The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 43 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 102 101 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.67% 4.09% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.32% 18.07% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 50 38
Average daily rate
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£158 £288 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.21% +22.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £102 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £428 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £268
% change year-on-year
-15.90% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £46.80 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Windows 7
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
589 559 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.19% 22.62% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 245 178
Average daily rate £310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Scotland region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 39 £178 -54.19% 5
Glasgow -12 28 £105 -64.10% 3
Aberdeen +11 9 £110 -26.66%
Renfrewshire -18 5 £375 +5.63%
Fife +1 1 £370 +105.55% 1
Stirling -11 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 2
Scottish Borders - - - -
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (46.00%) Microsoft
3 75 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 70 (35.00%) MS Office
5 55 (27.50%) SCCM
6 52 (26.00%) Citrix
7 44 (22.00%) Windows XP
7 44 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (16.50%) Security Cleared
9 30 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 30 (15.00%) Migration
10 28 (14.00%) VMware
10 28 (14.00%) MS Exchange
11 27 (13.50%) ITIL
11 27 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (10.50%) Finance
14 20 (10.00%) MS Excel
15 19 (9.50%) DHCP
16 18 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (8.50%) Dell
18 15 (7.50%) SQL
18 15 (7.50%) Blackberry
19 14 (7.00%) DNS
20 13 (6.50%) SLA
20 13 (6.50%) TCP/IP
20 13 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
21 12 (6.00%) VPN
22 11 (5.50%) VoIP
22 11 (5.50%) SAN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 28 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.00%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.50%) Documentum
8 1 (0.50%) FileNet
8 1 (0.50%) Lync
Applications
1 70 (35.00%) MS Office
2 20 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) assyst
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.50%) DHCP
2 14 (7.00%) DNS
3 13 (6.50%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.00%) VPN
5 11 (5.50%) VoIP
5 11 (5.50%) SAN
6 10 (5.00%) Internet
7 7 (3.50%) Firewall
8 5 (2.50%) LAN
8 5 (2.50%) Network Security
9 4 (2.00%) Intranet
10 3 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.00%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.00%) Wireless
11 2 (1.00%) H.323
12 1 (0.50%) WAN
12 1 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.00%) DTS
2 2 (1.00%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) MS Access
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) WinRunner
1 5 (2.50%) TestDirector
1 5 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.00%) MSI
2 4 (2.00%) PVCS
3 3 (1.50%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.50%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 21 (10.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.00%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Publishing
4 5 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 30 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 28 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 26 (13.00%) Analyst
5 19 (9.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 18 (9.00%) Support Analyst
7 17 (8.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.50%) Deployment Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.50%) Administrator
11 8 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.50%) Applications Packager
13 6 (3.00%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.00%) Architect
13 6 (3.00%) Project Manager
14 5 (2.50%) Service Analyst
14 5 (2.50%) IT Support
14 5 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (2.50%) Rollout Engineer
14 5 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.50%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (1.00%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.50%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) EDI
4 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.00%) PDA
3 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.00%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.00%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.50%) SCADA
5 5 (2.50%) iPhone
5 5 (2.50%) Clustering
6 4 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.50%) NHS
7 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.50%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.00%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.00%) iPad
8 2 (1.00%) iSeries
8 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.00%) AS400
9 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (22.00%) Windows XP
2 44 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.50%) Windows Vista
5 9 (4.50%) Mac OS
5 9 (4.50%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.00%) Linux
7 5 (2.50%) AIX
8 4 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.00%) Android
9 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.00%) UNIX
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.50%) CentOS
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.00%) Migration
2 27 (13.50%) ITIL
3 10 (5.00%) Software Deployment
4 7 (3.50%) Change Management
4 7 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (3.00%) Project Management
6 5 (2.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (2.50%) Test Automation
6 5 (2.50%) Software Testing
6 5 (2.50%) Validation
7 3 (1.50%) CRM
7 3 (1.50%) Service Management
7 3 (1.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.50%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (1.50%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.00%) Information Governance
8 2 (1.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.50%) SQL
2 10 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.00%) VB
4 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.00%) Perl
4 4 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.50%) VBA
5 3 (1.50%) VBScript
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (4.00%) MCTS
6 7 (3.50%) MCSA
6 7 (3.50%) Degree
7 6 (3.00%) ISTQB
7 6 (3.00%) MCITP
7 6 (3.00%) MCP
8 5 (2.50%) MCSE
9 3 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.50%) CCNA
10 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.00%) MCDST
10 2 (1.00%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.50%) MCT
11 1 (0.50%) ISEB
11 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 75 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.50%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.00%) XenApp
6 7 (3.50%) vSphere
7 5 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.50%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.00%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.50%) NFS
9 1 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.50%) Samba
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (27.50%) SCCM
2 5 (2.50%) Netcool
2 5 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.50%) SCOM
2 5 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.00%) WSUS
4 3 (1.50%) SCSM
5 2 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.00%) DameWare
5 2 (1.00%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.50%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 92 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (26.00%) Citrix
3 28 (14.00%) VMware
4 17 (8.50%) Dell
5 10 (5.00%) Symantec
6 8 (4.00%) McAfee
7 7 (3.50%) CA
7 7 (3.50%) HP
7 7 (3.50%) Cisco
8 6 (3.00%) Veritas
8 6 (3.00%) IBM
9 5 (2.50%) Compaq
9 5 (2.50%) LANDesk
9 5 (2.50%) AppSense
9 5 (2.50%) Lumension
9 5 (2.50%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.00%) Wyse
10 4 (2.00%) Altiris
10 4 (2.00%) Apple
10 4 (2.00%) CommVault
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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