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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.33% 21.28% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 62.50% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£228 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.16% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £233 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
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
10 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 27.78% 34.04% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Average daily rate £255 £350 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +74.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £365 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 23 October 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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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 -2 3 £228 -24.16%
Linlithgow - - - -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
2 4 (44.44%) Windows CE
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Windows NT
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (11.11%) Android Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Device Driver
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows CE
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows NT
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix