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 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 100 85 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.40% 14.29% 11.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.88% 58.22% 54.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 55
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£310 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £92 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.29 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £10.60 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.14 £103.00 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- -6.68%
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
167 146 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.39% 24.54% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 66 93
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £150 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.25 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £125.00 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 January 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 26 January 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 59 (32.24%) Microsoft
2 49 (26.78%) Windows 7
3 39 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (18.03%) Security Cleared
4 33 (18.03%) SQL
5 32 (17.49%) Migration
6 31 (16.94%) Active Directory
7 30 (16.39%) SQL Server
8 28 (15.30%) VMware
8 28 (15.30%) SC Cleared
9 27 (14.75%) .NET
10 26 (14.21%) Finance
11 25 (13.66%) C#
11 25 (13.66%) Java
11 25 (13.66%) Oracle
11 25 (13.66%) Windows XP
12 22 (12.02%) Linux
12 22 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (11.48%) MS Office
13 21 (11.48%) Citrix
14 18 (9.84%) UNIX
15 16 (8.74%) ETL
15 16 (8.74%) Degree
16 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (7.10%) SAN
17 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
17 13 (7.10%) XML
17 13 (7.10%) C++
17 13 (7.10%) IIS
17 13 (7.10%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (7.10%) IIS
2 10 (5.46%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.73%) Lync
5 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.64%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.09%) LiveLink
7 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (11.48%) MS Office
2 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.28%) Office 365
2 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.10%) SAN
2 9 (4.92%) HTTP
2 9 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.83%) Firewall
3 7 (3.83%) SSL
4 6 (3.28%) DNS
4 6 (3.28%) DHCP
5 3 (1.64%) IPsec
5 3 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.09%) Wireless
6 2 (1.09%) Internet
6 2 (1.09%) LAN
6 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.55%) VPN
7 1 (0.55%) VoIP
7 1 (0.55%) WAN
7 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.56%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.73%) Fiddler
1 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.09%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.09%) WinRunner
2 2 (1.09%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.55%) NUnit
3 1 (0.55%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.55%) Selenium
3 1 (0.55%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.55%) CodeRush
3 1 (0.55%) GoogleTest
General
1 26 (14.21%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.09%) French Language
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (16.94%) Developer
2 26 (14.21%) Analyst
3 12 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
3 12 (6.56%) Administrator
3 12 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (6.01%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.46%) Support Analyst
5 10 (5.46%) Consultant
6 9 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.83%) Architect
8 7 (3.83%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) DBA
9 6 (3.28%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.73%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.73%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.73%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.19%) Service Analyst
11 4 (2.19%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.75%) .NET
2 13 (7.10%) XML
3 11 (6.01%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.92%) HTML
4 9 (4.92%) Web Services
5 8 (4.37%) WCF
6 7 (3.83%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.28%) WPF
7 6 (3.28%) Oracle Streams
8 5 (2.73%) Apache Camel
8 5 (2.73%) JSON
9 4 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (2.19%) HTML5
9 4 (2.19%) STL
9 4 (2.19%) Middleware
10 3 (1.64%) WinForms
10 3 (1.64%) CSS
10 3 (1.64%) LINQ
10 3 (1.64%) NHibernate
11 2 (1.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.28%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.28%) Replication
3 5 (2.73%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.73%) PDA
4 4 (2.19%) Clustering
5 3 (1.64%) NHS
5 3 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.64%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) iPhone
7 1 (0.55%) iPad
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.78%) Windows 7
2 39 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (13.66%) Windows XP
4 22 (12.02%) Linux
4 22 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (9.84%) UNIX
6 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.83%) Solaris
7 7 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.73%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.64%) Android
9 3 (1.64%) AIX
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.49%) Migration
2 16 (8.74%) ETL
3 10 (5.46%) Change Management
3 10 (5.46%) Multithreading
4 9 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (4.37%) SOA
5 8 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.83%) ITIL
6 7 (3.83%) Unit Testing
6 7 (3.83%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.28%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.28%) Information Security
8 5 (2.73%) Performance Management
8 5 (2.73%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.19%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.19%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.19%) Validation
10 3 (1.64%) Workflow
10 3 (1.64%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.03%) SQL
2 25 (13.66%) C#
2 25 (13.66%) Java
3 13 (7.10%) C++
4 10 (5.46%) VB
5 6 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.73%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.73%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.19%) Perl
8 3 (1.64%) VBScript
8 3 (1.64%) Python
9 2 (1.09%) C
10 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) VB6
10 1 (0.55%) Ruby
10 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.30%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.74%) Degree
4 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.37%) MCITP
6 6 (3.28%) MCSE
6 6 (3.28%) MCSA
7 5 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.19%) HND
9 3 (1.64%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.64%) PMP
9 3 (1.64%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.64%) CISSP
10 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.09%) CCNP
10 2 (1.09%) CCNA
10 2 (1.09%) GCIA
10 2 (1.09%) MCTS
10 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 31 (16.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (2.73%) RACF
4 5 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.19%) vSphere
6 3 (1.64%) XenApp
6 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.09%) Nmap
7 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (7.10%) SCCM
2 8 (4.37%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.28%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.09%) Netcool
7 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.09%) Nessus
7 2 (1.09%) WSUS
7 2 (1.09%) CA Endevor
7 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.09%) SCOM
7 2 (1.09%) Legato
8 1 (0.55%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (32.24%) Microsoft
2 28 (15.30%) VMware
3 25 (13.66%) Oracle
4 21 (11.48%) Citrix
5 12 (6.56%) IBM
6 9 (4.92%) HP
7 8 (4.37%) Dell
7 8 (4.37%) Veritas
8 7 (3.83%) Symantec
9 5 (2.73%) CommVault
10 4 (2.19%) NetApp
11 3 (1.64%) Lotus
11 3 (1.64%) EMC
11 3 (1.64%) Cisco
11 3 (1.64%) Sybase
11 3 (1.64%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.09%) RightFax
12 2 (1.09%) McAfee
12 2 (1.09%) Altiris
12 2 (1.09%) Open Text
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