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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 45 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 37.04% 44.55% 80.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 93.75% 78.95% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 49
Average daily rate
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£355 £319 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.37% -13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
32 57 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 39.51% 56.44% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 49
Average daily rate £355 £326 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -11.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £264 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (63.79%) SC Cleared
1 37 (63.79%) Security Cleared
2 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (34.48%) HP
6 20 (34.48%) SQL
6 20 (34.48%) Windows 7
7 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
7 16 (27.59%) Change Management
8 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
9 14 (24.14%) VMware
9 14 (24.14%) MCSA
10 13 (22.41%) XML
10 13 (22.41%) MCITP
11 12 (20.69%) McAfee
11 12 (20.69%) Windows XP
11 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
12 11 (18.97%) MCSE
12 11 (18.97%) HTML
12 11 (18.97%) Citrix
12 11 (18.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (18.97%) MSI
12 11 (18.97%) PDA
12 11 (18.97%) MCTS
12 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
13 10 (17.24%) Validation
13 10 (17.24%) ITIL
13 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.45%) Lync
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Firewall
2 8 (13.79%) SAN
3 5 (8.62%) WAN
3 5 (8.62%) DNS
4 4 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.17%) DHCP
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.17%) NAS
5 3 (5.17%) Junos
6 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.45%) Network Security
6 2 (3.45%) SSL
6 2 (3.45%) SNMP
6 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.72%) SMS
7 1 (1.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.45%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MSI
2 8 (13.79%) TestDirector
3 7 (12.07%) WinRunner
3 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.17%) InstallShield
5 3 (5.17%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 7 (12.07%) Test Engineer
1 7 (12.07%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (6.90%) Analyst
2 4 (6.90%) Consultant
3 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
3 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
3 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.45%) ArcSight Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Development Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Build Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Software Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (1.72%) Tester
5 1 (1.72%) Desktop Support
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) XML
2 11 (18.97%) HTML
3 7 (12.07%) .NET
3 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.62%) CSS
5 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.45%) WinForms
6 2 (3.45%) WPF
6 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) PDA
2 9 (15.52%) Clustering
3 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.45%) Device Driver
6 2 (3.45%) Replication
6 2 (3.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (34.48%) Windows 7
4 12 (20.69%) Windows XP
5 7 (12.07%) AIX
6 5 (8.62%) UNIX
7 4 (6.90%) Linux
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Change Management
2 10 (17.24%) Validation
2 10 (17.24%) ITIL
3 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
3 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
3 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.62%) Content Management
6 5 (8.62%) Migration
6 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.62%) High Availability
6 5 (8.62%) Server Building
7 4 (6.90%) SIEM
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Management
7 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.90%) Information Security
7 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.90%) OOP
7 4 (6.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
3 9 (15.52%) VBScript
4 7 (12.07%) C#
5 6 (10.34%) VB
6 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.62%) REXX
6 5 (8.62%) Tcl
7 4 (6.90%) Python
7 4 (6.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (63.79%) SC Cleared
1 37 (63.79%) Security Cleared
2 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (24.14%) MCSA
4 13 (22.41%) MCITP
5 11 (18.97%) MCSE
5 11 (18.97%) MCTS
5 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
6 8 (13.79%) Degree
7 5 (8.62%) MCP
8 2 (3.45%) GCIA
8 2 (3.45%) CISSP
8 2 (3.45%) PMP
8 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX
4 9 (15.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (10.34%) vSphere
6 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.45%) Firmware
8 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (15.52%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (12.07%) Netcool
3 7 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (8.62%) SCCM
5 4 (6.90%) WMI
6 2 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (3.45%) WSUS
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 20 (34.48%) HP
3 14 (24.14%) VMware
4 12 (20.69%) McAfee
5 11 (18.97%) Citrix
6 7 (12.07%) Veritas
7 5 (8.62%) F5
8 4 (6.90%) ArcSight
9 3 (5.17%) Cisco
9 3 (5.17%) EMC
9 3 (5.17%) Juniper
9 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.17%) Crossbeam
9 3 (5.17%) TippingPoint
9 3 (5.17%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.17%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.45%) Lumension
10 2 (3.45%) Altiris
10 2 (3.45%) Symantec
10 2 (3.45%) NetApp