Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 85 65
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 143 110 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.68% 2.20% 3.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.20% 10.87% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 55 94
Scotland median daily rate £230 £151 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.82% -38.57% +31.54%
10th Percentile £108 £101 £105
90th Percentile £464 £427 £352
UK median daily rate £200 £180 £185
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +1.64% -4.69%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.08 £10.70
90th Percentile £120.55 £24.25 £22.48
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% +3.45% -4.92%

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 1,083 1,012 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.32% 20.23% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 503 595
Scotland median daily rate £380 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £128 £150 £160
90th Percentile £525 £550 £463
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 40
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -11.69% +2.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.54 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £33.90 £42.55
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Glasgow -3 45 £160 +23.08% 5
Edinburgh +3 38 £345 +200.00% 1
Renfrewshire -1 22 £280 -32.04%
Aberdeen +15 9 £194 +28.74% 1
West Lothian +11 6 £300 +140.00%
Dundee -5 6 £110 -
Highlands - 5 £115 -
South Ayrshire - 3 £104 -
North Lanarkshire -1 2 £145 - 1
Fife 0 1 £225 -25.00%
Perth and Kinross -1 1 £230 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (65.73%) Active Directory
3 70 (48.95%) Microsoft
4 61 (42.66%) Windows 10
5 46 (32.17%) VMware
6 41 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (27.97%) Office 365
8 37 (25.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (25.87%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (25.17%) SCCM
10 35 (24.48%) DHCP
10 35 (24.48%) DNS
11 32 (22.38%) Citrix
12 28 (19.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (19.58%) SQL
12 28 (19.58%) Migration
12 28 (19.58%) SC Cleared
12 28 (19.58%) Security Cleared
13 24 (16.78%) VMware ESXi
14 22 (15.38%) Change Management
14 22 (15.38%) Finance
14 22 (15.38%) Ivanti
15 20 (13.99%) HP
15 20 (13.99%) Windows Server
16 19 (13.29%) Test Scripting
16 19 (13.29%) PowerShell
16 19 (13.29%) PDA
16 19 (13.29%) ISTQB
16 19 (13.29%) Test Automation
17 18 (12.59%) Hyper-V

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 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.50%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.80%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (25.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.97%) Office 365
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.48%) DHCP
1 35 (24.48%) DNS
2 15 (10.49%) LAN
3 10 (6.99%) Wireless
4 7 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.80%) Internet
5 4 (2.80%) WAN
6 3 (2.10%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.10%) Firewall
6 3 (2.10%) VLAN
6 3 (2.10%) VPN
7 2 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.40%) WLAN
8 1 (0.70%) 3G
8 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.70%) Skype
8 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (12.59%) HP UFT
1 18 (12.59%) WinRunner
2 16 (11.19%) MSI
3 6 (4.20%) InstallShield
3 6 (4.20%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (2.10%) Hudson
5 2 (1.40%) JIRA
5 2 (1.40%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (1.40%) Games
2 2 (1.40%) Legal
3 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (30.07%) Analyst
2 29 (20.28%) Desktop Support
3 23 (16.08%) Support Engineer
4 18 (12.59%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (11.19%) IT Support
5 16 (11.19%) Service Analyst
5 16 (11.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (10.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (9.79%) Applications Packager
7 14 (9.79%) Support Analyst
8 11 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Architect
11 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Service Desk Support
11 6 (4.20%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) PDA
2 18 (12.59%) Clustering
3 16 (11.19%) iPhone
4 14 (9.79%) Blackberry
5 8 (5.59%) iPad
6 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.70%) AS400
9 1 (0.70%) CMDB
9 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.70%) Handset
9 1 (0.70%) iSeries
9 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (42.66%) Windows 10
3 41 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (19.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.99%) Windows Server
6 18 (12.59%) AIX
7 14 (9.79%) Windows XP
8 11 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
11 5 (3.50%) Android
12 4 (2.80%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.10%) Linux
13 3 (2.10%) Solaris
13 3 (2.10%) Unix
13 3 (2.10%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.58%) Migration
2 22 (15.38%) Change Management
3 19 (13.29%) Test Automation
3 19 (13.29%) Test Scripting
4 18 (12.59%) Software Testing
5 17 (11.89%) Smoke Testing
6 15 (10.49%) ITIL
7 9 (6.29%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (5.59%) Time Management
9 7 (4.90%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.20%) Application Packaging
10 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.50%) Break/Fix
11 5 (3.50%) Software Delivery
12 4 (2.80%) Data Protection
12 4 (2.80%) Patch Management
12 4 (2.80%) Personalization
12 4 (2.80%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.58%) SQL
2 19 (13.29%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.29%) VB
3 9 (6.29%) VBScript
4 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (19.58%) SC Cleared
1 28 (19.58%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.29%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.50%) MCSE
5 4 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.80%) Degree
5 4 (2.80%) MCP
5 4 (2.80%) MCSA
6 3 (2.10%) ACDT
6 3 (2.10%) ACHDS
6 3 (2.10%) ACTC
6 3 (2.10%) MCDST
6 3 (2.10%) MCSM
6 3 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.70%) HNC
8 1 (0.70%) HND
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 94 (65.73%) Active Directory
2 37 (25.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.78%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (12.59%) Hyper-V
5 17 (11.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (11.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (5.59%) XenApp
7 5 (3.50%) BitLocker
7 5 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.10%) vSphere
8 3 (2.10%) XenServer
9 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (25.17%) SCCM
2 17 (11.89%) HP ALM
2 17 (11.89%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.10%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.10%) Control-M
4 3 (2.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.10%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.40%) DameWare
6 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.70%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (48.95%) Microsoft
2 46 (32.17%) VMware
3 32 (22.38%) Citrix
4 22 (15.38%) Ivanti
5 20 (13.99%) HP
6 18 (12.59%) McAfee
6 18 (12.59%) Veritas
7 12 (8.39%) Apple
8 7 (4.90%) Dell
9 6 (4.20%) Cisco
9 6 (4.20%) ServiceNow
10 5 (3.50%) Avaya
10 5 (3.50%) Charles River
10 5 (3.50%) Symantec
11 3 (2.10%) Oracle
11 3 (2.10%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.10%) Sophos
12 2 (1.40%) Acronis
12 2 (1.40%) Brocade
12 2 (1.40%) Twitter