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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 335 287 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.91% 9.01% 15.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.84% 50.26% 63.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 155 194
Median daily rate £301 £300 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 36
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 £13.25 £11.80 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.30 £41.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
634 571 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.43% 17.92% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 273 318
Median daily rate £321 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 134 £350 +7.69% 13
Renfrewshire 0 85 £320 -9.85% 2
Glasgow -1 57 £255 -21.53% 17
Stirling +12 12 £475 +2.15% 1
Dundee 0 8 £110 -36.23%
Aberdeen -5 8 £180 - 1
Fife +10 6 £298 +197.50% 2
North Lanarkshire +6 5 £160 +56.09%
Lanarkshire +3 2 £150 -21.56% 1
West Lothian 0 2 £205 -37.87% 6
Midlothian - 2 £113 -
Inverclyde +5 1 £165 -34.00%
Highlands +2 1 £150 +36.36%
Moray 0 1 £125 +13.63%
Scottish Borders -4 1 £275 +139.13% 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £95 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 363 (48.34%) Active Directory
2 338 (45.01%) Windows Server
3 332 (44.21%) Microsoft
4 264 (35.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 259 (34.49%) PowerShell
6 218 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (27.43%) Security Cleared
8 198 (26.36%) SQL
9 183 (24.37%) VMware
10 175 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 153 (20.37%) SQL Server
12 151 (20.11%) Citrix
13 149 (19.84%) ITIL
14 145 (19.31%) SC Cleared
15 137 (18.24%) Linux
16 135 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
17 130 (17.31%) Windows 7
18 129 (17.18%) HP
19 126 (16.78%) DNS
20 124 (16.51%) MS Excel
21 121 (16.11%) Finance
22 117 (15.58%) Unix
23 116 (15.45%) Migration
24 108 (14.38%) MS Exchange
25 107 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
26 104 (13.85%) SCCM
27 99 (13.18%) VBScript
28 86 (11.45%) MCSE
29 85 (11.32%) Hyper-V
30 84 (11.19%) Office 365

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
1 108 (14.38%) MS Exchange
2 78 (10.39%) SharePoint
3 68 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (7.46%) OpenStack
5 53 (7.06%) Skype for Business
6 52 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (5.19%) IIS
9 35 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (2.93%) Apache
10 22 (2.93%) Office Communications Server
11 19 (2.53%) WebSphere
12 17 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (2.13%) JBoss
13 16 (2.13%) Tomcat
14 10 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (1.33%) WebLogic
15 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 124 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 60 (7.99%) MS Office
3 7 (0.93%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) InDesign
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Global One
2 5 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.53%) assyst
3 4 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Eikon
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 84 (11.19%) Office 365
2 31 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.80%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.27%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
5 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 126 (16.78%) DNS
2 82 (10.92%) DHCP
3 76 (10.12%) SAN
4 63 (8.39%) Firewall
5 51 (6.79%) SSL
6 45 (5.99%) TCP/IP
7 33 (4.39%) Skype
8 31 (4.13%) WAN
9 28 (3.73%) LAN
10 27 (3.60%) HTTP
11 24 (3.20%) NetScaler
12 23 (3.06%) NAS
13 19 (2.53%) Internet
14 17 (2.26%) SNMP
14 17 (2.26%) VPN
15 13 (1.73%) Kerberos
15 13 (1.73%) LDAP
16 12 (1.60%) FTP
17 11 (1.46%) iSCSI
18 10 (1.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.73%) MySQL
5 13 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.20%) DB2
9 8 (1.07%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.67%) MarkLogic
11 5 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.67%) UniData
12 4 (0.53%) Informix
12 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.40%) Spotfire
14 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (3.60%) HP UFT
1 27 (3.60%) WinRunner
2 26 (3.46%) TestDirector
3 12 (1.60%) SoapUI
3 12 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.33%) MSI
5 8 (1.07%) Maven
5 8 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.93%) StarTeam
7 6 (0.80%) Subversion
7 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.67%) NUnit
8 5 (0.67%) Selenium
9 4 (0.53%) Build Forge
9 4 (0.53%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.53%) git-flow
9 4 (0.53%) GitLab
9 4 (0.53%) Hudson
General
1 121 (16.11%) Finance
2 68 (9.05%) Banking
3 19 (2.53%) Law
4 13 (1.73%) Legal
5 8 (1.07%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.67%) Games
8 4 (0.53%) Front Office
8 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.53%) Retail
8 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.40%) German Language
9 3 (0.40%) Publishing
10 2 (0.27%) French Language
10 2 (0.27%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (11.05%) Analyst
2 52 (6.92%) Developer
3 42 (5.59%) Administrator
4 36 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
5 34 (4.53%) Test Analyst
6 33 (4.39%) Consultant
7 32 (4.26%) Active Directory Engineer
8 30 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (3.99%) Support Engineer
9 29 (3.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 28 (3.73%) Architect
11 27 (3.60%) Server Engineer
11 27 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
12 24 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (3.06%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
14 22 (2.93%) IT Support
15 19 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
15 19 (2.53%) Messaging Engineer
15 19 (2.53%) Project Manager
15 19 (2.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.39%) XML
2 29 (3.86%) Middleware
3 28 (3.73%) .NET
4 27 (3.60%) Web Services
5 23 (3.06%) JSON
5 23 (3.06%) XSD
6 21 (2.80%) RESTful
7 20 (2.66%) CSS
7 20 (2.66%) HTML
7 20 (2.66%) REST
8 19 (2.53%) SOAP
9 18 (2.40%) IBM Integration Bus
9 18 (2.40%) Regular Expression
10 12 (1.60%) WSDL
11 11 (1.46%) jQuery
11 11 (1.46%) XSLT
12 10 (1.33%) Spring
13 9 (1.20%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.20%) J2EE
13 9 (1.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.92%) Clustering
2 65 (8.66%) Data Centre
3 52 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (6.39%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.39%) PKI
6 25 (3.33%) Mainframe
7 23 (3.06%) PDA
8 20 (2.66%) Replication
9 19 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (2.40%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.73%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.60%) Cryptography
12 12 (1.60%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.33%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.07%) iSeries
14 8 (1.07%) Tandem
15 7 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.93%) Management Information System
16 6 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 338 (45.01%) Windows Server
2 264 (35.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 218 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 175 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 137 (18.24%) Linux
6 130 (17.31%) Windows 7
7 117 (15.58%) Unix
8 77 (10.25%) AIX
9 67 (8.92%) Windows XP
10 55 (7.32%) Solaris
11 45 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (5.73%) Windows 10
13 29 (3.86%) HPUX
14 21 (2.80%) Android
15 17 (2.26%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.86%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.33%) Windows Phone
18 8 (1.07%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.67%) OS/390
19 5 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (19.84%) ITIL
2 116 (15.45%) Migration
3 78 (10.39%) Change Management
4 50 (6.66%) Software Testing
5 40 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (5.33%) Service Management
6 36 (4.79%) Test Scripting
7 35 (4.66%) Load Balancing
8 32 (4.26%) Configuration Management
9 30 (3.99%) Test Automation
10 28 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 28 (3.73%) Smoke Testing
11 27 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (3.46%) Unit Testing
13 25 (3.33%) Project Management
13 25 (3.33%) Workflow
14 22 (2.93%) Release Management
14 22 (2.93%) Risk Management
15 21 (2.80%) Application Packaging
16 20 (2.66%) OO
Programming Languages
1 259 (34.49%) PowerShell
2 198 (26.36%) SQL
3 99 (13.18%) VBScript
4 75 (9.99%) Java
5 53 (7.06%) C#
6 52 (6.92%) Perl
7 39 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 27 (3.60%) Python
9 20 (2.66%) C
10 17 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.13%) Korn
12 15 (2.00%) Bourne shell
12 15 (2.00%) C++
12 15 (2.00%) PHP
13 10 (1.33%) Ruby
14 9 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.20%) VBA
15 8 (1.07%) JCL
15 8 (1.07%) Jython
16 6 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 206 (27.43%) Security Cleared
2 145 (19.31%) SC Cleared
3 135 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (11.45%) MCSE
5 70 (9.32%) MCSA
6 65 (8.66%) Degree
7 44 (5.86%) MCTS
8 42 (5.59%) MCITP
9 39 (5.19%) ISTQB
10 20 (2.66%) CISSP
11 19 (2.53%) MCP
12 18 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (2.13%) DV Cleared
13 16 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.93%) ISEB
16 6 (0.80%) CCNA
17 4 (0.53%) CISM
17 4 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (2.26%) QA
3 13 (1.73%) SLA
4 11 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.53%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 363 (48.34%) Active Directory
2 107 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 65 (8.66%) XenApp
5 45 (5.99%) VMware ESX
6 31 (4.13%) XenDesktop
7 23 (3.06%) vSphere
8 20 (2.66%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.26%) DFS Replication
10 16 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (1.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.07%) Time Sharing Option
13 8 (1.07%) Veritas File System
13 8 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.93%) Docker
14 7 (0.93%) Firmware
14 7 (0.93%) SRDF
14 7 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (0.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 104 (13.85%) SCCM
2 43 (5.73%) Netcool
3 42 (5.59%) SCOM
4 37 (4.93%) McAfee ePO
5 35 (4.66%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (3.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 27 (3.60%) WSUS
8 26 (3.46%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (2.93%) Puppet
10 20 (2.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 16 (2.13%) HP SiteScope
11 16 (2.13%) Tivoli
12 13 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (1.60%) BladeLogic
14 11 (1.46%) SCOrch
15 10 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (1.33%) NetBackup
16 9 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
17 8 (1.07%) AirWatch
17 8 (1.07%) Ansible
Vendors
1 332 (44.21%) Microsoft
2 183 (24.37%) VMware
3 151 (20.11%) Citrix
4 129 (17.18%) HP
5 73 (9.72%) Oracle
6 49 (6.52%) IBM
7 47 (6.26%) Red Hat
8 44 (5.86%) Veritas
9 43 (5.73%) Intel Security
10 35 (4.66%) CA
11 34 (4.53%) Symantec
12 32 (4.26%) Cisco
13 27 (3.60%) Altiris
14 23 (3.06%) IronPort
15 17 (2.26%) Apple
16 14 (1.86%) AppSense
17 13 (1.73%) EMC
18 12 (1.60%) ServiceNow
19 11 (1.46%) Dell
19 11 (1.46%) NetApp
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