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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 21 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 90 134 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.60% 10.47% 6.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.79% 58.01% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 73 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £110 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £418 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
232 231 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.45% 18.05% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 126 50
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £122 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 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 83 (36.40%) Microsoft
2 82 (35.96%) Active Directory
3 62 (27.19%) Windows 7
4 54 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (21.93%) VMware
6 40 (17.54%) ITIL
7 39 (17.11%) Migration
8 38 (16.67%) Finance
9 37 (16.23%) Linux
10 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (14.47%) MS Office
12 31 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (13.16%) Data Centre
14 29 (12.72%) SQL Server
14 29 (12.72%) MS Exchange
15 27 (11.84%) UNIX
16 25 (10.96%) SCCM
17 24 (10.53%) DNS
18 23 (10.09%) Cisco
18 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
18 23 (10.09%) .NET
18 23 (10.09%) Banking
19 22 (9.65%) vSphere
20 21 (9.21%) MS Excel
21 20 (8.77%) Citrix
22 19 (8.33%) SAN
22 19 (8.33%) LAN
22 19 (8.33%) Oracle
23 18 (7.89%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 29 (12.72%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.26%) Lync
4 9 (3.95%) IIS
5 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.07%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (1.75%) CICS
8 4 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.75%) WebSphere Process Server
8 4 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.32%) JBoss
9 3 (1.32%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.44%) CMS
11 1 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (14.47%) MS Office
2 21 (9.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) MS Project
4 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.44%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Heroku
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.53%) DNS
2 19 (8.33%) SAN
2 19 (8.33%) LAN
3 16 (7.02%) DHCP
4 15 (6.58%) WAN
5 14 (6.14%) VPN
6 12 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (4.39%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.95%) Firewall
9 8 (3.51%) 802.11
10 7 (3.07%) LDAP
11 6 (2.63%) VoIP
11 6 (2.63%) Network Security
12 4 (1.75%) Internet
12 4 (1.75%) SSL
13 3 (1.32%) HTTP
13 3 (1.32%) Broadband
13 3 (1.32%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.75%) DB2
4 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.44%) MySQL
6 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.75%) Introscope
4 1 (0.44%) JMeter
4 1 (0.44%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.44%) HttpUnit
4 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.44%) PhpStorm
4 1 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.44%) JUnit
General
1 38 (16.67%) Finance
2 23 (10.09%) Banking
3 4 (1.75%) Retail
4 3 (1.32%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (17.98%) Analyst
2 32 (14.04%) Administrator
3 18 (7.89%) Architect
4 17 (7.46%) Project Manager
4 17 (7.46%) Support Analyst
5 15 (6.58%) Developer
5 15 (6.58%) Consultant
6 12 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.39%) Desktop Support
8 9 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (3.51%) Server Engineer
9 8 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 8 (3.51%) Server Administrator
9 8 (3.51%) IT Support
10 7 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.63%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (2.63%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.09%) .NET
2 14 (6.14%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.26%) CSS
3 12 (5.26%) Application Packaging
3 12 (5.26%) HTML
4 10 (4.39%) Middleware
5 9 (3.95%) Web Services
5 9 (3.95%) XML
6 8 (3.51%) 802.1X
7 7 (3.07%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.63%) Ajax
9 4 (1.75%) WCF
9 4 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.75%) HTML5
10 3 (1.32%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.32%) CSS3
10 3 (1.32%) WPF
10 3 (1.32%) jQuery
10 3 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.75%) LPAR
4 4 (1.75%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.75%) Handset
5 3 (1.32%) Replication
5 3 (1.32%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.32%) iPhone
5 3 (1.32%) iSeries
6 2 (0.88%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) CESG
7 1 (0.44%) PKI
7 1 (0.44%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 62 (27.19%) Windows 7
2 54 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (16.23%) Linux
4 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (11.84%) UNIX
7 18 (7.89%) AIX
7 18 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 12 (5.26%) Solaris
9 9 (3.95%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.51%) Android
10 8 (3.51%) zOS
11 6 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.19%) HPUX
13 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.32%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.54%) ITIL
2 39 (17.11%) Migration
3 16 (7.02%) Change Management
4 13 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.39%) MVC
6 10 (4.39%) Project Management
6 10 (4.39%) Release Management
7 9 (3.95%) Test Scripting
8 8 (3.51%) Service Management
8 8 (3.51%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.51%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.51%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.07%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.63%) Project Planning
11 5 (2.19%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.19%) Open Source
12 4 (1.75%) Data Migration
12 4 (1.75%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.89%) SQL
2 17 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.26%) C#
4 7 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.63%) VB
6 5 (2.19%) C++
6 5 (2.19%) Java
7 4 (1.75%) C
7 4 (1.75%) Jython
7 4 (1.75%) XPath
8 2 (0.88%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.88%) VBA
8 2 (0.88%) VC++
8 2 (0.88%) PHP
8 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.88%) VBScript
9 1 (0.44%) Perl
9 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.44%) XQuery
9 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.51%) Degree
3 6 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.19%) HND
5 3 (1.32%) MCSE
5 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.32%) CCNP
5 3 (1.32%) CCNA
5 3 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.88%) CISA
6 2 (0.88%) QiCA
6 2 (0.88%) MCTS
6 2 (0.88%) ISEB
6 2 (0.88%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) MCSA
7 1 (0.44%) CCA
7 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.44%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.95%) SLA
2 8 (3.51%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) DICOM
4 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) BS7799
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (35.96%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.65%) vSphere
4 9 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.95%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.63%) XenApp
5 6 (2.63%) vCloud
6 5 (2.19%) Firmware
7 4 (1.75%) Xen
7 4 (1.75%) SRDF
8 3 (1.32%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.32%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (10.96%) SCCM
2 7 (3.07%) NetBackup
3 6 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.63%) SCOM
4 5 (2.19%) WSUS
5 4 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.75%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.88%) SCSM
6 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.44%) StatsD
7 1 (0.44%) Graphite
7 1 (0.44%) Puppet
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.44%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (36.40%) Microsoft
2 50 (21.93%) VMware
3 23 (10.09%) Cisco
4 20 (8.77%) Citrix
5 19 (8.33%) Oracle
6 18 (7.89%) HP
7 9 (3.95%) EMC
8 8 (3.51%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.19%) CA
9 5 (2.19%) Lotus
10 4 (1.75%) Veeam
11 3 (1.32%) Veritas
11 3 (1.32%) Telerik
11 3 (1.32%) CommVault
11 3 (1.32%) Dell
12 2 (0.88%) Sybase
12 2 (0.88%) BMC
12 2 (0.88%) Apple
12 2 (0.88%) Symantec
12 2 (0.88%) Dell Compellent
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