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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 27.06% 30.20% 73.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.14% 69.23% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 40 18
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £256 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £399 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
Renfrewshire

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
28 65 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 32.94% 43.62% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 58 18
Average daily rate £355 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (66.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (62.00%) SC Cleared
3 29 (58.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (42.00%) SQL
7 19 (38.00%) HP
7 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
9 17 (34.00%) VMware
10 15 (30.00%) Change Management
10 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
11 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
11 14 (28.00%) MSI
12 13 (26.00%) XML
12 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
13 12 (24.00%) Citrix
13 12 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
14 11 (22.00%) SAN
14 11 (22.00%) C#
15 10 (20.00%) ITIL
15 10 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 10 (20.00%) Clustering
16 9 (18.00%) MCTS
16 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
16 9 (18.00%) .NET
16 9 (18.00%) MCSA
17 8 (16.00%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) Lync
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) SAN
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) WAN
3 5 (10.00%) Firewall
4 4 (8.00%) DHCP
5 3 (6.00%) LAN
5 3 (6.00%) IPv4
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (6.00%) NAS
5 3 (6.00%) Junos
5 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.00%) Network Security
6 2 (4.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.00%) IPsec
7 1 (2.00%) LDAP
7 1 (2.00%) X.500
7 1 (2.00%) SMS
7 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.00%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) MSI
2 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.00%) TestDirector
4 4 (8.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (8.00%) WinRunner
5 3 (6.00%) InstallShield
5 3 (6.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
1 5 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 5 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 5 (10.00%) Development Engineer
2 4 (8.00%) DBA
2 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (8.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (6.00%) Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (4.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.00%) Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (2.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) XML
2 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (18.00%) .NET
3 8 (16.00%) HTML
4 6 (12.00%) CSS
5 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.00%) XSD
5 5 (10.00%) WinForms
5 5 (10.00%) WPF
6 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Clustering
2 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.00%) PDA
4 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.00%) Cryptography
6 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.00%) PKI
7 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.00%) UNIX
5 4 (8.00%) AIX
6 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Change Management
2 10 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (14.00%) Content Management
3 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
3 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (12.00%) Migration
4 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.00%) OOP
5 5 (10.00%) OO
5 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.00%) Database Mirroring
6 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.00%) Six Sigma
7 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (22.00%) C#
4 8 (16.00%) REXX
4 8 (16.00%) Tcl
5 7 (14.00%) VBScript
5 7 (14.00%) VB
6 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (66.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (62.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (18.00%) MCTS
4 9 (18.00%) MCSA
5 8 (16.00%) MCSE
6 7 (14.00%) Degree
7 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
8 5 (10.00%) MCITP
9 4 (8.00%) MCP
10 2 (4.00%) MCSD
11 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (12.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.00%) vSphere
6 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (14.00%) WMI
3 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (8.00%) Netcool
4 3 (6.00%) SCCM
5 2 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.00%) HP
3 17 (34.00%) VMware
4 12 (24.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) McAfee
6 5 (10.00%) F5
7 4 (8.00%) Veritas
8 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.00%) EMC
8 3 (6.00%) Juniper
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco
8 3 (6.00%) AppSense
8 3 (6.00%) Crossbeam
8 3 (6.00%) TippingPoint
8 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
8 3 (6.00%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.00%) CA
9 2 (4.00%) NetApp
9 2 (4.00%) Symantec
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
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