The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 237 291 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.35% 8.92% 14.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.48% 48.34% 64.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 153 200
Median daily rate £279 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £112 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 27
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +17.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £14.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
Windows
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
479 602 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.93% 18.44% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 299 299
Median daily rate £320 £330 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £147 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 28
Median hourly rate £35.50 £18.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.60% +12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Edinburgh +2 84 £295 -9.23% 12
Glasgow +2 57 £250 -16.66% 8
Renfrewshire +2 51 £310 -17.33% 1
Fife +7 8 £275 -6.77%
North Lanarkshire +5 7 £160 +56.09%
Dundee -1 5 £170 -40.86% 1
Aberdeen -4 4 £155 -13.88% 1
West Lothian 0 3 £265 -19.69% 3
Highlands -4 2 £150 +36.36%
Midlothian - 2 £108 - 1
Inverclyde +5 1 £165 -34.00%
Lanarkshire +4 1 £200 +4.57%
Stirling +2 1 - -
Moray 0 1 £125 +13.63%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £95 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 334 (47.44%) Active Directory
2 308 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 304 (43.18%) Windows Server
4 245 (34.80%) PowerShell
5 237 (33.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 205 (29.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (27.56%) Security Cleared
8 174 (24.72%) SQL
9 163 (23.15%) VMware
10 156 (22.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 139 (19.74%) Citrix
12 138 (19.60%) SQL Server
12 138 (19.60%) SC Cleared
13 130 (18.47%) ITIL
14 127 (18.04%) Linux
15 126 (17.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 122 (17.33%) HP
17 121 (17.19%) MS Excel
18 119 (16.90%) DNS
18 119 (16.90%) Finance
19 114 (16.19%) Migration
20 109 (15.48%) Windows 7
21 107 (15.20%) Unix
22 105 (14.91%) SCCM
23 103 (14.63%) MS Exchange
24 99 (14.06%) VBScript
25 98 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
26 93 (13.21%) Office 365
27 80 (11.36%) DHCP
28 79 (11.22%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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
1 103 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 75 (10.65%) SharePoint
3 68 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (7.95%) OpenStack
5 55 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (6.25%) Skype for Business
8 37 (5.26%) IIS
9 35 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 24 (3.41%) Apache
11 20 (2.84%) Office Communications Server
12 18 (2.56%) JBoss
12 18 (2.56%) Tomcat
12 18 (2.56%) WebSphere
13 13 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (1.56%) WebLogic
15 10 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 121 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 61 (8.66%) MS Office
3 7 (0.99%) MS Project
4 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.99%) Global One
3 5 (0.71%) assyst
4 4 (0.57%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 93 (13.21%) Office 365
2 33 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.14%) PaaS
5 4 (0.57%) IaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.28%) SaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 119 (16.90%) DNS
2 80 (11.36%) DHCP
3 67 (9.52%) SAN
4 53 (7.53%) Firewall
5 46 (6.53%) TCP/IP
6 44 (6.25%) SSL
7 29 (4.12%) Skype
8 28 (3.98%) WAN
9 26 (3.69%) LAN
10 22 (3.13%) NetScaler
11 20 (2.84%) VPN
12 17 (2.41%) Internet
12 17 (2.41%) NAS
12 17 (2.41%) SNMP
13 15 (2.13%) HTTP
14 14 (1.99%) FTP
15 13 (1.85%) Kerberos
15 13 (1.85%) LDAP
16 9 (1.28%) VoIP
17 8 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (2.27%) MySQL
5 13 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (1.70%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.28%) DB2
8 9 (1.28%) MarkLogic
9 6 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.71%) UniData
11 3 (0.43%) DB2 UDB
11 3 (0.43%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (2.27%) HP UFT
1 16 (2.27%) WinRunner
2 14 (1.99%) TestDirector
3 13 (1.85%) MSI
4 11 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.99%) Maven
6 7 (0.99%) StarTeam
7 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.71%) NUnit
8 5 (0.71%) Selenium
8 5 (0.71%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.71%) Subversion
9 4 (0.57%) Build Forge
9 4 (0.57%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.57%) git-flow
9 4 (0.57%) GitLab
9 4 (0.57%) InstallShield
General
1 119 (16.90%) Finance
2 55 (7.81%) Banking
3 19 (2.70%) Law
4 11 (1.56%) Legal
5 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.71%) Games
6 5 (0.71%) Publishing
7 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.28%) French Language
8 2 (0.28%) German Language
8 2 (0.28%) Retail
8 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Back Office
9 1 (0.14%) Front Office
9 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (8.81%) Analyst
2 47 (6.68%) Developer
3 40 (5.68%) Administrator
4 37 (5.26%) Consultant
5 36 (5.11%) Windows Engineer
6 32 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 29 (4.12%) Active Directory Engineer
8 28 (3.98%) Architect
9 27 (3.84%) Wintel Engineer
10 26 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (3.69%) Test Analyst
11 25 (3.55%) Server Engineer
12 23 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (2.70%) Messaging Engineer
15 18 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
16 17 (2.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 17 (2.41%) IT Support
16 17 (2.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.26%) XML
2 27 (3.84%) .NET
3 26 (3.69%) Middleware
4 23 (3.27%) Web Services
5 18 (2.56%) Regular Expression
6 17 (2.41%) JSON
7 16 (2.27%) CSS
8 14 (1.99%) HTML
8 14 (1.99%) RESTful
9 13 (1.85%) J2EE
9 13 (1.85%) REST
9 13 (1.85%) Spring
9 13 (1.85%) XSD
10 12 (1.70%) SOAP
11 11 (1.56%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
11 11 (1.56%) jQuery
11 11 (1.56%) JSP
11 11 (1.56%) Servlets
11 11 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.09%) Clustering
2 61 (8.66%) Data Centre
3 52 (7.39%) Computer Science
4 42 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (4.83%) PKI
6 22 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.84%) Replication
8 19 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (2.70%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.99%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.99%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.85%) Cryptography
11 12 (1.70%) PDA
12 10 (1.42%) iSeries
12 10 (1.42%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.42%) Tandem
13 8 (1.14%) CESG
13 8 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 304 (43.18%) Windows Server
2 237 (33.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 205 (29.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 156 (22.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 127 (18.04%) Linux
6 109 (15.48%) Windows 7
7 107 (15.20%) Unix
8 71 (10.09%) AIX
9 55 (7.81%) Windows XP
10 47 (6.68%) Solaris
11 40 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (5.54%) Windows 10
13 30 (4.26%) HPUX
14 24 (3.41%) Android
15 20 (2.84%) Apple iOS
16 15 (2.13%) Windows 8
17 13 (1.85%) Windows Phone
18 10 (1.42%) zOS
19 8 (1.14%) Windows 2000
20 5 (0.71%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (18.47%) ITIL
2 114 (16.19%) Migration
3 60 (8.52%) Change Management
4 42 (5.97%) Software Testing
5 40 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (5.40%) Service Management
7 34 (4.83%) Load Balancing
8 32 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 30 (4.26%) Application Packaging
10 28 (3.98%) Service Delivery
10 28 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (3.98%) Test Scripting
10 28 (3.98%) Workflow
11 24 (3.41%) Unit Testing
12 23 (3.27%) Risk Management
13 20 (2.84%) Release Management
13 20 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (2.70%) High Availability
14 19 (2.70%) Prototyping
14 19 (2.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 245 (34.80%) PowerShell
2 174 (24.72%) SQL
3 99 (14.06%) VBScript
4 72 (10.23%) Java
5 51 (7.24%) C#
5 51 (7.24%) Perl
6 31 (4.40%) JavaScript
7 25 (3.55%) Python
8 19 (2.70%) C
9 16 (2.27%) Korn
9 16 (2.27%) PHP
9 16 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.13%) Bourne shell
11 12 (1.70%) C++
12 10 (1.42%) JCL
13 7 (0.99%) Ruby
13 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.71%) Groovy
15 4 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 194 (27.56%) Security Cleared
2 138 (19.60%) SC Cleared
3 126 (17.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 76 (10.80%) MCSE
5 64 (9.09%) Degree
6 60 (8.52%) MCSA
7 35 (4.97%) MCTS
8 34 (4.83%) MCITP
9 31 (4.40%) ISTQB
10 21 (2.98%) CISSP
11 19 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (2.27%) MCP
13 13 (1.85%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.14%) ISEB
16 7 (0.99%) CCNA
16 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
17 5 (0.71%) CISM
18 4 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (2.41%) QA
3 15 (2.13%) SLA
4 12 (1.70%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.71%) COBIT
6 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 334 (47.44%) Active Directory
2 98 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (11.22%) Hyper-V
4 59 (8.38%) XenApp
5 34 (4.83%) VMware ESX
6 31 (4.40%) XenDesktop
7 24 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (2.98%) vSphere
9 20 (2.84%) Terminal Services
10 17 (2.41%) DFS Replication
11 11 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (1.42%) Time Sharing Option
13 9 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.99%) Brightmail
15 7 (0.99%) Docker
15 7 (0.99%) SRDF
16 6 (0.85%) Firmware
16 6 (0.85%) Veritas File System
17 5 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 105 (14.91%) SCCM
2 39 (5.54%) SCOM
3 33 (4.69%) Netcool
4 30 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 28 (3.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 25 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
7 23 (3.27%) WSUS
8 20 (2.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 17 (2.41%) HP SiteScope
9 17 (2.41%) Puppet
10 16 (2.27%) Tivoli
11 15 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (1.56%) AirWatch
14 10 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
15 9 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 8 (1.14%) Ansible
16 8 (1.14%) NetBackup
17 7 (0.99%) BladeLogic
17 7 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 308 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 163 (23.15%) VMware
3 139 (19.74%) Citrix
4 122 (17.33%) HP
5 70 (9.94%) Oracle
6 45 (6.39%) IBM
7 43 (6.11%) Red Hat
8 32 (4.55%) Intel Security
9 31 (4.40%) Symantec
9 31 (4.40%) Veritas
10 29 (4.12%) Cisco
11 28 (3.98%) CA
12 27 (3.84%) Altiris
13 25 (3.55%) IronPort
14 21 (2.98%) Apple
15 16 (2.27%) AppSense
16 14 (1.99%) EMC
17 13 (1.85%) NetApp
18 10 (1.42%) Splunk
19 9 (1.28%) ServiceNow
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