Period
to 27 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Windows Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 134 165
Rank change year-on-year +49 +31 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 8 36 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 0.86% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.89% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 21
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £211 £133 £110
90th Percentile £398 £375 £488
UK median daily rate £288 £250 £350
% change year-on-year +15.00% -28.57% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £15.70
% change year-on-year +17.74% -1.27% -8.99%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 1,274 4,029 5,112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.55% 95.72% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 2,254 2,795
Median daily rate £417 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £220 £200 £228
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 119 145
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £44.00 £44.71
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year +50.00% +14.25% -7.87%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in Scotland

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in Scotland

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in Scotland

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in Scotland

Windows Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 27 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +52 5 £325 +8.33% 1
Glasgow +27 1 - -
Renfrewshire -15 1 - -
Fife - 1 £145 -
Windows Engineer
UK

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Azure
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) SAS
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 2 (25.00%) EMC
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Azure
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) AWS
4 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCIE
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Meraki
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix