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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 293 402 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.62% 16.31% 15.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.70% 65.58% 73.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 155 186
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £112 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 25
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.82 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £52.10 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -9.37%
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
556 613 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.15% 24.88% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 267 248
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 28
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £90.50 £21.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 -8 108 £288 -27.21% 23
Glasgow -7 88 £325 +8.33% 16
Renfrewshire -3 32 £350 -4.43%
Aberdeen -4 11 £180 -34.54% 6
Highlands - 9 £200 -
West Lothian -4 6 £216 -13.50% 4
Stirling -8 5 £190 -
Scottish Borders 0 4 £118 +4.44% 2
Fife +3 3 £85 - 3
Dundee -3 2 £150 -33.33% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - - 2
Perth and Kinross - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 247 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 185 (27.65%) Windows 7
3 158 (23.62%) Active Directory
4 154 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 147 (21.97%) Security Cleared
6 143 (21.38%) VMware
7 137 (20.48%) SC Cleared
8 130 (19.43%) SQL
9 118 (17.64%) Finance
10 116 (17.34%) MS Office
11 94 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 88 (13.15%) Linux
13 77 (11.51%) ITIL
13 77 (11.51%) Citrix
14 74 (11.06%) Migration
14 74 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
15 72 (10.76%) .NET
15 72 (10.76%) UNIX
16 70 (10.46%) Windows XP
17 69 (10.31%) C#
18 66 (9.87%) MS Excel
18 66 (9.87%) SCCM
19 65 (9.72%) SQL Server
20 62 (9.27%) MS Exchange
20 62 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
21 60 (8.97%) HP
22 57 (8.52%) Firewall
23 56 (8.37%) Oracle
24 52 (7.77%) Banking
25 50 (7.47%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 62 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.83%) IIS
3 38 (5.68%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.54%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (1.94%) JBoss
8 12 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.49%) Lync
9 10 (1.49%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.45%) LiveLink
13 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 116 (17.34%) MS Office
2 66 (9.87%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.94%) MS Project
4 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) Maple
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.45%) assyst
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.05%) Office 365
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
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 57 (8.52%) Firewall
2 50 (7.47%) DNS
2 50 (7.47%) SAN
3 43 (6.43%) DHCP
4 37 (5.53%) TCP/IP
5 32 (4.78%) LAN
6 23 (3.44%) WAN
6 23 (3.44%) VPN
7 16 (2.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (2.24%) HTTP
8 15 (2.24%) NAS
9 12 (1.79%) Network Security
10 10 (1.49%) SSL
11 8 (1.20%) IPsec
12 7 (1.05%) Intranet
12 7 (1.05%) Internet
12 7 (1.05%) VoIP
13 6 (0.90%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.90%) Wireless
13 6 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.90%) IDOL
8 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.45%) KDB
9 3 (0.45%) DTS
10 2 (0.30%) MS Access
10 2 (0.30%) DB2
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.30%) MySQL
11 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.94%) WinRunner
2 13 (1.94%) TestDirector
2 13 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.35%) PVCS
3 9 (1.35%) Subversion
4 8 (1.20%) Mercurial
5 6 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.75%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.75%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.75%) MSI
6 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.45%) Maven
9 2 (0.30%) JIRA
9 2 (0.30%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.30%) Selenium
9 2 (0.30%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.30%) Build Forge
9 2 (0.30%) GoogleTest
General
1 118 (17.64%) Finance
2 52 (7.77%) Banking
3 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.45%) Front Office
6 3 (0.45%) Electronics
6 3 (0.45%) Retail
7 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.15%) Publishing
8 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (11.96%) Developer
1 80 (11.96%) Analyst
2 42 (6.28%) Support Engineer
3 38 (5.68%) Consultant
4 37 (5.53%) Desktop Support
5 36 (5.38%) Support Analyst
6 35 (5.23%) Architect
7 33 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
9 30 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 27 (4.04%) Administrator
11 25 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
12 20 (2.99%) Server Engineer
13 19 (2.84%) IT Support
14 18 (2.69%) Java Developer
14 18 (2.69%) Project Manager
15 17 (2.54%) Service Analyst
16 16 (2.39%) Build Engineer
17 15 (2.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 15 (2.24%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (10.76%) .NET
2 36 (5.38%) HTML
3 34 (5.08%) XML
4 26 (3.89%) .NET Framework
5 22 (3.29%) Middleware
6 18 (2.69%) Application Packaging
6 18 (2.69%) WCF
7 16 (2.39%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.09%) WPF
9 13 (1.94%) JSON
10 11 (1.64%) Web Services
11 10 (1.49%) CSS
11 10 (1.49%) Ajax
11 10 (1.49%) HTML5
12 9 (1.35%) WinForms
12 9 (1.35%) STL
13 8 (1.20%) REST
14 7 (1.05%) LINQ
14 7 (1.05%) XSLT
14 7 (1.05%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.63%) Clustering
2 28 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.59%) Replication
4 20 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.84%) Blackberry
6 17 (2.54%) PDA
6 17 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 14 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.79%) Thin Client
8 12 (1.79%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.20%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.05%) Device Driver
11 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.75%) iPhone
13 5 (0.75%) iSeries
13 5 (0.75%) SCADA
13 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 185 (27.65%) Windows 7
2 154 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 88 (13.15%) Linux
5 72 (10.76%) UNIX
6 70 (10.46%) Windows XP
7 62 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 27 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.99%) Android
11 18 (2.69%) Solaris
11 18 (2.69%) AIX
11 18 (2.69%) Windows 2000
12 16 (2.39%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.20%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.75%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (11.51%) ITIL
2 74 (11.06%) Migration
3 38 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (4.93%) Change Management
5 28 (4.19%) Unit Testing
5 28 (4.19%) Multithreading
6 26 (3.89%) Test Scripting
7 25 (3.74%) Software Testing
8 21 (3.14%) Service Delivery
9 20 (2.99%) Validation
10 19 (2.84%) Project Management
10 19 (2.84%) Incident Management
10 19 (2.84%) Performance Management
11 16 (2.39%) ETL
12 15 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (2.09%) Test Automation
13 14 (2.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (1.94%) Data Mapping
14 13 (1.94%) Performance Monitoring
15 12 (1.79%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 130 (19.43%) SQL
2 69 (10.31%) C#
3 47 (7.03%) Java
4 39 (5.83%) PowerShell
5 30 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.48%) C++
6 29 (4.33%) Perl
7 20 (2.99%) VBScript
8 17 (2.54%) VB
9 12 (1.79%) Python
10 11 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.05%) C
13 5 (0.75%) VBA
13 5 (0.75%) Tcl
14 4 (0.60%) REXX
14 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.45%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.45%) Ruby
16 2 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 147 (21.97%) Security Cleared
2 137 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.47%) Degree
4 44 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (3.29%) MCSE
5 22 (3.29%) MCTS
5 22 (3.29%) MCITP
6 20 (2.99%) MCSA
7 15 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (2.09%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.49%) CISSP
9 10 (1.49%) MCP
10 9 (1.35%) PMP
10 9 (1.35%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.75%) HND
12 5 (0.75%) GCIA
12 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.60%) MCDST
13 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.44%) SLA
2 12 (1.79%) QA
3 5 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.75%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 158 (23.62%) Active Directory
2 74 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.29%) VMware ESX
5 21 (3.14%) vSphere
6 18 (2.69%) XenApp
7 13 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.20%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.75%) UAG
11 5 (0.75%) Squid
11 5 (0.75%) MetaFrame
11 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.75%) RACF
12 4 (0.60%) vCloud
13 3 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.30%) Firmware
14 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 66 (9.87%) SCCM
2 26 (3.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (2.09%) Netcool
5 11 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.49%) SCOM
7 7 (1.05%) Data Guard
7 7 (1.05%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.75%) WSUS
8 5 (0.75%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.60%) SCSM
9 4 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.60%) Control-M
10 3 (0.45%) Unicenter
10 3 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 247 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 143 (21.38%) VMware
3 77 (11.51%) Citrix
4 60 (8.97%) HP
5 56 (8.37%) Oracle
6 31 (4.63%) Veritas
7 28 (4.19%) IBM
8 24 (3.59%) Cisco
9 22 (3.29%) McAfee
10 21 (3.14%) Symantec
11 20 (2.99%) EMC
12 19 (2.84%) Red Hat
12 19 (2.84%) Altiris
13 18 (2.69%) Dell
14 14 (2.09%) NetApp
15 12 (1.79%) CA
16 10 (1.49%) Lotus
16 10 (1.49%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.49%) ArcSight
17 8 (1.20%) Google
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