The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 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 June 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
Scotland / Scottish Borders
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 16.67% 12.50% 50.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £123 £325 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.30% +182.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

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 the Scottish Borders with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scottish Borders
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 16.67% 12.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £123 £375 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.33% +226.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Scottish Borders

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 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 the Scottish Borders

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the Scottish Borders

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Scottish Borders

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the Scottish Borders

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the Scottish Borders

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Scottish Borders region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Melrose +1 1 £123 -67.33%
Windows
Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Scottish Borders region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Break/Fix

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Scottish Borders 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Break/Fix
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory