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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 33.98% 43.43% 77.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 91.49% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 43
Average daily rate
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£335 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -11.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £270 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
40 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 38.83% 47.47% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 43
Average daily rate £335 £328 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -11.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £483 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 April 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 24 April 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 27 £347 +5.93%
Paisley 0 8 £127 -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (59.74%) SC Cleared
1 46 (59.74%) Security Cleared
2 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
5 26 (33.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (33.77%) SQL
6 24 (31.17%) HP
6 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
7 22 (28.57%) ITIL
8 19 (24.68%) McAfee
8 19 (24.68%) Change Management
8 19 (24.68%) Clustering
9 18 (23.38%) VMware
10 17 (22.08%) MCSA
10 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
10 17 (22.08%) Windows XP
10 17 (22.08%) Hyper-V
11 16 (20.78%) MCITP
12 15 (19.48%) PDA
12 15 (19.48%) Citrix
12 15 (19.48%) Firewall
13 14 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (18.18%) MCTS
13 14 (18.18%) SAN
13 14 (18.18%) MCSE
13 14 (18.18%) Incident Management
13 14 (18.18%) ISTQB
14 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
14 13 (16.88%) Veritas

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) Lync
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Office
2 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.19%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) Firewall
2 14 (18.18%) SAN
3 10 (12.99%) DNS
3 10 (12.99%) DHCP
4 7 (9.09%) Junos
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (9.09%) WAN
4 7 (9.09%) LAN
5 6 (7.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (7.79%) Network Security
6 3 (3.90%) NAS
7 2 (2.60%) SSL
7 2 (2.60%) SNMP
7 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.30%) SMS
8 1 (1.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.60%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) TestDirector
2 11 (14.29%) WinRunner
2 11 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (9.09%) MSI
4 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.90%) InstallShield
5 3 (3.90%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.30%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
1 2 (2.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (12.99%) Test Engineer
2 7 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (9.09%) Analyst
2 7 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
3 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (3.90%) Build Engineer
4 3 (3.90%) Security Engineer
4 3 (3.90%) Consultant
4 3 (3.90%) Server Support
5 2 (2.60%) Project Manager
5 2 (2.60%) Support Analyst
5 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (2.60%) Developer
5 2 (2.60%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (1.30%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (1.30%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (1.30%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) XML
2 11 (14.29%) HTML
3 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 7 (9.09%) .NET
4 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.19%) CSS
5 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.68%) Clustering
2 15 (19.48%) PDA
3 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.79%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (3.90%) Replication
8 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.60%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.30%) iSeries
9 1 (1.30%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
4 17 (22.08%) Windows XP
5 10 (12.99%) AIX
6 7 (9.09%) UNIX
7 6 (7.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) ITIL
2 19 (24.68%) Change Management
3 14 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
5 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
6 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 11 (14.29%) Service Management
7 10 (12.99%) Validation
8 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (7.79%) Information Security
10 6 (7.79%) Network Management
10 6 (7.79%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (7.79%) SIEM
11 5 (6.49%) Time Management
11 5 (6.49%) High Availability
11 5 (6.49%) Content Management
12 4 (5.19%) Migration
12 4 (5.19%) OOP
12 4 (5.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) SQL
2 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 9 (11.69%) VBScript
4 7 (9.09%) C#
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.79%) Python
5 6 (7.79%) Perl
5 6 (7.79%) VB
6 3 (3.90%) Tcl
6 3 (3.90%) REXX
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.60%) Java
8 1 (1.30%) XPath
8 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (59.74%) SC Cleared
1 46 (59.74%) Security Cleared
2 26 (33.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (22.08%) MCSA
4 16 (20.78%) MCITP
5 14 (18.18%) MCTS
5 14 (18.18%) MCSE
5 14 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 9 (11.69%) Degree
7 4 (5.19%) MCP
8 3 (3.90%) PMP
8 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
8 3 (3.90%) CISSP
8 3 (3.90%) GCIA
9 2 (2.60%) MCSD
10 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) JSP 440
2 6 (7.79%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
1 17 (22.08%) Hyper-V
2 12 (15.58%) VMware ESX
3 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.39%) vSphere
5 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.60%) Firmware
7 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (15.58%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (14.29%) Netcool
4 10 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (7.79%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (6.49%) SCCM
6 5 (6.49%) SCOM
6 5 (6.49%) NetBackup
6 5 (6.49%) Backup Exec
6 5 (6.49%) Nagios
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.60%) WSUS
8 2 (2.60%) WMI
9 1 (1.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.17%) HP
3 19 (24.68%) McAfee
4 18 (23.38%) VMware
5 15 (19.48%) Citrix
6 13 (16.88%) Veritas
7 11 (14.29%) EMC
8 9 (11.69%) Cisco
9 8 (10.39%) Symantec
10 7 (9.09%) 3PAR
10 7 (9.09%) TippingPoint
10 7 (9.09%) Riverbed
10 7 (9.09%) Crossbeam
10 7 (9.09%) F5
10 7 (9.09%) Juniper
10 7 (9.09%) CheckPoint
11 6 (7.79%) ArcSight
12 4 (5.19%) CA
13 3 (3.90%) Altiris
14 2 (2.60%) Oracle