The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Fife 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 1 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 47.06% 22.22% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £180 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £180 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £180 £185
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Windows
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Fife region.

Operating Systems Category
Fife
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 58.82% 22.22% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £360 £180 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £24.00
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 Fife

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Fife region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Fife region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Fife

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Fife region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Fife region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glenrothes 0 3 £360 -
Kirkcaldy - 2 - - 1
Dunfermline +1 1 - - 1
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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 4 (50.00%) VB
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Wyse
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WLAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Security Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support
1 2 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Physics
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
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