Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 21 September 2018 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 176 174 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 10.16% 12.40% 11.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.83% 41.43% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 75 69
Glasgow median daily rate £311 £375 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +44.23% -13.33%
10th Percentile £115 £113 £130
90th Percentile £488 £525 £440
Scotland median daily rate £307 £350 £318
% change year-on-year -12.21% +10.24% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.50 £15.58 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.16% -25.83% +2.44%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £19.50
90th Percentile £19.00 £23.88 £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% -57.29% +71.43%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 384 420 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 22.16% 29.94% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 183 194
Glasgow median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £156 £239 £206
90th Percentile £525 £525 £450
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.64 £15.58 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.26% -25.83% -40.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £19.50
90th Percentile £46.88 £23.88 £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £15.86 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% -55.94% +65.52%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Glasgow

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Glasgow

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Glasgow over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Glasgow

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Glasgow

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Glasgow over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Windows.

1 76 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 63 (35.80%) Active Directory
3 54 (30.68%) Windows Server
4 49 (27.84%) Linux
5 48 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 46 (26.14%) SQL
7 44 (25.00%) VMware
8 42 (23.86%) Office 365
8 42 (23.86%) Windows 10
9 39 (22.16%) Finance
9 39 (22.16%) SCCM
10 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
11 35 (19.89%) SC Cleared
12 34 (19.32%) Oracle
13 32 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (17.61%) SQL Server
14 31 (17.61%) Perl
15 28 (15.91%) DNS
16 27 (15.34%) DHCP
16 27 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
16 27 (15.34%) Citrix
17 26 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (14.20%) ITIL
18 25 (14.20%) Change Management
18 25 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (13.64%) Python
19 24 (13.64%) PowerShell
20 22 (12.50%) Symantec
20 22 (12.50%) Migration
21 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 15 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.11%) IBM Notes
3 7 (3.98%) IIS
3 7 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.98%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.27%) IBM Domino
6 4 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.70%) IBM Connections
8 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.27%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.57%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 42 (23.86%) Office 365
2 16 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.95%) GitHub
4 11 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Datadog
7 1 (0.57%) Heroku
7 1 (0.57%) IaaS
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.91%) DNS
2 27 (15.34%) DHCP
3 9 (5.11%) VPN
4 6 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.84%) Firewall
5 5 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (2.84%) Skype
5 5 (2.84%) VLAN
6 4 (2.27%) NAS
6 4 (2.27%) Wireless
7 3 (1.70%) 3G
7 3 (1.70%) ADSL
7 3 (1.70%) SAN
7 3 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.14%) Broadband
8 2 (1.14%) Extranet
8 2 (1.14%) Intranet
9 1 (0.57%) Internet
9 1 (0.57%) IPv4
9 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.95%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.82%) ArangoDB
3 12 (6.82%) Hadoop
3 12 (6.82%) Neo4j
4 11 (6.25%) MySQL
5 6 (3.41%) MSDE
6 3 (1.70%) DB2
6 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (9.66%) MSI
2 15 (8.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.84%) HP UFT
3 5 (2.84%) InstallShield
3 5 (2.84%) WinRunner
4 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.27%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.57%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.57%) Hudson
7 1 (0.57%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.57%) JIRA
7 1 (0.57%) QAComplete
7 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (22.16%) Finance
2 8 (4.55%) Banking
3 5 (2.84%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.27%) Legal
5 3 (1.70%) Law
6 2 (1.14%) French Language
6 2 (1.14%) German Language
6 2 (1.14%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (22.73%) Analyst
2 21 (11.93%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 16 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 16 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 11 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
4 11 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 11 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
5 10 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 10 (5.68%) Developer
5 10 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.55%) Designer
6 8 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (4.55%) IT Support
7 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Designer
7 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.98%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.98%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) .NET
1 5 (2.84%) XML
2 4 (2.27%) CSS
2 4 (2.27%) jQuery
2 4 (2.27%) XSLT
3 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.14%) WPF
4 1 (0.57%) Angular 2
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) HTML5
4 1 (0.57%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.57%) SOAP
4 1 (0.57%) Web Services
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.57%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.25%) Clustering
2 10 (5.68%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.98%) iPhone
6 6 (3.41%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.41%) PDA
6 6 (3.41%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.70%) PKI
9 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.14%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.14%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.14%) Wiki
10 1 (0.57%) iPad
10 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.68%) Windows Server
2 49 (27.84%) Linux
3 48 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 42 (23.86%) Windows 10
5 26 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.11%) AIX
7 9 (5.11%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.55%) Unix
9 6 (3.41%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.41%) Solaris
9 6 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.84%) Android
10 5 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.70%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (14.20%) Change Management
1 25 (14.20%) ITIL
2 22 (12.50%) Migration
3 15 (8.52%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (7.95%) Data Protection
5 13 (7.39%) Incident Management
5 13 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (6.82%) Cryptography
6 12 (6.82%) Data Encryption
6 12 (6.82%) Data Loss Prevention
6 12 (6.82%) DRM
6 12 (6.82%) IT Strategy
6 12 (6.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 10 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (5.68%) DevOps
7 10 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.68%) Security Operations
7 10 (5.68%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 46 (26.14%) SQL
2 31 (17.61%) Perl
3 24 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 24 (13.64%) Python
4 16 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 16 (9.09%) Java
5 15 (8.52%) Ruby
6 13 (7.39%) C#
7 12 (6.82%) Go
7 12 (6.82%) Shell Script
8 11 (6.25%) PHP
9 8 (4.55%) C++
9 8 (4.55%) VB
10 7 (3.98%) Groovy
10 7 (3.98%) Scala
11 6 (3.41%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.41%) VBScript
12 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.14%) Korn
14 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.89%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.82%) CISM
3 12 (6.82%) CISSP
4 9 (5.11%) Degree
4 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.98%) MCSE
6 6 (3.41%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.70%) HNC
8 3 (1.70%) HND
8 3 (1.70%) MCSA
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.57%) ISEB
10 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.57%) MCTS
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.39%) GDPR
2 12 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (6.82%) FINRA
3 11 (6.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) PMO
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 63 (35.80%) Active Directory
2 32 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (9.66%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (5.11%) XenApp
7 8 (4.55%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.98%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (3.41%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.84%) vSphere
11 4 (2.27%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.14%) XenServer
13 1 (0.57%) Docker
13 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (22.16%) SCCM
2 14 (7.95%) Terraform
3 8 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.41%) HP ALM
4 6 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.27%) Puppet
6 3 (1.70%) Ansible
6 3 (1.70%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.70%) Malwarebytes
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.70%) Nagios
6 3 (1.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) SCOM
7 2 (1.14%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.14%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 76 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 44 (25.00%) VMware
3 34 (19.32%) Oracle
4 27 (15.34%) Citrix
5 22 (12.50%) Symantec
6 18 (10.23%) McAfee
7 14 (7.95%) Ivanti
8 13 (7.39%) Sybase
9 12 (6.82%) Cloudera
9 12 (6.82%) Hortonworks
9 12 (6.82%) Varonis
10 10 (5.68%) HP
10 10 (5.68%) Veritas
11 9 (5.11%) Apple
12 7 (3.98%) Sophos
13 6 (3.41%) Cisco
13 6 (3.41%) Dell
13 6 (3.41%) Lotus
14 5 (2.84%) Avaya
14 5 (2.84%) IBM