Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 14 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 240 190 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.25% 8.81% 5.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.81% 52.78% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 80 88
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £300 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.61% +19.71%
10th Percentile £111 £114 £125
90th Percentile £575 £478 £492
Scotland median daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.26 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.68% +22.58% -9.25%
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.43 £11.45
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.00 £19.15
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -24.48% +12.00% +13.64%

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 502 360 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.26% 16.70% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 174 227
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £145 £224
90th Percentile £571 £500 £500
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £19.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.61% +24.19% -9.25%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.67 £11.45
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.00 £19.15
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £19.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.65% +1.32% +15.15%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 96 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 93 (38.75%) Microsoft
3 90 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 78 (32.50%) Linux
5 64 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (25.00%) Finance
7 56 (23.33%) VMware
8 55 (22.92%) PowerShell
8 55 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (20.83%) ITIL
10 47 (19.58%) Ansible
11 39 (16.25%) Windows 7
12 38 (15.83%) SQL Server
13 37 (15.42%) Firewall
13 37 (15.42%) Banking
13 37 (15.42%) Opscode Chef
14 35 (14.58%) Puppet
14 35 (14.58%) vSphere
15 34 (14.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (12.92%) Office 365
18 29 (12.08%) Windows 10
19 28 (11.67%) DevOps
19 28 (11.67%) Oracle
20 27 (11.25%) Configuration Management
21 26 (10.83%) SAN
21 26 (10.83%) SCCM
22 25 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
22 25 (10.42%) Microsoft Office

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 21 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.92%) Tomcat
3 18 (7.50%) Apache
3 18 (7.50%) IIS
4 14 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (5.42%) JBoss
5 13 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.42%) Skype for Business
6 8 (3.33%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.67%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.25%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.83%) SAS
10 1 (0.42%) Moodle
10 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 25 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Primavera
2 1 (0.42%) assyst
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 32 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (12.92%) Office 365
3 7 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.92%) IaaS
3 7 (2.92%) PaaS
4 5 (2.08%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.83%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.42%) Datadog
6 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.42%) Firewall
2 26 (10.83%) SAN
3 19 (7.92%) DNS
4 16 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.25%) DHCP
5 15 (6.25%) Skype
6 11 (4.58%) NetScaler
7 10 (4.17%) VPN
8 8 (3.33%) LDAP
9 7 (2.92%) Unified Communications
9 7 (2.92%) WAN
10 6 (2.50%) BIG-IP
10 6 (2.50%) FTP
10 6 (2.50%) Internet
10 6 (2.50%) LAN
10 6 (2.50%) Network Security
10 6 (2.50%) VoIP
11 5 (2.08%) Intranet
11 5 (2.08%) SMTP
12 4 (1.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.67%) Big Data
3 4 (1.67%) MySQL
4 3 (1.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.42%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (5.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (5.42%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.75%) Maven
4 7 (2.92%) Jasmine
5 5 (2.08%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.25%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (1.25%) NUnit
6 3 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.83%) JIRA
7 2 (0.83%) Redmine
7 2 (0.83%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.42%) Ant
8 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.42%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.42%) GitLab
General
1 60 (25.00%) Finance
2 37 (15.42%) Banking
3 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.25%) Law
5 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (17.08%) Analyst
2 35 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (7.50%) Developer
3 18 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 13 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 11 (4.58%) Architect
7 11 (4.58%) Consultant
7 11 (4.58%) IT Support
8 10 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 9 (3.75%) Technical Engineer
9 9 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (3.33%) Administrator
10 8 (3.33%) Desktop Support
10 8 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.92%) C++ Developer
11 7 (2.92%) Network Engineer
11 7 (2.92%) Programmer
11 7 (2.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.92%) .NET
2 18 (7.50%) Web Services
3 11 (4.58%) XML
4 10 (4.17%) XSLT
5 9 (3.75%) RESTful
6 8 (3.33%) Ajax
6 8 (3.33%) Java EE
7 7 (2.92%) Ext JS
7 7 (2.92%) Hibernate
7 7 (2.92%) jQuery
7 7 (2.92%) SOAP
8 6 (2.50%) JPA
9 5 (2.08%) EJB
9 5 (2.08%) EJB 3.0
9 5 (2.08%) WPF
10 4 (1.67%) CSS
10 4 (1.67%) HTML
10 4 (1.67%) JSON
10 4 (1.67%) Kafka
10 4 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.25%) Virtual Team
2 13 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.58%) Clustering
4 10 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.75%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.75%) Mainframe
6 8 (3.33%) PKI
7 5 (2.08%) DataPower
7 5 (2.08%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.67%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.67%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.25%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.25%) iPhone
10 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 90 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 78 (32.50%) Linux
3 64 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (16.25%) Windows 7
6 34 (14.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (12.08%) Windows 10
8 23 (9.58%) Unix
9 12 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.08%) Android
12 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.25%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.25%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.83%) AIX
14 1 (0.42%) CentOS
14 1 (0.42%) Solaris
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.83%) ITIL
2 28 (11.67%) DevOps
3 27 (11.25%) Configuration Management
4 25 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (10.42%) Migration
5 22 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 16 (6.67%) Validation
7 15 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 14 (5.83%) Mentoring
8 14 (5.83%) Open Source
9 12 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (5.00%) ITIL V3
10 11 (4.58%) Asset Management
10 11 (4.58%) Change Control
10 11 (4.58%) TDD
11 10 (4.17%) Coaching
12 9 (3.75%) Project Management
13 8 (3.33%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.92%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.00%) Java
3 21 (8.75%) Ruby
3 21 (8.75%) SQL
4 17 (7.08%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.17%) C#
5 10 (4.17%) Perl
6 8 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.33%) C++
6 8 (3.33%) Python
7 7 (2.92%) VBScript
8 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.25%) C
9 3 (1.25%) PHP
9 3 (1.25%) VBA
10 2 (0.83%) VB
10 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.83%) VB6
11 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (5.42%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.75%) MCSE
3 8 (3.33%) MCSA
3 8 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.50%) Degree
5 4 (1.67%) ISEB
5 4 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.67%) MCP
6 3 (1.25%) CCNA
6 3 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.83%) APMP
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) HNC
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.50%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 96 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (14.58%) vSphere
3 21 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.75%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.33%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.08%) XenApp
7 5 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.67%) Apache Flume
8 4 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.83%) Docker
10 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.83%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (19.58%) Ansible
2 37 (15.42%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (14.58%) Puppet
4 26 (10.83%) SCCM
5 13 (5.42%) SCOM
6 9 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.33%) WSUS
8 5 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.67%) Packer
10 3 (1.25%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.83%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.83%) WMI
12 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.42%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 93 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 56 (23.33%) VMware
3 28 (11.67%) Oracle
4 20 (8.33%) Citrix
4 20 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 18 (7.50%) Cisco
6 14 (5.83%) HP
7 13 (5.42%) Splunk
8 10 (4.17%) Symantec
9 8 (3.33%) EMC
10 7 (2.92%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.92%) F5
10 7 (2.92%) NetApp
10 7 (2.92%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.08%) Adobe
11 5 (2.08%) CommVault
11 5 (2.08%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.08%) IBM
11 5 (2.08%) Lotus
12 4 (1.67%) Sophos