The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 369 409 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.61% 16.71% 13.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.86% 68.97% 54.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 148 145
Average daily rate
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£300 £345 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +18.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £120 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 14
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.29% +13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £25.55 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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
587 593 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.05% 24.23% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 248 249
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 18
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £20.60 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
Edinburgh -4 115 £310 -17.33% 30
Glasgow +3 110 £308 +11.81% 23
Aberdeen 0 24 £200 +53.84% 7
West Lothian -5 12 £325 +8.33% 4
Fife +3 9 £110 - 1
Scottish Borders - 8 £190 -
North Lanarkshire -4 6 £180 -10.55%
Dundee +7 3 £190 - 2
Highlands -1 3 £100 - 2
Stirling -13 3 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 - - 1
Aberdeenshire +1 1 - -
Perthshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 2
East Ayrshire - - - - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 211 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 199 (29.92%) Windows 7
3 152 (22.86%) Active Directory
4 140 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (17.89%) VMware
6 106 (15.94%) SQL
7 104 (15.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 104 (15.64%) Security Cleared
8 102 (15.34%) Finance
9 92 (13.83%) Migration
10 91 (13.68%) Linux
10 91 (13.68%) SC Cleared
11 90 (13.53%) Windows XP
12 82 (12.33%) MS Office
13 81 (12.18%) ITIL
14 79 (11.88%) SQL Server
15 71 (10.68%) UNIX
16 70 (10.53%) HP
17 69 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 66 (9.92%) Citrix
19 65 (9.77%) .NET
19 65 (9.77%) Oracle
20 61 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
21 59 (8.87%) C#
21 59 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 58 (8.72%) SCCM
23 54 (8.12%) DNS
23 54 (8.12%) Firewall
24 53 (7.97%) MS Excel
24 53 (7.97%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 46 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.17%) IIS
3 38 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (2.26%) JBoss
6 14 (2.11%) Lync
7 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.05%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.75%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.60%) CMS
12 4 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.45%) FileNet
14 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
Applications
1 82 (12.33%) MS Office
2 53 (7.97%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.05%) MS Project
4 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) assyst
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.05%) Office 365
3 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (8.12%) DNS
1 54 (8.12%) Firewall
2 52 (7.82%) SAN
3 41 (6.17%) DHCP
4 31 (4.66%) LAN
5 26 (3.91%) TCP/IP
6 23 (3.46%) WAN
7 19 (2.86%) NAS
8 17 (2.56%) SSL
9 16 (2.41%) Network Security
9 16 (2.41%) LDAP
10 14 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (1.95%) HTTP
12 12 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.65%) VPN
14 8 (1.20%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.05%) NetScaler
15 7 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.75%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.45%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.71%) TestDirector
3 17 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (2.56%) WinRunner
4 9 (1.35%) Subversion
5 7 (1.05%) Fiddler
5 7 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.05%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.05%) AdminStudio
6 6 (0.90%) InstallShield
6 6 (0.90%) CruiseControl
6 6 (0.90%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.75%) JIRA
7 5 (0.75%) PVCS
8 4 (0.60%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.60%) MSI
8 4 (0.60%) Maven
8 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 102 (15.34%) Finance
2 37 (5.56%) Banking
3 5 (0.75%) Retail
3 5 (0.75%) Law
4 3 (0.45%) Back Office
5 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.30%) French Language
6 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.15%) Marketing
6 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.15%) Billing
6 1 (0.15%) Legal
6 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 103 (15.49%) Analyst
2 67 (10.08%) Developer
3 42 (6.32%) Consultant
4 39 (5.86%) Desktop Support
4 39 (5.86%) Support Engineer
4 39 (5.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 38 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 36 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 32 (4.81%) Administrator
8 31 (4.66%) Architect
8 31 (4.66%) Wintel Engineer
9 27 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 22 (3.31%) Service Analyst
11 21 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (3.16%) Infrastructure Manager
12 19 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 18 (2.71%) Java Developer
14 16 (2.41%) IT Support
15 15 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (2.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.77%) .NET
2 30 (4.51%) ASP.NET
3 29 (4.36%) HTML
4 24 (3.61%) XML
5 22 (3.31%) Middleware
5 22 (3.31%) .NET Framework
6 20 (3.01%) Web Services
7 16 (2.41%) Application Packaging
8 12 (1.80%) NHibernate
9 11 (1.65%) CSS
10 9 (1.35%) JSON
10 9 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (1.20%) OAuth
11 8 (1.20%) REST
12 7 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (0.90%) OAuth2
13 6 (0.90%) HTML5
13 6 (0.90%) WCF
14 5 (0.75%) WPF
14 5 (0.75%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.71%) Clustering
2 26 (3.91%) PDA
2 26 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.16%) Replication
4 18 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.05%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.90%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.75%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.75%) iSeries
12 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 199 (29.92%) Windows 7
2 140 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (15.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (13.68%) Linux
5 90 (13.53%) Windows XP
6 71 (10.68%) UNIX
7 69 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 27 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (3.31%) AIX
11 20 (3.01%) Solaris
11 20 (3.01%) Android
12 14 (2.11%) Windows 2000
13 12 (1.80%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.50%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.50%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.20%) Windows CE
16 5 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.75%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (13.83%) Migration
2 81 (12.18%) ITIL
3 38 (5.71%) Change Management
4 36 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (4.36%) Project Management
6 26 (3.91%) Service Delivery
7 25 (3.76%) Test Scripting
8 23 (3.46%) Software Testing
8 23 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (3.46%) Service Management
9 20 (3.01%) Software Engineering
10 19 (2.86%) PRINCE2
10 19 (2.86%) Test Automation
11 16 (2.41%) Incident Management
12 15 (2.26%) Information Security
13 14 (2.11%) Validation
13 14 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
14 13 (1.95%) Release Management
15 12 (1.80%) Configuration Management
15 12 (1.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 106 (15.94%) SQL
2 59 (8.87%) C#
3 53 (7.97%) Java
4 42 (6.32%) PowerShell
5 23 (3.46%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.46%) Perl
6 22 (3.31%) C++
7 21 (3.16%) VB
8 18 (2.71%) VBScript
9 14 (2.11%) Python
10 12 (1.80%) C
11 8 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.75%) Embedded C++
13 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.75%) ABAP
13 5 (0.75%) VBA
14 4 (0.60%) Ruby
15 3 (0.45%) REXX
15 3 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 104 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 91 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 59 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (6.62%) Degree
5 35 (5.26%) MCITP
5 35 (5.26%) MCSE
6 34 (5.11%) MCSA
7 23 (3.46%) ISTQB
8 17 (2.56%) MCTS
9 12 (1.80%) PMP
9 12 (1.80%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.20%) MCP
10 8 (1.20%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.05%) CISSP
12 6 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.75%) GCIA
13 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.75%) HND
14 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.80%) QA
2 11 (1.65%) SLA
3 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 152 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 61 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.76%) VMware ESX
5 15 (2.26%) vSphere
5 15 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.95%) XenApp
7 9 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.20%) Squid
8 8 (1.20%) UAG
9 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.75%) RACF
10 5 (0.75%) Firmware
11 4 (0.60%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.60%) Xen
11 4 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.15%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 58 (8.72%) SCCM
2 26 (3.91%) McAfee ePO
3 22 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 20 (3.01%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.86%) SCOM
7 18 (2.71%) Netcool
8 17 (2.56%) Backup Exec
9 13 (1.95%) Nagios
10 9 (1.35%) Data Guard
11 8 (1.20%) WSUS
11 8 (1.20%) FortiGate
12 6 (0.90%) WMI
12 6 (0.90%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
14 4 (0.60%) Control-M
15 3 (0.45%) DameWare
Vendors
1 211 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 119 (17.89%) VMware
3 70 (10.53%) HP
4 66 (9.92%) Citrix
5 65 (9.77%) Oracle
6 33 (4.96%) Veritas
7 32 (4.81%) McAfee
8 28 (4.21%) Cisco
9 26 (3.91%) Symantec
10 21 (3.16%) Red Hat
10 21 (3.16%) EMC
11 17 (2.56%) CheckPoint
12 13 (1.95%) IBM
13 12 (1.80%) CommVault
14 10 (1.50%) ArcSight
15 9 (1.35%) CA
15 9 (1.35%) Lotus
15 9 (1.35%) Avaya
16 8 (1.20%) SolarWinds
17 7 (1.05%) Dell
Edinburgh
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £90.00 - £95.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350-500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £266.74 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
West Lothian
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £30 per day + Negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £70 - £90 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £25 to £33 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Inverness
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Inverness
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago