Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Scotland > Fife
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 25.00% 22.22% 6.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 77.78% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
Fife median daily rate £310 £275 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -6.78% +26.88%
10th Percentile £250 £207 £283
90th Percentile £350 £330 £308
Scotland median daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Fife median hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -24.48% +12.00% +13.64%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Fife
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 39.29% 28.57% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
Fife median daily rate £310 £275 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -10.57% +70.83%
10th Percentile £250 £207 £285
90th Percentile £350 £330 £328
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Fife median hourly rate £16.75 £14.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.79% -25.75% +72.04%
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £19.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.65% +1.32% +15.15%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Fife.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline -6 2 £320 +16.36%
Glenrothes - 1 £300 -
Windows
Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Patch Management
3 3 (42.86%) Remediation Plan
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint

Windows
Co-occurring 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Verification Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Verification Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (14.29%) PC Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Printer Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Patch Management
1 3 (42.86%) Remediation Plan
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Intel
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Xerox