Period
to 21 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 125 103
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 10 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.30% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £100 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.23% -16.13% +3.33%
Scotland median daily rate £303 £325 £341
% change year-on-year -6.92% -4.76% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £11.50 £11.33 £43.00
% change year-on-year +1.50% -73.65% +181.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,289 2,704 1,761
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 96.26% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,275 1,633 1,102
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £250
90th Percentile £575 £568 £550
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £19.03 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -16.00% +26.52%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.44 £14.05
90th Percentile £46.63 £47.33 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +2.94% -23.60%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in Edinburgh

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in Edinburgh

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in Edinburgh

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in Edinburgh

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (70.00%) SCCM
4 7 (70.00%) Office 365
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (20.00%) Degree
8 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (20.00%) Banking
8 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (20.00%) Data Security
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) Law
8 2 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (20.00%) Linux
8 2 (20.00%) MCSE
8 2 (20.00%) MCSA
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (20.00%) Single Sign-On

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (20.00%) Data Security
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Threat Management
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix