The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine 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 Erskine 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 12 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 11.25% 12.50% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.93% 15.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Average daily rate £346 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 46 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 53.75% 82.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 0
Average daily rate £335 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Renfrewshire

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) MS Office
4 12 (54.55%) Windows XP
4 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
5 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 11 (50.00%) Security Architecture
6 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
7 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (40.91%) McAfee
8 8 (36.36%) Sophos
8 8 (36.36%) C#
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (36.36%) JSP 440
8 8 (36.36%) WMI
8 8 (36.36%) Lumension
9 6 (27.27%) Change Management
9 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (27.27%) Symantec
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix
10 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
10 5 (22.73%) PDA
11 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 4 (18.18%) TestDirector
11 4 (18.18%) ITIL
12 3 (13.64%) SQL
12 3 (13.64%) VBScript
12 3 (13.64%) .NET
12 3 (13.64%) MS Visio

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DHCP
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) TestDirector
2 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.64%) WinRunner
3 2 (9.09%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
1 8 (36.36%) Security Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Domain Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) PDA
2 3 (13.64%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows XP
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) AIX
6 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (27.27%) Change Management
2 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
4 3 (13.64%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCTS
4 3 (13.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
1 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) WMI
2 6 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (13.64%) Netcool
3 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) McAfee
3 8 (36.36%) Sophos
3 8 (36.36%) Lumension
4 6 (27.27%) Symantec
5 5 (22.73%) Citrix
6 3 (13.64%) Veritas
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Borland