The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Scotland 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 44 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 101 78 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.67% 3.16% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.49% 15.35% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.76% -24.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £103 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £418 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £14.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.00 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £70.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.72 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
652 508 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.72% 20.61% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 219 165
Average daily rate £325 £364 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £31.60 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +5 42 £131 -65.00% 4
Glasgow +1 24 £175 -12.50% 3
Aberdeen +8 7 £110 -30.15% 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (48.84%) Microsoft
3 70 (32.56%) Active Directory
4 63 (29.30%) MS Office
4 63 (29.30%) SCCM
5 62 (28.84%) Windows XP
6 58 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (25.12%) Citrix
8 44 (20.47%) Security Cleared
9 42 (19.53%) Migration
10 41 (19.07%) SC Cleared
10 41 (19.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (15.35%) VMware
11 33 (15.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (12.09%) MS Exchange
12 26 (12.09%) ITIL
13 25 (11.63%) DHCP
14 23 (10.70%) MS Excel
15 21 (9.77%) Finance
16 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (8.84%) Dell
16 19 (8.84%) TCP/IP
17 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (7.91%) PowerShell
18 16 (7.44%) DNS
18 16 (7.44%) Windows 8
19 15 (6.98%) Internet
20 14 (6.51%) Publishing
20 14 (6.51%) PDA
20 14 (6.51%) Software Deployment

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 26 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.93%) Moodle
7 2 (0.93%) Lync
7 2 (0.93%) IIS
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) WorkSite
Applications
1 63 (29.30%) MS Office
2 23 (10.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) assyst
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.63%) DHCP
2 19 (8.84%) TCP/IP
3 16 (7.44%) DNS
4 15 (6.98%) Internet
5 13 (6.05%) VPN
6 12 (5.58%) SAN
7 9 (4.19%) VoIP
8 6 (2.79%) Wireless
9 4 (1.86%) LAN
10 3 (1.40%) Firewall
10 3 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.40%) Network Security
11 2 (0.93%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.93%) H.323
12 1 (0.47%) DAB
12 1 (0.47%) Intranet
12 1 (0.47%) WAN
12 1 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) MS Access
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.72%) MSI
1 8 (3.72%) TestDirector
2 7 (3.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (3.26%) WinRunner
3 6 (2.79%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.86%) StarTeam
4 4 (1.86%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 21 (9.77%) Finance
2 14 (6.51%) Publishing
3 7 (3.26%) Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (16.28%) Desktop Support
2 29 (13.49%) Analyst
3 28 (13.02%) Desktop Engineer
4 22 (10.23%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.91%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.44%) Applications Packager
6 16 (7.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.12%) Deployment Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) Administrator
10 7 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.26%) Architect
11 6 (2.79%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.79%) Consultant
11 6 (2.79%) Applications Support
11 6 (2.79%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.33%) Help Desk Support
12 5 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.12%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.40%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.40%) .NET
3 2 (0.93%) EDI
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.51%) PDA
2 10 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.26%) Clustering
4 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.86%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.86%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.86%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.40%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.40%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.93%) AS400
7 2 (0.93%) Replication
7 2 (0.93%) iSeries
7 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.93%) SCADA
8 1 (0.47%) iPhone
8 1 (0.47%) Social Media
8 1 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (28.84%) Windows XP
3 58 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (19.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (7.44%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.19%) Windows Vista
7 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.72%) Mac OS
8 7 (3.26%) AIX
9 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.40%) UNIX
10 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.47%) Linux
11 1 (0.47%) CentOS
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.53%) Migration
2 26 (12.09%) ITIL
3 14 (6.51%) Software Deployment
4 12 (5.58%) Change Management
5 10 (4.65%) Test Scripting
5 10 (4.65%) Software Testing
6 9 (4.19%) Project Management
7 8 (3.72%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (3.26%) Test Automation
8 7 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.33%) Incident Management
10 4 (1.86%) Integration Testing
10 4 (1.86%) Service Management
11 3 (1.40%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2
11 3 (1.40%) CRM
11 3 (1.40%) Supplier Management
12 2 (0.93%) Information Governance
12 2 (0.93%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.65%) VB
2 10 (4.65%) SQL
3 5 (2.33%) VBScript
4 2 (0.93%) C
4 2 (0.93%) VBA
5 1 (0.47%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.47%) VB6
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 41 (19.07%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.65%) MCTS
4 10 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.65%) MCSA
5 9 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.72%) MCSE
6 8 (3.72%) MCITP
7 7 (3.26%) MCP
8 6 (2.79%) Degree
9 2 (0.93%) CCNA
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB
10 1 (0.47%) PMP
10 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.47%) MCDST
10 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.12%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.65%) vSphere
5 8 (3.72%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.33%) XenApp
8 3 (1.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.47%) NFS
10 1 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 63 (29.30%) SCCM
2 7 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (3.26%) Netcool
3 4 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.86%) SCOM
4 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.40%) WSUS
5 2 (0.93%) DameWare
5 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.93%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 105 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 54 (25.12%) Citrix
3 33 (15.35%) VMware
4 19 (8.84%) Dell
5 11 (5.12%) McAfee
6 8 (3.72%) Cisco
6 8 (3.72%) Veritas
7 7 (3.26%) Symantec
8 6 (2.79%) AppSense
8 6 (2.79%) Dell KACE
8 6 (2.79%) HP
9 5 (2.33%) Compaq
9 5 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.86%) Apple
10 4 (1.86%) Wyse
10 4 (1.86%) EMC
10 4 (1.86%) Borland
10 4 (1.86%) CA
10 4 (1.86%) CommVault
11 3 (1.40%) IBM
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