Period
to 15 December 2019

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 15 December 2019 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 199 177 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 15.40% 10.31% 11.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.79% 45.38% 48.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 109 59
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -14.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £123 £122 £112
90th Percentile £488 £528 £530
Scotland median daily rate £300 £304 £350
% change year-on-year -1.23% -13.21% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 11 20
Glasgow median hourly rate £14.68 £17.50 £14.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.11% +18.60% -14.17%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £24.25 £133.50 £24.75
Scotland median hourly rate £18.20 £17.00 £16.43
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.47% -6.11%

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 377 390 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 29.18% 22.71% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 233 130
Glasgow median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £133 £146 £168
90th Percentile £600 £535 £550
Scotland median daily rate £375 £388 £393
% change year-on-year -3.35% -1.15% +19.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 16
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.86 £24.50 £14.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.27% +66.05% -14.17%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.13 £136.65 £28.75
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.29% - +1.45%

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 15 December 2019.

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 15 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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 99 (49.75%) Windows 10
2 87 (43.72%) Active Directory
3 77 (38.69%) Microsoft
4 59 (29.65%) Windows Server
5 55 (27.64%) Office 365
6 54 (27.14%) Windows 7
7 45 (22.61%) Migration
8 37 (18.59%) Linux
9 36 (18.09%) SCCM
10 33 (16.58%) PowerShell
11 29 (14.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (14.07%) ITIL
13 27 (13.57%) Security Cleared
14 25 (12.56%) SC Cleared
15 24 (12.06%) Azure
16 23 (11.56%) VMware
16 23 (11.56%) Apple
16 23 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 22 (11.06%) Windows XP
17 22 (11.06%) Finance
18 21 (10.55%) SharePoint
19 20 (10.05%) Public Sector
20 19 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
21 17 (8.54%) DNS
21 17 (8.54%) Time Management
21 17 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
22 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
23 15 (7.54%) Incident Management
24 14 (7.04%) Banking

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 21 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.53%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.03%) IBM Domino
4 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.52%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.02%) IIS
5 6 (3.02%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.01%) Apache
7 3 (1.51%) JBoss
7 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.50%) nginx
9 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 55 (27.64%) Office 365
2 24 (12.06%) Azure
3 13 (6.53%) AWS
4 11 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.51%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.51%) GitHub
8 2 (1.01%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.50%) IaaS
9 1 (0.50%) PaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Trello
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.54%) DNS
2 11 (5.53%) DHCP
3 6 (3.02%) SSL
4 5 (2.51%) Skype
5 4 (2.01%) Firewall
5 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.51%) RFID
7 2 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.01%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.01%) LAN
7 2 (1.01%) Network Security
7 2 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.01%) SSH
7 2 (1.01%) VPN
7 2 (1.01%) WAN
8 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.50%) SAN
8 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.01%) DB2
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.51%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (1.51%) Ingres
3 3 (1.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.01%) DataStage
4 2 (1.01%) GIS
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.01%) Power BI
4 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) JIRA
1 3 (1.51%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.01%) ERwin
2 2 (1.01%) Toad
3 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.50%) MSI
3 1 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (11.06%) Finance
2 20 (10.05%) Public Sector
3 14 (7.04%) Banking
4 5 (2.51%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.51%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.01%) Electronics
5 2 (1.01%) Marketing
5 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (14.07%) Analyst
2 24 (12.06%) Deployment Engineer
3 20 (10.05%) Windows Engineer
4 18 (9.05%) Desktop Support
5 17 (8.54%) Consultant
5 17 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.53%) IT Support
7 11 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.53%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Administrator
8 9 (4.52%) Technical Specialist
8 9 (4.52%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.02%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.52%) SCCM Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.02%) Server Engineer
12 5 (2.51%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.03%) XML
2 9 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (4.02%) SOAP
3 8 (4.02%) WSDL
3 8 (4.02%) XML Schema
4 6 (3.02%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.51%) JSON
5 5 (2.51%) REST
6 3 (1.51%) XMPP
7 2 (1.01%) .NET
7 2 (1.01%) JSP
7 2 (1.01%) LDAP
7 2 (1.01%) Servlets
8 1 (0.50%) Angular 2
8 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.50%) LAMP
8 1 (0.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.52%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.51%) AS400
3 5 (2.51%) Clustering
3 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.51%) iSeries
3 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.01%) iPad
4 4 (2.01%) iPhone
4 4 (2.01%) PKI
5 3 (1.51%) e-Health
5 3 (1.51%) LIMS
5 3 (1.51%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.51%) NHS
5 3 (1.51%) PACS
5 3 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.01%) Replication
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 99 (49.75%) Windows 10
2 59 (29.65%) Windows Server
3 54 (27.14%) Windows 7
4 37 (18.59%) Linux
5 29 (14.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (11.06%) Windows XP
7 17 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.02%) Unix
10 6 (3.02%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.51%) AIX
12 4 (2.01%) Solaris
12 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.51%) Android
13 3 (1.51%) CentOS
13 3 (1.51%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.61%) Migration
2 28 (14.07%) ITIL
3 23 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.54%) Time Management
6 15 (7.54%) Incident Management
7 11 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.03%) Patch Management
8 10 (5.03%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.52%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.02%) Project Delivery
11 7 (3.52%) Break/Fix
11 7 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.02%) Analytics
12 6 (3.02%) Change Management
12 6 (3.02%) DevOps
12 6 (3.02%) ITSM
12 6 (3.02%) Validation
13 4 (2.01%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.58%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.04%) SQL
3 8 (4.02%) Python
4 6 (3.02%) Java
5 5 (2.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.01%) Bourne shell
6 2 (1.01%) C#
6 2 (1.01%) Korn
6 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.01%) Ruby
6 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) Groovy
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) Scala
7 1 (0.50%) VB
7 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.03%) Degree
5 9 (4.52%) MCSA
6 8 (4.02%) MCSE
7 4 (2.01%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.01%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.01%) MCP
8 3 (1.51%) HND
8 3 (1.51%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.51%) MCITP
8 3 (1.51%) MCTS
9 2 (1.01%) CCNA
9 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.01%) VCAP
9 2 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) SLA
2 3 (1.51%) HL7
2 3 (1.51%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) ITGC
3 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (43.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.53%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.52%) vSphere
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.01%) NFS
5 2 (1.01%) Samba
5 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (18.09%) SCCM
2 10 (5.03%) Ansible
3 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.01%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.01%) Nessus
4 4 (2.01%) QRadar
5 3 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.51%) Netcool
5 3 (1.51%) Terraform
5 3 (1.51%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.01%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.01%) Puppet
6 2 (1.01%) RSA Archer
6 2 (1.01%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.50%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 77 (38.69%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.56%) Apple
2 23 (11.56%) VMware
3 13 (6.53%) IBM
4 10 (5.03%) Cisco
5 9 (4.52%) Citrix
5 9 (4.52%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.52%) Symantec
6 6 (3.02%) Oracle
7 5 (2.51%) EMC
8 4 (2.01%) Avaya
8 4 (2.01%) CommVault
8 4 (2.01%) McAfee
8 4 (2.01%) Qualys
8 4 (2.01%) Veritas
9 3 (1.51%) Dell
9 3 (1.51%) Veeam
10 2 (1.01%) HP
10 2 (1.01%) SAP
10 2 (1.01%) Sophos