The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 25 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 Renfrewshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 27 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 3 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 1.95% 25.00% 81.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.55% 37.50% 91.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 13
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 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.72 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 42.86% 66.67% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 16 14
Average daily rate £336 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £545 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
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Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows XP
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
3 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
5 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
5 9 (69.23%) Change Management
6 8 (61.54%) Citrix
6 8 (61.54%) PDA
6 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
7 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
7 7 (53.85%) TestDirector
8 6 (46.15%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (46.15%) Veritas
8 6 (46.15%) Netcool
8 6 (46.15%) McAfee
8 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
8 6 (46.15%) WinRunner
8 6 (46.15%) SQL
8 6 (46.15%) AIX
8 6 (46.15%) MCSE
8 6 (46.15%) MCSA
8 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
8 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
8 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (46.15%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (46.15%) MCTS
8 6 (46.15%) MCITP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) TestDirector
2 6 (46.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (46.15%) WinRunner
3 2 (15.38%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Designer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) PDA
2 6 (46.15%) Clustering
3 3 (23.08%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows XP
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) AIX
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Change Management
1 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
4 6 (46.15%) MCTS
4 6 (46.15%) MCITP
4 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) MCSA
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) PMP
5 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware ESX
1 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Netcool
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (46.15%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) Veritas
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) McAfee
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Borland
4 1 (7.69%) HP