Period
to 3 July 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 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 9 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 123 265 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.38% 11.27% 7.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.95% 61.63% 55.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 132 140
Median daily rate £295 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.08% +21.15% -7.14%
10th Percentile £113 £120 £110
90th Percentile £495 £588 £525
Scotland median daily rate £350 £334 £285
% change year-on-year +4.87% +17.11% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 8
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £11.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +34.01% -25.38%
Scotland median hourly rate £19.88 £17.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year +13.57% +12.00% -1.48%

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 228 430 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.09% 18.28% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 205 260
Median daily rate £388 £425 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +12.96% +0.33%
10th Percentile £120 £137 £120
90th Percentile £550 £583 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 7
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% - -9.01%
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year +51.16% +37.60% -4.90%

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 July 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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 67 (54.47%) Windows 10
2 57 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 54 (43.90%) Office 365
4 44 (35.77%) Microsoft Office
5 39 (31.71%) Active Directory
6 34 (27.64%) Finance
6 34 (27.64%) Windows Server
7 32 (26.02%) Windows 7
8 31 (25.20%) PowerShell
9 26 (21.14%) Migration
10 22 (17.89%) Microsoft Excel
10 22 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (17.07%) Public Sector
11 21 (17.07%) SharePoint
11 21 (17.07%) Azure
12 19 (15.45%) ITIL
13 18 (14.63%) SQL
13 18 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 17 (13.82%) VBA
14 17 (13.82%) OneDrive
15 16 (13.01%) Collaborative Working
15 16 (13.01%) GDPR
15 16 (13.01%) Citrix
15 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (12.20%) Linux
17 14 (11.38%) VMware
17 14 (11.38%) Information Security
17 14 (11.38%) Banking
18 13 (10.57%) Skype

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 21 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.50%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.44%) IIS
5 2 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.63%) SAS
5 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (35.77%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (17.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) assyst
2 1 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (43.90%) Office 365
2 21 (17.07%) Azure
3 17 (13.82%) OneDrive
4 9 (7.32%) AWS
5 7 (5.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.44%) IaaS
7 2 (1.63%) Yammer
8 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) Skype
2 7 (5.69%) Firewall
3 5 (4.07%) Wireshark
4 4 (3.25%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.25%) VPN
5 3 (2.44%) DHCP
5 3 (2.44%) DNS
5 3 (2.44%) SAN
5 3 (2.44%) VLAN
5 3 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.63%) BGP
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.63%) IPv6
6 2 (1.63%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.63%) LAN
6 2 (1.63%) Network Security
6 2 (1.63%) OSPF
6 2 (1.63%) VoIP
6 2 (1.63%) WAN
6 2 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.81%) MS Access
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.07%) Fiddler
2 5 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.44%) GitLab
3 3 (2.44%) JIRA
4 2 (1.63%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.63%) Subversion
4 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.81%) MSI
5 1 (0.81%) TestLink
General
1 34 (27.64%) Finance
2 21 (17.07%) Public Sector
3 14 (11.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Electronics
5 2 (1.63%) Housing Association
5 2 (1.63%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (13.82%) Consultant
2 14 (11.38%) Analyst
2 14 (11.38%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (10.57%) Desktop Support
4 12 (9.76%) Citrix Support
4 12 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Office 365 Consultant
5 11 (8.94%) Technical Consultant
6 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) IT Support
7 9 (7.32%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 8 (6.50%) Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Deskside Support
10 6 (4.88%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) .NET
2 3 (2.44%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.44%) CSS
2 3 (2.44%) HTML
2 3 (2.44%) Node.js
3 1 (0.81%) Ajax
3 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.81%) LDAP
3 1 (0.81%) React
3 1 (0.81%) Spring
3 1 (0.81%) WinForms
3 1 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Fat Client
1 6 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
1 6 (4.88%) Thin Client
1 6 (4.88%) User Experience
2 5 (4.07%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.07%) CMDB
3 4 (3.25%) Clustering
3 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.63%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (54.47%) Windows 10
2 34 (27.64%) Windows Server
3 32 (26.02%) Windows 7
4 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (12.20%) Linux
6 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.32%) Apple iOS
8 8 (6.50%) Android
9 4 (3.25%) Unix
10 3 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.81%) AIX
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.14%) Migration
2 22 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (15.45%) ITIL
4 16 (13.01%) Collaborative Working
5 15 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (11.38%) Information Security
7 13 (10.57%) DevOps
8 12 (9.76%) Data Analysis
9 11 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (8.13%) Application Packaging
11 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.69%) Service Management
12 6 (4.88%) Project Delivery
12 6 (4.88%) Software Engineering
13 5 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.07%) Incident Management
14 4 (3.25%) Analytics
14 4 (3.25%) Change Control
14 4 (3.25%) Preventative Maintenance
14 4 (3.25%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.20%) PowerShell
2 18 (14.63%) SQL
3 17 (13.82%) VBA
4 8 (6.50%) Python
5 7 (5.69%) C#
6 4 (3.25%) VBScript
7 3 (2.44%) Java
8 2 (1.63%) C++
8 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) C
9 1 (0.81%) Groovy
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) Degree
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.25%) MCP
4 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.44%) MCSE
4 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) CCIE
5 2 (1.63%) CCNP
5 2 (1.63%) CISA
5 2 (1.63%) CISM
5 2 (1.63%) HND
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.01%) GDPR
2 10 (8.13%) SLA
3 9 (7.32%) QA
4 4 (3.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (3.25%) PMO
5 2 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 39 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.76%) XenApp
3 11 (8.94%) XenDesktop
4 8 (6.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 5 (4.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.25%) Docker
6 4 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.44%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.63%) vSphere
9 1 (0.81%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) Terraform
3 7 (5.69%) Ansible
4 6 (4.88%) SCOM
4 6 (4.88%) WSUS
5 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (4.07%) Puppet
6 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.63%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.63%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.01%) Citrix
3 14 (11.38%) VMware
4 8 (6.50%) Oracle
5 6 (4.88%) Ivanti
6 5 (4.07%) Cisco
6 5 (4.07%) EMC
7 4 (3.25%) HP
7 4 (3.25%) NetApp
7 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.44%) Dell
8 3 (2.44%) Lumension
8 3 (2.44%) Sophos
8 3 (2.44%) Symantec
9 2 (1.63%) Brocade
9 2 (1.63%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.63%) GFI Software
9 2 (1.63%) Meraki
9 2 (1.63%) Mitel