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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 30.50% 66.67% 91.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.19% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 15
Average daily rate
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£327 £404 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £359 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 45.39% 66.67% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 14 15
Average daily rate £336 £408 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.63% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £550 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 1 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 77 (90.59%) Security Cleared
2 74 (87.06%) SC Cleared
3 52 (61.18%) Microsoft
4 35 (41.18%) HP
5 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (32.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
8 26 (30.59%) VBScript
8 26 (30.59%) Active Directory
8 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (24.71%) ITIL
10 20 (23.53%) SQL
11 19 (22.35%) Change Management
11 19 (22.35%) VMware
12 18 (21.18%) DHCP
12 18 (21.18%) Citrix
13 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
13 16 (18.82%) Workflow
14 15 (17.65%) DNS
14 15 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
15 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
16 13 (15.29%) Software Packaging
16 13 (15.29%) SAN
16 13 (15.29%) VMware ESX
17 12 (14.12%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
18 11 (12.94%) Application Packaging
18 11 (12.94%) Service Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (12.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.88%) IIS
3 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) MS Project Server
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Lync
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (8.24%) MS Project
3 7 (8.24%) MS Office
4 3 (3.53%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.18%) DHCP
2 15 (17.65%) DNS
3 13 (15.29%) SAN
4 5 (5.88%) X.500
5 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.71%) LAN
5 4 (4.71%) WAN
6 2 (2.35%) SMS
6 2 (2.35%) IPv4
6 2 (2.35%) Firewall
6 2 (2.35%) Wireless
6 2 (2.35%) VLAN
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.18%) Junos
7 1 (1.18%) NAS
7 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) TestDirector
1 7 (8.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (7.06%) WinRunner
2 6 (7.06%) MSI
3 2 (2.35%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.18%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.18%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.18%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Applications Packager
2 13 (15.29%) Architect
3 8 (9.41%) Analyst
3 8 (9.41%) Configuration Manager
4 7 (8.24%) Build Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Release Manager
5 6 (7.06%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) Software Packager
8 3 (3.53%) Designer
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 2 (2.35%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Software Packaging
2 11 (12.94%) Application Packaging
3 10 (11.76%) XML
4 6 (7.06%) Middleware
5 5 (5.88%) HTML
6 4 (4.71%) .NET
6 4 (4.71%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 3 (3.53%) Web Services
8 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Thin Client
1 10 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 8 (9.41%) PDA
3 7 (8.24%) Clustering
4 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.71%) PKI
6 3 (3.53%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.53%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
4 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.24%) AIX
6 3 (3.53%) UNIX
7 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) ITIL
2 19 (22.35%) Change Management
3 16 (18.82%) Workflow
4 11 (12.94%) Service Management
5 10 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (10.59%) Service Delivery
6 9 (10.59%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.59%) TOGAF
6 9 (10.59%) Software Testing
6 9 (10.59%) MODAF
7 8 (9.41%) Test Scripting
7 8 (9.41%) Build Automation
8 7 (8.24%) Performance Management
9 6 (7.06%) Performance Testing
9 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.88%) High Availability
10 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.53%) Migration
11 3 (3.53%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.59%) VBScript
2 20 (23.53%) SQL
3 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.24%) C
5 6 (7.06%) VB
6 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.53%) C#
7 1 (1.18%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.18%) Korn
7 1 (1.18%) Tcl
7 1 (1.18%) REXX
7 1 (1.18%) Java
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (90.59%) Security Cleared
2 74 (87.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.59%) MCSA
4 9 (10.59%) MCITP
5 8 (9.41%) MCTS
5 8 (9.41%) ISTQB
6 6 (7.06%) MCSE
7 2 (2.35%) MCP
8 1 (1.18%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (30.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.29%) VMware ESX
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (32.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (11.76%) Netcool
4 6 (7.06%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (5.88%) MIIS
6 4 (4.71%) SCCM
7 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (61.18%) Microsoft
2 35 (41.18%) HP
3 19 (22.35%) VMware
4 18 (21.18%) Citrix
5 9 (10.59%) AppSense
6 7 (8.24%) McAfee
6 7 (8.24%) Altiris
6 7 (8.24%) Veritas
7 2 (2.35%) Borland
7 2 (2.35%) CA
8 1 (1.18%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.18%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.18%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.18%) Lumension
8 1 (1.18%) F5
8 1 (1.18%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.18%) Juniper
8 1 (1.18%) EMC
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco
Erskine, Renfrewshire
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