Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 67 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 90 43 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.09% 2.44% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.00% 12.91% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 23 39
Edinburgh median daily rate £416 £300 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.75% -12.41% +14.17%
10th Percentile £192 £119 £195
90th Percentile £603 £495 £496
Scotland median daily rate £375 £323 £322
% change year-on-year +16.10% +0.47% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -36.00%

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 500 333 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.18% 18.90% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 166 224
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £139 £225
90th Percentile £575 £506 £511
Scotland median daily rate £388 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +13.97% -2.86% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.50 £35.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.85% +134.43% -5.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.49 £11.59
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.17 £74.91
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -3.03%

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 February 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 February 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (67.78%) Active Directory
3 50 (55.56%) PowerShell
3 50 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
4 43 (47.78%) Finance
5 42 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (38.89%) VMware
7 29 (32.22%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (32.22%) vSphere
8 28 (31.11%) Puppet
8 28 (31.11%) Ansible
8 28 (31.11%) Linux
8 28 (31.11%) Configuration Management
9 26 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (25.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (24.44%) SAN
11 22 (24.44%) ITIL
12 21 (23.33%) Ruby
12 21 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (22.22%) Validation
13 20 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 20 (22.22%) Virtual Team
14 19 (21.11%) Git (software)
14 19 (21.11%) SCCM
15 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
16 17 (18.89%) TDD
17 15 (16.67%) MS Exchange
17 15 (16.67%) Coaching

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.78%) IIS
5 3 (3.33%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.22%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.22%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.11%) Office 365
3 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.33%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.44%) SAN
2 9 (10.00%) DHCP
2 9 (10.00%) DNS
2 9 (10.00%) Skype
3 8 (8.89%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 5 (5.56%) VPN
5 4 (4.44%) Internet
6 2 (2.22%) BGP
6 2 (2.22%) IPv6
6 2 (2.22%) LAN
6 2 (2.22%) OSPF
6 2 (2.22%) WAN
6 2 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (1.11%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.22%) MaxDB
3 2 (2.22%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (21.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.22%) NWDI
General
1 43 (47.78%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (22.22%) Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Architect
6 7 (7.78%) Administrator
7 6 (6.67%) Consultant
7 6 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) IT Support
8 5 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Active Directory Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) DBA
10 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Middleware
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.67%) EMC VNX
4 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.22%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.22%) Tandem
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (31.11%) Linux
5 21 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.67%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.33%) Unix
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Configuration Management
2 23 (25.56%) Continuous Delivery
2 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (24.44%) ITIL
4 20 (22.22%) Validation
5 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 17 (18.89%) TDD
7 15 (16.67%) Coaching
8 14 (15.56%) DevOps
9 13 (14.44%) ITIL V3
10 12 (13.33%) Asset Management
11 11 (12.22%) Open Source
12 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
13 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (4.44%) Migration
14 3 (3.33%) CRM
14 3 (3.33%) Project Management
14 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 21 (23.33%) Ruby
3 13 (14.44%) SQL
4 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.89%) MCSE
3 7 (7.78%) Degree
4 6 (6.67%) MCSA
5 4 (4.44%) MCP
5 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) CCNA
6 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) APMP
7 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (67.78%) Active Directory
2 29 (32.22%) vSphere
3 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.33%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.33%) XenApp
6 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (32.22%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (31.11%) Ansible
2 28 (31.11%) Puppet
3 19 (21.11%) SCCM
4 10 (11.11%) SCOM
5 5 (5.56%) WMI
6 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.33%) Packer
6 3 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.22%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.22%) WSUS
8 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
2 35 (38.89%) VMware
3 10 (11.11%) Cisco
3 10 (11.11%) HP
4 8 (8.89%) EMC
5 7 (7.78%) NetApp
6 5 (5.56%) Ivanti
6 5 (5.56%) Oracle
6 5 (5.56%) Shavlik
7 4 (4.44%) Citrix
7 4 (4.44%) CyberArk
7 4 (4.44%) ForeScout
7 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.44%) Splunk
8 3 (3.33%) Lotus
8 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.33%) Symantec
9 2 (2.22%) Brocade
9 2 (2.22%) Google