The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Glasgow region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 88 106 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.81% 11.71% 11.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.83% 47.53% 63.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 69 27
Average daily rate £300 £310 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £145 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.45 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -51.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.24 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.05 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
184 223 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 26.78% 24.64% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 120 39
Average daily rate £375 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.43 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Scotland

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 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 94 (52.81%) Microsoft
2 63 (35.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (34.27%) Security Cleared
4 58 (32.58%) SC Cleared
5 54 (30.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (28.65%) MS Office
6 51 (28.65%) Windows 7
7 41 (23.03%) Active Directory
8 37 (20.79%) Windows XP
9 32 (17.98%) SQL Server
10 30 (16.85%) .NET
11 29 (16.29%) SQL
11 29 (16.29%) VMware
12 27 (15.17%) SCCM
13 25 (14.04%) C#
14 24 (13.48%) Oracle
14 24 (13.48%) XML
15 22 (12.36%) HTML
15 22 (12.36%) Finance
16 21 (11.80%) Java
17 20 (11.24%) UNIX
17 20 (11.24%) PowerShell
18 19 (10.67%) ITIL
18 19 (10.67%) Linux
18 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
19 18 (10.11%) DNS
20 17 (9.55%) DHCP
20 17 (9.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
21 16 (8.99%) SharePoint
22 15 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.74%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.62%) IIS
4 9 (5.06%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.81%) Apache
5 5 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.69%) LiveLink
6 3 (1.69%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.69%) Lync
7 2 (1.12%) Confluence
7 2 (1.12%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 51 (28.65%) MS Office
2 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.81%) InfoPath
4 4 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.93%) Office 365
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.11%) DNS
2 17 (9.55%) DHCP
3 11 (6.18%) SAN
4 10 (5.62%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.49%) Firewall
6 6 (3.37%) LAN
6 6 (3.37%) WAN
7 5 (2.81%) NAS
8 4 (2.25%) VPN
8 4 (2.25%) HTTP
8 4 (2.25%) Kerberos
8 4 (2.25%) SSL
9 3 (1.69%) X.509
9 3 (1.69%) LDAP
9 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.12%) IPsec
11 1 (0.56%) Wireless
11 1 (0.56%) Internet
11 1 (0.56%) X.500
11 1 (0.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.18%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.62%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.81%) IDOL
6 5 (2.81%) MySQL
6 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.25%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Subversion
2 9 (5.06%) MSI
3 7 (3.93%) Maven
4 6 (3.37%) InstallShield
5 4 (2.25%) Gradle
5 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.25%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.25%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (2.25%) RSpec
5 4 (2.25%) JBehave
5 4 (2.25%) JIRA
5 4 (2.25%) WATIR
5 4 (2.25%) Selenium
5 4 (2.25%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.25%) JUnit
6 3 (1.69%) Ant
6 3 (1.69%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.12%) Hudson
7 2 (1.12%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (12.36%) Finance
2 10 (5.62%) Banking
3 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (15.17%) Analyst
2 19 (10.67%) Support Analyst
3 17 (9.55%) Developer
4 15 (8.43%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (7.30%) Desktop Support
5 13 (7.30%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.06%) Consultant
8 8 (4.49%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (3.37%) Designer
10 6 (3.37%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Deployment Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Technical Support
11 5 (2.81%) Build Engineer
12 4 (2.25%) Architect
12 4 (2.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.85%) .NET
2 24 (13.48%) XML
3 22 (12.36%) HTML
4 11 (6.18%) CSS
4 11 (6.18%) .NET Framework
5 9 (5.06%) HTML5
6 8 (4.49%) JSON
6 8 (4.49%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.49%) XSLT
7 7 (3.93%) Ajax
8 6 (3.37%) Apache Camel
8 6 (3.37%) Application Packaging
9 5 (2.81%) jQuery
10 4 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.25%) WCF
11 3 (1.69%) Software Packaging
11 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (1.69%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (1.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.74%) Replication
2 9 (5.06%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.37%) Clustering
4 4 (2.25%) PKI
5 3 (1.69%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) CMDB
7 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (35.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 54 (30.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 51 (28.65%) Windows 7
4 37 (20.79%) Windows XP
5 20 (11.24%) UNIX
6 19 (10.67%) Linux
7 9 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.93%) Solaris
9 6 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.37%) AIX
10 5 (2.81%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.81%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.25%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.56%) MVS
12 1 (0.56%) Android
12 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.67%) ITIL
2 15 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (7.30%) Migration
4 10 (5.62%) Unit Testing
5 7 (3.93%) TDD
5 7 (3.93%) Project Management
5 7 (3.93%) ETL
6 6 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (3.37%) SOA
6 6 (3.37%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.81%) Software Engineering
7 5 (2.81%) Waterfall
7 5 (2.81%) Software Distribution
8 4 (2.25%) Inmon Methodology
8 4 (2.25%) User Stories
8 4 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (2.25%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (2.25%) ATDD
8 4 (2.25%) Test Strategy
8 4 (2.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.29%) SQL
2 25 (14.04%) C#
3 21 (11.80%) Java
4 20 (11.24%) PowerShell
5 11 (6.18%) C++
6 10 (5.62%) VBScript
7 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.37%) VB
9 5 (2.81%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.81%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.81%) Python
10 4 (2.25%) Groovy
10 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.12%) VC++
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (34.27%) Security Cleared
2 58 (32.58%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.06%) Degree
5 7 (3.93%) MCSE
6 4 (2.25%) MCP
7 3 (1.69%) MCDST
8 2 (1.12%) MCSA
8 2 (1.12%) HND
9 1 (0.56%) CISM
9 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CISSP
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCNP
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) MCSD
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 41 (23.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.37%) vSphere
5 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.69%) XenApp
6 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.56%) Samba
8 1 (0.56%) NFS
8 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (15.17%) SCCM
2 17 (9.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (6.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (4.49%) Netcool
5 7 (3.93%) Puppet
5 7 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.37%) Tivoli
7 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.12%) WMI
8 2 (1.12%) SCOM
9 1 (0.56%) Legato
9 1 (0.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.56%) MIIS
9 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.56%) WSUS
9 1 (0.56%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 94 (52.81%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.29%) VMware
3 24 (13.48%) Oracle
4 12 (6.74%) Citrix
5 11 (6.18%) IBM
6 10 (5.62%) HP
7 9 (5.06%) Altiris
8 7 (3.93%) Kofax
9 6 (3.37%) McAfee
9 6 (3.37%) Cisco
9 6 (3.37%) Veritas
10 5 (2.81%) Meridio
11 4 (2.25%) EMC
12 3 (1.69%) Dell
12 3 (1.69%) Symantec
12 3 (1.69%) Sybase
12 3 (1.69%) ForgeRock
13 2 (1.12%) F5
13 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
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