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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 116 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 14.54% 14.20% 10.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.09% 58.44% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 30 51
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£270 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £91 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £412 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.61 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £9.90 £10.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.30 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
181 154 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.68% 24.29% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 71 103
Average daily rate £310 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £150 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.61 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.30 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.11 £15.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 55 (29.26%) Windows 7
3 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (20.74%) Security Cleared
5 38 (20.21%) Active Directory
6 37 (19.68%) Migration
7 33 (17.55%) SQL Server
8 32 (17.02%) SC Cleared
9 30 (15.96%) VMware
10 29 (15.43%) .NET
11 27 (14.36%) Oracle
11 27 (14.36%) SQL
11 27 (14.36%) Linux
11 27 (14.36%) Windows XP
12 26 (13.83%) C#
12 26 (13.83%) Finance
13 25 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (12.77%) Citrix
14 24 (12.77%) Java
15 20 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (10.11%) MS Office
17 16 (8.51%) ITIL
17 16 (8.51%) Degree
18 15 (7.98%) MCITP
19 14 (7.45%) ASP.NET
19 14 (7.45%) IIS
19 14 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
20 13 (6.91%) SCCM
21 12 (6.38%) SAN
21 12 (6.38%) Symantec

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.45%) IIS
2 10 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (4.79%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.66%) Lync
6 3 (1.60%) JBoss
6 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.53%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (10.11%) MS Office
2 10 (5.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) Office 365
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.38%) SAN
2 11 (5.85%) DHCP
2 11 (5.85%) DNS
3 8 (4.26%) HTTP
3 8 (4.26%) SSL
4 7 (3.72%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.19%) Firewall
6 3 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.60%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (1.60%) LDAP
7 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.06%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.06%) Network Security
7 2 (1.06%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.53%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.53%) NAS
8 1 (0.53%) Wireless
8 1 (0.53%) IPsec
8 1 (0.53%) Internet
8 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.85%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.53%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Fiddler
1 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.13%) WinRunner
2 4 (2.13%) TestDirector
2 4 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.06%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.53%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) Xcode
4 1 (0.53%) NUnit
4 1 (0.53%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 26 (13.83%) Finance
2 5 (2.66%) Banking
3 2 (1.06%) French Language
4 1 (0.53%) Electronics
4 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (15.43%) Developer
2 25 (13.30%) Analyst
3 13 (6.91%) Administrator
4 12 (6.38%) Desktop Support
4 12 (6.38%) Consultant
4 12 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 11 (5.85%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.32%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.79%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (4.79%) .NET Developer
8 7 (3.72%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.19%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (2.66%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (2.66%) DBA
10 5 (2.66%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.13%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.13%) Architect
11 4 (2.13%) Applications Support
11 4 (2.13%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.43%) .NET
2 14 (7.45%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.85%) Web Services
4 9 (4.79%) XML
5 7 (3.72%) HTML
6 6 (3.19%) Middleware
6 6 (3.19%) WCF
7 5 (2.66%) JSON
7 5 (2.66%) NHibernate
7 5 (2.66%) Oracle Streams
8 4 (2.13%) Apache Camel
8 4 (2.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 4 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.13%) WPF
9 3 (1.60%) HTML5
10 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.06%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.06%) CSS
10 2 (1.06%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.85%) Clustering
2 7 (3.72%) Client/Server
2 7 (3.72%) PDA
3 6 (3.19%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.19%) Replication
4 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.60%) NHS
5 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.06%) iPhone
6 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) SCADA
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (29.26%) Windows 7
2 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (14.36%) Linux
3 27 (14.36%) Windows XP
4 25 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.32%) UNIX
7 9 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.19%) Solaris
8 6 (3.19%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.66%) AIX
10 4 (2.13%) Android
11 3 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.68%) Migration
2 16 (8.51%) ITIL
3 11 (5.85%) ETL
4 10 (5.32%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (4.79%) Change Management
6 7 (3.72%) SOA
6 7 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (3.72%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (3.19%) Project Management
7 6 (3.19%) Information Security
7 6 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.19%) Software Testing
7 6 (3.19%) Multithreading
8 5 (2.66%) Data Migration
8 5 (2.66%) Test Automation
8 5 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.66%) Release Management
8 5 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (2.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (2.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.36%) SQL
2 26 (13.83%) C#
3 24 (12.77%) Java
4 9 (4.79%) VB
5 7 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.72%) C++
6 6 (3.19%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.13%) Perl
7 4 (2.13%) VBScript
8 3 (1.60%) Python
9 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.06%) C
9 2 (1.06%) VBA
10 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.53%) VB6
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (20.74%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.51%) Degree
5 15 (7.98%) MCITP
6 11 (5.85%) MCSE
6 11 (5.85%) MCSA
7 6 (3.19%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.66%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.13%) PMP
9 4 (2.13%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.13%) MCTS
10 3 (1.60%) HND
10 3 (1.60%) CCNA
10 3 (1.60%) CISSP
10 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.60%) VCP4
11 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.19%) XenApp
5 5 (2.66%) RACF
5 5 (2.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.13%) vSphere
7 2 (1.06%) Nmap
7 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.91%) SCCM
2 11 (5.85%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 8 (4.26%) SCOM
4 7 (3.72%) Data Guard
5 6 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (3.19%) Nagios
6 5 (2.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.13%) Netcool
8 3 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.06%) Legato
9 2 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.06%) Nessus
9 2 (1.06%) WMI
9 2 (1.06%) WSUS
9 2 (1.06%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.53%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 62 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.96%) VMware
3 27 (14.36%) Oracle
4 24 (12.77%) Citrix
5 12 (6.38%) Symantec
6 11 (5.85%) HP
7 9 (4.79%) Veritas
7 9 (4.79%) IBM
8 7 (3.72%) Dell
9 5 (2.66%) Sybase
9 5 (2.66%) CommVault
9 5 (2.66%) McAfee
10 4 (2.13%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.60%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.60%) NetApp
11 3 (1.60%) Lotus
11 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.60%) EMC
12 2 (1.06%) Siebel
13 1 (0.53%) Cisco
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