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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 33.94% 50.68% 47.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.05% 94.87% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £279 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
43 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.45% 53.42% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 15
Average daily rate £325 £358 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £264 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
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
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 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (62.16%) SC Cleared
1 46 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (36.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
5 20 (27.03%) HP
5 20 (27.03%) ITIL
6 18 (24.32%) SQL
6 18 (24.32%) VMware
7 17 (22.97%) Clustering
7 17 (22.97%) MCTS
7 17 (22.97%) MCITP
7 17 (22.97%) Change Management
7 17 (22.97%) MCSA
7 17 (22.97%) Windows XP
8 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
8 16 (21.62%) McAfee
9 15 (20.27%) PDA
10 14 (18.92%) ISTQB
10 14 (18.92%) Hyper-V
10 14 (18.92%) Citrix
11 13 (17.57%) Veritas
11 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
12 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
12 12 (16.22%) Incident Management
12 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
12 12 (16.22%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (16.22%) TestDirector

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.41%) MS Project
4 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) DHCP
1 12 (16.22%) DNS
2 10 (13.51%) Firewall
3 7 (9.46%) SAN
4 6 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (8.11%) LAN
4 6 (8.11%) WAN
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (5.41%) Network Security
5 4 (5.41%) Junos
6 3 (4.05%) SNMP
6 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.05%) SSL
7 2 (2.70%) IPv4
7 2 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) TestDirector
2 11 (14.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (14.86%) WinRunner
3 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (2.70%) Finance
1 2 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (12.16%) Test Engineer
1 9 (12.16%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (10.81%) Analyst
3 5 (6.76%) Test Analyst
4 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Consultant
5 3 (4.05%) Server Support
5 3 (4.05%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Build Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.70%) Developer
6 2 (2.70%) Architect
6 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.70%) QA Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (1.35%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) HTML
1 11 (14.86%) XML
2 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
2 6 (8.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Clustering
2 15 (20.27%) PDA
3 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.41%) Replication
5 4 (5.41%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.05%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.35%) AS400
8 1 (1.35%) NHS
8 1 (1.35%) iSeries
8 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.49%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 17 (22.97%) Windows XP
5 10 (13.51%) AIX
6 6 (8.11%) Linux
6 6 (8.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) ITIL
2 17 (22.97%) Change Management
3 13 (17.57%) Test Scripting
4 12 (16.22%) Incident Management
4 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Test Automation
6 10 (13.51%) Validation
7 9 (12.16%) Service Management
8 8 (10.81%) High Availability
9 6 (8.11%) SIEM
9 6 (8.11%) Content Management
9 6 (8.11%) Information Security
10 5 (6.76%) Build Automation
11 4 (5.41%) Network Management
11 4 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (5.41%) Migration
11 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (4.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 12 (16.22%) VBScript
2 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.11%) Perl
3 6 (8.11%) Python
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.41%) C#
6 2 (2.70%) Java
6 2 (2.70%) C
6 2 (2.70%) VB
6 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (62.16%) SC Cleared
1 46 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (22.97%) MCSA
3 17 (22.97%) MCTS
3 17 (22.97%) MCITP
4 14 (18.92%) ISTQB
5 12 (16.22%) MCSE
6 9 (12.16%) MCP
7 7 (9.46%) Degree
8 3 (4.05%) CISSP
8 3 (4.05%) PMP
8 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.05%) GCIA
9 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.92%) Hyper-V
3 10 (13.51%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (9.46%) vSphere
6 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.05%) Firmware
8 1 (1.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (14.86%) Netcool
3 10 (13.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (6.76%) SCOM
4 5 (6.76%) Nagios
4 5 (6.76%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.76%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.41%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (4.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (4.05%) SCCM
7 1 (1.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.03%) HP
3 18 (24.32%) VMware
4 16 (21.62%) McAfee
5 14 (18.92%) Citrix
6 13 (17.57%) Veritas
7 8 (10.81%) EMC
8 6 (8.11%) Symantec
8 6 (8.11%) Cisco
8 6 (8.11%) ArcSight
9 4 (5.41%) Crossbeam
9 4 (5.41%) TippingPoint
9 4 (5.41%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.41%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.41%) F5
9 4 (5.41%) Juniper
9 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.05%) Altiris
11 2 (2.70%) Brocade
11 2 (2.70%) CA
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