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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 72 105 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.67% 13.58% 13.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.80% 58.33% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 65 23
Average daily rate £250 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £93 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £101.75 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+601.72% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £14.10 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.35 £16.28 £103.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
139 180 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.53% 23.29% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 115 66
Average daily rate £300 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £94 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 67 (44.08%) Microsoft
2 61 (40.13%) Windows Server
3 60 (39.47%) Windows 7
4 57 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 40 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (25.66%) VMware
7 33 (21.71%) Security Cleared
8 32 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (18.42%) SQL
10 24 (15.79%) MS Office
10 24 (15.79%) Citrix
11 22 (14.47%) SQL Server
11 22 (14.47%) MCSE
11 22 (14.47%) Windows XP
11 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (13.82%) Linux
13 20 (13.16%) Finance
13 20 (13.16%) Software Testing
14 19 (12.50%) .NET
15 18 (11.84%) MS Exchange
15 18 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (10.53%) SCCM
16 16 (10.53%) Java
16 16 (10.53%) Clustering
17 14 (9.21%) MCTS
17 14 (9.21%) C#
17 14 (9.21%) PowerShell
18 13 (8.55%) DNS
18 13 (8.55%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.58%) IIS
3 6 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.63%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.97%) JBoss
7 2 (1.32%) CICS
7 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.66%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.66%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (15.79%) MS Office
2 11 (7.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.66%) InDesign
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.55%) DNS
1 13 (8.55%) SAN
2 9 (5.92%) DHCP
2 9 (5.92%) WAN
3 8 (5.26%) LAN
4 7 (4.61%) Firewall
4 7 (4.61%) HTTP
4 7 (4.61%) SSL
4 7 (4.61%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.29%) LDAP
6 4 (2.63%) Kerberos
6 4 (2.63%) VLAN
6 4 (2.63%) X.500
7 3 (1.97%) NAS
7 3 (1.97%) VPN
8 2 (1.32%) 3G
8 2 (1.32%) ADSL
8 2 (1.32%) Broadband
8 2 (1.32%) Skype
9 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.66%) Ingres
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.24%) HP UFT
1 11 (7.24%) WinRunner
2 9 (5.92%) TestDirector
3 8 (5.26%) MSI
4 7 (4.61%) Fiddler
4 7 (4.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.32%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.66%) FishEye
6 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.66%) JIRA
6 1 (0.66%) Maven
6 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 20 (13.16%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Legal
3 7 (4.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Front Office
4 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (21.05%) Analyst
2 11 (7.24%) Desktop Support
2 11 (7.24%) Test Analyst
3 10 (6.58%) Applications Packager
3 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (6.58%) Support Engineer
4 9 (5.92%) Administrator
4 9 (5.92%) Developer
4 9 (5.92%) IT Support
5 8 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 7 (4.61%) Messaging Engineer
6 7 (4.61%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (3.95%) Active Directory Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (3.95%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) IT Engineer
8 5 (3.29%) Exchange Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (7.89%) Web Services
3 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.32%) CSS
4 2 (1.32%) Drools
4 2 (1.32%) HTML
4 2 (1.32%) XML
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (0.66%) Flash
5 1 (0.66%) iBATIS
5 1 (0.66%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Clustering
2 11 (7.24%) Replication
3 8 (5.26%) PDA
4 6 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.95%) NHS
5 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.63%) PKI
7 3 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.32%) Animation
8 2 (1.32%) Celerra
8 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.66%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (40.13%) Windows Server
2 60 (39.47%) Windows 7
3 40 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (14.47%) Windows XP
6 21 (13.82%) Linux
7 12 (7.89%) Unix
7 12 (7.89%) Windows 8
8 10 (6.58%) AIX
9 6 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.95%) Solaris
10 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.32%) CentOS
11 2 (1.32%) MVS
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.16%) Software Testing
2 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (7.89%) Migration
3 11 (7.24%) ITIL
3 11 (7.24%) Test Automation
3 11 (7.24%) Test Scripting
4 10 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (6.58%) Change Management
4 10 (6.58%) Service Management
5 9 (5.92%) Application Packaging
6 7 (4.61%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (3.95%) OO
7 6 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.95%) Workflow
8 5 (3.29%) Process Improvement
8 5 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.29%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.29%) Waterfall
9 4 (2.63%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.63%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.42%) SQL
2 16 (10.53%) Java
3 14 (9.21%) C#
3 14 (9.21%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.92%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.29%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.29%) Python
6 4 (2.63%) Perl
7 3 (1.97%) VBScript
8 2 (1.32%) AWK
8 2 (1.32%) C-shell
8 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.32%) R
8 2 (1.32%) sed
8 2 (1.32%) VB
9 1 (0.66%) C++
9 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.66%) VBA
9 1 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 33 (21.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (14.47%) MCSE
4 14 (9.21%) MCTS
5 12 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.24%) MCSA
7 10 (6.58%) ISTQB
7 10 (6.58%) MCITP
8 9 (5.92%) Degree
8 9 (5.92%) MCP
9 5 (3.29%) CISSP
10 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.32%) ISEB
11 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.66%) CCNA
11 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) QA
2 4 (2.63%) SLA
3 3 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 57 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.61%) XenApp
6 5 (3.29%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) NFS
8 2 (1.32%) Samba
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.66%) vSphere
9 1 (0.66%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 16 (10.53%) SCCM
2 9 (5.92%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 7 (4.61%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.95%) SCOM
6 5 (3.29%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (3.29%) Nagios
6 5 (3.29%) Netcool
7 3 (1.97%) Perfmon
8 2 (1.32%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.32%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.66%) Puppet
9 1 (0.66%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 67 (44.08%) Microsoft
2 39 (25.66%) VMware
3 24 (15.79%) Citrix
4 10 (6.58%) Oracle
5 9 (5.92%) Cisco
6 7 (4.61%) HP
6 7 (4.61%) Veritas
7 6 (3.95%) IBM
7 6 (3.95%) Intel Security
7 6 (3.95%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.95%) Symantec
8 5 (3.29%) Dell
8 5 (3.29%) EMC
9 3 (1.97%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.97%) Adobe
9 3 (1.97%) Apple
9 3 (1.97%) Brocade
9 3 (1.97%) Veeam
10 2 (1.32%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
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