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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 24 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 107 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.20% 9.08% 8.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.20% 62.94% 46.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £245 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -42.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £110 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
233 170 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.60% 14.42% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 91 59
Average daily rate £375 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £110 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 81 (36.65%) Active Directory
2 80 (36.20%) Microsoft
3 56 (25.34%) Windows 7
4 54 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (23.53%) VMware
6 44 (19.91%) ITIL
7 43 (19.46%) Linux
8 37 (16.74%) MS Office
9 36 (16.29%) Finance
10 35 (15.84%) Migration
11 32 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (14.48%) MS Exchange
11 32 (14.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (13.57%) Data Centre
14 29 (13.12%) UNIX
14 29 (13.12%) SQL Server
15 27 (12.22%) SCCM
16 24 (10.86%) .NET
16 24 (10.86%) Cisco
16 24 (10.86%) vSphere
17 23 (10.41%) DNS
17 23 (10.41%) SharePoint
17 23 (10.41%) Banking
18 21 (9.50%) MS Excel
18 21 (9.50%) AIX
18 21 (9.50%) HP
19 20 (9.05%) Citrix
19 20 (9.05%) SAN
19 20 (9.05%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 32 (14.48%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.41%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.43%) Lync
3 12 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.07%) IIS
5 8 (3.62%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.81%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (1.81%) CICS
7 4 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.81%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.36%) JBoss
8 3 (1.36%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.90%) Apache
10 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (16.74%) MS Office
2 21 (9.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.45%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.26%) assyst
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.81%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Heroku
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.41%) DNS
2 20 (9.05%) SAN
3 18 (8.14%) LAN
4 17 (7.69%) VPN
5 16 (7.24%) DHCP
6 15 (6.79%) WAN
7 11 (4.98%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.62%) Firewall
8 8 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (3.17%) Network Security
10 5 (2.26%) 802.11
10 5 (2.26%) LDAP
11 4 (1.81%) VoIP
11 4 (1.81%) Internet
12 3 (1.36%) SSL
12 3 (1.36%) WLAN
12 3 (1.36%) Broadband
12 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.81%) DB2
4 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.81%) Introscope
4 1 (0.45%) JMeter
4 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.45%) Subversion
4 1 (0.45%) HttpUnit
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.45%) MSI
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.45%) PhpStorm
4 1 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 36 (16.29%) Finance
2 23 (10.41%) Banking
3 4 (1.81%) Retail
4 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.36%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (19.00%) Analyst
2 39 (17.65%) Administrator
3 19 (8.60%) Support Analyst
4 18 (8.14%) Architect
5 17 (7.69%) Consultant
6 15 (6.79%) Developer
7 13 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.98%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.52%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.07%) Server Administrator
11 8 (3.62%) IT Support
11 8 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.17%) Server Engineer
13 6 (2.71%) IT Support Analyst
13 6 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.71%) Release Manager
13 6 (2.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 6 (2.71%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.86%) .NET
2 15 (6.79%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.43%) CSS
3 12 (5.43%) HTML
3 12 (5.43%) Application Packaging
4 10 (4.52%) Middleware
5 9 (4.07%) Web Services
5 9 (4.07%) XML
6 7 (3.17%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.71%) Ajax
8 5 (2.26%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.81%) WCF
9 4 (1.81%) HTML5
10 3 (1.36%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.36%) WPF
10 3 (1.36%) jQuery
10 3 (1.36%) SOAP
10 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.52%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.71%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.71%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.81%) Handset
5 4 (1.81%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.81%) LPAR
6 3 (1.36%) iPhone
6 3 (1.36%) iSeries
6 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.36%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.36%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.90%) Replication
7 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) AS400
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.34%) Windows 7
2 54 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (19.46%) Linux
4 32 (14.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (13.12%) UNIX
7 21 (9.50%) AIX
8 15 (6.79%) Windows XP
9 13 (5.88%) Solaris
10 10 (4.52%) zOS
11 8 (3.62%) Android
11 8 (3.62%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.26%) HPUX
14 4 (1.81%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.90%) Windows CE
17 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.91%) ITIL
2 35 (15.84%) Migration
3 14 (6.33%) Change Management
4 13 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (4.52%) MVC
5 10 (4.52%) Project Management
5 10 (4.52%) Release Management
6 9 (4.07%) Test Scripting
6 9 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.62%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.17%) Service Management
9 6 (2.71%) Software Engineering
9 6 (2.71%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.26%) Project Planning
10 5 (2.26%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.26%) Open Source
11 4 (1.81%) Data Migration
11 4 (1.81%) Integration Testing
11 4 (1.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.05%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.69%) SQL
3 12 (5.43%) C#
4 7 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.17%) VB
5 5 (2.26%) Java
6 4 (1.81%) VBScript
6 4 (1.81%) Jython
6 4 (1.81%) XPath
7 3 (1.36%) C++
8 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.90%) PHP
8 2 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) VC++
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.45%) XQuery
9 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.07%) Degree
3 8 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.26%) HND
5 4 (1.81%) MCP
6 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.36%) MCSE
6 3 (1.36%) CCNP
6 3 (1.36%) CCNA
6 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.90%) CISA
7 2 (0.90%) QiCA
7 2 (0.90%) MCTS
7 2 (0.90%) ISEB
8 1 (0.45%) CCA
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCSA
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.52%) SLA
2 8 (3.62%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) DICOM
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) BS7799
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (36.65%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.86%) vSphere
4 10 (4.52%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.07%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.17%) XenApp
7 6 (2.71%) vCloud
8 5 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.81%) SRDF
9 4 (1.81%) Xen
10 3 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.36%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.36%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.36%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.90%) Firmware
12 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (12.22%) SCCM
2 8 (3.62%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.26%) SCOM
4 5 (2.26%) WSUS
5 4 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.81%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.90%) SCSM
6 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.45%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.45%) StatsD
7 1 (0.45%) Graphite
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 80 (36.20%) Microsoft
2 52 (23.53%) VMware
3 24 (10.86%) Cisco
4 21 (9.50%) HP
5 20 (9.05%) Citrix
6 19 (8.60%) Oracle
7 9 (4.07%) EMC
8 8 (3.62%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.26%) CA
9 5 (2.26%) Lotus
10 4 (1.81%) CommVault
10 4 (1.81%) Veritas
10 4 (1.81%) Dell
10 4 (1.81%) Veeam
11 3 (1.36%) Symantec
11 3 (1.36%) Telerik
11 3 (1.36%) Dell Compellent
12 2 (0.90%) Apple
12 2 (0.90%) Sybase
12 2 (0.90%) IBM
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