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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Windows
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 84 154 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.84% 11.43% 7.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.62% 54.42% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 65 50
Median daily rate £375 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £174 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £15.56 £12.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -69.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.31 £12.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £12.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 212 283 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.26% 21.01% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 123 106
Median daily rate £375 £387 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £290 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £15.56 £12.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -69.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £12.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 58 (35.37%) Linux
2 54 (32.93%) Microsoft
3 42 (25.61%) Finance
4 38 (23.17%) Active Directory
5 33 (20.12%) Windows 7
6 30 (18.29%) Windows Server
6 30 (18.29%) Oracle
7 26 (15.85%) Banking
8 25 (15.24%) SQL
8 25 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
9 24 (14.63%) Unix
10 23 (14.02%) ITIL
10 23 (14.02%) Windows 10
11 22 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
12 21 (12.80%) Java
13 19 (11.59%) Citrix
13 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (10.37%) SCCM
14 17 (10.37%) Ansible
15 16 (9.76%) Migration
15 16 (9.76%) VMware
15 16 (9.76%) Web Services
15 16 (9.76%) Python
16 15 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (8.54%) Test Automation
17 14 (8.54%) PowerShell
17 14 (8.54%) Bash Shell
17 14 (8.54%) Data Centre

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 13 (7.93%) Tomcat
2 10 (6.10%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.88%) IIS
4 6 (3.66%) Apache
5 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.44%) JBoss
6 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.83%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.22%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.22%) CMS
8 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.61%) SAS
9 1 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.44%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) assyst
2 1 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.27%) Office 365
4 2 (1.22%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.54%) Firewall
2 8 (4.88%) DNS
2 8 (4.88%) Internet
3 7 (4.27%) WAN
4 6 (3.66%) DHCP
5 5 (3.05%) LAN
5 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.44%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.44%) VPN
7 3 (1.83%) LDAP
7 3 (1.83%) Skype
8 2 (1.22%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.22%) IPsec
8 2 (1.22%) L2TP
8 2 (1.22%) Network Security
8 2 (1.22%) SAN
8 2 (1.22%) SNMP
8 2 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (1.22%) SSH
9 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.05%) Big Data
4 3 (1.83%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.83%) SQLite
5 2 (1.22%) DB2
5 2 (1.22%) GIS
5 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.44%) Jasmine
3 4 (2.44%) Subversion
4 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.22%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.22%) GitLab
5 2 (1.22%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (1.22%) Maven
5 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.61%) Ant
6 1 (0.61%) JMeter
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (25.61%) Finance
2 26 (15.85%) Banking
3 13 (7.93%) Law
4 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.22%) Legal
5 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.56%) Analyst
2 15 (9.15%) Developer
3 13 (7.93%) IT Analyst
4 11 (6.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (5.49%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.88%) IT Support
6 8 (4.88%) Support Analyst
6 8 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (4.27%) Architect
7 7 (4.27%) Service Analyst
7 7 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Administrator
8 6 (3.66%) DBA
9 5 (3.05%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (3.05%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.05%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.76%) Web Services
2 14 (8.54%) .NET
3 5 (3.05%) XML
4 4 (2.44%) Ext JS
4 4 (2.44%) WSDL
4 4 (2.44%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.83%) Middleware
5 3 (1.83%) RESTful
6 2 (1.22%) Ajax
6 2 (1.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.22%) COM+
6 2 (1.22%) CSS
6 2 (1.22%) HTML
6 2 (1.22%) Java EE
6 2 (1.22%) Kafka
6 2 (1.22%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.22%) React
6 2 (1.22%) WPF
7 1 (0.61%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.27%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.27%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.05%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.83%) Clustering
5 3 (1.83%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.83%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.83%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (35.37%) Linux
2 33 (20.12%) Windows 7
3 30 (18.29%) Windows Server
4 25 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (14.63%) Unix
6 23 (14.02%) Windows 10
7 22 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.66%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.44%) AIX
11 3 (1.83%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.83%) Solaris
11 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.22%) zOS
13 1 (0.61%) Android
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.02%) ITIL
2 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.76%) Migration
4 14 (8.54%) Test Automation
5 13 (7.93%) DevOps
6 10 (6.10%) SIEM
7 9 (5.49%) Programme Delivery
8 7 (4.27%) Coaching
8 7 (4.27%) Matrix Management
8 7 (4.27%) Mentoring
8 7 (4.27%) Project Management
9 6 (3.66%) Database Security
9 6 (3.66%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.66%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.66%) Use Case
9 6 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.05%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.05%) Scrum
10 5 (3.05%) Time Management
10 5 (3.05%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.24%) SQL
2 21 (12.80%) Java
3 16 (9.76%) Python
4 14 (8.54%) Bash Shell
4 14 (8.54%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.88%) Perl
6 7 (4.27%) C++
6 7 (4.27%) VBA
7 6 (3.66%) C#
8 4 (2.44%) VBScript
9 3 (1.83%) VB
9 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.22%) C
10 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.22%) Ruby
10 2 (1.22%) VB6
11 1 (0.61%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.88%) Degree
1 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.44%) CISSP
3 4 (2.44%) ISEB
3 4 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.83%) CEH
4 3 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.61%) APMP
5 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.61%) CCNA
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.61%) MCP
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.05%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (23.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.49%) XenApp
4 8 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.44%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.83%) Docker
8 3 (1.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (1.22%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.37%) Ansible
1 17 (10.37%) SCCM
2 6 (3.66%) Puppet
2 6 (3.66%) SCOM
3 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.44%) vRealize
5 2 (1.22%) DameWare
5 2 (1.22%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.22%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.22%) SnapMirror
5 2 (1.22%) TeamSite
5 2 (1.22%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.22%) Xymon
6 1 (0.61%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.61%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.61%) QRadar
6 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.29%) Oracle
3 19 (11.59%) Citrix
4 16 (9.76%) VMware
5 11 (6.71%) Cisco
6 9 (5.49%) Splunk
7 8 (4.88%) CyberArk
8 7 (4.27%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.05%) HP
10 3 (1.83%) arcserve
10 3 (1.83%) Clearswift
10 3 (1.83%) EMC
10 3 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.83%) IBM
10 3 (1.83%) Mitel
10 3 (1.83%) Symantec
10 3 (1.83%) Teradata
11 2 (1.22%) AlgoSec
11 2 (1.22%) Qualys
11 2 (1.22%) ScanSafe
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