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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 2.63% 2.17% 5.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 50.00% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +88.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
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
9 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 7.89% 4.35% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 11
Average daily rate £463 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 18 (81.82%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) UNIX
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) MS Office
4 6 (27.27%) IBM
4 6 (27.27%) Control-M
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) Solaris
6 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) Unisys
6 4 (18.18%) IBM Notes
6 4 (18.18%) MOM
6 4 (18.18%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 4 (18.18%) Service Management
6 4 (18.18%) BMC
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (18.18%) Lotus
6 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 3 (13.64%) Markit EDM
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.64%) HP SiteScope

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (18.18%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Documentum
2 1 (4.55%) FileNet
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) RoboHelp
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (81.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Operator
5 1 (4.55%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
1 1 (4.55%) JDBC
1 1 (4.55%) JSP
1 1 (4.55%) Servlets
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.55%) Spring
1 1 (4.55%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.55%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) UNIX
2 5 (22.73%) Solaris
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) OO
5 1 (4.55%) RAD
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) MCT
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Control-M
2 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 4 (18.18%) MOM
2 4 (18.18%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (13.64%) Unicenter
3 3 (13.64%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (13.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (13.64%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (13.64%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) IBM
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) BMC
4 4 (18.18%) Lotus
4 4 (18.18%) Unisys
5 3 (13.64%) Sun
5 3 (13.64%) Remedy
6 2 (9.09%) Charles River
6 2 (9.09%) Intel
7 1 (4.55%) Adobe
7 1 (4.55%) Business Objects