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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 134 92 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.47% 5.81% 10.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.03% 39.15% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 68
Median daily rate £350 £325 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £148 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +2.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
248 235 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.38% 14.84% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 110 123
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £163 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +2.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 July 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 24 July 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.

1 110 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 105 (38.75%) Active Directory
3 104 (38.38%) Windows Server
4 94 (34.69%) Finance
5 83 (30.63%) PowerShell
6 76 (28.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (23.99%) Unix
9 60 (22.14%) Citrix
10 57 (21.03%) VMware
11 55 (20.30%) Banking
12 54 (19.93%) SQL Server
13 52 (19.19%) Linux
14 51 (18.82%) Windows 7
15 44 (16.24%) SCCM
15 44 (16.24%) Data Centre
16 41 (15.13%) ITIL
17 40 (14.76%) Migration
17 40 (14.76%) XenApp
18 37 (13.65%) SQL
19 35 (12.92%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (12.55%) VBScript
20 34 (12.55%) Oracle
20 34 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (11.81%) DNS
22 31 (11.44%) MS Exchange
23 28 (10.33%) C#
23 28 (10.33%) Windows 10
24 27 (9.96%) Clustering
24 27 (9.96%) MS Excel

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 31 (11.44%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.86%) IIS
3 15 (5.54%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.17%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.06%) Apache
5 11 (4.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (4.06%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.32%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.58%) JBoss
8 5 (1.85%) CMS
8 5 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.48%) ColdFusion
10 3 (1.11%) Confluence
11 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 27 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.37%) InDesign
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) assyst
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.21%) Office 365
3 6 (2.21%) PaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.74%) IaaS
4 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.81%) DNS
2 22 (8.12%) DHCP
3 16 (5.90%) NetScaler
3 16 (5.90%) SSL
4 14 (5.17%) Internet
4 14 (5.17%) SAN
5 13 (4.80%) LDAP
6 12 (4.43%) LAN
7 11 (4.06%) FTP
7 11 (4.06%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.69%) WAN
9 6 (2.21%) Firewall
9 6 (2.21%) SSH
10 5 (1.85%) Network Security
10 5 (1.85%) Skype
10 5 (1.85%) VPN
11 4 (1.48%) WLAN
12 3 (1.11%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.11%) NAS
13 2 (0.74%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.95%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.58%) DB2
4 6 (2.21%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.85%) MySQL
6 4 (1.48%) Informix
6 4 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.11%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.74%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.95%) Maven
2 7 (2.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.21%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.85%) NUnit
4 5 (1.85%) Subversion
5 4 (1.48%) git-flow
5 4 (1.48%) GitLab
5 4 (1.48%) Hudson
5 4 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.11%) JIRA
6 3 (1.11%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.11%) Selenium
7 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.74%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.74%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 94 (34.69%) Finance
2 55 (20.30%) Banking
3 19 (7.01%) Law
4 10 (3.69%) Legal
5 7 (2.58%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.48%) Retail
6 4 (1.48%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (10.70%) Windows Engineer
2 28 (10.33%) Administrator
3 21 (7.75%) Analyst
3 21 (7.75%) Developer
4 20 (7.38%) Consultant
5 18 (6.64%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.64%) Server Engineer
6 17 (6.27%) Architect
6 17 (6.27%) IT Support
7 16 (5.90%) Support Engineer
8 15 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (5.17%) Windows Server Engineer
10 12 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) Active Directory Engineer
12 10 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.69%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (3.69%) VMware Engineer
13 9 (3.32%) IT Manager
13 9 (3.32%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.12%) Web Services
2 12 (4.43%) .NET
3 11 (4.06%) Middleware
4 9 (3.32%) XML
5 8 (2.95%) ISPF
5 8 (2.95%) RESTful
6 6 (2.21%) HTML
6 6 (2.21%) JDBC
6 6 (2.21%) OAuth
6 6 (2.21%) REST
6 6 (2.21%) SOAP
7 5 (1.85%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.85%) CSS
7 5 (1.85%) Java EE
7 5 (1.85%) Spring
7 5 (1.85%) Spring Security
8 4 (1.48%) JAXB
8 4 (1.48%) JSON
8 4 (1.48%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.24%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.96%) Clustering
3 23 (8.49%) Mainframe
4 15 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.43%) PKI
6 11 (4.06%) Blackberry
7 10 (3.69%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.95%) iSeries
8 8 (2.95%) Tandem
9 6 (2.21%) Cryptography
9 6 (2.21%) Hedge funds
9 6 (2.21%) iPad
10 4 (1.48%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.48%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.74%) Blog
12 2 (0.74%) CMDB
12 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 104 (38.38%) Windows Server
2 76 (28.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (23.99%) Unix
5 52 (19.19%) Linux
6 51 (18.82%) Windows 7
7 35 (12.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (10.33%) Windows 10
9 21 (7.75%) Solaris
10 18 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (4.80%) AIX
12 10 (3.69%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.95%) Windows 2000
14 6 (2.21%) HPUX
15 5 (1.85%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.85%) zOS
16 3 (1.11%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.37%) Android
18 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.13%) ITIL
2 40 (14.76%) Migration
3 26 (9.59%) Change Management
4 25 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.64%) Configuration Management
6 18 (6.64%) Project Management
7 16 (5.90%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.80%) Application Packaging
8 13 (4.80%) Risk Management
8 13 (4.80%) Service Management
9 12 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.43%) Time Management
10 11 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (3.69%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.69%) Security Patching
12 8 (2.95%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.95%) Workflow
13 7 (2.58%) Incident Management
13 7 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (30.63%) PowerShell
2 37 (13.65%) SQL
3 34 (12.55%) VBScript
4 28 (10.33%) C#
5 24 (8.86%) Java
6 10 (3.69%) Ruby
7 9 (3.32%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.32%) Perl
7 9 (3.32%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.32%) VBA
8 8 (2.95%) JCL
9 7 (2.58%) Python
10 6 (2.21%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.11%) PHP
13 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.74%) C
13 2 (0.74%) C++
14 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (2.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.58%) CISSP
3 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.85%) MCSE
5 4 (1.48%) CISM
5 4 (1.48%) MCP
5 4 (1.48%) PMP
6 3 (1.11%) APMP
6 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.11%) MCITP
6 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.74%) CCA
7 2 (0.74%) CISA
7 2 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.74%) HNC
7 2 (0.74%) MCSA
7 2 (0.74%) MCTS
7 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.80%) QA
3 10 (3.69%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.48%) COBIT
5 4 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.48%) SLA
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 105 (38.75%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.76%) XenApp
3 34 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (9.23%) XenDesktop
5 18 (6.64%) VMware ESX
6 13 (4.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (3.69%) Hyper-V
9 8 (2.95%) Time Sharing Option
10 6 (2.21%) SRDF
10 6 (2.21%) Veritas File System
10 6 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (1.85%) Docker
12 3 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.11%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.11%) RACF
12 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.11%) XenServer
13 2 (0.74%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (16.24%) SCCM
2 21 (7.75%) SCOM
3 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (6.27%) WSUS
5 12 (4.43%) Puppet
6 8 (2.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (2.95%) vRealize
7 7 (2.58%) Ansible
8 6 (2.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (2.21%) Nagios
8 6 (2.21%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.21%) TADDM
9 5 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.48%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.11%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 110 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 60 (22.14%) Citrix
3 57 (21.03%) VMware
4 34 (12.55%) Oracle
5 15 (5.54%) Red Hat
5 15 (5.54%) Symantec
6 11 (4.06%) Cisco
6 11 (4.06%) Veritas
7 10 (3.69%) IBM
7 10 (3.69%) NetApp
7 10 (3.69%) Splunk
8 8 (2.95%) ServiceNow
9 7 (2.58%) CA
9 7 (2.58%) HP
10 6 (2.21%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.85%) AppSense
11 5 (1.85%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.48%) Apple
12 4 (1.48%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.48%) Qualys