The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Renfrewshire / Erskine
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 135 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine 88.89% 30.75% 34.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 81.33% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 80 23
Median daily rate £414 £323 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.01% -8.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £274 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £447 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Erskine
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 24 166 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 88.89% 37.81% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 101 24
Median daily rate £400 £321 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.61% -8.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Erskine

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Erskine.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Erskine

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Erskine over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Erskine

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Erskine.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Erskine region with a requirement for Windows.

1 48 (84.21%) Windows Server 2012
2 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
2 44 (77.19%) PowerShell
3 39 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
5 33 (57.89%) SC Cleared
6 29 (50.88%) Git (software)
6 29 (50.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (50.88%) XAML
6 29 (50.88%) C#
6 29 (50.88%) .NET
6 29 (50.88%) IIS
7 27 (47.37%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (33.33%) Puppet
8 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 19 (33.33%) Open Source
8 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (31.58%) SQL
10 16 (28.07%) Linux
11 15 (26.32%) Windows XP
11 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
11 15 (26.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
12 11 (19.30%) Patch Management
12 11 (19.30%) Software Distribution
12 11 (19.30%) Prototyping
12 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
12 11 (19.30%) MSI

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Erskine by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (50.88%) IIS
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) HTTP
1 11 (19.30%) HTTPS
1 11 (19.30%) SSL
2 9 (15.79%) LAN
2 9 (15.79%) WAN
3 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.77%) Firewall
5 4 (7.02%) DHCP
5 4 (7.02%) DNS
5 4 (7.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (50.88%) Git (software)
1 29 (50.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (19.30%) MSI
3 3 (5.26%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) PowerShell Engineer
2 18 (31.58%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Wintel Architect
8 1 (1.75%) Wintel Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Windows Server 2012
2 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
3 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (28.07%) Linux
5 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
5 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (26.32%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Continuous Delivery
2 19 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (33.33%) Open Source
3 15 (26.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
4 11 (19.30%) Patch Management
4 11 (19.30%) Prototyping
4 11 (19.30%) Software Distribution
5 5 (8.77%) Information Security
5 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (7.02%) Change Management
6 4 (7.02%) ITIL
6 4 (7.02%) Network Design
6 4 (7.02%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (7.02%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.51%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (3.51%) Office Automation
8 1 (1.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (77.19%) PowerShell
2 29 (50.88%) C#
2 29 (50.88%) XAML
3 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 11 (19.30%) REXX
4 11 (19.30%) Tcl
4 11 (19.30%) VB
5 4 (7.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 33 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.26%) MCITP
3 3 (5.26%) MCSA
3 3 (5.26%) MCSE
3 3 (5.26%) MCTS
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.02%) Terminal Services
2 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (19.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (14.04%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) McAfee
3 7 (12.28%) Citrix
4 5 (8.77%) Intel
5 4 (7.02%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) Veritas