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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 450 300 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.30% 10.15% 15.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.11% 54.35% 61.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 150 192
Median daily rate £325 £290 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -8.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £28.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.11% +47.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.60 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
802 552 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.26% 18.68% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 263 357
Median daily rate £340 £320 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +5 154 £375 +29.31% 18
Renfrewshire -1 137 £321 -8.28% 2
Glasgow +12 82 £300 -6.97% 23
Stirling +13 12 £475 +2.15%
Dundee -4 8 £135 -20.58% 1
Aberdeen -8 6 £180 - 2
West Lothian +3 5 £296 -4.43%
North Lanarkshire +5 4 - -
Lanarkshire +4 3 £115 -58.92%
Highlands +3 2 £150 +36.36%
Scottish Borders -2 2 £325 +182.60%
Midlothian - 2 £113 - 1
Fife +1 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire -1 1 £180 +80.00%
Moray -1 1 £420 +281.81%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £95 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 368 (48.87%) Active Directory
2 353 (46.88%) Windows Server
3 333 (44.22%) Microsoft
4 275 (36.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 255 (33.86%) PowerShell
6 223 (29.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (27.36%) Security Cleared
8 196 (26.03%) SQL
9 193 (25.63%) VMware
10 181 (24.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 162 (21.51%) SQL Server
12 156 (20.72%) Citrix
13 145 (19.26%) DNS
14 143 (18.99%) ITIL
15 142 (18.86%) SC Cleared
16 141 (18.73%) Linux
17 137 (18.19%) Windows 7
18 136 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
19 123 (16.33%) Finance
20 122 (16.20%) MS Excel
21 121 (16.07%) HP
22 120 (15.94%) MS Exchange
23 118 (15.67%) Migration
24 115 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
25 113 (15.01%) Unix
26 103 (13.68%) SCCM
27 99 (13.15%) DHCP
28 89 (11.82%) Clustering
29 88 (11.69%) VBScript
30 87 (11.55%) 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
1 120 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 72 (9.56%) SharePoint
3 69 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (7.84%) OpenStack
5 56 (7.44%) Skype for Business
6 52 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (5.05%) IIS
9 35 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 24 (3.19%) Office Communications Server
11 22 (2.92%) Apache
12 20 (2.66%) WebSphere
13 18 (2.39%) JBoss
14 17 (2.26%) Tomcat
15 16 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (1.33%) WebLogic
17 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
18 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 122 (16.20%) MS Excel
2 60 (7.97%) MS Office
3 7 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.13%) InDesign
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Global One
2 6 (0.80%) assyst
3 4 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.76%) Office 365
2 32 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.80%) PaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.27%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 145 (19.26%) DNS
2 99 (13.15%) DHCP
3 85 (11.29%) SAN
4 63 (8.37%) Firewall
5 50 (6.64%) SSL
6 48 (6.37%) TCP/IP
7 38 (5.05%) WAN
8 35 (4.65%) Skype
9 33 (4.38%) LAN
10 27 (3.59%) HTTP
11 22 (2.92%) NAS
12 20 (2.66%) NetScaler
13 19 (2.52%) Internet
13 19 (2.52%) LDAP
14 14 (1.86%) SNMP
14 14 (1.86%) VPN
15 13 (1.73%) Kerberos
16 11 (1.46%) iSCSI
17 10 (1.33%) FTP
18 8 (1.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.46%) DB2
6 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.20%) MySQL
8 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.66%) UniData
10 4 (0.53%) Informix
10 4 (0.53%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.40%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (4.38%) HP UFT
2 32 (4.25%) WinRunner
3 31 (4.12%) TestDirector
4 12 (1.59%) SoapUI
4 12 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.33%) Maven
5 10 (1.33%) MSI
6 9 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.06%) Subversion
7 8 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.66%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.66%) JIRA
10 5 (0.66%) NUnit
10 5 (0.66%) Selenium
10 5 (0.66%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.53%) Build Forge
11 4 (0.53%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.53%) Hudson
General
1 123 (16.33%) Finance
2 67 (8.90%) Banking
3 18 (2.39%) Law
4 17 (2.26%) Legal
5 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.66%) Retail
7 4 (0.53%) Front Office
7 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.27%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.13%) Local Government
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (11.55%) Analyst
2 53 (7.04%) Developer
3 40 (5.31%) Administrator
4 36 (4.78%) Windows Engineer
5 34 (4.52%) Active Directory Engineer
6 33 (4.38%) Support Engineer
6 33 (4.38%) Test Analyst
7 32 (4.25%) Consultant
8 31 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (3.98%) Server Engineer
10 29 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 28 (3.72%) Architect
12 27 (3.59%) Wintel Engineer
13 24 (3.19%) IT Support
13 24 (3.19%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 23 (3.05%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
15 22 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support
17 19 (2.52%) Project Manager
18 18 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.71%) XML
2 34 (4.52%) Web Services
3 33 (4.38%) .NET
4 28 (3.72%) Middleware
5 24 (3.19%) CSS
6 23 (3.05%) HTML
6 23 (3.05%) XSD
7 21 (2.79%) REST
7 21 (2.79%) RESTful
8 19 (2.52%) JSON
8 19 (2.52%) SOAP
9 18 (2.39%) IBM Integration Bus
10 14 (1.86%) Regular Expression
11 12 (1.59%) jQuery
11 12 (1.59%) WSDL
12 11 (1.46%) Spring
13 10 (1.33%) XSLT
14 9 (1.20%) ASP.NET
14 9 (1.20%) JSP
14 9 (1.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.82%) Clustering
2 65 (8.63%) Data Centre
3 48 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.58%) Computer Science
5 32 (4.25%) PKI
6 28 (3.72%) PDA
7 24 (3.19%) Mainframe
8 21 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (2.66%) Replication
10 18 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (2.26%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.59%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.59%) Cryptography
12 12 (1.59%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.46%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.06%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
16 6 (0.80%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.80%) iPad
16 6 (0.80%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 353 (46.88%) Windows Server
2 275 (36.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 223 (29.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 181 (24.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 141 (18.73%) Linux
6 137 (18.19%) Windows 7
7 113 (15.01%) Unix
8 79 (10.49%) AIX
9 67 (8.90%) Windows XP
10 51 (6.77%) Solaris
11 44 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (4.65%) Windows 10
13 26 (3.45%) HPUX
14 15 (1.99%) Android
14 15 (1.99%) Windows 8
15 11 (1.46%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.06%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.80%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.66%) OS/390
18 5 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (18.99%) ITIL
2 118 (15.67%) Migration
3 78 (10.36%) Change Management
4 47 (6.24%) Software Testing
5 41 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (5.05%) Test Scripting
7 35 (4.65%) Load Balancing
8 34 (4.52%) Test Automation
9 33 (4.38%) Configuration Management
9 33 (4.38%) Service Management
10 26 (3.45%) Project Management
11 25 (3.32%) Risk Management
11 25 (3.32%) Service Delivery
11 25 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (3.32%) Unit Testing
12 23 (3.05%) Release Management
12 23 (3.05%) Workflow
13 22 (2.92%) Application Packaging
14 19 (2.52%) OO
14 19 (2.52%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 255 (33.86%) PowerShell
2 196 (26.03%) SQL
3 88 (11.69%) VBScript
4 74 (9.83%) Java
5 52 (6.91%) C#
6 43 (5.71%) Perl
7 40 (5.31%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.05%) Python
9 18 (2.39%) C
10 17 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.73%) C++
11 13 (1.73%) Korn
12 12 (1.59%) Bourne shell
13 10 (1.33%) Ruby
14 9 (1.20%) PHP
14 9 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.20%) VBA
15 8 (1.06%) Jython
16 7 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.80%) JCL
Qualifications
1 206 (27.36%) Security Cleared
2 142 (18.86%) SC Cleared
3 136 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (11.16%) MCSE
5 71 (9.43%) MCSA
6 57 (7.57%) Degree
7 45 (5.98%) MCTS
8 43 (5.71%) MCITP
9 39 (5.18%) ISTQB
10 21 (2.79%) CISSP
10 21 (2.79%) MCP
11 20 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (2.12%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.80%) ISEB
16 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.53%) CCNA
17 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (2.26%) QA
3 13 (1.73%) SLA
4 10 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.40%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 368 (48.87%) Active Directory
2 115 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (11.55%) Hyper-V
4 66 (8.76%) XenApp
5 50 (6.64%) VMware ESX
6 32 (4.25%) XenDesktop
7 29 (3.85%) vSphere
8 22 (2.92%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.26%) DFS Replication
10 14 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (1.06%) Veritas File System
14 7 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.93%) Docker
14 7 (0.93%) Firmware
14 7 (0.93%) SRDF
14 7 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (0.80%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 103 (13.68%) SCCM
2 46 (6.11%) SCOM
3 44 (5.84%) Netcool
4 36 (4.78%) McAfee ePO
5 35 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 32 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (3.85%) WSUS
8 26 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 21 (2.79%) Puppet
10 17 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (1.99%) Tivoli
12 13 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (1.59%) BladeLogic
13 12 (1.59%) NetBackup
14 11 (1.46%) HP SiteScope
14 11 (1.46%) SCOrch
15 10 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
16 8 (1.06%) Ansible
16 8 (1.06%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 8 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 333 (44.22%) Microsoft
2 193 (25.63%) VMware
3 156 (20.72%) Citrix
4 121 (16.07%) HP
5 78 (10.36%) Oracle
6 48 (6.37%) IBM
7 47 (6.24%) Veritas
8 44 (5.84%) Red Hat
9 42 (5.58%) Intel Security
10 34 (4.52%) Cisco
11 33 (4.38%) CA
12 28 (3.72%) Symantec
13 24 (3.19%) Altiris
14 20 (2.66%) IronPort
15 14 (1.86%) AppSense
15 14 (1.86%) EMC
16 12 (1.59%) Dell
16 12 (1.59%) ServiceNow
17 11 (1.46%) Apple
18 10 (1.33%) CheckPoint
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