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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Scotland
Rank 8 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 213 311 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.37% 12.07% 12.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.33% 53.81% 59.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 163 179
Median daily rate £345 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.68 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £16.70 £25.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
415 578 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.10% 22.44% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 297 303
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +6 89 £375 +3.44% 12
Glasgow -4 55 £240 -12.72% 18
Renfrewshire +1 26 £348 +5.30% 3
Dundee +3 7 £110 +10.00% 1
Fife +1 6 £195 -39.06%
West Lothian -5 6 £325 +4.00%
Highlands -1 5 £108 -2.27% 1
Aberdeen -8 4 - -
Perth and Kinross - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire -2 2 - - 1
Stirling +3 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -2 1 £415 +107.50%
Moray - 1 £100 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 268 (49.81%) Microsoft
2 238 (44.24%) Active Directory
3 181 (33.64%) Windows Server
4 176 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 169 (31.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 148 (27.51%) Windows 7
6 148 (27.51%) PowerShell
7 118 (21.93%) VMware
8 110 (20.45%) SQL
9 102 (18.96%) MS Excel
10 100 (18.59%) Security Cleared
11 89 (16.54%) Windows 10
12 87 (16.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 87 (16.17%) Linux
13 82 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 80 (14.87%) SC Cleared
14 80 (14.87%) Finance
15 76 (14.13%) DNS
16 75 (13.94%) ITIL
17 72 (13.38%) SQL Server
18 71 (13.20%) MS Office
18 71 (13.20%) Citrix
19 69 (12.83%) SCCM
19 69 (12.83%) Office 365
20 68 (12.64%) MS Exchange
21 67 (12.45%) DHCP
21 67 (12.45%) Migration
22 61 (11.34%) Firewall
23 58 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
24 57 (10.59%) Data Centre

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 68 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.11%) SharePoint
3 41 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (6.69%) IIS
5 27 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (5.02%) Skype for Business
6 21 (3.90%) OpenStack
7 20 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.56%) Apache
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.37%) CMS
13 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 102 (18.96%) MS Excel
2 71 (13.20%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.56%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.37%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) assyst
1 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.56%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.83%) Office 365
2 29 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.12%) IaaS
5 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.56%) SaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.37%) G Suite
6 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (14.13%) DNS
2 67 (12.45%) DHCP
3 61 (11.34%) Firewall
4 37 (6.88%) SAN
5 36 (6.69%) WAN
6 33 (6.13%) LAN
7 30 (5.58%) TCP/IP
8 27 (5.02%) Internet
9 25 (4.65%) Skype
10 15 (2.79%) HTTP
11 14 (2.60%) HTTPS
11 14 (2.60%) VSAN
12 12 (2.23%) VPN
13 11 (2.04%) Intranet
14 10 (1.86%) SSL
15 9 (1.67%) NAS
16 8 (1.49%) NetScaler
17 7 (1.30%) iSCSI
17 7 (1.30%) VLAN
18 6 (1.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.32%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.12%) Big Data
5 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.56%) MySQL
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.56%) SQLite
8 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.19%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.79%) StarTeam
4 11 (2.04%) MSI
5 8 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.93%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.74%) Subversion
7 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.56%) Hudson
8 3 (0.56%) Maven
8 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.37%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.37%) JIRA
9 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.37%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.37%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.19%) Ant
10 1 (0.19%) JMeter
General
1 80 (14.87%) Finance
2 21 (3.90%) Banking
3 19 (3.53%) Law
4 10 (1.86%) Publishing
5 5 (0.93%) Retail
6 3 (0.56%) Legal
6 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Games
8 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (17.84%) Analyst
2 36 (6.69%) Architect
3 32 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
4 31 (5.76%) Consultant
5 30 (5.58%) Support Engineer
6 25 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (4.28%) Developer
7 23 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (4.28%) Support Analyst
8 21 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.53%) Desktop Engineer
9 19 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (3.35%) Service Analyst
10 18 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (3.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 17 (3.16%) Desktop Support
11 17 (3.16%) IT Analyst
11 17 (3.16%) IT Support
12 16 (2.97%) Automation Engineer
13 15 (2.79%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.74%) .NET
2 20 (3.72%) XML
3 14 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.60%) Web Services
4 8 (1.49%) Middleware
4 8 (1.49%) WSDL
4 8 (1.49%) XML Messaging
5 5 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.93%) Entity Framework
5 5 (0.93%) HTML
5 5 (0.93%) WinForms
6 4 (0.74%) ISPF
7 3 (0.56%) CSS
7 3 (0.56%) DHTML
7 3 (0.56%) Itk
7 3 (0.56%) RESTful
7 3 (0.56%) WebGL
7 3 (0.56%) XSL
7 3 (0.56%) XSLT
8 2 (0.37%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.76%) Clustering
4 30 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.65%) Management Information System
6 24 (4.46%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.04%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.86%) Replication
10 9 (1.67%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.49%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.49%) iSeries
11 8 (1.49%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.12%) PKI
12 6 (1.12%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.12%) Tandem
12 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 181 (33.64%) Windows Server
2 176 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (31.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 148 (27.51%) Windows 7
5 89 (16.54%) Windows 10
6 87 (16.17%) Linux
6 87 (16.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (8.55%) Unix
7 46 (8.55%) Windows XP
8 22 (4.09%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.53%) Android
10 18 (3.35%) AIX
10 18 (3.35%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.49%) Solaris
12 8 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.30%) zOS
14 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (13.94%) ITIL
2 67 (12.45%) Migration
3 34 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (6.32%) Change Management
4 29 (5.39%) Software Testing
5 28 (5.20%) Change Control
6 24 (4.46%) Configuration Management
7 22 (4.09%) Load Balancing
7 22 (4.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 21 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (3.72%) Server Virtualisation
9 20 (3.72%) Service Management
10 19 (3.53%) Application Packaging
11 18 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (3.35%) Test Scripting
12 17 (3.16%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (3.16%) Network Design
12 17 (3.16%) Project Management
12 17 (3.16%) Server Building
13 15 (2.79%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 148 (27.51%) PowerShell
2 110 (20.45%) SQL
3 46 (8.55%) C#
4 27 (5.02%) Python
5 26 (4.83%) Java
6 23 (4.28%) VBScript
7 19 (3.53%) Perl
8 16 (2.97%) VB
9 15 (2.79%) JavaScript
9 15 (2.79%) XAML
10 12 (2.23%) Tcl
11 10 (1.86%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.86%) C
11 10 (1.86%) VBA
12 8 (1.49%) REXX
12 8 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.12%) Jython
14 5 (0.93%) C++
15 4 (0.74%) JCL
16 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (18.59%) Security Cleared
2 80 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 58 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (10.41%) Degree
5 52 (9.67%) MCSE
6 24 (4.46%) MCSA
7 21 (3.90%) ISTQB
8 15 (2.79%) MCITP
8 15 (2.79%) MCTS
9 14 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (2.04%) CISSP
11 9 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.12%) CEH
14 4 (0.74%) CCNP
14 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.74%) MCP
15 3 (0.56%) CISM
15 3 (0.56%) GIAC
15 3 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.49%) SLA
3 5 (0.93%) QA
4 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 238 (44.24%) Active Directory
2 82 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (7.06%) Hyper-V
4 36 (6.69%) vSphere
5 27 (5.02%) XenApp
6 26 (4.83%) VMware ESX
7 23 (4.28%) XenDesktop
8 20 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.12%) Firmware
10 6 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.93%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.74%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.74%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.56%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 69 (12.83%) SCCM
2 24 (4.46%) Puppet
3 23 (4.28%) vRealize
4 21 (3.90%) SCOM
5 19 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
6 18 (3.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (3.35%) PowerCLI
7 15 (2.79%) Netcool
8 13 (2.42%) WSUS
9 9 (1.67%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.30%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.12%) BladeLogic
12 6 (1.12%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 6 (1.12%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.74%) Ansible
13 4 (0.74%) SnapMirror
14 3 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 268 (49.81%) Microsoft
2 118 (21.93%) VMware
3 71 (13.20%) Citrix
4 44 (8.18%) HP
5 38 (7.06%) Cisco
6 32 (5.95%) Oracle
7 30 (5.58%) Symantec
8 24 (4.46%) Dell
9 21 (3.90%) Veritas
10 20 (3.72%) Intel Security
11 12 (2.23%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.04%) BMC
12 11 (2.04%) CA
13 9 (1.67%) IBM
14 8 (1.49%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.49%) EMC
14 8 (1.49%) IronPort
15 7 (1.30%) Apple
15 7 (1.30%) Fortinet
16 6 (1.12%) NetApp
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