Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 19 June 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 Server
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 56 29
Rank change year-on-year +12 -27 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 220 124 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.19% 3.26% 6.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.56% 13.96% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 92 191
Scotland median daily rate £290 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.55% -0.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £230
90th Percentile £470 £445 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £22.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.77% -36.81% +185.15%
10th Percentile £11.58 £21.43 £13.80
90th Percentile £20.13 £23.68 £41.30
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -15.79% -2.56%

Windows Server 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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,070 888 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.39% 23.34% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 457 715
Scotland median daily rate £368 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £150 £149 £184
90th Percentile £488 £484 £480
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 34
Scotland median hourly rate £15.63 £16.68 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.32% -55.52% +26.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £13.38
90th Percentile £21.38 £52.17 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.85% -2.94% +5.20%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Scotland

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Scotland

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Scotland

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Scotland

Windows Server
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 Server within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
Renfrewshire -2 100 £275 -31.25% 1
Glasgow -7 56 £300 +9.09% 10
Edinburgh +2 48 £338 -15.63% 7
Dundee -5 3 £238 +28.38%
West Lothian +1 2 - - 1
Inverclyde -1 2 £320 +109.84%
Fife +4 1 £175 +48.94% 1
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £390 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (70.91%) Active Directory
3 138 (62.73%) Microsoft
4 119 (54.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 98 (44.55%) Security Cleared
6 97 (44.09%) PowerShell
7 91 (41.36%) SC Cleared
8 87 (39.55%) DNS
9 86 (39.09%) VMware
10 79 (35.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 76 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 75 (34.09%) DHCP
13 72 (32.73%) SQL Server
14 70 (31.82%) Citrix
15 67 (30.45%) Office 365
16 64 (29.09%) SCCM
17 59 (26.82%) Windows 7
18 56 (25.45%) Degree
19 52 (23.64%) Computer Science
20 50 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
20 50 (22.73%) SQL
21 49 (22.27%) Migration
22 48 (21.82%) SharePoint
22 48 (21.82%) MS Exchange
22 48 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
23 47 (21.36%) Skype for Business
24 46 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
25 43 (19.55%) XenApp
26 41 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
26 41 (18.64%) MCSE

Windows Server
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 48 (21.82%) MS Exchange
1 48 (21.82%) SharePoint
2 47 (21.36%) Skype for Business
3 41 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (18.64%) IIS
4 29 (13.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 28 (12.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 28 (12.73%) SharePoint Server
6 20 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
7 16 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (3.64%) OpenStack
10 6 (2.73%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.82%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.91%) Confluence
12 2 (0.91%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (12.73%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) assyst
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.91%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 67 (30.45%) Office 365
2 26 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.27%) PaaS
4 4 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.82%) IaaS
4 4 (1.82%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (39.55%) DNS
2 75 (34.09%) DHCP
3 29 (13.18%) Skype
4 19 (8.64%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (8.18%) 3G
5 18 (8.18%) WAN
6 17 (7.73%) LAN
7 14 (6.36%) SAN
8 9 (4.09%) Firewall
8 9 (4.09%) VPN
9 8 (3.64%) VSAN
10 7 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.73%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.73%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.27%) Internet
12 5 (2.27%) VLAN
13 4 (1.82%) Wireless
14 3 (1.36%) NAS
14 3 (1.36%) SMS
15 2 (0.91%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.91%) MaxDB
4 2 (0.91%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) EDMS
5 1 (0.45%) IDOL
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (10.91%) Visual Studio
3 18 (8.18%) MSI
4 7 (3.18%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.82%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.82%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.36%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (1.36%) JIRA
6 3 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.91%) NWDI
8 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.45%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (17.27%) Finance
2 9 (4.09%) Banking
3 7 (3.18%) Legal
4 4 (1.82%) Law
5 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (12.73%) Analyst
2 26 (11.82%) Support Engineer
3 25 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (8.64%) SharePoint Engineer
5 18 (8.18%) Desktop Support
6 17 (7.73%) Messaging Engineer
7 14 (6.36%) Design Engineer
7 14 (6.36%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.00%) Architect
10 10 (4.55%) Administrator
10 10 (4.55%) Designer
11 9 (4.09%) Consultant
11 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Designer
12 8 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.64%) IT Analyst
12 8 (3.64%) Wintel Engineer
13 7 (3.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.55%) .NET
2 30 (13.64%) XML
3 29 (13.18%) CSS
4 28 (12.73%) jQuery
4 28 (12.73%) XSLT
5 5 (2.27%) Web Services
6 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.91%) Middleware
7 2 (0.91%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.45%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.45%) HTML
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (23.64%) Computer Science
2 21 (9.55%) Fat Client
2 21 (9.55%) Thin Client
3 16 (7.27%) Blackberry
4 13 (5.91%) Clustering
4 13 (5.91%) PKI
5 10 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.64%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.82%) BYOD
8 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.36%) iPhone
10 1 (0.45%) AS400
10 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.45%) SCADA
10 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (54.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (35.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (26.82%) Windows 7
6 35 (15.91%) Windows 10
7 27 (12.27%) Linux
8 20 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (4.09%) Unix
10 9 (4.09%) Windows Phone
11 7 (3.18%) Android
11 7 (3.18%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.18%) Windows Phone 8
12 5 (2.27%) Solaris
13 2 (0.91%) AIX
13 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.27%) Migration
2 37 (16.82%) ITIL
3 36 (16.36%) Workflow
4 33 (15.00%) High Availability
5 31 (14.09%) Software Delivery
6 24 (10.91%) Records Management
7 14 (6.36%) Software Distribution
8 11 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (5.00%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (4.09%) Waterfall
10 8 (3.64%) Change Management
10 8 (3.64%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (3.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.18%) Personalization
11 7 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.73%) DevOps
12 6 (2.73%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (44.09%) PowerShell
2 50 (22.73%) SQL
3 29 (13.18%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.73%) C#
5 16 (7.27%) T-SQL
6 13 (5.91%) VB
6 13 (5.91%) VBScript
7 5 (2.27%) Perl
8 3 (1.36%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) LINC
9 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 98 (44.55%) Security Cleared
2 91 (41.36%) SC Cleared
3 56 (25.45%) Degree
4 50 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (18.64%) MCSE
7 23 (10.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.36%) HNC
10 3 (1.36%) HND
10 3 (1.36%) MCSA
11 2 (0.91%) CISSP
11 2 (0.91%) MCP
12 1 (0.45%) CCNP
12 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.45%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.45%) OCP
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.91%) GDPR
2 2 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 156 (70.91%) Active Directory
2 46 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (19.55%) XenApp
4 33 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (13.18%) XenDesktop
7 19 (8.64%) XenServer
8 12 (5.45%) Hyper-V
8 12 (5.45%) vSphere
9 8 (3.64%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.82%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 64 (29.09%) SCCM
2 29 (13.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (4.55%) Puppet
4 9 (4.09%) Ansible
4 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.64%) PowerCLI
5 8 (3.64%) vRealize
6 7 (3.18%) AirWatch
6 7 (3.18%) SafeCom
6 7 (3.18%) XenMobile
7 6 (2.73%) SAP Afaria
8 3 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.36%) WMI
8 3 (1.36%) WSUS
9 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.91%) Control-M
9 2 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.91%) Malwarebytes
9 2 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 138 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 86 (39.09%) VMware
3 70 (31.82%) Citrix
4 35 (15.91%) Ivanti
5 24 (10.91%) Nintex
6 23 (10.45%) ThinPrint
7 19 (8.64%) HP
8 18 (8.18%) Cisco
9 13 (5.91%) Symantec
10 12 (5.45%) Apple
10 12 (5.45%) McAfee
11 11 (5.00%) Oracle
12 10 (4.55%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.09%) SAP
14 8 (3.64%) Lotus
15 7 (3.18%) Veritas
16 6 (2.73%) Sophos
17 5 (2.27%) Altiris
17 5 (2.27%) Splunk
18 4 (1.82%) CyberArk