Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 6.59% 7.25% 9.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 25.00% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
West Lothian median daily rate £200 £265 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.53% -19.70% +32.00%
10th Percentile £138 £205 £211
90th Percentile £234 £326 £391
Scotland median daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -16.53% +1.33% +13.64%

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 West Lothian with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 9.89% 28.99% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 28
West Lothian median daily rate £200 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -4.41% -8.72%
10th Percentile £144 £259 £275
90th Percentile £235 £385 £412
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

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 6 months to 24 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
Livingston -5 4 £200 -24.53% 1
Bathgate - 2 £125 -
Windows
Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Windows.

1 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Avaya
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Squid
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (66.67%) UAG
1 4 (66.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Squid
1 4 (66.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Avaya
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds