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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 147 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.85% 12.37% 10.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.29% 56.54% 63.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 37
Average daily rate
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£271 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.17% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £198 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £452 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Average hourly rate £14.29 £16.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% +34.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.90 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £17.65 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
210 260 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.48% 21.89% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 107 49
Average daily rate £350 £425 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +36.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
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 31 October 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 31 October 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 73 (32.88%) Active Directory
2 70 (31.53%) Windows 7
3 66 (29.73%) Finance
4 57 (25.68%) Microsoft
5 50 (22.52%) Linux
6 48 (21.62%) MS Office
7 47 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (16.22%) VMware
8 36 (16.22%) Banking
9 33 (14.86%) Migration
9 33 (14.86%) Citrix
10 32 (14.41%) UNIX
10 32 (14.41%) SCCM
11 31 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (11.71%) C#
13 25 (11.26%) SAN
14 23 (10.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (10.36%) ITIL
14 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (9.91%) Windows XP
15 22 (9.91%) DNS
16 19 (8.56%) .NET
17 18 (8.11%) SQL Server
17 18 (8.11%) C++
17 18 (8.11%) MS Excel
17 18 (8.11%) Blackberry
18 17 (7.66%) TCP/IP
18 17 (7.66%) HP
18 17 (7.66%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.70%) IIS
5 6 (2.70%) JBoss
6 5 (2.25%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.25%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.80%) Lync
7 4 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.35%) CICS
8 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.90%) Apache
10 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.45%) CMS
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (21.62%) MS Office
2 18 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) assyst
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.35%) PaaS
2 3 (1.35%) Heroku
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.26%) SAN
2 22 (9.91%) DNS
3 17 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.41%) NAS
5 11 (4.95%) DHCP
6 8 (3.60%) LAN
6 8 (3.60%) HTTP
7 7 (3.15%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (3.15%) SSL
7 7 (3.15%) Firewall
8 5 (2.25%) VoIP
8 5 (2.25%) WAN
9 4 (1.80%) VPN
9 4 (1.80%) Network Security
10 3 (1.35%) SSH
10 3 (1.35%) LDAP
10 3 (1.35%) Intranet
11 1 (0.45%) Internet
11 1 (0.45%) Telnet
11 1 (0.45%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.25%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.35%) DB2
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.45%) MS Access
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.21%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.70%) Subversion
3 5 (2.25%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.80%) MSI
4 4 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.45%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.45%) JMeter
6 1 (0.45%) Ant
6 1 (0.45%) JUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.45%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.45%) WiX
6 1 (0.45%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.45%) CMake
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 66 (29.73%) Finance
2 36 (16.22%) Banking
3 4 (1.80%) Retail
4 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
5 1 (0.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.45%) Military
5 1 (0.45%) Local Government
5 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (11.26%) Developer
2 23 (10.36%) Analyst
3 20 (9.01%) Desktop Support
4 19 (8.56%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (7.66%) Administrator
6 16 (7.21%) Architect
7 15 (6.76%) Consultant
7 15 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.95%) Programmer
11 9 (4.05%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.05%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.60%) C++ Developer
12 8 (3.60%) C++ Programmer
13 7 (3.15%) Designer
13 7 (3.15%) Wintel Consultant
13 7 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.56%) .NET
2 11 (4.95%) Middleware
2 11 (4.95%) Application Packaging
3 6 (2.70%) REST
4 5 (2.25%) JSON
5 4 (1.80%) HTML
5 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.80%) CSS
5 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.35%) HTML5
6 3 (1.35%) CSS3
6 3 (1.35%) WCF
6 3 (1.35%) SOAP
6 3 (1.35%) Web Services
6 3 (1.35%) NHibernate
6 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.35%) WinForms
7 2 (0.90%) Ajax
7 2 (0.90%) XML
7 2 (0.90%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.05%) Replication
3 7 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.25%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.80%) Clustering
6 4 (1.80%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.80%) iPhone
6 4 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.35%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.90%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.90%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.53%) Windows 7
2 50 (22.52%) Linux
3 47 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (14.41%) UNIX
5 23 (10.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (9.91%) Windows XP
6 22 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (5.86%) Apple iOS
9 11 (4.95%) Android
9 11 (4.95%) Windows 2000
10 10 (4.50%) Windows 8
11 9 (4.05%) Windows Vista
12 7 (3.15%) AIX
13 5 (2.25%) Solaris
13 5 (2.25%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.80%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.35%) SUSE
15 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.86%) Migration
2 31 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (10.36%) ITIL
4 13 (5.86%) Project Management
5 12 (5.41%) Test Scripting
6 10 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.05%) Unit Testing
8 8 (3.60%) Software Engineering
8 8 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.60%) Software Deployment
8 8 (3.60%) Web Application Development
9 7 (3.15%) Waterfall
9 7 (3.15%) Software Testing
10 6 (2.70%) Automated Testing
10 6 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.70%) MVC
10 6 (2.70%) Multithreading
10 6 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.25%) Change Control
11 5 (2.25%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.71%) C#
2 18 (8.11%) C++
3 17 (7.66%) SQL
4 13 (5.86%) Java
5 12 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.25%) VBScript
8 4 (1.80%) Perl
9 3 (1.35%) VB
9 3 (1.35%) VBA
9 3 (1.35%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.90%) C
11 1 (0.45%) C-shell
11 1 (0.45%) JCL
11 1 (0.45%) Ruby
11 1 (0.45%) Korn
11 1 (0.45%) Python
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (4.95%) SC Cleared
1 11 (4.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.50%) Degree
2 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.25%) MCSE
4 3 (1.35%) CCNA
4 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.35%) MCITP
5 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.90%) PMP
5 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.90%) MCDST
5 2 (0.90%) MCTS
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.90%) COBIT
4 1 (0.45%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) DICOM
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (32.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (5.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (3.60%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.25%) XenApp
7 4 (1.80%) vSphere
8 3 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.35%) SRDF
8 3 (1.35%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.45%) vCloud
10 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 32 (14.41%) SCCM
2 9 (4.05%) SCOM
3 5 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.80%) SCSM
5 3 (1.35%) WSUS
5 3 (1.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.90%) OpenView
6 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.45%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.45%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.45%) nmon
7 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.45%) StatsD
Vendors
1 57 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.22%) VMware
3 33 (14.86%) Citrix
4 17 (7.66%) HP
5 14 (6.31%) Oracle
6 11 (4.95%) EMC
6 11 (4.95%) Symantec
6 11 (4.95%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.05%) Altiris
8 8 (3.60%) IBM
9 7 (3.15%) Cisco
10 6 (2.70%) Veritas
10 6 (2.70%) Lotus
11 5 (2.25%) CA
11 5 (2.25%) Dell
11 5 (2.25%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.25%) Lumension
11 5 (2.25%) Apple
11 5 (2.25%) AppSense
12 4 (1.80%) Google
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