The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £253 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 84 82
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.59% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.62% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Median daily rate £253 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £313 £239
% change year-on-year -3.60% +30.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.91% -3.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Windows Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Replication
5 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) PKI
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (22.22%) XenApp
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop

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 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Application Discovery
1 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) CommVault