Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 236 220 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.98% 7.94% 9.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.43% 45.55% 53.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 111 95
Edinburgh median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% +1.17%
10th Percentile £112 £105 £114
90th Percentile £525 £538 £498
Scotland median daily rate £310 £338 £315
% change year-on-year -8.15% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.17 £14.66 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.98% +9.57% +11.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.52 £11.48
90th Percentile £36.75 £16.68 £19.48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £14.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% -59.03% +94.59%

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 468 483 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 15.82% 17.44% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 247 195
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £133 £209 £155
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £14.96 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.02% +11.77% +11.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.06 £11.48
90th Percentile £44.27 £18.90 £19.48
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year +11.29% -56.64% +91.95%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 86 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 71 (30.08%) Windows 10
3 70 (29.66%) Microsoft
4 60 (25.42%) Linux
5 57 (24.15%) Finance
6 55 (23.31%) SCCM
7 52 (22.03%) PowerShell
8 49 (20.76%) VMware
9 44 (18.64%) Windows 7
10 41 (17.37%) Windows Server
11 39 (16.53%) Banking
12 37 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (13.98%) Unix
15 28 (11.86%) ITIL
16 27 (11.44%) Ansible
17 26 (11.02%) Puppet
17 26 (11.02%) Office 365
18 24 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
19 23 (9.75%) Firewall
19 23 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 22 (9.32%) Kanban
20 22 (9.32%) Migration
20 22 (9.32%) Java
20 22 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
21 21 (8.90%) Artifactory
22 20 (8.47%) .NET
23 19 (8.05%) Citrix
23 19 (8.05%) Red Hat
24 18 (7.63%) Docker

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 12 (5.08%) Apache
2 11 (4.66%) IIS
3 9 (3.81%) nginx
3 9 (3.81%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.39%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.54%) Confluence
5 6 (2.54%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.27%) CMS
8 3 (1.27%) Drupal
8 3 (1.27%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.27%) WordPress
9 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.42%) JBoss
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.85%) assyst
3 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.02%) Office 365
2 18 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (5.93%) IaaS
4 14 (5.93%) PaaS
5 12 (5.08%) SaaS
6 10 (4.24%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.12%) Datadog
8 3 (1.27%) GitHub
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.75%) Firewall
2 16 (6.78%) DNS
3 13 (5.51%) DHCP
4 8 (3.39%) DSL
4 8 (3.39%) Skype
4 8 (3.39%) SSL
4 8 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.97%) SAN
5 7 (2.97%) VPN
6 6 (2.54%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.12%) LAN
8 4 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.69%) Network Security
8 4 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.69%) VoIP
8 4 (1.69%) WAN
9 3 (1.27%) BGP
9 3 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.27%) OSPF
10 2 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.69%) MySQL
4 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.85%) DataStage
5 2 (0.85%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.42%) DB2
6 1 (0.42%) GIS
6 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.42%) Informix
6 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (8.90%) Artifactory
2 16 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.36%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.51%) Bitbucket
5 10 (4.24%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.81%) IBM UrbanCode
6 9 (3.81%) JIRA
6 9 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (3.39%) GitLab
7 8 (3.39%) MSI
8 7 (2.97%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.54%) Eclipse RCP
9 6 (2.54%) Gradle
9 6 (2.54%) Maven
10 5 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.12%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.69%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.69%) Selenium
11 4 (1.69%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.27%) InstallShield
General
1 57 (24.15%) Finance
2 39 (16.53%) Banking
3 4 (1.69%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.27%) Law
5 2 (0.85%) Legal
5 2 (0.85%) Publishing
5 2 (0.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (17.80%) Analyst
2 22 (9.32%) Windows Engineer
3 18 (7.63%) Architect
3 18 (7.63%) Desktop Support
3 18 (7.63%) IT Support
4 16 (6.78%) IT Analyst
5 14 (5.93%) Service Analyst
5 14 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (5.51%) Consultant
6 13 (5.51%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.08%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.66%) Developer
9 10 (4.24%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (3.81%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (3.81%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (3.81%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.81%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.39%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.47%) .NET
2 12 (5.08%) LDAP
3 6 (2.54%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.54%) JavaFX
3 6 (2.54%) OSGi
3 6 (2.54%) Spring
3 6 (2.54%) Swing
3 6 (2.54%) Web Services
4 5 (2.12%) HTML
4 5 (2.12%) Middleware
5 4 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.27%) Kafka
6 3 (1.27%) Qt
6 3 (1.27%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.27%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) REST
8 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.42%) HTML5
8 1 (0.42%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.24%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.97%) Clustering
2 7 (2.97%) PKI
3 6 (2.54%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.69%) iPhone
4 4 (1.69%) Replication
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.27%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.85%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (30.08%) Windows 10
2 60 (25.42%) Linux
3 44 (18.64%) Windows 7
4 41 (17.37%) Windows Server
5 33 (13.98%) Unix
6 23 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (5.93%) Solaris
10 7 (2.97%) Android
11 6 (2.54%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.54%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.12%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.69%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.42%) CentOS
15 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (11.86%) ITIL
3 22 (9.32%) Kanban
3 22 (9.32%) Migration
3 22 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (7.63%) DevOps
5 14 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (5.93%) Test Automation
6 12 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (5.08%) Project Management
7 11 (4.66%) Scrum
8 10 (4.24%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (3.81%) High Availability
9 9 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.39%) Application Packaging
10 8 (3.39%) Change Control
10 8 (3.39%) OO
10 8 (3.39%) Service Management
10 8 (3.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.03%) PowerShell
2 22 (9.32%) Java
3 17 (7.20%) SQL
4 16 (6.78%) Bash Shell
5 14 (5.93%) Python
6 10 (4.24%) C#
6 10 (4.24%) Perl
7 5 (2.12%) XAML
8 3 (1.27%) C++
8 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.27%) VBA
8 3 (1.27%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) C
9 2 (0.85%) Ruby
10 1 (0.42%) Go
10 1 (0.42%) Groovy
10 1 (0.42%) PHP
10 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (4.24%) CISSP
2 6 (2.54%) Degree
2 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.27%) MCSA
4 3 (1.27%) MCSE
5 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.85%) MCP
6 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.42%) CCNA
6 1 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.42%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (36.44%) Active Directory
2 37 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.63%) Docker
4 16 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.66%) XenApp
6 7 (2.97%) vSphere
6 7 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.12%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.69%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.85%) NFS
10 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.42%) Firmware
11 1 (0.42%) iptables
11 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (23.31%) SCCM
2 27 (11.44%) Ansible
3 26 (11.02%) Puppet
4 12 (5.08%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.81%) Prometheus
6 8 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.39%) Oracle ZFS
6 8 (3.39%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (2.54%) Nagios
7 6 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.54%) Terraform
7 6 (2.54%) Xymon
8 5 (2.12%) Control-M
9 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.69%) Packer
9 4 (1.69%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.27%) SCOM
10 3 (1.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 49 (20.76%) VMware
3 19 (8.05%) Citrix
3 19 (8.05%) Red Hat
4 16 (6.78%) Splunk
5 14 (5.93%) Cisco
6 9 (3.81%) Oracle
7 8 (3.39%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.54%) AppDynamics
8 6 (2.54%) Apple
8 6 (2.54%) HP
8 6 (2.54%) New Relic
9 5 (2.12%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.12%) Dell
10 4 (1.69%) Adobe
10 4 (1.69%) CA
10 4 (1.69%) EMC
10 4 (1.69%) IBM
10 4 (1.69%) Lotus
10 4 (1.69%) Veritas