Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 441 543 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.15% 14.50% 10.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.51% 56.68% 51.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 340 304
Scotland median daily rate £338 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +3.23% +0.81%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £105
90th Percentile £574 £445 £437
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 15
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +11.48% -7.58%
10th Percentile £10.79 £11.32 £13.00
90th Percentile £32.88 £52.00 £21.45
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year +3.33% -1.70% +1.73%

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 909 958 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.87% 25.59% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 527 591
Scotland median daily rate £388 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -2.86% +5.18%
10th Percentile £156 £160 £170
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 17
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.32 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.25 £52.10 £65.80
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -4 229 £400 +14.29% 47
Glasgow -5 107 £350 +28.44% 45
Aberdeen +10 20 £325 +20.37% 5
Renfrewshire -1 19 £260 -21.21% 14
Fife +1 9 £300 +11.63% 5
North Lanarkshire 0 9 £140 - 4
Highlands -1 7 £115 +6.98%
Stirling +7 6 £140 -
Midlothian 0 5 £114 +1.11% 2
Dundee -11 5 £325 +182.61% 6
West Lothian +4 4 £125 -61.54% 5
Scottish Borders - 4 £138 - 1
Inverclyde 0 3 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire +2 2 £275 -30.38% 2
South Lanarkshire -5 2 £344 +154.63%
Moray +10 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire +2 1 £100 -23.08%
Argyll and Bute 0 1 - -
Perth and Kinross -2 1 - - 2
Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Lothian - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 203 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 181 (41.04%) Microsoft
3 162 (36.73%) Windows Server
4 113 (25.62%) Finance
5 111 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (24.94%) VMware
7 104 (23.58%) PowerShell
8 101 (22.90%) Linux
9 99 (22.45%) Windows 7
10 95 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 92 (20.86%) SCCM
12 81 (18.37%) Windows 10
13 70 (15.87%) ITIL
14 64 (14.51%) SQL Server
15 60 (13.61%) SQL
16 57 (12.93%) DNS
17 54 (12.24%) Migration
18 53 (12.02%) Microsoft Office
19 51 (11.56%) Citrix
20 49 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
21 48 (10.88%) Office 365
21 48 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 47 (10.66%) DHCP
23 45 (10.20%) Security Cleared
24 43 (9.75%) vSphere
25 42 (9.52%) Firewall
26 40 (9.07%) SharePoint
26 40 (9.07%) MS Exchange
27 38 (8.62%) Cisco
27 38 (8.62%) SAN

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 40 (9.07%) MS Exchange
1 40 (9.07%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.80%) IIS
3 28 (6.35%) Skype for Business
4 22 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.04%) Apache
5 9 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.59%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.36%) JBoss
8 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.13%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) CMS
11 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (12.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.45%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (10.88%) Office 365
3 14 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.27%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.68%) G Suite
6 3 (0.68%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.68%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.68%) PaaS
6 3 (0.68%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) Datadog
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.23%) Serverless
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.93%) DNS
2 47 (10.66%) DHCP
3 42 (9.52%) Firewall
4 38 (8.62%) SAN
5 26 (5.90%) Skype
6 21 (4.76%) Internet
7 20 (4.54%) LAN
8 17 (3.85%) VPN
9 16 (3.63%) WAN
10 12 (2.72%) TCP/IP
11 9 (2.04%) Unified Communications
11 9 (2.04%) VoIP
12 8 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.59%) 3G
14 6 (1.36%) FTP
14 6 (1.36%) NetScaler
14 6 (1.36%) Wireless
15 5 (1.13%) SMTP
16 4 (0.91%) Ethernet
16 4 (0.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.13%) MySQL
7 4 (0.91%) DB2
7 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.45%) EDMS
9 2 (0.45%) MaxDB
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.45%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.23%) IDOL
10 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.13%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.91%) JIRA
4 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.45%) NUnit
5 2 (0.45%) NWDI
5 2 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.23%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.23%) MSI
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.23%) Redmine
6 1 (0.23%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (25.62%) Finance
2 19 (4.31%) Banking
3 8 (1.81%) Law
3 8 (1.81%) Legal
3 8 (1.81%) Publishing
4 5 (1.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.23%) Automotive
6 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (14.74%) Analyst
2 51 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (7.71%) Support Engineer
4 33 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (7.03%) Desktop Support
6 30 (6.80%) Architect
7 29 (6.58%) IT Analyst
8 28 (6.35%) IT Support
9 24 (5.44%) Support Analyst
10 21 (4.76%) Consultant
11 18 (4.08%) Developer
12 17 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
13 16 (3.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 16 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (3.40%) Windows Engineer
15 14 (3.17%) Administrator
16 12 (2.72%) Project Manager
16 12 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.95%) Web Services
2 12 (2.72%) .NET
2 12 (2.72%) HTML
3 9 (2.04%) CSS
4 8 (1.81%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.59%) XML
6 6 (1.36%) Middleware
7 5 (1.13%) Ext JS
7 5 (1.13%) SOAP
8 4 (0.91%) CSS3
8 4 (0.91%) HTML5
8 4 (0.91%) RESTful
8 4 (0.91%) WPF
9 3 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.68%) Ajax
9 3 (0.68%) Java EE
9 3 (0.68%) JSON
9 3 (0.68%) Kafka
9 3 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.67%) Virtual Team
2 22 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.49%) EMC VNX
5 11 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.49%) iPhone
5 11 (2.49%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.49%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.04%) Clustering
6 9 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.81%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.59%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.59%) PKI
9 6 (1.36%) iPad
9 6 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.13%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 162 (36.73%) Windows Server
2 111 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (22.90%) Linux
4 99 (22.45%) Windows 7
5 95 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (18.37%) Windows 10
7 34 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (5.67%) Windows 8
10 19 (4.31%) Unix
11 17 (3.85%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.40%) Android
13 9 (2.04%) AIX
14 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.13%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.68%) zOS
16 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.45%) Solaris
16 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.87%) ITIL
2 54 (12.24%) Migration
3 36 (8.16%) Configuration Management
4 32 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (5.90%) Validation
7 25 (5.67%) Mentoring
8 24 (5.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (4.99%) DevOps
10 21 (4.76%) Project Management
11 20 (4.54%) Asset Management
11 20 (4.54%) TDD
12 19 (4.31%) Incident Management
13 18 (4.08%) ITIL V3
14 17 (3.85%) Coaching
15 16 (3.63%) Open Source
15 16 (3.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (3.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (3.17%) Service Delivery
18 12 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 104 (23.58%) PowerShell
2 60 (13.61%) SQL
3 26 (5.90%) Ruby
4 25 (5.67%) C#
5 23 (5.22%) Perl
5 23 (5.22%) Python
6 16 (3.63%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.40%) VBScript
8 14 (3.17%) Java
9 9 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.36%) C++
11 6 (1.36%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.13%) VB
13 4 (0.91%) C
13 4 (0.91%) PHP
14 2 (0.45%) COBOL
15 1 (0.23%) JCL
15 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.54%) Degree
5 19 (4.31%) MCSE
6 11 (2.49%) MCSA
7 8 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.59%) CCNA
8 7 (1.59%) MCP
9 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 5 (1.13%) PMP
11 4 (0.91%) CCNP
11 4 (0.91%) HND
11 4 (0.91%) ISEB
11 4 (0.91%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (2.95%) SLA
3 4 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (0.91%) GAMP
3 4 (0.91%) GMP
3 4 (0.91%) GxP
3 4 (0.91%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 203 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 48 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (9.75%) vSphere
4 28 (6.35%) XenApp
5 25 (5.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (4.99%) XenDesktop
7 19 (4.31%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.04%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.91%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.68%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.68%) Docker
12 2 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.45%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.45%) XenServer
13 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 92 (20.86%) SCCM
2 36 (8.16%) Ansible
3 34 (7.71%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (7.71%) Puppet
4 19 (4.31%) SCOM
5 11 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.81%) WSUS
8 5 (1.13%) WMI
9 4 (0.91%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.91%) Packer
10 3 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.68%) EnCase
10 3 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.45%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.45%) Control-M
11 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 181 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 110 (24.94%) VMware
3 51 (11.56%) Citrix
4 38 (8.62%) Cisco
5 31 (7.03%) HP
6 30 (6.80%) Oracle
7 26 (5.90%) Symantec
8 20 (4.54%) Ivanti
9 14 (3.17%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.95%) EMC
11 12 (2.72%) Apple
11 12 (2.72%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.27%) Google
12 10 (2.27%) Lotus
12 10 (2.27%) NetApp
13 8 (1.81%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.59%) Dell
14 7 (1.59%) IBM
14 7 (1.59%) ThinPrint
15 6 (1.36%) CyberArk