Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 211 259 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.47% 8.77% 9.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.60% 48.68% 57.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 142 76
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £375 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +21.95% +0.41%
10th Percentile £118 £123 £114
90th Percentile £525 £588 £475
Scotland median daily rate £304 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -13.21% +12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.00 £15.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% -19.68% +24.59%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.08 £14.26
90th Percentile £32.90 £21.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £16.43 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.47% -6.11% -5.41%

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 484 532 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.14% 18.02% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 290 151
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £167 £212 £139
90th Percentile £540 £575 £500
Scotland median daily rate £388 £393 £329
% change year-on-year -1.15% +19.21% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.36 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -15.01% +26.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.71 £14.37
90th Percentile £44.36 £21.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +1.45% -7.38%

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 15 December 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 15 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 76 (36.02%) Active Directory
2 68 (32.23%) Linux
3 59 (27.96%) Microsoft
4 54 (25.59%) Windows 10
5 51 (24.17%) Finance
6 46 (21.80%) Windows Server
7 40 (18.96%) PowerShell
8 38 (18.01%) SCCM
9 37 (17.54%) Windows 7
9 37 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (17.06%) Banking
11 33 (15.64%) Ansible
12 31 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
13 30 (14.22%) Unix
14 29 (13.74%) VMware
15 28 (13.27%) Python
15 28 (13.27%) DevOps
16 27 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
17 26 (12.32%) Office 365
18 25 (11.85%) Puppet
19 24 (11.37%) Docker
20 23 (10.90%) Jenkins
20 23 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 23 (10.90%) ITIL
21 22 (10.43%) Java
22 21 (9.95%) Citrix
22 21 (9.95%) Firewall
23 20 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
24 19 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
24 19 (9.00%) Kanban

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 12 (5.69%) Apache
2 9 (4.27%) nginx
2 9 (4.27%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.79%) IIS
4 4 (1.90%) Confluence
4 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.42%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.42%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) JBoss
7 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (1.42%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.95%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (12.32%) Office 365
3 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (6.16%) SaaS
5 12 (5.69%) OpenShift
6 10 (4.74%) IaaS
6 10 (4.74%) PaaS
7 7 (3.32%) Datadog
8 6 (2.84%) GitHub
9 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.95%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.95%) Firewall
2 14 (6.64%) DNS
3 10 (4.74%) SAN
4 8 (3.79%) DSL
4 8 (3.79%) SSL
5 7 (3.32%) DHCP
6 6 (2.84%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.37%) LAN
7 5 (2.37%) VoIP
7 5 (2.37%) VPN
8 4 (1.90%) Network Security
9 3 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.42%) MPLS
9 3 (1.42%) Skype
9 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.95%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.42%) MySQL
4 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.95%) DataStage
5 2 (0.95%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) GIS
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.47%) Informix
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (10.90%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.00%) Artifactory
3 18 (8.53%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.21%) Bitbucket
5 10 (4.74%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.79%) GitLab
6 8 (3.79%) IBM UrbanCode
6 8 (3.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (3.32%) JIRA
7 7 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.84%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.84%) Maven
8 6 (2.84%) Selenium
8 6 (2.84%) Zephyr
9 5 (2.37%) Eclipse RCP
9 5 (2.37%) Gradle
9 5 (2.37%) Hudson
10 4 (1.90%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.95%) MSI
General
1 51 (24.17%) Finance
2 36 (17.06%) Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Law
3 7 (3.32%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.95%) Legal
4 2 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (15.64%) Analyst
2 16 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (7.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (7.11%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.64%) Architect
4 14 (6.64%) IT Support
5 13 (6.16%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (5.69%) Desktop Support
6 12 (5.69%) Developer
7 11 (5.21%) IT Analyst
7 11 (5.21%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Administrator
9 9 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.58%) .NET
2 10 (4.74%) LDAP
3 6 (2.84%) Middleware
3 6 (2.84%) Spring
4 5 (2.37%) JavaFX
4 5 (2.37%) OSGi
4 5 (2.37%) Swing
5 4 (1.90%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (1.90%) Web Services
6 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.42%) Kafka
6 3 (1.42%) Qt
6 3 (1.42%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.42%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) HTML
8 1 (0.47%) DHTML
8 1 (0.47%) EJB
8 1 (0.47%) J2EE
8 1 (0.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.11%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.32%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.32%) Replication
3 6 (2.84%) PKI
4 4 (1.90%) Clustering
4 4 (1.90%) iPad
4 4 (1.90%) iPhone
4 4 (1.90%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.42%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.47%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (32.23%) Linux
2 54 (25.59%) Windows 10
3 46 (21.80%) Windows Server
4 37 (17.54%) Windows 7
5 30 (14.22%) Unix
6 23 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (8.06%) Solaris
9 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.32%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.37%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.90%) Android
12 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.42%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.47%) VMS
15 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.27%) DevOps
3 23 (10.90%) ITIL
4 19 (9.00%) Kanban
5 18 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (7.58%) Migration
8 13 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (6.16%) Test Automation
9 11 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (5.21%) OO
10 10 (4.74%) Analytics
10 10 (4.74%) Project Management
11 9 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.27%) Service Management
11 9 (4.27%) Time Management
11 9 (4.27%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (3.32%) ITSM
12 7 (3.32%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.32%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.96%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.27%) Python
3 22 (10.43%) Java
4 15 (7.11%) Bash Shell
4 15 (7.11%) SQL
5 8 (3.79%) C#
5 8 (3.79%) Perl
6 7 (3.32%) VBA
7 5 (2.37%) XAML
8 4 (1.90%) Ruby
9 3 (1.42%) C++
10 2 (0.95%) C
10 2 (0.95%) Go
10 2 (0.95%) Groovy
10 2 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.95%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.79%) CISSP
2 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.90%) MCSE
3 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.95%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.95%) CCNA
4 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.95%) Degree
4 2 (0.95%) MCP
4 2 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.47%) CCNP
5 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.47%) MOS
5 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.90%) GDPR
2 3 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.95%) PMO
3 2 (0.95%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 76 (36.02%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.37%) Docker
3 19 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.69%) XenApp
5 8 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (3.79%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.37%) XenServer
9 4 (1.90%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.90%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.90%) vSphere
10 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.47%) Firmware
11 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.47%) iptables
11 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 38 (18.01%) SCCM
2 33 (15.64%) Ansible
3 25 (11.85%) Puppet
4 17 (8.06%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.74%) Terraform
6 9 (4.27%) Prometheus
7 8 (3.79%) Nagios
7 8 (3.79%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (3.79%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.84%) Xymon
9 5 (2.37%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.42%) Control-M
10 3 (1.42%) Packer
10 3 (1.42%) SCOM
11 2 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.95%) Grafana
11 2 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (27.96%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.74%) VMware
3 21 (9.95%) Citrix
4 17 (8.06%) Splunk
5 16 (7.58%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.74%) Oracle
7 9 (4.27%) AppDynamics
7 9 (4.27%) Cisco
7 9 (4.27%) New Relic
8 6 (2.84%) Apple
8 6 (2.84%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.90%) CA
9 4 (1.90%) Charles River
9 4 (1.90%) Dell
9 4 (1.90%) HP
9 4 (1.90%) IBM
9 4 (1.90%) Lotus
9 4 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.90%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.42%) Google