Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 106 125 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.94% 11.72% 10.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.73% 43.10% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 70 79
Glasgow median daily rate £338 £273 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.85% -5.22% -6.50%
10th Percentile £131 £110 £96
90th Percentile £510 £400 £392
Scotland median daily rate £344 £320 £310
% change year-on-year +7.42% +3.23% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £14.76 £13.38 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.28% -34.73% +25.54%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £24.75 £35.70 £135.25
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £17.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year -6.71% +8.80% -4.32%

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 254 290 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 21.42% 27.18% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 158 184
Glasgow median daily rate £395 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £276 £157 £117
90th Percentile £538 £433 £460
Scotland median daily rate £388 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +13.97% -2.86% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.86 £13.38 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.54% -34.73% +24.24%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £34.25 £35.70 £135.25
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -

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 February 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 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 54 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
3 33 (31.13%) Windows Server
4 26 (24.53%) Linux
4 26 (24.53%) Finance
4 26 (24.53%) SCCM
5 25 (23.58%) Windows 10
6 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
7 21 (19.81%) VMware
8 20 (18.87%) Windows 7
9 19 (17.92%) Perl
9 19 (17.92%) SQL
9 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
10 18 (16.98%) Migration
11 17 (16.04%) Office 365
12 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (15.09%) Symantec
12 16 (15.09%) Python
12 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
13 14 (13.21%) C#
13 14 (13.21%) DNS
13 14 (13.21%) Firewall
14 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (11.32%) DHCP
15 12 (11.32%) Citrix
15 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (9.43%) Oracle
16 10 (9.43%) IIS

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 10 (9.43%) IIS
2 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.55%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.83%) Apache
5 3 (2.83%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.83%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.83%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.89%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.04%) Office 365
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) DNS
1 14 (13.21%) Firewall
2 12 (11.32%) DHCP
3 9 (8.49%) Internet
4 8 (7.55%) Skype
5 4 (3.77%) WAN
6 3 (2.83%) LAN
7 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.94%) 3G
8 1 (0.94%) ADSL
8 1 (0.94%) HTTP
8 1 (0.94%) Intranet
8 1 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.94%) SAN
8 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.94%) VLAN
8 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) MySQL
2 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) EDMS
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) DB2
4 1 (0.94%) IDOL
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (24.53%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Publishing
3 5 (4.72%) Legal
4 4 (3.77%) Law
5 3 (2.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (11.32%) Support Engineer
2 11 (10.38%) Architect
2 11 (10.38%) Desktop Support
3 8 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (7.55%) Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Developer
4 7 (6.60%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) IT Support
5 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Security Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.77%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) HTML
1 5 (4.72%) Web Services
2 4 (3.77%) .NET
3 3 (2.83%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (2.83%) RESTful
3 3 (2.83%) XML
4 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.89%) Ext JS
4 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.89%) Kafka
4 2 (1.89%) LDAP
4 2 (1.89%) REST
4 2 (1.89%) SOAP
4 2 (1.89%) Spring
4 2 (1.89%) WCF
4 2 (1.89%) WPF
5 1 (0.94%) AppFabric
5 1 (0.94%) CSS
5 1 (0.94%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) BYOD
2 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) PKI
3 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.83%) Clustering
3 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.83%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.89%) AS400
4 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.89%) iSeries
4 2 (1.89%) RIA
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.94%) Replication
5 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.13%) Windows Server
2 26 (24.53%) Linux
3 25 (23.58%) Windows 10
4 20 (18.87%) Windows 7
5 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.77%) AIX
7 4 (3.77%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.77%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.89%) Android
8 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.89%) Solaris
8 2 (1.89%) Unix
9 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Migration
2 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (9.43%) Incident Management
3 10 (9.43%) ITIL
4 9 (8.49%) Business Continuity
5 8 (7.55%) BCP
5 8 (7.55%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.60%) Security Operations
7 6 (5.66%) Software Testing
8 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (4.72%) High Availability
8 5 (4.72%) Task Automation
8 5 (4.72%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.72%) Web Development
9 4 (3.77%) Data Loss Prevention
9 4 (3.77%) Data Security
9 4 (3.77%) Network Management
9 4 (3.77%) Project Management
10 3 (2.83%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
2 19 (17.92%) Perl
2 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 16 (15.09%) Python
4 14 (13.21%) C#
5 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.60%) VBScript
6 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.77%) PHP
8 3 (2.83%) Java
9 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) MCSE
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.83%) Degree
5 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.94%) ACSP
6 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.94%) CCNP
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.94%) HND
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.94%) MCITP
6 1 (0.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 54 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.72%) XenApp
5 3 (2.83%) vSphere
5 3 (2.83%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.94%) Docker
7 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (24.53%) SCCM
2 5 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.77%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (2.83%) EnCase
4 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) SCOM
5 1 (0.94%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.81%) VMware
3 16 (15.09%) Symantec
4 12 (11.32%) Citrix
5 10 (9.43%) Oracle
6 8 (7.55%) HP
7 6 (5.66%) IBM
8 5 (4.72%) Cisco
8 5 (4.72%) Dell
8 5 (4.72%) McAfee
9 4 (3.77%) Apple
9 4 (3.77%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.83%) Avaya
10 3 (2.83%) Lotus
10 3 (2.83%) NetApp
10 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.89%) Meraki
11 2 (1.89%) Nuix
12 1 (0.94%) Intapp
12 1 (0.94%) Nintex