Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 109 124
Rank change year-on-year -18 +15 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 9 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.31% 0.85% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.88% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £338 £335 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +20.72% -7.50%
10th Percentile £228 £131 £220
90th Percentile £603 £449 £454
Scotland median daily rate £338 £316 £250
% change year-on-year +6.72% +26.50% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £13.00

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 2821 2049 3049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.61% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1199 1573
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) SCCM
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (22.22%) Ansible
7 2 (22.22%) DevOps
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 2 (22.22%) Puppet
7 2 (22.22%) Office 365
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (22.22%) vSphere
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (22.22%) SCOM
7 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification

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 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
1 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Disk Encryption
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Server Patching
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) WebSpy