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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 9.84% 15.94% 22.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.55% 78.57% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate £225 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £151 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
11 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 18.03% 20.29% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 16
Average daily rate £290 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £108 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £340 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 5 £330 +1.53%
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (10.00%) RS-232
5 1 (10.00%) RS-485
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (10.00%) Lync
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) RS-232
1 1 (10.00%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (10.00%) OO
1 1 (10.00%) OOD
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (10.00%) SDLC
1 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware