Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 88 52
Rank change year-on-year +15 -36 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 128 97 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.70% 2.04% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.42% 10.34% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 49 90
Scotland median daily rate £165 £165 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.29% +7.37%
10th Percentile £110 £105 £105
90th Percentile £463 £440 £396
UK median daily rate £188 £190 £185
% change year-on-year -1.32% +2.70% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 16
Scotland median hourly rate £16.68 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.60% +42.86% -17.65%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.90 £10.91
90th Percentile £90.63 £24.75 £22.50
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +6.90% -3.33%

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 1,031 938 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.75% 19.69% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 503 480
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -
10th Percentile £128 £182 £155
90th Percentile £531 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 51
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +1.39% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.59 £11.32
90th Percentile £44.50 £37.48 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.19% +5.64% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +2 45 £150 +7.14% 5
Edinburgh +5 42 £205 +10.81% 3
Aberdeen +9 7 £194 +23.02%
Renfrewshire -4 7 £280 +27.27%
West Lothian +7 5 £300 +150.00%
Highlands - 5 £115 - 1
Dundee -1 4 £110 -70.67%
North Lanarkshire +3 3 £140 -
South Ayrshire - 3 £104 -
Fife +4 1 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £140 +40.00%
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (67.19%) Active Directory
3 68 (53.13%) Windows 10
4 56 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 40 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
6 34 (26.56%) VMware
7 32 (25.00%) Office 365
8 30 (23.44%) Migration
9 28 (21.88%) SCCM
10 27 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (14.84%) Finance
12 19 (14.84%) Windows Server
13 18 (14.06%) Citrix
13 18 (14.06%) DHCP
13 18 (14.06%) DNS
14 17 (13.28%) Blackberry
15 16 (12.50%) Windows XP
15 16 (12.50%) LAN
15 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (10.94%) Time Management
17 13 (10.16%) iPhone
17 13 (10.16%) Windows 8
17 13 (10.16%) Change Management
17 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (9.38%) ITIL
18 12 (9.38%) PowerShell
19 11 (8.59%) Asset Management
19 11 (8.59%) VMware ESXi
19 11 (8.59%) Apple iOS

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 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.00%) Office 365
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.34%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.06%) DHCP
1 18 (14.06%) DNS
2 16 (12.50%) LAN
3 11 (8.59%) Wireless
4 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.47%) Internet
6 5 (3.91%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.13%) VPN
7 4 (3.13%) WAN
8 3 (2.34%) Skype
9 2 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.56%) WLAN
10 1 (0.78%) Firewall
10 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MSI
2 7 (5.47%) HP UFT
2 7 (5.47%) WinRunner
3 6 (4.69%) InstallShield
3 6 (4.69%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (3.13%) Hudson
5 2 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 19 (14.84%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Banking
2 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.56%) Back Office
3 2 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (31.25%) Analyst
2 30 (23.44%) Desktop Support
3 26 (20.31%) Desktop Engineer
4 22 (17.19%) IT Support
4 22 (17.19%) Support Engineer
5 19 (14.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 17 (13.28%) Support Analyst
7 15 (11.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (11.72%) Service Analyst
7 15 (11.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (10.16%) IT Analyst
9 12 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 9 (7.03%) Applications Packager
11 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (4.69%) Desktop Analyst
12 6 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Blackberry
2 13 (10.16%) iPhone
3 7 (5.47%) Clustering
3 7 (5.47%) iPad
3 7 (5.47%) PDA
4 6 (4.69%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.34%) FMCG
6 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.56%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) AS400
7 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.78%) iSeries
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (53.13%) Windows 10
3 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (14.84%) Windows Server
5 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 13 (10.16%) Windows 8
6 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.59%) Apple iOS
8 10 (7.81%) Android
9 7 (5.47%) AIX
10 4 (3.13%) Linux
11 3 (2.34%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.78%) Solaris
12 1 (0.78%) Unix
12 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.44%) Migration
2 14 (10.94%) Time Management
3 13 (10.16%) Change Management
4 12 (9.38%) ITIL
5 11 (8.59%) Asset Management
6 9 (7.03%) Break/Fix
6 9 (7.03%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.25%) ITSM
7 8 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 7 (5.47%) Software Testing
8 7 (5.47%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.69%) Smoke Testing
10 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (3.91%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.13%) CRM
11 4 (3.13%) Data Protection
11 4 (3.13%) Information Security
11 4 (3.13%) Service Management
11 4 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.81%) SQL
3 6 (4.69%) VB
3 6 (4.69%) VBScript
4 5 (3.91%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.25%) MCP
3 7 (5.47%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.69%) MCSE
5 5 (3.91%) ACDT
5 5 (3.91%) ACHDS
5 5 (3.91%) ACTC
5 5 (3.91%) MCDST
5 5 (3.91%) MCSA
5 5 (3.91%) MCSM
5 5 (3.91%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.56%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.78%) HNC
7 1 (0.78%) HND
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.56%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 86 (67.19%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.59%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.03%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (5.47%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (4.69%) BitLocker
8 4 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.34%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.56%) XenApp
10 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (21.88%) SCCM
2 7 (5.47%) HP ALM
2 7 (5.47%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.34%) Control-M
4 2 (1.56%) DameWare
5 1 (0.78%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.78%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 34 (26.56%) VMware
3 18 (14.06%) Citrix
4 11 (8.59%) Apple
5 10 (7.81%) HP
6 8 (6.25%) Oracle
7 7 (5.47%) Ivanti
7 7 (5.47%) McAfee
7 7 (5.47%) Veritas
8 6 (4.69%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.91%) Charles River
9 5 (3.91%) Dell
10 3 (2.34%) Avaya
10 3 (2.34%) Cisco
10 3 (2.34%) Symantec
11 2 (1.56%) Acronis
11 2 (1.56%) Google
11 2 (1.56%) Mitel
11 2 (1.56%) Sophos
11 2 (1.56%) Twitter