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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 27.45% 30.41% 73.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 72.58% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 36
Average daily rate
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£355 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £253 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £371 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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 Renfrewshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32 62 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 31.37% 41.89% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 52 36
Average daily rate £355 £324 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -13.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £371 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 +1 26 £355 +14.51%
Paisley - 2 - - 1
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 38 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 37 (52.86%) SC Cleared
3 33 (47.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (34.29%) HP
6 23 (32.86%) SQL
7 22 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (28.57%) ITIL
9 19 (27.14%) VMware
9 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
10 18 (25.71%) Windows 7
10 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
11 17 (24.29%) Change Management
12 16 (22.86%) SQL Server
12 16 (22.86%) XML
12 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (21.43%) Clustering
14 14 (20.00%) MSI
14 14 (20.00%) DNS
14 14 (20.00%) Citrix
14 14 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 13 (18.57%) MCSA
15 13 (18.57%) Hyper-V
16 12 (17.14%) DHCP
16 12 (17.14%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (15.71%) Migration
17 11 (15.71%) SAN
17 11 (15.71%) Windows XP
17 11 (15.71%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 10 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.29%) Lync
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Office
2 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.29%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) DNS
2 12 (17.14%) DHCP
3 11 (15.71%) SAN
4 5 (7.14%) Firewall
4 5 (7.14%) WAN
5 3 (4.29%) IPv4
5 3 (4.29%) LAN
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (4.29%) NAS
5 3 (4.29%) Junos
5 3 (4.29%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.86%) Network Security
6 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.86%) SNMP
6 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.86%) SSL
7 1 (1.43%) SMS
7 1 (1.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.86%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (20.00%) MSI
2 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.57%) TestDirector
4 5 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 5 (7.14%) WinRunner
5 3 (4.29%) InstallShield
5 3 (4.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Law
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (11.43%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (8.57%) Test Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Development Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (4.29%) DBA
4 3 (4.29%) Server Support
4 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) SQL DBA
5 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Build Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Support Analyst
5 2 (2.86%) Test Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Test Analyst
5 2 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.86%) XML
2 11 (15.71%) HTML
3 8 (11.43%) .NET
3 8 (11.43%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.57%) CSS
5 5 (7.14%) WPF
5 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.14%) XSD
5 5 (7.14%) WinForms
6 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Clustering
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 9 (12.86%) PDA
4 7 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.86%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.86%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.86%) Replication
7 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.43%) iSeries
8 1 (1.43%) AS400
8 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (25.71%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.71%) Windows XP
5 6 (8.57%) UNIX
6 5 (7.14%) AIX
7 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) ITIL
2 17 (24.29%) Change Management
3 11 (15.71%) Migration
3 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
4 8 (11.43%) Validation
5 7 (10.00%) Service Management
5 7 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
6 6 (8.57%) Content Management
6 6 (8.57%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.14%) OOP
7 5 (7.14%) OO
7 5 (7.14%) Server Building
7 5 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.71%) High Availability
8 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.29%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
3 11 (15.71%) C#
3 11 (15.71%) VBScript
4 8 (11.43%) REXX
4 8 (11.43%) Tcl
5 7 (10.00%) VB
6 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 37 (52.86%) SC Cleared
3 22 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (18.57%) MCSA
5 10 (14.29%) Degree
6 9 (12.86%) MCTS
6 9 (12.86%) MCITP
6 9 (12.86%) ISTQB
7 8 (11.43%) MCSE
8 4 (5.71%) MCP
9 2 (2.86%) MCSD
9 2 (2.86%) ISEB
10 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.57%) Hyper-V
4 12 (17.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (10.00%) VMware ESX
6 5 (7.14%) vSphere
7 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.86%) Firmware
9 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (10.00%) WMI
2 7 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (7.14%) SCCM
3 5 (7.14%) SCOM
3 5 (7.14%) Netcool
3 5 (7.14%) Nagios
3 5 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 5 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.86%) WSUS
4 2 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.29%) HP
3 19 (27.14%) VMware
4 14 (20.00%) Citrix
5 10 (14.29%) McAfee
6 8 (11.43%) Symantec
7 5 (7.14%) Veritas
7 5 (7.14%) EMC
7 5 (7.14%) F5
8 3 (4.29%) AppSense
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco
8 3 (4.29%) Juniper
8 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.29%) Crossbeam
8 3 (4.29%) TippingPoint
8 3 (4.29%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.86%) CA
9 2 (2.86%) NetApp
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle