Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 151 125 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 11.62% 11.19% 9.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.32% 40.32% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 73 82
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £255 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.25% -13.56% -6.35%
10th Percentile £112 £108 £96
90th Percentile £530 £416 £388
Scotland median daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 12
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.65 £13.38 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.02% -74.51% +218.18%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £15.05
90th Percentile £24.00 £22.50 £71.88
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -16.53% +1.33% +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 Glasgow with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 326 310 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 25.10% 27.75% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 169 190
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £219 £175 £170
90th Percentile £550 £438 £450
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 13
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.65 £13.38 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.02% -75.67% +233.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £15.10
90th Percentile £24.50 £22.50 £73.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Windows.

1 73 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 54 (35.76%) Active Directory
3 51 (33.77%) PowerShell
4 42 (27.81%) Linux
5 41 (27.15%) Finance
6 35 (23.18%) SCCM
6 35 (23.18%) Symantec
7 31 (20.53%) SQL
8 30 (19.87%) Perl
9 29 (19.21%) C#
10 28 (18.54%) Python
10 28 (18.54%) Firewall
10 28 (18.54%) Windows 10
11 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Office
12 25 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (16.56%) Windows Server
13 23 (15.23%) Windows 7
13 23 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (13.91%) ITIL
15 21 (13.91%) Oracle
16 19 (12.58%) Web Development
16 19 (12.58%) Migration
17 18 (11.92%) Publishing
17 18 (11.92%) Business Continuity
17 18 (11.92%) BCP
17 18 (11.92%) Business Continuity Planning
18 17 (11.26%) IIS
18 17 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared

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 17 (11.26%) IIS
2 8 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.30%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.64%) Apache
4 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.99%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.99%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.66%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.97%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.28%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.54%) Firewall
2 15 (9.93%) Internet
3 12 (7.95%) DNS
4 8 (5.30%) DHCP
5 4 (2.65%) LAN
5 4 (2.65%) WAN
6 3 (1.99%) LDAP
7 2 (1.32%) Broadband
7 2 (1.32%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) VPN
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.66%) Intranet
8 1 (0.66%) SAN
8 1 (0.66%) Skype
8 1 (0.66%) VSAN
8 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) Relational Database
1 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.30%) DB2
3 5 (3.31%) SQLite
4 3 (1.99%) MySQL
4 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.32%) MSDE
6 1 (0.66%) EDMS
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.99%) FishEye
4 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 41 (27.15%) Finance
2 18 (11.92%) Publishing
3 2 (1.32%) Banking
3 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.66%) Automotive
4 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Law
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Marketing
4 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (15.23%) Analyst
2 20 (13.25%) Developer
3 18 (11.92%) Security Engineer
3 18 (11.92%) Support Analyst
4 15 (9.93%) IT Support
5 11 (7.28%) Desktop Support
5 11 (7.28%) IT Analyst
5 11 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Consultant
7 9 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.96%) IT Support Analyst
7 9 (5.96%) IT Trainer
7 9 (5.96%) Trainer
8 8 (5.30%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.64%) Perl Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.97%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) .NET
2 11 (7.28%) HTML
3 7 (4.64%) REST
4 3 (1.99%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.99%) CSS
4 3 (1.99%) jQuery
4 3 (1.99%) XML
4 3 (1.99%) XSLT
5 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.32%) Ext JS
5 2 (1.32%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.32%) Kafka
5 2 (1.32%) RESTful
5 2 (1.32%) Spring
5 2 (1.32%) WCF
5 2 (1.32%) Web Services
6 1 (0.66%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.66%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.66%) SOAP
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) PKI
2 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.30%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.65%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.65%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.99%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.32%) Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.32%) RIA
8 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.66%) AS400
8 1 (0.66%) FMCG
8 1 (0.66%) iSeries
8 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) NHS
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
8 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.81%) Linux
2 28 (18.54%) Windows 10
3 25 (16.56%) Windows Server
4 23 (15.23%) Windows 7
4 23 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.30%) Unix
7 8 (5.30%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.64%) Solaris
9 4 (2.65%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.99%) AIX
11 1 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.91%) ITIL
3 19 (12.58%) Migration
3 19 (12.58%) Web Development
4 18 (11.92%) BCP
4 18 (11.92%) Business Continuity
4 18 (11.92%) Business Continuity Planning
5 16 (10.60%) Security Operations
6 14 (9.27%) Project Management
7 12 (7.95%) Task Automation
8 10 (6.62%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (6.62%) SDLC
9 9 (5.96%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (3.97%) ITIL V3
11 6 (3.97%) Load Testing
12 5 (3.31%) Service Management
12 5 (3.31%) Validation
13 4 (2.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.77%) PowerShell
2 31 (20.53%) SQL
3 30 (19.87%) Perl
4 29 (19.21%) C#
5 28 (18.54%) Python
6 15 (9.93%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.27%) VBScript
8 9 (5.96%) Java
9 7 (4.64%) C++
10 5 (3.31%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.99%) PHP
11 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.64%) Degree
4 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.99%) MCSE
7 2 (1.32%) CISSP
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.32%) MCSA
7 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.32%) PMP
8 1 (0.66%) CCNA
8 1 (0.66%) CCNP
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.66%) CISM
8 1 (0.66%) CRISC
8 1 (0.66%) MCP
8 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) QA
1 4 (2.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) PMO
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (35.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.31%) vSphere
3 5 (3.31%) XenApp
4 4 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.99%) NFS
6 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (23.18%) SCCM
2 15 (9.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (6.62%) IBM BigFix
3 10 (6.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.97%) Netcool
4 6 (3.97%) SCOM
5 4 (2.65%) EnCase
5 4 (2.65%) WMI
6 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.32%) WSUS
8 1 (0.66%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 73 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 35 (23.18%) Symantec
3 21 (13.91%) Oracle
4 15 (9.93%) HP
4 15 (9.93%) VMware
5 13 (8.61%) IBM
6 12 (7.95%) Dell
7 10 (6.62%) Citrix
8 8 (5.30%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.30%) Sybase
9 7 (4.64%) CyberArk
10 5 (3.31%) EMC
10 5 (3.31%) McAfee
11 4 (2.65%) CommVault
11 4 (2.65%) NetApp
11 4 (2.65%) Perforce
12 3 (1.99%) Cisco
12 3 (1.99%) Nintex
13 2 (1.32%) Avaya
13 2 (1.32%) Nuix