Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 56 66
Rank change year-on-year -29 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 110 142 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.22% 3.27% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.02% 13.76% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 95 88
Scotland median daily rate £150 £245 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.78% +36.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £101 £105 £99
90th Percentile £427 £357 £338
UK median daily rate £180 £185 £200
% change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 19
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% -10.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £24.25 £22.48 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.17% -4.92% +3.39%

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 998 1032 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.17% 23.78% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 575 591
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 42
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £18.25 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.97% -3.31% +14.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £13.05
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.93%

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -27 39 £115 -28.13% 1
Glasgow -11 28 £130 -29.73%
Renfrewshire +24 11 £412 +49.82%
Aberdeen +1 8 £150 -
Fife +1 5 £300 +20.00% 1
Dundee +9 3 - -
Aberdeenshire +4 2 £160 +23.08%
Midlothian -1 2 £113 -
North Lanarkshire -6 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 £125 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £100 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £100 -
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (60.91%) Microsoft
3 62 (56.36%) Active Directory
4 43 (39.09%) SCCM
5 38 (34.55%) Windows 10
5 38 (34.55%) Microsoft Office
6 33 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 33 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (25.45%) ITIL
8 27 (24.55%) Office 365
9 26 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (21.82%) Security Cleared
11 21 (19.09%) Windows 8
12 20 (18.18%) SQL
13 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
14 17 (15.45%) VMware
15 15 (13.64%) Migration
16 13 (11.82%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (11.82%) HTTP
17 12 (10.91%) HTTPS
17 12 (10.91%) SSL
17 12 (10.91%) Configuration Management
17 12 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (10.91%) WSUS
17 12 (10.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 12 (10.91%) Prototyping
18 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
18 11 (10.00%) SLA
18 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (10.00%) IIS

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 11 (10.00%) IIS
2 10 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.91%) CMS
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.91%) Moodle
7 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (34.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) assyst
1 1 (0.91%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.91%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.82%) HTTP
2 12 (10.91%) HTTPS
2 12 (10.91%) SSL
3 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.36%) LAN
5 6 (5.45%) DNS
5 6 (5.45%) Internet
5 6 (5.45%) VPN
6 5 (4.55%) Firewall
6 5 (4.55%) SAN
6 5 (4.55%) WAN
7 4 (3.64%) DHCP
7 4 (3.64%) VoIP
8 3 (2.73%) Wireless
9 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.82%) IPv4
9 2 (1.82%) Network Security
9 2 (1.82%) Skype
9 2 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.91%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MSI
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.82%) Legal
3 2 (1.82%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (18.18%) Analyst
2 19 (17.27%) Desktop Support
3 17 (15.45%) IT Support
4 15 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (8.18%) IT Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) IT Trainer
6 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Trainer
6 9 (8.18%) Trainer
7 8 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (7.27%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (5.45%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.91%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Driving Licence
1 7 (6.36%) Smartphone
2 6 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.64%) iPhone
5 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) iPad
6 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.91%) AS400
7 1 (0.91%) Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) iSeries
7 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (34.55%) Windows 10
3 33 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 33 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (19.09%) Windows 8
6 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.45%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.64%) Linux
8 4 (3.64%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.73%) Android
10 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.91%) CentOS
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.45%) ITIL
2 15 (13.64%) Migration
3 12 (10.91%) Configuration Management
3 12 (10.91%) Prototyping
3 12 (10.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 9 (8.18%) Software Distribution
5 8 (7.27%) Incident Management
5 8 (7.27%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (6.36%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (4.55%) Application Packaging
7 5 (4.55%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.55%) Service Design
8 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.73%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.73%) Change Management
9 3 (2.73%) ITSM
9 3 (2.73%) Remediation Plan
9 3 (2.73%) Service Management
10 2 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.82%) Biometrics
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.18%) SQL
2 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.73%) VB
4 2 (1.82%) C
4 2 (1.82%) REXX
4 2 (1.82%) Tcl
4 2 (1.82%) VBScript
5 1 (0.91%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.45%) MCSA
3 6 (5.45%) MCSE
4 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.64%) MCP
5 3 (2.73%) CCNA
5 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.73%) MCTS
6 2 (1.82%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.82%) ACSA
6 2 (1.82%) CCENT
6 2 (1.82%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.82%) MCITP
6 2 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.00%) SLA
2 6 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 62 (56.36%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.36%) BitLocker
5 5 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.73%) vSphere
6 3 (2.73%) XenApp
7 2 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.91%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (39.09%) SCCM
2 12 (10.91%) WSUS
3 3 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.82%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.91%) EnCase
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Simpana
5 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 67 (60.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.45%) VMware
3 10 (9.09%) HP
4 9 (8.18%) Citrix
5 8 (7.27%) Cisco
6 7 (6.36%) Apple
7 5 (4.55%) Dell
7 5 (4.55%) Symantec
8 4 (3.64%) Sophos
9 3 (2.73%) CommVault
9 3 (2.73%) Mitel
10 2 (1.82%) Google
10 2 (1.82%) Juniper
10 2 (1.82%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.82%) Veeam
10 2 (1.82%) Veritas
10 2 (1.82%) Xerox
11 1 (0.91%) Altiris
11 1 (0.91%) Charles River