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 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 17.24% 27.78% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 71.43% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£115 £180 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.25 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
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
8 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 27.59% 38.89% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate £115 £180 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% -2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Fife

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Fife region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram 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 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 1 - -
Glenrothes - - - -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VB
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Wyse
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) HSRP
2 1 (10.00%) RIP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) OSPF
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) L2TP
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
1 2 (20.00%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) VB
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Wyse
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) CommVault