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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 64 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 24 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.64% 3.11% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.68% 15.20% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% -49.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £112 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £311 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £201 £268
% change year-on-year
-6.96% -24.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.29 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.73% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £11.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £17.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -12.25%
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
248 250 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.93% 20.44% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 124 66
Average daily rate £375 £385 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £124 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014, 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
3 29 (46.03%) MS Office
4 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
5 15 (23.81%) Finance
6 14 (22.22%) SCCM
6 14 (22.22%) Citrix
7 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (15.87%) Migration
8 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
9 9 (14.29%) VMware
10 8 (12.70%) SLA
10 8 (12.70%) ITIL
11 7 (11.11%) Linux
11 7 (11.11%) Blackberry
11 7 (11.11%) Banking
12 6 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (9.52%) Symantec
12 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
12 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
13 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
13 5 (7.94%) LANDesk
14 4 (6.35%) SCOM
14 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (6.35%) XenApp
14 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (6.35%) Altiris

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.35%) JBoss
3 4 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.59%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (46.03%) MS Office
2 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) assyst
2 1 (1.59%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) DHCP
1 4 (6.35%) DNS
2 3 (4.76%) Intranet
2 3 (4.76%) LAN
2 3 (4.76%) VoIP
2 3 (4.76%) VPN
2 3 (4.76%) SAN
2 3 (4.76%) NAS
3 2 (3.17%) Network Security
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (17.46%) Desktop Support
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Administrator
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.76%) Architect
6 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop Support
7 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Application Packaging
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 2 (3.17%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.76%) iPhone
2 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
4 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.17%) Android
7 2 (3.17%) UNIX
7 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Migration
2 8 (12.70%) ITIL
3 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.59%) BCP
5 1 (1.59%) Service Management
5 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.59%) CRM
5 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.59%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) VBA
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) MCDST
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) XenApp
3 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) SCOM
3 3 (4.76%) SCSM
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.59%) WSUS
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.22%) Citrix
3 9 (14.29%) VMware
4 6 (9.52%) Symantec
5 5 (7.94%) LANDesk
6 4 (6.35%) Altiris
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco
8 2 (3.17%) Lumension
8 2 (3.17%) AppSense
8 2 (3.17%) CA
9 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.59%) Apple
9 1 (1.59%) Sage
9 1 (1.59%) Avaya
9 1 (1.59%) Lotus
9 1 (1.59%) Computacenter
9 1 (1.59%) Vermilion