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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 14 17 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 120 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.81% 7.91% 7.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.31% 41.38% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 49
Median daily rate £310 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £122 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 - £21.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 167 290 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 18.62% 19.12% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 138 110
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £275 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 66 (36.87%) Microsoft
1 66 (36.87%) Active Directory
2 54 (30.17%) Linux
3 49 (27.37%) Windows 7
4 46 (25.70%) Finance
5 39 (21.79%) SQL
6 37 (20.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (18.44%) Windows Server
7 33 (18.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (18.44%) VMware
8 29 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (15.64%) DNS
10 27 (15.08%) Unix
10 27 (15.08%) Windows 10
11 26 (14.53%) SCCM
11 26 (14.53%) DHCP
11 26 (14.53%) Citrix
12 23 (12.85%) Oracle
13 22 (12.29%) MS Office
13 22 (12.29%) Banking
13 22 (12.29%) PowerShell
13 22 (12.29%) XenApp
13 22 (12.29%) Data Centre
14 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
14 21 (11.73%) MS Exchange
15 20 (11.17%) Cisco
15 20 (11.17%) ITIL
15 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (10.61%) XenDesktop
17 18 (10.06%) VMware ESX

Windows
Top Related 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 (11.73%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.91%) IIS
4 6 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.79%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.23%) Apache
6 4 (2.23%) JBoss
6 4 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.12%) CMS
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.56%) Liferay
8 1 (0.56%) Moodle
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (12.29%) MS Office
2 15 (8.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) assyst
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.68%) IaaS
3 3 (1.68%) Office 365
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.64%) DNS
2 26 (14.53%) DHCP
3 17 (9.50%) Firewall
4 14 (7.82%) Internet
5 11 (6.15%) LAN
5 11 (6.15%) WAN
6 8 (4.47%) NetScaler
7 7 (3.91%) VPN
8 6 (3.35%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.68%) BGP
10 3 (1.68%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.68%) FTP
10 3 (1.68%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.68%) LDAP
10 3 (1.68%) OSPF
10 3 (1.68%) SAN
10 3 (1.68%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (1.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.03%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.79%) Big Data
4 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.68%) SQLite
6 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.12%) DB2
6 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.35%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.79%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.79%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.23%) Subversion
5 3 (1.68%) Maven
5 3 (1.68%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.12%) JIRA
6 2 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.12%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.56%) Ant
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.56%) git-flow
7 1 (0.56%) Hudson
7 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.56%) JMeter
7 1 (0.56%) JUnit
7 1 (0.56%) NuGet
7 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (25.70%) Finance
2 22 (12.29%) Banking
3 16 (8.94%) Law
4 1 (0.56%) Back Office
4 1 (0.56%) Legal
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (24.02%) Analyst
2 14 (7.82%) Architect
2 14 (7.82%) Consultant
3 13 (7.26%) Developer
3 13 (7.26%) IT Analyst
4 9 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (4.47%) IT Support
5 8 (4.47%) Service Analyst
5 8 (4.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (3.91%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (3.91%) Data Analyst
6 7 (3.91%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (3.91%) Security Analyst
6 7 (3.91%) Support Analyst
7 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.35%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.94%) .NET
2 10 (5.59%) Web Services
3 9 (5.03%) XML
4 8 (4.47%) WSDL
4 8 (4.47%) XML Messaging
5 5 (2.79%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.79%) Entity Framework
5 5 (2.79%) WinForms
6 4 (2.23%) Middleware
7 3 (1.68%) RESTful
8 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.12%) ISPF
8 2 (1.12%) Java EE
8 2 (1.12%) WPF
9 1 (0.56%) Ext JS
9 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.56%) JPA
9 1 (0.56%) SOAP
9 1 (0.56%) Spring
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.29%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.47%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.47%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.35%) iSeries
6 5 (2.79%) Clustering
6 5 (2.79%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.79%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.79%) Replication
6 5 (2.79%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.23%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.23%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.23%) Tandem
8 3 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.17%) Linux
2 49 (27.37%) Windows 7
3 37 (20.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (18.44%) Windows Server
4 33 (18.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (15.08%) Unix
5 27 (15.08%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.91%) zOS
7 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.79%) Solaris
8 4 (2.23%) AIX
8 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.68%) Android
9 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.68%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.12%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (11.17%) ITIL
2 16 (8.94%) Migration
3 15 (8.38%) SIEM
4 12 (6.70%) Configuration Management
5 11 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.59%) DevOps
6 10 (5.59%) Project Management
7 8 (4.47%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (4.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.47%) Use Case
8 7 (3.91%) Change Control
8 7 (3.91%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.35%) Database Security
9 6 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.35%) Integration Testing
9 6 (3.35%) OO
10 5 (2.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (2.79%) Server Building
10 5 (2.79%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.79%) SQL
2 22 (12.29%) PowerShell
3 18 (10.06%) Java
4 15 (8.38%) Python
5 13 (7.26%) Perl
6 10 (5.59%) C#
7 9 (5.03%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.47%) VBA
9 6 (3.35%) VB
10 4 (2.23%) VBScript
11 3 (1.68%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.68%) Ruby
12 2 (1.12%) JCL
13 1 (0.56%) C
13 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (7.26%) Degree
2 6 (3.35%) CISSP
3 5 (2.79%) CEH
4 4 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.68%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.68%) CCNP
5 3 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.68%) MCP
6 2 (1.12%) CISM
6 2 (1.12%) GIAC
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.23%) QA
2 4 (2.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO22301
System Software
1 66 (36.87%) Active Directory
2 29 (16.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.29%) XenApp
4 19 (10.61%) XenDesktop
5 18 (10.06%) VMware ESX
6 17 (9.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (6.70%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.68%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.68%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.12%) RACF
10 2 (1.12%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.12%) vSphere
11 1 (0.56%) Docker
11 1 (0.56%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (14.53%) SCCM
2 13 (7.26%) SCOM
3 7 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.91%) Puppet
4 4 (2.23%) Ansible
4 4 (2.23%) vRealize
5 3 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.12%) QRadar
6 2 (1.12%) SnapMirror
6 2 (1.12%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.56%) Simpana
Vendors
1 66 (36.87%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.44%) VMware
3 26 (14.53%) Citrix
4 23 (12.85%) Oracle
5 20 (11.17%) Cisco
6 8 (4.47%) Symantec
7 7 (3.91%) HP
7 7 (3.91%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.35%) IBM
9 5 (2.79%) AlgoSec
9 5 (2.79%) CA
9 5 (2.79%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.79%) CyberArk
9 5 (2.79%) Dell
9 5 (2.79%) Mitel
9 5 (2.79%) Qualys
9 5 (2.79%) ScanSafe
9 5 (2.79%) Splunk
10 4 (2.23%) F5
11 3 (1.68%) Fortinet