The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 14 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.84% 6.80% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.60% 35.90% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate £190 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.89 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.63% -18.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 36.75% 18.93% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Average daily rate £250 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £12.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.54 £32.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Scotland

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Aberdeen region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Aberdeen region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 5 (27.78%) SLA
4 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) Remedy
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) DNS
6 3 (16.67%) Document Management
7 2 (11.11%) SCCM
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 2 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) Dell
7 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Data Management
8 1 (5.56%) LAN
8 1 (5.56%) VoIP
8 1 (5.56%) Web Services
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (5.56%) CommVault

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) PC Support
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Change Management
1 3 (16.67%) Document Management
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Remedy
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) CommVault