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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 11.54% 10.53% 7.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 28.57% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£85 - £85
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year
- -7.12%
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
6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 23.08% 36.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £85 - £85
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 £12.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 2015. 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
Dunfermline -4 1 - - 1
Glenrothes - - - -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) SCOM
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) CommVault
5 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) L2TP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) RIP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
3 1 (12.50%) IPsec
3 1 (12.50%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Physics
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCDST
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) CommVault
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco