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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 15.38% 25.53% 7.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.56% 66.67% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
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£291 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
18 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 27.69% 38.30% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Average daily rate £325 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 1 June 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 -5 7 £291 +37.86%
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 7 (36.84%) Oracle
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) McAfee
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (15.79%) UAG
5 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
5 3 (15.79%) Toad
5 3 (15.79%) Avaya
5 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
5 3 (15.79%) Teradata

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Toad
1 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows CE
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
1 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
2 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
2 2 (10.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) UAG
2 3 (15.79%) Squid
3 1 (5.26%) MetaFrame
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
2 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) McAfee
3 3 (15.79%) Avaya
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Teradata
3 3 (15.79%) Netezza
3 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
4 2 (10.53%) Sun
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) CA
5 1 (5.26%) Novell
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro