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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 328 400 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.18% 15.89% 13.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.74% 63.29% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 169 144
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.87% +28.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £120 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £35.50 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -8.44%
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
549 632 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.38% 25.11% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 280 211
Average daily rate £325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £138 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.90 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -9 99 £260 -38.82% 24
Glasgow -6 86 £244 -21.39% 19
Renfrewshire -5 33 £333 -5.47% 2
Aberdeen +3 32 £310 +47.61% 2
Highlands +4 13 £225 - 1
Fife +1 5 £115 -36.11% 2
Dundee 0 5 £150 -45.45% 1
North Lanarkshire +1 4 £90 -52.00% 3
Stirling -6 4 £319 -20.31%
West Lothian -1 3 £228 -24.16%
South Lanarkshire +2 2 £96 - 1
Midlothian 0 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Inverclyde - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 275 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 200 (26.88%) Active Directory
3 194 (26.08%) Windows 7
4 179 (24.06%) Security Cleared
5 167 (22.45%) SC Cleared
6 162 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 158 (21.24%) VMware
8 131 (17.61%) Finance
8 131 (17.61%) SQL
9 130 (17.47%) MS Office
10 120 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 110 (14.78%) ITIL
12 94 (12.63%) Citrix
13 91 (12.23%) Linux
13 91 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 84 (11.29%) UNIX
14 84 (11.29%) MS Excel
15 82 (11.02%) SCCM
16 78 (10.48%) C#
16 78 (10.48%) Windows XP
17 76 (10.22%) MS Exchange
18 75 (10.08%) DNS
19 73 (9.81%) .NET
20 71 (9.54%) SQL Server
20 71 (9.54%) HP
21 65 (8.74%) Migration
22 59 (7.93%) TCP/IP
23 58 (7.80%) Firewall
24 57 (7.66%) SAN
25 56 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 76 (10.22%) MS Exchange
2 38 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.84%) IIS
4 21 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.42%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.88%) IBM Notes
8 10 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.08%) Lync
10 7 (0.94%) JBoss
10 7 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.54%) CICS
13 3 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.40%) Apache
13 3 (0.40%) LiveLink
Applications
1 130 (17.47%) MS Office
2 84 (11.29%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.02%) MS Project
4 6 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Maple
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) assyst
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.40%) Office 365
2 3 (0.40%) PaaS
2 3 (0.40%) Heroku
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 75 (10.08%) DNS
2 59 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 58 (7.80%) Firewall
4 57 (7.66%) SAN
5 56 (7.53%) DHCP
6 32 (4.30%) LAN
7 28 (3.76%) WAN
7 28 (3.76%) VPN
8 18 (2.42%) HTTP
9 15 (2.02%) NAS
10 12 (1.61%) VLAN
10 12 (1.61%) SSL
11 11 (1.48%) Wireless
12 10 (1.34%) Internet
13 9 (1.21%) VoIP
14 8 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (0.94%) IPsec
15 7 (0.94%) Network Security
15 7 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.34%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.94%) IDOL
8 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.67%) KDB
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.54%) DB2
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.27%) MySQL
13 2 (0.27%) DTS
13 2 (0.27%) Ingres
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Discoverer
14 1 (0.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.48%) MSI
3 8 (1.08%) Subversion
4 7 (0.94%) PVCS
5 6 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (0.67%) WinRunner
6 5 (0.67%) TestDirector
6 5 (0.67%) Mercurial
6 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.40%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Blend
8 2 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.27%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.27%) JIRA
8 2 (0.27%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 131 (17.61%) Finance
2 54 (7.26%) Banking
3 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (0.67%) Front Office
5 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.54%) Retail
6 3 (0.40%) Electronics
6 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.27%) Publishing
7 2 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.13%) Local Government
8 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.13%) German Language
8 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (10.89%) Developer
1 81 (10.89%) Analyst
2 56 (7.53%) Support Engineer
3 55 (7.39%) Desktop Support
4 42 (5.65%) Support Analyst
5 40 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 40 (5.38%) Wintel Engineer
6 39 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
7 37 (4.97%) Consultant
8 36 (4.84%) Architect
9 27 (3.63%) Administrator
10 25 (3.36%) Software Engineer
10 25 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 25 (3.36%) Server Engineer
11 22 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
12 21 (2.82%) C# Developer
13 20 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (2.69%) Programmer
14 19 (2.55%) Build Engineer
15 18 (2.42%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.81%) .NET
2 41 (5.51%) XML
3 34 (4.57%) HTML
4 33 (4.44%) Application Packaging
5 28 (3.76%) .NET Framework
6 25 (3.36%) Middleware
7 21 (2.82%) WCF
8 18 (2.42%) WPF
9 17 (2.28%) WinForms
10 16 (2.15%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.02%) Software Packaging
12 10 (1.34%) Ajax
12 10 (1.34%) CSS
13 9 (1.21%) STL
13 9 (1.21%) Web Services
13 9 (1.21%) LINQ
14 8 (1.08%) OLE DB
14 8 (1.08%) XSLT
14 8 (1.08%) COM+
14 8 (1.08%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.49%) Replication
3 23 (3.09%) Clustering
3 23 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.96%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.42%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (2.02%) Thin Client
6 15 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 14 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.34%) Device Driver
9 10 (1.34%) PDA
10 8 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.81%) EqualLogic
12 6 (0.81%) iPhone
12 6 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.81%) SCADA
13 5 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 194 (26.08%) Windows 7
2 162 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (12.23%) Linux
5 84 (11.29%) UNIX
6 78 (10.48%) Windows XP
7 51 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 19 (2.55%) Windows 2000
10 19 (2.55%) Windows Vista
11 18 (2.42%) Solaris
12 16 (2.15%) AIX
13 15 (2.02%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.75%) Android
15 7 (0.94%) Windows CE
15 7 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.81%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.67%) zOS
17 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (14.78%) ITIL
2 65 (8.74%) Migration
3 41 (5.51%) Change Management
4 40 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (4.70%) Unit Testing
6 31 (4.17%) Project Management
7 27 (3.63%) Multithreading
8 24 (3.23%) Performance Management
8 24 (3.23%) Workflow
9 21 (2.82%) Mentoring
10 20 (2.69%) Service Delivery
10 20 (2.69%) Software Testing
10 20 (2.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (2.69%) Software Engineering
11 19 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (2.55%) Validation
11 19 (2.55%) Test Scripting
12 18 (2.42%) Service Management
13 17 (2.28%) Configuration Management
13 17 (2.28%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 131 (17.61%) SQL
2 78 (10.48%) C#
3 46 (6.18%) Java
4 43 (5.78%) PowerShell
5 40 (5.38%) C++
6 35 (4.70%) VBScript
7 31 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.96%) Perl
9 21 (2.82%) VB
10 11 (1.48%) C
11 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.34%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.67%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.67%) Tcl
13 4 (0.54%) Korn
13 4 (0.54%) REXX
13 4 (0.54%) VBA
14 3 (0.40%) Python
15 2 (0.27%) C-shell
15 2 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 179 (24.06%) Security Cleared
2 167 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 56 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (7.53%) Degree
4 28 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (2.96%) MCTS
6 19 (2.55%) MCSE
6 19 (2.55%) MCSA
6 19 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.28%) MCP
7 17 (2.28%) MCITP
8 13 (1.75%) CISSP
9 12 (1.61%) GIAC
10 10 (1.34%) CCNA
11 8 (1.08%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.08%) CEH
11 8 (1.08%) CCSP
12 7 (0.94%) SSCP
13 6 (0.81%) PMP
13 6 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.17%) SLA
2 11 (1.48%) QA
3 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.40%) COBIT
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) DICOM
6 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 200 (26.88%) Active Directory
2 91 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.36%) XenApp
4 25 (3.36%) vSphere
5 20 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.55%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.34%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.54%) vCloud
10 4 (0.54%) SRDF
11 3 (0.40%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.40%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (11.02%) SCCM
2 33 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (1.61%) SCOM
5 10 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.94%) Control-M
7 7 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (0.94%) Unicenter
7 7 (0.94%) WSUS
8 6 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.81%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.81%) Netcool
8 6 (0.81%) MOM
9 5 (0.67%) Tivoli NetView
9 5 (0.67%) OMEGAMON
9 5 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 275 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 158 (21.24%) VMware
3 94 (12.63%) Citrix
4 71 (9.54%) HP
5 54 (7.26%) Oracle
6 41 (5.51%) IBM
7 31 (4.17%) Altiris
8 28 (3.76%) Cisco
9 24 (3.23%) Symantec
10 22 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.96%) EMC
11 21 (2.82%) Dell
12 17 (2.28%) Veritas
13 16 (2.15%) AppSense
14 15 (2.02%) Lotus
15 13 (1.75%) Apple
16 12 (1.61%) NetApp
17 10 (1.34%) CA
18 9 (1.21%) BMC
19 8 (1.08%) McAfee
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