The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 109 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.08% 8.16% 8.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.74% 46.39% 53.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 22 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.35% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £339 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £518 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £14.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +23.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Windows
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
171 194 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.25% 17.59% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 60 41
Average daily rate £315 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £298 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Edinburgh region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 80 (31.75%) Windows 7
2 79 (31.35%) Microsoft
3 78 (30.95%) Active Directory
4 69 (27.38%) Finance
5 61 (24.21%) MS Office
6 59 (23.41%) Linux
7 54 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (17.86%) Citrix
9 42 (16.67%) VMware
10 41 (16.27%) Banking
10 41 (16.27%) UNIX
11 32 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (12.30%) SCCM
13 30 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (11.90%) SAN
13 30 (11.90%) ITIL
14 29 (11.51%) Windows XP
15 28 (11.11%) SQL
16 27 (10.71%) Migration
17 25 (9.92%) C#
18 24 (9.52%) DNS
18 24 (9.52%) Project Management
19 23 (9.13%) MS Excel
19 23 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
20 22 (8.73%) Microsoft App-V
21 20 (7.94%) TCP/IP
22 19 (7.54%) EMC
22 19 (7.54%) C++
22 19 (7.54%) Visual Studio
23 18 (7.14%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (3.57%) IIS
4 8 (3.17%) CICS
4 8 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.98%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.59%) Lync
8 3 (1.19%) Apache
8 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 61 (24.21%) MS Office
2 23 (9.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) assyst
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.59%) PaaS
2 4 (1.59%) Heroku
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.90%) SAN
2 24 (9.52%) DNS
3 20 (7.94%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.56%) HTTP
5 13 (5.16%) SSL
6 12 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 10 (3.97%) Internet
8 9 (3.57%) DHCP
8 9 (3.57%) Firewall
9 8 (3.17%) NAS
9 8 (3.17%) VPN
10 7 (2.78%) VoIP
11 5 (1.98%) LAN
11 5 (1.98%) Network Security
12 4 (1.59%) WAN
13 2 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.79%) Wireless
13 2 (0.79%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.17%) DB2
3 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.40%) MS Access
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 19 (7.54%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.38%) MSI
3 5 (1.98%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.59%) Subversion
5 3 (1.19%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.79%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.40%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.40%) Maven
7 1 (0.40%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.40%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.40%) Ant
7 1 (0.40%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.40%) WiX
General
1 69 (27.38%) Finance
2 41 (16.27%) Banking
3 11 (4.37%) Retail
4 9 (3.57%) Publishing
5 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (12.70%) Analyst
2 23 (9.13%) Developer
3 22 (8.73%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (8.33%) Administrator
5 19 (7.54%) Desktop Support
6 18 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 16 (6.35%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.56%) Architect
9 14 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.37%) Consultant
12 11 (4.37%) Programmer
13 10 (3.97%) Software Engineer
14 9 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
15 8 (3.17%) C++ Developer
15 8 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
15 8 (3.17%) Technical Support
15 8 (3.17%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.75%) .NET
2 11 (4.37%) Application Packaging
3 7 (2.78%) Middleware
4 6 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.38%) REST
5 5 (1.98%) Web Services
6 4 (1.59%) XML
6 4 (1.59%) EDI
6 4 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.59%) HTML
6 4 (1.59%) SOAP
7 3 (1.19%) CSS
7 3 (1.19%) WinForms
7 3 (1.19%) WPF
7 3 (1.19%) HTML5
7 3 (1.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.19%) JSON
7 3 (1.19%) jQuery
7 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.75%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.16%) Replication
3 8 (3.17%) Mainframe
3 8 (3.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (2.78%) Clustering
4 7 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.98%) CLARiiON
5 5 (1.98%) FMCG
6 4 (1.59%) iPhone
6 4 (1.59%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.19%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.79%) iPad
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.79%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.40%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.75%) Windows 7
2 59 (23.41%) Linux
3 54 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (16.27%) UNIX
5 32 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (11.51%) Windows XP
7 17 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (6.35%) AIX
8 16 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (4.76%) Windows 2000
10 9 (3.57%) zOS
10 9 (3.57%) Windows Vista
11 8 (3.17%) Apple iOS
11 8 (3.17%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.78%) Android
12 7 (2.78%) SUSE
13 4 (1.59%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.19%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.19%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.90%) ITIL
2 27 (10.71%) Migration
3 24 (9.52%) Project Management
4 23 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (4.37%) Test Scripting
6 10 (3.97%) Unit Testing
6 10 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (3.97%) Waterfall
6 10 (3.97%) Software Deployment
7 9 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.17%) Business Transformation
9 7 (2.78%) Web Application Development
9 7 (2.78%) Automated Testing
9 7 (2.78%) Software Testing
10 6 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.38%) Service Delivery
11 5 (1.98%) Configuration Management
11 5 (1.98%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.11%) SQL
2 25 (9.92%) C#
3 19 (7.54%) C++
4 15 (5.95%) Java
5 12 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.38%) VBScript
8 5 (1.98%) VB
8 5 (1.98%) Perl
9 3 (1.19%) VBA
9 3 (1.19%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.79%) C
10 2 (0.79%) Korn
10 2 (0.79%) C-shell
11 1 (0.40%) JCL
11 1 (0.40%) Python
11 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 12 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.57%) Degree
4 6 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.38%) MCSE
5 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.59%) MCTS
7 3 (1.19%) MCITP
7 3 (1.19%) CCNP
7 3 (1.19%) CCNA
7 3 (1.19%) MCP
8 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.79%) PMP
8 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.79%) MCDST
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.56%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.59%) COBIT
2 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 78 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (6.35%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.97%) vSphere
7 8 (3.17%) SRDF
8 6 (2.38%) XenApp
9 4 (1.59%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.79%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.79%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 31 (12.30%) SCCM
2 6 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (1.98%) SCOM
3 5 (1.98%) WSUS
4 2 (0.79%) Puppet
4 2 (0.79%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.79%) nmon
4 2 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.79%) OpenView
4 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.40%) StatsD
5 1 (0.40%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.40%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 79 (31.35%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.86%) Citrix
3 42 (16.67%) VMware
4 19 (7.54%) EMC
5 17 (6.75%) Oracle
6 16 (6.35%) HP
7 13 (5.16%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.76%) IBM
9 11 (4.37%) Altiris
10 10 (3.97%) Symantec
11 8 (3.17%) Dell
12 7 (2.78%) Cisco
13 6 (2.38%) Lotus
14 5 (1.98%) Apple
14 5 (1.98%) CA
14 5 (1.98%) AppSense
14 5 (1.98%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.98%) Lumension
15 4 (1.59%) Dell KACE
15 4 (1.59%) CommVault
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