The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 138 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 30.80% 29.09% 32.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.66% 88.89% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 21 35
Median daily rate £321 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
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
169 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 37.72% 32.73% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 22 49
Median daily rate £321 £343 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £423 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -1 137 £321 -8.28% 1
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 142 (69.95%) Active Directory
2 132 (65.02%) Microsoft
3 130 (64.04%) Security Cleared
4 124 (61.08%) Windows Server
5 122 (60.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 116 (57.14%) PowerShell
7 104 (51.23%) SC Cleared
8 100 (49.26%) SQL
9 94 (46.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 94 (46.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 83 (40.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 78 (38.42%) VMware
12 76 (37.44%) HP
13 67 (33.00%) SQL Server
14 66 (32.51%) ITIL
15 62 (30.54%) DNS
15 62 (30.54%) MS Excel
15 62 (30.54%) Citrix
16 59 (29.06%) MCSE
17 56 (27.59%) MCSA
18 52 (25.62%) Hyper-V
19 48 (23.65%) SAN
20 47 (23.15%) DHCP
21 46 (22.66%) AIX
21 46 (22.66%) VBScript
22 44 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
22 44 (21.67%) Office 365
23 42 (20.69%) Clustering
24 41 (20.20%) Migration
24 41 (20.20%) Change Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (19.70%) OpenStack
2 38 (18.72%) MS Exchange
3 35 (17.24%) SharePoint
4 33 (16.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (12.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (10.84%) Skype for Business
8 15 (7.39%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (3.45%) IIS
10 6 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.96%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.97%) Apache
11 4 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.97%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.97%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.48%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 62 (30.54%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.94%) MS Office
3 3 (1.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 44 (21.67%) Office 365
2 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.49%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (30.54%) DNS
2 48 (23.65%) SAN
3 47 (23.15%) DHCP
4 21 (10.34%) Firewall
5 19 (9.36%) Skype
6 14 (6.90%) NAS
7 11 (5.42%) SSL
8 10 (4.93%) iSCSI
8 10 (4.93%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.94%) HTTP
9 8 (3.94%) HTTPS
9 8 (3.94%) SNMP
10 6 (2.96%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.46%) SMTP
11 5 (2.46%) WAN
12 4 (1.97%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.48%) LAN
14 2 (0.99%) VPN
15 1 (0.49%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (33.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) MySQL
5 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (14.78%) HP UFT
1 30 (14.78%) WinRunner
2 28 (13.79%) TestDirector
3 9 (4.43%) MSI
4 7 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.48%) Build Forge
7 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.99%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 22 (10.84%) Analyst
1 22 (10.84%) Test Analyst
2 19 (9.36%) Wintel Engineer
3 18 (8.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (8.87%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 16 (7.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 10 (4.93%) Messaging Engineer
6 9 (4.43%) Active Directory Engineer
6 9 (4.43%) Software Engineer
6 9 (4.43%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (3.45%) Administrator
7 7 (3.45%) Windows Specialist
8 5 (2.46%) Consultant
8 5 (2.46%) Development Engineer
8 5 (2.46%) Infrastructure Tester
8 5 (2.46%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (2.46%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (2.46%) Test Manager
8 5 (2.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.87%) XML
2 16 (7.88%) Middleware
3 11 (5.42%) Regular Expression
4 8 (3.94%) WinForms
4 8 (3.94%) WPF
4 8 (3.94%) XSD
5 7 (3.45%) .NET
5 7 (3.45%) CSS
6 6 (2.96%) jQuery
6 6 (2.96%) XSLT
7 4 (1.97%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (1.48%) J2EE
8 3 (1.48%) JSON
9 2 (0.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.69%) Clustering
2 25 (12.32%) PDA
3 24 (11.82%) Computer Science
4 21 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.90%) PKI
6 11 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.43%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.94%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.94%) Replication
9 7 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.46%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.97%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.48%) User Experience
13 2 (0.99%) CESG
13 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.99%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 124 (61.08%) Windows Server
2 122 (60.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (46.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (40.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (22.66%) AIX
6 41 (20.20%) Windows XP
7 31 (15.27%) Windows 7
8 21 (10.34%) Linux
9 18 (8.87%) Solaris
10 14 (6.90%) Unix
11 13 (6.40%) HPUX
12 8 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.97%) OS/390
14 3 (1.48%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.99%) Android
15 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.51%) ITIL
2 41 (20.20%) Change Management
2 41 (20.20%) Migration
3 34 (16.75%) Software Testing
4 30 (14.78%) Test Automation
5 28 (13.79%) Test Scripting
6 24 (11.82%) Load Balancing
7 17 (8.37%) Unit Testing
8 14 (6.90%) High Availability
8 14 (6.90%) Prototyping
9 13 (6.40%) Service Management
10 11 (5.42%) ITSM
10 11 (5.42%) Release Management
11 10 (4.93%) Conflict Management
11 10 (4.93%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.43%) Software Distribution
13 8 (3.94%) Mentoring
13 8 (3.94%) Performance Management
13 8 (3.94%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (3.45%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 100 (49.26%) SQL
3 46 (22.66%) VBScript
4 19 (9.36%) Java
5 18 (8.87%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.37%) Perl
7 13 (6.40%) C#
8 11 (5.42%) Python
9 9 (4.43%) C
10 8 (3.94%) Bourne shell
10 8 (3.94%) C++
10 8 (3.94%) Jython
10 8 (3.94%) Korn
11 6 (2.96%) PHP
11 6 (2.96%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.48%) Groovy
13 2 (0.99%) COBOL
13 2 (0.99%) PL/1
13 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 130 (64.04%) Security Cleared
2 104 (51.23%) SC Cleared
3 94 (46.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (29.06%) MCSE
5 56 (27.59%) MCSA
6 37 (18.23%) MCTS
7 36 (17.73%) MCITP
8 30 (14.78%) Degree
9 28 (13.79%) ISTQB
10 16 (7.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (6.40%) DV Cleared
12 8 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (3.45%) CISSP
13 7 (3.45%) MCP
14 6 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.49%) OCA
15 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.46%) SLA
System Software
1 142 (69.95%) Active Directory
2 52 (25.62%) Hyper-V
3 44 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (13.30%) VMware ESX
5 17 (8.37%) Terminal Services
6 16 (7.88%) vSphere
6 16 (7.88%) XenApp
7 7 (3.45%) DFS Replication
8 5 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.97%) Firmware
10 1 (0.49%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.49%) UAG
10 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (17.73%) Netcool
2 28 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (9.36%) SCCM
4 18 (8.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 14 (6.90%) SCOM
7 11 (5.42%) BladeLogic
7 11 (5.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (4.43%) WSUS
9 8 (3.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 8 (3.94%) HP SiteScope
9 8 (3.94%) Puppet
9 8 (3.94%) SCOrch
9 8 (3.94%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.96%) SCVMM
11 5 (2.46%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (1.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 132 (65.02%) Microsoft
2 78 (38.42%) VMware
3 76 (37.44%) HP
4 62 (30.54%) Citrix
5 30 (14.78%) Veritas
6 29 (14.29%) Intel Security
7 23 (11.33%) CA
8 15 (7.39%) IronPort
9 13 (6.40%) IBM
9 13 (6.40%) Red Hat
10 12 (5.91%) Altiris
10 12 (5.91%) Symantec
11 10 (4.93%) Oracle
12 8 (3.94%) BMC
12 8 (3.94%) Dell
13 7 (3.45%) 3PAR
14 5 (2.46%) AppSense
14 5 (2.46%) arcserve
14 5 (2.46%) EMC
14 5 (2.46%) Lumension