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 17 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 14 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 10.53% 12.70% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.74% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Average daily rate £346 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.48% -
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
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 48 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 48.42% 76.19% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 0
Average daily rate £335 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
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
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
3 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (52.00%) MS Office
5 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
6 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (44.00%) Security Architecture
6 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (36.00%) McAfee
9 8 (32.00%) Sophos
9 8 (32.00%) C#
9 8 (32.00%) JSP 440
9 8 (32.00%) WMI
9 8 (32.00%) Lumension
10 7 (28.00%) Citrix
11 6 (24.00%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (24.00%) Change Management
11 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
11 6 (24.00%) Symantec
12 5 (20.00%) DHCP
12 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (20.00%) PDA
12 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 4 (16.00%) StarTeam
13 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
13 4 (16.00%) Wireless
13 4 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (16.00%) TestDirector

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (52.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) DHCP
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (16.00%) StarTeam
2 3 (12.00%) WinRunner
2 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
1 8 (32.00%) Security Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Domain Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) PDA
2 3 (12.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.00%) UNIX
6 3 (12.00%) AIX
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
2 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.00%) MCTS
4 3 (12.00%) MCITP
4 3 (12.00%) MCSE
4 3 (12.00%) MCSA
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) PMP
5 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) WMI
2 6 (24.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Netcool
4 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) McAfee
3 8 (32.00%) Sophos
3 8 (32.00%) Lumension
4 7 (28.00%) Citrix
5 6 (24.00%) Symantec
6 4 (16.00%) Borland
7 3 (12.00%) Veritas
7 3 (12.00%) VMware