Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 14 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 209 212 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.09% 8.22% 8.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.71% 44.17% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 105 146
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £114 £120 £126
90th Percentile £575 £538 £600
Scotland median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.45 £14.25 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.42% -10.15% -69.50%
10th Percentile £13.11 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.13 £26.85 £21.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.75 £15.68 £15.86
% change year-on-year +25.96% -1.13% -6.71%

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 356 480 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.90% 18.60% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 245 311
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £120 £158 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.15% +83.33% -15.38%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £44.50 £21.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.68
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.92% -4.69%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 91 (43.54%) Microsoft
1 91 (43.54%) Windows 10
2 68 (32.54%) Active Directory
3 66 (31.58%) Office 365
4 56 (26.79%) Windows Server
5 55 (26.32%) Public Sector
6 51 (24.40%) Windows 7
7 43 (20.57%) Citrix
8 42 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
8 42 (20.10%) Finance
9 41 (19.62%) Migration
10 40 (19.14%) SCCM
11 38 (18.18%) Linux
12 36 (17.22%) Azure
13 34 (16.27%) VMware
14 33 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (15.79%) AWS
15 30 (14.35%) PowerShell
16 28 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 26 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (11.48%) ITIL
20 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 21 (10.05%) DevOps
22 20 (9.57%) Python
22 20 (9.57%) SharePoint
23 19 (9.09%) SLA
23 19 (9.09%) SQL
23 19 (9.09%) Banking
24 18 (8.61%) EMC

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 20 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.74%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.83%) IIS
3 8 (3.83%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.91%) Apache
4 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.96%) nginx
6 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 42 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.35%) assyst
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 66 (31.58%) Office 365
2 36 (17.22%) Azure
3 33 (15.79%) AWS
4 16 (7.66%) OneDrive
5 13 (6.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.87%) SaaS
7 3 (1.44%) IaaS
8 2 (0.96%) Apigee
8 2 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.96%) Datadog
8 2 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Kong
8 2 (0.96%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.96%) PaaS
9 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.48%) Serverless
9 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.22%) Firewall
1 13 (6.22%) Skype
2 11 (5.26%) DNS
3 8 (3.83%) DHCP
3 8 (3.83%) LAN
4 7 (3.35%) NetScaler
4 7 (3.35%) SAN
4 7 (3.35%) WAN
5 6 (2.87%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.39%) Network Security
6 5 (2.39%) VPN
7 4 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.96%) BGP
8 2 (0.96%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.96%) Internet
8 2 (0.96%) IPv6
8 2 (0.96%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.96%) OSPF
8 2 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.96%) Aerospike
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.96%) Couchbase
4 2 (0.96%) Hazelcast
4 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.96%) Redis
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Fiddler
1 6 (2.87%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.91%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.91%) MSI
4 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.44%) Eclipse RCP
4 3 (1.44%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.96%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (0.96%) JIRA
5 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.96%) Selenium
5 2 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.96%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.48%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (26.32%) Public Sector
2 42 (20.10%) Finance
3 19 (9.09%) Banking
4 6 (2.87%) Retail
5 4 (1.91%) Back Office
6 3 (1.44%) Electronics
6 3 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (14.35%) Windows Engineer
2 27 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (11.00%) Analyst
4 19 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.61%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (8.13%) Platform Engineer
7 16 (7.66%) Desktop Support
8 13 (6.22%) Citrix Support
8 13 (6.22%) IT Support
9 12 (5.74%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 10 (4.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 10 (4.78%) Consultant
10 10 (4.78%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Active Directory Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Deskside Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Deskside Support
11 9 (4.31%) Security Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.39%) LDAP
2 4 (1.91%) .NET
3 3 (1.44%) XML
4 2 (0.96%) Java EE
4 2 (0.96%) RESTful
4 2 (0.96%) Vert.x
5 1 (0.48%) boto
5 1 (0.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.78%) Driving Licence
2 10 (4.78%) Fat Client
2 10 (4.78%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.87%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.87%) Clustering
3 6 (2.87%) CMDB
3 6 (2.87%) PKI
3 6 (2.87%) Replication
4 5 (2.39%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (1.91%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.91%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.91%) User Experience
6 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (43.54%) Windows 10
2 56 (26.79%) Windows Server
3 51 (24.40%) Windows 7
4 38 (18.18%) Linux
5 28 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.22%) Unix
8 7 (3.35%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.35%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.87%) Android
9 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.91%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.44%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.96%) Solaris
13 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.62%) Migration
2 33 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (11.48%) ITIL
5 21 (10.05%) DevOps
6 17 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (7.66%) Kanban
8 12 (5.74%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (5.26%) Application Packaging
10 10 (4.78%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.83%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.83%) Decision-Making
11 8 (3.83%) Information Security
11 8 (3.83%) ITSM
11 8 (3.83%) Project Delivery
11 8 (3.83%) Service Management
11 8 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (3.35%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.35%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.57%) Python
3 19 (9.09%) SQL
4 14 (6.70%) VBA
5 11 (5.26%) Perl
6 9 (4.31%) Java
7 8 (3.83%) C#
8 7 (3.35%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.35%) VBScript
9 5 (2.39%) VB
10 4 (1.91%) C++
11 2 (0.96%) Delphi
11 2 (0.96%) Go
11 2 (0.96%) Groovy
11 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.48%) C
12 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (3.83%) CCNP
2 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.87%) CCNA
4 5 (2.39%) Degree
4 5 (2.39%) MCSE
4 5 (2.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.91%) VCAP
5 4 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.44%) CCIE
6 3 (1.44%) MCP
6 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.48%) CISA
8 1 (0.48%) CISM
8 1 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.48%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.09%) SLA
2 9 (4.31%) QA
3 7 (3.35%) GDPR
4 5 (2.39%) PMO
5 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 68 (32.54%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.61%) XenApp
4 15 (7.18%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 6 (2.87%) BitLocker
6 6 (2.87%) Docker
6 6 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.87%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (1.91%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.91%) vSphere
9 1 (0.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 40 (19.14%) SCCM
2 14 (6.70%) Ansible
3 11 (5.26%) Avamar
4 10 (4.78%) SCOM
5 7 (3.35%) Puppet
6 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.39%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.91%) Clonezilla
8 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.91%) PowerCLI
8 4 (1.91%) QRadar
8 4 (1.91%) Terraform
8 4 (1.91%) WSUS
9 2 (0.96%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.96%) Consul
9 2 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.96%) Nagios
9 2 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.57%) Citrix
3 34 (16.27%) VMware
4 18 (8.61%) EMC
5 15 (7.18%) Cisco
6 10 (4.78%) Oracle
7 9 (4.31%) HP
7 9 (4.31%) Splunk
8 7 (3.35%) Ivanti
9 5 (2.39%) Mitel
9 5 (2.39%) NetApp
9 5 (2.39%) Symantec
9 5 (2.39%) VeriFone
10 4 (1.91%) Equitrac
10 4 (1.91%) IBM
10 4 (1.91%) Lumension
10 4 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.91%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.44%) Micro Focus