Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 124 113 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.79% 10.50% 11.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.13% 38.18% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 61 82
Glasgow median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -2.44%
10th Percentile £135 £113 £96
90th Percentile £457 £400 £448
Scotland median daily rate £300 £350 £321
% change year-on-year -14.29% +9.03% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £26.25 £11.00 £101.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.64% -89.19% +532.77%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.50 £32.13
90th Percentile £34.63 £37.90 £171.58
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.86 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.10% -20.70% +12.68%

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 309 296 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 21.90% 27.51% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 151 180
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £373 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +8.76% +3.79%
10th Percentile £214 £163 £122
90th Percentile £488 £425 £450
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £351
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.20% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £32.50 £11.00 £101.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +195.45% -89.19% +494.68%
10th Percentile £13.60 £10.50 £32.13
90th Percentile £51.50 £37.90 £171.58
Scotland median hourly rate £16.81 £17.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.55% -52.08% +28.11%

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 April 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 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 60 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 54 (43.55%) Microsoft
3 46 (37.10%) Windows 10
3 46 (37.10%) Windows Server
4 37 (29.84%) VMware
5 33 (26.61%) Office 365
6 32 (25.81%) Security Cleared
7 29 (23.39%) SCCM
7 29 (23.39%) Citrix
8 28 (22.58%) SQL Server
8 28 (22.58%) Finance
9 26 (20.97%) SC Cleared
9 26 (20.97%) Windows 7
10 23 (18.55%) DHCP
11 22 (17.74%) DNS
12 21 (16.94%) PowerShell
12 21 (16.94%) Migration
13 19 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (14.52%) SQL
15 17 (13.71%) Linux
15 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (13.71%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
17 15 (12.10%) Software Testing
18 14 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (9.68%) Skype for Business
19 12 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
19 12 (9.68%) Ivanti

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 12 (9.68%) IBM Notes
1 12 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.06%) IIS
4 6 (4.84%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.42%) IBM Connections
6 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.61%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.61%) Office 365
2 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.23%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.55%) DHCP
2 22 (17.74%) DNS
3 10 (8.06%) Skype
4 5 (4.03%) SAN
4 5 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.23%) 3G
5 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.42%) Firewall
6 3 (2.42%) WAN
7 2 (1.61%) ADSL
7 2 (1.61%) Internet
7 2 (1.61%) LAN
7 2 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.61%) VPN
8 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.81%) HTTP
8 1 (0.81%) IPv4
8 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.81%) SMS
8 1 (0.81%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.42%) DB2
4 2 (1.61%) EDMS
4 2 (1.61%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) IDOL
5 1 (0.81%) Power BI
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MSI
2 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.23%) Hudson
4 3 (2.42%) HP UFT
4 3 (2.42%) WinRunner
5 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.81%) JIRA
6 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
General
1 28 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Banking
2 6 (4.84%) Legal
3 5 (4.03%) Law
4 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (13.71%) Analyst
2 12 (9.68%) Desktop Support
3 11 (8.87%) Architect
4 10 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.45%) Administrator
5 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.84%) Designer
6 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Designer
6 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Developer
7 5 (4.03%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 5 (4.03%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) Web Services
2 4 (3.23%) .NET
2 4 (3.23%) XML
3 3 (2.42%) COM
3 3 (2.42%) WPF
4 2 (1.61%) CSS
4 2 (1.61%) jQuery
4 2 (1.61%) Universal Windows Platform
4 2 (1.61%) XSLT
5 1 (0.81%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.81%) Java EE
5 1 (0.81%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.81%) RESTful
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) WCF
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Clustering
1 8 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.03%) BYOD
2 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.03%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.03%) PKI
2 5 (4.03%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.23%) PDA
3 4 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) AS400
5 1 (0.81%) iSeries
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (37.10%) Windows 10
1 46 (37.10%) Windows Server
2 26 (20.97%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.71%) Linux
4 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (8.87%) AIX
6 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.65%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.84%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.42%) CentOS
11 3 (2.42%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.61%) Android
12 2 (1.61%) Solaris
13 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.81%) Unix
13 1 (0.81%) VMS
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.94%) Migration
2 15 (12.10%) Software Testing
3 14 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.26%) Change Management
4 9 (7.26%) High Availability
4 9 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (5.65%) ITIL
5 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.84%) Software Delivery
7 5 (4.03%) Decision-Making
7 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (4.03%) Test Scripting
7 5 (4.03%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.03%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.23%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.23%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (2.42%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.42%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.94%) PowerShell
2 18 (14.52%) SQL
3 6 (4.84%) C#
4 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.61%) Perl
5 2 (1.61%) PHP
5 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.61%) VB
5 2 (1.61%) VBScript
6 1 (0.81%) Java
6 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.97%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.45%) MCSE
5 5 (4.03%) Degree
5 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 5 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.23%) HND
6 4 (3.23%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.42%) HNC
8 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.61%) MCITP
8 2 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.81%) ACSP
9 1 (0.81%) MCP
9 1 (0.81%) MCSA
9 1 (0.81%) MCTS
9 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 60 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (8.87%) XenApp
6 9 (7.26%) Hyper-V
6 9 (7.26%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (3.23%) ISA Server
8 4 (3.23%) vSphere
9 3 (2.42%) XenServer
10 2 (1.61%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.81%) Docker
11 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (23.39%) SCCM
2 7 (5.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.42%) HP ALM
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (1.61%) SCOM
6 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.81%) Nagios
6 1 (0.81%) Netcool
6 1 (0.81%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.81%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.81%) vRealize
6 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 37 (29.84%) VMware
3 29 (23.39%) Citrix
4 12 (9.68%) Ivanti
5 9 (7.26%) Apple
5 9 (7.26%) Lotus
5 9 (7.26%) Symantec
6 7 (5.65%) IBM
6 7 (5.65%) Oracle
6 7 (5.65%) Veritas
7 6 (4.84%) HP
8 5 (4.03%) Altiris
8 5 (4.03%) Cisco
8 5 (4.03%) McAfee
8 5 (4.03%) ThinPrint
9 4 (3.23%) Sophos
10 3 (2.42%) Avaya
10 3 (2.42%) NetApp
10 3 (2.42%) Twitter
11 2 (1.61%) Meraki