The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Lothian region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 24.07% - 21.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.52% - 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 11
Average daily rate £123 - £284
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 - £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 42.59% 14.58% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 17
Average daily rate £360 £425 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +49.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £425 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Windows
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Livingston - 12 £123 -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
2 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (45.16%) Migration
4 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
5 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
6 11 (35.48%) SCCM
7 7 (22.58%) Avaya
7 7 (22.58%) McAfee
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) MS Office
8 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 5 (16.13%) Software Packaging
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.13%) Cisco
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (16.13%) AppSense
9 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
10 4 (12.90%) QA
10 4 (12.90%) Squid
10 4 (12.90%) Firewall
10 4 (12.90%) VMware
10 4 (12.90%) Symantec
10 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
10 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
10 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
10 4 (12.90%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
1 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.45%) SNMP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Applications Packager
2 4 (12.90%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.68%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Software Packaging
1 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) WF
3 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
2 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V2
4 1 (3.23%) OO
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) OOD
4 1 (3.23%) Workflow
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) AWK
2 2 (6.45%) VBScript
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) PHP
2 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.45%) sed
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
3 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (12.90%) Squid
4 3 (9.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.45%) OpenView
4 2 (6.45%) Nagios
4 2 (6.45%) Cacti
5 1 (3.23%) Munin
5 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Avaya
2 7 (22.58%) McAfee
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) AppSense
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Symantec
4 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
4 4 (12.90%) Trend Micro
4 4 (12.90%) Becrypt
5 2 (6.45%) HP