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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 319 323 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.92% 11.33% 11.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.99% 53.30% 53.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 158 164
Median daily rate £310 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £402 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.50 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
523 606 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.10% 21.26% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 291 301
Median daily rate £310 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 21
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £100.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Edinburgh +5 102 £300 +3.44% 17
Renfrewshire -1 101 £330 +2.88%
Glasgow -2 71 £279 -3.04% 13
Aberdeen -2 9 £283 - 1
Dundee +2 5 £120 - 1
Fife +3 4 £269 -16.01% 2
North Lanarkshire +11 3 - - 1
Lanarkshire 0 2 - -
West Lothian -4 2 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £375 -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £130 -
Highlands +1 1 - -
Argyll and Bute +1 1 £110 -
Inverclyde -1 1 - - 1
Stirling -5 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £135 - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 272 (48.40%) Active Directory
2 271 (48.22%) Microsoft
3 198 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 194 (34.52%) Windows Server
5 170 (30.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 148 (26.33%) PowerShell
7 139 (24.73%) Windows 7
8 134 (23.84%) VMware
9 128 (22.78%) Security Cleared
10 115 (20.46%) SQL
11 107 (19.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 100 (17.79%) MS Excel
13 97 (17.26%) Citrix
14 93 (16.55%) ITIL
14 93 (16.55%) SQL Server
14 93 (16.55%) SC Cleared
15 88 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 88 (15.66%) Linux
16 84 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 82 (14.59%) DNS
17 82 (14.59%) Office 365
18 79 (14.06%) MS Exchange
19 75 (13.35%) SCCM
20 73 (12.99%) Finance
21 72 (12.81%) MS Office
22 69 (12.28%) MCSE
22 69 (12.28%) DHCP
22 69 (12.28%) Migration
22 69 (12.28%) Windows 10
23 68 (12.10%) HP

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 79 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 60 (10.68%) SharePoint
3 56 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (5.87%) Skype for Business
6 26 (4.63%) IIS
7 25 (4.45%) OpenStack
8 23 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.78%) JBoss
11 9 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.25%) Apache
13 7 (1.25%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.36%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
Applications
1 100 (17.79%) MS Excel
2 72 (12.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.53%) assyst
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.59%) Office 365
2 24 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.25%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) SaaS
6 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.36%) G Suite
7 2 (0.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 82 (14.59%) DNS
2 69 (12.28%) DHCP
3 54 (9.61%) Firewall
4 40 (7.12%) SAN
5 36 (6.41%) WAN
6 35 (6.23%) TCP/IP
7 34 (6.05%) LAN
8 26 (4.63%) Internet
9 23 (4.09%) Skype
9 23 (4.09%) VPN
10 13 (2.31%) SSL
11 11 (1.96%) FTP
11 11 (1.96%) Intranet
12 10 (1.78%) NAS
12 10 (1.78%) VoIP
13 8 (1.42%) HTTP
13 8 (1.42%) VLAN
14 7 (1.25%) HTTPS
14 7 (1.25%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.78%) MySQL
3 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.42%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.07%) MarkLogic
6 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.53%) Big Data
8 3 (0.53%) DB2
8 3 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) GIS
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 22 (3.91%) StarTeam
2 9 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.42%) MSI
4 6 (1.07%) Maven
5 5 (0.89%) git-flow
6 4 (0.71%) GitLab
6 4 (0.71%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.53%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.53%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.53%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.36%) Hudson
8 2 (0.36%) NuGet
8 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 73 (12.99%) Finance
2 27 (4.80%) Banking
3 17 (3.02%) Law
4 9 (1.60%) Publishing
5 6 (1.07%) Games
6 4 (0.71%) Retail
7 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.36%) French Language
8 2 (0.36%) German Language
8 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 82 (14.59%) Analyst
2 37 (6.58%) Support Engineer
3 34 (6.05%) Consultant
4 31 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
5 28 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (4.80%) Developer
7 26 (4.63%) Architect
7 26 (4.63%) Test Analyst
8 23 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (3.91%) Administrator
10 21 (3.74%) Support Analyst
11 20 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
13 18 (3.20%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.20%) Server Engineer
14 17 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
14 17 (3.02%) IT Support
14 17 (3.02%) Tester
15 16 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.91%) .NET
1 22 (3.91%) XML
2 17 (3.02%) Web Services
3 15 (2.67%) Middleware
4 12 (2.14%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.14%) JSON
5 10 (1.78%) Spring
6 9 (1.60%) ISPF
7 7 (1.25%) Ext JS
7 7 (1.25%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.25%) J2EE
7 7 (1.25%) JSP
7 7 (1.25%) WebGL
8 6 (1.07%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.07%) Apache Commons
8 6 (1.07%) Drools
8 6 (1.07%) jBPM
8 6 (1.07%) Regular Expression
8 6 (1.07%) Servlets
8 6 (1.07%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.79%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.01%) Computer Science
3 44 (7.83%) Clustering
4 37 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.74%) Private Cloud
7 17 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.31%) Mobile App
9 12 (2.14%) iSeries
9 12 (2.14%) PKI
10 11 (1.96%) Tandem
11 10 (1.78%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.78%) Replication
12 9 (1.60%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.25%) CESG
14 7 (1.25%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.89%) Fat Client
15 5 (0.89%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 198 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 194 (34.52%) Windows Server
3 170 (30.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 139 (24.73%) Windows 7
5 107 (19.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 88 (15.66%) Linux
7 69 (12.28%) Windows 10
8 66 (11.74%) Unix
9 57 (10.14%) Windows XP
10 44 (7.83%) AIX
11 30 (5.34%) Android
12 29 (5.16%) Apple iOS
13 18 (3.20%) Solaris
14 15 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (2.14%) HPUX
15 12 (2.14%) Windows 8
16 11 (1.96%) zOS
17 9 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (1.60%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (16.55%) ITIL
2 69 (12.28%) Migration
3 45 (8.01%) Software Testing
4 44 (7.83%) Change Management
5 33 (5.87%) Application Packaging
6 30 (5.34%) Test Scripting
7 27 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (4.80%) Server Virtualisation
7 27 (4.80%) Service Management
8 23 (4.09%) Load Balancing
9 20 (3.56%) Smoke Testing
10 19 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (3.38%) Workflow
11 18 (3.20%) Change Control
11 18 (3.20%) OO
11 18 (3.20%) Project Management
12 16 (2.85%) Incident Management
12 16 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (2.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 148 (26.33%) PowerShell
2 115 (20.46%) SQL
3 44 (7.83%) VBScript
4 40 (7.12%) Java
5 29 (5.16%) Perl
6 26 (4.63%) C#
6 26 (4.63%) Python
7 16 (2.85%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.31%) C
9 11 (1.96%) PHP
10 9 (1.60%) JCL
11 8 (1.42%) C++
12 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.25%) VB
13 6 (1.07%) Jython
13 6 (1.07%) VBA
14 4 (0.71%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.71%) Groovy
14 4 (0.71%) Korn
15 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 128 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 93 (16.55%) SC Cleared
3 84 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (12.28%) MCSE
5 62 (11.03%) Degree
6 43 (7.65%) MCSA
7 38 (6.76%) ISTQB
8 27 (4.80%) MCITP
8 27 (4.80%) MCTS
9 20 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (2.31%) CISSP
11 9 (1.60%) ISEB
12 8 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.07%) CISM
15 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.71%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.71%) CCNA
16 4 (0.71%) MCP
16 4 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (1.78%) SLA
3 4 (0.71%) COBIT
3 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.71%) QA
4 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 272 (48.40%) Active Directory
2 88 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 36 (6.41%) vSphere
5 25 (4.45%) XenApp
6 24 (4.27%) VMware ESX
7 22 (3.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (3.74%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.60%) Time Sharing Option
11 6 (1.07%) Firmware
11 6 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.89%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.71%) Brightmail
13 4 (0.71%) NFS
13 4 (0.71%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 75 (13.35%) SCCM
2 29 (5.16%) McAfee ePO
3 25 (4.45%) Netcool
4 24 (4.27%) PowerCLI
5 21 (3.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (3.74%) SCOM
6 19 (3.38%) vRealize
7 18 (3.20%) WSUS
8 15 (2.67%) AirWatch
9 13 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (1.78%) Puppet
11 9 (1.60%) HP SiteScope
12 7 (1.25%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (1.07%) BladeLogic
13 6 (1.07%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 6 (1.07%) NetBackup
13 6 (1.07%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.89%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 271 (48.22%) Microsoft
2 134 (23.84%) VMware
3 97 (17.26%) Citrix
4 68 (12.10%) HP
5 40 (7.12%) Oracle
6 37 (6.58%) Cisco
7 34 (6.05%) Symantec
8 33 (5.87%) Intel Security
9 29 (5.16%) Veritas
10 24 (4.27%) Dell
11 20 (3.56%) Apple
12 18 (3.20%) IBM
13 17 (3.02%) Red Hat
14 15 (2.67%) CA
15 13 (2.31%) IronPort
16 12 (2.14%) EMC
17 11 (1.96%) AppSense
17 11 (1.96%) NetApp
18 10 (1.78%) BMC
19 8 (1.42%) CheckPoint
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