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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 381 438 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.65% 16.61% 13.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.66% 64.32% 55.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 174 173
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £120 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 9
Average hourly rate £29.59 £19.06 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% +36.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £13.10 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.33
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +1.14%
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
608 681 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.18% 25.82% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 329 275
Average daily rate £325 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 31 13
Average hourly rate £28.10 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.57% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.24 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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 -3 132 £300 -14.28% 23
Glasgow 0 95 £304 +1.25% 17
Renfrewshire 0 37 £335 +2.48%
Aberdeen -1 21 £200 -20.00% 3
Fife - 15 £110 - 3
West Lothian -4 11 £291 -2.91% 1
Dundee +9 9 £170 - 2
South Ayrshire - 7 £106 - 2
Highlands -1 6 £108 -3.37% 1
Scottish Borders 0 5 £195 +59.18%
North Lanarkshire -5 4 £180 -10.55% 1
West Dunbartonshire +2 2 - -
Midlothian +1 2 - -
Lanarkshire 0 2 £100 -16.66%
South Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Moray 0 1 £425 -
Stirling -18 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 227 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 217 (31.00%) Windows 7
3 181 (25.86%) Active Directory
4 170 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 118 (16.86%) VMware
7 109 (15.57%) SQL
8 105 (15.00%) Finance
8 105 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 100 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 99 (14.14%) Linux
11 97 (13.86%) Windows XP
12 94 (13.43%) Migration
13 93 (13.29%) SC Cleared
14 91 (13.00%) MS Office
15 87 (12.43%) ITIL
16 78 (11.14%) .NET
17 77 (11.00%) HP
18 76 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
19 75 (10.71%) Citrix
19 75 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
20 67 (9.57%) UNIX
21 64 (9.14%) C#
22 62 (8.86%) MS Excel
23 61 (8.71%) Oracle
23 61 (8.71%) SCCM
24 57 (8.14%) DNS
24 57 (8.14%) MS Exchange
25 56 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
26 54 (7.71%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 57 (8.14%) MS Exchange
2 52 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 43 (6.14%) IIS
4 23 (3.29%) Lync
5 18 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.29%) JBoss
11 7 (1.00%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.86%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.57%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.57%) CICS
14 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.57%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 91 (13.00%) MS Office
2 62 (8.86%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.14%) MS Project
4 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.57%) assyst
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.14%) Office 365
3 5 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 57 (8.14%) DNS
2 54 (7.71%) SAN
3 49 (7.00%) Firewall
4 43 (6.14%) DHCP
5 34 (4.86%) LAN
6 29 (4.14%) WAN
7 24 (3.43%) TCP/IP
8 19 (2.71%) SSL
9 18 (2.57%) Network Security
10 16 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (2.29%) LDAP
11 14 (2.00%) HTTP
11 14 (2.00%) VPN
11 14 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.57%) 802.11
14 11 (1.57%) NAS
15 10 (1.43%) Ethernet
16 8 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.86%) SAP HANA
8 6 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.71%) DB2
10 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.43%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 31 (4.43%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.86%) TestDirector
3 18 (2.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (2.57%) WinRunner
4 10 (1.43%) MSI
5 9 (1.29%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.14%) AdminStudio
7 7 (1.00%) Fiddler
7 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.86%) WinDbg
8 6 (0.86%) MSBuild
8 6 (0.86%) InstallShield
8 6 (0.86%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.86%) Subversion
8 6 (0.86%) JIRA
9 5 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.57%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.57%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.57%) Introscope
11 3 (0.43%) Bugzilla
General
1 105 (15.00%) Finance
2 35 (5.00%) Banking
3 7 (1.00%) Law
4 6 (0.86%) Retail
5 4 (0.57%) Legal
6 3 (0.43%) Back Office
6 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.14%) Electronics
8 1 (0.14%) Marketing
8 1 (0.14%) Billing
8 1 (0.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 115 (16.43%) Analyst
2 66 (9.43%) Developer
3 47 (6.71%) Support Analyst
4 39 (5.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 38 (5.43%) Desktop Support
6 36 (5.14%) Consultant
6 36 (5.14%) Support Engineer
7 34 (4.86%) Administrator
8 33 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 32 (4.57%) Wintel Engineer
10 29 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (3.86%) Architect
12 23 (3.29%) Service Analyst
12 23 (3.29%) Software Engineer
13 22 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
14 21 (3.00%) Test Engineer
15 17 (2.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 17 (2.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 16 (2.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.14%) .NET
2 38 (5.43%) HTML
3 37 (5.29%) ASP.NET
4 28 (4.00%) XML
5 26 (3.71%) .NET Framework
6 22 (3.14%) CSS
7 20 (2.86%) Web Services
8 17 (2.43%) Application Packaging
9 13 (1.86%) Middleware
10 12 (1.71%) NHibernate
11 9 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.14%) WCF
12 8 (1.14%) OAuth
13 7 (1.00%) JSON
13 7 (1.00%) HTML5
13 7 (1.00%) Entity Framework
14 6 (0.86%) OAuth2
14 6 (0.86%) Ajax
14 6 (0.86%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.43%) Clustering
2 27 (3.86%) PDA
3 26 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.43%) Replication
7 16 (2.29%) Device Driver
8 13 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.00%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.86%) iSeries
13 5 (0.71%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.71%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.57%) LPAR
14 4 (0.57%) Handset
15 3 (0.43%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 217 (31.00%) Windows 7
2 170 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 99 (14.14%) Linux
5 97 (13.86%) Windows XP
6 76 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (9.57%) UNIX
8 44 (6.29%) Windows 8
9 30 (4.29%) AIX
10 21 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (2.86%) Android
12 18 (2.57%) Solaris
13 14 (2.00%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.57%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.57%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.43%) Windows CE
15 10 (1.43%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.71%) zOS
17 4 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (13.43%) Migration
2 87 (12.43%) ITIL
3 43 (6.14%) Change Management
4 37 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 31 (4.43%) Software Engineering
7 29 (4.14%) Software Testing
8 28 (4.00%) Service Management
9 26 (3.71%) Project Management
9 26 (3.71%) Service Delivery
10 23 (3.29%) Incident Management
11 21 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (3.00%) Test Automation
12 19 (2.71%) Validation
13 17 (2.43%) Information Security
13 17 (2.43%) MVC
14 15 (2.14%) PRINCE2
14 15 (2.14%) Configuration Management
14 15 (2.14%) Release Management
15 14 (2.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (15.57%) SQL
2 64 (9.14%) C#
3 49 (7.00%) Java
4 39 (5.57%) PowerShell
5 33 (4.71%) C++
6 29 (4.14%) JavaScript
7 21 (3.00%) VB
8 20 (2.86%) Perl
9 17 (2.43%) VBScript
10 16 (2.29%) C
11 15 (2.14%) Python
12 8 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.86%) ABAP
14 6 (0.86%) Embedded C++
15 5 (0.71%) VBA
16 4 (0.57%) Jython
17 3 (0.43%) Ruby
17 3 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 105 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 93 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 75 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (5.43%) MCSE
5 37 (5.29%) Degree
6 36 (5.14%) MCITP
7 35 (5.00%) MCSA
8 26 (3.71%) ISTQB
9 24 (3.43%) MCTS
10 16 (2.29%) MCP
11 8 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.14%) PMP
11 8 (1.14%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.14%) CISSP
12 7 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.00%) CCNA
13 6 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.71%) GCIA
14 5 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.14%) SLA
2 14 (2.00%) QA
3 7 (1.00%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 181 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 56 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.14%) VMware ESX
5 23 (3.29%) vSphere
6 16 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.43%) XenApp
9 8 (1.14%) UAG
9 8 (1.14%) Squid
10 6 (0.86%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.86%) Firmware
11 4 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.57%) RACF
11 4 (0.57%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.57%) Xen
12 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 61 (8.71%) SCCM
2 30 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
3 25 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (3.43%) Backup Exec
5 23 (3.29%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 19 (2.71%) SCOM
7 18 (2.57%) Netcool
8 13 (1.86%) Nagios
9 10 (1.43%) WSUS
10 8 (1.14%) FortiGate
10 8 (1.14%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.86%) WhatsUp Gold
11 6 (0.86%) WMI
12 5 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.57%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.57%) Control-M
13 4 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.43%) DameWare
Vendors
1 227 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 118 (16.86%) VMware
3 77 (11.00%) HP
4 75 (10.71%) Citrix
5 61 (8.71%) Oracle
6 41 (5.86%) McAfee
7 39 (5.57%) Cisco
8 29 (4.14%) Symantec
9 25 (3.57%) Veritas
10 24 (3.43%) EMC
11 20 (2.86%) CheckPoint
12 19 (2.71%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.86%) CommVault
14 12 (1.71%) CA
15 11 (1.57%) F5
16 10 (1.43%) ArcSight
17 9 (1.29%) Dell
17 9 (1.29%) Sybase
17 9 (1.29%) Lotus
17 9 (1.29%) Avaya
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £275 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £200 to £265 per day (Negotiable)
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Dundee
OHO Group
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Fife
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Angus
OHO Group
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Inverness
Computer Futures
Rate: £90 - £95 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Ayr
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £90.00 - £100.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago