Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 16 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 249 173 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.51% 7.40% 9.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.59% 44.47% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 79 116
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +19.35%
10th Percentile £112 £105 £112
90th Percentile £476 £495 £488
Scotland median daily rate £285 £350 £320
% change year-on-year -18.57% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £14.02 £15.56 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.90% +29.63% -69.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.08 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £26.59 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% -57.29% +60.00%

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 425 389 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.52% 16.64% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 194 249
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% -8.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £208 £210
90th Percentile £488 £525 £500
Scotland median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £15.86 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +32.17% -70.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £31.50 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.68 £38.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% -59.01% +31.90%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 118 (47.39%) Active Directory
2 102 (40.96%) Microsoft
3 76 (30.52%) Windows 10
4 69 (27.71%) SCCM
5 57 (22.89%) Windows 7
6 54 (21.69%) Finance
7 51 (20.48%) PowerShell
8 48 (19.28%) Linux
8 48 (19.28%) Windows Server
9 45 (18.07%) VMware
10 43 (17.27%) ITIL
11 39 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
12 38 (15.26%) Office 365
13 35 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (13.25%) Banking
15 29 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (10.84%) Microsoft App-V
17 26 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (9.64%) Unix
19 23 (9.24%) Disclosure Scotland
20 21 (8.43%) Red Hat
21 20 (8.03%) Citrix
21 20 (8.03%) Firewall
21 20 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 20 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
22 19 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
22 19 (7.63%) Puppet
23 18 (7.23%) Cisco
23 18 (7.23%) DNS
24 17 (6.83%) DHCP

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 14 (5.62%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.21%) IIS
5 6 (2.41%) Apache
5 6 (2.41%) Confluence
6 5 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.01%) nginx
7 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.80%) CMS
8 2 (0.80%) Drupal
8 2 (0.80%) WordPress
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.61%) assyst
2 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.26%) Office 365
2 16 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.02%) IaaS
4 9 (3.61%) PaaS
5 6 (2.41%) SaaS
6 5 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.20%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.80%) Datadog
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.03%) Firewall
2 18 (7.23%) DNS
3 17 (6.83%) DHCP
4 12 (4.82%) VPN
5 9 (3.61%) SAN
5 9 (3.61%) Skype
6 8 (3.21%) LAN
6 8 (3.21%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.41%) WAN
7 6 (2.41%) Wireshark
8 5 (2.01%) Network Security
8 5 (2.01%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.61%) DSL
9 4 (1.61%) SSL
9 4 (1.61%) VoIP
10 3 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.80%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.80%) VLAN
11 2 (0.80%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
4 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.40%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (6.02%) Artifactory
2 12 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.02%) Bitbucket
4 9 (3.61%) JIRA
5 8 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.21%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.41%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.41%) Eclipse RCP
6 6 (2.41%) Gradle
6 6 (2.41%) MSI
7 5 (2.01%) IBM UrbanCode
7 5 (2.01%) InstallShield
7 5 (2.01%) Maven
7 5 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.61%) GitLab
8 4 (1.61%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.20%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.80%) Selenium
11 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
General
1 54 (21.69%) Finance
2 33 (13.25%) Banking
3 4 (1.61%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.80%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (19.28%) Analyst
2 22 (8.84%) Windows Engineer
3 21 (8.43%) Desktop Support
4 19 (7.63%) IT Analyst
5 18 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 17 (6.83%) IT Support
7 16 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (6.43%) Administrator
7 16 (6.43%) Support Engineer
8 15 (6.02%) Architect
8 15 (6.02%) Service Analyst
9 14 (5.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (5.22%) Consultant
10 13 (5.22%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.02%) Windows Specialist
12 9 (3.61%) Developer
12 9 (3.61%) IT Support Analyst
13 8 (3.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.43%) .NET
2 9 (3.61%) LDAP
3 7 (2.81%) Web Services
4 6 (2.41%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.41%) JavaFX
4 6 (2.41%) OSGi
4 6 (2.41%) Swing
5 4 (1.61%) Qt
5 4 (1.61%) Spring
6 3 (1.20%) HTML
6 3 (1.20%) Kafka
6 3 (1.20%) Middleware
6 3 (1.20%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.20%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (0.80%) J2EE
8 1 (0.40%) AWT
8 1 (0.40%) COM
8 1 (0.40%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.02%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.81%) Clustering
3 7 (2.81%) iPhone
4 5 (2.01%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.01%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.01%) PKI
4 5 (2.01%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.20%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.20%) iPad
5 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.80%) Replication
7 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 76 (30.52%) Windows 10
2 57 (22.89%) Windows 7
3 48 (19.28%) Linux
3 48 (19.28%) Windows Server
4 26 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (9.64%) Unix
6 20 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.61%) Android
10 6 (2.41%) Solaris
10 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.41%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.01%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.27%) ITIL
2 29 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (6.83%) Migration
5 16 (6.43%) Incident Management
6 14 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (5.62%) Service Management
7 13 (5.22%) DevOps
7 13 (5.22%) Kanban
7 13 (5.22%) Project Management
7 13 (5.22%) Test Automation
8 12 (4.82%) Scrum
9 11 (4.42%) High Availability
9 11 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (4.02%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (3.61%) Application Packaging
11 9 (3.61%) Asset Management
11 9 (3.61%) ITSM
12 8 (3.21%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.48%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.02%) SQL
3 12 (4.82%) Java
4 8 (3.21%) C#
5 7 (2.81%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.01%) XAML
7 4 (1.61%) C++
7 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.61%) Perl
7 4 (1.61%) Python
8 3 (1.20%) C
8 3 (1.20%) VBA
8 3 (1.20%) VBScript
9 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (2.81%) Degree
2 6 (2.41%) CISSP
3 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.80%) MCP
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.40%) MBA
5 1 (0.40%) MCSA
5 1 (0.40%) MCSE
5 1 (0.40%) OCP
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.40%) OSCP
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.81%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) GDPR
3 3 (1.20%) PMO
4 2 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 118 (47.39%) Active Directory
2 35 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (10.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (4.82%) XenApp
5 10 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.61%) Docker
6 9 (3.61%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.41%) BitLocker
7 6 (2.41%) vSphere
8 2 (0.80%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.80%) NFS
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.80%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) iptables
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (27.71%) SCCM
2 19 (7.63%) Puppet
3 15 (6.02%) Ansible
4 8 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.41%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.01%) Control-M
6 5 (2.01%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.01%) Terraform
7 4 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (1.61%) Packer
7 4 (1.61%) Prometheus
7 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (1.61%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.20%) Xymon
9 2 (0.80%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.80%) Nagios
9 2 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 102 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 45 (18.07%) VMware
3 21 (8.43%) Red Hat
4 20 (8.03%) Citrix
5 18 (7.23%) Cisco
6 11 (4.42%) Splunk
7 8 (3.21%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.41%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.41%) Mitel
8 6 (2.41%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.01%) Apple
9 5 (2.01%) HP
9 5 (2.01%) Oracle
10 4 (1.61%) CA
10 4 (1.61%) Veritas
11 3 (1.20%) Adobe
11 3 (1.20%) CommVault
11 3 (1.20%) EMC
11 3 (1.20%) IBM
11 3 (1.20%) NetApp