Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 249 173 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.68% 9.79% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.07% 60.28% 44.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 76 86
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £122 £114 £125
90th Percentile £600 £475 £493
Scotland median daily rate £375 £320 £305
% change year-on-year +17.19% +4.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.26 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.65% +240.98% +22.79%
10th Percentile £11.71 £14.49 £11.23
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.14 £16.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year -4.23% - +10.11%

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 518 287 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.05% 16.24% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 141 215
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.02%
10th Percentile £221 £130 £225
90th Percentile £575 £500 £508
Scotland median daily rate £400 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £35.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.64% +134.43% +22.79%
10th Percentile £11.15 £14.49 £11.59
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.12 £74.91
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.76% - +14.48%

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 21 January 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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows.

1 111 (44.58%) Active Directory
2 110 (44.18%) Windows Server
3 108 (43.37%) Microsoft
4 82 (32.93%) Finance
5 81 (32.53%) PowerShell
6 79 (31.73%) Linux
7 77 (30.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (27.71%) VMware
9 65 (26.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (19.68%) ITIL
11 47 (18.88%) Opscode Chef
12 46 (18.47%) Windows 7
12 46 (18.47%) Puppet
13 45 (18.07%) Ansible
14 44 (17.67%) vSphere
15 43 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
16 40 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 38 (15.26%) SQL Server
17 38 (15.26%) Configuration Management
18 36 (14.46%) SCCM
19 32 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (12.85%) Migration
20 31 (12.45%) Firewall
20 31 (12.45%) Banking
20 31 (12.45%) DevOps
20 31 (12.45%) Windows 10
21 30 (12.05%) SQL
21 30 (12.05%) Ruby
22 29 (11.65%) SAN
22 29 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery

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 22 (8.84%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.43%) IIS
3 16 (6.43%) Apache
4 14 (5.62%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.22%) JBoss
5 13 (5.22%) Skype for Business
6 12 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.21%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.81%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.20%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.40%) CMS
13 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.80%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.80%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 43 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.04%) Office 365
3 21 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.81%) IaaS
6 7 (2.81%) PaaS
7 3 (1.20%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.20%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.80%) G Suite
8 2 (0.80%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.40%) Datadog
9 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.45%) Firewall
2 29 (11.65%) SAN
3 24 (9.64%) DNS
4 19 (7.63%) DHCP
5 14 (5.62%) Skype
6 13 (5.22%) Internet
6 13 (5.22%) VPN
7 12 (4.82%) NetScaler
8 11 (4.42%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.61%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.81%) LAN
11 6 (2.41%) BIG-IP
11 6 (2.41%) FTP
11 6 (2.41%) VoIP
11 6 (2.41%) WAN
12 5 (2.01%) Intranet
12 5 (2.01%) SMTP
13 4 (1.61%) Wireless
14 2 (0.80%) BGP
14 2 (0.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.20%) DB2
5 3 (1.20%) MySQL
5 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.80%) MaxDB
6 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (8.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.61%) Maven
3 8 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.01%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.20%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (1.20%) JIRA
5 3 (1.20%) NUnit
5 3 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.80%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.80%) NWDI
6 2 (0.80%) Redmine
6 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.80%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.40%) Ant
7 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
General
1 82 (32.93%) Finance
2 31 (12.45%) Banking
3 6 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.80%) Law
4 2 (0.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (15.66%) Analyst
3 22 (8.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (6.02%) Architect
5 14 (5.62%) Consultant
5 14 (5.62%) Developer
6 13 (5.22%) IT Analyst
7 11 (4.42%) IT Support
8 10 (4.02%) Administrator
9 9 (3.61%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.21%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.21%) Desktop Support
10 8 (3.21%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.21%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.81%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (2.81%) IT Engineer
11 7 (2.81%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.03%) .NET
2 12 (4.82%) XML
3 10 (4.02%) Java EE
3 10 (4.02%) XSLT
4 9 (3.61%) Ajax
4 9 (3.61%) RESTful
5 8 (3.21%) CSS
5 8 (3.21%) HTML
5 8 (3.21%) jQuery
5 8 (3.21%) SOAP
6 7 (2.81%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.81%) Hibernate
6 7 (2.81%) LDAP
6 7 (2.81%) Web Services
7 6 (2.41%) JPA
8 5 (2.01%) EJB
8 5 (2.01%) EJB 3.0
8 5 (2.01%) WPF
9 4 (1.61%) JSON
9 4 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.64%) Virtual Team
2 11 (4.42%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.02%) EMC VNX
4 9 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.61%) iPhone
4 9 (3.61%) Mainframe
5 8 (3.21%) PKI
6 7 (2.81%) Clustering
6 7 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.01%) DataPower
7 5 (2.01%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.61%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.61%) Tandem
9 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.20%) iPad
9 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (44.18%) Windows Server
2 79 (31.73%) Linux
3 77 (30.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (26.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (18.47%) Windows 7
6 40 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (12.45%) Windows 10
8 19 (7.63%) Unix
9 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (4.82%) Windows 8
11 11 (4.42%) Android
12 5 (2.01%) AIX
13 4 (1.61%) zOS
14 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.20%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.40%) CentOS
15 1 (0.40%) OS/2
15 1 (0.40%) Solaris
15 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.68%) ITIL
2 38 (15.26%) Configuration Management
3 32 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (12.85%) Migration
4 31 (12.45%) DevOps
5 29 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (9.24%) Mentoring
6 23 (9.24%) Validation
7 19 (7.63%) TDD
8 17 (6.83%) Asset Management
8 17 (6.83%) Coaching
8 17 (6.83%) Open Source
9 16 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.22%) ITIL V3
11 12 (4.82%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (4.02%) Change Control
14 9 (3.61%) Application Packaging
14 9 (3.61%) Incident Management
14 9 (3.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (32.53%) PowerShell
2 30 (12.05%) Ruby
2 30 (12.05%) SQL
3 17 (6.83%) Java
4 16 (6.43%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.82%) C#
6 11 (4.42%) Perl
7 7 (2.81%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.41%) VBScript
9 5 (2.01%) C++
10 4 (1.61%) C
10 4 (1.61%) Python
10 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.20%) PHP
12 2 (0.80%) COBOL
12 2 (0.80%) VBA
13 1 (0.40%) JCL
13 1 (0.40%) REXX
Qualifications
1 15 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.82%) MCSE
3 11 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.61%) Degree
5 7 (2.81%) MCP
5 7 (2.81%) MCSA
6 5 (2.01%) CCNA
6 5 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.80%) CCNP
8 2 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) HNC
9 1 (0.40%) ISEB
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.61%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (44.58%) Active Directory
2 44 (17.67%) vSphere
3 26 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (5.22%) XenApp
6 12 (4.82%) XenDesktop
7 10 (4.02%) Hyper-V
8 9 (3.61%) BitLocker
9 8 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.20%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.40%) Docker
12 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 47 (18.88%) Opscode Chef
2 46 (18.47%) Puppet
3 45 (18.07%) Ansible
4 36 (14.46%) SCCM
5 18 (7.23%) SCOM
6 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.41%) WSUS
8 5 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.61%) Packer
10 3 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.20%) WMI
11 2 (0.80%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.80%) Control-M
11 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.40%) CA Endevor
12 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.40%) Nagios
12 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 108 (43.37%) Microsoft
2 69 (27.71%) VMware
3 27 (10.84%) Citrix
4 22 (8.84%) Oracle
5 21 (8.43%) Cisco
6 20 (8.03%) Red Hat
7 15 (6.02%) HP
8 11 (4.42%) EMC
9 9 (3.61%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.21%) Google
10 8 (3.21%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.21%) Splunk
10 8 (3.21%) Symantec
11 7 (2.81%) F5
11 7 (2.81%) NetApp
12 6 (2.41%) IBM
12 6 (2.41%) Ivanti
13 5 (2.01%) Lotus
13 5 (2.01%) Mitel
13 5 (2.01%) ServiceNow