Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 10 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 187 241 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.72% 9.70% 7.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.36% 50.95% 50.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 120 136
Median daily rate £333 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £114 £112 £118
90th Percentile £525 £575 £600
Scotland median daily rate £313 £325 £301
% change year-on-year -3.85% +7.97% -8.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 13
Median hourly rate £19.03 £15.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.87% -5.42% -23.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.20 £31.90 £21.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £13.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +36.54% -22.43% +5.67%

Windows 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 326 473 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.68% 19.03% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 243 279
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £120 £131 £149
90th Percentile £568 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.13% +3.47% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 11
Median hourly rate £18.27 £35.00 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.81% +107.59% -12.42%
10th Percentile £16.42 £11.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £45.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate £19.75 £16.43 £16.76
% change year-on-year +20.21% -1.97% -1.41%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 90 (48.13%) Windows 10
2 83 (44.39%) Microsoft
3 72 (38.50%) Office 365
4 60 (32.09%) Active Directory
5 50 (26.74%) Windows Server
6 47 (25.13%) Windows 7
7 46 (24.60%) Microsoft Office
8 45 (24.06%) Public Sector
9 42 (22.46%) Migration
10 39 (20.86%) Finance
11 36 (19.25%) Azure
12 33 (17.65%) Citrix
13 29 (15.51%) VMware
13 29 (15.51%) SCCM
13 29 (15.51%) PowerShell
14 28 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 26 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (13.37%) SharePoint
16 25 (13.37%) Linux
16 25 (13.37%) AWS
17 24 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (12.30%) SQL
19 22 (11.76%) OneDrive
20 21 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
21 20 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (10.16%) ITIL
22 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
23 18 (9.63%) Skype
24 15 (8.02%) SLA
24 15 (8.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Windows
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 25 (13.37%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.49%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.35%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.74%) IIS
5 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (24.60%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (8.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) assyst
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (38.50%) Office 365
2 36 (19.25%) Azure
3 25 (13.37%) AWS
4 22 (11.76%) OneDrive
5 12 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.67%) SaaS
7 3 (1.60%) IaaS
8 2 (1.07%) Yammer
9 1 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) Skype
2 9 (4.81%) DNS
3 8 (4.28%) Firewall
4 7 (3.74%) DHCP
5 6 (3.21%) LAN
6 5 (2.67%) SAN
6 5 (2.67%) WAN
6 5 (2.67%) Wireshark
7 4 (2.14%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.14%) Network Security
7 4 (2.14%) VPN
7 4 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.07%) BGP
8 2 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.07%) IPv6
8 2 (1.07%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.07%) OSPF
8 2 (1.07%) VLAN
8 2 (1.07%) Wireless
9 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Fiddler
2 4 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.60%) Eclipse RCP
3 3 (1.60%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.60%) JIRA
3 3 (1.60%) MSI
4 2 (1.07%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.07%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.07%) Subversion
4 2 (1.07%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.07%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.53%) TestLink
General
1 45 (24.06%) Public Sector
2 39 (20.86%) Finance
3 14 (7.49%) Banking
4 5 (2.67%) Retail
5 4 (2.14%) Back Office
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
6 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.07%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (13.90%) Windows Engineer
3 21 (11.23%) Analyst
4 20 (10.70%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (7.49%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.49%) IT Support
7 13 (6.95%) Consultant
7 13 (6.95%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.42%) Citrix Support
9 10 (5.35%) Architect
9 10 (5.35%) Platform Engineer
9 10 (5.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.81%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.28%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 8 (4.28%) Office 365 Consultant
11 8 (4.28%) Server Engineer
11 8 (4.28%) Technical Consultant
12 7 (3.74%) Deskside Engineer
12 7 (3.74%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.14%) .NET
2 2 (1.07%) LDAP
3 1 (0.53%) Ajax
3 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.53%) CSS
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) Node.js
3 1 (0.53%) React
3 1 (0.53%) Spring
3 1 (0.53%) WinForms
3 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.28%) Data Centre
1 8 (4.28%) Driving Licence
1 8 (4.28%) Fat Client
1 8 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
1 8 (4.28%) Thin Client
1 8 (4.28%) User Experience
2 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.67%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.67%) CMDB
2 5 (2.67%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.14%) Clustering
3 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.14%) PKI
3 4 (2.14%) Replication
4 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.07%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.07%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 90 (48.13%) Windows 10
2 50 (26.74%) Windows Server
3 47 (25.13%) Windows 7
4 25 (13.37%) Linux
5 20 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 11 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (5.35%) Android
9 6 (3.21%) Unix
10 4 (2.14%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.60%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.53%) AIX
12 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.46%) Migration
2 28 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (10.16%) ITIL
6 14 (7.49%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (6.95%) DevOps
7 13 (6.95%) Information Security
8 11 (5.88%) Application Packaging
9 10 (5.35%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.81%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.28%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.74%) ITSM
12 7 (3.74%) Kanban
12 7 (3.74%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.74%) Service Management
12 7 (3.74%) Software Engineering
13 6 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.51%) PowerShell
2 23 (12.30%) SQL
3 14 (7.49%) VBA
4 9 (4.81%) C#
4 9 (4.81%) Python
5 6 (3.21%) VBScript
6 5 (2.67%) C++
6 5 (2.67%) Java
7 4 (2.14%) VB
8 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.07%) Delphi
8 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.07%) Perl
8 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.53%) C
9 1 (0.53%) Groovy
9 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (4.81%) Degree
2 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.21%) MCSE
5 5 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.14%) CCNP
6 4 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.60%) CCIE
7 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.07%) CCNA
8 2 (1.07%) CISA
8 2 (1.07%) CISM
8 2 (1.07%) HND
8 2 (1.07%) MCP
9 1 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.53%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.53%) VCAP
9 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.02%) SLA
2 13 (6.95%) GDPR
3 12 (6.42%) QA
4 5 (2.67%) PMO
5 3 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (32.09%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.49%) XenApp
4 11 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 10 (5.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 6 (3.21%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.67%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.67%) vSphere
8 4 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.07%) Docker
10 2 (1.07%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.53%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (15.51%) SCCM
2 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.28%) Ansible
4 7 (3.74%) SCOM
5 6 (3.21%) Puppet
5 6 (3.21%) WSUS
6 5 (2.67%) Avamar
7 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.60%) Terraform
8 2 (1.07%) Clonezilla
8 2 (1.07%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.07%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.53%) Control-M
9 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.53%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 83 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.65%) Citrix
3 29 (15.51%) VMware
4 11 (5.88%) EMC
5 10 (5.35%) Cisco
6 9 (4.81%) HP
6 9 (4.81%) Oracle
7 6 (3.21%) Ivanti
8 5 (2.67%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.14%) Mitel
9 4 (2.14%) NetApp
9 4 (2.14%) Symantec
10 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.60%) Dell
10 3 (1.60%) Equitrac
10 3 (1.60%) Lumension
10 3 (1.60%) Sophos
10 3 (1.60%) VeriFone
11 2 (1.07%) GFI Software
11 2 (1.07%) ServiceNow