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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 132 144 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.47% 11.57% 8.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.77% 57.83% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 77 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +42.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
241 249 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.29% 20.00% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 145 52
Average daily rate £338 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £128 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 71 (32.27%) Microsoft
2 63 (28.64%) Active Directory
3 60 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 48 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (18.18%) Finance
6 39 (17.73%) VMware
6 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (17.27%) SQL Server
8 35 (15.91%) Migration
9 34 (15.45%) MS Office
10 33 (15.00%) ITIL
11 29 (13.18%) Linux
11 29 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (13.18%) Data Centre
12 28 (12.73%) .NET
13 25 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (10.45%) SQL
14 23 (10.45%) MS Exchange
15 22 (10.00%) UNIX
15 22 (10.00%) C#
15 22 (10.00%) SCCM
16 20 (9.09%) Banking
16 20 (9.09%) ASP.NET
16 20 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (8.64%) SharePoint
18 18 (8.18%) MVC
18 18 (8.18%) MS Excel
18 18 (8.18%) HP
19 17 (7.73%) LAN
20 16 (7.27%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.45%) Lync
4 11 (5.00%) IIS
5 9 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.73%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.82%) CMS
8 4 (1.82%) CICS
8 4 (1.82%) JBoss
8 4 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.91%) SAS
10 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (15.45%) MS Office
2 18 (8.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.91%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) assyst
1 3 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.73%) LAN
2 16 (7.27%) SAN
3 15 (6.82%) DNS
4 13 (5.91%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (5.91%) Firewall
4 13 (5.91%) VPN
4 13 (5.91%) WAN
5 9 (4.09%) DHCP
6 8 (3.64%) 802.11
6 8 (3.64%) SSL
7 6 (2.73%) VoIP
8 5 (2.27%) Network Security
8 5 (2.27%) NAS
8 5 (2.27%) LDAP
8 5 (2.27%) Internet
9 4 (1.82%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.36%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.36%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.82%) DB2
4 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) MS Access
7 1 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.73%) MSBuild
3 6 (2.73%) CruiseControl
4 4 (1.82%) Introscope
4 4 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.36%) Subversion
6 2 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.91%) PVCS
6 2 (0.91%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.91%) Redmine
6 2 (0.91%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.45%) HttpUnit
7 1 (0.45%) JIRA
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.45%) PhpStorm
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) JMeter
7 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
General
1 40 (18.18%) Finance
2 20 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (0.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Electronics
4 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (18.18%) Analyst
2 26 (11.82%) Developer
3 21 (9.55%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.64%) Administrator
5 17 (7.73%) Architect
6 16 (7.27%) Infrastructure Manager
7 15 (6.82%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.91%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 12 (5.45%) Consultant
10 9 (4.09%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.09%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.64%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.18%) Server Engineer
12 7 (3.18%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.73%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.73%) .NET
2 20 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 16 (7.27%) HTML
4 15 (6.82%) CSS
5 13 (5.91%) .NET Framework
6 12 (5.45%) Application Packaging
7 11 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (4.09%) Entity Framework
8 9 (4.09%) XML
9 8 (3.64%) OAuth
9 8 (3.64%) Ajax
10 7 (3.18%) HTML5
11 6 (2.73%) OAuth2
11 6 (2.73%) CSS3
11 6 (2.73%) NHibernate
12 5 (2.27%) Middleware
13 4 (1.82%) Web Services
13 4 (1.82%) jQuery
13 4 (1.82%) WCF
14 3 (1.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.09%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.82%) Device Driver
4 4 (1.82%) Handset
4 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (1.82%) LPAR
5 3 (1.36%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.36%) iSeries
5 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.36%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.36%) Clustering
5 3 (1.36%) Replication
6 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.91%) iPhone
6 2 (0.91%) PDA
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.27%) Windows 7
2 48 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (13.18%) Linux
4 29 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (10.00%) UNIX
6 16 (7.27%) Windows XP
7 12 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.09%) AIX
8 9 (4.09%) Solaris
9 6 (2.73%) Windows 2000
9 6 (2.73%) Android
9 6 (2.73%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.27%) zOS
11 4 (1.82%) Windows CE
12 3 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.91%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.91%) HPUX
13 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.91%) Migration
2 33 (15.00%) ITIL
3 25 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (8.18%) MVC
5 14 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (5.45%) Project Management
6 12 (5.45%) Change Management
7 11 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 9 (4.09%) Release Management
8 9 (4.09%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.64%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.18%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.18%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.18%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (2.73%) Service Management
11 6 (2.73%) Performance Testing
12 5 (2.27%) Project Planning
12 5 (2.27%) Incident Management
13 4 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (1.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.45%) SQL
2 22 (10.00%) C#
3 9 (4.09%) C++
4 8 (3.64%) Java
4 8 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.64%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.82%) Jython
5 4 (1.82%) C
5 4 (1.82%) XPath
6 3 (1.36%) Ruby
6 3 (1.36%) VBA
7 2 (0.91%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.91%) PHP
7 2 (0.91%) Python
7 2 (0.91%) VC++
8 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.45%) Perl
8 1 (0.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (2.73%) Degree
2 6 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (1.82%) HND
4 3 (1.36%) CCNP
4 3 (1.36%) CCNA
4 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.91%) CISA
5 2 (0.91%) QiCA
5 2 (0.91%) ISEB
5 2 (0.91%) MCP
5 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) SLA
3 2 (0.91%) 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 63 (28.64%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.45%) vSphere
4 7 (3.18%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.73%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.82%) Firmware
7 4 (1.82%) XenApp
7 4 (1.82%) Xen
8 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.91%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.91%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.45%) SRDF
10 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (10.00%) SCCM
2 6 (2.73%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.27%) SCOM
4 4 (1.82%) CA Wily
4 4 (1.82%) WSUS
5 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.91%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.91%) SCSM
6 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.45%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.45%) StatsD
6 1 (0.45%) Graphite
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.45%) Puppet
6 1 (0.45%) OpenView
6 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 71 (32.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.73%) VMware
3 18 (8.18%) HP
4 16 (7.27%) Citrix
4 16 (7.27%) Oracle
5 15 (6.82%) Cisco
6 5 (2.27%) EMC
6 5 (2.27%) CA
7 4 (1.82%) Lotus
8 3 (1.36%) Telerik
8 3 (1.36%) Veeam
8 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.36%) Symantec
9 2 (0.91%) Informatica
9 2 (0.91%) Sybase
10 1 (0.45%) Alterian
10 1 (0.45%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.45%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.45%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.45%) F5
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