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 22 August 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
22 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 40 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 28.17% 61.54% 86.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.97% 84.21% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 9
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£346 £362 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.35% -6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £321 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £525 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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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
58 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 40.85% 73.08% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 9
Average daily rate £340 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £528 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 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 72 (87.80%) Security Cleared
2 69 (84.15%) SC Cleared
3 53 (64.63%) Microsoft
4 36 (43.90%) HP
5 32 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (35.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (32.93%) Active Directory
8 25 (30.49%) VMware
9 24 (29.27%) SQL
9 24 (29.27%) MS Excel
10 23 (28.05%) VBScript
11 19 (23.17%) DHCP
11 19 (23.17%) DNS
12 18 (21.95%) ITIL
12 18 (21.95%) Workflow
12 18 (21.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (20.73%) Change Management
14 15 (18.29%) Software Packaging
15 14 (17.07%) Altiris
15 14 (17.07%) Citrix
16 13 (15.85%) VMware ESX
16 13 (15.85%) Application Packaging
16 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
17 12 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (14.63%) SAN
17 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
17 12 (14.63%) MS Office
18 11 (13.41%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (13.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.88%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) Lync
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.63%) MS Office
3 10 (12.20%) MS Project
4 6 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.44%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) DHCP
1 19 (23.17%) DNS
2 12 (14.63%) SAN
3 5 (6.10%) X.500
4 4 (4.88%) WAN
4 4 (4.88%) LAN
5 2 (2.44%) Firewall
5 2 (2.44%) SMS
5 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.44%) IPv4
5 2 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.22%) Network Security
6 1 (1.22%) Junos
6 1 (1.22%) NAS
6 1 (1.22%) SSL
6 1 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) TestDirector
2 6 (7.32%) MSI
2 6 (7.32%) WinRunner
2 6 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.22%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.22%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Applications Packager
2 13 (15.85%) Build Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Architect
4 8 (9.76%) Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Configuration Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Release Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Technical Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Software Packager
8 3 (3.66%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Tester
9 2 (2.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) Software Packaging
2 13 (15.85%) Application Packaging
3 10 (12.20%) XML
4 6 (7.32%) Middleware
5 5 (6.10%) HTML
6 4 (4.88%) .NET
7 2 (2.44%) Web Services
7 2 (2.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Enterprise Storage
2 9 (10.98%) Replication
3 8 (9.76%) Thin Client
3 8 (9.76%) PDA
3 8 (9.76%) Fat Client
4 7 (8.54%) Clustering
5 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.22%) Firmware
7 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.22%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.41%) Windows XP
4 9 (10.98%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.32%) AIX
6 2 (2.44%) UNIX
7 1 (1.22%) HPUX
7 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) ITIL
1 18 (21.95%) Workflow
2 17 (20.73%) Change Management
3 10 (12.20%) Service Management
4 9 (10.98%) Software Testing
4 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.76%) Unit Testing
6 7 (8.54%) Build Automation
6 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.54%) MODAF
6 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (8.54%) TOGAF
6 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.32%) Performance Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.10%) High Availability
8 5 (6.10%) Performance Management
8 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.66%) Migration
10 2 (2.44%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.27%) SQL
2 23 (28.05%) VBScript
3 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.10%) C
5 3 (3.66%) VB
6 2 (2.44%) C#
6 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.22%) REXX
7 1 (1.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (87.80%) Security Cleared
2 69 (84.15%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.98%) MCSA
4 9 (10.98%) MCITP
5 8 (9.76%) MCTS
5 8 (9.76%) ISTQB
6 6 (7.32%) MCSE
7 2 (2.44%) MCP
7 2 (2.44%) Degree
8 1 (1.22%) CCNP
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (32.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.85%) VMware ESX
4 12 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.66%) vSphere
7 1 (1.22%) vCloud
7 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (35.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (21.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (9.76%) Netcool
4 7 (8.54%) SCCM
5 6 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (6.10%) MIIS
7 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (64.63%) Microsoft
2 36 (43.90%) HP
3 25 (30.49%) VMware
4 14 (17.07%) Altiris
4 14 (17.07%) Citrix
5 10 (12.20%) AppSense
6 7 (8.54%) Veritas
6 7 (8.54%) McAfee
7 2 (2.44%) CA
8 1 (1.22%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.22%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.22%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.22%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.22%) F5
8 1 (1.22%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco
8 1 (1.22%) IBM
8 1 (1.22%) Dell
8 1 (1.22%) EMC
8 1 (1.22%) Juniper