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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 158 135 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.20% 9.50% 11.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.56% 56.25% 60.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 65 73
Median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £114 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 13
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
295 240 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.91% 16.89% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 120 138
Median daily rate £387 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 13
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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.

1 111 (39.78%) Windows Server
2 105 (37.63%) Microsoft
3 100 (35.84%) Finance
4 96 (34.41%) Active Directory
5 77 (27.60%) Linux
5 77 (27.60%) PowerShell
6 75 (26.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (25.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (21.51%) SQL Server
8 60 (21.51%) VMware
9 57 (20.43%) Unix
10 56 (20.07%) Citrix
11 54 (19.35%) Banking
12 50 (17.92%) Windows 7
12 50 (17.92%) Oracle
12 50 (17.92%) Migration
13 47 (16.85%) SCCM
14 45 (16.13%) Data Centre
15 42 (15.05%) ITIL
16 40 (14.34%) MS Exchange
17 35 (12.54%) XenApp
17 35 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (12.19%) Web Services
18 34 (12.19%) C#
18 34 (12.19%) SQL
19 32 (11.47%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (10.75%) Disclosure Scotland
21 29 (10.39%) MS Excel
21 29 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
22 28 (10.04%) DNS

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 40 (14.34%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.60%) IIS
3 15 (5.38%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.02%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.94%) Apache
7 10 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.58%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.15%) CICS
9 5 (1.79%) CMS
9 5 (1.79%) Confluence
9 5 (1.79%) JBoss
9 5 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.43%) ColdFusion
10 4 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.43%) NServiceBus
10 4 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.36%) InDesign
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.15%) PaaS
3 3 (1.08%) Office 365
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.04%) DNS
2 21 (7.53%) DHCP
3 20 (7.17%) LDAP
4 15 (5.38%) Internet
5 14 (5.02%) NetScaler
6 13 (4.66%) SAN
6 13 (4.66%) SSL
7 10 (3.58%) LAN
7 10 (3.58%) WAN
8 9 (3.23%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.51%) Firewall
9 7 (2.51%) VPN
10 6 (2.15%) Network Security
11 5 (1.79%) FTP
11 5 (1.79%) Skype
12 3 (1.08%) WLAN
13 2 (0.72%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.72%) Broadband
13 2 (0.72%) HTTP
13 2 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.30%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.51%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.79%) DB2
5 5 (1.79%) Informix
5 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.43%) MySQL
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.08%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.51%) Maven
2 7 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.51%) Subversion
3 6 (2.15%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.79%) JIRA
4 5 (1.79%) NUnit
5 4 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.43%) Hudson
6 3 (1.08%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.08%) JUnit
6 3 (1.08%) Mockito
6 3 (1.08%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.08%) NetBeans
6 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.08%) Selenium
7 2 (0.72%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 100 (35.84%) Finance
2 54 (19.35%) Banking
3 10 (3.58%) Law
3 10 (3.58%) Legal
4 6 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.08%) Retail
5 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.36%) German Language
6 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
2 24 (8.60%) Administrator
3 19 (6.81%) Architect
4 18 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 18 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 17 (6.09%) Consultant
5 17 (6.09%) Support Engineer
6 16 (5.73%) Developer
7 15 (5.38%) Analyst
7 15 (5.38%) IT Support
8 13 (4.66%) Active Directory Engineer
8 13 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.66%) Infrastructure Manager
9 12 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (4.30%) Windows Server Engineer
10 11 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
13 8 (2.87%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.19%) Web Services
2 17 (6.09%) .NET
3 10 (3.58%) CSS
3 10 (3.58%) HTML
3 10 (3.58%) Middleware
3 10 (3.58%) REST
4 9 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.87%) Java EE
5 8 (2.87%) XML
6 6 (2.15%) HTML5
6 6 (2.15%) OAuth
7 5 (1.79%) jQuery
7 5 (1.79%) JSP
7 5 (1.79%) Servlets
7 5 (1.79%) SOAP
8 4 (1.43%) COM+
8 4 (1.43%) MSMQ
8 4 (1.43%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.24%) Clustering
3 18 (6.45%) Mainframe
4 16 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.58%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.58%) PKI
6 9 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.51%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.15%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.79%) iPad
9 5 (1.79%) User Experience
10 4 (1.43%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.43%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.43%) iSeries
10 4 (1.43%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.43%) Tandem
10 4 (1.43%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 111 (39.78%) Windows Server
2 77 (27.60%) Linux
3 75 (26.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (25.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (20.43%) Unix
6 50 (17.92%) Windows 7
7 32 (11.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (8.60%) Solaris
10 20 (7.17%) AIX
11 18 (6.45%) Windows 10
12 15 (5.38%) HPUX
13 8 (2.87%) Windows 8
14 7 (2.51%) Windows 2000
15 6 (2.15%) zOS
16 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.36%) Android
17 1 (0.36%) CentOS
17 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.36%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.92%) Migration
2 42 (15.05%) ITIL
3 29 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (8.60%) Change Management
5 23 (8.24%) Configuration Management
6 22 (7.89%) Project Management
7 21 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.30%) Risk Management
9 12 (4.30%) Time Management
10 11 (3.94%) Application Packaging
10 11 (3.94%) DevOps
10 11 (3.94%) Release Management
10 11 (3.94%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.58%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.58%) Security Patching
12 9 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (2.87%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.87%) MVC
13 8 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (27.60%) PowerShell
2 34 (12.19%) C#
2 34 (12.19%) SQL
3 27 (9.68%) Java
4 25 (8.96%) VBScript
5 13 (4.66%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.30%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.58%) Perl
7 10 (3.58%) Ruby
8 9 (3.23%) VBA
9 8 (2.87%) Python
10 7 (2.51%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.15%) VB
12 5 (1.79%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.43%) VB6
14 3 (1.08%) JCL
15 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.72%) C
15 2 (0.72%) C++
15 2 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (2.87%) CISSP
1 8 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
1 8 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.51%) MCP
3 4 (1.43%) CISMP
3 4 (1.43%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.43%) PMP
4 3 (1.08%) APMP
4 3 (1.08%) HNC
4 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.08%) MCSE
4 3 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.72%) CCA
5 2 (0.72%) CISA
5 2 (0.72%) CISM
5 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) MCITP
6 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.66%) QA
3 8 (2.87%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.08%) SLA
6 2 (0.72%) COBIT
6 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (34.41%) Active Directory
2 35 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (12.54%) XenApp
3 20 (7.17%) XenDesktop
4 16 (5.73%) VMware ESX
5 15 (5.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (3.23%) SRDF
7 7 (2.51%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.15%) Veritas File System
8 6 (2.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.79%) Docker
10 3 (1.08%) RACF
10 3 (1.08%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.08%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (1.08%) XenServer
11 2 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.72%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 47 (16.85%) SCCM
2 22 (7.89%) SCOM
3 16 (5.73%) WSUS
4 12 (4.30%) Puppet
5 11 (3.94%) Ansible
6 10 (3.58%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (3.23%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.87%) vRealize
9 6 (2.15%) Nagios
9 6 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (2.15%) TADDM
10 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (1.43%) QRadar
11 4 (1.43%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.08%) SCOrch
12 3 (1.08%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.72%) logstash
13 2 (0.72%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 105 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 60 (21.51%) VMware
3 56 (20.07%) Citrix
4 50 (17.92%) Oracle
5 20 (7.17%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.38%) Cisco
7 12 (4.30%) Veritas
8 11 (3.94%) HP
8 11 (3.94%) Splunk
9 10 (3.58%) Symantec
10 8 (2.87%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.51%) AppSense
12 6 (2.15%) IBM
13 5 (1.79%) Sitecore
14 4 (1.43%) Apple
14 4 (1.43%) CA
14 4 (1.43%) EMC
14 4 (1.43%) NetApp
14 4 (1.43%) Sun
15 3 (1.08%) Altiris
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