The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 25 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 / West Lothian
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 12.90% 15.63% 15.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 71.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £200 £296 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.48% -10.22%  
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 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

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 West Lothian with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5 7 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 16.13% 21.88% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
Median daily rate £200 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.38% +17.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in West Lothian

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in West Lothian

Windows
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 25 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
Livingston -4 3 £200 -32.48% 2
Bathgate - 1 - -
Windows
Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Windows.

1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Squid
2 2 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) UAG
2 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) SQR
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Tuxedo
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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 (12.50%) Tuxedo
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Change and Release Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Change Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Release Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V2
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQR
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Squid
1 2 (25.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Avaya
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds