The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 130 64 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.16% 6.21% 7.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.78% 38.55% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 17 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £136 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £480 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
225 166 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.59% 16.12% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 52 42
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
Scotland

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 30 July 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 30 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 89 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 87 (30.63%) Windows 7
3 78 (27.46%) Finance
4 68 (23.94%) Linux
5 67 (23.59%) Active Directory
6 62 (21.83%) UNIX
7 61 (21.48%) VMware
8 58 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (18.31%) MS Office
10 45 (15.85%) Citrix
11 43 (15.14%) Banking
12 42 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (13.38%) SAN
14 37 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 34 (11.97%) SQL
16 29 (10.21%) ITIL
16 29 (10.21%) SCCM
17 28 (9.86%) Windows XP
18 27 (9.51%) C#
19 26 (9.15%) Microsoft App-V
19 26 (9.15%) AIX
20 25 (8.80%) EMC
20 25 (8.80%) VMware ESXi
21 24 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
22 23 (8.10%) IBM
22 23 (8.10%) Migration
23 22 (7.75%) Project Management
23 22 (7.75%) MS Exchange
24 21 (7.39%) MS Excel
24 21 (7.39%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.93%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.17%) CICS
4 9 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.82%) IIS
6 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.76%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.41%) Lync
9 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.06%) Apache
10 2 (0.70%) Moodle
10 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.35%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 52 (18.31%) MS Office
2 21 (7.39%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) assyst
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.41%) Heroku
2 4 (1.41%) PaaS
2 4 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.38%) SAN
2 21 (7.39%) DNS
3 20 (7.04%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.28%) HTTP
5 14 (4.93%) SSL
5 14 (4.93%) Internet
6 13 (4.58%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (3.87%) Firewall
8 9 (3.17%) DHCP
8 9 (3.17%) NAS
9 8 (2.82%) LAN
9 8 (2.82%) VPN
10 7 (2.46%) WAN
10 7 (2.46%) VoIP
11 5 (1.76%) Network Security
12 3 (1.06%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.06%) Wireless
12 3 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.70%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.17%) DB2
3 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.35%) MS Access
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.99%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.46%) MSI
3 5 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.41%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.41%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.06%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (1.06%) Subversion
6 2 (0.70%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.35%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.35%) Ant
7 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.35%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.35%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.35%) WiX
7 1 (0.35%) CMake
7 1 (0.35%) GoogleTest
General
1 78 (27.46%) Finance
2 43 (15.14%) Banking
3 13 (4.58%) Publishing
4 12 (4.23%) Retail
5 5 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.41%) Marketing
7 3 (1.06%) Advertising
8 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (11.27%) Analyst
2 30 (10.56%) Administrator
3 27 (9.51%) Developer
4 20 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (6.69%) Architect
6 17 (5.99%) Desktop Support
6 17 (5.99%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.28%) Support Analyst
7 15 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (4.23%) Software Engineer
8 12 (4.23%) Consultant
8 12 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (3.87%) Applications Packager
9 11 (3.87%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.17%) Programmer
11 9 (3.17%) Designer
12 8 (2.82%) VMware Specialist
12 8 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.99%) .NET
2 11 (3.87%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.82%) Middleware
4 7 (2.46%) EDI
5 5 (1.76%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.76%) Web Services
5 5 (1.76%) XML
5 5 (1.76%) REST
6 4 (1.41%) jQuery
6 4 (1.41%) SOAP
6 4 (1.41%) HTML
7 3 (1.06%) CSS
7 3 (1.06%) WinForms
7 3 (1.06%) HTML5
7 3 (1.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.06%) WCF
7 3 (1.06%) WPF
8 2 (0.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.28%) Replication
2 14 (4.93%) Blackberry
3 11 (3.87%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.17%) CLARiiON
4 9 (3.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.76%) Clustering
6 5 (1.76%) FMCG
7 4 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.06%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.70%) Tandem
9 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.35%) EPoS
10 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.35%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.35%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 87 (30.63%) Windows 7
2 68 (23.94%) Linux
3 62 (21.83%) UNIX
4 58 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (9.86%) Windows XP
7 26 (9.15%) AIX
8 20 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.23%) zOS
11 10 (3.52%) SUSE
12 9 (3.17%) Windows 2000
12 9 (3.17%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.46%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.11%) Android
15 4 (1.41%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (1.06%) OS/390
16 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.21%) ITIL
2 24 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (8.10%) Migration
4 22 (7.75%) Project Management
5 13 (4.58%) Software Engineering
6 11 (3.87%) Software Deployment
7 10 (3.52%) Waterfall
7 10 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (3.17%) Unit Testing
9 8 (2.82%) Test Scripting
9 8 (2.82%) Business Transformation
10 7 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (2.46%) Software Testing
10 7 (2.46%) Automated Testing
11 6 (2.11%) Release Management
11 6 (2.11%) Business Continuity
11 6 (2.11%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.97%) SQL
2 27 (9.51%) C#
3 17 (5.99%) C++
4 16 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 16 (5.63%) Java
5 9 (3.17%) Perl
6 8 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.11%) VBScript
7 6 (2.11%) VB
8 4 (1.41%) Korn
8 4 (1.41%) C-shell
9 3 (1.06%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.06%) C
10 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.70%) VBA
10 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.35%) JCL
11 1 (0.35%) PHP
11 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.28%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.87%) Degree
4 10 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.41%) MCSE
7 3 (1.06%) CCNP
7 3 (1.06%) MCP
7 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.70%) MCTS
8 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.70%) PMP
8 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.70%) CCNA
8 2 (0.70%) ISEB
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.58%) SLA
2 4 (1.41%) COBIT
2 4 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (23.59%) Active Directory
2 42 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (8.80%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (7.04%) Hyper-V
6 17 (5.99%) vSphere
7 9 (3.17%) SRDF
8 6 (2.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 5 (1.76%) XenApp
10 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.70%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.35%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (10.21%) SCCM
2 15 (5.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (3.52%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.46%) SCOM
5 5 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.41%) WSUS
6 4 (1.41%) nmon
7 3 (1.06%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.70%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.70%) Puppet
8 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.70%) OpenView
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.35%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.35%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.35%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 89 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 61 (21.48%) VMware
3 45 (15.85%) Citrix
4 25 (8.80%) EMC
5 23 (8.10%) IBM
6 19 (6.69%) Oracle
7 18 (6.34%) HP
8 16 (5.63%) Red Hat
9 12 (4.23%) Cisco
10 9 (3.17%) Dell
10 9 (3.17%) Symantec
10 9 (3.17%) Altiris
11 7 (2.46%) NetApp
12 6 (2.11%) Lotus
13 5 (1.76%) Apple
13 5 (1.76%) CA
13 5 (1.76%) CommVault
14 4 (1.41%) Dell KACE
15 3 (1.06%) AppSense
15 3 (1.06%) SolarWinds
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