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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 286 422 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.48% 15.75% 11.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.76% 62.24% 55.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 195 141
Average daily rate
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£290 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.70 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £41.30 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
532 678 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.63% 25.30% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 351 229
Average daily rate £325 £329 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% -8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.25 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 94 £290 -14.64% 31
Glasgow -14 50 £325 +3.93% 23
Renfrewshire +1 28 £355 +14.51% 1
Aberdeen 0 24 £180 -44.61% 5
Dundee +1 15 £173 - 3
West Lothian -5 12 £310 +24.00% 2
North Lanarkshire -5 8 £98 -
Fife -7 8 £219 -39.23% 2
South Ayrshire 0 7 £101 -52.41%
Highlands -3 6 £110 +4.76%
Inverclyde -6 5 £250 -
Lanarkshire -3 3 £280 +143.47%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £213 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £100 -
Scottish Borders -1 1 £115 -6.12% 1
Stirling -14 1 £465 +43.07%
Moray - 1 £110 -
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 208 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 207 (30.62%) Windows 7
3 205 (30.33%) Active Directory
4 163 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (18.64%) VMware
6 125 (18.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 97 (14.35%) SQL Server
7 97 (14.35%) Finance
8 95 (14.05%) SQL
9 92 (13.61%) Linux
10 90 (13.31%) ITIL
10 90 (13.31%) Migration
11 89 (13.17%) Security Cleared
12 88 (13.02%) Windows XP
13 82 (12.13%) MS Office
14 79 (11.69%) Citrix
15 78 (11.54%) HP
16 75 (11.09%) MS Exchange
16 75 (11.09%) UNIX
17 73 (10.80%) SCCM
18 71 (10.50%) SC Cleared
18 71 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 70 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
20 67 (9.91%) .NET
21 66 (9.76%) Data Centre
22 61 (9.02%) MS Excel
23 60 (8.88%) DNS
23 60 (8.88%) C#
24 59 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
25 54 (7.99%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 75 (11.09%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.54%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.99%) IIS
4 22 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (3.25%) Lync
4 22 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.04%) JBoss
8 7 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (0.89%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.59%) CMS
10 4 (0.59%) CICS
10 4 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 82 (12.13%) MS Office
2 61 (9.02%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.04%) AutoCAD
3 7 (1.04%) MS Project
3 7 (1.04%) Siemens NX
4 4 (0.59%) CATIA
5 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.59%) assyst
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.07%) Office 365
2 12 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.30%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.88%) DNS
2 52 (7.69%) SAN
3 45 (6.66%) DHCP
4 31 (4.59%) LAN
5 29 (4.29%) WAN
6 28 (4.14%) Firewall
7 23 (3.40%) TCP/IP
8 22 (3.25%) LDAP
9 18 (2.66%) VPN
10 17 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.37%) VoIP
12 15 (2.22%) NAS
13 12 (1.78%) Network Security
14 11 (1.63%) 802.11
14 11 (1.63%) SSL
15 10 (1.48%) Internet
16 9 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (1.04%) Fibre Channel
17 7 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.78%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.89%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.59%) DB2
11 3 (0.44%) MySQL
11 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.44%) EDRMS
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (4.14%) Visual Studio
2 23 (3.40%) MSI
3 12 (1.78%) TestDirector
4 10 (1.48%) HP UFT
4 10 (1.48%) WinRunner
4 10 (1.48%) AdminStudio
4 10 (1.48%) JIRA
4 10 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.33%) WinDbg
6 7 (1.04%) InstallShield
7 6 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.74%) Subversion
8 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.59%) Introscope
10 3 (0.44%) Toad
10 3 (0.44%) Maven
10 3 (0.44%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.44%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.44%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 97 (14.35%) Finance
2 26 (3.85%) Banking
3 9 (1.33%) Law
4 4 (0.59%) Legal
4 4 (0.59%) Retail
5 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.44%) Back Office
5 3 (0.44%) Games
6 2 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.15%) Electronics
7 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.15%) Billing
7 1 (0.15%) Local Government
7 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 126 (18.64%) Analyst
2 54 (7.99%) Support Analyst
3 51 (7.54%) Developer
4 50 (7.40%) Support Engineer
5 44 (6.51%) Desktop Support
6 35 (5.18%) Desktop Engineer
7 34 (5.03%) Project Manager
8 33 (4.88%) Architect
9 31 (4.59%) Consultant
10 30 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 30 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
11 28 (4.14%) Administrator
12 25 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
13 22 (3.25%) Service Analyst
14 21 (3.11%) Service Desk Analyst
15 20 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 19 (2.81%) Test Engineer
16 19 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
17 18 (2.66%) 1st Line Support
18 17 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (9.91%) .NET
2 48 (7.10%) XML
3 44 (6.51%) HTML
4 33 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 30 (4.44%) Web Services
6 28 (4.14%) CSS
7 25 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 21 (3.11%) Application Packaging
9 13 (1.92%) WinForms
9 13 (1.92%) WPF
10 10 (1.48%) WCF
10 10 (1.48%) XSLT
11 9 (1.33%) XSD
11 9 (1.33%) XSL
11 9 (1.33%) DHTML
12 8 (1.18%) Middleware
12 8 (1.18%) NHibernate
12 8 (1.18%) Itk
13 7 (1.04%) HTML5
14 6 (0.89%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.18%) Clustering
3 22 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.96%) Device Driver
6 18 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.51%) PDA
8 15 (2.22%) Blackberry
9 14 (2.07%) Replication
9 14 (2.07%) Fat Client
9 14 (2.07%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.59%) Handset
14 4 (0.59%) iPhone
14 4 (0.59%) iSeries
14 4 (0.59%) LPAR
15 3 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 207 (30.62%) Windows 7
2 163 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 125 (18.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (13.61%) Linux
5 88 (13.02%) Windows XP
6 75 (11.09%) UNIX
7 59 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (5.47%) Windows 8
9 29 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (3.55%) AIX
11 20 (2.96%) Solaris
11 20 (2.96%) Android
12 11 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.63%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.48%) Windows CE
13 10 (1.48%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.74%) zOS
15 4 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.59%) HPUX
16 3 (0.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (13.31%) ITIL
1 90 (13.31%) Migration
2 44 (6.51%) Change Management
3 34 (5.03%) Test Scripting
4 33 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (4.73%) Service Management
6 30 (4.44%) Software Engineering
7 29 (4.29%) Project Management
8 25 (3.70%) Validation
9 23 (3.40%) Performance Testing
10 21 (3.11%) Software Testing
11 20 (2.96%) Service Delivery
12 19 (2.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (2.81%) PRINCE2
12 19 (2.81%) Unit Testing
13 18 (2.66%) Workflow
14 17 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (2.37%) Release Management
15 16 (2.37%) Content Management
16 15 (2.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.05%) SQL
2 60 (8.88%) C#
3 54 (7.99%) PowerShell
4 41 (6.07%) C++
4 41 (6.07%) Java
5 34 (5.03%) JavaScript
6 26 (3.85%) C
7 24 (3.55%) VBScript
8 21 (3.11%) VB
9 17 (2.51%) Tcl
10 12 (1.78%) XPath
11 11 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.48%) Perl
13 9 (1.33%) REXX
14 8 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.04%) Python
16 6 (0.89%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.89%) ABAP
17 4 (0.59%) Jython
17 4 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 89 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 71 (10.50%) SC Cleared
2 71 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (6.36%) Degree
4 33 (4.88%) MCSE
5 29 (4.29%) MCSA
6 27 (3.99%) MCITP
7 19 (2.81%) ISTQB
8 17 (2.51%) MCTS
9 15 (2.22%) MCP
10 7 (1.04%) CCNA
10 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.74%) HND
12 5 (0.74%) CCNP
13 4 (0.59%) ISEB
13 4 (0.59%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.44%) MCSD
14 3 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.11%) SLA
2 13 (1.92%) QA
3 3 (0.44%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) DICOM
5 1 (0.15%) BS7799
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (30.33%) Active Directory
2 70 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.59%) vSphere
5 26 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 26 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (1.92%) XenApp
7 10 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.33%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.89%) Firmware
10 5 (0.74%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.59%) Xen
11 4 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.59%) SRDF
12 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.44%) UAG
12 3 (0.44%) Squid
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 73 (10.80%) SCCM
2 26 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 25 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 22 (3.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 18 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (2.66%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (2.37%) SCOM
7 13 (1.92%) Nagios
8 12 (1.78%) WMI
9 10 (1.48%) Netcool
10 9 (1.33%) WSUS
11 7 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.74%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.59%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.44%) FortiGate
15 2 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 208 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 126 (18.64%) VMware
3 79 (11.69%) Citrix
4 78 (11.54%) HP
5 53 (7.84%) Oracle
6 40 (5.92%) Cisco
7 28 (4.14%) Red Hat
8 27 (3.99%) Symantec
9 25 (3.70%) McAfee
10 20 (2.96%) EMC
11 18 (2.66%) Veritas
12 16 (2.37%) CommVault
13 12 (1.78%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.48%) CA
14 10 (1.48%) Lotus
15 8 (1.18%) webMethods
15 8 (1.18%) Sybase
15 8 (1.18%) F5
16 7 (1.04%) Dell
17 6 (0.89%) Business Objects
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