The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.70% 11.83% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 44.00% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £205 £330 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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 West Lothian region.

Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 30.43% 26.88% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 8
Median daily rate £310 £330 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Lothian region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 25 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
Livingston +1 2 £205 -37.87% 5
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Windows.

1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Avaya
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
2 5 (41.67%) FortiGate
3 4 (33.33%) UAG
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL V2
3 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 4 (33.33%) Squid
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (25.00%) Firmware
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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 1 (8.33%) Jetty
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 3 (25.00%) NAS
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Genesys Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Genesys Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 3 (25.00%) Server Building
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Squid
2 4 (33.33%) UAG
3 3 (25.00%) Firmware
3 3 (25.00%) vCloud
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (25.00%) vMotion
3 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Avaya
1 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Genesys