Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Windows 10 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 10 over the 6 months to 15 December 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 10
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 104 188
Rank change year-on-year -8 +84 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 84 78 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.68% 1.88% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.53% 7.80% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 6
Scotland median daily rate £375 £255 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.06% -45.04% -
10th Percentile £150 £118 £293
90th Percentile £460 £403 £642
UK median daily rate £265 £288 £325
% change year-on-year -7.83% -11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.62% - -
UK median hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +7.87% -16.67% -

Windows 10 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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 985 1000 1202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.73% 24.08% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 556 609
Scotland median daily rate £393 £329 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.21% -3.16% +2.26%
10th Percentile £157 £156 £171
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -7.38% +15.25%
10th Percentile £10.63 £13.03 £13.68
90th Percentile £31.95 £44.30 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in Scotland

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in Scotland

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in Scotland

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in Scotland

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 34 £366 +74.40% 2
Glasgow -5 29 £383 +73.86% 4
Renfrewshire +30 10 £412 +51.19%
Aberdeen - 3 £150 -
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £200 -
Dundee -2 1 £325 +20.37% 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 83 (98.81%) Windows
2 46 (54.76%) Active Directory
3 45 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 45 (53.57%) Windows 7
4 40 (47.62%) SCCM
5 31 (36.90%) PowerShell
6 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 22 (26.19%) Office 365
7 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (26.19%) ITIL
7 22 (26.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (20.24%) VMware
9 15 (17.86%) Citrix
9 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 14 (16.67%) SQL
11 13 (15.48%) Finance
11 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (14.29%) Migration
13 11 (13.10%) WSUS
13 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (13.10%) HTTP
13 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
14 10 (11.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 10 (11.90%) Prototyping
14 10 (11.90%) Configuration Management
14 10 (11.90%) HTTPS
14 10 (11.90%) SSL
14 10 (11.90%) IIS

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (11.90%) IIS
2 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.19%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Office 365
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.76%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) HTTP
2 10 (11.90%) HTTPS
2 10 (11.90%) SSL
3 9 (10.71%) Skype
4 7 (8.33%) DNS
5 5 (5.95%) DHCP
5 5 (5.95%) Firewall
6 4 (4.76%) Internet
7 3 (3.57%) LAN
7 3 (3.57%) WAN
8 2 (2.38%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.38%) VLAN
9 1 (1.19%) FTP
9 1 (1.19%) LDAP
9 1 (1.19%) SAN
9 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.19%) VoIP
9 1 (1.19%) WebEx
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 11 (13.10%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) SCCM Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) .NET
1 1 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) EMC VNX
2 3 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.19%) BYOD
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.19%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (98.81%) Windows
2 45 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 24 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) Android
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Migration
3 10 (11.90%) Configuration Management
3 10 (11.90%) Prototyping
3 10 (11.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 8 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (8.33%) Project Management
5 7 (8.33%) Software Distribution
6 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.95%) Service Design
8 4 (4.76%) CRM
8 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.76%) Service Management
8 4 (4.76%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.57%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.90%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) VBScript
4 4 (4.76%) C#
5 2 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.71%) MCSE
4 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 3 (3.57%) MCSA
5 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.38%) PMP
7 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) ISEB
7 1 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.38%) PMO
4 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 46 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 22 (26.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.14%) BitLocker
5 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.76%) XenApp
5 4 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.57%) vSphere
7 2 (2.38%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 40 (47.62%) SCCM
2 11 (13.10%) WSUS
3 6 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.76%) SCOM
5 2 (2.38%) AppDNA
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.24%) VMware
3 15 (17.86%) Citrix
4 7 (8.33%) Symantec
5 5 (5.95%) Apple
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco
6 4 (4.76%) Google
6 4 (4.76%) Riverbed
6 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.38%) AppSense
7 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (1.19%) Adobe
8 1 (1.19%) Avaya
8 1 (1.19%) McAfee
8 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow