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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 48 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 35 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.67% 2.98% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.24% 13.73% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £217 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.93% -21.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +36.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £13.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £17.75 £16.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
203 255 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.47% 21.70% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 105 49
Average daily rate £350 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
3 38 (49.35%) MS Office
4 28 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 24 (31.17%) SCCM
6 22 (28.57%) Citrix
7 16 (20.78%) Finance
8 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
10 11 (14.29%) Migration
10 11 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (14.29%) VMware
10 11 (14.29%) SLA
10 11 (14.29%) ITIL
10 11 (14.29%) Blackberry
11 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
11 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
11 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
12 9 (11.69%) Banking
12 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (10.39%) Software Deployment
13 8 (10.39%) Symantec
14 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (9.09%) Linux
14 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (9.09%) Windows Vista
15 6 (7.79%) Application Packaging
15 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
15 6 (7.79%) DNS
15 6 (7.79%) DHCP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.19%) JBoss
5 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (49.35%) MS Office
2 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) assyst
2 1 (1.30%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) DHCP
1 6 (7.79%) DNS
2 5 (6.49%) SAN
3 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.19%) Network Security
4 3 (3.90%) VPN
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 3 (3.90%) VoIP
4 3 (3.90%) Intranet
5 2 (2.60%) NAS
5 2 (2.60%) Firewall
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.30%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MSI
2 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.30%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Desktop Support
2 16 (20.78%) Support Engineer
3 15 (19.48%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (12.99%) Administrator
6 9 (11.69%) Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.49%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.90%) Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Support Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) Application Packaging
2 4 (5.19%) Middleware
3 2 (2.60%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.19%) iPhone
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.60%) iPad
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
4 7 (9.09%) Linux
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.60%) UNIX
8 2 (2.60%) Android
8 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) ITIL
1 11 (14.29%) Migration
2 8 (10.39%) Software Deployment
3 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.60%) Business Continuity
4 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.60%) Project Management
4 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (1.30%) Service Management
5 1 (1.30%) CRM
5 1 (1.30%) BCP
5 1 (1.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.90%) VBA
3 2 (2.60%) VB
4 1 (1.30%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.60%) MCDST
4 2 (2.60%) MCTS
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) MCP
4 2 (2.60%) CCNA
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.49%) XenApp
6 4 (5.19%) vSphere
7 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (31.17%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) SCOM
2 5 (6.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.90%) WSUS
3 3 (3.90%) SCSM
4 2 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.57%) Citrix
3 11 (14.29%) VMware
4 8 (10.39%) Symantec
5 5 (6.49%) AppSense
5 5 (6.49%) LANDesk
5 5 (6.49%) Lumension
5 5 (6.49%) CA
6 4 (5.19%) Dell
6 4 (5.19%) Oracle
6 4 (5.19%) Altiris
6 4 (5.19%) Apple
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco
7 3 (3.90%) CommVault
8 1 (1.30%) Lotus
8 1 (1.30%) Avaya
8 1 (1.30%) Sage
8 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.30%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.30%) Vermilion