The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 21 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 3.09% 13.04% 7.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£175 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +88.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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 Stirling region.

Operating Systems Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 3.09% 13.04% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 14
Average daily rate £175 £400 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +56.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Stirling

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) E-Learning
4 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Lync
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Document Management
4 1 (14.29%) WSUS
4 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Documentum

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Documentum
2 1 (14.29%) FileNet
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) RoboHelp
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operator
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) E-Learning
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) MCT
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Unicenter
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli NetView
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (14.29%) MOM
1 1 (14.29%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
1 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Unisys
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
2 1 (14.29%) Intel
2 1 (14.29%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) VMware