Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 October 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 587 502 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.96% 10.43% 13.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.60% 49.60% 55.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 242 408
Scotland median daily rate £310 £338 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £115 £113 £131
90th Percentile £488 £525 £469
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £14.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -59.03% +94.59%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.37 £13.38
90th Percentile £39.25 £24.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -3.85%

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,075 1,012 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.07% 21.02% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 493 658
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.94%
10th Percentile £128 £150 £174
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -56.64% +91.95%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.37 £13.38
90th Percentile £43.38 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Scotland

Windows
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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 -1 236 £355 +1.43% 39
Glasgow 0 165 £316 -12.76% 29
Renfrewshire +1 81 £300 -24.05% 1
Dundee +2 17 £133 -58.98% 5
Aberdeen +3 13 £194 +28.74% 6
West Lothian +9 12 £409 +104.38% 1
Fife +9 11 £213 -33.59% 1
North Lanarkshire +2 11 £130 -25.71% 1
South Ayrshire +1 7 £110 -
South Lanarkshire - 7 £475 - 1
Stirling +1 4 £450 +221.43% 2
Inverclyde +2 3 £114 -64.78% 1
Scottish Borders -2 3 £288 +158.43%
Highlands +1 2 - - 2
Falkirk 0 1 £275 +120.00%
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £230 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 250 (42.59%) Active Directory
2 234 (39.86%) Microsoft
3 164 (27.94%) Windows 10
4 161 (27.43%) Windows 7
5 139 (23.68%) Windows Server
6 132 (22.49%) Office 365
6 132 (22.49%) Linux
7 121 (20.61%) VMware
8 119 (20.27%) SCCM
9 116 (19.76%) PowerShell
10 110 (18.74%) SQL
10 110 (18.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (18.57%) Security Cleared
12 103 (17.55%) Finance
13 95 (16.18%) SC Cleared
14 93 (15.84%) ITIL
14 93 (15.84%) Citrix
15 91 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 85 (14.48%) DNS
17 84 (14.31%) Microsoft Office
18 81 (13.80%) DHCP
19 77 (13.12%) Migration
19 77 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 73 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
21 72 (12.27%) Windows Server 2003
22 64 (10.90%) SQL Server
23 60 (10.22%) Perl
24 55 (9.37%) Python
25 54 (9.20%) Oracle
26 51 (8.69%) Java

Windows
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 43 (7.33%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.96%) SharePoint
3 30 (5.11%) Skype for Business
4 29 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.43%) IIS
6 22 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (2.21%) Apache
9 13 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.87%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.70%) Confluence
11 10 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.53%) nginx
12 9 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.68%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 84 (14.31%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.21%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.34%) assyst
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.17%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 132 (22.49%) Office 365
2 36 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (3.58%) GitHub
5 17 (2.90%) IaaS
6 16 (2.73%) PaaS
7 14 (2.39%) SaaS
8 10 (1.70%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.02%) Datadog
11 4 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Heroku
14 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (14.48%) DNS
2 81 (13.80%) DHCP
3 29 (4.94%) Firewall
4 28 (4.77%) Skype
5 17 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.73%) LAN
6 16 (2.73%) SAN
7 15 (2.56%) VPN
8 13 (2.21%) WAN
9 12 (2.04%) Unified Communications
10 11 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.53%) Wireless
12 8 (1.36%) DSL
12 8 (1.36%) SSL
13 7 (1.19%) VLAN
14 6 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.85%) Internet
15 5 (0.85%) NAS
15 5 (0.85%) VSAN
16 4 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.09%) MySQL
3 22 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.90%) Hadoop
5 16 (2.73%) ArangoDB
5 16 (2.73%) Neo4j
6 12 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.02%) MSDE
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.68%) Big Data
9 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.34%) DataStage
11 2 (0.34%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 35 (5.96%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.60%) HP UFT
3 25 (4.26%) MSI
3 25 (4.26%) WinRunner
4 21 (3.58%) Artifactory
5 17 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 17 (2.90%) JIRA
6 15 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 14 (2.39%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.70%) IBM UrbanCode
9 10 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (1.70%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.36%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.36%) GitLab
10 8 (1.36%) Hudson
10 8 (1.36%) InstallShield
11 7 (1.19%) Eclipse RCP
12 6 (1.02%) Gradle
12 6 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 103 (17.55%) Finance
2 43 (7.33%) Banking
3 7 (1.19%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.02%) Law
5 5 (0.85%) Games
5 5 (0.85%) Legal
6 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.34%) Advertising
7 2 (0.34%) Avionics
7 2 (0.34%) French Language
7 2 (0.34%) German Language
7 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.34%) Marketing
7 2 (0.34%) Publishing
7 2 (0.34%) Retail
7 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 112 (19.08%) Analyst
2 72 (12.27%) Support Engineer
3 59 (10.05%) Desktop Support
4 40 (6.81%) Support Analyst
5 38 (6.47%) Windows Engineer
6 37 (6.30%) IT Support
7 36 (6.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 35 (5.96%) Service Analyst
9 34 (5.79%) Service Desk Analyst
10 32 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 28 (4.77%) Developer
11 28 (4.77%) IT Analyst
12 24 (4.09%) Applications Packager
12 24 (4.09%) Architect
13 23 (3.92%) Applications Support
13 23 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 22 (3.75%) Applications Engineer
14 22 (3.75%) Applications Support Engineer
15 21 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
16 19 (3.24%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.47%) .NET
2 19 (3.24%) XML
3 15 (2.56%) CSS
4 13 (2.21%) jQuery
4 13 (2.21%) XSLT
5 12 (2.04%) LDAP
6 8 (1.36%) Web Services
7 7 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.19%) HTML
7 7 (1.19%) Middleware
8 6 (1.02%) JavaFX
8 6 (1.02%) OSGi
8 6 (1.02%) Spring
8 6 (1.02%) Swing
9 5 (0.85%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.51%) Kafka
11 3 (0.51%) Qt
11 3 (0.51%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.96%) Clustering
2 31 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.60%) PDA
5 18 (3.07%) iPhone
6 16 (2.73%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (1.87%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.87%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.87%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.19%) PKI
10 7 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.85%) iPad
11 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.85%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.68%) Replication
13 3 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 164 (27.94%) Windows 10
2 161 (27.43%) Windows 7
3 139 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 132 (22.49%) Linux
5 110 (18.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (12.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (8.18%) Unix
9 27 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (4.26%) AIX
11 23 (3.92%) Windows 8
12 20 (3.41%) Windows XP
13 19 (3.24%) Android
13 19 (3.24%) Solaris
14 12 (2.04%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.36%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.02%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.84%) ITIL
2 77 (13.12%) Migration
3 73 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (8.35%) Change Management
5 47 (8.01%) Test Automation
6 38 (6.47%) Incident Management
7 37 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 35 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (5.79%) DevOps
10 32 (5.45%) Software Testing
11 29 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (4.94%) Test Scripting
12 28 (4.77%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (4.43%) High Availability
14 24 (4.09%) Data Protection
15 23 (3.92%) Configuration Management
15 23 (3.92%) Kanban
15 23 (3.92%) Smoke Testing
16 22 (3.75%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (3.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 116 (19.76%) PowerShell
2 110 (18.74%) SQL
3 60 (10.22%) Perl
4 55 (9.37%) Python
5 51 (8.69%) Java
6 42 (7.16%) C#
7 36 (6.13%) Bash Shell
8 26 (4.43%) Ruby
9 20 (3.41%) VBScript
10 19 (3.24%) JavaScript
10 19 (3.24%) PHP
11 18 (3.07%) C++
11 18 (3.07%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.90%) Go
13 13 (2.21%) VB
14 12 (2.04%) Groovy
15 11 (1.87%) Scala
16 8 (1.36%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.85%) XAML
18 4 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 95 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 45 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (6.47%) Degree
5 36 (6.13%) MCSE
6 28 (4.77%) CISSP
6 28 (4.77%) ISTQB
7 23 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (3.07%) CISM
9 17 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (2.39%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.36%) MCSA
12 6 (1.02%) MCP
13 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.34%) CEH
14 2 (0.34%) ISEB
14 2 (0.34%) MCTS
14 2 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 22 (3.75%) GDPR
3 21 (3.58%) SLA
4 16 (2.73%) FINRA
5 5 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.34%) PMO
6 2 (0.34%) QA
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 250 (42.59%) Active Directory
2 91 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 36 (6.13%) XenApp
6 35 (5.96%) Hyper-V
7 25 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (3.24%) Docker
9 16 (2.73%) vSphere
10 14 (2.39%) Terminal Services
10 14 (2.39%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.53%) BitLocker
11 9 (1.53%) VMware NSX
12 7 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.19%) XenServer
13 4 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.34%) NFS
15 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
16 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 119 (20.27%) SCCM
2 30 (5.11%) Ansible
2 30 (5.11%) Puppet
3 25 (4.26%) HP ALM
4 24 (4.09%) McAfee ePO
4 24 (4.09%) Terraform
5 18 (3.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (2.21%) Kubernetes
7 12 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.53%) Prometheus
9 8 (1.36%) Nagios
9 8 (1.36%) Oracle ZFS
9 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (1.19%) PowerCLI
11 6 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (1.02%) Xymon
12 5 (0.85%) Control-M
12 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 234 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 121 (20.61%) VMware
3 93 (15.84%) Citrix
4 54 (9.20%) Oracle
5 48 (8.18%) HP
6 42 (7.16%) McAfee
7 38 (6.47%) Ivanti
8 32 (5.45%) Veritas
9 25 (4.26%) Cisco
10 24 (4.09%) Symantec
11 23 (3.92%) Red Hat
12 19 (3.24%) Cloudera
13 18 (3.07%) Apple
14 17 (2.90%) Sybase
14 17 (2.90%) Varonis
15 16 (2.73%) Hortonworks
15 16 (2.73%) Splunk
16 12 (2.04%) Dell
16 12 (2.04%) Nintex
17 9 (1.53%) SolarWinds