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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 30.84% 70.59% 66.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.35% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 21
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£350 £359 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £311 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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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
49 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 45.79% 70.59% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 21
Average daily rate £358 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 58 (81.69%) Security Cleared
2 57 (80.28%) SC Cleared
3 43 (60.56%) Microsoft
4 33 (46.48%) HP
5 30 (42.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (36.62%) VMware
8 25 (35.21%) SQL
9 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (29.58%) ITIL
11 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
11 20 (28.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (23.94%) MCTS
12 17 (23.94%) MS Office
12 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (22.54%) DHCP
13 16 (22.54%) DNS
14 15 (21.13%) Change Management
15 14 (19.72%) McAfee
15 14 (19.72%) MCITP
15 14 (19.72%) MCSA
15 14 (19.72%) PowerShell
15 14 (19.72%) Hyper-V
16 13 (18.31%) SAN
16 13 (18.31%) Veritas
16 13 (18.31%) Firewall
17 12 (16.90%) VMware ESX
17 12 (16.90%) Clustering
18 11 (15.49%) Incident Management
18 11 (15.49%) Replication

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (15.49%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.63%) IIS
4 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Office
2 10 (14.08%) MS Project
3 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
4 4 (5.63%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) DHCP
1 16 (22.54%) DNS
2 13 (18.31%) SAN
2 13 (18.31%) Firewall
3 9 (12.68%) LAN
3 9 (12.68%) WAN
4 6 (8.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (7.04%) Network Security
5 5 (7.04%) Junos
6 4 (5.63%) VLAN
6 4 (5.63%) IPv4
7 2 (2.82%) NAS
7 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.82%) SSL
7 2 (2.82%) SNMP
7 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) WinRunner
1 10 (14.08%) TestDirector
1 10 (14.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.82%) MSI
2 2 (2.82%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.82%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.41%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.41%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 10 (14.08%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Build Engineer
3 7 (9.86%) Test Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Architect
4 5 (7.04%) Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Technology Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Technical Manager
6 2 (2.82%) QA Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Security Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Release Manager
7 1 (1.41%) SAN Engineer
7 1 (1.41%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) HTML
1 10 (14.08%) XML
2 7 (9.86%) .NET
3 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.63%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.82%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.41%) XSL
6 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Clustering
2 11 (15.49%) Replication
3 10 (14.08%) PDA
4 8 (11.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (7.04%) Cryptography
6 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (4.23%) EqualLogic
9 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.82%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
10 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (15.49%) Windows XP
3 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.68%) AIX
5 7 (9.86%) UNIX
5 7 (9.86%) Linux
6 1 (1.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) ITIL
2 15 (21.13%) Change Management
3 11 (15.49%) Incident Management
3 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
4 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
5 9 (12.68%) High Availability
6 7 (9.86%) Service Management
7 6 (8.45%) SIEM
7 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Information Security
8 5 (7.04%) MODAF
8 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.04%) TOGAF
8 5 (7.04%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (7.04%) Build Automation
8 5 (7.04%) Network Management
9 4 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (5.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) SQL
2 14 (19.72%) PowerShell
3 11 (15.49%) VBScript
4 6 (8.45%) Python
4 6 (8.45%) Perl
5 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.23%) C
6 2 (2.82%) Tcl
6 2 (2.82%) REXX
6 2 (2.82%) C#
6 2 (2.82%) Java
6 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.82%) VB
7 1 (1.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (81.69%) Security Cleared
2 57 (80.28%) SC Cleared
3 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (23.94%) MCTS
5 14 (19.72%) MCITP
5 14 (19.72%) MCSA
6 9 (12.68%) ISTQB
6 9 (12.68%) MCSE
7 8 (11.27%) MCP
8 5 (7.04%) Degree
9 3 (4.23%) CISSP
9 3 (4.23%) PMP
9 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.23%) GCIA
10 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (19.72%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.90%) VMware ESX
5 9 (12.68%) vSphere
6 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.23%) vCloud
8 2 (2.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (28.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (14.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (14.08%) Netcool
3 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (12.68%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (8.45%) SCCM
5 4 (5.63%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (2.82%) WSUS
7 1 (1.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) Microsoft
2 33 (46.48%) HP
3 26 (36.62%) VMware
4 14 (19.72%) McAfee
5 13 (18.31%) Veritas
6 11 (15.49%) Citrix
7 10 (14.08%) Altiris
8 7 (9.86%) Cisco
8 7 (9.86%) EMC
8 7 (9.86%) ArcSight
9 5 (7.04%) Juniper
9 5 (7.04%) CA
9 5 (7.04%) CheckPoint
9 5 (7.04%) Riverbed
9 5 (7.04%) TippingPoint
9 5 (7.04%) Crossbeam
9 5 (7.04%) 3PAR
9 5 (7.04%) F5
10 3 (4.23%) Dell
10 3 (4.23%) NetApp