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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Scotland
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 190 304 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.98% 11.80% 12.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.62% 52.50% 62.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 177 185
Median daily rate £339 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% +22.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £117 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 13
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -22.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.60 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £15.40 £36.60
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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 399 579 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.06% 22.48% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 319 292
Median daily rate £390 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -31.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £104.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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
Edinburgh +3 81 £305 -16.43% 15
Glasgow -13 38 £319 +15.90% 7
Renfrewshire +1 35 £390 +0.32%
Dundee +3 8 £108 +7.50% 4
Fife +3 5 £210 -34.37%
Highlands -2 5 £108 -2.27%
West Lothian -4 4 £438 +25.00% 2
Aberdeen +2 3 - -
Perth and Kinross - 3 - -
Stirling +6 1 £145 -61.33%
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 216 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 166 (36.73%) Active Directory
3 132 (29.20%) Windows Server
4 124 (27.43%) Windows 7
5 119 (26.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (24.78%) PowerShell
8 102 (22.57%) SQL
9 101 (22.35%) VMware
10 92 (20.35%) Linux
11 86 (19.03%) MS Excel
12 80 (17.70%) Finance
13 78 (17.26%) Windows 10
14 72 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 67 (14.82%) Security Cleared
15 67 (14.82%) ITIL
16 66 (14.60%) SCCM
17 65 (14.38%) DNS
18 60 (13.27%) SQL Server
19 59 (13.05%) DHCP
20 56 (12.39%) Citrix
20 56 (12.39%) MS Office
21 54 (11.95%) SC Cleared
22 51 (11.28%) C#
23 50 (11.06%) Data Centre
24 49 (10.84%) Firewall
25 45 (9.96%) .NET
26 44 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
27 41 (9.07%) MS Exchange
28 40 (8.85%) Unix

Windows
Top Related 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 41 (9.07%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.63%) IIS
3 17 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.54%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.77%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.55%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.11%) Apache
7 5 (1.11%) JBoss
7 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.44%) CMS
10 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.22%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.22%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 86 (19.03%) MS Excel
2 56 (12.39%) MS Office
3 4 (0.88%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 3 (0.66%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.66%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.66%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.44%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.64%) Office 365
2 24 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.33%) IaaS
5 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.44%) G Suite
6 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (14.38%) DNS
2 59 (13.05%) DHCP
3 49 (10.84%) Firewall
4 34 (7.52%) WAN
5 31 (6.86%) LAN
5 31 (6.86%) SAN
6 28 (6.19%) TCP/IP
7 22 (4.87%) Internet
8 14 (3.10%) VSAN
9 12 (2.65%) HTTP
9 12 (2.65%) HTTPS
10 11 (2.43%) SSL
11 9 (1.99%) VPN
12 8 (1.77%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.55%) VoIP
14 6 (1.33%) Intranet
14 6 (1.33%) LDAP
14 6 (1.33%) Skype
15 5 (1.11%) NAS
15 5 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.33%) Big Data
4 6 (1.33%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.66%) DB2
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.66%) SQLite
7 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.44%) MS Access
7 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.88%) MSI
4 8 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.55%) StarTeam
6 5 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.11%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.88%) Subversion
8 3 (0.66%) Hudson
8 3 (0.66%) Maven
8 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.44%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.44%) JIRA
9 2 (0.44%) JUnit
9 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.44%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.22%) Ant
10 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.22%) TestDirector
General
1 80 (17.70%) Finance
2 23 (5.09%) Banking
3 22 (4.87%) Law
4 8 (1.77%) Publishing
5 3 (0.66%) Legal
5 3 (0.66%) Marketing
5 3 (0.66%) Retail
6 2 (0.44%) Games
6 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.22%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (20.80%) Analyst
2 33 (7.30%) Architect
3 28 (6.19%) Consultant
4 25 (5.53%) Windows Engineer
5 23 (5.09%) Support Engineer
6 22 (4.87%) Developer
7 21 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
8 20 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 19 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (4.20%) IT Analyst
9 19 (4.20%) Service Analyst
9 19 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 18 (3.98%) IT Support
11 16 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (3.32%) IT Engineer
13 14 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.10%) PowerShell Engineer
13 14 (3.10%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.96%) .NET
2 19 (4.20%) XML
3 14 (3.10%) Web Services
4 8 (1.77%) WSDL
4 8 (1.77%) XML Messaging
5 6 (1.33%) Middleware
6 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.11%) Entity Framework
6 5 (1.11%) WinForms
7 4 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.88%) HTML
8 3 (0.66%) DHTML
8 3 (0.66%) Itk
8 3 (0.66%) RESTful
8 3 (0.66%) Spring
8 3 (0.66%) WebGL
8 3 (0.66%) XSL
8 3 (0.66%) XSLT
9 2 (0.44%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.44%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.06%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.31%) Clustering
4 21 (4.65%) Private Cloud
5 18 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.43%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.21%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.77%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.77%) Replication
9 8 (1.77%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.55%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.33%) iSeries
11 6 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.88%) CMDB
13 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.88%) Tandem
14 3 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 132 (29.20%) Windows Server
2 124 (27.43%) Windows 7
3 119 (26.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 114 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (20.35%) Linux
6 78 (17.26%) Windows 10
7 44 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (8.85%) Unix
9 27 (5.97%) Windows XP
10 20 (4.42%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.88%) AIX
12 11 (2.43%) Android
13 10 (2.21%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.99%) Solaris
15 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.55%) zOS
17 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.44%) OpenVMS
18 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.82%) ITIL
2 38 (8.41%) Migration
3 35 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (5.75%) Change Control
5 25 (5.53%) Configuration Management
6 23 (5.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (5.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 22 (4.87%) Change Management
8 21 (4.65%) Open Source
9 19 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (4.20%) Software Testing
9 19 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (3.76%) Service Management
11 16 (3.54%) SIEM
12 15 (3.32%) Network Design
12 15 (3.32%) Project Management
12 15 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (3.10%) Server Building
14 13 (2.88%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 112 (24.78%) PowerShell
2 102 (22.57%) SQL
3 51 (11.28%) C#
4 28 (6.19%) Java
5 25 (5.53%) Python
6 22 (4.87%) Perl
6 22 (4.87%) XAML
7 19 (4.20%) VB
8 16 (3.54%) VBScript
9 14 (3.10%) Tcl
10 10 (2.21%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.21%) C
10 10 (2.21%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.21%) REXX
11 9 (1.99%) VBA
12 5 (1.11%) C++
13 4 (0.88%) Ruby
13 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (14.82%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.95%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.42%) Degree
4 22 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.98%) MCSE
6 14 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (2.88%) ISTQB
8 12 (2.65%) CISSP
8 12 (2.65%) MCSA
9 7 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.55%) MCITP
9 7 (1.55%) MCTS
10 6 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.33%) CEH
11 5 (1.11%) ISEB
12 4 (0.88%) MCP
13 3 (0.66%) CCNP
13 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.66%) CISM
13 3 (0.66%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.77%) SLA
3 6 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 166 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 72 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (7.08%) vSphere
4 26 (5.75%) XenApp
5 24 (5.31%) VMware ESX
6 23 (5.09%) Hyper-V
7 21 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 18 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (1.11%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.88%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.66%) RACF
13 3 (0.66%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
15 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 66 (14.60%) SCCM
2 26 (5.75%) Puppet
3 22 (4.87%) vRealize
4 20 (4.42%) SCOM
5 18 (3.98%) PowerCLI
6 16 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (2.88%) WSUS
8 11 (2.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.55%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.55%) Netcool
11 7 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.88%) Ansible
12 4 (0.88%) SnapMirror
13 3 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
13 3 (0.66%) QRadar
13 3 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 2 (0.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 216 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 101 (22.35%) VMware
3 56 (12.39%) Citrix
4 36 (7.96%) Cisco
5 33 (7.30%) Oracle
6 28 (6.19%) Symantec
7 22 (4.87%) HP
8 17 (3.76%) Dell
9 13 (2.88%) Veritas
10 12 (2.65%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.21%) Intel Security
12 8 (1.77%) IBM
13 7 (1.55%) BMC
13 7 (1.55%) CA
13 7 (1.55%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.33%) NetApp
14 6 (1.33%) Splunk
15 5 (1.11%) AlgoSec
15 5 (1.11%) CyberArk
15 5 (1.11%) F5
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