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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 416 252 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.14% 10.21% 11.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.22% 48.37% 63.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 115 104
Average daily rate
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£300 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.60% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.80 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.63 £33.40 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
658 521 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.94% 21.10% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 225 163
Average daily rate £325 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £31.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 23 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 23 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 23 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
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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 +6 135 £280 -25.33% 17
Glasgow +5 108 £300 +4.34% 23
Renfrewshire -2 46 £325 -15.85%
Aberdeen +12 29 £265 +59.39% 3
Stirling - 11 £325 - 5
Highlands - 9 £105 -
West Lothian -4 6 £275 -21.42% 4
Fife +4 5 £360 - 3
North Lanarkshire +3 5 £90 -37.93% 3
Dundee +3 3 - - 2
Inverclyde 0 3 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £213 - 1
South Lanarkshire -1 1 £100 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - - 1
Moray - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Midlothian - - - - 2
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Windows
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Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 316 (36.74%) Microsoft
2 243 (28.26%) Security Cleared
3 228 (26.51%) SC Cleared
4 225 (26.16%) Active Directory
5 220 (25.58%) Windows 7
6 206 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 181 (21.05%) VMware
8 174 (20.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 134 (15.58%) Finance
10 132 (15.35%) MS Office
10 132 (15.35%) UNIX
11 131 (15.23%) SQL
12 127 (14.77%) Windows XP
13 116 (13.49%) Linux
14 109 (12.67%) Citrix
15 108 (12.56%) MS Excel
16 105 (12.21%) ITIL
16 105 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 92 (10.70%) HP
18 88 (10.23%) SCCM
19 79 (9.19%) DNS
20 78 (9.07%) SQL Server
21 77 (8.95%) SAN
22 76 (8.84%) C#
23 72 (8.37%) Firewall
24 69 (8.02%) .NET
25 67 (7.79%) Migration
26 66 (7.67%) MS Exchange
27 64 (7.44%) PowerShell
28 63 (7.33%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 66 (7.67%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.07%) IIS
3 33 (3.84%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 21 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.63%) IBM Notes
9 12 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.16%) Apache
11 9 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.93%) CICS
12 8 (0.93%) Lync
13 6 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.70%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 132 (15.35%) MS Office
2 108 (12.56%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.98%) MS Project
4 11 (1.28%) InfoPath
5 9 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) assyst
2 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.16%) Office 365
2 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.47%) PaaS
3 4 (0.47%) Heroku
3 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 79 (9.19%) DNS
2 77 (8.95%) SAN
3 72 (8.37%) Firewall
4 63 (7.33%) TCP/IP
4 63 (7.33%) DHCP
5 44 (5.12%) WAN
6 43 (5.00%) LAN
7 29 (3.37%) VPN
8 25 (2.91%) HTTP
9 22 (2.56%) SSL
10 20 (2.33%) Internet
11 19 (2.21%) VLAN
12 18 (2.09%) Wireless
12 18 (2.09%) NAS
13 13 (1.51%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (1.28%) VoIP
15 9 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.93%) Network Security
17 7 (0.81%) IPsec
17 7 (0.81%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 17 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.51%) RDBMS
6 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.16%) DB2
10 6 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.58%) KDB
11 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.35%) MySQL
14 2 (0.23%) Ingres
14 2 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (2.79%) MSI
2 22 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.28%) InstallShield
4 10 (1.16%) Subversion
5 9 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (0.93%) TestDirector
6 8 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.81%) WinRunner
8 6 (0.70%) Fiddler
8 6 (0.70%) Maven
9 5 (0.58%) JIRA
9 5 (0.58%) Ant
9 5 (0.58%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.47%) StarTeam
10 4 (0.47%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Blend
11 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.35%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 134 (15.58%) Finance
2 58 (6.74%) Banking
3 14 (1.63%) Publishing
4 11 (1.28%) Retail
5 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.58%) Front Office
7 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.47%) Marketing
8 3 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.23%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
10 1 (0.12%) Electronics
10 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (10.93%) Analyst
2 83 (9.65%) Developer
3 54 (6.28%) Support Engineer
4 52 (6.05%) Wintel Engineer
5 47 (5.47%) Desktop Support
6 46 (5.35%) Architect
7 44 (5.12%) Support Analyst
8 39 (4.53%) Administrator
8 39 (4.53%) Desktop Engineer
9 38 (4.42%) Applications Packager
10 36 (4.19%) Consultant
11 35 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 32 (3.72%) Software Engineer
13 23 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (2.67%) C# Developer
14 22 (2.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 20 (2.33%) .NET Developer
16 18 (2.09%) Server Engineer
16 18 (2.09%) Service Analyst
16 18 (2.09%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.02%) .NET
2 40 (4.65%) Application Packaging
3 34 (3.95%) HTML
4 31 (3.60%) XML
5 25 (2.91%) ASP.NET
5 25 (2.91%) Software Packaging
6 24 (2.79%) Middleware
7 23 (2.67%) .NET Framework
8 19 (2.21%) WCF
8 19 (2.21%) WPF
9 18 (2.09%) CSS
10 16 (1.86%) Web Services
11 15 (1.74%) WinForms
12 10 (1.16%) HTML5
13 9 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.05%) LINQ
13 9 (1.05%) EDI
13 9 (1.05%) JSP
14 8 (0.93%) jQuery
15 7 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.95%) Replication
2 28 (3.26%) Clustering
3 18 (2.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 17 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 16 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.86%) Thin Client
5 16 (1.86%) PDA
5 16 (1.86%) Fat Client
6 15 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.74%) Blackberry
7 11 (1.28%) CLARiiON
7 11 (1.28%) PKI
8 9 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.81%) Device Driver
11 6 (0.70%) CMDB
11 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.58%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 220 (25.58%) Windows 7
2 206 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 174 (20.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 132 (15.35%) UNIX
5 127 (14.77%) Windows XP
6 116 (13.49%) Linux
7 43 (5.00%) AIX
8 41 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.67%) Windows 8
10 23 (2.67%) Solaris
11 17 (1.98%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.40%) SUSE
13 11 (1.28%) zOS
13 11 (1.28%) Windows 2000
14 9 (1.05%) Windows CE
14 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.93%) Android
16 6 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (12.21%) ITIL
2 67 (7.79%) Migration
3 51 (5.93%) Change Management
4 44 (5.12%) Project Management
5 39 (4.53%) Workflow
6 31 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
7 28 (3.26%) Software Engineering
7 28 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (3.02%) Unit Testing
9 25 (2.91%) Service Management
10 24 (2.79%) Configuration Management
11 23 (2.67%) Service Delivery
12 20 (2.33%) Test Scripting
12 20 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (2.21%) Software Testing
14 18 (2.09%) Release Management
14 18 (2.09%) Build Automation
15 17 (1.98%) Multithreading
16 16 (1.86%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (15.23%) SQL
2 76 (8.84%) C#
3 64 (7.44%) PowerShell
4 51 (5.93%) VBScript
5 50 (5.81%) Java
6 32 (3.72%) C++
7 30 (3.49%) VB
8 22 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 19 (2.21%) Perl
10 18 (2.09%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.40%) C
12 7 (0.81%) Korn
12 7 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.58%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.58%) Python
13 5 (0.58%) Embedded C++
14 4 (0.47%) PHP
14 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.47%) Groovy
14 4 (0.47%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 243 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 228 (26.51%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (3.72%) Degree
5 27 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (2.21%) MCSE
8 18 (2.09%) MCSA
9 15 (1.74%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.74%) MCTS
10 14 (1.63%) MCITP
10 14 (1.63%) CISSP
11 12 (1.40%) CCNA
11 12 (1.40%) GIAC
12 9 (1.05%) CCNP
12 9 (1.05%) MCP
13 8 (0.93%) CCSP
13 8 (0.93%) CEH
14 7 (0.81%) SSCP
15 5 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.07%) SLA
2 14 (1.63%) QA
3 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.47%) COBIT
4 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 225 (26.16%) Active Directory
2 105 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 42 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (4.19%) Hyper-V
6 33 (3.84%) vSphere
7 21 (2.44%) XenApp
7 21 (2.44%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.40%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.93%) SRDF
10 7 (0.81%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.47%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.47%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.12%) Samba
14 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.12%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 88 (10.23%) SCCM
2 51 (5.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 23 (2.67%) Netcool
4 23 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 21 (2.44%) Tivoli
6 13 (1.51%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.16%) SCOM
7 10 (1.16%) Control-M
8 9 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.93%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.93%) WSUS
10 7 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.70%) MIIS
11 6 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.70%) MOM
11 6 (0.70%) Puppet
11 6 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 316 (36.74%) Microsoft
2 181 (21.05%) VMware
3 109 (12.67%) Citrix
4 92 (10.70%) HP
5 61 (7.09%) Oracle
6 48 (5.58%) IBM
7 45 (5.23%) Cisco
8 42 (4.88%) EMC
9 30 (3.49%) Dell
10 24 (2.79%) Altiris
11 22 (2.56%) Symantec
11 22 (2.56%) Red Hat
12 21 (2.44%) McAfee
13 18 (2.09%) Veritas
13 18 (2.09%) AppSense
14 15 (1.74%) Fortinet
14 15 (1.74%) Lotus
15 13 (1.51%) NetApp
15 13 (1.51%) Apple
16 11 (1.28%) CommVault
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