Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 75 64
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 99 45 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.36% 2.25% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.15% 14.56% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 24 39
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £271 £118 £124
90th Percentile £601 £465 £512
Scotland median daily rate £369 £320 £305
% change year-on-year +15.23% +4.92% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.30% +48.28% -17.14%

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 517 309 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.57% 15.47% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 145 224
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £137 £223
90th Percentile £575 £503 £496
Scotland median daily rate £390 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +20.00% -4.41% +2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.36 £19.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.01% +26.23% +22.79%
10th Percentile £11.71 £14.37 £11.59
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.00 £74.91
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year - -8.72% +15.25%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (64.65%) Active Directory
3 58 (58.59%) Microsoft
4 50 (50.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (49.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (44.44%) VMware
7 41 (41.41%) PowerShell
8 37 (37.37%) Linux
9 35 (35.35%) Finance
10 32 (32.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (29.29%) vSphere
13 28 (28.28%) Puppet
13 28 (28.28%) ITIL
14 27 (27.27%) Ansible
15 25 (25.25%) Configuration Management
15 25 (25.25%) SAN
16 23 (23.23%) Firewall
17 21 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (21.21%) SCCM
17 21 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
18 20 (20.20%) Ruby
19 18 (18.18%) Validation
20 17 (17.17%) Red Hat
20 17 (17.17%) DevOps
20 17 (17.17%) Virtual Team
21 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
21 16 (16.16%) Office 365
22 15 (15.15%) IIS

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 15 (15.15%) IIS
2 13 (13.13%) MS Exchange
3 11 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 8 (8.08%) JBoss
4 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
5 7 (7.07%) Apache
5 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
7 4 (4.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (3.03%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.16%) Office 365
3 9 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (8.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (6.06%) IaaS
6 6 (6.06%) PaaS
7 3 (3.03%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.02%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.25%) SAN
2 23 (23.23%) Firewall
3 15 (15.15%) DNS
4 13 (13.13%) DHCP
5 12 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 11 (11.11%) Skype
7 8 (8.08%) LDAP
8 7 (7.07%) NetScaler
8 7 (7.07%) WAN
9 6 (6.06%) BIG-IP
9 6 (6.06%) Internet
10 5 (5.05%) LAN
10 5 (5.05%) Network Security
10 5 (5.05%) Unified Communications
11 4 (4.04%) Intranet
12 3 (3.03%) BGP
12 3 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (3.03%) IPv6
12 3 (3.03%) OSPF
12 3 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.06%) Maven
3 3 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.01%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 14 (14.14%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (17.17%) Analyst
3 10 (10.10%) Architect
3 10 (10.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) Administrator
4 8 (8.08%) IT Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) Consultant
5 6 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) IT Support
7 4 (4.04%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) IT Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) Java EE
1 8 (8.08%) XML
2 7 (7.07%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) SOAP
2 7 (7.07%) XSLT
3 6 (6.06%) Ajax
3 6 (6.06%) jQuery
3 6 (6.06%) RESTful
4 5 (5.05%) EJB
4 5 (5.05%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (5.05%) Hibernate
4 5 (5.05%) JPA
5 2 (2.02%) Middleware
5 2 (2.02%) Web Services
6 1 (1.01%) REST
6 1 (1.01%) Spring
6 1 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Virtual Team
2 10 (10.10%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.08%) PKI
4 5 (5.05%) DataPower
4 5 (5.05%) EMC VNX
5 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.04%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.04%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.03%) Clustering
6 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.02%) Tandem
7 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Replication
8 1 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (50.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (49.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (37.37%) Linux
5 32 (32.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (12.12%) Unix
7 11 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (9.09%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.06%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) ITIL
2 25 (25.25%) Configuration Management
3 21 (21.21%) Continuous Delivery
3 21 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (18.18%) Validation
5 17 (17.17%) DevOps
6 12 (12.12%) ITIL V3
6 12 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 12 (12.12%) TDD
7 11 (11.11%) Coaching
8 10 (10.10%) Change Control
8 10 (10.10%) Open Source
8 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
9 9 (9.09%) Asset Management
10 8 (8.08%) Migration
11 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (6.06%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.05%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 5 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (5.05%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.41%) PowerShell
2 20 (20.20%) Ruby
3 10 (10.10%) SQL
4 8 (8.08%) Java
4 8 (8.08%) Perl
5 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.01%) C
6 1 (1.01%) Python
6 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.08%) MCSE
3 7 (7.07%) Degree
3 7 (7.07%) MCSA
4 6 (6.06%) MCP
5 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) CCNA
6 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.01%) APMP
8 1 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.01%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 64 (64.65%) Active Directory
2 29 (29.29%) vSphere
3 14 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.04%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.01%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.01%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.01%) XenApp
8 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (28.28%) Puppet
3 27 (27.27%) Ansible
4 21 (21.21%) SCCM
5 11 (11.11%) SCOM
6 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (4.04%) WSUS
8 3 (3.03%) Packer
8 3 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (3.03%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.02%) FortiGate
9 2 (2.02%) SCVMM
9 2 (2.02%) WMI
10 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
10 1 (1.01%) Control-M
10 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (1.01%) Rundeck
10 1 (1.01%) Simpana
10 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (1.01%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (58.59%) Microsoft
2 44 (44.44%) VMware
3 17 (17.17%) Red Hat
4 15 (15.15%) Cisco
5 9 (9.09%) Citrix
6 8 (8.08%) HP
7 7 (7.07%) EMC
7 7 (7.07%) F5
7 7 (7.07%) NetApp
8 5 (5.05%) CommVault
8 5 (5.05%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.05%) IBM
9 4 (4.04%) Adobe
9 4 (4.04%) Imperva
9 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.04%) Sophos
10 3 (3.03%) Lotus
10 3 (3.03%) Oracle
10 3 (3.03%) Symantec