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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 344 428 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.81% 16.92% 12.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.88% 64.85% 54.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 176 164
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 9
Average hourly rate £29.00 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.71% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.95 £55.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
565 660 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.40% 26.10% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 328 267
Average daily rate £325 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 11
Average hourly rate £28.10 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £28.70 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 135 £300 -14.28% 28
Glasgow -6 71 £315 +11.50% 19
Renfrewshire 0 31 £351 +13.15% 2
Aberdeen -1 24 £230 -29.23% 2
Dundee - 11 £210 - 4
West Lothian -7 9 £291 -2.91% 1
South Ayrshire - 9 £98 -
Highlands -2 8 £110 -1.12% 2
Fife - 8 £219 - 3
Lanarkshire 0 2 £100 -16.66%
North Lanarkshire -7 2 £180 -10.55%
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Midlothian - 2 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £115 -9.80%
Stirling -17 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 226 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 217 (32.34%) Windows 7
3 185 (27.57%) Active Directory
4 155 (23.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 107 (15.95%) VMware
7 101 (15.05%) Security Cleared
8 99 (14.75%) Windows XP
9 97 (14.46%) SQL Server
10 95 (14.16%) Linux
11 93 (13.86%) Finance
12 91 (13.56%) SQL
13 88 (13.11%) MS Office
13 88 (13.11%) SC Cleared
14 87 (12.97%) Migration
15 85 (12.67%) ITIL
16 80 (11.92%) HP
17 78 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
18 76 (11.33%) .NET
19 75 (11.18%) Citrix
20 71 (10.58%) MS Excel
21 66 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
22 63 (9.39%) C#
23 62 (9.24%) SCCM
24 61 (9.09%) UNIX
25 59 (8.79%) MS Exchange
26 56 (8.35%) Oracle
27 54 (8.05%) DNS
28 51 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
29 50 (7.45%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 59 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 48 (7.15%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.51%) IIS
4 24 (3.58%) Lync
5 20 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (1.79%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.19%) JBoss
11 6 (0.89%) NetWeaver
11 6 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.60%) CICS
12 4 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.60%) CMS
12 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Process Server
12 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.45%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.45%) FileNet
13 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 88 (13.11%) MS Office
2 71 (10.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.04%) MS Project
4 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.60%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.04%) Office 365
3 5 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Heroku
6 1 (0.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (8.05%) DNS
2 50 (7.45%) SAN
3 45 (6.71%) Firewall
4 40 (5.96%) DHCP
5 34 (5.07%) LAN
6 32 (4.77%) WAN
7 24 (3.58%) TCP/IP
8 21 (3.13%) LDAP
9 20 (2.98%) SSL
10 18 (2.68%) VPN
11 17 (2.53%) Network Security
12 16 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (1.94%) HTTP
15 11 (1.64%) NAS
15 11 (1.64%) 802.11
16 7 (1.04%) Junos
16 7 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.89%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.60%) DB2
8 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.45%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (4.47%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.68%) TestDirector
3 16 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (2.38%) WinRunner
4 11 (1.64%) MSI
5 9 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.34%) AdminStudio
6 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (1.04%) Fiddler
7 6 (0.89%) InstallShield
7 6 (0.89%) CruiseControl
7 6 (0.89%) JIRA
7 6 (0.89%) MSBuild
7 6 (0.89%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.75%) Subversion
9 4 (0.60%) Introscope
10 3 (0.45%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.45%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 93 (13.86%) Finance
2 30 (4.47%) Banking
3 7 (1.04%) Law
4 4 (0.60%) Legal
4 4 (0.60%) Retail
5 3 (0.45%) Back Office
6 2 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.15%) Marketing
7 1 (0.15%) Local Government
7 1 (0.15%) Billing
7 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 115 (17.14%) Analyst
2 59 (8.79%) Developer
3 50 (7.45%) Support Analyst
4 43 (6.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 42 (6.26%) Desktop Support
6 40 (5.96%) Support Engineer
7 33 (4.92%) Consultant
8 32 (4.77%) Project Manager
9 30 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
10 28 (4.17%) Administrator
11 25 (3.73%) Architect
12 24 (3.58%) Software Engineer
13 22 (3.28%) Service Analyst
14 21 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
14 21 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
15 20 (2.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 19 (2.83%) Test Engineer
17 17 (2.53%) .NET Developer
17 17 (2.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.33%) .NET
2 41 (6.11%) ASP.NET
3 39 (5.81%) HTML
4 30 (4.47%) XML
5 29 (4.32%) .NET Framework
6 25 (3.73%) CSS
7 21 (3.13%) Web Services
8 19 (2.83%) Application Packaging
9 11 (1.64%) NHibernate
10 10 (1.49%) Middleware
10 10 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (1.49%) WCF
11 9 (1.34%) Entity Framework
11 9 (1.34%) OAuth
12 7 (1.04%) WPF
12 7 (1.04%) Ajax
13 6 (0.89%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.89%) OAuth2
13 6 (0.89%) HTML5
14 5 (0.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.51%) Clustering
2 25 (3.73%) PDA
3 22 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.83%) Blackberry
6 16 (2.38%) Replication
6 16 (2.38%) Device Driver
7 11 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.04%) Cryptography
10 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.75%) iSeries
12 4 (0.60%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.60%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.60%) Handset
12 4 (0.60%) LPAR
12 4 (0.60%) iPhone
12 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 217 (32.34%) Windows 7
2 155 (23.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 99 (14.75%) Windows XP
5 95 (14.16%) Linux
6 66 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (9.09%) UNIX
8 41 (6.11%) Windows 8
9 28 (4.17%) AIX
10 18 (2.68%) Solaris
10 18 (2.68%) Android
10 18 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.94%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.49%) Windows CE
12 10 (1.49%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.75%) zOS
16 4 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (12.97%) Migration
2 85 (12.67%) ITIL
3 44 (6.56%) Change Management
4 34 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (5.07%) Test Scripting
5 31 (4.62%) Software Engineering
6 29 (4.32%) Service Management
7 28 (4.17%) Project Management
8 27 (4.02%) Software Testing
9 25 (3.73%) Incident Management
10 22 (3.28%) Service Delivery
11 19 (2.83%) Test Automation
11 19 (2.83%) MVC
11 19 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (2.83%) Validation
12 17 (2.53%) Information Security
13 16 (2.38%) Configuration Management
13 16 (2.38%) Time Management
13 16 (2.38%) Release Management
14 15 (2.24%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 91 (13.56%) SQL
2 63 (9.39%) C#
3 41 (6.11%) PowerShell
4 38 (5.66%) Java
5 32 (4.77%) C++
6 28 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 20 (2.98%) VB
8 18 (2.68%) Perl
9 17 (2.53%) C
9 17 (2.53%) VBScript
10 15 (2.24%) Python
11 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.89%) Embedded C++
12 6 (0.89%) ABAP
13 5 (0.75%) Tcl
14 4 (0.60%) REXX
14 4 (0.60%) VBA
14 4 (0.60%) Jython
14 4 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 101 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 88 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 78 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (5.96%) MCSE
5 39 (5.81%) Degree
6 34 (5.07%) MCITP
7 33 (4.92%) MCSA
8 24 (3.58%) ISTQB
9 22 (3.28%) MCTS
10 17 (2.53%) MCP
11 8 (1.19%) PMP
11 8 (1.19%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.19%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.04%) CCNA
12 7 (1.04%) CISSP
12 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.75%) GCIA
14 5 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.38%) QA
2 13 (1.94%) SLA
3 7 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) DICOM
6 1 (0.15%) BS7799
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 185 (27.57%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.02%) VMware ESX
5 25 (3.73%) vSphere
6 18 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.64%) XenApp
9 7 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.89%) Firmware
11 4 (0.60%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.60%) Xen
11 4 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.45%) UAG
12 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.45%) Squid
12 3 (0.45%) RACF
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.15%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 62 (9.24%) SCCM
2 24 (3.58%) Backup Exec
3 23 (3.43%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (3.28%) NetBackup
5 20 (2.98%) SCOM
6 18 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (2.38%) Netcool
8 13 (1.94%) Nagios
9 9 (1.34%) WSUS
10 8 (1.19%) Data Guard
11 7 (1.04%) WMI
12 6 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
13 5 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (0.60%) DameWare
14 4 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.60%) CA Wily
15 3 (0.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 226 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 107 (15.95%) VMware
3 80 (11.92%) HP
4 75 (11.18%) Citrix
5 56 (8.35%) Oracle
6 36 (5.37%) Cisco
7 34 (5.07%) McAfee
8 29 (4.32%) Symantec
9 23 (3.43%) Veritas
10 21 (3.13%) EMC
11 20 (2.98%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.24%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.79%) CA
13 12 (1.79%) CommVault
13 12 (1.79%) F5
14 9 (1.34%) ArcSight
15 8 (1.19%) Sybase
16 7 (1.04%) 3PAR
16 7 (1.04%) TippingPoint
16 7 (1.04%) Crossbeam
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