The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 157 132 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.46% 8.95% 12.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.76% 53.66% 63.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 62 75
Median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £114 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 12
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
322 246 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.45% 16.68% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 122 132
Median daily rate £410 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £466 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 13
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows.

1 108 (39.42%) Windows Server
2 103 (37.59%) Microsoft
3 98 (35.77%) Finance
4 93 (33.94%) Active Directory
5 79 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (26.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (26.64%) PowerShell
7 68 (24.82%) Linux
8 61 (22.26%) SQL Server
9 59 (21.53%) Banking
10 58 (21.17%) VMware
11 57 (20.80%) Citrix
12 55 (20.07%) Unix
12 55 (20.07%) Windows 7
13 48 (17.52%) Migration
14 47 (17.15%) SCCM
15 46 (16.79%) Oracle
16 45 (16.42%) Data Centre
17 41 (14.96%) MS Exchange
18 37 (13.50%) ITIL
19 34 (12.41%) Web Services
19 34 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (12.41%) XenApp
20 32 (11.68%) SQL
21 31 (11.31%) Disclosure Scotland
22 30 (10.95%) C#
23 29 (10.58%) MS Excel
24 28 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
25 27 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
26 26 (9.49%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 41 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.03%) IIS
3 17 (6.20%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.47%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.38%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.92%) Apache
7 8 (2.92%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.19%) CICS
9 5 (1.82%) Confluence
10 4 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.46%) JBoss
10 4 (1.46%) NServiceBus
11 3 (1.09%) CMS
11 3 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.73%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 26 (9.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.36%) InDesign
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.55%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.19%) PaaS
3 3 (1.09%) Office 365
4 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.73%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.39%) DNS
2 22 (8.03%) LDAP
3 18 (6.57%) DHCP
4 14 (5.11%) Internet
5 13 (4.74%) NetScaler
5 13 (4.74%) SSL
6 12 (4.38%) SAN
7 8 (2.92%) Firewall
7 8 (2.92%) Network Security
7 8 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.55%) LAN
8 7 (2.55%) VPN
8 7 (2.55%) WAN
9 5 (1.82%) Skype
10 4 (1.46%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.09%) FTP
12 2 (0.73%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.73%) Broadband
12 2 (0.73%) HTTP
12 2 (0.73%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.26%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.74%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.92%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.19%) Informix
5 6 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.46%) DB2
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.09%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.73%) MySQL
8 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.55%) Maven
2 7 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.55%) Subversion
3 6 (2.19%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.82%) JIRA
5 4 (1.46%) Fiddler
5 4 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.46%) Hudson
6 3 (1.09%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.09%) JUnit
6 3 (1.09%) Mockito
6 3 (1.09%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.09%) NetBeans
6 3 (1.09%) NUnit
6 3 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.09%) Selenium
7 2 (0.73%) MSI
General
1 98 (35.77%) Finance
2 59 (21.53%) Banking
3 10 (3.65%) Law
4 8 (2.92%) Legal
5 6 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.09%) Retail
6 3 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) German Language
7 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (8.76%) Administrator
2 23 (8.39%) Windows Engineer
3 18 (6.57%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.20%) Analyst
4 17 (6.20%) Architect
4 17 (6.20%) Server Engineer
5 16 (5.84%) Consultant
5 16 (5.84%) IT Support
6 15 (5.47%) Developer
6 15 (5.47%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.74%) Windows Server Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.38%) Active Directory Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.01%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.41%) Web Services
2 19 (6.93%) .NET
3 10 (3.65%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.65%) CSS
3 10 (3.65%) HTML
4 8 (2.92%) Middleware
4 8 (2.92%) REST
4 8 (2.92%) XML
5 7 (2.55%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.55%) Java EE
6 6 (2.19%) HTML5
6 6 (2.19%) OAuth
7 5 (1.82%) jQuery
7 5 (1.82%) JSP
7 5 (1.82%) Servlets
7 5 (1.82%) SOAP
8 4 (1.46%) COM+
8 4 (1.46%) MSMQ
8 4 (1.46%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (1.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.42%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.12%) Clustering
3 16 (5.84%) Mainframe
4 15 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.01%) PKI
6 10 (3.65%) Blackberry
7 9 (3.28%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.92%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.19%) Hedge funds
9 6 (2.19%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.82%) User Experience
11 4 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.09%) CMDB
12 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
12 3 (1.09%) iPad
12 3 (1.09%) iSeries
12 3 (1.09%) Replication
12 3 (1.09%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 108 (39.42%) Windows Server
2 79 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (26.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (24.82%) Linux
5 55 (20.07%) Unix
5 55 (20.07%) Windows 7
6 27 (9.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (8.76%) Solaris
9 19 (6.93%) AIX
10 18 (6.57%) Windows 10
11 14 (5.11%) HPUX
12 8 (2.92%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.55%) zOS
14 6 (2.19%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.09%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.73%) OpenVMS
17 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.52%) Migration
2 37 (13.50%) ITIL
3 28 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (8.03%) Project Management
5 21 (7.66%) Change Management
5 21 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (7.30%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (4.01%) DevOps
7 11 (4.01%) Release Management
8 10 (3.65%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.65%) Risk Management
8 10 (3.65%) Time Management
9 9 (3.28%) Application Packaging
9 9 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (2.92%) Security Patching
10 8 (2.92%) SIEM
11 7 (2.55%) Identity Management
11 7 (2.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.64%) PowerShell
2 32 (11.68%) SQL
3 30 (10.95%) C#
4 26 (9.49%) Java
5 20 (7.30%) VBScript
6 13 (4.74%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.65%) Ruby
9 9 (3.28%) Perl
9 9 (3.28%) VBA
10 8 (2.92%) Python
11 6 (2.19%) VB
12 5 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.46%) VB6
14 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.73%) C
15 2 (0.73%) C++
16 1 (0.36%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.36%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (3.65%) CISSP
2 8 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (2.19%) CISMP
3 6 (2.19%) MCP
3 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.46%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.46%) PMP
5 3 (1.09%) APMP
5 3 (1.09%) HNC
5 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.73%) CISA
6 2 (0.73%) CISM
6 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.36%) CCNP
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.74%) QA
3 6 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.09%) SLA
6 2 (0.73%) COBIT
6 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (33.94%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (12.41%) XenApp
3 19 (6.93%) XenDesktop
4 13 (4.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (4.74%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.92%) SRDF
5 8 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.19%) Veritas File System
6 6 (2.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (1.82%) Docker
8 4 (1.46%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.09%) RACF
9 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.73%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.73%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.73%) vSphere
11 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 47 (17.15%) SCCM
2 25 (9.12%) SCOM
3 14 (5.11%) WSUS
4 11 (4.01%) Ansible
4 11 (4.01%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (3.65%) Puppet
6 9 (3.28%) NetBackup
7 8 (2.92%) vRealize
8 6 (2.19%) Nagios
8 6 (2.19%) QRadar
8 6 (2.19%) TADDM
9 5 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.46%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.09%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.73%) logstash
12 2 (0.73%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 103 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 58 (21.17%) VMware
3 57 (20.80%) Citrix
4 46 (16.79%) Oracle
5 19 (6.93%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.11%) Cisco
7 13 (4.74%) HP
7 13 (4.74%) Splunk
8 12 (4.38%) Veritas
9 11 (4.01%) AppSense
9 11 (4.01%) Symantec
10 6 (2.19%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.82%) EMC
11 5 (1.82%) Sun
12 4 (1.46%) Apple
12 4 (1.46%) CA
12 4 (1.46%) IBM
13 3 (1.09%) SAP
13 3 (1.09%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.73%) Sybase
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