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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 111 101 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.31% 8.84% 7.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.01% 42.44% 52.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 25 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.64% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £320 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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
179 238 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.02% 20.84% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 85 35
Average daily rate £325 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £300 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +36.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 90 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 84 (32.43%) Windows 7
3 79 (30.50%) Microsoft
4 73 (28.19%) Finance
5 64 (24.71%) Linux
6 62 (23.94%) MS Office
7 61 (23.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (17.76%) Citrix
9 42 (16.22%) Banking
10 38 (14.67%) VMware
11 37 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (13.90%) UNIX
12 36 (13.90%) SCCM
13 33 (12.74%) ITIL
14 32 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (11.58%) C#
15 30 (11.58%) Windows XP
16 29 (11.20%) Migration
17 28 (10.81%) SAN
18 27 (10.42%) DNS
18 27 (10.42%) SQL
18 27 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (9.27%) Microsoft App-V
20 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
21 23 (8.88%) Project Management
22 21 (8.11%) TCP/IP
22 21 (8.11%) .NET
23 20 (7.72%) C++
23 20 (7.72%) Visual Studio

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (7.72%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.47%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (3.47%) IIS
4 8 (3.09%) CICS
5 5 (1.93%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.54%) Lync
7 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.16%) Apache
8 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 62 (23.94%) MS Office
2 24 (9.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) assyst
2 4 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.39%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.54%) PaaS
2 4 (1.54%) Heroku
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.81%) SAN
2 27 (10.42%) DNS
3 21 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.41%) HTTP
5 13 (5.02%) SSL
6 12 (4.63%) DHCP
6 12 (4.63%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (3.47%) NAS
8 7 (2.70%) Firewall
8 7 (2.70%) VoIP
8 7 (2.70%) Internet
9 6 (2.32%) LAN
10 5 (1.93%) VPN
10 5 (1.93%) Network Security
11 3 (1.16%) Intranet
12 2 (0.77%) Wireless
12 2 (0.77%) LDAP
13 1 (0.39%) WLAN
13 1 (0.39%) WAN
13 1 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.09%) DB2
3 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.77%) MySQL
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.39%) MS Access
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 20 (7.72%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.32%) MSI
3 5 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.93%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.54%) Subversion
5 3 (1.16%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.16%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.77%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.39%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.39%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.39%) WiX
7 1 (0.39%) GoogleTest
General
1 73 (28.19%) Finance
2 42 (16.22%) Banking
3 8 (3.09%) Retail
4 7 (2.70%) Publishing
5 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (10.81%) Developer
2 27 (10.42%) Analyst
3 24 (9.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (8.11%) Administrator
4 21 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 18 (6.95%) Support Engineer
6 16 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (5.79%) Architect
7 15 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 13 (5.02%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Consultant
10 12 (4.63%) Programmer
11 11 (4.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (3.86%) Software Engineer
13 9 (3.47%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.47%) C++ Developer
13 9 (3.47%) Server Engineer
13 9 (3.47%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.11%) .NET
2 16 (6.18%) Application Packaging
3 7 (2.70%) HTML
4 6 (2.32%) REST
4 6 (2.32%) HTML5
4 6 (2.32%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.32%) CSS
4 6 (2.32%) Middleware
4 6 (2.32%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.93%) Web Services
5 5 (1.93%) CSS3
6 4 (1.54%) jQuery
6 4 (1.54%) XML
6 4 (1.54%) SOAP
7 3 (1.16%) JSON
7 3 (1.16%) WinForms
7 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.16%) WPF
7 3 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.95%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.63%) Replication
3 9 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (3.09%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.93%) CLARiiON
5 5 (1.93%) Clustering
5 5 (1.93%) FMCG
6 4 (1.54%) iPhone
6 4 (1.54%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.16%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.77%) iPad
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.77%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.77%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.77%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.39%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 84 (32.43%) Windows 7
2 64 (24.71%) Linux
3 61 (23.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (13.90%) UNIX
5 32 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (11.58%) Windows XP
7 25 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (6.18%) AIX
10 14 (5.41%) Windows 2000
11 11 (4.25%) Windows 8
12 9 (3.47%) Apple iOS
12 9 (3.47%) zOS
12 9 (3.47%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.70%) Android
13 7 (2.70%) SUSE
14 4 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.16%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.74%) ITIL
3 29 (11.20%) Migration
4 23 (8.88%) Project Management
5 12 (4.63%) Test Scripting
6 11 (4.25%) Unit Testing
6 11 (4.25%) Waterfall
7 10 (3.86%) Software Deployment
7 10 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.47%) Software Engineering
9 8 (3.09%) Web Application Development
9 8 (3.09%) Business Transformation
10 7 (2.70%) Software Testing
10 7 (2.70%) Automated Testing
10 7 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.70%) MVC
11 6 (2.32%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.58%) C#
2 27 (10.42%) SQL
3 20 (7.72%) C++
4 15 (5.79%) Java
5 12 (4.63%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.86%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.70%) VBScript
8 5 (1.93%) VB
8 5 (1.93%) Perl
9 3 (1.16%) VBA
9 3 (1.16%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.77%) C
10 2 (0.77%) Korn
10 2 (0.77%) C-shell
11 1 (0.39%) JCL
11 1 (0.39%) Python
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.25%) SC Cleared
2 11 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.09%) Degree
4 5 (1.93%) MCSE
4 5 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.54%) MCTS
6 3 (1.16%) MCITP
6 3 (1.16%) CCNA
6 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.77%) MCP
7 2 (0.77%) PMP
7 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.77%) MCDST
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.41%) SLA
2 5 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.54%) COBIT
3 4 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 90 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (6.95%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.09%) SRDF
7 7 (2.70%) vSphere
8 6 (2.32%) XenApp
9 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.16%) MetaFrame
10 3 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 36 (13.90%) SCCM
2 10 (3.86%) SCOM
3 5 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.54%) WSUS
4 4 (1.54%) SCSM
5 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.77%) OpenView
5 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.77%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.77%) Puppet
5 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.77%) nmon
5 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.39%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.39%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.39%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.39%) Nagios
6 1 (0.39%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 79 (30.50%) Microsoft
2 46 (17.76%) Citrix
3 38 (14.67%) VMware
4 18 (6.95%) EMC
4 18 (6.95%) HP
5 15 (5.79%) Oracle
6 14 (5.41%) Red Hat
7 12 (4.63%) Altiris
8 11 (4.25%) IBM
9 10 (3.86%) Symantec
10 8 (3.09%) Dell
11 6 (2.32%) Lotus
12 5 (1.93%) Apple
12 5 (1.93%) AppSense
12 5 (1.93%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.93%) Cisco
12 5 (1.93%) CA
12 5 (1.93%) Lumension
13 4 (1.54%) Dell KACE
13 4 (1.54%) CommVault
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