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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 141 156 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.23% 12.13% 11.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.42% 65.00% 54.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 74 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +51.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £16.05 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £27.10 £28.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
269 240 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.62% 18.66% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 123 47
Average daily rate £340 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £16.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £27.10 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 70 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 64 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 60 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 53 (22.08%) Finance
5 50 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (20.00%) VMware
7 43 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (15.83%) MS Office
9 37 (15.42%) Migration
10 36 (15.00%) Linux
11 31 (12.92%) ITIL
11 31 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (12.08%) SQL
12 29 (12.08%) SQL Server
13 25 (10.42%) UNIX
13 25 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (10.00%) Banking
15 23 (9.58%) .NET
15 23 (9.58%) SAN
15 23 (9.58%) SCCM
16 22 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (8.33%) HP
17 20 (8.33%) MS Exchange
18 19 (7.92%) LAN
18 19 (7.92%) C#
18 19 (7.92%) Firewall
19 18 (7.50%) IIS
19 18 (7.50%) MS Excel
20 17 (7.08%) SharePoint
20 17 (7.08%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 20 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.50%) IIS
3 17 (7.08%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.58%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.17%) Lync
6 7 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.50%) JBoss
8 5 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.67%) CICS
9 4 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
9 4 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (1.25%) CMS
11 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.83%) SAS
11 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 38 (15.83%) MS Office
2 18 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) assyst
1 3 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) PaaS
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Heroku
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.58%) SAN
2 19 (7.92%) LAN
2 19 (7.92%) Firewall
3 16 (6.67%) DNS
4 15 (6.25%) WAN
5 12 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (4.17%) DHCP
7 8 (3.33%) 802.11
7 8 (3.33%) NAS
8 7 (2.92%) VPN
8 7 (2.92%) VoIP
9 6 (2.50%) SSL
9 6 (2.50%) Network Security
10 4 (1.67%) Internet
10 4 (1.67%) HTTP
10 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.67%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.08%) DB2
4 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (5.83%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.50%) CruiseControl
2 6 (2.50%) MSBuild
2 6 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.08%) Mercurial
3 5 (2.08%) Subversion
4 4 (1.67%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.67%) Introscope
4 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.83%) PVCS
5 2 (0.83%) Redmine
5 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.42%) JIRA
6 1 (0.42%) NUnit
6 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
General
1 53 (22.08%) Finance
2 24 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (1.25%) Retail
4 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (15.42%) Analyst
2 23 (9.58%) Developer
3 22 (9.17%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.92%) Architect
4 19 (7.92%) Administrator
5 17 (7.08%) Consultant
5 17 (7.08%) Infrastructure Manager
6 12 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 12 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 12 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.92%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (2.92%) IT Support
10 7 (2.92%) Release Manager
10 7 (2.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (2.50%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.58%) .NET
2 14 (5.83%) ASP.NET
3 11 (4.58%) Application Packaging
3 11 (4.58%) HTML
4 10 (4.17%) CSS
4 10 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (3.33%) OAuth
7 7 (2.92%) NHibernate
8 6 (2.50%) Middleware
8 6 (2.50%) Entity Framework
8 6 (2.50%) OAuth2
9 5 (2.08%) Ajax
9 5 (2.08%) REST
10 4 (1.67%) Web Services
10 4 (1.67%) XML
10 4 (1.67%) CSS3
10 4 (1.67%) HTML5
11 3 (1.25%) JSON
11 3 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.75%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.92%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (2.50%) Replication
4 5 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.67%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.67%) Handset
5 4 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.67%) LPAR
6 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.25%) Clustering
6 3 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.83%) Open Source
7 2 (0.83%) User Experience
7 2 (0.83%) PDA
7 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.42%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 60 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 50 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (15.00%) Linux
5 31 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (10.42%) UNIX
7 15 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 14 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.17%) Ubuntu
10 9 (3.75%) AIX
10 9 (3.75%) Solaris
11 7 (2.92%) Android
11 7 (2.92%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.50%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.67%) zOS
14 4 (1.67%) Windows CE
15 3 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.42%) Migration
2 31 (12.92%) ITIL
3 25 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (5.83%) MVC
6 12 (5.00%) Project Management
6 12 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.58%) Software Engineering
7 11 (4.58%) Change Management
8 10 (4.17%) Release Management
9 8 (3.33%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.92%) Service Management
10 7 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.92%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (2.92%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.50%) Performance Testing
12 5 (2.08%) Incident Management
13 4 (1.67%) SOA
13 4 (1.67%) TOGAF
13 4 (1.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.08%) SQL
2 19 (7.92%) C#
3 13 (5.42%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.42%) Java
4 8 (3.33%) C++
4 8 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.67%) C
5 4 (1.67%) Jython
6 3 (1.25%) VBA
7 2 (0.83%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.83%) Perl
7 2 (0.83%) VC++
7 2 (0.83%) Python
7 2 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.42%) XPath
8 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.42%) VBScript
8 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (3.33%) Degree
2 6 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.67%) HND
5 3 (1.25%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.83%) ISEB
6 2 (0.83%) CCNP
6 2 (0.83%) CCNA
6 2 (0.83%) MCP
6 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.50%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.00%) vSphere
4 7 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.92%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.08%) XenApp
6 4 (1.67%) Firmware
6 4 (1.67%) Xen
6 4 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.25%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.83%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.42%) SRDF
9 1 (0.42%) Squid
9 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.42%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (9.58%) SCCM
2 6 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.08%) WSUS
4 4 (1.67%) CA Wily
4 4 (1.67%) SCOM
5 2 (0.83%) Control-M
5 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.83%) SCSM
5 2 (0.83%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.42%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.42%) StatsD
6 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.42%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.42%) Graphite
6 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 70 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 48 (20.00%) VMware
3 20 (8.33%) HP
4 17 (7.08%) Citrix
5 15 (6.25%) Oracle
6 13 (5.42%) Cisco
7 9 (3.75%) EMC
8 7 (2.92%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.08%) Veeam
9 5 (2.08%) CA
10 4 (1.67%) Lotus
10 4 (1.67%) NetApp
11 3 (1.25%) Google
12 2 (0.83%) McAfee
12 2 (0.83%) Symantec
12 2 (0.83%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.83%) Veritas
12 2 (0.83%) Informatica
12 2 (0.83%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds
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