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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 118 112 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.33% 8.41% 11.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.96% 48.48% 59.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 62
Average daily rate £343 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £112 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
241 231 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.02% 17.36% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 100 111
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £119 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 84 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 80 (39.22%) Windows Server
3 69 (33.82%) Active Directory
4 62 (30.39%) Finance
5 58 (28.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (27.45%) Windows 7
7 51 (25.00%) Linux
8 48 (23.53%) Unix
9 46 (22.55%) SQL Server
10 43 (21.08%) Data Centre
11 41 (20.10%) Citrix
11 41 (20.10%) Banking
12 40 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (19.12%) ITIL
14 35 (17.16%) VMware
14 35 (17.16%) PowerShell
15 34 (16.67%) Migration
16 31 (15.20%) MS Exchange
17 29 (14.22%) Oracle
17 29 (14.22%) SCCM
17 29 (14.22%) Disclosure Scotland
18 26 (12.75%) Web Services
19 25 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (11.76%) SharePoint
21 23 (11.27%) SCOM
22 22 (10.78%) DNS
23 21 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
24 20 (9.80%) MS Excel
25 19 (9.31%) MS Office
26 18 (8.82%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (15.20%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.84%) IIS
4 13 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.90%) Lync
6 9 (4.41%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.43%) Apache
7 7 (3.43%) JBoss
8 6 (2.94%) CICS
9 4 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.96%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.47%) Confluence
11 2 (0.98%) Node.js
11 2 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.49%) CMS
12 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.49%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.31%) MS Office
3 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) assyst
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.94%) Office 365
3 4 (1.96%) PaaS
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.78%) DNS
2 18 (8.82%) DHCP
3 16 (7.84%) Network Security
4 11 (5.39%) LDAP
5 8 (3.92%) LAN
5 8 (3.92%) SAN
5 8 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.92%) VPN
5 8 (3.92%) WAN
6 7 (3.43%) NetScaler
7 6 (2.94%) Firewall
8 5 (2.45%) Internet
8 5 (2.45%) SSL
9 3 (1.47%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.98%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.98%) VoIP
10 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.96%) DB2
3 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.98%) Informix
5 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.98%) MS Access
5 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.96%) Maven
2 4 (1.96%) Subversion
3 3 (1.47%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.47%) Fiddler
3 3 (1.47%) JIRA
3 3 (1.47%) JUnit
3 3 (1.47%) Mockito
3 3 (1.47%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.49%) Boxen
4 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.49%) git-flow
General
1 62 (30.39%) Finance
2 41 (20.10%) Banking
3 5 (2.45%) Law
4 3 (1.47%) Retail
5 2 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) German Language
6 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 23 (11.27%) Administrator
2 22 (10.78%) Analyst
3 15 (7.35%) Developer
4 14 (6.86%) SIEM Engineer
4 14 (6.86%) Splunk Engineer
5 13 (6.37%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.88%) Architect
6 12 (5.88%) IT Support
7 11 (5.39%) Active Directory Engineer
7 11 (5.39%) Consultant
7 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.90%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.41%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.92%) Desktop Support
11 7 (3.43%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.75%) Web Services
2 18 (8.82%) .NET
3 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.92%) CSS
4 7 (3.43%) Java EE
5 6 (2.94%) HTML
5 6 (2.94%) HTML5
5 6 (2.94%) jQuery
5 6 (2.94%) Middleware
6 5 (2.45%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.45%) REST
6 5 (2.45%) Spring
6 5 (2.45%) XML
7 4 (1.96%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.96%) COM+
7 4 (1.96%) MSMQ
7 4 (1.96%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (1.96%) SOAP
8 3 (1.47%) JSP
8 3 (1.47%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.08%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.86%) Taxonomies
4 12 (5.88%) Clustering
5 8 (3.92%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.45%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.45%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.96%) User Experience
8 3 (1.47%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.47%) PKI
8 3 (1.47%) Replication
8 3 (1.47%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.98%) CMDB
9 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.98%) iSeries
9 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.98%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 80 (39.22%) Windows Server
2 58 (28.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (27.45%) Windows 7
4 51 (25.00%) Linux
5 48 (23.53%) Unix
6 40 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.35%) AIX
9 11 (5.39%) Windows 10
10 10 (4.90%) HPUX
11 8 (3.92%) Solaris
12 4 (1.96%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.96%) zOS
13 3 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (1.47%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.47%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.98%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.12%) ITIL
2 34 (16.67%) Migration
3 21 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.86%) SIEM
4 14 (6.86%) Threat Modelling
5 13 (6.37%) Project Management
5 13 (6.37%) Service Management
6 12 (5.88%) Change Management
6 12 (5.88%) Release Management
7 9 (4.41%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.92%) DevOps
9 7 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.43%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.94%) Application Packaging
10 6 (2.94%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.16%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.33%) SQL
3 16 (7.84%) Java
4 12 (5.88%) C#
5 10 (4.90%) VBScript
6 9 (4.41%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.45%) Perl
8 5 (2.45%) VB
9 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.96%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.96%) VB6
10 3 (1.47%) Python
10 3 (1.47%) VBA
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (6.86%) CISMP
1 14 (6.86%) CISSP
2 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.96%) MCP
5 2 (0.98%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.98%) CCNA
5 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.98%) Degree
5 2 (0.98%) HNC
5 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) MCSA
6 1 (0.49%) MCSE
6 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 69 (33.82%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.33%) XenApp
4 15 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (6.37%) VMware ESX
6 12 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.43%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.96%) SRDF
9 4 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.47%) Firmware
10 3 (1.47%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.47%) vSphere
11 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.49%) RACF
Systems Management
1 29 (14.22%) SCCM
2 23 (11.27%) SCOM
3 14 (6.86%) QRadar
4 10 (4.90%) WSUS
5 7 (3.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.45%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.96%) Ansible
7 4 (1.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.47%) Puppet
9 2 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 84 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 41 (20.10%) Citrix
3 35 (17.16%) VMware
4 29 (14.22%) Oracle
5 18 (8.82%) Cisco
6 14 (6.86%) Splunk
7 12 (5.88%) HP
8 11 (5.39%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.41%) AppSense
10 7 (3.43%) EMC
11 6 (2.94%) IBM
12 5 (2.45%) Apple
12 5 (2.45%) NetApp
13 4 (1.96%) Symantec
13 4 (1.96%) Veritas
14 3 (1.47%) CA
14 3 (1.47%) SAP
15 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
15 2 (0.98%) Meraki
15 2 (0.98%) Sun
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