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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 112 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 7.13% 13.59% 10.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.58% 53.85% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 46
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £102 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.30 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.25 £31.00 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
165 208 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.97% 25.24% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 88 81
Average daily rate £339 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £133 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £31.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 51 (31.29%) Microsoft
2 46 (28.22%) Windows 7
3 40 (24.54%) Active Directory
4 37 (22.70%) Linux
5 30 (18.40%) Finance
5 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (17.79%) Security Cleared
7 28 (17.18%) VMware
8 27 (16.56%) Java
9 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
9 26 (15.95%) Windows XP
10 25 (15.34%) Citrix
11 22 (13.50%) ITIL
11 22 (13.50%) UNIX
12 21 (12.88%) MS Office
13 19 (11.66%) Oracle
13 19 (11.66%) SQL
13 19 (11.66%) Migration
13 19 (11.66%) SCCM
14 18 (11.04%) C#
15 17 (10.43%) SC Cleared
16 16 (9.82%) .NET
17 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (7.98%) Symantec
18 13 (7.98%) Service Management
19 12 (7.36%) Clustering
19 12 (7.36%) NetBackup
19 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
19 12 (7.36%) Hyper-V
19 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 11 (6.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (3.68%) JBoss
2 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.07%) IIS
3 5 (3.07%) NetWeaver
3 5 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.84%) WorkSite
5 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.23%) Lync
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.23%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (12.88%) MS Office
2 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.61%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.84%) Office 365
2 3 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.23%) Engine Yard
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.75%) DHCP
1 11 (6.75%) DNS
2 7 (4.29%) SAN
3 5 (3.07%) Firewall
3 5 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (1.84%) Network Security
4 3 (1.84%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.84%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (1.84%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.84%) Internet
4 3 (1.84%) WAN
4 3 (1.84%) SSL
4 3 (1.84%) HTTP
4 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.84%) LDAP
5 2 (1.23%) LAN
5 2 (1.23%) VoIP
5 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.61%) VLAN
6 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.07%) SAP HANA
5 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.23%) MySQL
8 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.07%) JIRA
2 5 (3.07%) MSI
3 4 (2.45%) AdminStudio
3 4 (2.45%) Maven
3 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.84%) Subversion
4 3 (1.84%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.23%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.23%) WinRunner
5 2 (1.23%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.23%) FishEye
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.61%) Hudson
6 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.61%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.61%) Ant
6 1 (0.61%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.61%) Xcode
6 1 (0.61%) InstallShield
General
1 30 (18.40%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Banking
3 4 (2.45%) Legal
4 3 (1.84%) Games
4 3 (1.84%) Back Office
4 3 (1.84%) Law
4 3 (1.84%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (14.72%) Analyst
2 15 (9.20%) Developer
3 11 (6.75%) Consultant
4 10 (6.13%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.52%) Software Engineer
5 9 (5.52%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (4.91%) Designer
6 8 (4.91%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Administrator
7 7 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (4.29%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.68%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.68%) Server Engineer
8 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.07%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.82%) .NET
2 8 (4.91%) Web Services
3 5 (3.07%) XML
3 5 (3.07%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.07%) SAP Basis
4 4 (2.45%) Middleware
5 3 (1.84%) HTML
5 3 (1.84%) NHibernate
5 3 (1.84%) CSS
5 3 (1.84%) Flash
5 3 (1.84%) WCF
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle Streams
5 3 (1.84%) Drools
5 3 (1.84%) HTML5
6 2 (1.23%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.23%) iBATIS
6 2 (1.23%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Clustering
2 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.68%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.84%) New Media
5 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.84%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.84%) Celerra
5 3 (1.84%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.23%) iPad
6 2 (1.23%) iPhone
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) PDA
6 2 (1.23%) SCADA
6 2 (1.23%) CMDB
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.23%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.22%) Windows 7
2 37 (22.70%) Linux
3 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (15.95%) Windows XP
5 22 (13.50%) UNIX
6 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.91%) AIX
8 8 (4.91%) Solaris
8 8 (4.91%) Android
9 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
9 7 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.23%) webOS
12 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.50%) ITIL
2 19 (11.66%) Migration
3 13 (7.98%) Service Management
4 11 (6.75%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (6.13%) Project Management
5 10 (6.13%) Software Engineering
6 8 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.29%) OO
8 6 (3.68%) ETL
8 6 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (3.68%) Time Management
8 6 (3.68%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.07%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (3.07%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.07%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.07%) Content Management
9 5 (3.07%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.56%) Java
2 19 (11.66%) SQL
3 18 (11.04%) C#
4 9 (5.52%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.07%) ABAP
7 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.84%) VB
8 3 (1.84%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.84%) Python
8 3 (1.84%) Perl
8 3 (1.84%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) VBScript
9 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.23%) Ruby
9 2 (1.23%) Korn
10 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.13%) Degree
5 7 (4.29%) MCSA
5 7 (4.29%) MCITP
6 5 (3.07%) MCSE
6 5 (3.07%) MCP
7 4 (2.45%) MCTS
8 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.84%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.23%) PMP
9 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.23%) HND
9 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.61%) CCNA
10 1 (0.61%) CISSP
10 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.61%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (24.54%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.36%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.29%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.68%) vSphere
7 5 (3.07%) XenApp
8 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (11.66%) SCCM
2 12 (7.36%) NetBackup
3 9 (5.52%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.91%) Nagios
4 8 (4.91%) SCOM
5 4 (2.45%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.23%) WMI
7 2 (1.23%) Netcool
7 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.23%) Capistrano
7 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.61%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.61%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.61%) DameWare
Vendors
1 51 (31.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.18%) VMware
3 25 (15.34%) Citrix
4 19 (11.66%) Oracle
5 13 (7.98%) Symantec
6 9 (5.52%) Cisco
7 8 (4.91%) HP
8 7 (4.29%) EMC
8 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.07%) Veritas
9 5 (3.07%) SAP
10 4 (2.45%) McAfee
11 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.84%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.84%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (1.84%) Sybase
11 3 (1.84%) Dell
12 2 (1.23%) IBM
12 2 (1.23%) CommVault
12 2 (1.23%) AppSense
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