Period
to 16 December 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 16 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 Server
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 51 42
Rank change year-on-year -32 -9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 120 178 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.31% 3.59% 4.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.18% 18.13% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 131
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.19% +3.23%
10th Percentile £125 £219 £155
90th Percentile £499 £600 £440
UK median daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +11.43% +3.70% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 9
Scotland median hourly rate £11.50 £19.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.03% -9.30% +48.28%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.52 £15.90
90th Percentile £17.65 £45.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +47.06% -20.93% +19.44%

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 1,073 982 999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.67% 19.80% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 506 558
Scotland median daily rate £388 £390 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +19.36% -3.90%
10th Percentile £128 £155 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 51 42
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% -7.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.71 £13.03
90th Percentile £44.27 £35.00 £44.30
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.51% +7.69% -1.52%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Edinburgh -45 47 £400 -2.74% 13
Glasgow -8 42 £368 +5.14% 12
Renfrewshire -8 19 £399 +13.93%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £130 -
West Lothian +5 1 £106 -46.88% 1
Aberdeen +1 1 £325 -13.33%
Aberdeenshire +1 1 - -
Midlothian 0 1 £400 +162.30%
Dundee -2 1 £275 -14.86%
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 - 1
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 119 (99.17%) Windows
2 69 (57.50%) Active Directory
3 47 (39.17%) Microsoft
3 47 (39.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (34.17%) PowerShell
5 38 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (29.17%) VMware
6 35 (29.17%) Office 365
7 32 (26.67%) SCCM
8 30 (25.00%) SQL
9 29 (24.17%) SQL Server
10 25 (20.83%) Linux
10 25 (20.83%) Citrix
11 24 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (19.17%) ITIL
13 21 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (17.50%) DHCP
13 21 (17.50%) DNS
13 21 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 20 (16.67%) Finance
15 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (15.83%) XenApp
16 18 (15.00%) .NET
16 18 (15.00%) IIS
17 17 (14.17%) MCSE
17 17 (14.17%) Windows 10
18 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
18 16 (13.33%) Windows 7
19 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared

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 18 (15.00%) IIS
2 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.17%) MS Exchange
4 9 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (7.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (7.50%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.17%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.33%) Confluence
8 3 (2.50%) Apache
9 2 (1.67%) CMS
9 2 (1.67%) Drupal
9 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.50%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (29.17%) Office 365
2 21 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.83%) Datadog
5 6 (5.00%) OpenShift
5 6 (5.00%) SaaS
6 3 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.50%) GitHub
7 2 (1.67%) IaaS
7 2 (1.67%) PaaS
7 2 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.50%) DHCP
1 21 (17.50%) DNS
2 10 (8.33%) Firewall
3 9 (7.50%) SAN
4 8 (6.67%) Skype
5 6 (5.00%) Unified Communications
5 6 (5.00%) VPN
6 5 (4.17%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.33%) LAN
7 4 (3.33%) VoIP
7 4 (3.33%) WAN
8 3 (2.50%) Internet
8 3 (2.50%) MPLS
8 3 (2.50%) NAS
8 3 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.50%) VLAN
9 2 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.67%) VSAN
9 2 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) MySQL
2 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Artifactory
1 10 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.83%) IBM UrbanCode
4 7 (5.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (5.83%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (5.00%) Selenium
5 6 (5.00%) Zephyr
6 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.33%) Hudson
7 4 (3.33%) JIRA
8 3 (2.50%) MSI
9 2 (1.67%) gulp
10 1 (0.83%) Protractor
10 1 (0.83%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Retail Banking
4 5 (4.17%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (15.83%) Analyst
2 12 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (6.67%) Applications Packager
5 8 (6.67%) Architect
5 8 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) IT Support
7 6 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Active Directory Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.00%) .NET
2 11 (9.17%) CSS
2 11 (9.17%) jQuery
2 11 (9.17%) XML
3 9 (7.50%) XSLT
4 3 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.67%) HTML
5 2 (1.67%) Middleware
5 2 (1.67%) Nightwatchjs
5 2 (1.67%) Node.js
5 2 (1.67%) Sass
5 2 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) Twig
6 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.33%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) iPad
8 1 (0.83%) Life Science
8 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (99.17%) Windows
2 47 (39.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.83%) Linux
5 17 (14.17%) Windows 10
6 16 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (8.33%) Unix
9 7 (5.83%) Android
9 7 (5.83%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.50%) Solaris
11 3 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.67%) AIX
12 2 (1.67%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.83%) CentOS
13 1 (0.83%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.17%) ITIL
2 13 (10.83%) High Availability
3 11 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (8.33%) Migration
5 9 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.50%) Analytics
5 9 (7.50%) Workflow
6 8 (6.67%) Records Management
7 7 (5.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (5.83%) DevOps
7 7 (5.83%) Software Deployment
7 7 (5.83%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (4.17%) Change Management
8 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (4.17%) Storage Management
9 4 (3.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.17%) PowerShell
2 30 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (10.83%) C#
4 11 (9.17%) VBScript
5 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.67%) Python
7 6 (5.00%) Java
7 6 (5.00%) Perl
8 3 (2.50%) PHP
8 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.50%) VB
9 2 (1.67%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 17 (14.17%) MCSE
4 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
5 12 (10.00%) Degree
6 8 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (4.17%) MCSA
8 4 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.50%) CCA
9 3 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.50%) MCITP
10 2 (1.67%) CCEA
10 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.67%) MCP
10 2 (1.67%) VCAP
10 2 (1.67%) VCP4
10 2 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.83%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.83%) XenApp
4 11 (9.17%) Terminal Services
5 10 (8.33%) Docker
6 9 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (7.50%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (5.83%) vSphere
8 6 (5.00%) Hyper-V
8 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.50%) XenServer
10 2 (1.67%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.83%) KVM
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (26.67%) SCCM
2 12 (10.00%) Ansible
2 12 (10.00%) Puppet
3 10 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.00%) Nagios
4 6 (5.00%) Terraform
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.33%) Packer
6 3 (2.50%) Control-M
6 3 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.67%) PowerCLI
7 2 (1.67%) vRealize
8 1 (0.83%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.83%) Malwarebytes
8 1 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (39.17%) Microsoft
2 35 (29.17%) VMware
3 25 (20.83%) Citrix
4 12 (10.00%) HP
5 8 (6.67%) Cisco
5 8 (6.67%) Nintex
6 7 (5.83%) New Relic
6 7 (5.83%) Oracle
6 7 (5.83%) Splunk
7 6 (5.00%) AppDynamics
7 6 (5.00%) Micro Focus
8 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.33%) Google
8 4 (3.33%) Ivanti
8 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.33%) Symantec
9 3 (2.50%) Apple
9 3 (2.50%) Dell
9 3 (2.50%) IBM
9 3 (2.50%) NetApp