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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 310 359 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.75% 15.73% 15.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.27% 64.22% 65.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 127 160
Average daily rate
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£310 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £109 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 17
Average hourly rate £13.94 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £36.00 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
532 559 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.16% 24.50% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 239 238
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £118 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £39.25 £19.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 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 -7 108 £303 -19.33% 27
Glasgow 0 103 £310 +3.33% 19
West Lothian -3 9 £216 -19.15% 1
Scottish Borders 0 7 £118 +4.44% 1
Aberdeen -5 5 £113 -13.46% 2
Stirling -7 5 £190 -
Fife -1 3 £85 - 1
Dundee +2 2 £210 -23.63%
Aberdeenshire +1 1 - -
Perthshire - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
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UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 222 (35.75%) Microsoft
2 174 (28.02%) Windows 7
3 143 (23.03%) Active Directory
4 141 (22.71%) VMware
5 139 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (21.10%) Security Cleared
7 122 (19.65%) SC Cleared
8 110 (17.71%) SQL
9 108 (17.39%) MS Office
10 107 (17.23%) Finance
11 96 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 76 (12.24%) Migration
13 75 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 73 (11.76%) SQL Server
14 73 (11.76%) Linux
14 73 (11.76%) Windows XP
15 72 (11.59%) .NET
16 69 (11.11%) ITIL
17 65 (10.47%) Citrix
18 63 (10.14%) C#
19 61 (9.82%) HP
20 60 (9.66%) UNIX
20 60 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
21 59 (9.50%) SCCM
22 57 (9.18%) Oracle
23 56 (9.02%) MS Exchange
24 52 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
25 51 (8.21%) DNS
25 51 (8.21%) SAN
26 50 (8.05%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 56 (9.02%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.60%) IIS
4 18 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (2.74%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.09%) JBoss
7 12 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.29%) Lync
9 8 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.97%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.81%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.64%) CMS
13 3 (0.48%) Apache
13 3 (0.48%) LiveLink
Applications
1 108 (17.39%) MS Office
2 50 (8.05%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.42%) MS Project
4 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Maple
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.97%) Office 365
3 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Heroku
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.21%) DNS
1 51 (8.21%) SAN
2 49 (7.89%) Firewall
3 42 (6.76%) DHCP
4 35 (5.64%) TCP/IP
5 29 (4.67%) LAN
6 20 (3.22%) WAN
7 17 (2.74%) VPN
7 17 (2.74%) NAS
8 16 (2.58%) SSL
9 13 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (1.77%) HTTP
10 11 (1.77%) Network Security
11 7 (1.13%) LDAP
12 6 (0.97%) VLAN
12 6 (0.97%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.97%) IPsec
13 5 (0.81%) Intranet
13 5 (0.81%) Internet
13 5 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.97%) IDOL
8 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.48%) DTS
11 2 (0.32%) MySQL
12 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.16%) MS Access
12 1 (0.16%) DB2
12 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (3.22%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.09%) WinRunner
2 13 (2.09%) TestDirector
2 13 (2.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.45%) PVCS
3 9 (1.45%) Subversion
4 8 (1.29%) Mercurial
5 6 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.97%) MSBuild
5 6 (0.97%) CruiseControl
6 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.81%) Fiddler
7 4 (0.64%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.48%) JIRA
8 3 (0.48%) Maven
9 2 (0.32%) Build Forge
9 2 (0.32%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 107 (17.23%) Finance
2 41 (6.60%) Banking
3 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.32%) Electronics
6 2 (0.32%) Retail
6 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (11.92%) Analyst
2 66 (10.63%) Developer
3 38 (6.12%) Consultant
4 34 (5.48%) Architect
4 34 (5.48%) Administrator
5 33 (5.31%) Desktop Support
5 33 (5.31%) Support Analyst
5 33 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
6 32 (5.15%) Support Engineer
7 31 (4.99%) Wintel Engineer
8 24 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (3.38%) Server Engineer
10 20 (3.22%) Build Engineer
11 19 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (2.90%) Project Manager
13 17 (2.74%) IT Support
14 16 (2.58%) .NET Developer
14 16 (2.58%) Java Developer
15 15 (2.42%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.59%) .NET
2 36 (5.80%) HTML
3 30 (4.83%) XML
4 27 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 23 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 17 (2.74%) Middleware
7 12 (1.93%) NHibernate
7 12 (1.93%) Application Packaging
8 11 (1.77%) Web Services
8 11 (1.77%) WCF
8 11 (1.77%) JSON
8 11 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (1.61%) HTML5
9 10 (1.61%) Ajax
9 10 (1.61%) CSS
10 8 (1.29%) OAuth
11 7 (1.13%) XSLT
11 7 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (0.97%) CSS3
12 6 (0.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.35%) Clustering
2 24 (3.86%) Replication
3 23 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 20 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.22%) PDA
5 16 (2.58%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.45%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.97%) iSeries
11 5 (0.81%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.81%) iPhone
12 4 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.64%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 174 (28.02%) Windows 7
2 139 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (11.76%) Linux
4 73 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 60 (9.66%) UNIX
5 60 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (4.51%) Windows 8
7 21 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (3.06%) Solaris
9 16 (2.58%) Windows 2000
9 16 (2.58%) AIX
10 15 (2.42%) Android
11 11 (1.77%) Ubuntu
11 11 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (0.97%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.64%) HPUX
13 4 (0.64%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (12.24%) Migration
2 69 (11.11%) ITIL
3 41 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (5.31%) Change Management
5 24 (3.86%) Test Scripting
6 21 (3.38%) Software Testing
6 21 (3.38%) Unit Testing
6 21 (3.38%) Validation
7 18 (2.90%) Project Management
8 17 (2.74%) Incident Management
8 17 (2.74%) Service Delivery
9 16 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (2.42%) Information Security
10 15 (2.42%) Multithreading
10 15 (2.42%) MVC
10 15 (2.42%) ETL
11 14 (2.25%) Test Automation
11 14 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (2.09%) Data Mapping
13 12 (1.93%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 110 (17.71%) SQL
2 63 (10.14%) C#
3 44 (7.09%) Java
4 38 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 32 (5.15%) JavaScript
6 24 (3.86%) Perl
7 21 (3.38%) VBScript
8 19 (3.06%) C++
9 12 (1.93%) Python
9 12 (1.93%) VB
10 8 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.97%) C
11 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.81%) VBA
12 5 (0.81%) Ruby
13 3 (0.48%) REXX
13 3 (0.48%) Tcl
14 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.16%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 131 (21.10%) Security Cleared
2 122 (19.65%) SC Cleared
3 52 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (7.73%) Degree
5 29 (4.67%) MCITP
6 27 (4.35%) MCSE
7 24 (3.86%) MCSA
8 22 (3.54%) MCTS
9 17 (2.74%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.93%) MCP
10 12 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.61%) PMP
11 10 (1.61%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.13%) CISSP
13 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.81%) GCIA
13 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.64%) HND
14 4 (0.64%) CCNA
14 4 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.90%) SLA
2 9 (1.45%) QA
3 4 (0.64%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) DICOM
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (23.03%) Active Directory
2 75 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.90%) VMware ESX
5 17 (2.74%) vSphere
6 14 (2.25%) XenApp
6 14 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.97%) MetaFrame
10 5 (0.81%) RACF
10 5 (0.81%) Squid
10 5 (0.81%) UAG
11 4 (0.64%) vCloud
11 4 (0.64%) Firmware
12 3 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.32%) Nmap
13 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 59 (9.50%) SCCM
2 28 (4.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (3.06%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (2.25%) Netcool
6 13 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (1.77%) SCOM
8 8 (1.29%) Data Guard
9 7 (1.13%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.97%) WSUS
11 5 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.81%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.64%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (0.64%) SCSM
12 4 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.64%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.64%) WMI
12 4 (0.64%) Control-M
13 3 (0.48%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 222 (35.75%) Microsoft
2 141 (22.71%) VMware
3 65 (10.47%) Citrix
4 61 (9.82%) HP
5 57 (9.18%) Oracle
6 31 (4.99%) Veritas
7 24 (3.86%) IBM
7 24 (3.86%) McAfee
8 20 (3.22%) Cisco
8 20 (3.22%) Symantec
8 20 (3.22%) Altiris
9 19 (3.06%) EMC
10 13 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.93%) NetApp
12 11 (1.77%) Dell
13 10 (1.61%) CA
14 9 (1.45%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.45%) ArcSight
15 7 (1.13%) Avaya
16 6 (0.97%) Meridio
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