Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 73 56
Rank change year-on-year -20 -17 +29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 45 58 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.54% 2.17% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.49% 12.16% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 44
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +33.33%
10th Percentile £232 £288 £132
90th Percentile £453 £585 £518
Scotland median daily rate £375 £344 £323
% change year-on-year +9.01% +6.50% +7.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £12.00
Scotland median hourly rate £11.50 £18.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -36.99% -49.31% +148.28%

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 429 477 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.71% 17.89% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 240 210
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.16% +3.27%
10th Percentile £132 £210 £206
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £14.96 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.02% +24.63% -70.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.89 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £21.70 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £16.43 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.01% -54.36% +65.52%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
3 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
4 17 (37.78%) Finance
5 16 (35.56%) SQL
6 14 (31.11%) Linux
7 13 (28.89%) VMware
8 11 (24.44%) ITIL
8 11 (24.44%) .NET
8 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
8 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (22.22%) Puppet
9 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 10 (22.22%) Banking
9 10 (22.22%) SCCM
10 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (20.00%) Bitbucket
10 9 (20.00%) Artifactory
11 7 (15.56%) IIS
11 7 (15.56%) C#
11 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (13.33%) Confluence
12 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (13.33%) Ansible
12 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
12 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
12 6 (13.33%) Unix

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 7 (15.56%) IIS
2 6 (13.33%) Confluence
3 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.44%) Apache
6 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) assyst
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.22%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.89%) IaaS
3 4 (8.89%) Office 365
3 4 (8.89%) PaaS
4 2 (4.44%) Datadog
4 2 (4.44%) OpenShift
4 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) DHCP
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
1 4 (8.89%) Skype
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) BGP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.22%) IPv6
4 1 (2.22%) MPLS
4 1 (2.22%) OSPF
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Artifactory
1 9 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
3 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.11%) IBM UrbanCode
3 5 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (4.44%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.44%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.22%) Protractor
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Administrator
3 5 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.89%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) IT Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) IT Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Linux
3 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
6 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (13.33%) Unix
6 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (8.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (6.67%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (8.89%) Change Control
4 4 (8.89%) High Availability
4 4 (8.89%) Kanban
4 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.67%) ITSM
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.44%) Analytics
6 2 (4.44%) Antivirus Management
6 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 7 (15.56%) C#
4 5 (11.11%) Perl
5 4 (8.89%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) VBScript
7 1 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) MCSA
2 2 (4.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) CISSP
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.44%) Docker
5 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.22%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Puppet
1 10 (22.22%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) Ansible
3 5 (11.11%) Control-M
4 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (8.89%) Packer
4 4 (8.89%) Terraform
5 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (4.44%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) Nagios
6 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.22%) SCOM
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.67%) BMC
4 3 (6.67%) HP
4 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 3 (6.67%) Splunk
5 2 (4.44%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.44%) Brocade
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Google
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) Micro Focus
5 2 (4.44%) New Relic
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) CA
6 1 (2.22%) CommVault
6 1 (2.22%) Veritas