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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 110 65 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.60% 9.82% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.28% 44.22% 60.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 27
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£275 £219 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £91 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £353 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £17.70 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -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
199 147 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.79% 22.21% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 68 53
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £101 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 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 1 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 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 80 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 54 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (25.24%) Windows 7
4 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
5 44 (20.95%) SC Cleared
6 43 (20.48%) SQL
7 42 (20.00%) UNIX
8 34 (16.19%) C#
8 34 (16.19%) Java
8 34 (16.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (16.19%) Finance
9 33 (15.71%) .NET
10 29 (13.81%) Active Directory
11 28 (13.33%) Windows XP
11 28 (13.33%) VMware
12 26 (12.38%) Linux
12 26 (12.38%) MS Office
13 25 (11.90%) SQL Server
13 25 (11.90%) Firewall
14 24 (11.43%) MS Excel
15 21 (10.00%) IIS
16 20 (9.52%) SCCM
17 19 (9.05%) ITIL
18 18 (8.57%) DNS
18 18 (8.57%) Multithreading
19 16 (7.62%) TCP/IP
19 16 (7.62%) Citrix
19 16 (7.62%) XML
20 15 (7.14%) C++
20 15 (7.14%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (10.00%) IIS
2 14 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.43%) Apache
8 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.95%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.95%) Confluence
9 2 (0.95%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.48%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (12.38%) MS Office
2 24 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.33%) Office 365
2 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.90%) Firewall
2 18 (8.57%) DNS
3 16 (7.62%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.67%) HTTP
5 12 (5.71%) DHCP
5 12 (5.71%) SAN
6 11 (5.24%) LAN
6 11 (5.24%) WAN
7 9 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (3.33%) Wireless
9 5 (2.38%) SSL
9 5 (2.38%) LDAP
9 5 (2.38%) VPN
10 4 (1.90%) DMZ
10 4 (1.90%) IPsec
11 3 (1.43%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.43%) X.509
11 3 (1.43%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.38%) KDB
4 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.95%) Ingres
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.48%) EDMS
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.86%) MSI
2 5 (2.38%) Subversion
2 5 (2.38%) Fiddler
3 3 (1.43%) Maven
3 3 (1.43%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.43%) Ant
4 2 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.95%) JIRA
4 2 (0.95%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.48%) CodeRush
5 1 (0.48%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.48%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.48%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.48%) Selenium
5 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.48%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 34 (16.19%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Banking
3 5 (2.38%) Front Office
4 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (21.43%) Developer
2 22 (10.48%) Analyst
3 14 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 14 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 13 (6.19%) Desktop Support
5 11 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (5.24%) WPF Developer
6 10 (4.76%) Consultant
7 9 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.33%) C++ Developer
8 7 (3.33%) Administrator
8 7 (3.33%) Applications Support
8 7 (3.33%) Architect
8 7 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
8 7 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (3.33%) IT Support
9 6 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) .NET Developer
9 6 (2.86%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.71%) .NET
2 16 (7.62%) XML
3 15 (7.14%) HTML
3 15 (7.14%) WCF
4 14 (6.67%) WinForms
5 12 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 11 (5.24%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.24%) WPF
7 9 (4.29%) LINQ
8 8 (3.81%) Application Packaging
8 8 (3.81%) ATL
8 8 (3.81%) COM+
8 8 (3.81%) DCOM
8 8 (3.81%) CSS
8 8 (3.81%) JSP
8 8 (3.81%) STL
8 8 (3.81%) Middleware
8 8 (3.81%) OLE DB
9 7 (3.33%) MFC
10 6 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 7 (3.33%) Replication
1 7 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (1.90%) Clustering
2 4 (1.90%) Cryptography
2 4 (1.90%) DataPower
2 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.43%) CESG
3 3 (1.43%) PKI
4 2 (0.95%) Device Driver
4 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.95%) E-Learning
4 2 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (0.95%) RMADS
4 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.48%) iPhone
5 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 53 (25.24%) Windows 7
3 42 (20.00%) UNIX
4 34 (16.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 26 (12.38%) Linux
7 14 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.33%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.86%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.95%) AIX
12 1 (0.48%) Solaris
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.48%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.48%) MVS
12 1 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.05%) ITIL
2 18 (8.57%) Multithreading
3 12 (5.71%) Project Management
3 12 (5.71%) Change Management
3 12 (5.71%) Migration
4 11 (5.24%) Unit Testing
4 11 (5.24%) MVVM
5 10 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 10 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 7 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 7 (3.33%) ETL
7 6 (2.86%) Workflow
7 6 (2.86%) Information Security
7 6 (2.86%) Release Management
7 6 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 6 (2.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.48%) SQL
2 34 (16.19%) C#
2 34 (16.19%) Java
3 15 (7.14%) C++
4 13 (6.19%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.81%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.86%) VBScript
8 4 (1.90%) VB
8 4 (1.90%) Perl
9 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.95%) Korn
11 1 (0.48%) VC++
11 1 (0.48%) Python
11 1 (0.48%) Tcl
11 1 (0.48%) PHP
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
2 44 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.67%) Degree
4 9 (4.29%) CISSP
5 8 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.81%) CCSP
5 8 (3.81%) CEH
6 7 (3.33%) GIAC
6 7 (3.33%) SSCP
7 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.38%) MCP
9 4 (1.90%) MCSA
10 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.43%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.43%) HND
11 2 (0.95%) MCSE
12 1 (0.48%) ISEB
12 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.48%) MCTS
12 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 29 (13.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.90%) vSphere
6 3 (1.43%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.48%) Samba
7 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (9.52%) SCCM
2 8 (3.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.43%) Puppet
4 3 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.48%) WSUS
6 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.48%) MIIS
6 1 (0.48%) Netcool
6 1 (0.48%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 80 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.33%) VMware
3 16 (7.62%) Citrix
4 14 (6.67%) Oracle
5 11 (5.24%) IBM
6 10 (4.76%) HP
7 8 (3.81%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.33%) Symantec
8 7 (3.33%) Cisco
8 7 (3.33%) McAfee
9 6 (2.86%) Altiris
9 6 (2.86%) Sybase
10 5 (2.38%) EMC
11 4 (1.90%) Meru Networks
11 4 (1.90%) ForgeRock
11 4 (1.90%) Apple
11 4 (1.90%) Juniper
12 2 (0.95%) NetApp
12 2 (0.95%) Veritas
12 2 (0.95%) RightFax
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