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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 17.14% 25.35% 7.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.15% 60.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 37.14% 42.25% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 5
Average daily rate £333 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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
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 22 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Livingston -4 5 £250 -28.57% 3
Linlithgow - - - - 1
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
1 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) SCCM
5 4 (21.05%) C++
5 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) Windows CE
5 4 (21.05%) Silverlight
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (15.79%) AppSense
6 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) Software Packaging
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) Perl
7 2 (10.53%) PHP
7 2 (10.53%) VBScript
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) UNIX
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) Apache
7 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.53%) SNMP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SNMP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.79%) Applications Packager
3 2 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Silverlight
2 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.79%) Software Packaging
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
2 4 (21.05%) Windows CE
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V2
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Android Development
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) AWK
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) sed
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCITP
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Cacti
2 2 (10.53%) OpenView
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
2 2 (10.53%) Opsview
3 1 (5.26%) Munin
3 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) AppSense
3 2 (10.53%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco