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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 72 93 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 10.13% 15.45% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.80% 60.78% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 46
Average daily rate
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£325 £311 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +24.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £125 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £16.33 £67.25 £15.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.71% +324.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £149.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
139 153 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.55% 25.42% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 77 70
Average daily rate £350 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £199 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £420 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £16.33 £125.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.93% +647.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £160.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 26 November 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 26 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 62 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 48 (26.37%) Windows 7
3 46 (25.27%) SQL
4 44 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (18.13%) Security Cleared
6 32 (17.58%) Java
6 32 (17.58%) Finance
7 29 (15.93%) Linux
8 27 (14.84%) SC Cleared
9 26 (14.29%) C#
9 26 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 25 (13.74%) UNIX
10 25 (13.74%) Migration
11 23 (12.64%) .NET
11 23 (12.64%) Multithreading
12 21 (11.54%) Degree
12 21 (11.54%) VMware
13 20 (10.99%) Oracle
13 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
13 20 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (9.89%) Windows XP
15 17 (9.34%) XML
15 17 (9.34%) MS Office
15 17 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (8.79%) C++
17 15 (8.24%) IIS
17 15 (8.24%) MS Exchange
17 15 (8.24%) ETL
17 15 (8.24%) WCF
17 15 (8.24%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 15 (8.24%) IIS
1 15 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.65%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.65%) LiveLink
4 3 (1.65%) Lync
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) JBoss
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (9.34%) MS Office
2 11 (6.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Office 365
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.04%) DNS
1 11 (6.04%) SAN
1 11 (6.04%) DHCP
2 10 (5.49%) HTTP
2 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.95%) Firewall
4 4 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.20%) Wireless
4 4 (2.20%) WAN
4 4 (2.20%) LAN
5 3 (1.65%) VoIP
5 3 (1.65%) Internet
5 3 (1.65%) IPsec
5 3 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.65%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.10%) H.323
6 2 (1.10%) SSL
6 2 (1.10%) VPN
7 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.49%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.75%) KDB
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) Ingres
8 1 (0.55%) DTS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.55%) EDMS
8 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (1.10%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.10%) MSI
1 2 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.55%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.55%) Subversion
2 1 (0.55%) Selenium
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.55%) GoogleTest
2 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.55%) CodeRush
2 1 (0.55%) CppUnit
General
1 32 (17.58%) Finance
2 13 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (2.75%) Front Office
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (24.73%) Developer
2 19 (10.44%) Analyst
3 17 (9.34%) Java Developer
4 12 (6.59%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (6.04%) C# Developer
5 11 (6.04%) WPF Developer
6 10 (5.49%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.49%) Consultant
6 10 (5.49%) Administrator
7 8 (4.40%) Architect
8 7 (3.85%) C++ Developer
9 6 (3.30%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.30%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) DBA
10 5 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.75%) Service Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (2.20%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (2.20%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.64%) .NET
2 17 (9.34%) XML
3 15 (8.24%) WCF
4 12 (6.59%) WPF
5 10 (5.49%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.95%) WinForms
6 9 (4.95%) Middleware
6 9 (4.95%) LINQ
7 8 (4.40%) OLE DB
7 8 (4.40%) STL
7 8 (4.40%) ATL
7 8 (4.40%) COM+
7 8 (4.40%) DCOM
7 8 (4.40%) HTML
8 7 (3.85%) MFC
8 7 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.75%) Oracle Streams
10 5 (2.75%) JSON
10 5 (2.75%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.20%) Clustering
4 3 (1.65%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.65%) Replication
4 3 (1.65%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.10%) iPhone
5 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.10%) CESG
5 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.55%) DataPower
6 1 (0.55%) PDA
6 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.37%) Windows 7
2 44 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (15.93%) Linux
4 25 (13.74%) UNIX
5 20 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (9.89%) Windows XP
7 17 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.30%) Solaris
10 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.10%) AIX
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.74%) Migration
2 23 (12.64%) Multithreading
3 15 (8.24%) ETL
4 13 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (6.04%) MVVM
5 11 (6.04%) Performance Management
5 11 (6.04%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (5.49%) ITIL
6 10 (5.49%) Change Management
7 9 (4.95%) Unit Testing
8 7 (3.85%) SOA
8 7 (3.85%) Project Management
8 7 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.85%) Low Latency
9 6 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.75%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.75%) Algorithmic Trading
10 5 (2.75%) Market Making
11 4 (2.20%) Data Migration
11 4 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.27%) SQL
2 32 (17.58%) Java
3 26 (14.29%) C#
4 16 (8.79%) C++
5 9 (4.95%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.30%) VB
7 3 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.10%) Korn
8 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.10%) Perl
8 2 (1.10%) VBScript
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) VBA
9 1 (0.55%) Tcl
9 1 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (18.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.54%) Degree
4 5 (2.75%) HND
5 4 (2.20%) CISSP
5 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.65%) CCSP
6 3 (1.65%) SSCP
6 3 (1.65%) GIAC
6 3 (1.65%) CEH
6 3 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.10%) MCITP
7 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.10%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.10%) MCSA
8 1 (0.55%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB
8 1 (0.55%) MCTS
8 1 (0.55%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.30%) vSphere
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.65%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.65%) XenApp
6 3 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.10%) RACF
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) SCCM
2 5 (2.75%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.65%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.55%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.55%) Netcool
5 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.55%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 62 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.54%) VMware
3 20 (10.99%) Oracle
4 14 (7.69%) IBM
5 13 (7.14%) Citrix
6 7 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.85%) HP
7 6 (3.30%) Veritas
8 5 (2.75%) Dell
8 5 (2.75%) Symantec
9 4 (2.20%) Cisco
9 4 (2.20%) Sybase
10 3 (1.65%) Lotus
10 3 (1.65%) NetApp
10 3 (1.65%) Open Text
10 3 (1.65%) Altiris
10 3 (1.65%) RightFax
11 2 (1.10%) AppSense
11 2 (1.10%) EMC
11 2 (1.10%) CommVault
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