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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 37.50% 49.38% 81.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.38% 90.91% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 42
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£347 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £270 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
32 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 44.44% 54.32% 81.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 42
Average daily rate £335 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -11.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £483 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (67.16%) SC Cleared
1 45 (67.16%) Security Cleared
2 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (50.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (43.28%) Microsoft
5 25 (37.31%) SQL
6 24 (35.82%) HP
6 24 (35.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (32.84%) Windows 7
8 18 (26.87%) McAfee
8 18 (26.87%) Change Management
9 17 (25.37%) VMware
10 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
10 16 (23.88%) ITIL
10 16 (23.88%) MCSA
10 16 (23.88%) Hyper-V
11 15 (22.39%) Windows XP
11 15 (22.39%) Firewall
11 15 (22.39%) MCITP
12 14 (20.90%) PDA
12 14 (20.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (20.90%) SAN
13 13 (19.40%) MCSE
13 13 (19.40%) Incident Management
13 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
13 13 (19.40%) MCTS
13 13 (19.40%) Clustering
14 12 (17.91%) XML
14 12 (17.91%) MS Office
14 12 (17.91%) Veritas

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Office
2 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.97%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) Firewall
2 14 (20.90%) SAN
3 7 (10.45%) Junos
3 7 (10.45%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (10.45%) LAN
3 7 (10.45%) WAN
4 6 (8.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (8.96%) Network Security
5 4 (5.97%) DHCP
5 4 (5.97%) DNS
6 3 (4.48%) NAS
7 2 (2.99%) SSL
7 2 (2.99%) SNMP
7 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.49%) SMS
8 1 (1.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) TestDirector
2 10 (14.93%) WinRunner
2 10 (14.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (10.45%) MSI
4 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.48%) InstallShield
5 3 (4.48%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.49%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 9 (13.43%) Test Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Network Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) Analyst
4 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
4 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Build Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 2 (2.99%) Developer
6 2 (2.99%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (1.49%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (1.49%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (1.49%) Technology Consultant
7 1 (1.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (1.49%) SAN Engineer
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (1.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (1.49%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (1.49%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) XML
2 11 (16.42%) HTML
3 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
3 7 (10.45%) .NET
4 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.97%) CSS
5 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) PDA
2 13 (19.40%) Clustering
3 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.96%) Cryptography
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (4.48%) Replication
7 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 34 (50.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (32.84%) Windows 7
4 15 (22.39%) Windows XP
5 9 (13.43%) AIX
6 7 (10.45%) UNIX
7 6 (8.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Change Management
2 16 (23.88%) ITIL
3 13 (19.40%) Incident Management
4 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
5 11 (16.42%) Software Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Validation
6 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
7 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
8 7 (10.45%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (8.96%) Service Management
9 6 (8.96%) Information Security
9 6 (8.96%) SIEM
9 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (8.96%) Network Management
10 5 (7.46%) High Availability
10 5 (7.46%) Time Management
10 5 (7.46%) Content Management
11 4 (5.97%) OOP
11 4 (5.97%) OO
11 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 9 (13.43%) VBScript
4 7 (10.45%) C#
4 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.96%) Perl
5 6 (8.96%) VB
5 6 (8.96%) Python
6 3 (4.48%) REXX
6 3 (4.48%) Tcl
7 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.99%) Java
8 1 (1.49%) XPath
8 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (67.16%) SC Cleared
1 45 (67.16%) Security Cleared
2 24 (35.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (23.88%) MCSA
4 15 (22.39%) MCITP
5 13 (19.40%) MCSE
5 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
5 13 (19.40%) MCTS
6 9 (13.43%) Degree
7 4 (5.97%) MCP
8 3 (4.48%) PMP
8 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.48%) CISSP
8 3 (4.48%) GCIA
9 2 (2.99%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) JSP 440
2 6 (8.96%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
1 16 (23.88%) Hyper-V
2 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
3 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.94%) vSphere
5 7 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (10.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.99%) Firmware
7 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (16.42%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (14.93%) Netcool
4 9 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (8.96%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (7.46%) SCCM
7 3 (4.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.99%) WMI
8 2 (2.99%) WSUS
9 1 (1.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (35.82%) HP
3 18 (26.87%) McAfee
4 17 (25.37%) VMware
5 12 (17.91%) Veritas
5 12 (17.91%) Citrix
6 9 (13.43%) Cisco
6 9 (13.43%) EMC
7 7 (10.45%) Riverbed
7 7 (10.45%) 3PAR
7 7 (10.45%) F5
7 7 (10.45%) Crossbeam
7 7 (10.45%) TippingPoint
7 7 (10.45%) Juniper
7 7 (10.45%) CheckPoint
8 6 (8.96%) ArcSight
9 4 (5.97%) CA
10 3 (4.48%) Altiris
11 2 (2.99%) Symantec
11 2 (2.99%) Brocade