Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 83 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 -42 +32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 47 28 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.62% 1.34% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.24% 7.45% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 52
Edinburgh median daily rate £338 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £120 £284 £263
90th Percentile £591 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £290 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -17.14% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.50% -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £22.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -30.77% -36.81% +185.15%

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 418 376 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.43% 17.97% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 200 261
Edinburgh median daily rate £384 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £120 £200 £263
90th Percentile £525 £501 £513
Scotland median daily rate £368 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +45.25% -70.00%
10th Percentile £13.32 £13.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.00 £52.17 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.86 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.69% -57.71% +28.56%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Edinburgh

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Edinburgh

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Edinburgh

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (63.83%) Active Directory
3 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
4 20 (42.55%) Finance
5 17 (36.17%) Linux
6 16 (34.04%) SCCM
7 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
8 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (27.66%) ITIL
9 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
9 10 (21.28%) VMware
9 10 (21.28%) Puppet
9 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (19.15%) Ansible
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (19.15%) SQL
11 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
11 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
12 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco
13 6 (12.77%) VPN
13 6 (12.77%) .NET
13 6 (12.77%) IIS
13 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.77%) Banking

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 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.26%) Confluence
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.13%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) assyst
2 2 (4.26%) SAP BPC
2 2 (4.26%) SAP MII
3 1 (2.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.51%) Office 365
3 3 (6.38%) IaaS
3 3 (6.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) VPN
2 5 (10.64%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
3 3 (6.38%) Internet
3 3 (6.38%) Skype
4 2 (4.26%) SAN
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.13%) Firewall
5 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.13%) MPLS
5 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.26%) MaxDB
2 2 (4.26%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Artifactory
2 4 (8.51%) Bitbucket
3 3 (6.38%) IBM UrbanCode
3 3 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) NWDI
5 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Administrator
2 9 (19.15%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (12.77%) IT Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.38%) IT Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) IT Support
5 3 (6.38%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) IT Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Clustering
1 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Linux
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 10
7 4 (8.51%) Unix
8 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) DevOps
4 5 (10.64%) Asset Management
4 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.51%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) Validation
5 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.38%) Change Control
6 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.38%) ITSM
6 3 (6.38%) Kanban
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Perl
4 3 (6.38%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) CISSP
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.13%) MCP
3 1 (2.13%) MCSA
3 1 (2.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.13%) OCP
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (63.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) vSphere
4 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.38%) XenApp
4 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) SCCM
2 10 (21.28%) Puppet
3 9 (19.15%) Ansible
3 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (6.38%) WMI
5 2 (4.26%) Control-M
5 2 (4.26%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.13%) Packer
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.13%) Terraform
6 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) VMware
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco
4 5 (10.64%) Citrix
4 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.64%) Splunk
5 4 (8.51%) CyberArk
6 3 (6.38%) ForeScout
6 3 (6.38%) HP
6 3 (6.38%) Ivanti
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
6 3 (6.38%) Shavlik
7 2 (4.26%) BMC
7 2 (4.26%) SAP
7 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.26%) Sybase
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
8 1 (2.13%) CA
8 1 (2.13%) Varonis
8 1 (2.13%) Veeam