The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 412 238 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.96% 9.68% 11.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.88% 48.57% 63.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 114 99
Average daily rate
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£309 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £111 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £34.80 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
645 490 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.42% 19.93% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 219 164
Average daily rate £325 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £34.40 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
UK

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
Edinburgh +3 129 £305 -18.66% 17
Glasgow +4 118 £300 +4.34% 20
Renfrewshire -2 45 £325 -18.75% 2
Aberdeen +11 29 £265 +59.39% 2
Highlands - 11 £100 - 3
North Lanarkshire +3 8 £90 -37.93% 1
Fife +4 5 £360 - 3
West Lothian -6 5 £250 -28.57% 4
Stirling - 4 £481 - 2
Dundee +3 3 - - 2
Inverclyde 0 3 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £213 -
South Lanarkshire 0 1 £100 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Moray - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Midlothian - - - - 2
Aberdeenshire - - - - 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 309 (36.35%) Microsoft
2 236 (27.76%) Security Cleared
3 223 (26.24%) SC Cleared
4 221 (26.00%) Active Directory
5 212 (24.94%) Windows 7
6 201 (23.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 171 (20.12%) VMware
8 169 (19.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 140 (16.47%) SQL
10 139 (16.35%) Finance
11 129 (15.18%) MS Office
12 127 (14.94%) UNIX
13 124 (14.59%) Windows XP
14 117 (13.76%) Linux
15 110 (12.94%) Citrix
16 107 (12.59%) ITIL
16 107 (12.59%) MS Excel
17 96 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 84 (9.88%) HP
19 83 (9.76%) SCCM
20 79 (9.29%) SQL Server
21 78 (9.18%) C#
22 76 (8.94%) SAN
23 74 (8.71%) DNS
24 72 (8.47%) .NET
25 70 (8.24%) Migration
26 65 (7.65%) MS Exchange
27 64 (7.53%) Firewall
28 63 (7.41%) Oracle
29 62 (7.29%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 65 (7.65%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.35%) IIS
3 32 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 23 (2.71%) WebSphere
5 19 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.65%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.18%) Apache
11 9 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.06%) CICS
11 9 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.82%) Lync
14 6 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
14 6 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.59%) MS Project Server
16 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 129 (15.18%) MS Office
2 107 (12.59%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.88%) MS Project
4 11 (1.29%) InfoPath
5 9 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) assyst
2 4 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.18%) Office 365
2 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.47%) PaaS
3 4 (0.47%) Heroku
3 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.94%) SAN
2 74 (8.71%) DNS
3 64 (7.53%) Firewall
4 62 (7.29%) TCP/IP
5 58 (6.82%) DHCP
6 43 (5.06%) LAN
7 41 (4.82%) WAN
8 28 (3.29%) HTTP
9 27 (3.18%) VPN
10 22 (2.59%) SSL
11 20 (2.35%) Internet
12 19 (2.24%) Wireless
12 19 (2.24%) NAS
13 16 (1.88%) VLAN
14 13 (1.53%) Reverse Proxy
15 11 (1.29%) VoIP
16 9 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
17 8 (0.94%) Network Security
18 7 (0.82%) X.500
18 7 (0.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (1.29%) DB2
9 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.59%) KDB
13 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.24%) MySQL
14 2 (0.24%) MS Access
14 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.24%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 24 (2.82%) Visual Studio
1 24 (2.82%) MSI
2 10 (1.18%) InstallShield
3 9 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.06%) Subversion
4 8 (0.94%) TestDirector
5 7 (0.82%) WinRunner
5 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.71%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.59%) Maven
8 4 (0.47%) StarTeam
8 4 (0.47%) JIRA
8 4 (0.47%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.47%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.47%) Ant
8 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Blend
9 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 139 (16.35%) Finance
2 59 (6.94%) Banking
3 13 (1.53%) Publishing
4 12 (1.41%) Retail
5 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.59%) Front Office
7 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.35%) Marketing
8 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.24%) German Language
9 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
10 1 (0.12%) Legal
10 1 (0.12%) Electronics
10 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (10.59%) Developer
2 89 (10.47%) Analyst
3 55 (6.47%) Support Engineer
4 52 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
5 47 (5.53%) Desktop Support
6 46 (5.41%) Architect
7 45 (5.29%) Support Analyst
8 42 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 39 (4.59%) Administrator
10 36 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
10 36 (4.24%) Applications Packager
11 34 (4.00%) Consultant
12 32 (3.76%) Software Engineer
13 25 (2.94%) C# Developer
14 23 (2.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 22 (2.59%) 1st Line Support
16 21 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (2.47%) .NET Developer
17 18 (2.12%) Service Analyst
17 18 (2.12%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (8.47%) .NET
2 42 (4.94%) Application Packaging
3 35 (4.12%) HTML
4 33 (3.88%) XML
5 26 (3.06%) ASP.NET
6 25 (2.94%) Software Packaging
7 24 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 24 (2.82%) Middleware
8 21 (2.47%) WCF
9 20 (2.35%) WPF
10 18 (2.12%) Web Services
10 18 (2.12%) CSS
11 16 (1.88%) WinForms
12 10 (1.18%) LINQ
12 10 (1.18%) HTML5
13 9 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.06%) JSP
13 9 (1.06%) STL
14 8 (0.94%) EDI
14 8 (0.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.00%) Replication
2 29 (3.41%) Clustering
3 17 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (1.88%) Thin Client
4 16 (1.88%) Blackberry
4 16 (1.88%) Mainframe
4 16 (1.88%) PDA
4 16 (1.88%) Fat Client
5 15 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.29%) PKI
7 11 (1.29%) CLARiiON
8 10 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.82%) Device Driver
11 6 (0.71%) CMDB
12 5 (0.59%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.59%) FMCG
12 5 (0.59%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 212 (24.94%) Windows 7
2 201 (23.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (19.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 127 (14.94%) UNIX
5 124 (14.59%) Windows XP
6 117 (13.76%) Linux
7 42 (4.94%) AIX
8 40 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 24 (2.82%) Solaris
11 18 (2.12%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.41%) zOS
12 12 (1.41%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.18%) SUSE
14 9 (1.06%) Windows CE
14 9 (1.06%) Android
14 9 (1.06%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.06%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (12.59%) ITIL
2 70 (8.24%) Migration
3 50 (5.88%) Change Management
4 43 (5.06%) Project Management
5 39 (4.59%) Workflow
6 30 (3.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 28 (3.29%) Software Engineering
7 28 (3.29%) Unit Testing
8 26 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (2.82%) Configuration Management
9 24 (2.82%) Service Delivery
9 24 (2.82%) Service Management
10 21 (2.47%) Software Testing
10 21 (2.47%) Multithreading
11 20 (2.35%) Test Scripting
11 20 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (2.35%) Build Automation
12 19 (2.24%) Performance Management
13 18 (2.12%) Release Management
13 18 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 140 (16.47%) SQL
2 78 (9.18%) C#
3 61 (7.18%) PowerShell
4 51 (6.00%) Java
5 50 (5.88%) VBScript
6 37 (4.35%) C++
7 28 (3.29%) VB
8 22 (2.59%) JavaScript
9 19 (2.24%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.00%) Perl
11 12 (1.41%) C
12 8 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.71%) Korn
14 5 (0.59%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.59%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.47%) PHP
15 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.35%) Python
16 3 (0.35%) VBA
16 3 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 236 (27.76%) Security Cleared
2 223 (26.24%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (4.00%) Degree
5 24 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (2.24%) MCSE
8 18 (2.12%) MCSA
9 16 (1.88%) MCTS
10 14 (1.65%) MCITP
10 14 (1.65%) CISSP
11 13 (1.53%) ISTQB
12 12 (1.41%) GIAC
12 12 (1.41%) CCNA
13 10 (1.18%) MCP
14 8 (0.94%) CCSP
14 8 (0.94%) CEH
15 7 (0.82%) SSCP
16 6 (0.71%) CCNP
17 5 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.24%) SLA
2 16 (1.88%) QA
3 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.47%) COBIT
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 221 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 96 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (6.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 36 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 32 (3.76%) vSphere
7 22 (2.59%) VMware ESX
8 20 (2.35%) XenApp
9 12 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.06%) SRDF
11 8 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.47%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.47%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.12%) Samba
15 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.12%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 83 (9.76%) SCCM
2 50 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 24 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 22 (2.59%) Netcool
4 22 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 20 (2.35%) Tivoli
6 13 (1.53%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.18%) Control-M
8 9 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.94%) SCOM
9 8 (0.94%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.94%) WSUS
9 8 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.71%) MIIS
11 6 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.71%) MOM
12 5 (0.59%) Tivoli NetView
12 5 (0.59%) Unicenter
12 5 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 309 (36.35%) Microsoft
2 171 (20.12%) VMware
3 110 (12.94%) Citrix
4 84 (9.88%) HP
5 63 (7.41%) Oracle
6 47 (5.53%) IBM
7 41 (4.82%) EMC
8 39 (4.59%) Cisco
9 26 (3.06%) Dell
9 26 (3.06%) Altiris
10 22 (2.59%) Symantec
11 21 (2.47%) Red Hat
11 21 (2.47%) McAfee
12 18 (2.12%) Veritas
12 18 (2.12%) AppSense
13 15 (1.76%) Lotus
14 14 (1.65%) Apple
15 12 (1.41%) NetApp
16 11 (1.29%) CommVault
16 11 (1.29%) Fortinet
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