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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 390 268 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.20% 10.72% 11.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.00% 52.04% 63.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 120 100
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £108 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 40
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.63 £35.00 £29.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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
600 515 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.85% 20.61% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 226 169
Average daily rate £308 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £136 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.63 £34.10 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 115 £268 -33.12% 25
Glasgow +3 112 £275 +0.07% 28
Renfrewshire -2 41 £345 -4.63%
Aberdeen +4 23 £265 +47.22% 8
Highlands -1 15 £100 -
North Lanarkshire +2 9 £90 -45.86%
Fife +2 8 £360 +100.00% 2
West Lothian -5 5 £225 -35.71% 4
Stirling -8 4 £481 +20.31% 1
Dundee +2 3 - - 1
South Lanarkshire 0 3 £100 -
Inverclyde -1 3 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £128 -22.72% 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Moray - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 307 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 221 (26.63%) Active Directory
3 216 (26.02%) Security Cleared
4 205 (24.70%) SC Cleared
5 203 (24.46%) Windows 7
6 202 (24.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 171 (20.60%) VMware
8 166 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 146 (17.59%) SQL
10 140 (16.87%) Finance
11 136 (16.39%) MS Office
12 120 (14.46%) Windows XP
13 118 (14.22%) UNIX
14 117 (14.10%) Linux
15 109 (13.13%) Citrix
16 107 (12.89%) ITIL
17 101 (12.17%) MS Excel
18 99 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 84 (10.12%) SCCM
20 78 (9.40%) DNS
21 76 (9.16%) SQL Server
21 76 (9.16%) C#
21 76 (9.16%) HP
22 73 (8.80%) .NET
23 72 (8.67%) Migration
24 69 (8.31%) MS Exchange
25 68 (8.19%) SAN
26 65 (7.83%) Oracle
27 64 (7.71%) Banking
28 62 (7.47%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 69 (8.31%) MS Exchange
2 42 (5.06%) IIS
3 30 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 20 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.69%) IBM Notes
8 12 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.08%) Apache
11 8 (0.96%) CICS
12 7 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.72%) Lync
13 6 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 136 (16.39%) MS Office
2 101 (12.17%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.69%) MS Project
4 8 (0.96%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Maple
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) assyst
2 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.36%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.08%) Office 365
2 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.48%) PaaS
4 4 (0.48%) Heroku
4 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 78 (9.40%) DNS
2 68 (8.19%) SAN
3 62 (7.47%) Firewall
4 60 (7.23%) TCP/IP
5 55 (6.63%) DHCP
6 39 (4.70%) LAN
7 38 (4.58%) WAN
8 29 (3.49%) VPN
8 29 (3.49%) HTTP
9 22 (2.65%) SSL
10 18 (2.17%) NAS
11 17 (2.05%) Internet
12 15 (1.81%) Wireless
13 13 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (1.33%) VLAN
14 11 (1.33%) VoIP
15 9 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.08%) Network Security
16 7 (0.84%) IPsec
16 7 (0.84%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (1.20%) DB2
7 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.60%) KDB
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.36%) IDOL
12 2 (0.24%) MySQL
12 2 (0.24%) MS Access
12 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 21 (2.53%) MSI
3 9 (1.08%) Subversion
4 8 (0.96%) InstallShield
4 8 (0.96%) TestDirector
4 8 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.84%) WinRunner
6 6 (0.72%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.60%) Maven
7 5 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.48%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.48%) JIRA
8 4 (0.48%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.48%) Ant
8 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.36%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Blend
9 3 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 140 (16.87%) Finance
2 64 (7.71%) Banking
3 12 (1.45%) Retail
4 10 (1.20%) Publishing
5 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.60%) Front Office
8 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.24%) Marketing
10 2 (0.24%) German Language
10 2 (0.24%) Advertising
10 2 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 100 (12.05%) Analyst
2 85 (10.24%) Developer
3 53 (6.39%) Support Analyst
3 53 (6.39%) Support Engineer
4 52 (6.27%) Wintel Engineer
5 48 (5.78%) Desktop Support
6 43 (5.18%) Architect
7 39 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 39 (4.70%) Administrator
7 39 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 36 (4.34%) Consultant
9 33 (3.98%) Applications Packager
10 32 (3.86%) Software Engineer
11 23 (2.77%) C# Developer
11 23 (2.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 22 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (2.65%) Build Engineer
13 20 (2.41%) 1st Line Support
14 19 (2.29%) Service Analyst
14 19 (2.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (8.80%) .NET
2 40 (4.82%) Application Packaging
3 37 (4.46%) XML
4 34 (4.10%) HTML
5 27 (3.25%) Software Packaging
6 24 (2.89%) Middleware
6 24 (2.89%) .NET Framework
7 23 (2.77%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.53%) WCF
9 19 (2.29%) WPF
10 18 (2.17%) Web Services
11 17 (2.05%) WinForms
12 16 (1.93%) CSS
13 10 (1.20%) LINQ
14 9 (1.08%) HTML5
14 9 (1.08%) JSP
14 9 (1.08%) STL
15 8 (0.96%) ATL
15 8 (0.96%) COM+
15 8 (0.96%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.58%) Replication
2 31 (3.73%) Clustering
3 20 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 19 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 16 (1.93%) PDA
5 16 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 13 (1.57%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.33%) CLARiiON
10 10 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (0.96%) PKI
13 7 (0.84%) Device Driver
14 6 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.72%) CMDB
14 6 (0.72%) SCADA
14 6 (0.72%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 203 (24.46%) Windows 7
2 202 (24.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 166 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 120 (14.46%) Windows XP
5 118 (14.22%) UNIX
6 117 (14.10%) Linux
7 37 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (3.86%) AIX
9 28 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (2.89%) Solaris
11 20 (2.41%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.05%) Windows Vista
13 15 (1.81%) Windows 2000
14 9 (1.08%) SUSE
14 9 (1.08%) zOS
14 9 (1.08%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.96%) Windows CE
15 8 (0.96%) Android
16 6 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (12.89%) ITIL
2 72 (8.67%) Migration
3 50 (6.02%) Change Management
4 40 (4.82%) Project Management
5 39 (4.70%) Workflow
6 35 (4.22%) Unit Testing
7 27 (3.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 26 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (3.13%) Service Delivery
9 25 (3.01%) Software Engineering
10 24 (2.89%) Software Testing
11 22 (2.65%) Configuration Management
11 22 (2.65%) Test Scripting
11 22 (2.65%) Multithreading
12 21 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
12 21 (2.53%) Build Automation
12 21 (2.53%) Service Management
13 20 (2.41%) Validation
14 19 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (2.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (17.59%) SQL
2 76 (9.16%) C#
3 53 (6.39%) PowerShell
4 52 (6.27%) Java
5 46 (5.54%) VBScript
6 38 (4.58%) C++
7 25 (3.01%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.65%) VB
9 20 (2.41%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.93%) Perl
11 9 (1.08%) C
12 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.60%) Embedded C++
13 4 (0.48%) Korn
13 4 (0.48%) Python
13 4 (0.48%) VBA
14 3 (0.36%) PHP
14 3 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 216 (26.02%) Security Cleared
2 205 (24.70%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (5.18%) Degree
5 26 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (2.65%) MCSE
8 18 (2.17%) MCSA
8 18 (2.17%) MCITP
9 17 (2.05%) MCTS
10 15 (1.81%) CISSP
11 14 (1.69%) CCNA
12 13 (1.57%) ISTQB
13 12 (1.45%) GIAC
14 10 (1.20%) MCP
15 8 (0.96%) CCSP
15 8 (0.96%) CEH
16 7 (0.84%) SSCP
17 6 (0.72%) CCNP
18 4 (0.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.46%) SLA
2 16 (1.93%) QA
3 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.48%) COBIT
5 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 221 (26.63%) Active Directory
2 99 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 33 (3.98%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (3.49%) vSphere
7 24 (2.89%) VMware ESX
8 21 (2.53%) XenApp
9 12 (1.45%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.96%) SRDF
11 6 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (0.60%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.48%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 84 (10.12%) SCCM
2 52 (6.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 29 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 20 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 17 (2.05%) Tivoli
5 17 (2.05%) Netcool
6 14 (1.69%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.20%) Control-M
8 9 (1.08%) Data Guard
8 9 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.96%) SCOM
10 7 (0.84%) WSUS
11 6 (0.72%) MIIS
11 6 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.72%) MOM
12 5 (0.60%) Tivoli NetView
12 5 (0.60%) Unicenter
12 5 (0.60%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 307 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 171 (20.60%) VMware
3 109 (13.13%) Citrix
4 76 (9.16%) HP
5 65 (7.83%) Oracle
6 45 (5.42%) IBM
7 37 (4.46%) EMC
8 36 (4.34%) Altiris
9 33 (3.98%) Cisco
10 28 (3.37%) Symantec
11 24 (2.89%) Dell
12 21 (2.53%) Red Hat
12 21 (2.53%) AppSense
13 19 (2.29%) McAfee
13 19 (2.29%) Veritas
14 15 (1.81%) Lotus
15 13 (1.57%) Apple
16 11 (1.33%) CommVault
17 10 (1.20%) NetApp
18 8 (0.96%) CA
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