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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 94 143 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.36% 11.22% 7.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.52% 54.79% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 78 17
Average daily rate
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£290 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.64% +8.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
216 261 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.61% 20.49% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 150 41
Average daily rate £340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £131 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 72 (32.58%) Active Directory
2 71 (32.13%) Microsoft
3 60 (27.15%) Windows 7
4 48 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (19.46%) VMware
6 42 (19.00%) Finance
7 36 (16.29%) Migration
7 36 (16.29%) ITIL
8 34 (15.38%) MS Office
8 34 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (14.48%) SQL Server
9 32 (14.48%) Linux
10 31 (14.03%) Data Centre
11 29 (13.12%) UNIX
12 27 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (11.76%) MS Exchange
13 26 (11.76%) .NET
14 24 (10.86%) SharePoint
15 23 (10.41%) SCCM
16 21 (9.50%) DNS
17 20 (9.05%) Cisco
17 20 (9.05%) HP
17 20 (9.05%) SQL
18 19 (8.60%) Oracle
19 18 (8.14%) LAN
19 18 (8.14%) Citrix
19 18 (8.14%) SAN
19 18 (8.14%) vSphere
20 17 (7.69%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.86%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.43%) Lync
4 8 (3.62%) IIS
5 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.81%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (1.81%) CICS
7 4 (1.81%) CMS
7 4 (1.81%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.36%) JBoss
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.90%) SAS
10 1 (0.45%) Apache
10 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (15.38%) MS Office
2 17 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.45%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.50%) DNS
2 18 (8.14%) LAN
2 18 (8.14%) SAN
3 14 (6.33%) WAN
3 14 (6.33%) DHCP
3 14 (6.33%) VPN
4 13 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (4.52%) Firewall
6 8 (3.62%) 802.11
6 8 (3.62%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.17%) VoIP
8 6 (2.71%) LDAP
9 5 (2.26%) Internet
9 5 (2.26%) Network Security
10 4 (1.81%) SSL
11 3 (1.36%) Broadband
11 3 (1.36%) NAS
11 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.81%) DB2
4 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (6.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.81%) Introscope
4 3 (1.36%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.36%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.90%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) HttpUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.45%) JMeter
6 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.45%) JUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.45%) Redmine
General
1 42 (19.00%) Finance
2 17 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (1.36%) Law
4 2 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (18.10%) Analyst
2 22 (9.95%) Architect
3 20 (9.05%) Project Manager
3 20 (9.05%) Administrator
4 19 (8.60%) Developer
5 17 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.33%) Consultant
6 14 (6.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 10 (4.52%) Desktop Support
8 10 (4.52%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.62%) IT Support
10 7 (3.17%) Server Administrator
10 7 (3.17%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.71%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.71%) Release Manager
11 6 (2.71%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.76%) .NET
2 15 (6.79%) ASP.NET
3 13 (5.88%) HTML
4 12 (5.43%) CSS
5 11 (4.98%) Application Packaging
6 10 (4.52%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.07%) Web Services
7 9 (4.07%) XML
8 6 (2.71%) Ajax
8 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.71%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.26%) OAuth
10 4 (1.81%) HTML5
10 4 (1.81%) WCF
10 4 (1.81%) Middleware
10 4 (1.81%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.36%) OAuth2
11 3 (1.36%) CSS3
11 3 (1.36%) SOAP
11 3 (1.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.03%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.07%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.81%) LPAR
4 4 (1.81%) Device Driver
4 4 (1.81%) Handset
4 4 (1.81%) Replication
4 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.36%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.36%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.36%) iSeries
5 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.90%) iPhone
6 2 (0.90%) PDA
6 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) CESG
7 1 (0.45%) AS400
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.15%) Windows 7
2 48 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (14.48%) Linux
5 29 (13.12%) UNIX
6 27 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 11 (4.98%) Solaris
9 9 (4.07%) AIX
9 9 (4.07%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.62%) Android
11 6 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.26%) zOS
13 4 (1.81%) Windows CE
13 4 (1.81%) HPUX
13 4 (1.81%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.81%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.29%) ITIL
1 36 (16.29%) Migration
2 15 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (5.88%) MVC
4 12 (5.43%) Change Management
5 11 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.52%) Project Management
6 10 (4.52%) Software Engineering
6 10 (4.52%) Release Management
7 9 (4.07%) Test Scripting
8 8 (3.62%) Service Management
8 8 (3.62%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.17%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.71%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (2.71%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.26%) Project Planning
11 5 (2.26%) Open Source
12 4 (1.81%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.05%) SQL
2 16 (7.24%) C#
3 14 (6.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.17%) C++
4 7 (3.17%) Java
4 7 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.81%) C
5 4 (1.81%) VB
5 4 (1.81%) Jython
5 4 (1.81%) XPath
6 2 (0.90%) Ruby
6 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.90%) VC++
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
6 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.90%) VBScript
7 1 (0.45%) Perl
7 1 (0.45%) Python
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (3.62%) Degree
2 6 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.81%) HND
4 3 (1.36%) CCNP
4 3 (1.36%) CCNA
4 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) MCP
5 2 (0.90%) ISEB
5 2 (0.90%) CISA
5 2 (0.90%) QiCA
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) MCSE
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.07%) QA
2 6 (2.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) BS7799
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) DICOM
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (32.58%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.14%) vSphere
4 9 (4.07%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.62%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.71%) XenApp
7 4 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.81%) SRDF
7 4 (1.81%) Xen
7 4 (1.81%) Firmware
8 3 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.90%) vCloud
9 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.45%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (10.41%) SCCM
2 7 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 6 (2.71%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.81%) SCOM
4 4 (1.81%) CA Wily
4 4 (1.81%) WSUS
4 4 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.90%) SCSM
5 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.45%) StatsD
6 1 (0.45%) Graphite
6 1 (0.45%) Puppet
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.45%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (32.13%) Microsoft
2 43 (19.46%) VMware
3 20 (9.05%) HP
3 20 (9.05%) Cisco
4 19 (8.60%) Oracle
5 18 (8.14%) Citrix
6 8 (3.62%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.17%) EMC
8 5 (2.26%) CA
8 5 (2.26%) Veeam
9 4 (1.81%) Lotus
10 3 (1.36%) Telerik
11 2 (0.90%) CommVault
11 2 (0.90%) Informatica
11 2 (0.90%) Veritas
11 2 (0.90%) Apple
11 2 (0.90%) Symantec
11 2 (0.90%) BMC
11 2 (0.90%) Sybase
11 2 (0.90%) Dell
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