The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 151 84 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.76% 11.16% 10.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.53% 53.85% 58.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 25 65
Average daily rate £375 £240 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £320 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.42 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
234 156 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.22% 20.72% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 85
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Scotland

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 83 (29.75%) Windows 7
2 74 (26.52%) Finance
3 72 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 61 (21.86%) UNIX
4 61 (21.86%) Linux
5 58 (20.79%) Active Directory
5 58 (20.79%) VMware
6 50 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (15.41%) Citrix
8 38 (13.62%) Banking
9 37 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (12.54%) SCCM
10 35 (12.54%) SQL
11 34 (12.19%) Windows XP
12 31 (11.11%) Migration
13 29 (10.39%) AIX
13 29 (10.39%) MS Office
13 29 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (10.04%) SAN
15 25 (8.96%) ITIL
16 24 (8.60%) PowerShell
17 23 (8.24%) IBM
18 21 (7.53%) Oracle
18 21 (7.53%) .NET
18 21 (7.53%) MS Excel
18 21 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (7.53%) Microsoft App-V
19 20 (7.17%) Project Management
19 20 (7.17%) EMC
20 19 (6.81%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.30%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.94%) IIS
4 9 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.43%) CICS
6 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.08%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.72%) Apache
8 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.72%) Moodle
8 2 (0.72%) Lync
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.36%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (10.39%) MS Office
2 21 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.36%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.72%) PaaS
2 2 (0.72%) Heroku
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.04%) SAN
2 17 (6.09%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.73%) Firewall
4 14 (5.02%) DNS
5 13 (4.66%) Internet
6 11 (3.94%) Network Security
6 11 (3.94%) HTTP
7 10 (3.58%) SSL
8 9 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (3.23%) VPN
9 8 (2.87%) WAN
10 6 (2.15%) DHCP
10 6 (2.15%) LAN
10 6 (2.15%) LDAP
10 6 (2.15%) NAS
11 5 (1.79%) VoIP
11 5 (1.79%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.08%) DAB
13 3 (1.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.58%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.15%) DB2
3 6 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (3.94%) InstallShield
1 11 (3.94%) MSI
2 8 (2.87%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.15%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (1.79%) Maven
5 5 (1.79%) Ant
6 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.43%) Hudson
6 4 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.72%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.72%) JIRA
7 2 (0.72%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.72%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.36%) Subversion
8 1 (0.36%) Bugzilla
General
1 74 (26.52%) Finance
2 38 (13.62%) Banking
3 14 (5.02%) Retail
4 9 (3.23%) Publishing
5 7 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.79%) Advertising
7 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (13.26%) Architect
2 32 (11.47%) Administrator
3 29 (10.39%) Analyst
4 25 (8.96%) Developer
5 17 (6.09%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (6.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (5.38%) Lead Architect
6 15 (5.38%) Applications Packager
7 11 (3.94%) Support Analyst
7 11 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (2.87%) Desktop Support
10 7 (2.51%) Senior Architect
10 7 (2.51%) VMware Specialist
10 7 (2.51%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.51%) Consultant
10 7 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.51%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.15%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.53%) .NET
2 15 (5.38%) EDI
3 11 (3.94%) XML
4 9 (3.23%) Web Services
5 8 (2.87%) SOAP
5 8 (2.87%) Middleware
5 8 (2.87%) REST
6 7 (2.51%) WCF
7 6 (2.15%) HTML
7 6 (2.15%) Application Packaging
7 6 (2.15%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.79%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.43%) CSS
9 4 (1.43%) HTML5
9 4 (1.43%) jQuery
10 3 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.72%) XHTML
11 2 (0.72%) J2EE
11 2 (0.72%) LINQ
11 2 (0.72%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.45%) Mainframe
2 12 (4.30%) CLARiiON
3 9 (3.23%) FMCG
3 9 (3.23%) Replication
4 6 (2.15%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.15%) Tandem
5 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (1.43%) iSeries
6 3 (1.08%) Clustering
6 3 (1.08%) Handset
7 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.36%) DataPower
8 1 (0.36%) PKI
8 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 83 (29.75%) Windows 7
2 61 (21.86%) UNIX
2 61 (21.86%) Linux
3 50 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (12.19%) Windows XP
5 29 (10.39%) AIX
5 29 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.66%) zOS
7 12 (4.30%) Mac OS X
7 12 (4.30%) Apple iOS
8 11 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (3.58%) Solaris
10 8 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.15%) SUSE
11 6 (2.15%) Mac OS X Server
11 6 (2.15%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.72%) MVS
13 2 (0.72%) OS/390
13 2 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.11%) Migration
2 25 (8.96%) ITIL
3 21 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.17%) Project Management
5 15 (5.38%) Waterfall
6 14 (5.02%) Business Transformation
7 10 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (3.58%) Software Deployment
7 10 (3.58%) Release Management
8 9 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.15%) Validation
11 6 (2.15%) Workflow
11 6 (2.15%) Risk Management
11 6 (2.15%) System Testing
12 5 (1.79%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (1.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.54%) SQL
2 24 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.38%) VB
3 15 (5.38%) C#
4 13 (4.66%) Java
5 11 (3.94%) VBScript
6 8 (2.87%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.87%) Perl
7 6 (2.15%) JCL
8 4 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.43%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.08%) Korn
9 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.08%) C
10 2 (0.72%) REXX
10 2 (0.72%) Python
10 2 (0.72%) Ruby
10 2 (0.72%) C-shell
11 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.51%) ISEB
4 7 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.15%) CCNP
5 6 (2.15%) Degree
6 5 (1.79%) MCP
6 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.72%) MCSE
8 2 (0.72%) ACTC
8 2 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) MCSA
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.23%) SLA
2 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 58 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 37 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (6.81%) vSphere
4 19 (6.81%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (5.38%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.58%) XenApp
7 6 (2.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (1.43%) SRDF
9 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 35 (12.54%) SCCM
2 13 (4.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (3.94%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.51%) SCOM
5 6 (2.15%) Puppet
5 6 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.79%) ZENworks
7 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.43%) WSUS
8 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.72%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.72%) nmon
10 1 (0.36%) StatsD
10 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.36%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.36%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.36%) Nagios
10 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 72 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.79%) VMware
3 43 (15.41%) Citrix
4 23 (8.24%) IBM
5 21 (7.53%) Oracle
6 20 (7.17%) EMC
7 15 (5.38%) Cisco
8 12 (4.30%) HP
9 10 (3.58%) Apple
9 10 (3.58%) Dell
10 7 (2.51%) Novell
11 6 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.15%) Mitel
11 6 (2.15%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.79%) Dell KACE
12 5 (1.79%) NetApp
12 5 (1.79%) CommVault
12 5 (1.79%) Symantec
13 3 (1.08%) F5
13 3 (1.08%) Sybase
Edinburgh & Lothians
Exception Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Forman IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £240.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £115.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago