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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 292 380 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.78% 13.82% 10.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.34% 65.63% 51.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 186 115
Average daily rate
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£310 £293 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £105 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 18
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.55 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
604 579 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.17% 21.05% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 280 223
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 18
Average hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 August 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 August 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 August 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 -10 89 £350 +42.85% 39
Glasgow -4 81 £306 +11.36% 22
Renfrewshire +1 30 £338 -0.73%
Aberdeen -1 16 £180 -36.28%
North Lanarkshire -4 13 £103 +13.88%
Dundee +1 11 £288 - 1
Highlands +1 9 £110 +10.00%
Lanarkshire -2 9 £191 +66.30% 1
West Lothian -4 9 £330 +46.66% 1
Inverclyde -5 6 £250 -
Fife -8 5 £295 -18.05% 2
Stirling +9 2 £465 +0.54%
Moray - 2 £110 -
Falkirk 0 1 £450 -
South Lanarkshire -1 1 £100 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 206 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 197 (31.57%) Active Directory
3 177 (28.37%) Windows 7
4 144 (23.08%) VMware
5 141 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 113 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 104 (16.67%) Linux
8 91 (14.58%) Finance
9 89 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 87 (13.94%) MS Exchange
11 86 (13.78%) ITIL
11 86 (13.78%) SQL
11 86 (13.78%) Migration
12 84 (13.46%) SQL Server
13 81 (12.98%) MS Office
14 80 (12.82%) UNIX
15 77 (12.34%) Security Cleared
16 76 (12.18%) SCCM
17 72 (11.54%) MS Excel
17 72 (11.54%) Citrix
18 67 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
19 66 (10.58%) Windows XP
20 61 (9.78%) HP
21 57 (9.13%) .NET
22 56 (8.97%) Cisco
22 56 (8.97%) SAN
23 55 (8.81%) C#
24 54 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
25 52 (8.33%) PowerShell
26 50 (8.01%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 87 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (3.85%) Lync
6 16 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.56%) IIS
7 10 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.28%) JBoss
8 8 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (0.96%) Apache
9 6 (0.96%) NetWeaver
9 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.64%) CICS
11 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 81 (12.98%) MS Office
2 72 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.12%) AutoCAD
3 7 (1.12%) Siemens NX
4 5 (0.80%) MS Project
5 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.64%) CATIA
5 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Teamcenter
2 6 (0.96%) assyst
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.24%) Office 365
2 12 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.32%) PaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.97%) SAN
2 44 (7.05%) DNS
3 30 (4.81%) LAN
3 30 (4.81%) WAN
3 30 (4.81%) DHCP
4 24 (3.85%) VPN
5 21 (3.37%) Firewall
6 18 (2.88%) TCP/IP
7 17 (2.72%) LDAP
8 15 (2.40%) NAS
9 14 (2.24%) Network Security
9 14 (2.24%) VoIP
10 13 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.92%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (1.44%) Internet
14 8 (1.28%) 802.11
15 7 (1.12%) SSL
16 6 (0.96%) HTTP
17 5 (0.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.76%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.96%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.64%) DB2
10 3 (0.48%) MySQL
10 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.48%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (4.65%) MSI
2 23 (3.69%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.08%) JIRA
4 9 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.44%) WinDbg
4 9 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.28%) AdminStudio
5 8 (1.28%) Subversion
6 7 (1.12%) Maven
7 6 (0.96%) InstallShield
8 5 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.80%) FishEye
9 4 (0.64%) Introscope
9 4 (0.64%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.48%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.48%) WinRunner
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.48%) Hudson
10 3 (0.48%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.32%) Trac
General
1 91 (14.58%) Finance
2 34 (5.45%) Banking
3 9 (1.44%) Legal
4 6 (0.96%) Law
5 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.64%) Retail
5 4 (0.64%) Local Government
6 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.48%) Back Office
6 3 (0.48%) Games
7 2 (0.32%) Electronics
7 2 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.16%) Advertising
8 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (18.11%) Analyst
2 47 (7.53%) Administrator
3 45 (7.21%) Support Analyst
4 43 (6.89%) Support Engineer
5 39 (6.25%) Developer
6 33 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (4.97%) Software Engineer
7 31 (4.97%) Consultant
8 29 (4.65%) Architect
9 26 (4.17%) Desktop Support
10 21 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 21 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (2.88%) Service Analyst
12 18 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (2.56%) IT Support
14 14 (2.24%) Technical Analyst
14 14 (2.24%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.13%) .NET
2 45 (7.21%) XML
3 37 (5.93%) HTML
4 29 (4.65%) CSS
5 27 (4.33%) ASP.NET
6 25 (4.01%) Web Services
6 25 (4.01%) .NET Framework
7 21 (3.37%) Application Packaging
8 17 (2.72%) WPF
8 17 (2.72%) WinForms
9 14 (2.24%) XSD
10 12 (1.92%) Middleware
11 10 (1.60%) XSLT
12 9 (1.44%) XSL
12 9 (1.44%) DHTML
13 8 (1.28%) HTML5
13 8 (1.28%) Itk
13 8 (1.28%) 802.1X
14 6 (0.96%) jQuery
14 6 (0.96%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (3.04%) Client/Server
4 18 (2.88%) Clustering
4 18 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.72%) Device Driver
5 17 (2.72%) Blackberry
6 16 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 16 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.44%) Replication
10 7 (1.12%) CLARiiON
10 7 (1.12%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.96%) PKI
12 5 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.64%) iPhone
13 4 (0.64%) Celerra
13 4 (0.64%) Handset
13 4 (0.64%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 177 (28.37%) Windows 7
2 141 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 104 (16.67%) Linux
5 80 (12.82%) UNIX
6 66 (10.58%) Windows XP
7 54 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (4.97%) AIX
9 24 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (3.69%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.53%) Solaris
12 16 (2.56%) Android
13 11 (1.76%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.60%) zOS
15 8 (1.28%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.28%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.80%) HPUX
17 4 (0.64%) Windows CE
18 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (13.78%) ITIL
1 86 (13.78%) Migration
2 42 (6.73%) Change Management
3 39 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (4.81%) Test Scripting
5 27 (4.33%) Service Management
6 25 (4.01%) Performance Testing
7 24 (3.85%) Software Engineering
8 23 (3.69%) Project Management
9 21 (3.37%) Validation
9 21 (3.37%) Unit Testing
10 20 (3.21%) Content Management
10 20 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (2.88%) Service Delivery
11 18 (2.88%) Performance Management
12 17 (2.72%) Test Management
12 17 (2.72%) Workflow
12 17 (2.72%) Configuration Management
12 17 (2.72%) Software Testing
13 15 (2.40%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (13.78%) SQL
2 55 (8.81%) C#
3 52 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 47 (7.53%) Java
5 35 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 35 (5.61%) C++
6 23 (3.69%) VB
7 22 (3.53%) VBScript
8 21 (3.37%) C
9 19 (3.04%) Tcl
10 15 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.92%) XPath
12 11 (1.76%) REXX
13 10 (1.60%) Python
13 10 (1.60%) Perl
14 6 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.96%) ABAP
15 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.64%) Jython
15 4 (0.64%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 77 (12.34%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 33 (5.29%) Degree
5 32 (5.13%) MCSE
6 21 (3.37%) MCP
6 21 (3.37%) MCTS
7 16 (2.56%) MCSA
8 10 (1.60%) CCNA
8 10 (1.60%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.12%) ISEB
10 7 (1.12%) HND
10 7 (1.12%) MCITP
11 5 (0.80%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.64%) ACSA
12 4 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.64%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.69%) SLA
2 17 (2.72%) QA
3 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.48%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) DICOM
6 1 (0.16%) BS7799
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (31.57%) Active Directory
2 89 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.21%) vSphere
4 38 (6.09%) Hyper-V
5 28 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.24%) XenApp
8 13 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.96%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.96%) vCloud
11 4 (0.64%) SRDF
11 4 (0.64%) Xen
11 4 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.64%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.48%) Squid
12 3 (0.48%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 76 (12.18%) SCCM
2 23 (3.69%) Backup Exec
3 19 (3.04%) NetBackup
4 15 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.60%) WMI
7 8 (1.28%) WSUS
7 8 (1.28%) SCOM
7 8 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.96%) Nagios
9 5 (0.80%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.64%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.48%) EMC Navisphere
11 3 (0.48%) Puppet
11 3 (0.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 206 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 144 (23.08%) VMware
3 72 (11.54%) Citrix
4 61 (9.78%) HP
5 56 (8.97%) Cisco
6 41 (6.57%) Oracle
7 30 (4.81%) EMC
8 23 (3.69%) Red Hat
8 23 (3.69%) Symantec
9 14 (2.24%) CommVault
9 14 (2.24%) McAfee
10 12 (1.92%) Veritas
11 10 (1.60%) Lotus
12 9 (1.44%) Dell
13 8 (1.28%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.28%) webMethods
13 8 (1.28%) CA
13 8 (1.28%) F5
14 7 (1.12%) Dell Compellent
14 7 (1.12%) AppSense
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