The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 28 June 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 137 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 80.65% 30.51% 29.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 81.55% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 86 21
Median daily rate £414 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.23% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £499 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.13 £15.25
% change year-on-year -10.07% +5.73%  

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 25 168 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 80.65% 37.42% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 405 69
Median daily rate £400 £321 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.61% -6.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £476 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 75 4
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Renfrewshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Renfrewshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Renfrewshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Renfrewshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Renfrewshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Renfrewshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Renfrewshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +3 24 £414 +27.23%
Paisley - 1 - -
Windows
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 49 (81.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 45 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 45 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 40 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 39 (65.00%) Microsoft
5 34 (56.67%) SC Cleared
6 30 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 30 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (50.00%) C#
6 30 (50.00%) .NET
6 30 (50.00%) IIS
6 30 (50.00%) XAML
7 28 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (33.33%) Puppet
8 20 (33.33%) Open Source
8 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (30.00%) SQL
11 16 (26.67%) Linux
12 15 (25.00%) Windows XP
12 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 15 (25.00%) Windows 10
12 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 11 (18.33%) Software Distribution
13 11 (18.33%) Patch Management
13 11 (18.33%) Prototyping
13 11 (18.33%) REXX
13 11 (18.33%) Tcl

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 30 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) HTTP
1 11 (18.33%) HTTPS
1 11 (18.33%) SSL
2 9 (15.00%) LAN
2 9 (15.00%) WAN
3 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.33%) Firewall
5 4 (6.67%) DHCP
5 4 (6.67%) DNS
5 4 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 30 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.33%) MSI
3 3 (5.00%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.67%) Electronics
1 1 (1.67%) Finance
1 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 19 (31.67%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Build Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Desktop Support
7 1 (1.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Support Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.00%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (81.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 45 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (26.67%) Linux
5 15 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.00%) AIX
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (33.33%) Open Source
3 15 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 11 (18.33%) Configuration Management
4 11 (18.33%) Patch Management
4 11 (18.33%) Prototyping
4 11 (18.33%) Software Distribution
5 5 (8.33%) Information Security
5 5 (8.33%) ITIL
5 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (6.67%) Change Management
6 4 (6.67%) Network Design
6 4 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.33%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (3.33%) Office Automation
8 1 (1.67%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 30 (50.00%) C#
2 30 (50.00%) XAML
3 18 (30.00%) SQL
4 11 (18.33%) REXX
4 11 (18.33%) Tcl
4 11 (18.33%) VB
5 4 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 34 (56.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) MCITP
3 3 (5.00%) MCSA
3 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 3 (5.00%) MCTS
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) XenApp
3 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (18.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.33%) Citrix
2 8 (13.33%) McAfee
3 5 (8.33%) Intel
4 4 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) Veritas