Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 133 98
Rank change year-on-year +11 -35 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 13 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.46% 0.34% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.35% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £338 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -4.93% +27.93%
10th Percentile £189 £228 £115
90th Percentile £488 £603 £450
Scotland median daily rate £301 £338 £360
% change year-on-year -10.74% -6.25% +37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00

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 2,678 2,850 1,886
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.96% 96.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,364 1,675 1,126
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% -25.07% +18.30%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.53 £13.43
90th Percentile £44.93 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year -5.00% +15.47% -13.40%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) Artifactory
5 4 (30.77%) Office 365
5 4 (30.77%) Puppet
5 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Terraform
6 3 (23.08%) Packer
6 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) Confluence
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.69%) Datadog
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Artifactory
1 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Cyberattack
1 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) High Availability
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (23.08%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Docker
3 1 (7.69%) iptables
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Puppet
3 3 (23.08%) Packer
3 3 (23.08%) Terraform
4 2 (15.38%) Control-M
5 1 (7.69%) Ansible
5 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
5 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) AppDynamics
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Dell KACE
4 1 (7.69%) New Relic
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk