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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 456 334 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.79% 11.53% 16.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.72% 59.86% 64.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 169 186
Median daily rate £330 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £105 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £28.10 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.11% +44.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £11.35 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £40.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +3.33%
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
790 558 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.35% 19.26% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 279 343
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +2 155 £375 +25.00% 16
Renfrewshire 0 149 £325 -8.00% 2
Glasgow +6 82 £305 -3.17% 18
Stirling - 11 £475 -
Aberdeen -6 5 £180 -21.73% 2
West Lothian 0 4 £388 +33.04% 1
Dundee -4 4 £123 -41.66%
Midlothian 0 3 £169 -
North Lanarkshire +9 2 - -
Highlands +2 2 - -
South Lanarkshire 0 2 £150 -
Lanarkshire 0 2 £108 +7.50% 1
Scottish Borders -2 2 £325 +182.60%
Fife -1 1 - - 2
Inverclyde - 1 £350 - 2
Moray - 1 £420 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 356 (47.15%) Windows Server
2 349 (46.23%) Active Directory
3 327 (43.31%) Microsoft
4 257 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 249 (32.98%) PowerShell
6 204 (27.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (25.96%) Security Cleared
8 195 (25.83%) VMware
9 183 (24.24%) SQL
10 173 (22.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 163 (21.59%) SQL Server
12 158 (20.93%) Linux
13 149 (19.74%) Citrix
14 141 (18.68%) ITIL
15 140 (18.54%) SC Cleared
16 139 (18.41%) DNS
17 138 (18.28%) Windows 7
18 137 (18.15%) Microsoft Certification
19 131 (17.35%) Migration
20 127 (16.82%) Finance
21 124 (16.42%) MS Exchange
22 123 (16.29%) MS Excel
23 118 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
24 117 (15.50%) HP
25 110 (14.57%) Unix
26 107 (14.17%) SCCM
27 93 (12.32%) DHCP
28 85 (11.26%) Oracle
29 84 (11.13%) Hyper-V
30 83 (10.99%) Clustering

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
1 124 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 77 (10.20%) SharePoint
3 68 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (7.81%) OpenStack
5 57 (7.55%) Skype for Business
6 53 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 50 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (4.50%) IIS
9 26 (3.44%) Office Communications Server
10 22 (2.91%) Apache
11 20 (2.65%) Tomcat
12 18 (2.38%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.85%) JBoss
14 11 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (1.06%) CICS
16 8 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 123 (16.29%) MS Excel
2 62 (8.21%) MS Office
3 7 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.13%) InDesign
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) assyst
1 7 (0.93%) Global One
2 4 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 77 (10.20%) Office 365
2 30 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.79%) PaaS
5 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.26%) IaaS
7 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (18.41%) DNS
2 93 (12.32%) DHCP
3 80 (10.60%) SAN
4 64 (8.48%) Firewall
5 45 (5.96%) TCP/IP
6 44 (5.83%) SSL
7 38 (5.03%) Skype
7 38 (5.03%) WAN
8 29 (3.84%) LAN
9 27 (3.58%) HTTP
10 23 (3.05%) LDAP
11 21 (2.78%) NAS
12 17 (2.25%) NetScaler
13 16 (2.12%) Internet
14 13 (1.72%) Kerberos
14 13 (1.72%) SNMP
15 12 (1.59%) VPN
16 11 (1.46%) iSCSI
17 8 (1.06%) HTTPS
17 8 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.05%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.32%) DB2
9 9 (1.19%) MySQL
10 8 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.66%) Informix
13 5 (0.66%) UniData
14 4 (0.53%) MarkLogic
15 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.40%) Spotfire
16 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (4.37%) HP UFT
2 32 (4.24%) TestDirector
2 32 (4.24%) WinRunner
3 18 (2.38%) MSI
4 14 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.59%) SoapUI
6 10 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.06%) Subversion
7 8 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.93%) Maven
8 7 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.66%) JIRA
10 5 (0.66%) NUnit
10 5 (0.66%) Selenium
11 4 (0.53%) Build Forge
11 4 (0.53%) Hudson
11 4 (0.53%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 127 (16.82%) Finance
2 67 (8.87%) Banking
3 17 (2.25%) Legal
4 14 (1.85%) Law
5 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.66%) Retail
7 4 (0.53%) Front Office
7 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.13%) Back Office
8 1 (0.13%) Billing
8 1 (0.13%) German Language
8 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.13%) Publishing
8 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (9.67%) Analyst
2 52 (6.89%) Developer
3 37 (4.90%) Administrator
4 36 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (4.64%) Active Directory Engineer
6 34 (4.50%) Consultant
7 31 (4.11%) Support Engineer
7 31 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
8 29 (3.84%) Architect
9 28 (3.71%) Server Engineer
10 27 (3.58%) IT Support
11 26 (3.44%) Test Analyst
12 25 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
13 24 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 22 (2.91%) Virtualisation Engineer
15 21 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (2.65%) Desktop Support
16 20 (2.65%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
17 19 (2.52%) Messaging Engineer
17 19 (2.52%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.83%) .NET
1 44 (5.83%) XML
2 41 (5.43%) Web Services
3 26 (3.44%) Middleware
4 25 (3.31%) CSS
5 24 (3.18%) HTML
5 24 (3.18%) REST
5 24 (3.18%) XSD
6 18 (2.38%) IBM Integration Bus
6 18 (2.38%) SOAP
7 17 (2.25%) RESTful
8 14 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 14 (1.85%) WinForms
8 14 (1.85%) WPF
9 12 (1.59%) jQuery
9 12 (1.59%) JSON
9 12 (1.59%) WSDL
10 11 (1.46%) Regular Expression
11 10 (1.32%) XSLT
12 9 (1.19%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (10.99%) Clustering
2 70 (9.27%) Data Centre
3 52 (6.89%) Computer Science
4 44 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.97%) PKI
6 28 (3.71%) PDA
7 22 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (2.91%) Mainframe
8 20 (2.65%) Replication
9 15 (1.99%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.72%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.46%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.19%) Cryptography
14 8 (1.06%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
16 6 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 356 (47.15%) Windows Server
2 257 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 204 (27.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 173 (22.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 158 (20.93%) Linux
6 138 (18.28%) Windows 7
7 110 (14.57%) Unix
8 71 (9.40%) AIX
9 60 (7.95%) Windows XP
10 47 (6.23%) Solaris
11 45 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (3.31%) Windows 10
13 24 (3.18%) HPUX
14 18 (2.38%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.32%) Android
16 7 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.93%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.79%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.79%) zOS
18 5 (0.66%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (18.68%) ITIL
2 131 (17.35%) Migration
3 71 (9.40%) Change Management
4 41 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (5.43%) Configuration Management
5 40 (5.30%) Software Testing
6 37 (4.90%) Load Balancing
6 37 (4.90%) Test Scripting
7 35 (4.64%) Test Automation
8 31 (4.11%) Project Management
9 29 (3.84%) Service Management
9 29 (3.84%) Unit Testing
10 26 (3.44%) Release Management
10 26 (3.44%) Service Delivery
11 25 (3.31%) Risk Management
12 24 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (3.05%) OO
14 21 (2.78%) Application Packaging
15 19 (2.52%) Workflow
16 18 (2.38%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 249 (32.98%) PowerShell
2 183 (24.24%) SQL
3 80 (10.60%) Java
3 80 (10.60%) VBScript
4 57 (7.55%) C#
5 41 (5.43%) Perl
6 38 (5.03%) JavaScript
7 25 (3.31%) Python
8 18 (2.38%) C++
9 17 (2.25%) C
10 16 (2.12%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.72%) VB
12 12 (1.59%) Korn
12 12 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.46%) Bourne shell
13 11 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.32%) Ruby
14 10 (1.32%) VBA
15 8 (1.06%) Jython
16 6 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 196 (25.96%) Security Cleared
2 140 (18.54%) SC Cleared
3 137 (18.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (10.33%) MCSE
5 64 (8.48%) Degree
5 64 (8.48%) MCSA
6 46 (6.09%) MCTS
7 38 (5.03%) MCITP
8 32 (4.24%) ISTQB
9 28 (3.71%) MCP
10 22 (2.91%) CISSP
11 21 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.85%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.79%) PhD
16 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.53%) CCNA
17 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (2.12%) QA
3 13 (1.72%) SLA
4 9 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 349 (46.23%) Active Directory
2 118 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (11.13%) Hyper-V
4 59 (7.81%) XenApp
5 47 (6.23%) VMware ESX
6 30 (3.97%) vSphere
7 27 (3.58%) XenDesktop
8 20 (2.65%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.25%) DFS Replication
9 17 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (1.06%) SRDF
12 8 (1.06%) Veritas File System
13 7 (0.93%) Docker
13 7 (0.93%) Firmware
13 7 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.66%) UAG
15 4 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 107 (14.17%) SCCM
2 41 (5.43%) SCOM
3 38 (5.03%) Netcool
4 31 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
5 27 (3.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 25 (3.31%) WSUS
7 21 (2.78%) Puppet
8 16 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 15 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 14 (1.85%) Tivoli
11 12 (1.59%) Ansible
11 12 (1.59%) BladeLogic
12 11 (1.46%) SCOrch
13 10 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (1.19%) HP SiteScope
14 9 (1.19%) Nagios
15 8 (1.06%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 8 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 327 (43.31%) Microsoft
2 195 (25.83%) VMware
3 149 (19.74%) Citrix
4 117 (15.50%) HP
5 85 (11.26%) Oracle
6 44 (5.83%) IBM
6 44 (5.83%) Red Hat
7 43 (5.70%) Veritas
8 37 (4.90%) Intel Security
9 36 (4.77%) Cisco
10 28 (3.71%) CA
11 24 (3.18%) Symantec
12 23 (3.05%) Altiris
13 20 (2.65%) IronPort
14 15 (1.99%) AppSense
15 13 (1.72%) Dell
16 12 (1.59%) EMC
16 12 (1.59%) ServiceNow
17 11 (1.46%) Splunk
18 10 (1.32%) BMC
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