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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.65% 14.29% 24.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.03% 38.46% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£330 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £205 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £245 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
29 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 27.88% 37.14% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 17
Average daily rate £330 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015. 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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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 9 £330 +46.66% 1
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) McAfee
3 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
6 3 (15.79%) Firewall
6 3 (15.79%) Squid
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Avaya
6 3 (15.79%) UAG
6 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
6 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) SCCM
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Squid
2 3 (15.79%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
2 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) McAfee
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Avaya
2 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec
3 1 (5.26%) Novell
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro
3 1 (5.26%) Teradata
3 1 (5.26%) Netezza
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