Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 14 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 255 247 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.96% 8.48% 8.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.15% 53.70% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 145 73
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £105 £114 £110
90th Percentile £575 £523 £438
Scotland median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £14.43 £16.68 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.49% +5.17% +4.00%
10th Percentile £11.15 £13.61 £13.11
90th Percentile £22.88 £29.75 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £15.81 £15.86
% change year-on-year -17.75% -0.35% -55.94%

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 417 460 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.93% 15.80% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 282 176
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £120 £133 £200
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.47% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £16.68 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.92% +5.17% -72.48%
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.02 £13.23
90th Percentile £44.50 £26.25 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.70% -7.35% -54.67%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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.

1 111 (43.53%) Active Directory
2 88 (34.51%) Microsoft
3 78 (30.59%) Windows Server
4 76 (29.80%) Windows 10
5 56 (21.96%) Linux
6 53 (20.78%) Finance
7 49 (19.22%) Migration
7 49 (19.22%) Office 365
8 45 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 44 (17.25%) SQL
10 42 (16.47%) VMware
11 40 (15.69%) Banking
11 40 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
12 39 (15.29%) PowerShell
13 36 (14.12%) SCCM
13 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
14 35 (13.73%) ITIL
15 30 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (10.59%) Degree
16 27 (10.59%) Unix
17 26 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 25 (9.80%) Java
18 25 (9.80%) Red Hat
18 25 (9.80%) DevOps
19 24 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (9.02%) Software Engineering
20 23 (9.02%) .NET
20 23 (9.02%) Python
21 21 (8.24%) SQL Server

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 17 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 15 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.35%) IIS
6 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.18%) Confluence
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) Apache
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 40 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) assyst
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.39%) Raiser's Edge
1 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.22%) Office 365
2 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.96%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.78%) Datadog
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
7 2 (0.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.45%) Firewall
2 16 (6.27%) Skype
3 14 (5.49%) VPN
4 11 (4.31%) DHCP
4 11 (4.31%) DNS
5 8 (3.14%) MPLS
5 8 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.75%) VoIP
7 6 (2.35%) SAN
8 5 (1.96%) LAN
9 4 (1.57%) FTP
9 4 (1.57%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.57%) WAN
10 3 (1.18%) Wireless
11 2 (0.78%) IPv4
11 2 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.39%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.06%) Big Data
2 18 (7.06%) GIS
3 4 (1.57%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.84%) Visual Studio
3 18 (7.06%) NetBeans
4 6 (2.35%) Hudson
4 6 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.57%) JIRA
6 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.78%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.78%) MSTest
7 2 (0.78%) NUnit
7 2 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.78%) Selenium
7 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.78%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.39%) Introscope
General
1 53 (20.78%) Finance
2 40 (15.69%) Banking
3 10 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.57%) Law
5 3 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (14.51%) Analyst
2 23 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (8.24%) Desktop Engineer
3 21 (8.24%) IT Support
4 20 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (7.45%) C# Software Engineer
5 19 (7.45%) Desktop Support
5 19 (7.45%) Software Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Java Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Java Software Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Senior Java Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 16 (6.27%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.49%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (5.10%) IT Analyst
9 13 (5.10%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.02%) .NET
2 19 (7.45%) SOAP
2 19 (7.45%) WPF
3 18 (7.06%) RESTful
3 18 (7.06%) Swing
4 11 (4.31%) XML
5 9 (3.53%) Middleware
6 3 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.78%) Web Services
8 1 (0.39%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.39%) REST
8 1 (0.39%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.39%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.06%) Robotics
2 10 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.14%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.75%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.96%) Clustering
5 5 (1.96%) User Experience
5 5 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.57%) PKI
7 3 (1.18%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.78%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
8 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.39%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.59%) Windows Server
2 76 (29.80%) Windows 10
3 56 (21.96%) Linux
4 45 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 30 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (10.59%) Unix
6 27 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.71%) Windows XP
8 11 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.75%) Android
9 7 (2.75%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.35%) Solaris
11 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.22%) Migration
2 35 (13.73%) ITIL
3 26 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (9.80%) DevOps
5 24 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (9.02%) Software Engineering
7 20 (7.84%) Dashboard Development
8 18 (7.06%) Innovative Thinking
8 18 (7.06%) SOA
8 18 (7.06%) Software Testing
9 17 (6.67%) Break/Fix
9 17 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (5.88%) Asset Management
11 14 (5.49%) High Availability
12 12 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (4.31%) Time Management
14 10 (3.92%) Service Delivery
15 9 (3.53%) Mentoring
16 8 (3.14%) Configuration Management
16 8 (3.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.25%) SQL
2 39 (15.29%) PowerShell
3 25 (9.80%) Java
4 23 (9.02%) Python
5 20 (7.84%) C#
6 18 (7.06%) C++
7 4 (1.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.57%) Perl
8 2 (0.78%) Ruby
8 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.78%) VBA
9 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (10.59%) Degree
2 18 (7.06%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.57%) CCNA
5 4 (1.57%) CCNP
5 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.18%) MCSE
7 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.78%) MCP
7 2 (0.78%) MCSA
8 1 (0.39%) APMP
8 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.39%) CISSP
8 1 (0.39%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.39%) MOS
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.31%) SLA
2 10 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.78%) COBIT
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.78%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 111 (43.53%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.31%) vSphere
4 9 (3.53%) Docker
4 9 (3.53%) XenApp
5 7 (2.75%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.18%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.78%) Firmware
9 2 (0.78%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 36 (14.12%) SCCM
2 11 (4.31%) Ansible
3 9 (3.53%) Puppet
4 8 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.57%) PowerCLI
5 4 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.18%) Consul
6 3 (1.18%) Grafana
6 3 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (1.18%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.18%) SCOM
7 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) Nagios
7 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.39%) Icinga
8 1 (0.39%) Netcool
8 1 (0.39%) TADDM
8 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 88 (34.51%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.47%) VMware
3 25 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 20 (7.84%) Cisco
5 19 (7.45%) Citrix
6 17 (6.67%) Splunk
7 16 (6.27%) Oracle
8 7 (2.75%) EMC
8 7 (2.75%) HP
8 7 (2.75%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.96%) IBM
10 4 (1.57%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.57%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.18%) Apple
12 2 (0.78%) BMC
12 2 (0.78%) Dell
12 2 (0.78%) Hitachi
12 2 (0.78%) Micro Focus
12 2 (0.78%) Sophos