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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 114 150 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.84% 12.19% 13.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.51% 66.96% 60.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 70 32
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£310 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £540 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £19.28 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.01% +24.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £13.25 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £21.75 £28.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +2.33%
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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
235 224 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.16% 18.20% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 105 53
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £198 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £307
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £19.06 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.35% +22.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.75 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 60 (26.79%) Finance
2 58 (25.89%) Microsoft
3 56 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 47 (20.98%) Active Directory
5 40 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (16.96%) VMware
7 34 (15.18%) Migration
8 31 (13.84%) MS Office
8 31 (13.84%) Linux
9 30 (13.39%) UNIX
9 30 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (12.05%) Banking
11 26 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (11.16%) SQL
13 24 (10.71%) ITIL
13 24 (10.71%) SAN
14 22 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (9.38%) SQL Server
16 19 (8.48%) Firewall
16 19 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (8.04%) IIS
17 18 (8.04%) MS Excel
17 18 (8.04%) MS Exchange
17 18 (8.04%) SCCM
18 17 (7.59%) PowerShell
18 17 (7.59%) .NET
18 17 (7.59%) HP
19 16 (7.14%) DNS
19 16 (7.14%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 (8.04%) IIS
1 18 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.36%) JBoss
3 9 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.02%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.13%) Lync
6 6 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.79%) CMS
8 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.89%) SAS
9 2 (0.89%) Apache
9 2 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (13.84%) MS Office
2 18 (8.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.89%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Heroku
4 1 (0.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.71%) SAN
2 19 (8.48%) Firewall
3 16 (7.14%) DNS
4 15 (6.70%) LAN
5 13 (5.80%) NAS
6 11 (4.91%) WAN
7 9 (4.02%) DHCP
8 7 (3.13%) VoIP
8 7 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.68%) SSL
9 6 (2.68%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.68%) VPN
10 5 (2.23%) 802.11
10 5 (2.23%) LDAP
10 5 (2.23%) Network Security
11 4 (1.79%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.79%) HTTP
12 3 (1.34%) Internet
13 2 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) DB2
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.45%) MS Access
5 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.46%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.13%) Subversion
3 6 (2.68%) Mercurial
3 6 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.68%) MSBuild
3 6 (2.68%) CruiseControl
4 4 (1.79%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.89%) Redmine
6 2 (0.89%) PVCS
7 1 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.45%) Ant
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.45%) JMeter
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) NUnit
7 1 (0.45%) JIRA
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 60 (26.79%) Finance
2 27 (12.05%) Banking
3 3 (1.34%) Retail
4 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (14.29%) Analyst
2 21 (9.38%) Architect
2 21 (9.38%) Project Manager
2 21 (9.38%) Developer
3 19 (8.48%) Consultant
4 17 (7.59%) Administrator
5 16 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 11 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (4.91%) Service Analyst
6 11 (4.91%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 10 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.02%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 7 (3.13%) Release Manager
9 7 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (3.13%) IT Support
10 6 (2.68%) Designer
10 6 (2.68%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.59%) .NET
2 12 (5.36%) Middleware
3 10 (4.46%) .NET Framework
4 9 (4.02%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (3.57%) OAuth
5 8 (3.57%) Application Packaging
6 7 (3.13%) NHibernate
7 6 (2.68%) REST
7 6 (2.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (2.68%) OAuth2
7 6 (2.68%) HTML
8 5 (2.23%) CSS
9 4 (1.79%) JSON
9 4 (1.79%) CSS3
9 4 (1.79%) HTML5
9 4 (1.79%) SOAP
9 4 (1.79%) Web Services
10 3 (1.34%) Ajax
11 2 (0.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.46%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (3.13%) Replication
3 5 (2.23%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.23%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.34%) Clustering
5 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.34%) User Experience
6 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.89%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.89%) PDA
6 2 (0.89%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.45%) W3C
7 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 40 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 40 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (13.84%) Linux
4 30 (13.39%) UNIX
4 30 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 13 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 11 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.46%) Ubuntu
9 8 (3.57%) Android
9 8 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.13%) Solaris
11 6 (2.68%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.79%) AIX
14 2 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.89%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.89%) HPUX
14 2 (0.89%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.18%) Migration
2 26 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.71%) ITIL
4 19 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (5.80%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.36%) Project Management
7 10 (4.46%) MVC
8 9 (4.02%) Change Management
9 8 (3.57%) Release Management
9 8 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (3.57%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.13%) Software Engineering
11 6 (2.68%) Performance Testing
12 5 (2.23%) Service Management
12 5 (2.23%) Android Development
13 4 (1.79%) Security Architecture
13 4 (1.79%) Multithreading
13 4 (1.79%) SABSA
13 4 (1.79%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.16%) SQL
2 17 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 16 (7.14%) Java
4 15 (6.70%) C#
5 6 (2.68%) C++
6 4 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.79%) C
7 3 (1.34%) VBA
7 3 (1.34%) Ruby
8 2 (0.89%) Python
8 2 (0.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.45%) VBScript
9 1 (0.45%) VC++
9 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (2.23%) Degree
3 3 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) MCP
4 2 (0.89%) ISEB
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) HND
5 1 (0.45%) MCSA
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.68%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) DICOM
System Software
1 47 (20.98%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.68%) vSphere
5 5 (2.23%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.23%) XenApp
6 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.34%) MetaFrame
7 3 (1.34%) Firmware
7 3 (1.34%) Xen
8 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.89%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.45%) UAG
9 1 (0.45%) Squid
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.45%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (8.04%) SCCM
2 4 (1.79%) SCOM
2 4 (1.79%) WSUS
2 4 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.89%) CA Endevor
3 2 (0.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (0.89%) SCSM
3 2 (0.89%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.89%) Control-M
4 1 (0.45%) Nagios
4 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.45%) StatsD
4 1 (0.45%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 58 (25.89%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.96%) VMware
3 17 (7.59%) HP
4 15 (6.70%) Oracle
5 13 (5.80%) Citrix
6 10 (4.46%) EMC
7 9 (4.02%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.57%) Cisco
9 5 (2.23%) Veritas
10 4 (1.79%) Veeam
10 4 (1.79%) NetApp
11 3 (1.34%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.34%) Symantec
11 3 (1.34%) Lotus
11 3 (1.34%) IBM
11 3 (1.34%) Google
12 2 (0.89%) Fortinet
12 2 (0.89%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.89%) Informatica
12 2 (0.89%) CheckPoint
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