Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 71 89
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 181 120 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.30% 2.52% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.70% 11.25% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 60 82
Scotland median daily rate £275 £152 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.52% -33.41% +30.00%
10th Percentile £110 £102 £105
90th Percentile £438 £402 £337
UK median daily rate £213 £181 £195
% change year-on-year +17.24% -7.05% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 5
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £13.58 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.91% -35.36% +44.83%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.03 £14.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £24.13 £22.50
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year +9.38% -2.90% -0.45%

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 1,084 1,067 1,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.77% 22.42% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 521 697
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +0.80%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £180
90th Percentile £514 £530 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 43
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £15.86 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -55.94% +71.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.54 £13.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £28.73 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.23%

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 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Edinburgh +6 52 £250 +108.33% 5
Renfrewshire -3 49 £280 -30.00%
Glasgow -10 48 £250 +63.93% 8
Aberdeen +9 8 £194 +28.74%
West Lothian +10 5 £300 - 1
Dundee -8 5 £109 -9.38%
South Ayrshire -2 2 £111 +2.38%
Highlands - 2 - -
Inverclyde +7 1 - -
Fife +1 1 £225 +95.65%
North Lanarkshire -1 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £230 -
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (74.03%) Active Directory
3 104 (57.46%) Microsoft
4 85 (46.96%) VMware
5 74 (40.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (37.57%) Office 365
7 67 (37.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 65 (35.91%) Windows 10
9 64 (35.36%) DNS
9 64 (35.36%) DHCP
10 62 (34.25%) Citrix
10 62 (34.25%) SC Cleared
10 62 (34.25%) Security Cleared
11 61 (33.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (29.83%) SQL
12 54 (29.83%) SCCM
13 53 (29.28%) Ivanti
14 47 (25.97%) Change Management
15 46 (25.41%) HP
16 45 (24.86%) Test Scripting
16 45 (24.86%) PDA
16 45 (24.86%) VMware ESXi
17 44 (24.31%) Software Testing
18 42 (23.20%) Hyper-V
19 41 (22.65%) Test Automation
19 41 (22.65%) ISTQB
19 41 (22.65%) HP ALM
20 40 (22.10%) WinRunner
20 40 (22.10%) HP UFT
20 40 (22.10%) Veritas

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 (3.87%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.31%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (16.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) assyst
1 1 (0.55%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 68 (37.57%) Office 365
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (35.36%) DHCP
1 64 (35.36%) DNS
2 9 (4.97%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (4.42%) 3G
3 8 (4.42%) LAN
4 7 (3.87%) VPN
5 6 (3.31%) Wireless
6 5 (2.76%) WAN
6 5 (2.76%) Wireshark
7 4 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.66%) Firewall
8 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.66%) VLAN
9 2 (1.10%) ADSL
9 2 (1.10%) Broadband
9 2 (1.10%) Extranet
9 2 (1.10%) Intranet
9 2 (1.10%) Skype
9 2 (1.10%) WLAN
10 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (22.10%) HP UFT
1 40 (22.10%) WinRunner
2 17 (9.39%) MSI
3 6 (3.31%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.21%) InstallShield
4 4 (2.21%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (1.66%) Hudson
6 2 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 18 (9.94%) Finance
2 2 (1.10%) Banking
2 2 (1.10%) French Language
2 2 (1.10%) Games
2 2 (1.10%) German Language
2 2 (1.10%) Italian Language
2 2 (1.10%) Law
2 2 (1.10%) Legal
2 2 (1.10%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (1.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (31.49%) Analyst
2 26 (14.36%) Desktop Support
3 23 (12.71%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.71%) Test Analyst
4 16 (8.84%) Service Analyst
4 16 (8.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (8.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (7.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (7.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (7.18%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.63%) Applications Packager
8 12 (6.63%) IT Support
8 12 (6.63%) Test Leader
9 10 (5.52%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 10 (5.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 9 (4.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (4.42%) Architect
11 8 (4.42%) IT Analyst
12 7 (3.87%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.86%) PDA
2 40 (22.10%) Clustering
3 13 (7.18%) iPhone
4 9 (4.97%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.97%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.97%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.21%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.21%) iPad
8 3 (1.66%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (40.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (35.91%) Windows 10
4 61 (33.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (22.10%) AIX
6 31 (17.13%) Windows Server
7 27 (14.92%) Windows 8
8 17 (9.39%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.52%) Android
10 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.21%) Linux
11 4 (2.21%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.21%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.66%) Solaris
12 3 (1.66%) Unix
12 3 (1.66%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (25.97%) Change Management
2 45 (24.86%) Test Scripting
3 44 (24.31%) Software Testing
4 41 (22.65%) Test Automation
5 35 (19.34%) Smoke Testing
6 26 (14.36%) Migration
7 23 (12.71%) ITIL
8 15 (8.29%) Software Delivery
9 14 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.97%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.42%) Time Management
12 7 (3.87%) Application Packaging
12 7 (3.87%) Personalization
13 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (3.31%) ITSM
13 6 (3.31%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (3.31%) Software Distribution
13 6 (3.31%) Storage Management
13 6 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.83%) SQL
2 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.97%) VB
3 9 (4.97%) VBScript
4 7 (3.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 62 (34.25%) SC Cleared
1 62 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 41 (22.65%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (4.97%) Degree
5 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.31%) MCSE
7 4 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.66%) MCITP
8 3 (1.66%) MCSA
8 3 (1.66%) MCTS
9 2 (1.10%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.55%) HNC
10 1 (0.55%) HND
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.87%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 134 (74.03%) Active Directory
2 67 (37.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (24.86%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (23.20%) Hyper-V
5 37 (20.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (16.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (9.94%) XenApp
8 9 (4.97%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.76%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.76%) XenServer
10 3 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.66%) vSphere
11 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 54 (29.83%) SCCM
2 41 (22.65%) HP ALM
3 39 (21.55%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (8.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.66%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.66%) Control-M
5 3 (1.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.66%) Malwarebytes
5 3 (1.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.10%) DameWare
6 2 (1.10%) Netcool
6 2 (1.10%) WSUS
7 1 (0.55%) SCOM
7 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 104 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 85 (46.96%) VMware
3 62 (34.25%) Citrix
4 53 (29.28%) Ivanti
5 46 (25.41%) HP
6 40 (22.10%) McAfee
6 40 (22.10%) Veritas
7 9 (4.97%) Apple
7 9 (4.97%) ThinPrint
8 8 (4.42%) Cisco
9 6 (3.31%) Dell
9 6 (3.31%) Mitel
10 5 (2.76%) Avaya
11 3 (1.66%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.66%) Sophos
11 3 (1.66%) Symantec
12 2 (1.10%) Acronis
12 2 (1.10%) Adobe
12 2 (1.10%) iManage