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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Scotland
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 219 309 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.13% 12.13% 10.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.87% 56.28% 55.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 153 149
Median daily rate £325 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 12
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.63 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £70.25 £17.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.49%

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
392 549 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.50% 21.55% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 276 266
Median daily rate £350 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £132 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 10 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £126.25 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 94 £391 +32.62% 12
Glasgow 0 64 £240 -20.00% 12
Renfrewshire +2 15 £320 -3.03% 2
Aberdeen -8 9 £295 -
Fife +1 6 £283 -11.71%
West Lothian -3 6 £325 +46.06% 3
Dundee - 6 £145 -
Highlands +1 4 £105 -4.54%
North Lanarkshire 0 4 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire -1 2 £395 +97.50%
Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Stirling -2 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £135 -
Moray - 1 £100 - 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 252 (49.22%) Microsoft
2 239 (46.68%) Active Directory
3 172 (33.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 165 (32.23%) Windows Server
5 150 (29.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (27.73%) Windows 7
7 128 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 118 (23.05%) VMware
9 99 (19.34%) SQL
10 98 (19.14%) Security Cleared
11 92 (17.97%) MS Excel
12 82 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 82 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 79 (15.43%) MS Exchange
13 79 (15.43%) DNS
13 79 (15.43%) Office 365
14 78 (15.23%) Finance
15 76 (14.84%) Citrix
15 76 (14.84%) Linux
16 75 (14.65%) SC Cleared
16 75 (14.65%) Windows 10
17 73 (14.26%) SQL Server
18 72 (14.06%) SCCM
19 70 (13.67%) DHCP
19 70 (13.67%) Migration
20 69 (13.48%) MS Office
20 69 (13.48%) ITIL
21 65 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
22 61 (11.91%) Firewall
23 56 (10.94%) MCSE

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 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 49 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (5.66%) Skype for Business
5 22 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (4.30%) OpenStack
6 20 (3.91%) IIS
7 11 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (1.37%) Apache
9 7 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.37%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.98%) JBoss
10 5 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.39%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 92 (17.97%) MS Excel
2 69 (13.48%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) Siemens NX
3 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.78%) assyst
3 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 79 (15.43%) Office 365
2 25 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.56%) IaaS
5 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.59%) PaaS
5 3 (0.59%) SaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.39%) G Suite
6 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 79 (15.43%) DNS
2 70 (13.67%) DHCP
3 61 (11.91%) Firewall
4 36 (7.03%) WAN
5 34 (6.64%) SAN
6 33 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 32 (6.25%) LAN
8 31 (6.05%) Internet
9 24 (4.69%) Skype
10 16 (3.13%) VPN
11 14 (2.73%) VSAN
12 11 (2.15%) Intranet
13 9 (1.76%) NAS
14 8 (1.56%) VLAN
15 7 (1.37%) HTTP
15 7 (1.37%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.37%) LDAP
15 7 (1.37%) Network Security
16 6 (1.17%) FTP
16 6 (1.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.95%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.76%) RDBMS
4 9 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.17%) MySQL
5 6 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.98%) MarkLogic
7 3 (0.59%) Big Data
7 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.39%) GIS
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.20%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.93%) StarTeam
2 8 (1.56%) MSI
3 5 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.98%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.78%) Hudson
4 4 (0.78%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.78%) Maven
4 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.59%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.39%) JIRA
6 2 (0.39%) NuGet
6 2 (0.39%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.39%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.20%) Selenium
General
1 78 (15.23%) Finance
2 19 (3.71%) Banking
3 15 (2.93%) Law
4 11 (2.15%) Publishing
5 5 (0.98%) Retail
6 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (16.80%) Analyst
2 35 (6.84%) Support Engineer
3 31 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
4 30 (5.86%) Consultant
5 29 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (5.66%) Architect
6 24 (4.69%) Developer
7 23 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 20 (3.91%) Support Analyst
10 18 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 18 (3.52%) IT Engineer
10 18 (3.52%) IT Support
10 18 (3.52%) Test Analyst
11 16 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (2.93%) Applications Packager
12 15 (2.93%) Desktop Support
13 14 (2.73%) Administrator
13 14 (2.73%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.27%) .NET
2 19 (3.71%) XML
3 14 (2.73%) Web Services
4 13 (2.54%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.15%) Middleware
6 7 (1.37%) WSDL
6 7 (1.37%) XML Messaging
7 6 (1.17%) Ext JS
7 6 (1.17%) Hibernate
7 6 (1.17%) J2EE
7 6 (1.17%) JSP
7 6 (1.17%) Spring
8 5 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.98%) Apache Commons
8 5 (0.98%) Drools
8 5 (0.98%) ISPF
8 5 (0.98%) jBPM
8 5 (0.98%) Servlets
8 5 (0.98%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.96%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.01%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.05%) Clustering
4 29 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.49%) Private Cloud
6 15 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.95%) Replication
9 9 (1.76%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.76%) PKI
10 8 (1.56%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.56%) iSeries
11 7 (1.37%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.37%) Tandem
11 7 (1.37%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 172 (33.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 165 (32.23%) Windows Server
3 150 (29.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (27.73%) Windows 7
5 82 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (14.84%) Linux
7 75 (14.65%) Windows 10
8 45 (8.79%) Unix
9 40 (7.81%) Windows XP
10 25 (4.88%) AIX
11 22 (4.30%) Windows 8
12 21 (4.10%) Android
13 20 (3.91%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.15%) zOS
15 9 (1.76%) Solaris
15 9 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.98%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (13.67%) Migration
2 69 (13.48%) ITIL
3 31 (6.05%) Change Management
4 29 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (5.66%) Software Testing
5 28 (5.47%) Application Packaging
6 24 (4.69%) Change Control
6 24 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (4.49%) Load Balancing
8 21 (4.10%) Test Scripting
9 18 (3.52%) Configuration Management
9 18 (3.52%) OO
9 18 (3.52%) Server Virtualisation
10 17 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (3.32%) Server Building
11 16 (3.13%) Workflow
12 15 (2.93%) Service Management
13 14 (2.73%) Incident Management
13 14 (2.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 99 (19.34%) SQL
3 30 (5.86%) C#
4 28 (5.47%) Java
5 23 (4.49%) VBScript
6 21 (4.10%) Python
7 16 (3.13%) Perl
8 12 (2.34%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.76%) C
9 9 (1.76%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.56%) VB
11 6 (1.17%) Jython
11 6 (1.17%) VBA
12 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.98%) JCL
13 4 (0.78%) C++
14 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.39%) Tcl
15 2 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 98 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 75 (14.65%) SC Cleared
3 65 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (10.94%) Degree
4 56 (10.94%) MCSE
5 26 (5.08%) MCSA
6 23 (4.49%) ISTQB
7 17 (3.32%) MCITP
7 17 (3.32%) MCTS
8 16 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.76%) CISSP
10 8 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.78%) CCNP
13 4 (0.78%) CISM
13 4 (0.78%) ISEB
13 4 (0.78%) MCP
14 3 (0.59%) CEH
14 3 (0.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (2.15%) SLA
3 4 (0.78%) QA
4 2 (0.39%) COBIT
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 239 (46.68%) Active Directory
2 82 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (8.59%) Hyper-V
4 35 (6.84%) vSphere
5 30 (5.86%) XenApp
6 29 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (5.27%) XenDesktop
8 26 (5.08%) VMware ESX
9 15 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.17%) Firmware
10 6 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (0.98%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.98%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (0.78%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.59%) NFS
13 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 72 (14.06%) SCCM
2 20 (3.91%) vRealize
3 19 (3.71%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (3.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (3.52%) PowerCLI
5 17 (3.32%) SCOM
6 15 (2.93%) Netcool
7 13 (2.54%) WSUS
8 12 (2.34%) AirWatch
9 11 (2.15%) Puppet
10 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.37%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.17%) BladeLogic
12 6 (1.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 6 (1.17%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.98%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 252 (49.22%) Microsoft
2 118 (23.05%) VMware
3 76 (14.84%) Citrix
4 45 (8.79%) HP
5 38 (7.42%) Cisco
6 33 (6.45%) Symantec
7 32 (6.25%) Oracle
8 24 (4.69%) Dell
9 21 (4.10%) Intel Security
9 21 (4.10%) Veritas
10 12 (2.34%) Apple
10 12 (2.34%) CA
10 12 (2.34%) IBM
10 12 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.15%) BMC
12 10 (1.95%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.95%) IronPort
13 9 (1.76%) EMC
14 7 (1.37%) AppSense
14 7 (1.37%) Fortinet
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