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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 376 299 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.53% 12.10% 11.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.84% 53.49% 62.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 129 104
Average daily rate
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£286 £330 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -3.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.63 £35.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
589 559 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.19% 22.62% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 245 178
Average daily rate £310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 111 £244 -42.64% 16
Glasgow +1 105 £265 -14.51% 10
Renfrewshire -6 41 £346 -2.53% 3
Aberdeen +7 29 £310 +72.22% 9
Highlands +1 15 £100 -
North Lanarkshire +2 8 £90 -45.86% 2
Fife +1 7 £370 +105.55% 5
Stirling -11 3 £319 -20.31% 2
South Lanarkshire - 3 £100 -
Inverclyde -3 2 - -
West Lothian -7 2 £200 -42.85% 2
Dundee -3 1 £100 -63.63% 3
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Moray - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 304 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 225 (27.81%) Active Directory
3 205 (25.34%) Security Cleared
4 200 (24.72%) Windows 7
5 194 (23.98%) SC Cleared
5 194 (23.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 152 (18.79%) VMware
7 147 (18.17%) SQL
8 146 (18.05%) MS Office
9 145 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 139 (17.18%) Finance
11 114 (14.09%) ITIL
12 109 (13.47%) Linux
13 106 (13.10%) Citrix
14 100 (12.36%) MS Excel
14 100 (12.36%) Windows XP
15 95 (11.74%) UNIX
16 93 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 85 (10.51%) SCCM
18 82 (10.14%) C#
19 81 (10.01%) DNS
20 80 (9.89%) MS Exchange
20 80 (9.89%) HP
21 78 (9.64%) .NET
22 77 (9.52%) SQL Server
23 66 (8.16%) Migration
24 64 (7.91%) Oracle
25 63 (7.79%) Firewall
26 62 (7.66%) TCP/IP
27 61 (7.54%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 80 (9.89%) MS Exchange
2 42 (5.19%) IIS
3 39 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.35%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.85%) IBM Notes
8 12 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.99%) CICS
11 8 (0.99%) Lync
11 8 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.87%) Apache
13 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 146 (18.05%) MS Office
2 100 (12.36%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.10%) MS Project
4 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.12%) Maple
6 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) assyst
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.37%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.11%) Office 365
2 7 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.49%) Heroku
3 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (10.01%) DNS
2 63 (7.79%) Firewall
3 62 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 61 (7.54%) SAN
5 57 (7.05%) DHCP
6 36 (4.45%) LAN
7 31 (3.83%) VPN
8 30 (3.71%) WAN
9 28 (3.46%) HTTP
10 21 (2.60%) SSL
11 16 (1.98%) Internet
12 15 (1.85%) NAS
13 13 (1.61%) VLAN
13 13 (1.61%) Wireless
14 12 (1.48%) Reverse Proxy
15 11 (1.36%) VoIP
16 9 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
17 8 (0.99%) Network Security
18 7 (0.87%) IPsec
18 7 (0.87%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.72%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.36%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (0.99%) DB2
10 7 (0.87%) IDOL
11 6 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
11 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.62%) KDB
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.25%) Ingres
14 2 (0.25%) MS Access
14 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.35%) MSI
3 10 (1.24%) Subversion
4 7 (0.87%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.74%) Fiddler
6 5 (0.62%) Mercurial
6 5 (0.62%) Maven
6 5 (0.62%) WinRunner
6 5 (0.62%) TestDirector
6 5 (0.62%) PVCS
6 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.49%) Ant
7 4 (0.49%) JIRA
7 4 (0.49%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Blend
8 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 139 (17.18%) Finance
2 60 (7.42%) Banking
3 9 (1.11%) Publishing
4 8 (0.99%) Retail
5 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.62%) Front Office
7 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.25%) German Language
9 2 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 91 (11.25%) Analyst
2 84 (10.38%) Developer
3 56 (6.92%) Support Engineer
4 55 (6.80%) Desktop Support
5 50 (6.18%) Support Analyst
6 48 (5.93%) Wintel Engineer
7 43 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 40 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
8 40 (4.94%) Architect
9 34 (4.20%) Consultant
10 33 (4.08%) Software Engineer
11 30 (3.71%) Administrator
12 29 (3.58%) Applications Packager
13 24 (2.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 24 (2.97%) Server Engineer
14 23 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
15 22 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (2.72%) C# Developer
16 20 (2.47%) Programmer
17 19 (2.35%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.64%) .NET
2 46 (5.69%) XML
3 40 (4.94%) Application Packaging
4 39 (4.82%) HTML
5 28 (3.46%) .NET Framework
6 24 (2.97%) Software Packaging
7 21 (2.60%) Middleware
8 20 (2.47%) WCF
9 19 (2.35%) ASP.NET
10 18 (2.22%) WinForms
10 18 (2.22%) WPF
11 15 (1.85%) Web Services
12 13 (1.61%) CSS
13 12 (1.48%) HTML5
14 11 (1.36%) LINQ
14 11 (1.36%) Ajax
15 9 (1.11%) JSP
15 9 (1.11%) STL
15 9 (1.11%) XSLT
16 8 (0.99%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.20%) Replication
3 24 (2.97%) Clustering
4 23 (2.84%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 17 (2.10%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.73%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.61%) Fat Client
9 13 (1.61%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.48%) PDA
11 10 (1.24%) Device Driver
11 10 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (0.87%) CLARiiON
14 6 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.74%) PKI
14 6 (0.74%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.74%) SCADA
14 6 (0.74%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 200 (24.72%) Windows 7
2 194 (23.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 109 (13.47%) Linux
5 100 (12.36%) Windows XP
6 95 (11.74%) UNIX
7 49 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (2.84%) AIX
10 19 (2.35%) Windows 8
11 18 (2.22%) Windows 2000
12 17 (2.10%) Windows Vista
12 17 (2.10%) Solaris
13 11 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.11%) Android
14 9 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.11%) zOS
15 8 (0.99%) Windows CE
16 7 (0.87%) SUSE
17 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (14.09%) ITIL
2 66 (8.16%) Migration
3 44 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (5.07%) Change Management
5 37 (4.57%) Project Management
5 37 (4.57%) Unit Testing
6 36 (4.45%) Mentoring
6 36 (4.45%) Workflow
7 26 (3.21%) Service Delivery
7 26 (3.21%) Enterprise Architecture
8 23 (2.84%) Multithreading
9 22 (2.72%) Service Management
9 22 (2.72%) Software Engineering
10 21 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (2.47%) Configuration Management
11 20 (2.47%) Validation
11 20 (2.47%) Performance Management
12 19 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (2.35%) Software Testing
13 18 (2.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 147 (18.17%) SQL
2 82 (10.14%) C#
3 55 (6.80%) Java
4 48 (5.93%) PowerShell
5 47 (5.81%) VBScript
6 42 (5.19%) C++
7 32 (3.96%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.72%) VB
9 18 (2.22%) Perl
10 17 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.24%) C
12 9 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.62%) Tcl
13 5 (0.62%) Embedded C++
14 4 (0.49%) Python
14 4 (0.49%) VBA
14 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.49%) REXX
14 4 (0.49%) Korn
15 3 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 205 (25.34%) Security Cleared
2 194 (23.98%) SC Cleared
3 52 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (5.56%) Degree
5 27 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.47%) MCTS
7 19 (2.35%) MCSE
8 17 (2.10%) MCSA
9 16 (1.98%) MCITP
10 14 (1.73%) MCP
11 13 (1.61%) CISSP
12 12 (1.48%) GIAC
13 11 (1.36%) CCNA
14 9 (1.11%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.99%) CCSP
15 8 (0.99%) CEH
16 7 (0.87%) SSCP
17 4 (0.49%) MCDST
17 4 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.33%) SLA
2 12 (1.48%) QA
3 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 225 (27.81%) Active Directory
2 93 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 32 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.84%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.72%) vSphere
8 20 (2.47%) XenApp
9 11 (1.36%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.99%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.99%) SRDF
10 8 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.49%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.37%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (10.51%) SCCM
2 44 (5.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 24 (2.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (1.48%) SCOM
5 11 (1.36%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.11%) Data Guard
6 9 (1.11%) Netcool
6 9 (1.11%) Control-M
7 8 (0.99%) WSUS
8 7 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.87%) Unicenter
8 7 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.74%) MIIS
9 6 (0.74%) MOM
9 6 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.62%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 304 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 152 (18.79%) VMware
3 106 (13.10%) Citrix
4 80 (9.89%) HP
5 64 (7.91%) Oracle
6 37 (4.57%) IBM
7 35 (4.33%) Altiris
8 31 (3.83%) Cisco
9 30 (3.71%) EMC
10 25 (3.09%) Dell
11 24 (2.97%) Symantec
12 21 (2.60%) Red Hat
13 18 (2.22%) AppSense
14 16 (1.98%) Lotus
15 14 (1.73%) McAfee
16 13 (1.61%) Veritas
17 12 (1.48%) NetApp
17 12 (1.48%) Apple
18 10 (1.24%) CA
18 10 (1.24%) CommVault
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