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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 66 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 21 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.55% 3.48% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.42% 17.32% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.97% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.42 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.28% +12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
Windows 7
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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
223 231 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.47% 20.07% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 118 66
Average daily rate £350 £364 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +32.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £123 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.42 £10.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.28% -19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.09%) MS Office
4 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.81%) SCCM
6 12 (21.05%) Finance
7 11 (19.30%) VMware
8 9 (15.79%) Migration
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (14.04%) Citrix
10 7 (12.28%) Linux
10 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
10 7 (12.28%) Banking
11 6 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
11 6 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (8.77%) Symantec
12 5 (8.77%) SAN
12 5 (8.77%) NAS
12 5 (8.77%) LANDesk
13 4 (7.02%) Middleware
13 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (7.02%) SCOM
13 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
13 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
13 4 (7.02%) SLA

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.02%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (35.09%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) SAN
1 5 (8.77%) NAS
2 3 (5.26%) DNS
2 3 (5.26%) LAN
2 3 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) VoIP
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) Intranet
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
1 9 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (10.53%) Administrator
2 6 (10.53%) Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (8.77%) Build Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Middleware
1 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) Linux
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.51%) Android
7 2 (3.51%) UNIX
7 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Migration
2 4 (7.02%) ITIL
3 2 (3.51%) Business Continuity
3 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.75%) BCP
4 1 (1.75%) Project Management
4 1 (1.75%) CRM
4 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.75%) Java
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) VB
2 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.75%) CCNA
2 1 (1.75%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) SCCM
2 4 (7.02%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) SCSM
4 2 (3.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
5 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) VMware
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix
4 5 (8.77%) Symantec
4 5 (8.77%) LANDesk
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle
6 3 (5.26%) Altiris
7 2 (3.51%) Lumension
7 2 (3.51%) AppSense
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco
8 1 (1.75%) Sage
8 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.75%) Avaya
8 1 (1.75%) CA
8 1 (1.75%) Vermilion
8 1 (1.75%) Computacenter