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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 101 128 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.95% 10.55% 13.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.74% 53.11% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 51
Average daily rate
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£300 £395 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £113 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.29 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £56.25 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
242 241 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.64% 19.87% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 120 68
Average daily rate £375 £380 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £123 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 72 (33.96%) Finance
2 70 (33.02%) Active Directory
3 64 (30.19%) Windows 7
4 51 (24.06%) Microsoft
5 48 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (22.17%) MS Office
7 41 (19.34%) Linux
8 37 (17.45%) Migration
8 37 (17.45%) Banking
9 36 (16.98%) VMware
10 27 (12.74%) UNIX
10 27 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (12.26%) Citrix
12 25 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (10.85%) SCCM
14 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (10.38%) C#
14 22 (10.38%) SQL
15 21 (9.91%) .NET
16 19 (8.96%) MS Excel
17 18 (8.49%) SAN
18 17 (8.02%) DNS
18 17 (8.02%) MS Exchange
18 17 (8.02%) SQL Server
18 17 (8.02%) PowerShell
19 16 (7.55%) ITIL
20 15 (7.08%) Blackberry
20 15 (7.08%) Firewall
20 15 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (7.08%) Android

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (8.02%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.60%) IIS
3 12 (5.66%) JBoss
4 10 (4.72%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.72%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.83%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.36%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.36%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.89%) Lync
11 3 (1.42%) Apache
11 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.47%) CICS
13 1 (0.47%) CMS
13 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (22.17%) MS Office
2 19 (8.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.42%) assyst
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.94%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Heroku
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.49%) SAN
2 17 (8.02%) DNS
3 15 (7.08%) Firewall
4 12 (5.66%) NAS
5 11 (5.19%) DHCP
6 8 (3.77%) LAN
6 8 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.83%) VPN
8 5 (2.36%) VoIP
8 5 (2.36%) Network Security
9 4 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.89%) WAN
10 3 (1.42%) HTTP
10 3 (1.42%) LDAP
10 3 (1.42%) Intranet
10 3 (1.42%) SSH
11 2 (0.94%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.94%) VLAN
11 2 (0.94%) SSL
12 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.94%) MySQL
5 2 (0.94%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.77%) Subversion
3 7 (3.30%) Mercurial
4 5 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.94%) MSI
5 2 (0.94%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.47%) JUnit
6 1 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.47%) NUnit
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) JMeter
6 1 (0.47%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.47%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.47%) Clang
6 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 72 (33.96%) Finance
2 37 (17.45%) Banking
3 3 (1.42%) Retail
4 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Military
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (12.74%) Developer
2 25 (11.79%) Analyst
3 19 (8.96%) Architect
3 19 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (7.08%) Consultant
5 12 (5.66%) Desktop Support
5 12 (5.66%) Administrator
6 11 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (4.25%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (3.77%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.30%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.30%) C++ Programmer
9 7 (3.30%) C++ Developer
9 7 (3.30%) Programmer
9 7 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.30%) Android Developer
9 7 (3.30%) Wintel Consultant
10 6 (2.83%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.91%) .NET
2 13 (6.13%) Middleware
3 11 (5.19%) Application Packaging
4 7 (3.30%) HTML
4 7 (3.30%) CSS
4 7 (3.30%) JSON
4 7 (3.30%) REST
5 6 (2.83%) CSS3
5 6 (2.83%) HTML5
6 5 (2.36%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.89%) Ajax
8 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.42%) NHibernate
8 3 (1.42%) jQuery
8 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.94%) WCF
9 2 (0.94%) OAuth
9 2 (0.94%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.08%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.25%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.83%) Replication
4 5 (2.36%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.36%) Clustering
5 4 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.42%) iPhone
6 3 (1.42%) User Experience
6 3 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.94%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.94%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.94%) iSeries
7 2 (0.94%) Open Source
7 2 (0.94%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 64 (30.19%) Windows 7
2 48 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (19.34%) Linux
4 27 (12.74%) UNIX
4 27 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.08%) Android
7 14 (6.60%) Apple iOS
7 14 (6.60%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.19%) Windows 2000
9 11 (5.19%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.83%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.83%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.36%) Solaris
11 5 (2.36%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.89%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.42%) AIX
14 2 (0.94%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.45%) Migration
2 25 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.55%) ITIL
4 10 (4.72%) Test Scripting
5 9 (4.25%) Project Management
5 9 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.77%) Web Application Development
6 8 (3.77%) Android Development
6 8 (3.77%) Unit Testing
6 8 (3.77%) Multithreading
6 8 (3.77%) MVC
6 8 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (2.83%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.36%) Asset Management
8 5 (2.36%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.36%) Software Testing
8 5 (2.36%) Change Control
9 4 (1.89%) SABSA
9 4 (1.89%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.38%) C#
1 22 (10.38%) SQL
2 17 (8.02%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.13%) Java
4 12 (5.66%) C++
5 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.89%) Perl
6 4 (1.89%) VBScript
7 3 (1.42%) VBA
8 2 (0.94%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.94%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (2.83%) Degree
1 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.42%) MCSE
2 3 (1.42%) MCITP
3 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) MCDST
3 2 (0.94%) MCTS
3 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.94%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) DICOM
System Software
1 70 (33.02%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.83%) XenApp
6 5 (2.36%) MetaFrame
6 5 (2.36%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.94%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.47%) UAG
9 1 (0.47%) vSphere
9 1 (0.47%) SRDF
9 1 (0.47%) Squid
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (10.85%) SCCM
2 6 (2.83%) SCOM
3 4 (1.89%) SCSM
4 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.42%) WSUS
4 3 (1.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.94%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.47%) OpenView
6 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.47%) Control-M
6 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.47%) Puppet
6 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.47%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.47%) StatsD
6 1 (0.47%) Graphite
6 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 51 (24.06%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.98%) VMware
3 26 (12.26%) Citrix
4 13 (6.13%) Oracle
5 10 (4.72%) HP
5 10 (4.72%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.25%) EMC
6 9 (4.25%) Symantec
7 7 (3.30%) Altiris
8 6 (2.83%) Google
8 6 (2.83%) Veritas
9 5 (2.36%) IBM
9 5 (2.36%) Lotus
9 5 (2.36%) NetApp
9 5 (2.36%) LANDesk
10 4 (1.89%) Cisco
11 3 (1.42%) CA
11 3 (1.42%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.42%) Veeam
12 2 (0.94%) Lumension
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