Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 226 159 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.81% 7.64% 9.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.07% 42.51% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 77 122
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £109 £105 £119
90th Percentile £523 £491 £488
Scotland median daily rate £285 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -18.57% +4.48% +16.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £15.86 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +32.17% -69.23%
10th Percentile £13.03 £13.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £29.75 £52.17 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.61% -56.94% +28.11%

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 418 374 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.44% 17.96% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 201 267
Edinburgh median daily rate £384 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £120 £200 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
Scotland median daily rate £368 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +45.25% -70.00%
10th Percentile £13.32 £13.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.00 £52.17 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.86 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.69% -57.71% +28.56%

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 22 June 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 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 112 (49.56%) Active Directory
2 92 (40.71%) Microsoft
3 63 (27.88%) Windows 10
4 60 (26.55%) Finance
5 59 (26.11%) SCCM
6 53 (23.45%) Windows 7
7 48 (21.24%) PowerShell
8 47 (20.80%) Linux
8 47 (20.80%) Windows Server
9 45 (19.91%) ITIL
10 41 (18.14%) VMware
11 35 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
12 33 (14.60%) Office 365
13 32 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (11.06%) Microsoft App-V
16 24 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (10.62%) Disclosure Scotland
17 23 (10.18%) Banking
18 21 (9.29%) Cisco
19 20 (8.85%) DHCP
19 20 (8.85%) Unix
19 20 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
20 18 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (7.96%) Citrix
21 17 (7.52%) DNS
22 16 (7.08%) Project Management
22 16 (7.08%) Incident Management
23 15 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
23 15 (6.64%) Puppet

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 15 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.42%) IIS
4 8 (3.54%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.88%) CMS
6 2 (0.88%) Confluence
6 2 (0.88%) Drupal
6 2 (0.88%) WordPress
7 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.98%) assyst
2 2 (0.88%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.88%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.60%) Office 365
2 15 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.65%) IaaS
4 5 (2.21%) PaaS
5 3 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.88%) SaaS
7 1 (0.44%) G Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.85%) DHCP
2 17 (7.52%) DNS
3 14 (6.19%) Firewall
3 14 (6.19%) VPN
4 12 (5.31%) SAN
5 8 (3.54%) Skype
6 7 (3.10%) LAN
6 7 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.65%) Wireshark
8 5 (2.21%) VoIP
8 5 (2.21%) WAN
9 4 (1.77%) Internet
9 4 (1.77%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.88%) BGP
11 2 (0.88%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.88%) OSPF
11 2 (0.88%) SNMP
11 2 (0.88%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.10%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.88%) MaxDB
3 2 (0.88%) MySQL
3 2 (0.88%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.65%) Artifactory
2 6 (2.65%) MSI
2 6 (2.65%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.21%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.77%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.33%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.88%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (0.88%) Gradle
6 2 (0.88%) JIRA
6 2 (0.88%) NWDI
6 2 (0.88%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.44%) Maven
7 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.44%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.44%) Selenium
7 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (26.55%) Finance
2 23 (10.18%) Banking
3 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.88%) Publishing
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) Law
5 1 (0.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (22.57%) Analyst
2 21 (9.29%) IT Analyst
3 19 (8.41%) Support Analyst
4 16 (7.08%) Administrator
4 16 (7.08%) IT Support
4 16 (7.08%) Service Analyst
5 15 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (6.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (6.19%) Consultant
6 14 (6.19%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (5.31%) Architect
7 12 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.87%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.87%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.42%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.98%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (3.54%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.42%) Web Services
2 8 (3.54%) .NET
3 5 (2.21%) LDAP
4 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.33%) HTML
4 3 (1.33%) Middleware
5 2 (0.88%) J2EE
5 2 (0.88%) JavaFX
5 2 (0.88%) OSGi
5 2 (0.88%) Qt
5 2 (0.88%) REST
5 2 (0.88%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.88%) Swing
6 1 (0.44%) AWT
6 1 (0.44%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.44%) HTML5
6 1 (0.44%) Laravel
6 1 (0.44%) QML
6 1 (0.44%) SWT
6 1 (0.44%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.42%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) iPhone
3 7 (3.10%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.10%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.65%) Clustering
5 5 (2.21%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.21%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.77%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.33%) iPad
7 3 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) PKI
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (27.88%) Windows 10
2 53 (23.45%) Windows 7
3 47 (20.80%) Linux
3 47 (20.80%) Windows Server
4 32 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (8.85%) Unix
7 14 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.42%) Android
10 6 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.33%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.33%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.88%) Solaris
12 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.44%) OS/2
13 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.91%) ITIL
2 20 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.08%) Incident Management
4 16 (7.08%) Project Management
5 14 (6.19%) Migration
5 14 (6.19%) Service Management
6 11 (4.87%) Asset Management
6 11 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (4.42%) DevOps
8 9 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (3.98%) ITSM
8 9 (3.98%) Scrum
9 8 (3.54%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.10%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (3.10%) Kanban
10 7 (3.10%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.10%) Test Automation
10 7 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.24%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.87%) SQL
3 5 (2.21%) Java
3 5 (2.21%) Perl
4 4 (1.77%) C#
4 4 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.33%) Ruby
5 3 (1.33%) VBScript
6 2 (0.88%) C++
6 2 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.44%) C
7 1 (0.44%) JCL
7 1 (0.44%) PHP
7 1 (0.44%) REXX
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.44%) VB
7 1 (0.44%) VBA
7 1 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (3.10%) Degree
2 4 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (1.77%) OSCP
3 3 (1.33%) CISSP
3 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.33%) MCP
3 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.88%) CCNA
4 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.88%) ISEB
4 2 (0.88%) MCSE
5 1 (0.44%) CCNP
5 1 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.44%) MBA
5 1 (0.44%) MCSA
5 1 (0.44%) OCP
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (3.54%) SLA
3 3 (1.33%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 112 (49.56%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (6.19%) XenApp
5 12 (5.31%) XenDesktop
6 11 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.54%) vSphere
8 5 (2.21%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.33%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.88%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.44%) Docker
11 1 (0.44%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 1 (0.44%) NFS
11 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (26.11%) SCCM
2 15 (6.64%) Puppet
3 12 (5.31%) Ansible
3 12 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.10%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.77%) WMI
7 3 (1.33%) Control-M
7 3 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.33%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.88%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.44%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.44%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.44%) Packer
9 1 (0.44%) SCOM
9 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 92 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 41 (18.14%) VMware
3 21 (9.29%) Cisco
4 18 (7.96%) Citrix
5 14 (6.19%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.54%) Splunk
7 7 (3.10%) CyberArk
7 7 (3.10%) Mitel
7 7 (3.10%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.65%) CA
8 6 (2.65%) Oracle
8 6 (2.65%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.65%) Veritas
9 5 (2.21%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.21%) EMC
10 4 (1.77%) HP
10 4 (1.77%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.77%) Sophos
11 3 (1.33%) arcserve
11 3 (1.33%) Ivanti