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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 70 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 71 101 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.23% 3.66% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.46% 15.47% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 34
Average daily rate
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£175 £163 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £370 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.19% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £28.25 £84.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.44%
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
570 653 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 23.66% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 320 225
Average daily rate £330 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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 July 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 20 £265 +51.42% 4
Edinburgh -26 19 £163 - 4
Aberdeen +5 10 £178 +61.36% 2
Highlands -1 6 £110 +10.00%
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
South Ayrshire - 3 £96 -
South Lanarkshire 0 2 - -
Moray - 2 £110 -
Renfrewshire +6 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders -2 1 £115 -9.80%
Dundee -14 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (44.28%) Active Directory
3 71 (35.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (34.33%) Microsoft
5 59 (29.35%) Windows XP
6 49 (24.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (23.38%) SCCM
8 44 (21.89%) MS Exchange
9 41 (20.40%) MS Office
10 40 (19.90%) VMware
11 33 (16.42%) Citrix
12 32 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (14.93%) ITIL
13 30 (14.93%) Migration
14 26 (12.94%) SQL
15 24 (11.94%) Windows 8
16 22 (10.95%) DNS
17 21 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (9.95%) MS Excel
19 19 (9.45%) Microsoft App-V
20 18 (8.96%) Security Cleared
20 18 (8.96%) Hyper-V
20 18 (8.96%) Finance
21 17 (8.46%) Cisco
21 17 (8.46%) DHCP
22 16 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
23 15 (7.46%) SQL Server
24 14 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
25 13 (6.47%) VMware ESX
25 13 (6.47%) Application Packaging

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (21.89%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.97%) Lync
4 12 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.49%) IIS
6 4 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.49%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (20.40%) MS Office
2 20 (9.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) assyst
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.95%) DNS
2 17 (8.46%) DHCP
3 13 (6.47%) VoIP
4 12 (5.97%) VPN
5 10 (4.98%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.98%) SAN
6 9 (4.48%) LAN
7 7 (3.48%) LDAP
7 7 (3.48%) WAN
8 5 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.99%) Internet
10 3 (1.49%) Broadband
10 3 (1.49%) WLAN
10 3 (1.49%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.49%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.00%) Network Security
11 2 (1.00%) Firewall
11 2 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.98%) MSI
2 8 (3.98%) TestDirector
2 8 (3.98%) AdminStudio
3 7 (3.48%) WinRunner
3 7 (3.48%) HP UFT
4 5 (2.49%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (8.96%) Finance
2 3 (1.49%) Law
2 3 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (0.50%) Banking
3 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (29.35%) Analyst
2 34 (16.92%) Support Analyst
3 29 (14.43%) Support Engineer
4 24 (11.94%) Desktop Support
5 16 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (6.97%) IT Support
7 13 (6.47%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.47%) Deployment Engineer
9 10 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (4.98%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 9 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) Desktop Analyst
11 8 (3.98%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.48%) Applications Packager
12 7 (3.48%) Help Desk Support
12 7 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (2.99%) Test Engineer
13 6 (2.99%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.47%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.99%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.97%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.98%) Clustering
3 8 (3.98%) PDA
4 7 (3.48%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.49%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.49%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.99%) Handset
8 3 (1.49%) iPhone
9 2 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.00%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.50%) NHS
10 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.50%) Social Media
10 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (35.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (29.35%) Windows XP
4 49 (24.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (11.94%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.98%) AIX
8 5 (2.49%) Linux
9 4 (1.99%) Android
10 3 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.50%) UNIX
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.93%) ITIL
1 30 (14.93%) Migration
2 11 (5.47%) Service Management
3 10 (4.98%) Software Testing
4 9 (4.48%) Change Management
5 7 (3.48%) PRINCE2
5 7 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (3.48%) Test Scripting
5 7 (3.48%) Test Automation
6 5 (2.49%) Time Management
6 5 (2.49%) Service Delivery
7 4 (1.99%) Project Management
7 4 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (1.99%) Project Planning
8 3 (1.49%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.49%) Change Control
8 3 (1.49%) Software Engineering
8 3 (1.49%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.00%) Line Management
9 2 (1.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.94%) SQL
2 10 (4.98%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.99%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.99%) VBScript
4 4 (1.99%) C++
4 4 (1.99%) Perl
5 1 (0.50%) C
5 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.97%) Degree
3 12 (5.97%) MCSE
4 11 (5.47%) MCSA
4 11 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.98%) MCITP
6 9 (4.48%) ISTQB
7 8 (3.98%) MCTS
8 5 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.99%) MCP
9 4 (1.99%) CCNA
10 3 (1.49%) CCNP
11 2 (1.00%) HND
11 2 (1.00%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.50%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 89 (44.28%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.47%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (5.47%) vSphere
6 8 (3.98%) XenApp
7 4 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.00%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (23.38%) SCCM
2 11 (5.47%) Backup Exec
3 9 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.99%) Netcool
6 5 (2.49%) SCOM
7 2 (1.00%) WSUS
7 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.00%) SCSM
8 1 (0.50%) DameWare
8 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 69 (34.33%) Microsoft
2 40 (19.90%) VMware
3 33 (16.42%) Citrix
4 17 (8.46%) Cisco
5 12 (5.97%) HP
6 11 (5.47%) CommVault
7 10 (4.98%) McAfee
8 9 (4.48%) Veritas
9 5 (2.49%) Lotus
10 4 (1.99%) Symantec
10 4 (1.99%) Dell
11 3 (1.49%) EMC
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle
11 3 (1.49%) AppSense
11 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.49%) Novell
12 2 (1.00%) Dell Compellent
12 2 (1.00%) Apple
13 1 (0.50%) Reuters
13 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
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