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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 47 33 55
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 85 97 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.17% 4.33% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.80% 17.70% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 29
Average daily rate
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£126 £125 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £110 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £260
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £15.04 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.40 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £39.00 £26.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -3.33%
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
538 548 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.07% 24.49% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 234 232
Average daily rate £339 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £118 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £39.25 £19.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 24 £100 -33.33% 5
Edinburgh -26 21 £130 -38.09% 5
Scottish Borders +1 7 £118 -6.00% 1
Dundee - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 52 (30.23%) MS Office
4 47 (27.33%) Windows XP
5 36 (20.93%) Active Directory
6 34 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (18.60%) VMware
8 28 (16.28%) Security Cleared
9 27 (15.70%) SC Cleared
9 27 (15.70%) SQL
10 25 (14.53%) Citrix
11 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (13.37%) SCCM
13 20 (11.63%) Migration
14 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (11.05%) PDA
15 18 (10.47%) MS Exchange
15 18 (10.47%) Change Management
16 16 (9.30%) ITIL
16 16 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (8.14%) Test Scripting
17 14 (8.14%) Hyper-V
17 14 (8.14%) ISTQB
17 14 (8.14%) MCSA
17 14 (8.14%) Clustering
18 13 (7.56%) MS Excel
18 13 (7.56%) WinRunner
18 13 (7.56%) TestDirector
18 13 (7.56%) QuickTest Pro
18 13 (7.56%) Veritas

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.33%) JBoss
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.58%) FileNet
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.58%) Documentum
7 1 (0.58%) Apache
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 52 (30.23%) MS Office
2 13 (7.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.23%) DHCP
1 9 (5.23%) SAN
2 8 (4.65%) DNS
3 7 (4.07%) LAN
4 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.91%) NAS
6 4 (2.33%) Intranet
7 3 (1.74%) Firewall
7 3 (1.74%) Internet
8 2 (1.16%) Network Security
8 2 (1.16%) VPN
8 2 (1.16%) VoIP
9 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.58%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.74%) DTS
3 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.16%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (7.56%) WinRunner
1 13 (7.56%) TestDirector
1 13 (7.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (4.07%) PVCS
3 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.58%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (5.81%) Finance
2 5 (2.91%) Banking
3 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (16.28%) Analyst
2 23 (13.37%) Desktop Support
2 23 (13.37%) Desktop Engineer
3 19 (11.05%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.14%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.81%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (5.23%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.23%) Deployment Engineer
7 9 (5.23%) IT Support
8 8 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Rollout Engineer
9 7 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Programmer
11 5 (2.91%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.07%) HTML
2 4 (2.33%) Middleware
3 3 (1.74%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.16%) .NET
4 2 (1.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.05%) PDA
2 14 (8.14%) Clustering
3 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.65%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.33%) iPhone
6 4 (2.33%) NHS
7 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.74%) SCADA
8 2 (1.16%) iSeries
8 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.16%) AS400
9 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.58%) iPad
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (27.33%) Windows XP
3 34 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (6.98%) AIX
6 11 (6.40%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.07%) Linux
9 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.16%) Android
10 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.16%) UNIX
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.63%) Migration
2 18 (10.47%) Change Management
3 16 (9.30%) ITIL
4 14 (8.14%) Test Scripting
5 13 (7.56%) Software Testing
5 13 (7.56%) Test Automation
6 5 (2.91%) Project Management
7 4 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.33%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.33%) Validation
8 3 (1.74%) ITSM
8 3 (1.74%) Data Protection
8 3 (1.74%) Information Governance
8 3 (1.74%) Information Security
9 2 (1.16%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.16%) Document Management
9 2 (1.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (0.58%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.70%) SQL
2 7 (4.07%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.07%) Perl
2 7 (4.07%) PL/SQL
2 7 (4.07%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.16%) Java
3 2 (1.16%) VBA
4 1 (0.58%) C#
4 1 (0.58%) VB
4 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.70%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.14%) ISTQB
4 14 (8.14%) MCSA
5 13 (7.56%) MCITP
6 12 (6.98%) MCTS
6 12 (6.98%) MCSE
7 10 (5.81%) Degree
8 4 (2.33%) PMP
8 4 (2.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.74%) HND
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.58%) MCP
11 1 (0.58%) MCT
11 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.58%) CCNA
11 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.58%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.98%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.33%) XenApp
8 2 (1.16%) vSphere
8 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (13.37%) SCCM
2 12 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (6.40%) Netcool
4 4 (2.33%) SCOM
5 3 (1.74%) DameWare
5 3 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.74%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.74%) SCSM
6 2 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.60%) VMware
3 25 (14.53%) Citrix
4 13 (7.56%) Veritas
5 12 (6.98%) McAfee
6 11 (6.40%) Oracle
7 8 (4.65%) Symantec
8 5 (2.91%) IBM
9 4 (2.33%) Cisco
10 3 (1.74%) CA
10 3 (1.74%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.16%) AppSense
11 2 (1.16%) Lumension
11 2 (1.16%) Avaya
11 2 (1.16%) Apple
11 2 (1.16%) HP
12 1 (0.58%) Open Text
12 1 (0.58%) Kofax
12 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.58%) Dell
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