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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 105 88 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.76% 12.70% 11.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.26% 47.83% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 27 71
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £92 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £14.11 £15.00 £12.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.93% +20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.30 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.02 £16.10 £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
190 184 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.28% 26.55% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 86 121
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.35% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £17.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 64 (32.32%) Microsoft
2 52 (26.26%) Windows 7
3 47 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (21.21%) Active Directory
5 39 (19.70%) SQL Server
6 37 (18.69%) Security Cleared
7 36 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 35 (17.68%) Migration
9 34 (17.17%) Linux
10 32 (16.16%) .NET
10 32 (16.16%) VMware
11 31 (15.66%) Finance
11 31 (15.66%) SC Cleared
12 29 (14.65%) Java
12 29 (14.65%) C#
13 28 (14.14%) Oracle
14 27 (13.64%) Citrix
15 26 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (12.63%) SQL
17 22 (11.11%) MS Office
18 20 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (9.09%) UNIX
20 17 (8.59%) ITIL
21 16 (8.08%) MS Excel
21 16 (8.08%) Symantec
21 16 (8.08%) SCCM
22 15 (7.58%) ASP.NET
22 15 (7.58%) NetBackup
23 14 (7.07%) IIS
23 14 (7.07%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (7.07%) IIS
2 10 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (4.04%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.53%) Lync
5 5 (2.53%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.52%) JBoss
6 3 (1.52%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.52%) WorkSite
7 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 22 (11.11%) MS Office
2 16 (8.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Office 365
2 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.06%) DNS
1 12 (6.06%) SAN
2 11 (5.56%) DHCP
3 9 (4.55%) HTTP
3 9 (4.55%) SSL
4 7 (3.54%) Firewall
4 7 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.02%) Network Security
6 3 (1.52%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (1.52%) LDAP
6 3 (1.52%) LAN
6 3 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.01%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.01%) WAN
7 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.01%) NAS
7 2 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.01%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.51%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.53%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Fiddler
1 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.02%) WinRunner
2 4 (2.02%) TestDirector
2 4 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.01%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.51%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.51%) Hudson
4 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
4 1 (0.51%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.51%) Xcode
4 1 (0.51%) NUnit
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) Maven
General
1 31 (15.66%) Finance
2 5 (2.53%) Banking
3 3 (1.52%) Law
3 3 (1.52%) Legal
3 3 (1.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.01%) French Language
5 1 (0.51%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (14.65%) Developer
2 28 (14.14%) Analyst
3 16 (8.08%) Consultant
4 15 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (6.57%) Administrator
5 13 (6.57%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.05%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.05%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.54%) Designer
11 6 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (2.53%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Applications Support
12 5 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.53%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (2.53%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Architect
12 5 (2.53%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.16%) .NET
2 15 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 14 (7.07%) Web Services
4 7 (3.54%) Middleware
5 6 (3.03%) XML
5 6 (3.03%) WCF
6 5 (2.53%) SAP Basis
6 5 (2.53%) NHibernate
7 4 (2.02%) HTML
7 4 (2.02%) WPF
7 4 (2.02%) JSON
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Streams
8 3 (1.52%) Apache Camel
8 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.01%) STL
9 2 (1.01%) JSP
9 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.01%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.57%) Clustering
2 8 (4.04%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.54%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.54%) PDA
3 7 (3.54%) Replication
4 5 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.01%) iPhone
7 1 (0.51%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
7 1 (0.51%) CESG
7 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.51%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.26%) Windows 7
2 47 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 34 (17.17%) Linux
5 26 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (9.09%) UNIX
7 13 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.04%) AIX
10 7 (3.54%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.03%) Android
11 6 (3.03%) Solaris
12 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.01%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.68%) Migration
2 17 (8.59%) ITIL
3 10 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (4.04%) ETL
4 8 (4.04%) Project Management
4 8 (4.04%) Service Management
4 8 (4.04%) Change Management
5 7 (3.54%) Information Security
5 7 (3.54%) SOA
5 7 (3.54%) PRINCE2
5 7 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (3.54%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (3.03%) Software Engineering
6 6 (3.03%) Software Testing
6 6 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.53%) OO
7 5 (2.53%) OOD
7 5 (2.53%) Release Management
7 5 (2.53%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.65%) Java
1 29 (14.65%) C#
2 25 (12.63%) SQL
3 7 (3.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.54%) VB
4 6 (3.03%) C++
4 6 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.53%) Perl
5 5 (2.53%) ABAP
5 5 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.02%) Python
7 3 (1.52%) VBScript
8 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.01%) VBA
8 2 (1.01%) Korn
9 1 (0.51%) C
9 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.66%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.07%) MCITP
5 11 (5.56%) MCSE
5 11 (5.56%) MCSA
6 8 (4.04%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.04%) Degree
7 5 (2.53%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.53%) PMP
7 5 (2.53%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.02%) CISSP
8 4 (2.02%) MCTS
9 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.52%) CCNA
10 2 (1.01%) MCP
10 2 (1.01%) CCNP
10 2 (1.01%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.05%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.53%) XenApp
4 5 (2.53%) RACF
4 5 (2.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.52%) vSphere
6 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (8.08%) SCCM
2 15 (7.58%) NetBackup
3 10 (5.05%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.55%) SCOM
5 7 (3.54%) Nagios
6 6 (3.03%) Data Guard
6 6 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.02%) Netcool
9 3 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.52%) WSUS
10 2 (1.01%) CA Endevor
10 2 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.01%) Nessus
10 2 (1.01%) Nmap
10 2 (1.01%) WMI
10 2 (1.01%) Legato
10 2 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (32.32%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.16%) VMware
3 28 (14.14%) Oracle
4 27 (13.64%) Citrix
5 16 (8.08%) Symantec
6 10 (5.05%) HP
7 8 (4.04%) Dell
8 7 (3.54%) Veritas
9 6 (3.03%) IBM
9 6 (3.03%) CommVault
9 6 (3.03%) McAfee
10 5 (2.53%) EMC
10 5 (2.53%) Sybase
10 5 (2.53%) Business Objects
10 5 (2.53%) SAP
11 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.02%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.52%) ForgeRock
12 3 (1.52%) NetApp
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