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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 157 101 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.55% 7.04% 11.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.14% 45.70% 55.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 50 82
Median daily rate £375 £290 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -14.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 13
Median hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +85.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
290 221 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.34% 15.41% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 106 157
Median daily rate £387 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £115 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 13
Median hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +85.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 2016, 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.

1 114 (41.16%) Microsoft
2 113 (40.79%) Windows Server
3 106 (38.27%) Active Directory
4 96 (34.66%) Finance
5 85 (30.69%) PowerShell
6 81 (29.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (23.10%) Citrix
8 64 (23.10%) Unix
9 63 (22.74%) Linux
10 61 (22.02%) VMware
11 58 (20.94%) SQL Server
12 56 (20.22%) Banking
13 50 (18.05%) Windows 7
14 48 (17.33%) SCCM
15 43 (15.52%) Data Centre
16 41 (14.80%) ITIL
17 40 (14.44%) XenApp
18 39 (14.08%) Oracle
18 39 (14.08%) Migration
19 36 (13.00%) SQL
19 36 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 36 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
20 35 (12.64%) MS Exchange
21 34 (12.27%) DNS
21 34 (12.27%) VBScript
22 28 (10.11%) Clustering
23 27 (9.75%) C#
23 27 (9.75%) MS Excel
24 26 (9.39%) Web Services

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 35 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.66%) IIS
3 16 (5.78%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 14 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.33%) Apache
6 12 (4.33%) WebSphere
7 11 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (3.97%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.25%) JBoss
9 5 (1.81%) CMS
9 5 (1.81%) Confluence
9 5 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.44%) ColdFusion
11 3 (1.08%) CICS
12 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (9.75%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.36%) InDesign
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) assyst
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.17%) PaaS
4 5 (1.81%) Office 365
5 2 (0.72%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.72%) IaaS
5 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.72%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.27%) DNS
2 25 (9.03%) DHCP
3 18 (6.50%) SSL
4 16 (5.78%) LDAP
4 16 (5.78%) NetScaler
5 14 (5.05%) Internet
5 14 (5.05%) LAN
6 13 (4.69%) SAN
7 12 (4.33%) TCP/IP
7 12 (4.33%) WAN
8 9 (3.25%) FTP
9 6 (2.17%) Firewall
9 6 (2.17%) SSH
9 6 (2.17%) VPN
10 5 (1.81%) Skype
11 4 (1.44%) Network Security
11 4 (1.44%) WLAN
12 3 (1.08%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.72%) HTTP
13 2 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.89%) DB2
4 6 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.81%) MySQL
6 4 (1.44%) Informix
6 4 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.08%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.72%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (3.61%) Maven
2 9 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.53%) Subversion
4 6 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.81%) JIRA
5 5 (1.81%) NUnit
6 4 (1.44%) git-flow
6 4 (1.44%) GitLab
6 4 (1.44%) Hudson
6 4 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.08%) JUnit
7 3 (1.08%) Mockito
7 3 (1.08%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.08%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.08%) Selenium
8 2 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 96 (34.66%) Finance
2 56 (20.22%) Banking
3 18 (6.50%) Law
4 10 (3.61%) Legal
5 6 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.44%) Retail
6 4 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (10.47%) Windows Engineer
2 27 (9.75%) Administrator
3 22 (7.94%) Analyst
4 21 (7.58%) Developer
5 20 (7.22%) Server Engineer
6 19 (6.86%) Project Manager
7 18 (6.50%) Architect
8 17 (6.14%) Consultant
8 17 (6.14%) IT Support
9 16 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (5.42%) Support Engineer
10 15 (5.42%) Windows Server Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) Active Directory Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) Infrastructure Manager
11 12 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (3.97%) IT Analyst
13 10 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.61%) VMware Engineer
14 9 (3.25%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.39%) Web Services
2 12 (4.33%) .NET
3 10 (3.61%) Middleware
4 9 (3.25%) XML
5 8 (2.89%) RESTful
6 7 (2.53%) CSS
6 7 (2.53%) HTML
6 7 (2.53%) Java EE
6 7 (2.53%) REST
6 7 (2.53%) Spring
6 7 (2.53%) Spring Security
7 6 (2.17%) ISPF
7 6 (2.17%) JDBC
7 6 (2.17%) OAuth
7 6 (2.17%) SOAP
8 5 (1.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.81%) JSP
8 5 (1.81%) Servlets
9 4 (1.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.11%) Clustering
3 22 (7.94%) Mainframe
4 14 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.97%) Blackberry
5 11 (3.97%) PKI
6 10 (3.61%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.17%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.17%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.17%) iPad
7 6 (2.17%) iSeries
7 6 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.17%) Tandem
8 4 (1.44%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.44%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.44%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.08%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 113 (40.79%) Windows Server
2 81 (29.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (23.10%) Unix
5 63 (22.74%) Linux
6 50 (18.05%) Windows 7
7 36 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (9.03%) Windows 10
9 21 (7.58%) Solaris
10 20 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (5.78%) AIX
12 10 (3.61%) Windows 8
13 9 (3.25%) HPUX
14 8 (2.89%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.81%) zOS
16 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.36%) CentOS
18 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.80%) ITIL
2 39 (14.08%) Migration
3 26 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.39%) Change Management
4 23 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (7.58%) Project Management
6 18 (6.50%) Configuration Management
7 14 (5.05%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.69%) Application Packaging
9 12 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.33%) Risk Management
9 12 (4.33%) Time Management
10 11 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (3.97%) Service Management
11 10 (3.61%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.61%) Security Patching
12 9 (3.25%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.89%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.89%) MVC
13 8 (2.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 85 (30.69%) PowerShell
2 36 (13.00%) SQL
3 34 (12.27%) VBScript
4 27 (9.75%) C#
5 25 (9.03%) Java
6 11 (3.97%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.61%) Ruby
8 9 (3.25%) Perl
8 9 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.25%) VBA
9 7 (2.53%) Python
10 6 (2.17%) JCL
10 6 (2.17%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.72%) C
13 2 (0.72%) C++
14 1 (0.36%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (2.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.17%) CISSP
3 6 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.81%) MCP
4 5 (1.81%) MCSE
5 4 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.44%) PMP
6 3 (1.08%) APMP
6 3 (1.08%) CISM
6 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.08%) MCITP
7 2 (0.72%) CCA
7 2 (0.72%) CISA
7 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.72%) HNC
7 2 (0.72%) MCSA
7 2 (0.72%) MCTS
7 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.69%) QA
3 9 (3.25%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.08%) COBIT
5 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.08%) SLA
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 106 (38.27%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.44%) XenApp
3 36 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (9.03%) XenDesktop
5 20 (7.22%) VMware ESX
6 13 (4.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (3.25%) Hyper-V
9 6 (2.17%) SRDF
9 6 (2.17%) Time Sharing Option
9 6 (2.17%) Veritas File System
9 6 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (1.81%) Docker
11 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.08%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.08%) RACF
12 3 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.08%) XenServer
13 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 48 (17.33%) SCCM
2 25 (9.03%) SCOM
3 20 (7.22%) WSUS
4 18 (6.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (4.33%) Puppet
6 8 (2.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (2.89%) vRealize
7 7 (2.53%) Ansible
8 6 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (2.17%) Nagios
8 6 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.17%) TADDM
9 5 (1.81%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.44%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.08%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 114 (41.16%) Microsoft
2 64 (23.10%) Citrix
3 61 (22.02%) VMware
4 39 (14.08%) Oracle
5 15 (5.42%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.05%) Symantec
7 13 (4.69%) Cisco
8 11 (3.97%) Veritas
9 9 (3.25%) IBM
9 9 (3.25%) NetApp
9 9 (3.25%) Splunk
10 8 (2.89%) HP
10 8 (2.89%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.53%) AppSense
11 7 (2.53%) CA
12 5 (1.81%) Intel Security
12 5 (1.81%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.44%) Apple
13 4 (1.44%) ForgeRock
14 3 (1.08%) Altiris
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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