Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 64 92
Rank change year-on-year +3 +28 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 186 120 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.32% 2.83% 2.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.64% 12.35% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 70 91
Scotland median daily rate £268 £243 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.31% +27.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £119 £103 £104
90th Percentile £375 £440 £364
UK median daily rate £225 £175 £200
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 1
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% - -1.89%
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.68% -5.33% -

Windows 7 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,118 972 1,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.94% 22.95% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 498 750
Scotland median daily rate £360 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.90% +5.93%
10th Percentile £135 £154 £180
90th Percentile £488 £497 £476
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 37
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £15.86 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.35% -57.71% +31.35%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £13.15
90th Percentile £34.88 £28.90 £45.10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Scotland

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Scotland

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Scotland

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Scotland

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in Scotland

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -4 68 £275 -32.93% 1
Edinburgh -9 54 £145 +26.09% 4
Glasgow -9 47 £273 +80.17% 3
Dundee -8 4 £108 -10.42% 1
Aberdeen +6 3 - -
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Fife +1 1 £225 +109.30%
Perth and Kinross -2 1 £230 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 152 (81.72%) Active Directory
3 116 (62.37%) Microsoft
4 93 (50.00%) VMware
5 87 (46.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (42.47%) DNS
7 74 (39.78%) Citrix
7 74 (39.78%) Security Cleared
8 71 (38.17%) SC Cleared
9 69 (37.10%) SCCM
10 66 (35.48%) DHCP
11 65 (34.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 61 (32.80%) Windows 10
13 60 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 59 (31.72%) Windows Server
15 58 (31.18%) Office 365
16 56 (30.11%) Ivanti
17 54 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
18 53 (28.49%) SQL
19 50 (26.88%) Change Management
20 46 (24.73%) HP
21 42 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
22 41 (22.04%) Test Scripting
22 41 (22.04%) Software Testing
22 41 (22.04%) PDA
23 40 (21.51%) Hyper-V
24 37 (19.89%) Test Automation
24 37 (19.89%) ISTQB
24 37 (19.89%) Clustering
24 37 (19.89%) WinRunner

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (10.22%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) assyst
1 1 (0.54%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 58 (31.18%) Office 365
2 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (42.47%) DNS
2 66 (35.48%) DHCP
3 19 (10.22%) LAN
4 16 (8.60%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (8.06%) 3G
5 15 (8.06%) WAN
6 11 (5.91%) VPN
7 6 (3.23%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.61%) Firewall
8 3 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.08%) ADSL
9 2 (1.08%) Broadband
9 2 (1.08%) Extranet
9 2 (1.08%) Intranet
9 2 (1.08%) Skype
9 2 (1.08%) SMS
9 2 (1.08%) VLAN
9 2 (1.08%) Wireless
10 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (19.89%) HP UFT
1 37 (19.89%) WinRunner
2 16 (8.60%) MSI
3 10 (5.38%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.15%) Hudson
5 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 12 (6.45%) Finance
2 5 (2.69%) Legal
3 4 (2.15%) Law
4 2 (1.08%) Banking
4 2 (1.08%) French Language
4 2 (1.08%) German Language
4 2 (1.08%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (29.57%) Analyst
2 24 (12.90%) Test Analyst
3 21 (11.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (11.29%) Desktop Support
4 20 (10.75%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.06%) Messaging Engineer
5 15 (8.06%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.53%) Service Analyst
6 14 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (7.53%) Windows Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 11 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) Test Leader
10 9 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 8 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (4.30%) Applications Packager
12 7 (3.76%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) COM
2 1 (0.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.04%) PDA
2 37 (19.89%) Clustering
3 22 (11.83%) Blackberry
4 17 (9.14%) Fat Client
4 17 (9.14%) Thin Client
5 11 (5.91%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.38%) iPhone
7 8 (4.30%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.15%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.15%) iPad
10 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.54%) Handset
11 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (46.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (34.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (32.80%) Windows 10
5 59 (31.72%) Windows Server
6 37 (19.89%) AIX
7 34 (18.28%) Windows 8
8 18 (9.68%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.76%) Android
10 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.15%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.61%) Linux
12 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.08%) Solaris
13 2 (1.08%) Unix
13 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.88%) Change Management
2 41 (22.04%) Software Testing
2 41 (22.04%) Test Scripting
3 37 (19.89%) Test Automation
4 31 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
5 26 (13.98%) Software Delivery
6 19 (10.22%) ITIL
7 16 (8.60%) Migration
7 16 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (6.99%) Workflow
9 10 (5.38%) Personalization
10 9 (4.84%) Software Distribution
11 8 (4.30%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.76%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (3.23%) Application Packaging
13 6 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (3.23%) ITSM
13 6 (3.23%) Service Delivery
14 4 (2.15%) Asset Management
14 4 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.49%) SQL
2 31 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.91%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.30%) VB
4 8 (4.30%) VBScript
5 1 (0.54%) Java
5 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (39.78%) Security Cleared
2 71 (38.17%) SC Cleared
3 37 (19.89%) ISTQB
4 16 (8.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (7.53%) Degree
6 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (5.91%) MCSE
8 7 (3.76%) MCITP
8 7 (3.76%) MCSA
8 7 (3.76%) MCTS
9 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CCNA
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.54%) MCP
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 152 (81.72%) Active Directory
2 60 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 40 (21.51%) Hyper-V
6 30 (16.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (16.13%) XenApp
7 9 (4.84%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.30%) XenServer
9 5 (2.69%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.61%) vSphere
11 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 69 (37.10%) SCCM
2 36 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
3 34 (18.28%) HP ALM
4 24 (12.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (3.23%) Netcool
7 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.08%) Malwarebytes
7 2 (1.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.08%) SCOM
7 2 (1.08%) WSUS
8 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 116 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 93 (50.00%) VMware
3 74 (39.78%) Citrix
4 56 (30.11%) Ivanti
5 46 (24.73%) HP
6 37 (19.89%) McAfee
6 37 (19.89%) Veritas
7 15 (8.06%) ThinPrint
8 13 (6.99%) Cisco
9 5 (2.69%) Mitel
10 4 (2.15%) Apple
10 4 (2.15%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.61%) Avaya
11 3 (1.61%) Dell
11 3 (1.61%) Twitter
12 2 (1.08%) iManage
12 2 (1.08%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.08%) Sophos
12 2 (1.08%) Symantec
13 1 (0.54%) Intapp