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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 282 420 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.84% 15.22% 9.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.47% 64.32% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 203 116
Average daily rate
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£300 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.85 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £41.48 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
570 653 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 23.66% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 320 225
Average daily rate £330 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 92 £325 +4.83% 27
Glasgow -10 65 £325 +8.33% 18
Renfrewshire -2 23 £375 +15.38% 2
Aberdeen 0 22 £180 -32.07% 2
West Lothian -1 11 £330 +32.00% 2
Dundee -4 11 £250 - 2
North Lanarkshire -5 11 £103 +13.88%
Highlands 0 9 £110 +10.00%
Lanarkshire -2 6 £191 +66.30%
Inverclyde -7 6 £250 -
South Lanarkshire +1 3 £100 -
South Ayrshire 0 3 £96 -54.71%
Fife -9 3 - -
Perth and Kinross -1 2 £213 -43.33%
Scottish Borders -1 2 £115 -9.80% 4
Moray - 2 £110 -
Stirling -9 1 £465 +43.07%
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 216 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 212 (31.41%) Active Directory
3 201 (29.78%) Windows 7
4 159 (23.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 140 (20.74%) VMware
6 122 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 106 (15.70%) Linux
8 99 (14.67%) Finance
9 95 (14.07%) ITIL
10 92 (13.63%) SQL
10 92 (13.63%) SQL Server
11 90 (13.33%) Migration
12 83 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 82 (12.15%) Citrix
14 80 (11.85%) MS Exchange
15 79 (11.70%) Security Cleared
16 78 (11.56%) Windows XP
17 77 (11.41%) UNIX
17 77 (11.41%) SCCM
18 75 (11.11%) MS Office
19 70 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 69 (10.22%) MS Excel
20 69 (10.22%) HP
21 66 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
22 61 (9.04%) DNS
23 60 (8.89%) .NET
24 59 (8.74%) Data Centre
25 55 (8.15%) C#
26 53 (7.85%) SAN
26 53 (7.85%) SC Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (11.85%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (3.70%) Lync
5 22 (3.26%) IIS
6 13 (1.93%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.19%) JBoss
8 8 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (0.89%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.74%) Apache
10 5 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.59%) CICS
11 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 75 (11.11%) MS Office
2 69 (10.22%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.04%) AutoCAD
3 7 (1.04%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.89%) MS Project
5 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.59%) CATIA
6 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Teamcenter
2 4 (0.59%) assyst
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.22%) Office 365
2 12 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.30%) Engine Yard
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.04%) DNS
2 53 (7.85%) SAN
3 45 (6.67%) DHCP
4 32 (4.74%) LAN
5 31 (4.59%) WAN
6 28 (4.15%) Firewall
7 21 (3.11%) LDAP
7 21 (3.11%) TCP/IP
7 21 (3.11%) VPN
8 17 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (2.37%) VoIP
10 15 (2.22%) Network Security
11 12 (1.78%) NAS
12 11 (1.63%) 802.11
13 10 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (1.33%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (1.33%) Internet
15 7 (1.04%) SSL
15 7 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.89%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.59%) DB2
11 3 (0.44%) MySQL
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.44%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 24 (3.56%) MSI
3 11 (1.63%) JIRA
4 10 (1.48%) AdminStudio
5 9 (1.33%) TestDirector
5 9 (1.33%) WinDbg
6 8 (1.19%) InstallShield
7 7 (1.04%) HP UFT
7 7 (1.04%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.04%) WinRunner
8 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.74%) Subversion
10 4 (0.59%) Maven
10 4 (0.59%) Introscope
11 3 (0.44%) Toad
11 3 (0.44%) Hudson
12 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.30%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.30%) Trac
General
1 99 (14.67%) Finance
2 38 (5.63%) Banking
3 10 (1.48%) Law
4 6 (0.89%) Retail
5 4 (0.59%) Local Government
5 4 (0.59%) Legal
6 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.44%) Back Office
6 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.44%) Games
7 2 (0.30%) Electronics
7 2 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.15%) Advertising
8 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.15%) Billing
8 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.15%) Marketing
8 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 130 (19.26%) Analyst
2 52 (7.70%) Support Analyst
3 49 (7.26%) Support Engineer
4 47 (6.96%) Developer
5 38 (5.63%) Desktop Support
5 38 (5.63%) Administrator
6 34 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (4.74%) Software Engineer
7 32 (4.74%) Consultant
8 30 (4.44%) Architect
8 30 (4.44%) Project Manager
9 29 (4.30%) Desktop Engineer
10 23 (3.41%) Service Analyst
11 22 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
12 19 (2.81%) Wintel Engineer
13 18 (2.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 18 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (2.67%) 1st Line Support
14 16 (2.37%) Test Engineer
14 16 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.89%) .NET
2 44 (6.52%) XML
3 40 (5.93%) HTML
4 28 (4.15%) CSS
4 28 (4.15%) Web Services
5 27 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.41%) .NET Framework
6 23 (3.41%) Application Packaging
7 14 (2.07%) Middleware
8 13 (1.93%) WPF
9 12 (1.78%) WinForms
10 11 (1.63%) 802.1X
11 10 (1.48%) XSLT
12 9 (1.33%) XSD
12 9 (1.33%) XSL
12 9 (1.33%) DHTML
13 8 (1.19%) Itk
13 8 (1.19%) HTML5
14 7 (1.04%) WCF
15 6 (0.89%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.89%) Clustering
3 19 (2.81%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.52%) Device Driver
5 16 (2.37%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 15 (2.22%) Fat Client
7 11 (1.63%) Replication
8 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.33%) PDA
9 6 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.89%) CLARiiON
10 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.74%) iPhone
11 4 (0.59%) LPAR
11 4 (0.59%) Celerra
11 4 (0.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 201 (29.78%) Windows 7
2 159 (23.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 106 (15.70%) Linux
5 78 (11.56%) Windows XP
6 77 (11.41%) UNIX
7 66 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (5.19%) Windows 8
9 31 (4.59%) AIX
10 28 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (3.26%) Android
12 21 (3.11%) Solaris
13 13 (1.93%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.63%) Windows Vista
15 10 (1.48%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.19%) zOS
16 8 (1.19%) Windows CE
17 5 (0.74%) HPUX
18 4 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (14.07%) ITIL
2 90 (13.33%) Migration
3 44 (6.52%) Change Management
4 35 (5.19%) Service Management
5 32 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (4.74%) Software Engineering
6 30 (4.44%) Test Scripting
7 28 (4.15%) Project Management
8 21 (3.11%) Service Delivery
8 21 (3.11%) Validation
9 20 (2.96%) Performance Testing
10 18 (2.67%) Software Testing
10 18 (2.67%) Workflow
10 18 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (2.67%) PRINCE2
10 18 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (2.52%) Content Management
12 16 (2.37%) Unit Testing
12 16 (2.37%) Incident Management
12 16 (2.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.63%) SQL
2 55 (8.15%) C#
3 52 (7.70%) PowerShell
4 47 (6.96%) Java
5 40 (5.93%) C++
6 34 (5.04%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.00%) C
8 23 (3.41%) VB
9 20 (2.96%) VBScript
10 17 (2.52%) Tcl
11 12 (1.78%) XPath
11 12 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.48%) Perl
12 10 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.33%) REXX
14 6 (0.89%) Embedded C++
14 6 (0.89%) Python
14 6 (0.89%) ABAP
15 4 (0.59%) Jython
15 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 70 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (7.85%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.93%) Degree
5 32 (4.74%) MCSE
6 22 (3.26%) MCSA
7 19 (2.81%) MCTS
8 17 (2.52%) MCP
9 16 (2.37%) MCITP
10 13 (1.93%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.04%) CCNA
11 7 (1.04%) HND
11 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.74%) ISEB
14 4 (0.59%) CCNP
14 4 (0.59%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.44%) MCSD
16 2 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.41%) SLA
2 12 (1.78%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.44%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) DICOM
6 1 (0.15%) BS7799
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 212 (31.41%) Active Directory
2 83 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 41 (6.07%) vSphere
5 27 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 26 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.67%) XenApp
8 11 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.89%) vCloud
10 6 (0.89%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.74%) Firmware
12 4 (0.59%) SRDF
12 4 (0.59%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.59%) Xen
13 3 (0.44%) Squid
13 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.44%) UAG
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 77 (11.41%) SCCM
2 28 (4.15%) Backup Exec
3 26 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 19 (2.81%) SCOM
5 16 (2.37%) Nagios
6 15 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 13 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (1.48%) WMI
10 9 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.19%) WSUS
12 6 (0.89%) Netcool
13 5 (0.74%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.59%) CA Wily
14 4 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.44%) Puppet
15 3 (0.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 216 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 140 (20.74%) VMware
3 82 (12.15%) Citrix
4 69 (10.22%) HP
5 50 (7.41%) Oracle
6 49 (7.26%) Cisco
7 29 (4.30%) Symantec
8 27 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 25 (3.70%) EMC
10 19 (2.81%) McAfee
11 17 (2.52%) CommVault
12 16 (2.37%) Veritas
13 12 (1.78%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.63%) Lotus
15 8 (1.19%) CA
15 8 (1.19%) webMethods
15 8 (1.19%) Dell
15 8 (1.19%) F5
16 7 (1.04%) AppSense
17 6 (0.89%) Dell Compellent
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