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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 10 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 94 117 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.55% 8.39% 7.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.63% 48.55% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 41
Median daily rate £391 £295 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.62% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £131 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% +22.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
135 241 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.58% 17.29% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 102 87
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £256 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% +22.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 76 (43.93%) Active Directory
2 72 (41.62%) Microsoft
3 53 (30.64%) Windows 7
4 46 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (24.28%) Finance
6 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (21.39%) Windows Server
8 35 (20.23%) Linux
9 34 (19.65%) SQL
10 33 (19.08%) VMware
11 32 (18.50%) DNS
12 30 (17.34%) Citrix
13 29 (16.76%) DHCP
13 29 (16.76%) Unix
14 27 (15.61%) MS Exchange
14 27 (15.61%) SCCM
14 27 (15.61%) PowerShell
15 26 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (15.03%) Windows 10
16 25 (14.45%) XenApp
17 23 (13.29%) MS Office
18 22 (12.72%) Firewall
18 22 (12.72%) XenDesktop
19 20 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
20 19 (10.98%) VMware ESX
20 19 (10.98%) Banking
20 19 (10.98%) ITIL
20 19 (10.98%) SQL Server
20 19 (10.98%) Data Centre
21 18 (10.40%) MS Excel

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 27 (15.61%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.31%) IIS
4 4 (2.31%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.16%) Apache
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Confluence
7 1 (0.58%) Liferay
7 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (13.29%) MS Office
2 18 (10.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.05%) Office 365
4 5 (2.89%) IaaS
5 3 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.73%) PaaS
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.50%) DNS
2 29 (16.76%) DHCP
3 22 (12.72%) Firewall
4 14 (8.09%) Internet
5 12 (6.94%) LAN
5 12 (6.94%) WAN
6 11 (6.36%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.62%) VPN
8 6 (3.47%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.89%) FTP
9 5 (2.89%) SAN
9 5 (2.89%) VLAN
10 4 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.31%) LDAP
11 3 (1.73%) BGP
11 3 (1.73%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.73%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.73%) Network Security
11 3 (1.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.36%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.20%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.73%) Big Data
5 3 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.58%) DB2
7 1 (0.58%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.58%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.89%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (2.89%) SpecFlow
2 4 (2.31%) Maven
3 3 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.73%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.16%) Hudson
4 2 (1.16%) JIRA
4 2 (1.16%) MSI
4 2 (1.16%) NuGet
4 2 (1.16%) Subversion
4 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.16%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.58%) Ant
5 1 (0.58%) git-flow
5 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.58%) JMeter
5 1 (0.58%) JUnit
5 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 42 (24.28%) Finance
2 19 (10.98%) Banking
3 7 (4.05%) Law
4 3 (1.73%) Retail
4 3 (1.73%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (21.97%) Analyst
2 13 (7.51%) Consultant
2 13 (7.51%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (6.94%) Developer
4 11 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (6.36%) Architect
5 9 (5.20%) Administrator
5 9 (5.20%) IT Analyst
5 9 (5.20%) Support Engineer
6 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (4.62%) IT Support
7 7 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.05%) Analyst Developer
7 7 (4.05%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.05%) Security Analyst
7 7 (4.05%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.36%) .NET
2 10 (5.78%) Web Services
3 8 (4.62%) XML
4 7 (4.05%) WSDL
4 7 (4.05%) XML Messaging
5 5 (2.89%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.89%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.89%) WinForms
6 4 (2.31%) ISPF
6 4 (2.31%) Middleware
7 2 (1.16%) RESTful
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.58%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.58%) Java EE
8 1 (0.58%) JPA
8 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.58%) SOAP
8 1 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.98%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.05%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.05%) iSeries
5 6 (3.47%) Clustering
5 6 (3.47%) Tandem
6 5 (2.89%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.89%) PKI
6 5 (2.89%) Replication
6 5 (2.89%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.73%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.73%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.73%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.16%) iPad
9 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (30.64%) Windows 7
2 46 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (21.39%) Windows Server
5 35 (20.23%) Linux
6 29 (16.76%) Unix
7 26 (15.03%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.78%) zOS
9 4 (2.31%) AIX
9 4 (2.31%) Solaris
9 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.73%) Android
10 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.16%) OpenVMS
11 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.16%) VMS
12 1 (0.58%) HPUX
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.98%) ITIL
2 15 (8.67%) Migration
3 13 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (6.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (6.36%) SIEM
5 10 (5.78%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.05%) OO
7 6 (3.47%) Change Control
7 6 (3.47%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (3.47%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.47%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (3.47%) Project Management
7 6 (3.47%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.89%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (2.89%) Integration Testing
8 5 (2.89%) Secure Coding
8 5 (2.89%) Server Building
8 5 (2.89%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.65%) SQL
2 27 (15.61%) PowerShell
3 14 (8.09%) Java
4 9 (5.20%) C#
5 7 (4.05%) Perl
6 6 (3.47%) VBA
7 5 (2.89%) Python
7 5 (2.89%) VB
8 4 (2.31%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.31%) JCL
8 4 (2.31%) VBScript
9 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (5.78%) Degree
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.31%) CISM
3 4 (2.31%) CISSP
3 4 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) CCNP
4 3 (1.73%) CEH
4 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.73%) GIAC
4 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.73%) MCP
5 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.31%) QA
2 4 (2.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) COBIT
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (43.93%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.45%) XenApp
4 22 (12.72%) XenDesktop
5 20 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (10.98%) VMware ESX
7 15 (8.67%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.31%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (2.31%) vSphere
10 3 (1.73%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.16%) NFS
11 2 (1.16%) RACF
11 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.58%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (15.61%) SCCM
2 12 (6.94%) SCOM
3 5 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.89%) Puppet
4 4 (2.31%) Ansible
4 4 (2.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (2.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.73%) QRadar
6 2 (1.16%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.16%) vRealize
7 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.58%) Simpana
7 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (41.62%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.08%) VMware
3 30 (17.34%) Citrix
4 18 (10.40%) Cisco
5 14 (8.09%) Oracle
6 10 (5.78%) Symantec
7 8 (4.62%) Dell
8 7 (4.05%) Fortinet
9 6 (3.47%) CA
9 6 (3.47%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.47%) Cyber-Ark
9 6 (3.47%) IBM
9 6 (3.47%) Qualys
10 5 (2.89%) AlgoSec
10 5 (2.89%) ScanSafe
11 4 (2.31%) HP
11 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.31%) Splunk
12 3 (1.73%) EMC
12 3 (1.73%) Juniper
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