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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 22.88% 26.71% 65.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.14% 72.22% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 15
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£348 £340 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £248 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £389 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
35 54 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 29.66% 36.99% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 51 15
Average daily rate £338 £336 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 24 £348 +2.20%
Paisley - 2 - -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 37 (63.79%) Security Cleared
2 35 (60.34%) SC Cleared
3 30 (51.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
4 23 (39.66%) SQL
5 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
5 21 (36.21%) HP
6 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (32.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (31.03%) MSI
8 18 (31.03%) PowerShell
9 17 (29.31%) XML
9 17 (29.31%) VMware
10 16 (27.59%) Change Management
10 16 (27.59%) C#
10 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
11 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (24.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (24.14%) ITIL
13 12 (20.69%) .NET
13 12 (20.69%) Citrix
13 12 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
14 11 (18.97%) SAN
14 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
14 11 (18.97%) Performance Management
14 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
15 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
15 10 (17.24%) VBScript
15 10 (17.24%) REXX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.45%) Lync
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) SAN
2 9 (15.52%) DNS
3 5 (8.62%) WAN
3 5 (8.62%) DHCP
3 5 (8.62%) Firewall
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (5.17%) NAS
4 3 (5.17%) Junos
4 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
4 3 (5.17%) LAN
4 3 (5.17%) IPv4
5 2 (3.45%) X.500
5 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.45%) LDAP
5 2 (3.45%) Network Security
5 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.72%) IPsec
6 1 (1.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.45%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) MSI
2 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.17%) InstallShield
3 3 (5.17%) AdminStudio
4 2 (3.45%) WinRunner
4 2 (3.45%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (12.07%) Software Engineer
1 7 (12.07%) Software Development Engineer
1 7 (12.07%) Development Engineer
2 4 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (6.90%) Developer
2 4 (6.90%) DBA
2 4 (6.90%) SQL DBA
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
3 3 (5.17%) Tools Developer
4 2 (3.45%) Technical Leader
4 2 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Test Manager
4 2 (3.45%) Test Engineer
4 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
5 1 (1.72%) Coordinator
5 1 (1.72%) Analyst
5 1 (1.72%) Server Support
5 1 (1.72%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.31%) XML
2 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
2 12 (20.69%) .NET
3 9 (15.52%) XSD
3 9 (15.52%) WinForms
3 9 (15.52%) WPF
4 8 (13.79%) HTML
5 7 (12.07%) CSS
6 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Clustering
1 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.90%) PKI
4 3 (5.17%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.45%) Replication
5 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.45%) PDA
5 2 (3.45%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.34%) UNIX
5 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Change Management
2 14 (24.14%) ITIL
3 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
3 11 (18.97%) Performance Management
4 10 (17.24%) Content Management
5 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Migration
6 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.34%) OOP
6 6 (10.34%) OO
7 5 (8.62%) Validation
8 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.90%) Project Management
8 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.90%) Database Mirroring
9 3 (5.17%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (5.17%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (39.66%) SQL
2 18 (31.03%) PowerShell
3 16 (27.59%) C#
4 10 (17.24%) VBScript
4 10 (17.24%) REXX
4 10 (17.24%) Tcl
5 8 (13.79%) VB
6 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (63.79%) Security Cleared
2 35 (60.34%) SC Cleared
3 19 (32.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (17.24%) MCTS
5 8 (13.79%) Degree
6 7 (12.07%) MCP
7 6 (10.34%) MCSE
7 6 (10.34%) MCSA
8 2 (3.45%) ISEB
8 2 (3.45%) MCSD
8 2 (3.45%) MCITP
8 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.62%) vSphere
6 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (15.52%) WMI
3 3 (5.17%) SCCM
4 2 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.45%) WSUS
4 2 (3.45%) Netcool
5 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.72%) Nagios
5 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.21%) HP
3 17 (29.31%) VMware
4 12 (20.69%) Citrix
5 5 (8.62%) McAfee
5 5 (8.62%) F5
6 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.17%) Symantec
6 3 (5.17%) AppSense
6 3 (5.17%) Crossbeam
6 3 (5.17%) TippingPoint
6 3 (5.17%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.17%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.17%) Juniper
6 3 (5.17%) EMC
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) Veritas
7 2 (3.45%) CA
7 2 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (1.72%) Peregrine