The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 54 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 28 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.94% 3.09% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 15.21% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £120 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £296 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Windows 7
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
210 263 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.55% 20.32% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 150 41
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £131 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (68.33%) Active Directory
3 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 24 (40.00%) MS Office
5 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
7 16 (26.67%) ITIL
7 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (23.33%) SCCM
9 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 11 (18.33%) VMware
11 10 (16.67%) VPN
11 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 9 (15.00%) Lync
12 9 (15.00%) DNS
12 9 (15.00%) DHCP
12 9 (15.00%) HP
12 9 (15.00%) Citrix
12 9 (15.00%) Blackberry
12 9 (15.00%) Cisco
13 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
13 8 (13.33%) vSphere
14 7 (11.67%) Application Packaging
14 7 (11.67%) Migration
14 7 (11.67%) LAN
15 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (10.00%) SAN
15 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
15 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.00%) Lync
3 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (40.00%) MS Office
2 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) VPN
2 9 (15.00%) DNS
2 9 (15.00%) DHCP
3 7 (11.67%) LAN
4 6 (10.00%) SAN
5 5 (8.33%) LDAP
5 5 (8.33%) WAN
6 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.00%) Broadband
7 3 (5.00%) VoIP
7 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.33%) WLAN
8 2 (3.33%) Internet
8 2 (3.33%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.33%) Wireless
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.67%) Network Security
9 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Analyst
2 15 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 8 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.67%) IT Support
5 5 (8.33%) Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Server Support
7 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.67%) Handset
4 3 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.33%) iPhone
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.67%) Android
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Migration
3 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) Service Management
6 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.33%) Budget Control
7 1 (1.67%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.67%) C
3 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.00%) CCNP
3 3 (5.00%) CCNA
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (1.67%) HND
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (68.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.33%) vSphere
3 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.33%) XenApp
5 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.33%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.00%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) SCSM
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) VMware
3 9 (15.00%) HP
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco
3 9 (15.00%) Citrix
4 4 (6.67%) Lotus
5 2 (3.33%) CommVault
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) Veritas
6 1 (1.67%) Apple
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec
6 1 (1.67%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.67%) Dell Compellent