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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 46 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 96 95 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.77% 3.50% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.01% 16.44% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 27
Average daily rate £188 £130 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £95 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £346 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £188 £193
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 14
Average hourly rate £15.63 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £11.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.25 £15.63 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -4.34%
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
533 578 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.92% 21.27% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 306 232
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 29 £125 +16.00% 4
Edinburgh -7 28 £275 +111.53% 2
Renfrewshire +2 21 £303 -9.70% 1
North Lanarkshire +5 4 £169 +29.80% 1
Highlands -1 3 £110 -21.42%
West Lothian +3 2 £120 +11.63%
Argyll and Bute - 2 £110 -
Inverclyde -4 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £200 -
Dundee - 1 £100 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 185 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (66.49%) Microsoft
3 117 (63.24%) Active Directory
4 101 (54.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (38.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 68 (36.76%) VMware
7 62 (33.51%) Citrix
7 62 (33.51%) Windows XP
8 59 (31.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 52 (28.11%) SQL
9 52 (28.11%) Software Testing
10 51 (27.57%) MCSE
11 49 (26.49%) Hyper-V
12 48 (25.95%) MCSA
13 47 (25.41%) HP UFT
13 47 (25.41%) Change Management
13 47 (25.41%) MCITP
13 47 (25.41%) VMware ESX
14 46 (24.86%) Test Automation
14 46 (24.86%) WinRunner
15 45 (24.32%) MCTS
15 45 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
16 44 (23.78%) TestDirector
16 44 (23.78%) Intel Security
17 42 (22.70%) Clustering
18 41 (22.16%) PDA
18 41 (22.16%) Test Scripting
18 41 (22.16%) Veritas
18 41 (22.16%) MS Office
18 41 (22.16%) Windows Server

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 30 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.08%) IIS
5 2 (1.08%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.54%) GroupWise
Applications
1 41 (22.16%) MS Office
2 19 (10.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.35%) DNS
2 20 (10.81%) DHCP
3 8 (4.32%) VPN
4 7 (3.78%) LAN
4 7 (3.78%) WAN
5 6 (3.24%) LDAP
6 3 (1.62%) Broadband
6 3 (1.62%) Firewall
6 3 (1.62%) SAN
6 3 (1.62%) VoIP
7 2 (1.08%) 3G
7 2 (1.08%) ADSL
7 2 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.54%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (25.41%) HP UFT
2 46 (24.86%) WinRunner
3 44 (23.78%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.16%) MSI
5 2 (1.08%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (6.49%) Finance
2 5 (2.70%) Legal
3 3 (1.62%) Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Back Office
4 2 (1.08%) Front Office
4 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Law
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Local Government
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (34.59%) Analyst
2 37 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 30 (16.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 26 (14.05%) Desktop Support
5 25 (13.51%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 22 (11.89%) Support Engineer
7 19 (10.27%) IT Support
8 17 (9.19%) Deployment Engineer
8 17 (9.19%) Support Analyst
9 16 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (6.49%) Desktop Analyst
10 12 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 10 (5.41%) IT Engineer
11 10 (5.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 10 (5.41%) Tester
12 8 (4.32%) Active Directory Engineer
12 8 (4.32%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.32%) Test Engineer
13 7 (3.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.70%) .NET
2 4 (2.16%) COM+
3 1 (0.54%) Flash
3 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (22.70%) Clustering
2 41 (22.16%) PDA
3 20 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.32%) NHS
5 7 (3.78%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.70%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.16%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.16%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.08%) Animation
8 2 (1.08%) AS400
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) iSeries
8 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) CCTV
9 1 (0.54%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.54%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 185 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (54.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (38.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 62 (33.51%) Windows XP
5 41 (22.16%) Windows Server
6 40 (21.62%) AIX
7 34 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (10.27%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.41%) Windows 10
10 8 (4.32%) Linux
11 2 (1.08%) CentOS
11 2 (1.08%) Debian
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.11%) Software Testing
2 47 (25.41%) Change Management
3 46 (24.86%) Test Automation
4 41 (22.16%) Test Scripting
5 33 (17.84%) ITIL
6 26 (14.05%) Migration
7 11 (5.95%) Service Management
8 9 (4.86%) Application Packaging
9 7 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.24%) Records Management
10 6 (3.24%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.70%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.70%) ITSM
12 3 (1.62%) Asset Management
12 3 (1.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.62%) Problem Management
12 3 (1.62%) RUP
12 3 (1.62%) Test Management
12 3 (1.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.11%) SQL
2 17 (9.19%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.32%) C#
4 7 (3.78%) VB
5 4 (2.16%) VB6
6 3 (1.62%) Perl
6 3 (1.62%) VBScript
7 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.08%) C
7 2 (1.08%) Python
7 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (31.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (27.57%) MCSE
3 48 (25.95%) MCSA
4 47 (25.41%) MCITP
5 45 (24.32%) MCTS
6 39 (21.08%) ISTQB
7 38 (20.54%) Security Cleared
8 26 (14.05%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.32%) MCP
10 6 (3.24%) Degree
11 5 (2.70%) A+ Certification
11 5 (2.70%) ISEB
11 5 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.62%) CCNA
12 3 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.54%) CCENT
14 1 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.70%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (63.24%) Active Directory
2 49 (26.49%) Hyper-V
3 47 (25.41%) VMware ESX
4 28 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (9.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (8.11%) XenApp
7 8 (4.32%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.16%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.08%) Firmware
11 2 (1.08%) NFS
11 2 (1.08%) Samba
11 2 (1.08%) vSphere
12 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.54%) NDS
12 1 (0.54%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.54%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 45 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (21.62%) McAfee ePO
2 40 (21.62%) Netcool
2 40 (21.62%) SCCM
3 13 (7.03%) SCOM
4 3 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.08%) Puppet
5 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.54%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 123 (66.49%) Microsoft
2 68 (36.76%) VMware
3 62 (33.51%) Citrix
4 44 (23.78%) Intel Security
5 41 (22.16%) Veritas
6 14 (7.57%) Cisco
7 7 (3.78%) Symantec
8 4 (2.16%) HP
8 4 (2.16%) Oracle
9 3 (1.62%) Apple
9 3 (1.62%) Dell
10 2 (1.08%) iManage
10 2 (1.08%) Lotus
10 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.54%) Adobe
11 1 (0.54%) Avaya
11 1 (0.54%) EMC
11 1 (0.54%) IBM
11 1 (0.54%) SAP
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