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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 27 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 3 5 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 2.11% 23.81% 85.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.69% 35.71% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £361 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £209 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-24.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 45.07% 66.67% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 14 15
Average daily rate £336 £408 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.63% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £550 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (75.00%) Change Management
5 8 (66.67%) Citrix
5 8 (66.67%) PDA
5 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
6 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (58.33%) TestDirector
7 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (50.00%) Veritas
7 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (50.00%) WinRunner
7 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (50.00%) SQL
7 6 (50.00%) AIX
7 6 (50.00%) MCSE
7 6 (50.00%) MCSA
7 6 (50.00%) Netcool
7 6 (50.00%) McAfee
7 6 (50.00%) VMware
7 6 (50.00%) VMware ESX
7 6 (50.00%) Clustering
7 6 (50.00%) MCTS
7 6 (50.00%) MCITP
7 6 (50.00%) McAfee ePO

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) TestDirector
2 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (50.00%) WinRunner
3 2 (16.67%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Designer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) PDA
2 6 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) AIX
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Change Management
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (50.00%) MCSE
4 6 (50.00%) MCSA
4 6 (50.00%) MCTS
4 6 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Netcool
1 6 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) Veritas
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) McAfee
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Borland
4 1 (8.33%) HP