The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Edinburgh 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 37 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 46 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.58% 2.52% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.66% 12.18% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 13
Average daily rate £225 £129 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.08% -59.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £105 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £200 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.28 £22.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.54% +14.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
234 156 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.22% 20.72% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 85
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.65 £35.00
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 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.96%) Active Directory
3 29 (34.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (32.53%) SCCM
5 25 (30.12%) Citrix
6 23 (27.71%) VMware
7 22 (26.51%) MS Office
8 21 (25.30%) Finance
9 20 (24.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (24.10%) Windows XP
10 15 (18.07%) Migration
10 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
11 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
12 11 (13.25%) VBScript
12 11 (13.25%) VB
12 11 (13.25%) Internet
12 11 (13.25%) MSI
12 11 (13.25%) InstallShield
13 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
13 10 (12.05%) Software Deployment
14 9 (10.84%) vSphere
14 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
14 9 (10.84%) Publishing
15 8 (9.64%) ITIL
15 8 (9.64%) Dell
16 7 (8.43%) EMC
16 7 (8.43%) CLARiiON

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.82%) IIS
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) Moodle
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.41%) Lync
5 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) WorkSite
Applications
1 22 (26.51%) MS Office
2 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.41%) MS Project
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) Internet
2 6 (7.23%) Network Security
2 6 (7.23%) SAN
3 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.82%) VoIP
3 4 (4.82%) DHCP
3 4 (4.82%) Kerberos
3 4 (4.82%) DNS
4 3 (3.61%) VPN
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.41%) LDAP
5 2 (2.41%) DAB
6 1 (1.20%) Intranet
6 1 (1.20%) LAN
6 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) MSI
1 11 (13.25%) InstallShield
2 6 (7.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Publishing
3 4 (4.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) Architect
2 15 (18.07%) Applications Packager
3 9 (10.84%) Lead Architect
4 8 (9.64%) Administrator
4 8 (9.64%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.43%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.23%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (7.23%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.02%) Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.82%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) Chief Technology Officer
9 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.61%) VMware Specialist
10 2 (2.41%) VMWare Administrator
10 2 (2.41%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.41%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) Application Packaging
2 5 (6.02%) .NET
3 4 (4.82%) WCF
4 3 (3.61%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) CLARiiON
2 5 (6.02%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.61%) Handset
4 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.41%) Replication
4 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (24.10%) Windows XP
4 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.41%) Android
6 2 (2.41%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.41%) Linux
7 1 (1.20%) NetWare
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Migration
2 10 (12.05%) Software Deployment
3 8 (9.64%) ITIL
4 4 (4.82%) Security Management
5 3 (3.61%) Project Management
5 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.20%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.20%) CRM
7 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.20%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.20%) Logistics
7 1 (1.20%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.20%) Data Security
7 1 (1.20%) Service Management
7 1 (1.20%) Change Management
7 1 (1.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.20%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.20%) Time Management
7 1 (1.20%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.25%) VBScript
2 11 (13.25%) VB
3 2 (2.41%) SQL
4 1 (1.20%) C
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.61%) MCP
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
5 1 (1.20%) MCSA
5 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (40.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.84%) vSphere
5 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.02%) XenApp
7 3 (3.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (32.53%) SCCM
2 5 (6.02%) ZENworks
3 3 (3.61%) WSUS
3 3 (3.61%) SCOM
3 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.12%) Citrix
3 23 (27.71%) VMware
4 8 (9.64%) Dell
5 7 (8.43%) EMC
6 6 (7.23%) Cisco
6 6 (7.23%) Novell
7 5 (6.02%) Dell KACE
8 3 (3.61%) Veritas
8 3 (3.61%) CommVault
9 2 (2.41%) Apple
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.41%) Nortel
9 2 (2.41%) HP
10 1 (1.20%) NetApp
10 1 (1.20%) Symantec