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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 27.33% 60.71% 79.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.49% 85.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 9
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£346 £356 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £286 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £525 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
59 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.33% 71.43% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 17 9
Average daily rate £340 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -2 40 £346 -4.35%
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 72 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 69 (82.14%) SC Cleared
3 54 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 36 (42.86%) HP
5 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
7 29 (34.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 25 (29.76%) VMware
9 24 (28.57%) SQL
9 24 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 23 (27.38%) VBScript
11 20 (23.81%) DHCP
11 20 (23.81%) DNS
12 18 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 18 (21.43%) ITIL
12 18 (21.43%) Workflow
12 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (20.24%) Change Management
14 15 (17.86%) Software Packaging
15 14 (16.67%) Altiris
15 14 (16.67%) Citrix
16 13 (15.48%) VMware ESX
16 13 (15.48%) Application Packaging
16 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
17 12 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (14.29%) SAN
17 12 (14.29%) Windows XP
17 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 12 (14.29%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (13.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.76%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.38%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.19%) Lync
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.29%) MS Office
3 10 (11.90%) MS Project
4 6 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.38%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.81%) DHCP
1 20 (23.81%) DNS
2 12 (14.29%) SAN
3 5 (5.95%) LAN
3 5 (5.95%) WAN
3 5 (5.95%) X.500
4 2 (2.38%) Firewall
4 2 (2.38%) SMS
4 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.38%) IPv4
4 2 (2.38%) VLAN
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.19%) Network Security
5 1 (1.19%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.19%) Junos
5 1 (1.19%) NAS
5 1 (1.19%) SSL
5 1 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) TestDirector
2 6 (7.14%) MSI
2 6 (7.14%) WinRunner
2 6 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.19%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.19%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Applications Packager
2 13 (15.48%) Build Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Architect
4 10 (11.90%) Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Release Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Software Packager
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) Software Packaging
2 13 (15.48%) Application Packaging
3 10 (11.90%) XML
4 6 (7.14%) Middleware
5 5 (5.95%) HTML
6 4 (4.76%) .NET
7 2 (2.38%) Web Services
7 2 (2.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Storage
2 9 (10.71%) Replication
3 8 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 8 (9.52%) PDA
3 8 (9.52%) Fat Client
4 7 (8.33%) Clustering
5 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.38%) PKI
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.19%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.19%) Firmware
7 1 (1.19%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.14%) AIX
6 2 (2.38%) UNIX
7 1 (1.19%) HPUX
7 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) ITIL
1 18 (21.43%) Workflow
2 17 (20.24%) Change Management
3 10 (11.90%) Service Management
4 9 (10.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 7 (8.33%) Build Automation
6 7 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (8.33%) MODAF
6 7 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 6 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.95%) High Availability
8 5 (5.95%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.57%) Migration
10 2 (2.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.57%) SQL
2 23 (27.38%) VBScript
3 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.95%) C
5 3 (3.57%) VB
6 2 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) REXX
7 1 (1.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 69 (82.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.71%) MCITP
4 9 (10.71%) MCSA
5 8 (9.52%) MCTS
5 8 (9.52%) ISTQB
6 6 (7.14%) MCSE
7 2 (2.38%) MCP
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
8 1 (1.19%) CCNP
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.48%) VMware ESX
4 12 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (9.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) vSphere
7 1 (1.19%) vCloud
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (34.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (9.52%) Netcool
4 7 (8.33%) SCCM
5 6 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (5.95%) MIIS
7 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 36 (42.86%) HP
3 25 (29.76%) VMware
4 14 (16.67%) Altiris
4 14 (16.67%) Citrix
5 10 (11.90%) AppSense
6 7 (8.33%) Veritas
6 7 (8.33%) McAfee
7 2 (2.38%) CA
8 1 (1.19%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.19%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.19%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.19%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.19%) F5
8 1 (1.19%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.19%) Informatica
8 1 (1.19%) NetApp
8 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.19%) Dell
8 1 (1.19%) EMC