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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 125 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.82% 10.93% 16.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.00% 54.35% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 61 51
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £112 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -9.37%
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
225 230 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.29% 20.10% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 115 65
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 72 (34.78%) Finance
2 59 (28.50%) Active Directory
3 56 (27.05%) Windows 7
4 49 (23.67%) Microsoft
5 46 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (17.87%) MS Office
6 37 (17.87%) VMware
7 36 (17.39%) Banking
8 35 (16.91%) Migration
9 33 (15.94%) Linux
10 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (13.04%) SQL Server
13 26 (12.56%) UNIX
14 24 (11.59%) .NET
15 23 (11.11%) C#
16 21 (10.14%) SQL
16 21 (10.14%) SCCM
17 19 (9.18%) Citrix
17 19 (9.18%) SAN
18 18 (8.70%) IIS
18 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
18 18 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (8.21%) PowerShell
19 17 (8.21%) DNS
19 17 (8.21%) ITIL
20 15 (7.25%) Firewall
21 14 (6.76%) MVC
21 14 (6.76%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (8.70%) IIS
2 13 (6.28%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.80%) JBoss
4 11 (5.31%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.42%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.93%) CMS
8 4 (1.93%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.97%) Lync
10 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (17.87%) MS Office
2 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) PaaS
4 1 (0.48%) IaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Heroku
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.18%) SAN
2 17 (8.21%) DNS
3 15 (7.25%) Firewall
4 13 (6.28%) NAS
5 10 (4.83%) DHCP
6 9 (4.35%) LAN
7 7 (3.38%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.42%) Network Security
8 5 (2.42%) SSL
8 5 (2.42%) VoIP
8 5 (2.42%) WAN
9 4 (1.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.93%) LDAP
9 4 (1.93%) VPN
10 3 (1.45%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.45%) HTTP
10 3 (1.45%) SSH
11 2 (0.97%) VLAN
11 2 (0.97%) Intranet
12 1 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.97%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.86%) Subversion
3 7 (3.38%) Mercurial
4 6 (2.90%) CruiseControl
4 6 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.90%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.93%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.97%) PVCS
7 2 (0.97%) Redmine
7 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.48%) JIRA
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.48%) MSI
8 1 (0.48%) Ant
8 1 (0.48%) JUnit
8 1 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 72 (34.78%) Finance
2 36 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (1.45%) Retail
4 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Military
5 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (13.04%) Developer
2 23 (11.11%) Architect
3 20 (9.66%) Analyst
4 19 (9.18%) Administrator
5 16 (7.73%) Consultant
6 15 (7.25%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.83%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (4.83%) Desktop Support
8 10 (4.83%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.86%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (3.38%) Build Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.42%) Wintel Specialist
12 5 (2.42%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.59%) .NET
2 11 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (5.31%) Middleware
2 11 (5.31%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.83%) Application Packaging
4 9 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 9 (4.35%) NHibernate
5 8 (3.86%) HTML
5 8 (3.86%) OAuth
6 7 (3.38%) CSS
7 6 (2.90%) OAuth2
7 6 (2.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (2.90%) CSS3
7 6 (2.90%) HTML5
8 5 (2.42%) REST
8 5 (2.42%) JSON
9 4 (1.93%) Ajax
10 3 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.45%) jQuery
11 2 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.83%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (3.86%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.42%) Clustering
4 5 (2.42%) Replication
4 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.93%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.93%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.45%) User Experience
6 3 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.45%) iPhone
6 3 (1.45%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.97%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.97%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.97%) iSeries
7 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 56 (27.05%) Windows 7
2 46 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (15.94%) Linux
4 28 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (12.56%) UNIX
6 14 (6.76%) Windows 8
7 12 (5.80%) Android
8 11 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.31%) Apple iOS
8 11 (5.31%) Ubuntu
9 10 (4.83%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.83%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.42%) Solaris
11 4 (1.93%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.45%) AIX
13 2 (0.97%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.91%) Migration
2 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (8.21%) ITIL
4 14 (6.76%) MVC
5 13 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.83%) Project Management
7 9 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.90%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (2.90%) Android Development
9 6 (2.90%) Performance Testing
10 5 (2.42%) Web Application Development
10 5 (2.42%) Test Scripting
10 5 (2.42%) Multithreading
10 5 (2.42%) Asset Management
10 5 (2.42%) Change Management
11 4 (1.93%) TOGAF
11 4 (1.93%) Unit Testing
11 4 (1.93%) Security Architecture
11 4 (1.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.11%) C#
2 21 (10.14%) SQL
3 17 (8.21%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.76%) Java
5 8 (3.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.38%) C++
7 4 (1.93%) VBA
8 3 (1.45%) VBScript
8 3 (1.45%) Ruby
9 2 (0.97%) Python
9 2 (0.97%) Perl
10 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (2.42%) Degree
1 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.45%) MCSE
2 3 (1.45%) MCITP
3 2 (0.97%) MCTS
3 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.48%) CCNA
4 1 (0.48%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) DICOM
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (28.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.90%) MetaFrame
5 6 (2.90%) XenApp
6 5 (2.42%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.97%) vSphere
8 2 (0.97%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.48%) UAG
9 1 (0.48%) vCloud
9 1 (0.48%) Squid
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (10.14%) SCCM
2 6 (2.90%) SCOM
3 4 (1.93%) SCSM
4 3 (1.45%) WSUS
4 3 (1.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.97%) Control-M
5 2 (0.97%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.48%) StatsD
6 1 (0.48%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.48%) Graphite
6 1 (0.48%) Puppet
6 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.48%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 49 (23.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.87%) VMware
3 19 (9.18%) Citrix
4 12 (5.80%) Oracle
4 12 (5.80%) HP
5 9 (4.35%) EMC
5 9 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.86%) Symantec
7 6 (2.90%) Altiris
7 6 (2.90%) Veritas
8 5 (2.42%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.93%) NetApp
9 4 (1.93%) IBM
9 4 (1.93%) Veeam
10 3 (1.45%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.45%) Cisco
10 3 (1.45%) Google
11 2 (0.97%) AppSense
11 2 (0.97%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.97%) Avaya
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