The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 10 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 87 122 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.71% 8.32% 7.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.37% 45.69% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 42
Median daily rate £375 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £275 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
163 267 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.07% 18.21% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 115 102
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows.

1 78 (41.49%) Active Directory
2 74 (39.36%) Microsoft
3 55 (29.26%) Windows 7
4 46 (24.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (23.94%) Finance
6 43 (22.87%) Linux
6 43 (22.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (22.34%) Windows Server
8 38 (20.21%) SQL
9 37 (19.68%) VMware
10 32 (17.02%) DNS
10 32 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (16.49%) Citrix
12 30 (15.96%) Unix
13 29 (15.43%) DHCP
14 28 (14.89%) Windows 10
15 27 (14.36%) MS Exchange
16 25 (13.30%) MS Office
16 25 (13.30%) PowerShell
16 25 (13.30%) SCCM
17 23 (12.23%) XenApp
17 23 (12.23%) SQL Server
18 22 (11.70%) Firewall
18 22 (11.70%) Data Centre
19 21 (11.17%) Banking
19 21 (11.17%) ITIL
19 21 (11.17%) Cisco
20 20 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (10.64%) XenDesktop
21 19 (10.11%) VMware ESX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (14.36%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.60%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.06%) Apache
6 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) Liferay
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (13.30%) MS Office
2 16 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.19%) Office 365
4 5 (2.66%) IaaS
5 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.60%) PaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (17.02%) DNS
2 29 (15.43%) DHCP
3 22 (11.70%) Firewall
4 14 (7.45%) Internet
5 12 (6.38%) LAN
5 12 (6.38%) WAN
6 11 (5.85%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.26%) NetScaler
7 8 (4.26%) VPN
8 5 (2.66%) FTP
8 5 (2.66%) LDAP
8 5 (2.66%) VLAN
9 4 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.13%) SAN
10 3 (1.60%) BGP
10 3 (1.60%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.60%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.60%) OSPF
10 3 (1.60%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.85%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.19%) Big Data
5 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.60%) SQLite
7 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.53%) MySQL
8 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.19%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.66%) SpecFlow
3 5 (2.66%) Subversion
4 4 (2.13%) Maven
5 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.06%) Hudson
6 2 (1.06%) JIRA
6 2 (1.06%) NuGet
6 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.06%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.53%) git-flow
7 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.53%) JMeter
7 1 (0.53%) JUnit
7 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
General
1 45 (23.94%) Finance
2 21 (11.17%) Banking
3 12 (6.38%) Law
4 3 (1.60%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (22.34%) Analyst
2 15 (7.98%) Architect
2 15 (7.98%) Consultant
3 13 (6.91%) Developer
3 13 (6.91%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (5.85%) IT Analyst
5 10 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (4.26%) IT Support
6 8 (4.26%) Support Analyst
6 8 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.72%) Administrator
7 7 (3.72%) Analyst Developer
7 7 (3.72%) Data Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Security Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Service Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.45%) .NET
2 9 (4.79%) Web Services
3 8 (4.26%) XML
4 7 (3.72%) WSDL
4 7 (3.72%) XML Messaging
5 5 (2.66%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.66%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.66%) WinForms
6 4 (2.13%) ISPF
6 4 (2.13%) Middleware
7 2 (1.06%) RESTful
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.53%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.53%) Java EE
8 1 (0.53%) JPA
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.53%) Spring
8 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.26%) iSeries
4 7 (3.72%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.72%) Clustering
4 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.19%) Tandem
6 5 (2.66%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.66%) Replication
6 5 (2.66%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.13%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.13%) PKI
7 4 (2.13%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (29.26%) Windows 7
2 46 (24.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (22.87%) Linux
3 43 (22.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (22.34%) Windows Server
5 30 (15.96%) Unix
6 28 (14.89%) Windows 10
7 10 (5.32%) zOS
8 6 (3.19%) Solaris
9 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.13%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.60%) AIX
10 3 (1.60%) Android
10 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.06%) OpenVMS
11 2 (1.06%) VMS
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.17%) ITIL
2 20 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (7.98%) Migration
4 13 (6.91%) SIEM
5 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.85%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.32%) Project Management
8 9 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.72%) OO
10 7 (3.72%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.19%) Change Control
11 6 (3.19%) DevOps
11 6 (3.19%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (3.19%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.19%) Integration Testing
11 6 (3.19%) Use Case
12 5 (2.66%) Secure Coding
12 5 (2.66%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.21%) SQL
2 25 (13.30%) PowerShell
3 17 (9.04%) Java
4 11 (5.85%) Python
5 10 (5.32%) C#
5 10 (5.32%) Perl
6 9 (4.79%) VBA
7 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.66%) VB
9 4 (2.13%) JCL
10 3 (1.60%) VBScript
11 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.06%) Ruby
12 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (6.91%) Degree
2 7 (3.72%) CISSP
3 6 (3.19%) CEH
4 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.60%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.60%) CCNP
5 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.60%) CISM
5 3 (1.60%) GIAC
5 3 (1.60%) MCP
5 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.13%) QA
3 3 (1.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO22301
System Software
1 78 (41.49%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.23%) XenApp
4 20 (10.64%) XenDesktop
5 19 (10.11%) VMware ESX
6 17 (9.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (7.45%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.13%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (2.13%) vSphere
10 3 (1.60%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.06%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.06%) RACF
11 2 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.53%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (13.30%) SCCM
2 14 (7.45%) SCOM
3 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.66%) Puppet
3 5 (2.66%) vRealize
4 4 (2.13%) Ansible
5 3 (1.60%) QRadar
5 3 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.06%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.53%) Simpana
Vendors
1 74 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 37 (19.68%) VMware
3 31 (16.49%) Citrix
4 21 (11.17%) Cisco
5 19 (10.11%) Oracle
6 8 (4.26%) Dell
6 8 (4.26%) Symantec
7 7 (3.72%) Fortinet
8 6 (3.19%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.19%) CyberArk
8 6 (3.19%) IBM
8 6 (3.19%) Splunk
9 5 (2.66%) AlgoSec
9 5 (2.66%) CA
9 5 (2.66%) HP
9 5 (2.66%) Qualys
9 5 (2.66%) ScanSafe
10 4 (2.13%) F5
10 4 (2.13%) Mitel
10 4 (2.13%) Red Hat
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