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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 20 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 64 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 7.65% 11.13% 13.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 56.64% 66.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 77
Median daily rate £344 £259 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.85% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £100 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 125 113 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 23.90% 19.65% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 107
Median daily rate £400 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £115 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Glasgow

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 51 (45.54%) Active Directory
2 49 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 37 (33.04%) VMware
4 36 (32.14%) Windows Server
5 34 (30.36%) PowerShell
6 31 (27.68%) SCCM
7 30 (26.79%) Windows 10
8 29 (25.89%) Windows 7
9 27 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (19.64%) ITIL
11 21 (18.75%) Finance
12 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (16.96%) Firewall
14 17 (15.18%) Symantec
14 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
14 17 (15.18%) Citrix
15 16 (14.29%) DNS
15 16 (14.29%) C#
15 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (13.39%) DHCP
16 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
17 14 (12.50%) Linux
17 14 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (12.50%) SAN
18 13 (11.61%) SQL
18 13 (11.61%) Migration
18 13 (11.61%) WSUS
19 12 (10.71%) VBScript
19 12 (10.71%) Cisco
20 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related 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 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.46%) IIS
4 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.68%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.89%) Apache
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.89%) CICS
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.89%) JBoss
7 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.93%) Office 365
2 3 (2.68%) IaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.79%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.96%) Firewall
2 16 (14.29%) DNS
3 15 (13.39%) DHCP
4 14 (12.50%) SAN
5 8 (7.14%) WAN
6 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.57%) LAN
7 4 (3.57%) Network Security
7 4 (3.57%) Skype
8 3 (2.68%) LDAP
8 3 (2.68%) NAS
8 3 (2.68%) VoIP
9 2 (1.79%) Internet
9 2 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.79%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.79%) VLAN
9 2 (1.79%) VPN
9 2 (1.79%) VSAN
10 1 (0.89%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.68%) MS Access
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
5 1 (0.89%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Hudson
1 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.89%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.89%) JUnit
2 1 (0.89%) Mockito
2 1 (0.89%) MSI
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Publishing
3 6 (5.36%) Law
4 2 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (31.25%) Analyst
2 13 (11.61%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Consultant
6 8 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Developer
7 6 (5.36%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) IT Support
8 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.46%) Field Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Migration Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) XML
2 4 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.79%) Spring
4 1 (0.89%) Apache Commons
4 1 (0.89%) Drools
4 1 (0.89%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.89%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.89%) J2EE
4 1 (0.89%) J2SE
4 1 (0.89%) jBPM
4 1 (0.89%) jQuery
4 1 (0.89%) JSON
4 1 (0.89%) JSP
4 1 (0.89%) Servlets
4 1 (0.89%) SOAP
4 1 (0.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.46%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.57%) Clustering
6 2 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.89%) CMDB
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.14%) Windows Server
2 30 (26.79%) Windows 10
3 29 (25.89%) Windows 7
4 27 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (12.50%) Linux
7 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.57%) Unix
8 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.89%) AIX
11 1 (0.89%) Android
11 1 (0.89%) CentOS
11 1 (0.89%) MVS
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.64%) ITIL
2 13 (11.61%) Migration
3 10 (8.93%) Change Control
4 8 (7.14%) Service Management
4 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.25%) BCP
5 7 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 7 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
6 6 (5.36%) Change Management
7 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.46%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.46%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.57%) Information Assurance
8 4 (3.57%) ITSM
8 4 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.68%) Data Security
9 3 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.36%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.29%) C#
3 13 (11.61%) SQL
4 12 (10.71%) VBScript
5 6 (5.36%) Java
6 5 (4.46%) Perl
7 4 (3.57%) Python
8 3 (2.68%) C
8 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.89%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.89%) C++
9 1 (0.89%) COBOL
9 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.89%) Korn
9 1 (0.89%) Tcl
9 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) MCSE
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.57%) CISSP
4 4 (3.57%) MCSA
5 3 (2.68%) Degree
6 2 (1.79%) SANS
6 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.89%) HND
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (45.54%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.04%) vSphere
4 7 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.57%) VMware Server
5 4 (3.57%) XenApp
6 3 (2.68%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.79%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.89%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.89%) NFS
8 1 (0.89%) RACF
8 1 (0.89%) Samba
8 1 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (27.68%) SCCM
2 14 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (11.61%) WSUS
4 7 (6.25%) SCOM
5 4 (3.57%) PowerCLI
5 4 (3.57%) vRealize
6 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.79%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.89%) Control-M
7 1 (0.89%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.89%) MOM
7 1 (0.89%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.89%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.89%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 49 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.04%) VMware
3 17 (15.18%) Citrix
3 17 (15.18%) Symantec
4 12 (10.71%) Cisco
5 10 (8.93%) Dell
6 7 (6.25%) HP
6 7 (6.25%) Oracle
7 4 (3.57%) NetApp
7 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.68%) Avaya
8 3 (2.68%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.68%) Veeam
9 2 (1.79%) BMC
9 2 (1.79%) IBM
9 2 (1.79%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.79%) Sybase
9 2 (1.79%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.89%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.89%) Veritas