Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 54 67
Rank change year-on-year -41 +13 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 42 90 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.46% 3.09% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.62% 17.89% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 52 33
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £416 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% +38.75% +4.35%
10th Percentile £338 £276 £117
90th Percentile £575 £602 £488
Scotland median daily rate £378 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +7.86% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £13.50
Scotland median hourly rate £11.50 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -41.03% -8.24% +46.55%

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 487 503 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.90% 17.25% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 272 177
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £175 £206 £149
90th Percentile £565 £571 £500
Scotland median daily rate £383 £384 £330
% change year-on-year -0.33% +16.29% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
Edinburgh median hourly rate £26.25 £15.86 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.51% -17.61% +24.19%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £12.67
90th Percentile £44.27 £21.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -11.69% +1.99%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 41 (97.62%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Linux
2 19 (45.24%) Finance
3 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) VMware
6 12 (28.57%) Banking
7 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
7 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 10 (23.81%) Puppet
7 10 (23.81%) Ansible
8 9 (21.43%) Artifactory
8 9 (21.43%) Bitbucket
8 9 (21.43%) .NET
8 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
9 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (16.67%) Retail Banking
10 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (16.67%) SCCM
10 7 (16.67%) Unix
10 7 (16.67%) Python
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (16.67%) DevOps
10 7 (16.67%) Kubernetes

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 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) Confluence
2 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.14%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.52%) Datadog
3 4 (9.52%) OpenShift
3 4 (9.52%) SaaS
4 3 (7.14%) GitHub
4 3 (7.14%) IaaS
4 3 (7.14%) PaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DHCP
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) Skype
3 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.38%) BGP
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) IPv6
5 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.38%) OSPF
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Artifactory
1 9 (21.43%) Bitbucket
2 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (14.29%) IBM UrbanCode
2 6 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
3 4 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (9.52%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) Zephyr
4 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.76%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) Hudson
5 1 (2.38%) Protractor
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 12 (28.57%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Law
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (97.62%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Linux
3 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (16.67%) Unix
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
6 4 (9.52%) Ubuntu
7 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps
3 6 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Change Control
6 3 (7.14%) High Availability
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.14%) Kanban
6 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.76%) Antivirus Management
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security
7 2 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.76%) Release Management
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.76%) TDD
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.67%) Python
4 6 (14.29%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 5 (11.90%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) VBScript
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) MCSA
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.52%) Docker
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Ansible
1 10 (23.81%) Puppet
2 7 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 7 (16.67%) SCCM
3 5 (11.90%) Control-M
4 4 (9.52%) Nagios
5 3 (7.14%) Packer
5 3 (7.14%) Terraform
6 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (4.76%) HP SIM
6 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.38%) AppDNA
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix
3 5 (11.90%) SolarWinds
4 4 (9.52%) AppDynamics
4 4 (9.52%) Micro Focus
4 4 (9.52%) New Relic
4 4 (9.52%) Splunk
5 3 (7.14%) BMC
5 3 (7.14%) Brocade
5 3 (7.14%) Google
5 3 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) IBM
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Lotus
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) Veritas