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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 45 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 31.31% 40.54% 84.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 93.94% 80.36% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 50
Average daily rate
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£353 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
33 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 33.33% 50.45% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 50
Average daily rate £355 £326 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -11.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £264 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 30 £355 +14.51%
Paisley -5 1 £127 - 2
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 44 (58.67%) SC Cleared
1 44 (58.67%) Security Cleared
2 36 (48.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (45.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (33.33%) HP
6 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (28.00%) ITIL
7 21 (28.00%) Windows 7
8 20 (26.67%) SQL
9 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
10 16 (21.33%) McAfee
10 16 (21.33%) Change Management
10 16 (21.33%) Hyper-V
11 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 15 (20.00%) Firewall
12 14 (18.67%) VMware
12 14 (18.67%) Clustering
12 14 (18.67%) Citrix
12 14 (18.67%) XML
12 14 (18.67%) MCSA
12 14 (18.67%) Incident Management
13 13 (17.33%) MCITP
13 13 (17.33%) Windows XP
13 13 (17.33%) SAN
14 12 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 12 (16.00%) HTML
15 11 (14.67%) MS Office
15 11 (14.67%) MCSE
15 11 (14.67%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.00%) Lync
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Office
2 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) Firewall
2 13 (17.33%) SAN
3 11 (14.67%) DNS
4 9 (12.00%) WAN
4 9 (12.00%) DHCP
5 7 (9.33%) LAN
5 7 (9.33%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (9.33%) Junos
6 6 (8.00%) Network Security
6 6 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.00%) NAS
8 2 (2.67%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.67%) SSL
8 2 (2.67%) SNMP
8 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.33%) SMS
9 1 (1.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.67%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MSI
2 8 (10.67%) TestDirector
3 7 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (9.33%) WinRunner
4 6 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.00%) InstallShield
5 3 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
1 2 (2.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (9.33%) Network Engineer
1 7 (9.33%) Test Engineer
1 7 (9.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (8.00%) Analyst
3 4 (5.33%) Consultant
3 4 (5.33%) ArcSight Engineer
4 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.00%) Server Support
4 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (2.67%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Development Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Build Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (2.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) XML
2 12 (16.00%) HTML
3 7 (9.33%) .NET
3 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.67%) CSS
5 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.67%) XSD
6 2 (2.67%) WinForms
6 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.67%) WPF
7 1 (1.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Clustering
2 11 (14.67%) PDA
3 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.00%) Cryptography
4 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.67%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.67%) Replication
6 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.33%) AS400
7 1 (1.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 34 (45.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (28.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (17.33%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.33%) UNIX
5 7 (9.33%) AIX
6 6 (8.00%) Linux
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) ITIL
2 16 (21.33%) Change Management
3 14 (18.67%) Incident Management
4 11 (14.67%) Service Management
5 10 (13.33%) Validation
6 9 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
7 8 (10.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.33%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (8.00%) Network Management
9 6 (8.00%) Migration
9 6 (8.00%) Information Security
9 6 (8.00%) SIEM
9 6 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (6.67%) Server Building
10 5 (6.67%) High Availability
10 5 (6.67%) Content Management
10 5 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (12.00%) VBScript
4 7 (9.33%) C#
5 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.00%) Perl
5 6 (8.00%) VB
5 6 (8.00%) Python
6 5 (6.67%) REXX
6 5 (6.67%) Tcl
7 1 (1.33%) XPath
7 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (58.67%) SC Cleared
1 44 (58.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (18.67%) MCSA
4 13 (17.33%) MCITP
5 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
5 11 (14.67%) MCSE
5 11 (14.67%) MCTS
6 9 (12.00%) Degree
7 5 (6.67%) MCP
8 3 (4.00%) CISSP
8 3 (4.00%) PMP
8 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.00%) GCIA
9 2 (2.67%) MCSD
10 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) JSP 440
2 6 (8.00%) QA
3 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (13.33%) vSphere
3 10 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (12.00%) VMware ESX
4 9 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (9.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.67%) Firmware
7 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (10.67%) Netcool
4 7 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (8.00%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (6.67%) SCCM
6 5 (6.67%) SCOM
6 5 (6.67%) Nagios
6 5 (6.67%) NetBackup
6 5 (6.67%) Backup Exec
7 4 (5.33%) WMI
8 2 (2.67%) WSUS
8 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 30 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (33.33%) HP
3 16 (21.33%) McAfee
4 14 (18.67%) VMware
4 14 (18.67%) Citrix
5 9 (12.00%) EMC
5 9 (12.00%) F5
6 8 (10.67%) Symantec
6 8 (10.67%) Veritas
7 7 (9.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.33%) Crossbeam
7 7 (9.33%) TippingPoint
7 7 (9.33%) Riverbed
7 7 (9.33%) 3PAR
7 7 (9.33%) Cisco
7 7 (9.33%) Juniper
8 6 (8.00%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.67%) Lumension
9 2 (2.67%) CA
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp