The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 17 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 12 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 10.08% 17.65% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 34.29% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £263
% change year-on-year
- -23.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.65
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -1.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 36.97% 51.47% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 15
Average daily rate £347 £363 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (85.00%) Windows XP
4 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (75.00%) PDA
6 14 (70.00%) ISTQB
7 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
7 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (60.00%) SC Cleared
7 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (60.00%) Change Management
7 12 (60.00%) TestDirector
8 11 (55.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (55.00%) Veritas
8 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (55.00%) MCSA
8 11 (55.00%) WinRunner
8 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (55.00%) MCITP
8 11 (55.00%) VMware
8 11 (55.00%) Clustering
9 10 (50.00%) VMware ESX
9 10 (50.00%) MCTS
9 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
9 10 (50.00%) McAfee
9 10 (50.00%) Netcool
9 10 (50.00%) Citrix

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) TestDirector
2 11 (55.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (55.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) PDA
2 11 (55.00%) Clustering
3 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) iSeries
4 1 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (85.00%) Windows XP
4 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (50.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Change Management
1 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (55.00%) MCSA
3 11 (55.00%) MCITP
4 10 (50.00%) MCSE
4 10 (50.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Netcool
1 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (55.00%) Veritas
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) McAfee
2 10 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Avaya
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Borland
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) Brocade