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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 107 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.83% 14.21% 12.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.56% 52.71% 52.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 54
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £102 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 5
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £24.00 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
149 203 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.39% 26.96% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 92 82
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £123 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £24.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 53 (32.52%) Microsoft
2 47 (28.83%) Windows 7
3 41 (25.15%) Active Directory
4 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
4 32 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (18.40%) Linux
6 29 (17.79%) Windows XP
7 28 (17.18%) SQL Server
7 28 (17.18%) Citrix
8 26 (15.95%) Finance
8 26 (15.95%) VMware
9 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
10 23 (14.11%) MS Office
11 22 (13.50%) Java
12 21 (12.88%) Migration
13 20 (12.27%) C#
13 20 (12.27%) .NET
13 20 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (11.66%) Oracle
14 19 (11.66%) ITIL
15 17 (10.43%) UNIX
15 17 (10.43%) SCCM
16 16 (9.82%) SQL
17 14 (8.59%) MCITP
18 13 (7.98%) Clustering
19 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
19 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
19 12 (7.36%) Symantec
20 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
20 11 (6.75%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (6.13%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.52%) IIS
3 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.07%) NetWeaver
5 4 (2.45%) JBoss
6 3 (1.84%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.84%) WorkSite
6 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.23%) Lync
7 2 (1.23%) Apache
7 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (14.11%) MS Office
2 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.84%) Office 365
2 3 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.23%) Engine Yard
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.13%) DHCP
1 10 (6.13%) DNS
2 7 (4.29%) SAN
3 5 (3.07%) SSL
3 5 (3.07%) HTTP
4 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.45%) Firewall
5 3 (1.84%) WAN
5 3 (1.84%) Internet
5 3 (1.84%) LDAP
5 3 (1.84%) Network Security
5 3 (1.84%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.23%) NAS
6 2 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.23%) LAN
6 2 (1.23%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.61%) VLAN
7 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.91%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.07%) SAP HANA
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.23%) MySQL
6 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.07%) JIRA
2 5 (3.07%) TestDirector
2 5 (3.07%) MSI
3 4 (2.45%) AdminStudio
3 4 (2.45%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.45%) WinRunner
3 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.84%) Fiddler
4 3 (1.84%) Subversion
4 3 (1.84%) Maven
5 2 (1.23%) FishEye
6 1 (0.61%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.61%) Hudson
6 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.61%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.61%) Xcode
General
1 26 (15.95%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Legal
3 3 (1.84%) Games
3 3 (1.84%) Banking
3 3 (1.84%) Back Office
3 3 (1.84%) Law
3 3 (1.84%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.23%) French Language
5 1 (0.61%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (15.34%) Analyst
2 18 (11.04%) Developer
3 12 (7.36%) Wintel Engineer
4 11 (6.75%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.52%) Consultant
5 9 (5.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (4.91%) Administrator
6 8 (4.91%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.29%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.29%) Service Analyst
7 7 (4.29%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.29%) Designer
8 6 (3.68%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Applications Packager
10 4 (2.45%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.27%) .NET
2 11 (6.75%) Web Services
3 10 (6.13%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.68%) XML
4 6 (3.68%) WCF
5 5 (3.07%) SAP Basis
5 5 (3.07%) NHibernate
6 4 (2.45%) Middleware
6 4 (2.45%) CSS
6 4 (2.45%) HTML
7 3 (1.84%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.84%) HTML5
7 3 (1.84%) Flash
8 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.23%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Streams
9 1 (0.61%) jQuery
9 1 (0.61%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.98%) Clustering
2 11 (6.75%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.07%) PDA
3 5 (3.07%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.07%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) New Media
5 3 (1.84%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.23%) iPhone
6 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.61%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) SCADA
7 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.83%) Windows 7
2 32 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (18.40%) Linux
4 29 (17.79%) Windows XP
5 17 (10.43%) UNIX
6 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.52%) AIX
9 7 (4.29%) Solaris
9 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.68%) Android
11 5 (3.07%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.61%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.88%) Migration
2 19 (11.66%) ITIL
3 11 (6.75%) Project Management
3 11 (6.75%) Service Management
4 9 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (4.29%) Change Management
5 7 (4.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (4.29%) OO
5 7 (4.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (3.68%) OOD
6 6 (3.68%) Time Management
7 5 (3.07%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.07%) Test Scripting
7 5 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (3.07%) Software Testing
8 4 (2.45%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.45%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.50%) Java
2 20 (12.27%) C#
3 16 (9.82%) SQL
4 7 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.29%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.07%) ABAP
5 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.45%) C++
7 3 (1.84%) Perl
7 3 (1.84%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.84%) Python
7 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.84%) VB
8 2 (1.23%) Ruby
8 2 (1.23%) Korn
8 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.59%) MCITP
5 11 (6.75%) MCSA
6 10 (6.13%) MCSE
6 10 (6.13%) Degree
7 5 (3.07%) MCTS
7 5 (3.07%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.45%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.84%) PMP
9 3 (1.84%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.84%) MCP
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.23%) CCNA
11 1 (0.61%) CISSP
11 1 (0.61%) HND
11 1 (0.61%) CCNP
11 1 (0.61%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) SLA
1 2 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (6.13%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.68%) VMware ESX
3 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.45%) XenApp
5 3 (1.84%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) SCCM
2 11 (6.75%) NetBackup
3 9 (5.52%) Backup Exec
4 7 (4.29%) SCOM
4 7 (4.29%) Nagios
5 5 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.45%) Data Guard
6 4 (2.45%) Netcool
6 4 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.84%) WSUS
8 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.23%) Capistrano
8 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.23%) WMI
9 1 (0.61%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.61%) Nessus
9 1 (0.61%) Nmap
Vendors
1 53 (32.52%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.18%) Citrix
3 26 (15.95%) VMware
4 19 (11.66%) Oracle
5 12 (7.36%) Symantec
6 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.68%) McAfee
7 6 (3.68%) Veritas
7 6 (3.68%) HP
8 5 (3.07%) Sybase
8 5 (3.07%) Business Objects
8 5 (3.07%) SAP
9 4 (2.45%) Cisco
9 4 (2.45%) EMC
10 3 (1.84%) Dell
10 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.84%) ForgeRock
11 2 (1.23%) AppSense
11 2 (1.23%) Qualys
11 2 (1.23%) IBM
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