Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Microsoft Windows Server
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 59 64
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 51 75 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.92% 3.01% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.69% 15.92% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 53
Median daily rate £295 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.62% -12.12% +24.06%
10th Percentile £136 £120 £120
90th Percentile £575 £575 £602
Scotland median daily rate £405 £363 £303
% change year-on-year +11.72% +19.83% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £36.75 £12.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +194.00% -70.24% +86.67%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 325 471 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.64% 18.88% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 242 285
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £121 £130 £150
90th Percentile £566 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.13% +3.47% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 11
Median hourly rate £18.27 £35.00 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.81% +107.59% -19.71%
10th Percentile £16.42 £11.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £45.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate £19.88 £16.43 £16.63
% change year-on-year +20.97% -1.20% -2.18%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Edinburgh

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Edinburgh

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Edinburgh

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 16 (31.37%) Azure
5 15 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (27.45%) PowerShell
7 13 (25.49%) Office 365
8 12 (23.53%) AWS
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (21.57%) Citrix
10 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.61%) VMware
10 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
11 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (17.65%) Cisco
11 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (15.69%) SLA
12 8 (15.69%) Linux
12 8 (15.69%) SQL
12 8 (15.69%) SCCM
12 8 (15.69%) DevOps
13 7 (13.73%) Application Packaging
13 7 (13.73%) Finance
13 7 (13.73%) DHCP
13 7 (13.73%) Public Sector
14 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
14 6 (11.76%) Migration
14 6 (11.76%) EMC

Windows Server
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 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) Azure
2 13 (25.49%) Office 365
3 12 (23.53%) AWS
4 4 (7.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) DHCP
2 5 (9.80%) Firewall
2 5 (9.80%) Wireshark
3 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
3 4 (7.84%) SAN
3 4 (7.84%) VPN
4 3 (5.88%) DNS
5 2 (3.92%) BGP
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.92%) IPv6
5 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.92%) OSPF
5 2 (3.92%) Skype
5 2 (3.92%) WAN
5 2 (3.92%) Wireless
6 1 (1.96%) LAN
6 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Fiddler
1 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.92%) GitLab
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
1 7 (13.73%) Public Sector
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Housing Association
3 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Citrix Support
5 6 (11.76%) Server Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (9.80%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Server Support
7 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
2 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Client/Server
1 5 (9.80%) CMDB
2 4 (7.84%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (15.69%) Linux
6 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.84%) Unix
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.96%) AIX
9 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.69%) DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) Application Packaging
5 6 (11.76%) Migration
6 5 (9.80%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) Server Building
6 5 (9.80%) Service Management
6 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.88%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Line Management
8 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.92%) Project Delivery
8 2 (3.92%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (3.92%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Python
4 4 (7.84%) VBScript
5 3 (5.88%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Perl
6 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) CCNP
3 3 (5.88%) CCIE
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 2 (3.92%) HND
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) VCAP
5 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.76%) XenApp
4 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.80%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (3.92%) vSphere
7 1 (1.96%) Docker
7 1 (1.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.96%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 6 (11.76%) SCOM
2 6 (11.76%) WSUS
3 5 (9.80%) Ansible
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.88%) Puppet
4 3 (5.88%) Terraform
5 1 (1.96%) Avamar
5 1 (1.96%) Control-M
5 1 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.96%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) Citrix
3 10 (19.61%) VMware
4 9 (17.65%) Cisco
5 6 (11.76%) EMC
5 6 (11.76%) Ivanti
6 5 (9.80%) HP
6 5 (9.80%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.84%) NetApp
8 3 (5.88%) Lumension
8 3 (5.88%) Symantec
9 2 (3.92%) Brocade
9 2 (3.92%) Dell
9 2 (3.92%) EqualLogic
9 2 (3.92%) GFI Software
9 2 (3.92%) Sophos
10 1 (1.96%) Aruba
10 1 (1.96%) BMC
10 1 (1.96%) Qualys
10 1 (1.96%) Veritas