Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 540 510 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.33% 10.19% 13.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.86% 52.20% 57.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 257 355
Scotland median daily rate £300 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £115 £114 £126
90th Percentile £504 £550 £445
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 36
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £16.43 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.75% -6.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.67 £12.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £27.56 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -3.23%

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 1,083 977 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.72% 19.52% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 499 552
Scotland median daily rate £388 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +20.00% -4.41%
10th Percentile £128 £152 £158
90th Percentile £525 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 41
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -8.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.72 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.25 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year -0.51% +7.43% -1.27%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -7 210 £350 -6.67% 31
Glasgow 0 178 £320 -14.67% 29
Renfrewshire 0 44 £310 -9.88%
Dundee +8 19 £141 -56.40% 3
North Lanarkshire +2 13 £130 -25.71%
Aberdeen +1 13 £194 -20.92% 5
West Lothian +10 11 £300 +50.00%
Fife +5 8 £200 -35.48% 1
South Ayrshire +3 7 £110 -
Highlands +3 6 £115 - 2
South Lanarkshire 0 5 £303 -12.00%
Inverclyde +3 4 £114 -64.78%
Scottish Borders +1 4 £214 +58.33% 1
Stirling +1 3 £125 -5.66%
Falkirk - 3 £275 -
Aberdeenshire +1 1 - -
Midlothian -2 1 £400 +247.83%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 212 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 183 (33.89%) Microsoft
3 147 (27.22%) Linux
4 145 (26.85%) Windows 10
5 125 (23.15%) Windows 7
6 117 (21.67%) Windows Server
7 103 (19.07%) Office 365
8 100 (18.52%) Finance
9 95 (17.59%) SCCM
10 91 (16.85%) SQL
11 89 (16.48%) PowerShell
12 86 (15.93%) Microsoft Office
13 82 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
14 81 (15.00%) VMware
15 80 (14.81%) ITIL
15 80 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 79 (14.63%) Python
17 75 (13.89%) Citrix
18 69 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
19 67 (12.41%) Security Cleared
20 65 (12.04%) Perl
21 61 (11.30%) SQL Server
22 59 (10.93%) Oracle
22 59 (10.93%) Migration
23 58 (10.74%) DNS
24 57 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
25 56 (10.37%) Java
26 54 (10.00%) Jenkins
26 54 (10.00%) DevOps
27 51 (9.44%) SC Cleared

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 24 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.89%) IIS
4 13 (2.41%) Apache
5 10 (1.85%) Confluence
5 10 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.67%) nginx
6 9 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.30%) CMS
8 7 (1.30%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.30%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.93%) Drupal
10 4 (0.74%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.56%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.56%) WordPress
12 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (15.93%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.67%) InfoPath
3 9 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.56%) assyst
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (19.07%) Office 365
2 37 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (4.63%) GitHub
5 13 (2.41%) SaaS
6 12 (2.22%) OneDrive
6 12 (2.22%) OpenShift
7 11 (2.04%) IaaS
8 10 (1.85%) PaaS
9 8 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.48%) Datadog
9 8 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.37%) Yammer
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.74%) DNS
2 46 (8.52%) DHCP
3 24 (4.44%) Firewall
4 22 (4.07%) LAN
5 19 (3.52%) SAN
6 15 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.78%) VPN
7 11 (2.04%) Internet
7 11 (2.04%) WAN
7 11 (2.04%) Wireless
8 10 (1.85%) Skype
9 8 (1.48%) DSL
9 8 (1.48%) SSL
10 7 (1.30%) NAS
10 7 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.11%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.11%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.93%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.74%) Network Security
13 4 (0.74%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.81%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.26%) MySQL
4 20 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 19 (3.52%) ArangoDB
5 19 (3.52%) Neo4j
6 12 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.11%) MSDE
8 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.74%) Big Data
9 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.37%) DataStage
11 2 (0.37%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.19%) DB2
12 1 (0.19%) GIS
12 1 (0.19%) Informix
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 54 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.52%) Artifactory
4 18 (3.33%) JIRA
5 13 (2.41%) Hudson
6 12 (2.22%) HP UFT
6 12 (2.22%) MSI
7 11 (2.04%) Bitbucket
7 11 (2.04%) WinRunner
8 10 (1.85%) Maven
8 10 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.85%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.48%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.48%) GitLab
9 8 (1.48%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (1.48%) InstallShield
9 8 (1.48%) Selenium
9 8 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 100 (18.52%) Finance
2 39 (7.22%) Banking
3 9 (1.67%) Law
4 7 (1.30%) Retail Banking
5 5 (0.93%) Games
5 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.56%) Legal
7 3 (0.56%) Marketing
7 3 (0.56%) Publishing
8 2 (0.37%) Advertising
8 2 (0.37%) Avionics
8 2 (0.37%) Retail
8 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 98 (18.15%) Analyst
2 69 (12.78%) Support Engineer
3 44 (8.15%) Desktop Support
4 43 (7.96%) Desktop Engineer
5 36 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 36 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 36 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 35 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (6.11%) IT Support
8 32 (5.93%) Developer
9 30 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
10 28 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 27 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
13 20 (3.70%) Applications Support
13 20 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
14 19 (3.52%) Applications Packager
14 19 (3.52%) Architect
14 19 (3.52%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.37%) .NET
2 14 (2.59%) LDAP
2 14 (2.59%) XML
3 12 (2.22%) CSS
4 11 (2.04%) jQuery
5 9 (1.67%) XSLT
6 8 (1.48%) Middleware
7 7 (1.30%) HTML
7 7 (1.30%) Kafka
7 7 (1.30%) Web Services
8 6 (1.11%) JavaFX
8 6 (1.11%) OSGi
8 6 (1.11%) Spring
8 6 (1.11%) Swing
9 5 (0.93%) REST
9 5 (0.93%) SOAP
10 4 (0.74%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 16 (2.96%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.78%) Clustering
4 15 (2.78%) iPhone
5 14 (2.59%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (2.22%) PDA
7 10 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.48%) iPad
9 8 (1.48%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.30%) Replication
11 6 (1.11%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.11%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.11%) PKI
11 6 (1.11%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 147 (27.22%) Linux
2 145 (26.85%) Windows 10
3 125 (23.15%) Windows 7
4 117 (21.67%) Windows Server
5 80 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (7.78%) Unix
8 31 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (3.89%) Windows XP
11 19 (3.52%) Solaris
12 17 (3.15%) Android
13 15 (2.78%) Apple iOS
14 13 (2.41%) AIX
15 9 (1.67%) Windows 8
16 8 (1.48%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.56%) Windows Vista
19 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (14.81%) ITIL
3 59 (10.93%) Migration
4 54 (10.00%) DevOps
5 40 (7.41%) Change Management
5 40 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 37 (6.85%) Data Protection
7 35 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (6.30%) Incident Management
9 31 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (5.56%) Test Automation
11 29 (5.37%) Software Engineering
12 26 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
13 24 (4.44%) Configuration Management
14 22 (4.07%) Time Management
15 21 (3.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (3.89%) IT Strategy
16 19 (3.52%) Data Encryption
16 19 (3.52%) Data Loss Prevention
16 19 (3.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 91 (16.85%) SQL
2 89 (16.48%) PowerShell
3 79 (14.63%) Python
4 65 (12.04%) Perl
5 56 (10.37%) Java
6 40 (7.41%) Bash Shell
7 35 (6.48%) C#
8 26 (4.81%) Ruby
9 23 (4.26%) Shell Script
10 21 (3.89%) Go
11 19 (3.52%) C++
11 19 (3.52%) PHP
12 18 (3.33%) VBScript
13 13 (2.41%) Groovy
13 13 (2.41%) JavaScript
14 11 (2.04%) Scala
14 11 (2.04%) VB
15 8 (1.48%) VBA
16 5 (0.93%) XAML
17 4 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 67 (12.41%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.44%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (5.19%) MCSE
5 27 (5.00%) CISSP
6 23 (4.26%) Degree
7 19 (3.52%) CISM
8 14 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.59%) ISTQB
9 13 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (2.22%) MCP
11 10 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.85%) MCSA
12 6 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.11%) MCDST
13 5 (0.93%) ACDT
13 5 (0.93%) ACHDS
13 5 (0.93%) ACTC
13 5 (0.93%) CCA
13 5 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.26%) GDPR
1 23 (4.26%) SLA
2 19 (3.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 19 (3.52%) FINRA
3 5 (0.93%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.74%) QA
5 2 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 212 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 57 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.11%) XenApp
4 28 (5.19%) Docker
5 22 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.59%) vSphere
10 13 (2.41%) Terminal Services
11 12 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.67%) BitLocker
13 8 (1.48%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.48%) XenServer
14 7 (1.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
17 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
17 1 (0.19%) iptables
Systems Management
1 95 (17.59%) SCCM
2 44 (8.15%) Ansible
3 36 (6.67%) Puppet
4 30 (5.56%) Terraform
5 18 (3.33%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.41%) Nagios
8 11 (2.04%) HP ALM
8 11 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (1.67%) Prometheus
11 8 (1.48%) Oracle ZFS
11 8 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
12 7 (1.30%) PowerCLI
13 6 (1.11%) Xymon
14 4 (0.74%) Control-M
14 4 (0.74%) Packer
15 3 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
15 3 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 3 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 183 (33.89%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.00%) VMware
3 75 (13.89%) Citrix
4 59 (10.93%) Oracle
5 30 (5.56%) McAfee
6 28 (5.19%) HP
6 28 (5.19%) Symantec
7 24 (4.44%) Varonis
8 22 (4.07%) Cloudera
9 21 (3.89%) Splunk
10 20 (3.70%) Apple
10 20 (3.70%) Sybase
11 19 (3.52%) Hortonworks
12 17 (3.15%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.78%) Ivanti
14 12 (2.22%) Cisco
14 12 (2.22%) Veritas
15 10 (1.85%) New Relic
16 9 (1.67%) AppDynamics
17 8 (1.48%) Nintex