The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 26.72% 63.93% 48.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.39% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 22
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£350 £370 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £311 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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 Renfrewshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.66% 63.93% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 22
Average daily rate £358 £355 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Renfrewshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Renfrewshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 (80.82%) Security Cleared
2 58 (79.45%) SC Cleared
3 44 (60.27%) Microsoft
4 32 (43.84%) HP
5 31 (42.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (36.99%) VMware
8 25 (34.25%) SQL
9 23 (31.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
11 20 (27.40%) ITIL
11 20 (27.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 18 (24.66%) MCTS
13 17 (23.29%) MS Office
13 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (21.92%) Change Management
15 15 (20.55%) McAfee
15 15 (20.55%) MCITP
15 15 (20.55%) MCSA
15 15 (20.55%) DHCP
15 15 (20.55%) DNS
15 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
16 14 (19.18%) PowerShell
16 14 (19.18%) Veritas
17 13 (17.81%) Clustering
17 13 (17.81%) Firewall
17 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
18 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
18 12 (16.44%) VMware ESX
18 12 (16.44%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.48%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Office
2 10 (13.70%) MS Project
3 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (5.48%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) DHCP
1 15 (20.55%) DNS
2 13 (17.81%) Firewall
3 12 (16.44%) SAN
4 9 (12.33%) LAN
4 9 (12.33%) WAN
5 6 (8.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (6.85%) Junos
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (6.85%) Network Security
7 4 (5.48%) VLAN
7 4 (5.48%) IPv4
8 2 (2.74%) SSL
8 2 (2.74%) SNMP
8 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.74%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) WinRunner
1 11 (15.07%) TestDirector
1 11 (15.07%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.74%) MSI
2 2 (2.74%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.74%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.37%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.37%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 10 (13.70%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Build Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Test Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Architect
4 5 (6.85%) Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Release Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Consultant
6 2 (2.74%) Technical Manager
6 2 (2.74%) QA Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Security Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 1 (1.37%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (1.37%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 1 (1.37%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) HTML
1 10 (13.70%) XML
2 7 (9.59%) .NET
3 6 (8.22%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.48%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.74%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.37%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Clustering
2 11 (15.07%) PDA
2 11 (15.07%) Replication
3 8 (10.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.85%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (4.11%) EqualLogic
8 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.74%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (42.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
4 12 (16.44%) Windows XP
5 10 (13.70%) AIX
6 7 (9.59%) UNIX
6 7 (9.59%) Linux
7 1 (1.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) ITIL
2 16 (21.92%) Change Management
3 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
4 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
4 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
5 9 (12.33%) High Availability
6 6 (8.22%) SIEM
6 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.22%) Information Security
6 6 (8.22%) Service Management
7 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.85%) MODAF
7 5 (6.85%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.85%) Build Automation
7 5 (6.85%) Network Management
7 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.85%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (5.48%) Time Management
8 4 (5.48%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (15.07%) VBScript
4 6 (8.22%) Perl
4 6 (8.22%) Python
5 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.11%) C
6 2 (2.74%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) Java
6 2 (2.74%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) REXX
6 2 (2.74%) Tcl
7 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (80.82%) Security Cleared
2 58 (79.45%) SC Cleared
3 23 (31.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (24.66%) MCTS
5 15 (20.55%) MCITP
5 15 (20.55%) MCSA
6 10 (13.70%) MCSE
6 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
7 8 (10.96%) MCP
8 5 (6.85%) Degree
9 3 (4.11%) CISSP
9 3 (4.11%) PMP
9 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.11%) GCIA
10 1 (1.37%) CCNP
10 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.44%) VMware ESX
5 10 (13.70%) vSphere
6 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.11%) vCloud
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (27.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (15.07%) Netcool
3 10 (13.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (13.70%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (13.70%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (8.22%) SCCM
5 4 (5.48%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
7 1 (1.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 44 (60.27%) Microsoft
2 32 (43.84%) HP
3 27 (36.99%) VMware
4 15 (20.55%) McAfee
5 14 (19.18%) Veritas
6 12 (16.44%) Citrix
7 10 (13.70%) Altiris
8 7 (9.59%) ArcSight
8 7 (9.59%) Cisco
8 7 (9.59%) EMC
9 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.85%) Juniper
9 5 (6.85%) CA
9 5 (6.85%) Crossbeam
9 5 (6.85%) TippingPoint
9 5 (6.85%) Riverbed
9 5 (6.85%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.85%) F5
10 3 (4.11%) NetApp
10 3 (4.11%) Dell