Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 534 570 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.58% 13.11% 9.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.87% 55.23% 49.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 364 298
Scotland median daily rate £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £113 £128 £108
90th Percentile £550 £445 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.19% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 39
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.53% +1.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.67 £12.50 £13.40
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.76% +5.00%

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 1010 1032 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.01% 23.74% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 577 586
Scotland median daily rate £378 £330 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.39% -5.04% +4.51%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £474
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 41
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.26 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.10%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 0 247 £375 +25.00% 28
Glasgow +1 157 £350 +34.62% 13
Aberdeen +1 27 £325 +15.04% 1
Renfrewshire -1 25 £363 +13.28% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 9 £175 +9.38% 1
Inverclyde +4 7 £325 +96.97% 1
West Lothian 0 7 £200 -24.53% 3
Fife -2 7 £310 +12.73%
Highlands +1 6 £115 -23.33%
Dundee +3 5 £324 +170.00% 1
Stirling +7 4 £140 - 2
Aberdeenshire +5 3 £130 -
Midlothian 0 3 £115 +2.22%
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 £310 -17.33% 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £118 - 1
Argyll and Bute 0 1 - -
Clackmannanshire 0 1 £100 -71.43%
Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -3 1 £338 +150.00%
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Falkirk - 1 £125 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 222 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 209 (39.14%) Active Directory
3 176 (32.96%) Windows Server
4 141 (26.40%) PowerShell
5 132 (24.72%) Linux
6 127 (23.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 124 (23.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 111 (20.79%) Windows 7
9 109 (20.41%) Finance
10 107 (20.04%) SCCM
11 104 (19.48%) ITIL
12 93 (17.42%) VMware
13 87 (16.29%) SQL
14 85 (15.92%) Windows 10
15 76 (14.23%) Firewall
16 75 (14.04%) SQL Server
16 75 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
17 66 (12.36%) Office 365
18 65 (12.17%) Migration
19 64 (11.99%) Security Cleared
20 60 (11.24%) IIS
20 60 (11.24%) Oracle
21 53 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 51 (9.55%) Symantec
23 50 (9.36%) HP
24 49 (9.18%) Ansible
25 48 (8.99%) C#
26 47 (8.80%) Citrix
27 44 (8.24%) MS Exchange
27 44 (8.24%) DNS

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 60 (11.24%) IIS
2 44 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 42 (7.87%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.06%) Apache
4 27 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.68%) Tomcat
6 19 (3.56%) Skype for Business
7 14 (2.62%) JBoss
8 13 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (1.69%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.31%) OpenStack
13 6 (1.12%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.94%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.75%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.75%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 75 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Primavera
3 1 (0.19%) assyst
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.36%) Office 365
2 44 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.69%) IaaS
4 9 (1.69%) PaaS
5 7 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.94%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.94%) SaaS
7 4 (0.75%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) Datadog
8 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.19%) Serverless
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (14.23%) Firewall
2 44 (8.24%) DNS
3 41 (7.68%) SAN
4 35 (6.55%) DHCP
5 28 (5.24%) TCP/IP
6 25 (4.68%) Internet
7 22 (4.12%) LAN
8 21 (3.93%) Skype
9 18 (3.37%) WAN
10 15 (2.81%) VPN
11 13 (2.43%) HTTP
11 13 (2.43%) SSL
11 13 (2.43%) VoIP
12 12 (2.25%) HTTPS
13 11 (2.06%) LDAP
13 11 (2.06%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.87%) Wireless
15 9 (1.69%) Network Security
16 8 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (1.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.81%) Relational Database
2 15 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (2.43%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.50%) DB2
6 7 (1.31%) MySQL
7 6 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.94%) SQLite
9 4 (0.75%) Big Data
9 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.37%) MSDE
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (3.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (2.81%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.69%) Maven
3 9 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.31%) Jasmine
5 5 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.75%) JIRA
7 3 (0.56%) FishEye
7 3 (0.56%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (0.56%) MSI
7 3 (0.56%) NUnit
7 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.37%) Redmine
8 2 (0.37%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 109 (20.41%) Finance
2 40 (7.49%) Banking
3 19 (3.56%) Publishing
4 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.50%) Law
6 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.37%) Legal
7 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (14.61%) Analyst
2 50 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (8.24%) Developer
4 36 (6.74%) IT Support
4 36 (6.74%) Support Analyst
5 35 (6.55%) Support Engineer
6 33 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (6.18%) Desktop Support
7 30 (5.62%) Consultant
8 29 (5.43%) IT Analyst
9 22 (4.12%) Security Engineer
10 21 (3.93%) Architect
11 20 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) IT Support Analyst
13 18 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (2.81%) IT Trainer
14 15 (2.81%) Project Manager
14 15 (2.81%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.68%) .NET
2 24 (4.49%) XML
3 23 (4.31%) Web Services
4 20 (3.75%) XSLT
5 19 (3.56%) HTML
6 17 (3.18%) CSS
7 16 (3.00%) jQuery
8 11 (2.06%) Ajax
8 11 (2.06%) RESTful
9 9 (1.69%) Ext JS
9 9 (1.69%) Hibernate
9 9 (1.69%) SOAP
10 8 (1.50%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.50%) Java EE
10 8 (1.50%) REST
11 6 (1.12%) JPA
11 6 (1.12%) Kafka
11 6 (1.12%) WPF
12 5 (0.94%) EJB 3.0
12 5 (0.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.68%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.49%) PKI
4 22 (4.12%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.43%) Clustering
6 12 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.87%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.69%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.50%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.12%) DataPower
12 6 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.75%) iPhone
14 4 (0.75%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 176 (32.96%) Windows Server
2 132 (24.72%) Linux
3 127 (23.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 124 (23.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (20.79%) Windows 7
6 85 (15.92%) Windows 10
7 53 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (7.30%) Unix
9 28 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (3.75%) Windows XP
11 19 (3.56%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.50%) Android
12 8 (1.50%) Solaris
13 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.94%) AIX
14 5 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.37%) CentOS
16 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (19.48%) ITIL
2 65 (12.17%) Migration
3 43 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (8.05%) Configuration Management
4 34 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (5.81%) DevOps
6 29 (5.43%) Project Management
7 26 (4.87%) Validation
7 26 (4.87%) Web Development
8 24 (4.49%) Service Delivery
9 23 (4.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (4.12%) Business Continuity
11 21 (3.93%) ITIL V3
12 19 (3.56%) Open Source
13 18 (3.37%) BCP
13 18 (3.37%) Business Continuity Planning
13 18 (3.37%) High Availability
13 18 (3.37%) Task Automation
13 18 (3.37%) Test Automation
14 17 (3.18%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (26.40%) PowerShell
2 87 (16.29%) SQL
3 48 (8.99%) C#
4 43 (8.05%) Perl
5 42 (7.87%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.87%) Python
6 36 (6.74%) Java
7 27 (5.06%) VBScript
8 24 (4.49%) Ruby
9 15 (2.81%) C++
10 11 (2.06%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.69%) VB
12 8 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.12%) PHP
14 4 (0.75%) C
14 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.56%) VBA
16 2 (0.37%) REXX
16 2 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 64 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (5.81%) Degree
5 20 (3.75%) MCSE
6 15 (2.81%) MCSA
7 10 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.31%) CCNA
9 7 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.12%) CISSP
10 6 (1.12%) PMP
11 5 (0.94%) ISEB
11 5 (0.94%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.94%) MCP
11 5 (0.94%) MCTS
11 5 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (3.37%) SLA
3 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.94%) QA
4 4 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.75%) GAMP
4 4 (0.75%) GMP
4 4 (0.75%) GxP
4 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.56%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 209 (39.14%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.87%) vSphere
3 38 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (3.37%) XenApp
7 10 (1.87%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.50%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.12%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.75%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.75%) Squid
11 4 (0.75%) UAG
12 3 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.56%) NFS
13 2 (0.37%) Docker
13 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 107 (20.04%) SCCM
2 49 (9.18%) Ansible
3 42 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (6.93%) Puppet
5 26 (4.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 24 (4.49%) WSUS
7 21 (3.93%) SCOM
8 10 (1.87%) IBM BigFix
8 10 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.12%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.12%) Netcool
10 6 (1.12%) WMI
11 5 (0.94%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.75%) EnCase
12 4 (0.75%) Packer
13 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.56%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 222 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 93 (17.42%) VMware
3 60 (11.24%) Oracle
4 51 (9.55%) Symantec
5 50 (9.36%) HP
6 47 (8.80%) Citrix
7 35 (6.55%) Cisco
8 30 (5.62%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.75%) Dell
9 20 (3.75%) IBM
10 19 (3.56%) EMC
11 13 (2.43%) Splunk
12 12 (2.25%) Apple
13 11 (2.06%) CheckPoint
13 11 (2.06%) NetApp
14 10 (1.87%) CommVault
14 10 (1.87%) CyberArk
15 9 (1.69%) F5
15 9 (1.69%) Lotus
15 9 (1.69%) Nintex