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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 42 36 59
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 98 110 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.60% 4.53% 2.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.35% 18.06% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% -8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £373 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
- -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
Average hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £19.41 £25.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -
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
534 609 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.60% 25.09% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 262 252
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £19.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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
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 5 March 2015. 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
Glasgow +8 29 £114 -24.16% 3
Edinburgh -20 20 £165 -21.42% 7
Aberdeen +7 9 £170 -5.55% 1
Scottish Borders -2 7 £118 - 1
Stirling - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (35.42%) Microsoft
3 60 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 48 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (21.88%) MS Office
6 38 (19.79%) Active Directory
6 38 (19.79%) VMware
7 36 (18.75%) SQL
8 32 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (16.15%) Security Cleared
10 30 (15.63%) SC Cleared
11 29 (15.10%) Migration
11 29 (15.10%) Citrix
12 24 (12.50%) PDA
13 23 (11.98%) SCCM
13 23 (11.98%) Change Management
13 23 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (10.42%) MS Exchange
14 20 (10.42%) Windows 8
15 19 (9.90%) MCITP
15 19 (9.90%) ISTQB
16 18 (9.38%) Software Testing
16 18 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (9.38%) Hyper-V
16 18 (9.38%) TestDirector
16 18 (9.38%) MCSE
16 18 (9.38%) MCSA
16 18 (9.38%) Clustering
17 17 (8.85%) QuickTest Pro
17 17 (8.85%) Veritas

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 20 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.65%) IIS
5 5 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.08%) JBoss
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.52%) LiveLink
Applications
1 42 (21.88%) MS Office
2 14 (7.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.25%) DNS
2 10 (5.21%) DHCP
3 8 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.17%) SAN
4 7 (3.65%) LAN
5 5 (2.60%) NAS
6 3 (1.56%) Intranet
6 3 (1.56%) Internet
7 2 (1.04%) Firewall
7 2 (1.04%) LDAP
7 2 (1.04%) VoIP
7 2 (1.04%) Network Security
8 1 (0.52%) 4G
8 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.56%) DTS
5 2 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (9.38%) TestDirector
2 17 (8.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (8.85%) WinRunner
3 7 (3.65%) PVCS
4 3 (1.56%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.56%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.52%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (6.77%) Finance
2 3 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (0.52%) Billing
3 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (18.75%) Analyst
2 26 (13.54%) Desktop Support
3 22 (11.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 21 (10.94%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 18 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (7.29%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) IT Support
9 8 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Deployment Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Rollout Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Administrator
10 7 (3.65%) Applications Support
10 7 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.17%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.13%) .NET
2 6 (3.13%) HTML
3 4 (2.08%) Middleware
4 2 (1.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) PDA
2 18 (9.38%) Clustering
3 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.17%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.60%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.08%) NHS
7 3 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.04%) AS400
8 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.04%) iSeries
9 1 (0.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (31.25%) Windows XP
3 48 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.42%) Windows 8
6 18 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.33%) AIX
8 5 (2.60%) Linux
9 4 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.04%) UNIX
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.10%) Migration
2 23 (11.98%) Change Management
3 18 (9.38%) Software Testing
4 17 (8.85%) Test Automation
5 16 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 15 (7.81%) ITIL
7 10 (5.21%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.69%) Project Management
9 8 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.08%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.56%) Project Planning
11 3 (1.56%) Software Engineering
11 3 (1.56%) Information Security
11 3 (1.56%) Change Control
11 3 (1.56%) Information Governance
11 3 (1.56%) Data Protection
11 3 (1.56%) ITSM
12 2 (1.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (1.04%) Budget Control
12 2 (1.04%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.75%) SQL
2 14 (7.29%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.73%) Perl
4 7 (3.65%) PL/SQL
4 7 (3.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.08%) C++
7 3 (1.56%) VBScript
8 2 (1.04%) Java
9 1 (0.52%) VB6
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) C#
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (9.90%) MCITP
4 19 (9.90%) ISTQB
5 18 (9.38%) MCSE
5 18 (9.38%) MCSA
6 16 (8.33%) MCTS
7 14 (7.29%) Degree
8 4 (2.08%) PMP
8 4 (2.08%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.08%) VCP4
9 3 (1.56%) HND
10 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 17 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.60%) XenApp
7 2 (1.04%) vSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (11.98%) SCCM
2 16 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (7.81%) Netcool
4 4 (2.08%) SCOM
5 3 (1.56%) SCSM
5 3 (1.56%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.56%) DameWare
6 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 68 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.79%) VMware
3 29 (15.10%) Citrix
4 17 (8.85%) Veritas
5 16 (8.33%) McAfee
6 11 (5.73%) Oracle
7 4 (2.08%) Symantec
8 3 (1.56%) CA
8 3 (1.56%) Novell
8 3 (1.56%) Cisco
9 2 (1.04%) Apple
9 2 (1.04%) IBM
9 2 (1.04%) HP
9 2 (1.04%) Avaya
10 1 (0.52%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.52%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.52%) Brocade
10 1 (0.52%) Borland
10 1 (0.52%) EMC
10 1 (0.52%) Remedy
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