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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 134 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.06% 11.06% 11.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.50% 51.34% 64.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 58 40
Average daily rate
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£255 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £131 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £14.29 £16.75 £12.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% +31.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £40.75 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
240 261 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.62% 21.53% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 125 56
Average daily rate £350 £400 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £12.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +33.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 25 November 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 75 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 68 (31.48%) Finance
3 67 (31.02%) Windows 7
4 50 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (21.30%) Microsoft
6 45 (20.83%) MS Office
6 45 (20.83%) Linux
7 36 (16.67%) VMware
8 35 (16.20%) Banking
8 35 (16.20%) UNIX
9 34 (15.74%) Migration
10 29 (13.43%) SCCM
11 28 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (11.57%) Citrix
13 25 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (11.11%) C#
15 23 (10.65%) SAN
16 22 (10.19%) SQL
17 21 (9.72%) DNS
18 20 (9.26%) .NET
19 18 (8.33%) ITIL
20 17 (7.87%) SQL Server
20 17 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 16 (7.41%) C++
22 15 (6.94%) MS Excel
22 15 (6.94%) Windows XP
22 15 (6.94%) MS Exchange
22 15 (6.94%) Blackberry

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 15 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.02%) IIS
3 12 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (4.63%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.17%) JBoss
6 8 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.70%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.78%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.31%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.31%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.85%) Lync
11 3 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.93%) Apache
12 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (20.83%) MS Office
2 15 (6.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.46%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.93%) Heroku
2 2 (0.93%) PaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.65%) SAN
2 21 (9.72%) DNS
3 14 (6.48%) DHCP
4 12 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.63%) NAS
6 9 (4.17%) LAN
7 8 (3.70%) Firewall
8 6 (2.78%) VoIP
9 5 (2.31%) Network Security
9 5 (2.31%) WAN
10 4 (1.85%) HTTP
10 4 (1.85%) VPN
11 3 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (1.39%) SSH
11 3 (1.39%) LDAP
11 3 (1.39%) Intranet
11 3 (1.39%) SSL
12 1 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.31%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.93%) MySQL
5 2 (0.93%) DB2
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.46%) MS Access
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 14 (6.48%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.24%) Subversion
3 6 (2.78%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.39%) MSI
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.46%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.46%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.46%) Clang
7 1 (0.46%) CMake
7 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.46%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.46%) JMeter
7 1 (0.46%) Maven
7 1 (0.46%) NUnit
7 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.46%) Ant
General
1 68 (31.48%) Finance
2 35 (16.20%) Banking
3 5 (2.31%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Publishing
5 1 (0.46%) Electronics
5 1 (0.46%) Military
5 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (13.89%) Analyst
2 24 (11.11%) Developer
3 19 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (6.94%) Consultant
4 15 (6.94%) Administrator
5 14 (6.48%) Architect
6 13 (6.02%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.63%) Programmer
8 10 (4.63%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.63%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (3.70%) Wintel Consultant
10 7 (3.24%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.24%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.24%) C++ Developer
10 7 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.24%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.26%) .NET
2 13 (6.02%) Middleware
3 10 (4.63%) Application Packaging
4 7 (3.24%) REST
5 6 (2.78%) JSON
6 5 (2.31%) HTML
6 5 (2.31%) CSS
7 4 (1.85%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.85%) NHibernate
8 3 (1.39%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.39%) WCF
8 3 (1.39%) HTML5
8 3 (1.39%) CSS3
8 3 (1.39%) SOAP
8 3 (1.39%) Web Services
9 2 (0.93%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.93%) Ajax
9 2 (0.93%) WinForms
9 2 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.94%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.78%) Replication
3 6 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.31%) Clustering
5 4 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.39%) iPhone
6 3 (1.39%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.39%) User Experience
6 3 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.93%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.93%) Open Source
7 2 (0.93%) FMCG
7 2 (0.93%) iSeries
7 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (31.02%) Windows 7
2 50 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (20.83%) Linux
4 35 (16.20%) UNIX
5 27 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (6.94%) Windows XP
9 14 (6.48%) Android
9 14 (6.48%) Apple iOS
9 14 (6.48%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.17%) Ubuntu
10 9 (4.17%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.31%) Solaris
12 4 (1.85%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.39%) AIX
13 3 (1.39%) OS/390
13 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.93%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.74%) Migration
2 28 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (8.33%) ITIL
4 12 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 10 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 8 (3.70%) Project Management
7 8 (3.70%) Web Application Development
8 7 (3.24%) Android Development
8 7 (3.24%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (3.24%) Multithreading
8 7 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.24%) MVC
8 7 (3.24%) Software Testing
8 7 (3.24%) Software Engineering
9 6 (2.78%) Automated Testing
10 5 (2.31%) Waterfall
10 5 (2.31%) Change Control
10 5 (2.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.11%) C#
2 22 (10.19%) SQL
3 16 (7.41%) C++
4 13 (6.02%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.02%) Java
5 8 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.31%) VBScript
7 4 (1.85%) Perl
8 3 (1.39%) VB
8 3 (1.39%) VBA
8 3 (1.39%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby
9 1 (0.46%) Python
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (3.70%) Degree
2 4 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.39%) MCITP
3 3 (1.39%) MCSE
3 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.39%) CCNA
4 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.93%) MCDST
4 2 (0.93%) MCTS
5 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.09%) SLA
2 5 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) DICOM
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.31%) XenApp
6 4 (1.85%) MetaFrame
6 4 (1.85%) vSphere
6 4 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.39%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.46%) Squid
9 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.46%) SRDF
9 1 (0.46%) UAG
9 1 (0.46%) vCloud
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (13.43%) SCCM
2 8 (3.70%) SCOM
3 5 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.85%) SCSM
4 4 (1.85%) WSUS
5 3 (1.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.46%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.46%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.46%) Puppet
7 1 (0.46%) StatsD
7 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.46%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.46%) Control-M
Vendors
1 46 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.67%) VMware
3 25 (11.57%) Citrix
4 12 (5.56%) EMC
4 12 (5.56%) Oracle
5 11 (5.09%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.09%) Symantec
6 10 (4.63%) HP
7 8 (3.70%) NetApp
8 7 (3.24%) Altiris
8 7 (3.24%) Cisco
9 6 (2.78%) Veritas
10 5 (2.31%) LANDesk
10 5 (2.31%) Google
10 5 (2.31%) Lotus
10 5 (2.31%) Apple
10 5 (2.31%) IBM
10 5 (2.31%) Dell
11 3 (1.39%) Veeam
11 3 (1.39%) TIBCO
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