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 23 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
Scotland / Fife
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 18.18% 5.00% 14.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 25.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £118 - £219
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 - £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £120 - £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

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 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 27.27% 20.00% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £115 £98 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.94% -2.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £12.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 £118 -
Windows
Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Fife region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM

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%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software Verification Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Fault Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware