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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 92 52
Rank change year-on-year +30 -40  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 54 63 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.49% 2.15% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.78% 7.92% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 51
Median daily rate £151 £230 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.56% +64.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £195 £190
% change year-on-year -20.51% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 16
Median hourly rate £14.38 - £13.13
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 - £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 - £28.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.94 £15.23 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.48% +1.51%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 501 795 574
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.11% 27.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 406 278
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £230 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 44
Median hourly rate £15.25 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.63% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +17 17 £208 -9.78%
Edinburgh +3 14 £110 -42.85% 3
Aberdeen +2 9 £151 +3.79%
Renfrewshire +43 5 £250 -5.66%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £160 -
Dundee +5 1 £120 -2.04%
Clackmannanshire - 1 £100 -
Fife - 1 £115 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (64.76%) Active Directory
3 45 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 44 (41.90%) Windows 10
5 43 (40.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (35.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (35.24%) Microsoft Office
7 35 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 32 (30.48%) SCCM
9 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (20.95%) Windows 8
11 20 (19.05%) PowerShell
11 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
12 18 (17.14%) SQL
12 18 (17.14%) VMware
13 17 (16.19%) Citrix
14 15 (14.29%) Linux
14 15 (14.29%) MS Exchange
14 15 (14.29%) Migration
14 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
15 14 (13.33%) ITIL
16 13 (12.38%) VB
16 13 (12.38%) MSI
16 13 (12.38%) Office 365
17 12 (11.43%) Software Distribution
17 12 (11.43%) Patch Management
17 12 (11.43%) Disclosure Scotland
17 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
17 12 (11.43%) Configuration Management

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 15 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) IIS
8 1 (0.95%) Moodle
8 1 (0.95%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (35.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.81%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Office 365
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) HTTP
1 12 (11.43%) HTTPS
1 12 (11.43%) SSL
2 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.57%) VoIP
4 6 (5.71%) DNS
5 5 (4.76%) DHCP
6 3 (2.86%) Internet
6 3 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.90%) LAN
8 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.95%) Firewall
8 1 (0.95%) SAN
8 1 (0.95%) VPN
8 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) MSI
2 3 (2.86%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Legal
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Analyst
2 20 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 16 (15.24%) Desktop Support
4 13 (12.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (12.38%) IT Support
5 11 (10.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 10 (9.52%) Service Analyst
6 10 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (9.52%) Support Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) IT Technician
9 7 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
9 7 (6.67%) Customer Support Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Deployment Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) IT Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.67%) Smartphone
1 7 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.86%) Clustering
3 3 (2.86%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) AS400
5 1 (0.95%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.95%) iPad
5 1 (0.95%) iPhone
5 1 (0.95%) iSeries
5 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (41.90%) Windows 10
3 43 (40.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (35.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (20.95%) Windows 8
8 20 (19.05%) Windows XP
9 15 (14.29%) Linux
10 4 (3.81%) AIX
11 3 (2.86%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.29%) Migration
2 14 (13.33%) ITIL
3 12 (11.43%) Configuration Management
3 12 (11.43%) Patch Management
3 12 (11.43%) Prototyping
3 12 (11.43%) Software Distribution
3 12 (11.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 6 (5.71%) Application Packaging
4 6 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 4 (3.81%) Change Management
6 4 (3.81%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (3.81%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (3.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (3.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.90%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.90%) ITSM
8 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.14%) SQL
3 13 (12.38%) VB
4 12 (11.43%) REXX
4 12 (11.43%) Tcl
5 7 (6.67%) C
6 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) MCSA
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.86%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.86%) MCITP
4 3 (2.86%) MCSE
4 3 (2.86%) MCTS
5 1 (0.95%) CISSP
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.95%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (7.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 68 (64.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.57%) XenApp
5 8 (7.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.81%) BitLocker
7 4 (3.81%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (30.48%) SCCM
2 12 (11.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.86%) Netcool
4 1 (0.95%) DameWare
Vendors
1 45 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.14%) VMware
3 17 (16.19%) Citrix
4 7 (6.67%) HP
5 6 (5.71%) Apple
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco
7 3 (2.86%) McAfee
7 3 (2.86%) Mitel
7 3 (2.86%) Veritas
8 2 (1.90%) Avaya
8 2 (1.90%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.90%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.95%) Dell
9 1 (0.95%) EMC
9 1 (0.95%) IBM
9 1 (0.95%) Lotus
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle
9 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.95%) Reuters
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