4 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Consultant
4 4 (5.41%) Configuration Manager
4 4 (5.41%) Software Packager
5 3 (4.05%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 3 (4.05%) Designer
5 3 (4.05%) Developer
5 3 (4.05%) Release Manager
5 3 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Server Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (2.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) Software Packaging
3 5 (6.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 5 (6.76%) XML
4 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
4 3 (4.05%) Web Services
5 2 (2.70%) CSS
5 2 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Thin Client
1 6 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.76%) PKI
2 5 (6.76%) PDA
3 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (32.43%) Windows XP
3 22 (29.73%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.41%) AIX
6 3 (4.05%) UNIX
7 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Service Management
1 14 (18.92%) Change Management
2 12 (16.22%) Security Architecture
3 10 (13.51%) ITIL
4 9 (12.16%) Workflow
5 7 (9.46%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.76%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.41%) Time Management
8 4 (5.41%) Release Management
8 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.05%) Build Automation
9 3 (4.05%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.05%) Migration
9 3 (4.05%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (4.05%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) SQL
1 19 (25.68%) VBScript
2 18 (24.32%) PowerShell
3 14 (18.92%) C#
4 8 (10.81%) VB
5 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.70%) C
7 1 (1.35%) Korn
7 1 (1.35%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.35%) Jython
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 60 (81.08%) Security Cleared
2 56 (75.68%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) MCTS
5 3 (4.05%) MCITP
5 3 (4.05%) MCSE
5 3 (4.05%) MCSA
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) CISM
6 1 (1.35%) CISSP
6 1 (1.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) QA
2 10 (13.51%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.76%) VMware ESX
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (27.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (18.92%) Netcool
3 8 (10.81%) WMI
4 6 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.35%) SCCM
6 1 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.35%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (33.78%) HP
3 11 (14.86%) Citrix
3 11 (14.86%) McAfee
4 9 (12.16%) Lumension
4 9 (12.16%) VMware
5 8 (10.81%) Sophos
6 6 (8.11%) Symantec
7 3 (4.05%) AppSense
7 3 (4.05%) Veritas
7 3 (4.05%) CA
8 2 (2.70%) Juniper
8 2 (2.70%) EMC
8 2 (2.70%) Cisco
8 2 (2.70%) Borland
8 2 (2.70%) NetApp
8 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.70%) Altiris
8 2 (2.70%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.70%) TippingPoint