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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 334 425 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.08% 17.49% 15.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.54% 68.22% 60.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 149 156
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £117 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 15
Average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £29.17 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
561 623 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.30% 25.64% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 266 245
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £125 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.40 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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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
Glasgow +2 116 £270 -10.00% 26
Edinburgh -10 92 £310 -22.50% 30
Aberdeen -1 15 £140 +7.69% 10
Scottish Borders 0 12 £128 +27.50% 1
Fife +4 9 £110 - 1
West Lothian -6 9 £325 +75.43% 3
Stirling -8 6 £190 -57.77%
North Lanarkshire -3 5 £178 -
Dundee +4 2 £210 - 3
Aberdeenshire +1 1 - - 1
Moray 0 1 £425 -
Highlands -1 1 £100 - 1
East Ayrshire - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 213 (34.13%) Microsoft
2 190 (30.45%) Windows 7
3 145 (23.24%) Active Directory
4 144 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (19.87%) VMware
6 118 (18.91%) Security Cleared
7 110 (17.63%) SC Cleared
8 101 (16.19%) SQL
8 101 (16.19%) Finance
9 98 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 84 (13.46%) Migration
10 84 (13.46%) MS Office
11 80 (12.82%) Windows XP
12 77 (12.34%) SQL Server
13 75 (12.02%) ITIL
13 75 (12.02%) Linux
14 74 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 66 (10.58%) .NET
15 66 (10.58%) Citrix
16 63 (10.10%) HP
17 60 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 60 (9.62%) Oracle
17 60 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
18 59 (9.46%) UNIX
19 58 (9.29%) C#
20 56 (8.97%) SCCM
21 55 (8.81%) DNS
22 50 (8.01%) SAN
23 49 (7.85%) MS Exchange
23 49 (7.85%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 49 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.89%) IIS
3 38 (6.09%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (2.40%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.40%) JBoss
6 12 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.28%) Lync
8 8 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.96%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.64%) CMS
11 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.48%) Apache
13 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 84 (13.46%) MS Office
2 46 (7.37%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.12%) MS Project
4 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.12%) Office 365
3 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Heroku
5 1 (0.16%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.81%) DNS
2 50 (8.01%) SAN
3 49 (7.85%) Firewall
4 47 (7.53%) DHCP
5 30 (4.81%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.49%) LAN
7 18 (2.88%) WAN
8 17 (2.72%) SSL
8 17 (2.72%) NAS
9 14 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (2.08%) LDAP
11 12 (1.92%) HTTP
11 12 (1.92%) Network Security
12 10 (1.60%) VPN
13 9 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.12%) NetScaler
15 7 (1.12%) VoIP
16 6 (0.96%) Ethernet
17 5 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.48%) DTS
10 2 (0.32%) IDOL
10 2 (0.32%) MySQL
10 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.16%) MS Access
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
11 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.88%) TestDirector
3 17 (2.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (2.72%) WinRunner
4 9 (1.44%) PVCS
5 8 (1.28%) Subversion
6 7 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.12%) Mercurial
7 6 (0.96%) CruiseControl
7 6 (0.96%) MSBuild
7 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.96%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.64%) JIRA
9 4 (0.64%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.48%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.48%) Maven
10 3 (0.48%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.48%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.32%) Bugzilla
General
1 101 (16.19%) Finance
2 33 (5.29%) Banking
3 4 (0.64%) Retail
3 4 (0.64%) Law
4 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.32%) French Language
5 1 (0.16%) Military
5 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 81 (12.98%) Analyst
2 68 (10.90%) Developer
3 40 (6.41%) Desktop Support
4 37 (5.93%) Support Engineer
5 35 (5.61%) Consultant
5 35 (5.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 34 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
7 33 (5.29%) Administrator
8 31 (4.97%) Architect
8 31 (4.97%) Support Analyst
9 25 (4.01%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (3.37%) Server Engineer
11 19 (3.04%) Service Analyst
12 18 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
12 18 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (2.72%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.72%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (2.40%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.58%) .NET
2 34 (5.45%) HTML
3 25 (4.01%) ASP.NET
4 24 (3.85%) XML
5 21 (3.37%) .NET Framework
6 20 (3.21%) Middleware
7 15 (2.40%) Web Services
8 14 (2.24%) NHibernate
9 12 (1.92%) Application Packaging
10 11 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (1.60%) JSON
12 9 (1.44%) HTML5
12 9 (1.44%) CSS
13 8 (1.28%) WCF
13 8 (1.28%) OAuth
14 7 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (0.96%) REST
15 6 (0.96%) CSS3
15 6 (0.96%) Ajax
15 6 (0.96%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.93%) Clustering
2 26 (4.17%) PDA
3 23 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.37%) Replication
5 19 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 12 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.60%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.60%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.96%) iSeries
12 5 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.80%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.80%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.64%) NHS
14 3 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 190 (30.45%) Windows 7
2 144 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (12.82%) Windows XP
5 75 (12.02%) Linux
6 74 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (9.46%) UNIX
8 38 (6.09%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (3.37%) AIX
11 19 (3.04%) Android
12 17 (2.72%) Solaris
13 15 (2.40%) Windows 2000
14 13 (2.08%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.76%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.44%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.96%) Windows CE
18 5 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.46%) Migration
2 75 (12.02%) ITIL
3 38 (6.09%) Change Management
4 37 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 23 (3.69%) Project Management
7 21 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (3.37%) Software Testing
8 18 (2.88%) Incident Management
8 18 (2.88%) Service Delivery
8 18 (2.88%) Test Automation
9 17 (2.72%) Service Management
10 14 (2.24%) PRINCE2
10 14 (2.24%) MVC
10 14 (2.24%) Validation
10 14 (2.24%) Information Security
11 13 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (2.08%) Software Engineering
12 12 (1.92%) High Availability
13 11 (1.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 101 (16.19%) SQL
2 58 (9.29%) C#
3 44 (7.05%) Java
4 42 (6.73%) PowerShell
5 27 (4.33%) JavaScript
6 25 (4.01%) Perl
7 22 (3.53%) VBScript
8 21 (3.37%) C++
9 13 (2.08%) VB
10 12 (1.92%) Python
10 12 (1.92%) C
11 8 (1.28%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.12%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.80%) VBA
14 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.64%) Ruby
15 3 (0.48%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.32%) REXX
16 2 (0.32%) Tcl
16 2 (0.32%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 118 (18.91%) Security Cleared
2 110 (17.63%) SC Cleared
3 60 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (7.21%) Degree
5 37 (5.93%) MCITP
6 34 (5.45%) MCSA
7 31 (4.97%) MCSE
8 23 (3.69%) MCTS
9 22 (3.53%) ISTQB
10 13 (2.08%) VCP4
11 12 (1.92%) MCP
12 11 (1.76%) PMP
12 11 (1.76%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.96%) CISSP
13 6 (0.96%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.80%) GCIA
14 5 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.76%) SLA
2 8 (1.28%) QA
3 4 (0.64%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.16%) DICOM
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 145 (23.24%) Active Directory
2 60 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.33%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.37%) VMware ESX
5 14 (2.24%) XenApp
5 14 (2.24%) vSphere
5 14 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.80%) MetaFrame
7 5 (0.80%) Firmware
7 5 (0.80%) Squid
7 5 (0.80%) RACF
7 5 (0.80%) UAG
8 3 (0.48%) Nmap
9 2 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.32%) vCloud
9 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (8.97%) SCCM
2 23 (3.69%) McAfee ePO
3 21 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (3.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 20 (3.21%) SCOM
5 18 (2.88%) Netcool
6 17 (2.72%) NetBackup
7 14 (2.24%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.60%) Nagios
9 7 (1.12%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.96%) WSUS
10 6 (0.96%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.80%) WMI
11 5 (0.80%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.64%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (0.64%) Control-M
12 4 (0.64%) SCSM
13 3 (0.48%) DameWare
Vendors
1 213 (34.13%) Microsoft
2 124 (19.87%) VMware
3 66 (10.58%) Citrix
4 63 (10.10%) HP
5 60 (9.62%) Oracle
6 35 (5.61%) Veritas
7 29 (4.65%) McAfee
8 23 (3.69%) Symantec
9 22 (3.53%) Cisco
9 22 (3.53%) EMC
10 18 (2.88%) IBM
10 18 (2.88%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.08%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.60%) CA
12 10 (1.60%) ArcSight
13 9 (1.44%) CommVault
14 8 (1.28%) NetApp
14 8 (1.28%) Dell
15 7 (1.12%) Avaya
15 7 (1.12%) Sybase
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