The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scottish Borders region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 100.00% 100.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£115 £128 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
Windows
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders region.

Operating Systems Category
Scottish Borders
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £115 £128 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Scottish Borders region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Scottish Borders region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Scottish Borders region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the Scottish Borders

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Scottish Borders region over the 3 months to 26 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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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
Melrose 0 1 £115 -6.12%
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scottish Borders 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 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
2 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (30.77%) Android
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) DameWare
5 4 (30.77%) Replication
5 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) CommVault
5 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) Sophos
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) LAN
8 1 (7.69%) WAN
8 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
8 1 (7.69%) Veritas

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scottish Borders 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) PC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
1 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Android
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) DameWare
3 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) CommVault
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat