The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 293 274 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.46% 8.56% 13.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.24% 46.92% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 148 196
Median daily rate £290 £300 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £114 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 30
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.35 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £55.00 £35.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -4.62%
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
521 584 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.93% 18.25% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 304 308
Median daily rate £310 £339 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 32
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire 0 109 £320 -1.53% 5
Edinburgh +8 73 £269 -23.21% 10
Glasgow -1 65 £250 -7.40% 24
Fife +10 11 £275 -6.77%
North Lanarkshire +7 6 £160 +39.13%
Aberdeen +1 4 £153 -35.10%
Midlothian - 3 £110 -
West Lothian 0 2 £325 -7.14% 2
Highlands -4 2 - -
Dundee -5 2 £100 -65.21% 2
Lanarkshire +3 1 - -
Moray 0 1 £125 +13.63%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 383 (51.34%) Active Directory
2 341 (45.71%) Microsoft
3 320 (42.90%) Windows Server
4 266 (35.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 255 (34.18%) PowerShell
6 234 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 213 (28.55%) Security Cleared
8 173 (23.19%) SQL
9 170 (22.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 160 (21.45%) VMware
11 157 (21.05%) SC Cleared
12 142 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 138 (18.50%) SQL Server
14 137 (18.36%) Citrix
14 137 (18.36%) Windows 7
15 133 (17.83%) HP
15 133 (17.83%) Linux
16 131 (17.56%) ITIL
17 129 (17.29%) DNS
18 128 (17.16%) MS Excel
19 125 (16.76%) Migration
20 120 (16.09%) Office 365
21 115 (15.42%) MS Exchange
22 113 (15.15%) Finance
23 111 (14.88%) Unix
24 102 (13.67%) SCCM
25 101 (13.54%) VBScript
26 95 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
27 94 (12.60%) SharePoint
28 92 (12.33%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 115 (15.42%) MS Exchange
2 94 (12.60%) SharePoint
3 78 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 66 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 66 (8.85%) OpenStack
5 52 (6.97%) Skype for Business
6 50 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 30 (4.02%) IIS
9 24 (3.22%) Apache
10 19 (2.55%) Office Communications Server
11 18 (2.41%) JBoss
12 17 (2.28%) WebSphere
13 16 (2.14%) Tomcat
14 12 (1.61%) WebLogic
15 11 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
18 7 (0.94%) MQSeries
19 5 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 128 (17.16%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.52%) MS Office
3 7 (0.94%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.94%) Global One
3 4 (0.54%) OpenText MBPM
4 2 (0.27%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 120 (16.09%) Office 365
2 40 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.07%) PaaS
5 4 (0.54%) IaaS
6 3 (0.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.27%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 129 (17.29%) DNS
2 88 (11.80%) DHCP
3 70 (9.38%) SAN
4 64 (8.58%) Firewall
5 45 (6.03%) TCP/IP
6 38 (5.09%) Skype
6 38 (5.09%) SSL
7 28 (3.75%) WAN
8 27 (3.62%) LAN
9 22 (2.95%) Internet
9 22 (2.95%) NetScaler
9 22 (2.95%) VPN
10 18 (2.41%) NAS
11 17 (2.28%) SNMP
12 16 (2.14%) FTP
12 16 (2.14%) Kerberos
13 12 (1.61%) HTTP
13 12 (1.61%) Intranet
14 9 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (1.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (18.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (2.28%) MySQL
5 15 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.74%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.21%) MarkLogic
9 8 (1.07%) DB2
10 5 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.67%) UniData
11 3 (0.40%) DB2 UDB
12 2 (0.27%) Big Data
12 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.27%) GIS
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (2.28%) StarTeam
2 10 (1.34%) TestDirector
3 9 (1.21%) HP UFT
3 9 (1.21%) WinRunner
4 7 (0.94%) MSI
5 6 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.80%) Maven
5 6 (0.80%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.67%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.67%) NUnit
6 5 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.54%) Build Forge
7 4 (0.54%) git-flow
7 4 (0.54%) GitLab
7 4 (0.54%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.54%) Subversion
7 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.40%) Hudson
General
1 113 (15.15%) Finance
2 45 (6.03%) Banking
3 21 (2.82%) Law
4 11 (1.47%) Legal
5 7 (0.94%) Publishing
6 6 (0.80%) Games
6 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.40%) Retail
8 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.27%) French Language
9 2 (0.27%) German Language
9 2 (0.27%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (8.31%) Analyst
2 44 (5.90%) Developer
3 43 (5.76%) Support Engineer
4 42 (5.63%) Administrator
4 42 (5.63%) Consultant
5 39 (5.23%) Windows Engineer
6 36 (4.83%) Wintel Engineer
7 35 (4.69%) Active Directory Engineer
8 33 (4.42%) Server Engineer
9 28 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
10 27 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 27 (3.62%) Test Analyst
11 26 (3.49%) Architect
11 26 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
12 24 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (2.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 17 (2.28%) Desktop Support
14 17 (2.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 16 (2.14%) IT Support
15 16 (2.14%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.75%) Middleware
2 27 (3.62%) .NET
3 20 (2.68%) XML
4 19 (2.55%) ASP.NET
4 19 (2.55%) Web Services
5 18 (2.41%) Regular Expression
6 13 (1.74%) J2EE
6 13 (1.74%) Spring
7 12 (1.61%) ISPF
7 12 (1.61%) JSON
8 11 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.34%) Hibernate
9 10 (1.34%) HTML
9 10 (1.34%) JSP
9 10 (1.34%) Servlets
10 9 (1.21%) Apache Commons
10 9 (1.21%) CSS
10 9 (1.21%) Drools
10 9 (1.21%) Ext JS
10 9 (1.21%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 66 (8.85%) Data Centre
3 61 (8.18%) Clustering
4 42 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.89%) PKI
6 24 (3.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.68%) Replication
10 15 (2.01%) Client/Server
10 15 (2.01%) Mainframe
10 15 (2.01%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.88%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.61%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.61%) iSeries
12 12 (1.61%) Tandem
13 11 (1.47%) Cryptography
14 10 (1.34%) CESG
15 9 (1.21%) PDA
16 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 320 (42.90%) Windows Server
2 266 (35.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 234 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 170 (22.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 137 (18.36%) Windows 7
6 133 (17.83%) Linux
7 111 (14.88%) Unix
8 75 (10.05%) AIX
9 72 (9.65%) Windows XP
10 57 (7.64%) Windows 10
11 43 (5.76%) Solaris
12 40 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (4.56%) Android
14 31 (4.16%) HPUX
15 30 (4.02%) Apple iOS
16 15 (2.01%) Windows 8
17 14 (1.88%) Windows Phone
18 11 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (1.47%) zOS
19 8 (1.07%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (17.56%) ITIL
2 125 (16.76%) Migration
3 58 (7.77%) Change Management
4 49 (6.57%) Software Testing
5 42 (5.63%) Application Packaging
5 42 (5.63%) Load Balancing
6 40 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (5.36%) Service Management
7 32 (4.29%) Configuration Management
8 31 (4.16%) Test Scripting
9 29 (3.89%) Server Virtualisation
10 28 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 27 (3.62%) Workflow
12 23 (3.08%) Server Building
13 22 (2.95%) Smoke Testing
14 21 (2.82%) Risk Management
14 21 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (2.82%) Unit Testing
15 20 (2.68%) OO
16 18 (2.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (34.18%) PowerShell
2 173 (23.19%) SQL
3 101 (13.54%) VBScript
4 65 (8.71%) Java
5 49 (6.57%) Perl
6 44 (5.90%) C#
7 26 (3.49%) JavaScript
8 25 (3.35%) Python
9 18 (2.41%) C
10 17 (2.28%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.14%) Korn
11 16 (2.14%) PHP
12 15 (2.01%) Bourne shell
13 12 (1.61%) JCL
14 11 (1.47%) C++
15 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.67%) Groovy
17 5 (0.67%) Jython
17 5 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 213 (28.55%) Security Cleared
2 157 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 142 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (12.33%) MCSE
5 83 (11.13%) Degree
6 67 (8.98%) MCSA
7 39 (5.23%) MCTS
8 38 (5.09%) MCITP
9 37 (4.96%) ISTQB
10 22 (2.95%) CISSP
11 19 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.88%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.74%) MCP
14 10 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.94%) CCNA
16 7 (0.94%) CISM
16 7 (0.94%) ISEB
17 4 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (1.74%) SLA
3 12 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.21%) QA
5 6 (0.80%) COBIT
5 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 383 (51.34%) Active Directory
2 95 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (11.39%) Hyper-V
4 50 (6.70%) XenApp
5 29 (3.89%) XenDesktop
6 28 (3.75%) VMware ESX
7 23 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (3.08%) vSphere
8 22 (2.95%) DFS Replication
9 20 (2.68%) Terminal Services
10 12 (1.61%) Time Sharing Option
11 11 (1.47%) Firmware
12 9 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.94%) Brightmail
14 7 (0.94%) SRDF
14 7 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.80%) Docker
16 4 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 102 (13.67%) SCCM
2 38 (5.09%) SCOM
3 37 (4.96%) Netcool
4 31 (4.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 30 (4.02%) McAfee ePO
5 30 (4.02%) PowerCLI
6 28 (3.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 24 (3.22%) WSUS
8 20 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 19 (2.55%) AirWatch
10 17 (2.28%) HP SiteScope
11 16 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (2.01%) Puppet
12 15 (2.01%) Tivoli
13 11 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (1.21%) BladeLogic
14 9 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.94%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 341 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 160 (21.45%) VMware
3 137 (18.36%) Citrix
4 133 (17.83%) HP
5 67 (8.98%) Oracle
6 42 (5.63%) IBM
7 41 (5.50%) Red Hat
8 37 (4.96%) Intel Security
9 32 (4.29%) Symantec
10 30 (4.02%) CA
10 30 (4.02%) Veritas
11 27 (3.62%) Altiris
12 26 (3.49%) Cisco
13 24 (3.22%) IronPort
14 22 (2.95%) Apple
15 21 (2.82%) AppSense
16 17 (2.28%) EMC
17 13 (1.74%) NetApp
18 11 (1.47%) Splunk
19 10 (1.34%) Dell
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