Period
to 23 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 48 69
Rank change year-on-year -28 +21 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 55 109 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.11% 3.74% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.68% 20.88% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 69 20
Edinburgh median daily rate £380 £463 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.84% +54.17% +3.45%
10th Percentile £120 £271 £114
90th Percentile £530 £603 £508
Scotland median daily rate £380 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +1.33% +17.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £15.00
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -35.90% -9.30% +34.38%

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 471 522 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.08% 17.91% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 294 144
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £152 £213 £132
90th Percentile £565 £575 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £15.86 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.68% -55.64% +134.43%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.15 £14.49
90th Percentile £44.50 £21.00 £52.12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% -1.35% -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019, 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 52 (94.55%) Windows
2 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
3 17 (30.91%) Finance
4 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
4 16 (29.09%) PowerShell
5 14 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (25.45%) Linux
6 12 (21.82%) VMware
7 11 (20.00%) Banking
7 11 (20.00%) SQL
7 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (18.18%) Ansible
8 10 (18.18%) Windows 10
8 10 (18.18%) Firewall
9 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.36%) .NET
9 9 (16.36%) Python
10 8 (14.55%) Cisco
10 8 (14.55%) Unix
10 8 (14.55%) DevOps
10 8 (14.55%) Kubernetes
10 8 (14.55%) Puppet
10 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (12.73%) SCCM
11 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 6 (10.91%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (3.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.09%) Datadog
3 5 (9.09%) Office 365
3 5 (9.09%) OpenShift
3 5 (9.09%) SaaS
4 3 (5.45%) GitHub
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) Firewall
2 7 (12.73%) MPLS
2 7 (12.73%) VoIP
3 6 (10.91%) DHCP
3 6 (10.91%) DNS
3 6 (10.91%) Unified Communications
3 6 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.45%) VPN
5 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.64%) Skype
6 1 (1.82%) BGP
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.82%) Intranet
6 1 (1.82%) IPv6
6 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.82%) OSPF
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Artifactory
1 7 (12.73%) Bitbucket
2 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.91%) IBM UrbanCode
2 6 (10.91%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (10.91%) TeamCity
3 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (9.09%) Selenium
3 5 (9.09%) Zephyr
4 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.45%) Hudson
6 2 (3.64%) MSTest
6 2 (3.64%) NUnit
6 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Law
3 5 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Network Specialist
3 5 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (9.09%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 5 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
3 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Architect
4 4 (7.27%) IT Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) IT Support
4 4 (7.27%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
1 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.82%) Replication
2 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (94.55%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Linux
3 11 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 8 (14.55%) Unix
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.09%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.82%) AIX
8 1 (1.82%) HPUX
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (14.55%) DevOps
3 6 (10.91%) Change Management
3 6 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (9.09%) Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL
6 3 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.64%) Information Security
7 2 (3.64%) Release Management
7 2 (3.64%) SDLC
7 2 (3.64%) Storage Management
7 2 (3.64%) TDD
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) PowerShell
2 11 (20.00%) SQL
3 9 (16.36%) Python
4 7 (12.73%) Java
5 5 (9.09%) Perl
6 3 (5.45%) C#
7 2 (3.64%) Ruby
7 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) CCNA
1 4 (7.27%) CCNP
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) MCSA
2 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.91%) Docker
4 5 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.64%) XenApp
5 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Ansible
2 8 (14.55%) Kubernetes
2 8 (14.55%) Puppet
3 7 (12.73%) SCCM
4 5 (9.09%) Nagios
5 3 (5.45%) Control-M
5 3 (5.45%) Terraform
6 1 (1.82%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) Packer
6 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) AppDynamics
4 5 (9.09%) Micro Focus
4 5 (9.09%) New Relic
4 5 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 5 (9.09%) Splunk
5 3 (5.45%) Brocade
5 3 (5.45%) Google
5 3 (5.45%) NetScout
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle
5 3 (5.45%) SevOne
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) Dell
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) IBM
6 2 (3.64%) Lotus
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec