The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Fife
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 20.83% 7.41% 23.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 50.00% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £210 £320 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.37% +190.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -55.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £14.80
% change year-on-year -7.22% +5.60%  

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 Fife with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Fife
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 29.17% 14.81% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £320 £241 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.64% +119.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -46.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Fife 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 Fife

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Fife

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Fife

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Fife over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Fife

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Fife

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Fife region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline -2 2 £320 -
Windows
Scotland

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Fife region with a requirement for Windows.

1 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Python
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Perl
6 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
6 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (14.29%) Intel
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Clustering
6 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Xerox
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (14.29%) Gherkin

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Fife 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) 3G
1 1 (7.14%) 4G
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Verification Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.14%) Unix
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) SDLC
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Intel
2 2 (14.29%) Xerox
3 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.14%) VMware