Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 235 179 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.36% 9.68% 8.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.11% 53.43% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 81 100
Edinburgh median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £120 £114 £115
90th Percentile £595 £463 £488
Scotland median daily rate £300 £350 £321
% change year-on-year -14.29% +9.03% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.62% +240.98% -61.39%
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.86 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.10% -20.70% +14.29%

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 451 335 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.04% 18.11% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 169 242
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £251
90th Percentile £575 £488 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £356
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.75% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.54% -61.88%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.89 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.17 £83.28
Scotland median hourly rate £16.81 £17.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.55% -52.08% +28.11%

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 April 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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 117 (49.79%) Active Directory
2 104 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 79 (33.62%) Windows Server
4 77 (32.77%) Finance
5 70 (29.79%) PowerShell
6 66 (28.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (26.38%) Linux
8 60 (25.53%) Windows 7
9 52 (22.13%) SCCM
10 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (21.28%) Windows 10
12 45 (19.15%) VMware
13 44 (18.72%) ITIL
14 39 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
15 32 (13.62%) Puppet
16 31 (13.19%) Opscode Chef
16 31 (13.19%) Office 365
16 31 (13.19%) Ansible
16 31 (13.19%) Configuration Management
17 30 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (11.91%) Cisco
19 27 (11.49%) SAN
19 27 (11.49%) vSphere
20 25 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 25 (10.64%) Citrix
21 24 (10.21%) MS Exchange
22 23 (9.79%) Migration
23 22 (9.36%) Microsoft App-V
23 22 (9.36%) Asset Management
23 22 (9.36%) Continuous Integration

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 24 (10.21%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.26%) IIS
3 10 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.70%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.28%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.40%) assyst
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.85%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.85%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.43%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.19%) Office 365
2 30 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.85%) G Suite
5 2 (0.85%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.85%) IaaS
5 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.85%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) Datadog
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.49%) SAN
2 21 (8.94%) DNS
3 20 (8.51%) DHCP
4 18 (7.66%) Firewall
5 15 (6.38%) VPN
6 10 (4.26%) Skype
7 9 (3.83%) Unified Communications
8 8 (3.40%) Internet
9 6 (2.55%) LAN
10 5 (2.13%) WAN
10 5 (2.13%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.28%) VoIP
11 3 (1.28%) Wireless
12 2 (0.85%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (0.85%) IPv4
12 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.85%) VLAN
12 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.43%) Network Security
13 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.98%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.70%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.28%) DB2
4 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.85%) MaxDB
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.85%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.43%) ArangoDB
6 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.98%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.85%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.85%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.85%) JIRA
4 2 (0.85%) NWDI
4 2 (0.85%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.43%) MSI
5 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 77 (32.77%) Finance
2 14 (5.96%) Banking
3 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.85%) Legal
3 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.43%) Law
4 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (17.87%) Analyst
2 39 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (8.51%) Administrator
4 18 (7.66%) IT Analyst
5 15 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (5.96%) Support Analyst
7 13 (5.53%) Desktop Support
7 13 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (5.11%) Architect
8 12 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.68%) Consultant
10 10 (4.26%) IT Support
11 9 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.40%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.40%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.40%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.40%) Web Services
2 6 (2.55%) CSS
2 6 (2.55%) HTML
3 5 (2.13%) .NET
3 5 (2.13%) Middleware
4 4 (1.70%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.28%) Ajax
5 3 (1.28%) CSS3
5 3 (1.28%) HTML5
6 2 (0.85%) J2EE
6 2 (0.85%) Java EE
6 2 (0.85%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.85%) SOAP
6 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.85%) XML
7 1 (0.43%) COM+
7 1 (0.43%) Ext JS
7 1 (0.43%) jQuery
7 1 (0.43%) JSON
7 1 (0.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Virtual Team
2 13 (5.53%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.68%) iPhone
4 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.26%) Mainframe
5 8 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.40%) EMC VNX
6 7 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.55%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.70%) Clustering
8 4 (1.70%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.70%) iPad
8 4 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (33.62%) Windows Server
2 66 (28.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (26.38%) Linux
4 60 (25.53%) Windows 7
5 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (21.28%) Windows 10
7 25 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (7.66%) Windows 8
9 16 (6.81%) Unix
10 10 (4.26%) Android
11 8 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.13%) AIX
13 3 (1.28%) zOS
14 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.43%) CentOS
15 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.43%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.72%) ITIL
2 31 (13.19%) Configuration Management
3 23 (9.79%) Migration
4 22 (9.36%) Asset Management
4 22 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (7.66%) Incident Management
6 18 (7.66%) Mentoring
6 18 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (7.66%) TDD
6 18 (7.66%) Validation
7 16 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (6.38%) DevOps
9 14 (5.96%) Service Management
10 13 (5.53%) Coaching
10 13 (5.53%) Project Management
11 12 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (4.68%) ITSM
13 10 (4.26%) Open Source
14 8 (3.40%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.94%) Ruby
2 21 (8.94%) SQL
3 9 (3.83%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.40%) Java
5 6 (2.55%) C#
6 5 (2.13%) C++
6 5 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.70%) C
8 3 (1.28%) Perl
8 3 (1.28%) Python
8 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.85%) COBOL
9 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.85%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) JCL
10 1 (0.43%) REXX
10 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.40%) Degree
2 8 (3.40%) MCSE
3 6 (2.55%) MCP
4 4 (1.70%) CCNA
4 4 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.70%) OSCP
4 4 (1.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.28%) MCSA
6 2 (0.85%) CCNP
6 2 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (0.85%) CISSP
6 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) MBA
7 1 (0.43%) OCP
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (3.40%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) PMO
3 3 (1.28%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 117 (49.79%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.49%) vSphere
3 22 (9.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (6.81%) XenApp
6 13 (5.53%) XenDesktop
7 11 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.40%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.70%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.28%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.85%) Docker
11 2 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 52 (22.13%) SCCM
2 32 (13.62%) Puppet
3 31 (13.19%) Ansible
3 31 (13.19%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.40%) SCOM
5 6 (2.55%) WMI
6 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.70%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.70%) Packer
7 3 (1.28%) AppDNA
7 3 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.43%) Control-M
9 1 (0.43%) Nagios
9 1 (0.43%) Netcool
9 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 104 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.15%) VMware
3 28 (11.91%) Cisco
4 25 (10.64%) Citrix
5 15 (6.38%) Oracle
6 11 (4.68%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.83%) Splunk
8 8 (3.40%) CyberArk
8 8 (3.40%) EMC
8 8 (3.40%) Google
9 7 (2.98%) HP
9 7 (2.98%) Mitel
10 6 (2.55%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.13%) CA
11 5 (2.13%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.13%) Ivanti
11 5 (2.13%) Lotus
11 5 (2.13%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.13%) Shavlik
12 4 (1.70%) Sophos