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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 79 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 64 100 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 3.64% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.60% 17.27% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 46
Average daily rate
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£175 £160 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £94 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £360 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £46.53 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year
- +7.64%
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
604 579 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.17% 21.05% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 280 223
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 18
Average hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -2 24 £235 +46.87% 4
Edinburgh -35 16 £163 +1.56% 7
Aberdeen +5 6 £178 +61.36%
Highlands +2 6 £110 +10.00%
North Lanarkshire - 5 - -
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Moray - 2 £110 -
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (48.02%) Active Directory
3 73 (41.24%) Microsoft
4 63 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (27.68%) Windows XP
6 47 (26.55%) MS Exchange
6 47 (26.55%) MS Office
6 47 (26.55%) SCCM
7 45 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (20.90%) VMware
9 36 (20.34%) ITIL
10 28 (15.82%) Migration
11 26 (14.69%) Citrix
12 25 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (11.86%) MS Excel
14 20 (11.30%) Cisco
14 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (11.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (10.17%) DNS
16 18 (10.17%) SQL
17 17 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2007
18 16 (9.04%) DHCP
19 15 (8.47%) Hyper-V
19 15 (8.47%) Security Cleared
19 15 (8.47%) Backup Exec
19 15 (8.47%) Windows 8
20 14 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (7.91%) VPN
20 14 (7.91%) SLA

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (26.55%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (6.78%) Lync
5 11 (6.21%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.69%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.56%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (26.55%) MS Office
2 21 (11.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) assyst
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.17%) DNS
2 16 (9.04%) DHCP
3 14 (7.91%) VPN
4 13 (7.34%) VoIP
5 11 (6.21%) SAN
6 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.52%) LAN
7 7 (3.95%) WAN
8 5 (2.82%) LDAP
8 5 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.26%) Internet
10 3 (1.69%) Broadband
10 3 (1.69%) WLAN
10 3 (1.69%) Network Security
10 3 (1.69%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.69%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.13%) Firewall
11 2 (1.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (5.65%) MSI
2 6 (3.39%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.69%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.69%) WinRunner
3 3 (1.69%) TestDirector
3 3 (1.69%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (6.78%) Finance
2 8 (4.52%) Legal
3 3 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (29.94%) Analyst
2 31 (17.51%) Support Analyst
3 29 (16.38%) Support Engineer
4 19 (10.73%) Desktop Support
5 17 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (9.04%) IT Support
7 13 (7.34%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (6.21%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (3.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Desktop Analyst
12 6 (3.39%) Rollout Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) Network Analyst
12 6 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.34%) Client/Server
1 13 (7.34%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.39%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.39%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.26%) Handset
5 4 (2.26%) Clustering
6 3 (1.69%) PDA
6 3 (1.69%) NHS
6 3 (1.69%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.69%) iPhone
7 2 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.56%) Social Media
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (27.68%) Windows XP
4 45 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (8.47%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.26%) Android
7 4 (2.26%) AIX
7 4 (2.26%) Linux
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.56%) UNIX
10 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.34%) ITIL
2 28 (15.82%) Migration
3 12 (6.78%) Service Management
4 8 (4.52%) Test Scripting
5 6 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (2.82%) Software Testing
6 5 (2.82%) Time Management
7 4 (2.26%) Test Management
7 4 (2.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.26%) Change Management
7 4 (2.26%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (1.69%) Waterfall
8 3 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (1.69%) Test Planning
8 3 (1.69%) Test Automation
8 3 (1.69%) SDLC
8 3 (1.69%) RUP
8 3 (1.69%) Manual Testing
8 3 (1.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.17%) SQL
2 4 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.69%) C#
4 2 (1.13%) VBScript
5 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.65%) MCSE
3 10 (5.65%) MCSA
4 9 (5.08%) Degree
5 8 (4.52%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.95%) CCNA
6 7 (3.95%) MCTS
6 7 (3.95%) MCITP
7 6 (3.39%) ISTQB
7 6 (3.39%) MCP
8 5 (2.82%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.26%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.26%) ACSA
9 4 (2.26%) CCENT
10 3 (1.69%) ISEB
10 3 (1.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.91%) SLA
2 5 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (48.02%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (6.78%) vSphere
6 9 (5.08%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.82%) XenApp
8 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.69%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.13%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (26.55%) SCCM
2 15 (8.47%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.82%) SCOM
3 5 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.69%) WSUS
5 2 (1.13%) Netcool
5 2 (1.13%) SCSM
6 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.56%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.56%) DameWare
6 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 73 (41.24%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.90%) VMware
3 26 (14.69%) Citrix
4 20 (11.30%) Cisco
5 13 (7.34%) HP
6 12 (6.78%) CommVault
7 7 (3.95%) Symantec
8 6 (3.39%) McAfee
8 6 (3.39%) Veritas
9 5 (2.82%) Lotus
9 5 (2.82%) Apple
9 5 (2.82%) Dell
10 4 (2.26%) EMC
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle
11 3 (1.69%) AppSense
11 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.69%) Dell Compellent
12 1 (0.56%) Altiris
12 1 (0.56%) Brocade
12 1 (0.56%) LANDesk