The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 106 72 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.28% 11.11% 9.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.36% 45.86% 59.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 31
Average daily rate
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£265 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £102 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £86.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.92% +517.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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 Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
195 157 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.60% 24.23% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 60
Average daily rate £300 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £102 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £86.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.92% +517.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 77 (36.32%) Microsoft
2 57 (26.89%) Windows 7
3 51 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (21.70%) SQL
5 45 (21.23%) Security Cleared
6 42 (19.81%) SC Cleared
7 41 (19.34%) UNIX
8 36 (16.98%) Java
9 34 (16.04%) C#
10 33 (15.57%) Finance
11 32 (15.09%) .NET
12 31 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
14 28 (13.21%) MS Office
15 27 (12.74%) SQL Server
15 27 (12.74%) Windows XP
16 26 (12.26%) Linux
17 25 (11.79%) VMware
18 24 (11.32%) Firewall
19 23 (10.85%) MS Excel
20 21 (9.91%) IIS
21 20 (9.43%) ITIL
22 19 (8.96%) SCCM
23 18 (8.49%) Multithreading
23 18 (8.49%) XML
24 17 (8.02%) C++
24 17 (8.02%) Citrix
25 16 (7.55%) TCP/IP
25 16 (7.55%) Oracle
26 15 (7.08%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 21 (9.91%) IIS
2 15 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.83%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.42%) Apache
8 3 (1.42%) LiveLink
8 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.94%) Confluence
9 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.47%) Lync
10 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (13.21%) MS Office
2 23 (10.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.89%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.30%) Office 365
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.32%) Firewall
2 16 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.08%) DNS
4 14 (6.60%) HTTP
5 11 (5.19%) LAN
5 11 (5.19%) WAN
5 11 (5.19%) SAN
6 10 (4.72%) DHCP
7 9 (4.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (3.30%) Wireless
9 5 (2.36%) LDAP
9 5 (2.36%) SSL
10 4 (1.89%) DMZ
10 4 (1.89%) VPN
10 4 (1.89%) IPsec
11 3 (1.42%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.42%) X.509
11 3 (1.42%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.36%) KDB
5 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.94%) Ingres
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) EDMS
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) MSI
1 5 (2.36%) Subversion
1 5 (2.36%) Fiddler
2 3 (1.42%) Maven
2 3 (1.42%) Ant
3 2 (0.94%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.94%) JIRA
3 2 (0.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.47%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.47%) CodeRush
4 1 (0.47%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.47%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.47%) TestDirector
General
1 33 (15.57%) Finance
2 14 (6.60%) Banking
3 5 (2.36%) Front Office
4 1 (0.47%) Electronics
4 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (20.75%) Developer
2 24 (11.32%) Analyst
3 15 (7.08%) Desktop Support
4 14 (6.60%) Support Analyst
4 14 (6.60%) C# Developer
5 11 (5.19%) WPF Developer
6 10 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (4.25%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.77%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.77%) Administrator
9 7 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.30%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.30%) Architect
9 7 (3.30%) C++ Developer
9 7 (3.30%) IT Support
9 7 (3.30%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (2.83%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (2.83%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (2.83%) Consultant
11 5 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.09%) .NET
2 18 (8.49%) XML
3 15 (7.08%) WCF
4 14 (6.60%) WinForms
4 14 (6.60%) HTML
5 11 (5.19%) ASP.NET
5 11 (5.19%) WPF
6 10 (4.72%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.25%) LINQ
8 8 (3.77%) Middleware
8 8 (3.77%) OLE DB
8 8 (3.77%) ATL
8 8 (3.77%) COM+
8 8 (3.77%) DCOM
8 8 (3.77%) JSP
8 8 (3.77%) STL
9 7 (3.30%) MFC
9 7 (3.30%) Application Packaging
10 6 (2.83%) HTML5
10 6 (2.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.30%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.36%) Replication
4 4 (1.89%) Clustering
4 4 (1.89%) Cryptography
4 4 (1.89%) DataPower
5 3 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.42%) PKI
5 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.42%) CESG
5 3 (1.42%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.94%) NHS
6 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.94%) RMADS
6 2 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.89%) Windows 7
2 51 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (19.34%) UNIX
4 31 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (12.74%) Windows XP
6 26 (12.26%) Linux
7 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.30%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.36%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.94%) AIX
12 1 (0.47%) Solaris
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.43%) ITIL
2 18 (8.49%) Multithreading
3 13 (6.13%) Migration
4 12 (5.66%) Change Management
5 11 (5.19%) Project Management
5 11 (5.19%) MVVM
5 11 (5.19%) Unit Testing
6 10 (4.72%) Performance Management
6 10 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (3.77%) ETL
7 8 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 7 (3.30%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (3.30%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.30%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.83%) SOA
9 6 (2.83%) Risk Management
9 6 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (2.83%) ITIL V3
9 6 (2.83%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (2.36%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.70%) SQL
2 36 (16.98%) Java
3 34 (16.04%) C#
4 17 (8.02%) C++
5 13 (6.13%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.30%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.83%) VBScript
8 4 (1.89%) VB
8 4 (1.89%) Perl
9 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.94%) Korn
10 1 (0.47%) C
10 1 (0.47%) VC++
10 1 (0.47%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) Tcl
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (21.23%) Security Cleared
2 42 (19.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.08%) Degree
4 8 (3.77%) CEH
4 8 (3.77%) CCSP
4 8 (3.77%) CISSP
4 8 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.30%) SSCP
5 7 (3.30%) GIAC
6 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.89%) MCP
8 3 (1.42%) HND
8 3 (1.42%) MCSA
8 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.94%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.47%) MCSE
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB
10 1 (0.47%) MCTS
10 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.36%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.89%) vSphere
6 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.42%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.47%) Samba
8 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (8.96%) SCCM
2 6 (2.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.42%) Puppet
3 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
5 1 (0.47%) MIIS
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.47%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 77 (36.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.79%) VMware
3 17 (8.02%) Citrix
4 16 (7.55%) Oracle
5 13 (6.13%) IBM
6 11 (5.19%) HP
7 8 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.30%) Cisco
9 6 (2.83%) Sybase
9 6 (2.83%) Symantec
9 6 (2.83%) McAfee
10 5 (2.36%) EMC
11 4 (1.89%) Altiris
11 4 (1.89%) Meru Networks
11 4 (1.89%) ForgeRock
11 4 (1.89%) Apple
11 4 (1.89%) Juniper
12 3 (1.42%) RightFax
12 3 (1.42%) Open Text
13 2 (0.94%) AppSense
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