Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 57 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 -30 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 177 148 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.21% 3.14% 6.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.31% 13.99% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 184
Scotland median daily rate £372 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.26% +4.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £186 £149 £206
90th Percentile £446 £450 £444
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year +10.29% -1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
Scotland median hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.29% -51.39% +148.28%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.89 £17.55
90th Percentile £16.98 £22.05 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +36.36% -22.64% +14.68%

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 1,085 1,058 1,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.70% 22.47% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 517 692
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +0.80%
10th Percentile £130 £150 £180
90th Percentile £513 £531 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 43
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £15.86 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -55.94% +71.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.54 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £28.73 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -7 59 £408 +1.88% 1
Glasgow -4 56 £305 +10.91% 6
Edinburgh -15 47 £375 - 13
Dundee -8 2 £275 -14.86%
West Lothian +3 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £390 -
Fife 0 1 £175 +48.94% 1
Scottish Borders 0 1 £525 +328.57%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £130 -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (62.15%) Microsoft
3 106 (59.89%) Active Directory
4 81 (45.76%) PowerShell
5 75 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (38.42%) Office 365
8 65 (36.72%) Security Cleared
9 61 (34.46%) VMware
10 59 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 53 (29.94%) SQL Server
12 51 (28.81%) SCCM
13 46 (25.99%) Degree
13 46 (25.99%) SQL
13 46 (25.99%) SharePoint
14 45 (25.42%) DNS
14 45 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (24.86%) Citrix
15 44 (24.86%) DHCP
16 43 (24.29%) Computer Science
16 43 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (23.16%) MCSE
18 39 (22.03%) Computer Science Degree
19 38 (21.47%) Migration
20 37 (20.90%) IIS
21 34 (19.21%) .NET
22 32 (18.08%) ITIL
23 31 (17.51%) Windows 7
23 31 (17.51%) High Availability

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 46 (25.99%) SharePoint
2 37 (20.90%) IIS
3 29 (16.38%) Skype for Business
4 27 (15.25%) MS Exchange
4 27 (15.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (14.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (14.69%) SharePoint Server
6 20 (11.30%) Office Communications Server
7 16 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.52%) OpenStack
10 6 (3.39%) Confluence
10 6 (3.39%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.69%) IBM Domino
12 2 (1.13%) Apache
12 2 (1.13%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (14.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) assyst
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 68 (38.42%) Office 365
2 24 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.39%) PaaS
5 5 (2.82%) IaaS
6 4 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.69%) SaaS
8 2 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.13%) Datadog
8 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.42%) DNS
2 44 (24.86%) DHCP
3 27 (15.25%) Skype
4 10 (5.65%) Firewall
5 9 (5.08%) Unified Communications
6 8 (4.52%) 3G
6 8 (4.52%) VPN
6 8 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (3.95%) SAN
8 5 (2.82%) NAS
8 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.82%) VLAN
8 5 (2.82%) Wireless
9 4 (2.26%) Internet
9 4 (2.26%) LAN
9 4 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.26%) VSAN
9 4 (2.26%) WAN
10 2 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (29.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.69%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (12.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 22 (12.43%) Visual Studio
2 15 (8.47%) MSI
3 9 (5.08%) Artifactory
3 9 (5.08%) Bitbucket
4 6 (3.39%) JIRA
5 5 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.82%) IBM UrbanCode
5 5 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.13%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.13%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.13%) Selenium
6 2 (1.13%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.13%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.56%) Protractor
General
1 28 (15.82%) Finance
2 12 (6.78%) Banking
3 6 (3.39%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (16.38%) Analyst
2 20 (11.30%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (9.04%) SharePoint Engineer
4 15 (8.47%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.34%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.21%) Design Engineer
6 11 (6.21%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Architect
8 9 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) Consultant
9 8 (4.52%) Designer
10 7 (3.95%) Administrator
10 7 (3.95%) Applications Packager
10 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Designer
11 6 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.39%) IT Support
11 6 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.21%) .NET
2 29 (16.38%) XML
3 26 (14.69%) CSS
3 26 (14.69%) jQuery
3 26 (14.69%) XSLT
4 6 (3.39%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.56%) Middleware
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (24.29%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.78%) Fat Client
2 12 (6.78%) Thin Client
3 11 (6.21%) Clustering
4 7 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.39%) iPhone
6 5 (2.82%) PKI
6 5 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.69%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.56%) SCADA
8 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (17.51%) Windows 7
6 27 (15.25%) Linux
7 25 (14.12%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.34%) Windows 8
9 12 (6.78%) Unix
10 11 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.39%) Android
12 5 (2.82%) Solaris
13 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.26%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.13%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.56%) AIX
16 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.47%) Migration
2 32 (18.08%) ITIL
3 31 (17.51%) High Availability
4 24 (13.56%) Workflow
5 22 (12.43%) Records Management
6 18 (10.17%) Software Delivery
7 11 (6.21%) Software Distribution
8 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.52%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.52%) Software Deployment
11 7 (3.95%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.95%) Waterfall
12 6 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.39%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (3.39%) Personalization
12 6 (3.39%) Trend Analysis
13 5 (2.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (2.82%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.76%) PowerShell
2 46 (25.99%) SQL
3 30 (16.95%) C#
4 27 (15.25%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.21%) T-SQL
5 11 (6.21%) VBScript
6 10 (5.65%) VB
7 8 (4.52%) Perl
8 4 (2.26%) Java
9 3 (1.69%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) C
10 1 (0.56%) LINC
10 1 (0.56%) Python
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (36.72%) Security Cleared
2 59 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 46 (25.99%) Degree
4 45 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (23.16%) MCSE
6 39 (22.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (7.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.82%) MCSA
9 4 (2.26%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.69%) HNC
10 3 (1.69%) HND
10 3 (1.69%) MCP
11 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.56%) CISSP
12 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 106 (59.89%) Active Directory
2 43 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.12%) XenApp
4 22 (12.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (9.04%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (9.04%) XenDesktop
6 13 (7.34%) Hyper-V
7 11 (6.21%) vSphere
8 10 (5.65%) XenServer
9 6 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.82%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.26%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.69%) ISA Server
13 2 (1.13%) Docker
13 2 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (28.81%) SCCM
2 19 (10.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (5.65%) Puppet
4 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (3.39%) Ansible
6 5 (2.82%) Control-M
7 4 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.26%) Packer
7 4 (2.26%) PowerCLI
7 4 (2.26%) Terraform
7 4 (2.26%) vRealize
8 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.69%) Malwarebytes
8 3 (1.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.13%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.13%) Nagios
9 2 (1.13%) SCOM
9 2 (1.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (62.15%) Microsoft
2 61 (34.46%) VMware
3 44 (24.86%) Citrix
4 22 (12.43%) Ivanti
4 22 (12.43%) Nintex
5 13 (7.34%) Symantec
6 11 (6.21%) Cisco
6 11 (6.21%) Oracle
7 10 (5.65%) HP
7 10 (5.65%) ThinPrint
8 9 (5.08%) Lotus
8 9 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.95%) Apple
9 7 (3.95%) Sophos
10 6 (3.39%) McAfee
10 6 (3.39%) Veritas
11 5 (2.82%) Altiris
11 5 (2.82%) Dell
12 4 (2.26%) Avaya
12 4 (2.26%) IBM