Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 56 67
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 150 120 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.00% 3.33% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.99% 13.95% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 74 97
Scotland median daily rate £260 £273 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +43.42% +35.71%
10th Percentile £120 £103 £96
90th Percentile £430 £438 £335
UK median daily rate £225 £180 £200
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -16.80% +15.74%
10th Percentile £13.82 £11.32 £13.56
90th Percentile £20.60 £17.50 £102.88
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% -5.33% +3.45%

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 1,001 860 1,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.05% 23.88% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 447 678
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.49% +6.89%
10th Percentile £184 £142 £168
90th Percentile £519 £463 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 32
Scotland median hourly rate £16.81 £18.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.61% -51.02% +30.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.13
90th Percentile £42.35 £52.17 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

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 26 April 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
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 26 April 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 -18 61 £163 -53.57% 1
Renfrewshire +3 47 £270 -31.65% 1
Glasgow -27 27 £278 +85.00% 9
Dundee -12 4 £350 +211.11% 1
Aberdeen +10 3 £165 +29.41% 1
Fife 0 2 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £115 - 3
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 150 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (85.33%) Active Directory
3 97 (64.67%) Microsoft
4 74 (49.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (44.67%) VMware
6 64 (42.67%) SCCM
7 59 (39.33%) Citrix
8 58 (38.67%) DNS
9 53 (35.33%) Windows 10
10 52 (34.67%) Windows Server
11 44 (29.33%) Security Cleared
11 44 (29.33%) DHCP
12 41 (27.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (27.33%) SC Cleared
13 38 (25.33%) VMware ESXi
13 38 (25.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (24.67%) Office 365
15 36 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
16 33 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
16 33 (22.00%) Windows 8
17 30 (20.00%) Ivanti
17 30 (20.00%) SQL
17 30 (20.00%) HP
17 30 (20.00%) Change Management
18 25 (16.67%) XenApp
19 24 (16.00%) PowerShell
19 24 (16.00%) MS Exchange
20 23 (15.33%) Blackberry
21 22 (14.67%) Software Testing
21 22 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010

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 24 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (12.67%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) assyst
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 37 (24.67%) Office 365
2 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (38.67%) DNS
2 44 (29.33%) DHCP
3 21 (14.00%) LAN
4 19 (12.67%) WAN
5 12 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (7.33%) 3G
6 11 (7.33%) VPN
7 5 (3.33%) Firewall
7 5 (3.33%) Internet
7 5 (3.33%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.67%) Skype
8 4 (2.67%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.00%) VLAN
10 2 (1.33%) IPv4
10 2 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.33%) SMS
11 1 (0.67%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.67%) SAN
11 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (12.67%) HP UFT
1 19 (12.67%) WinRunner
2 8 (5.33%) TestDirector
3 4 (2.67%) Hudson
3 4 (2.67%) MSI
4 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 10 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Legal
3 3 (2.00%) Law
4 2 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (27.33%) Analyst
2 27 (18.00%) Desktop Support
3 24 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 14 (9.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 14 (9.33%) Test Analyst
6 13 (8.67%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 12 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (8.00%) IT Analyst
8 11 (7.33%) IT Support
9 9 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) Service Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) COM
2 1 (0.67%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.33%) Blackberry
2 21 (14.00%) PDA
3 19 (12.67%) Clustering
4 14 (9.33%) Fat Client
4 14 (9.33%) Thin Client
5 10 (6.67%) iPhone
6 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.33%) Management Information System
8 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.00%) EMC VNX
10 3 (2.00%) iPad
11 2 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.33%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.67%) BYOD
12 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.67%) iSeries
12 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 150 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (49.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (35.33%) Windows 10
4 52 (34.67%) Windows Server
5 38 (25.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (22.00%) Windows 8
7 21 (14.00%) AIX
8 15 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (7.33%) Windows XP
10 10 (6.67%) Android
11 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.33%) Linux
12 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.67%) CentOS
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.00%) Change Management
2 22 (14.67%) Software Testing
3 21 (14.00%) ITIL
3 21 (14.00%) Test Scripting
4 19 (12.67%) Test Automation
5 16 (10.67%) Software Delivery
6 15 (10.00%) Migration
7 14 (9.33%) Smoke Testing
8 13 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (8.00%) Incident Management
10 11 (7.33%) Workflow
11 9 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.00%) ITSM
12 6 (4.00%) Asset Management
12 6 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
14 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (2.67%) Patch Management
14 4 (2.67%) Personalization
14 4 (2.67%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.00%) SQL
2 24 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.67%) VB
4 4 (2.67%) VBScript
5 2 (1.33%) C
5 2 (1.33%) C++
5 2 (1.33%) COBOL
5 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (29.33%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.33%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (12.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (9.33%) MCSE
6 13 (8.67%) Degree
7 10 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (6.00%) MCSA
9 6 (4.00%) MCITP
9 6 (4.00%) MCTS
10 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.67%) CCNA
12 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.67%) MCP
12 1 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.67%) SLA
3 2 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 128 (85.33%) Active Directory
2 41 (27.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (25.33%) VMware ESXi
4 36 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (16.67%) XenApp
6 21 (14.00%) Hyper-V
7 14 (9.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (6.67%) XenDesktop
9 8 (5.33%) BitLocker
10 5 (3.33%) vSphere
11 4 (2.67%) XenServer
12 3 (2.00%) DFS Replication
12 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (42.67%) SCCM
2 19 (12.67%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (10.67%) HP ALM
4 14 (9.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (4.00%) Netcool
6 5 (3.33%) SCOM
7 2 (1.33%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (64.67%) Microsoft
2 67 (44.67%) VMware
3 59 (39.33%) Citrix
4 30 (20.00%) HP
4 30 (20.00%) Ivanti
5 19 (12.67%) McAfee
5 19 (12.67%) Veritas
6 17 (11.33%) Cisco
7 11 (7.33%) ThinPrint
8 7 (4.67%) Mitel
9 4 (2.67%) Google
9 4 (2.67%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.67%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.00%) Apple
10 3 (2.00%) Avaya
10 3 (2.00%) NetApp
10 3 (2.00%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.00%) Symantec
10 3 (2.00%) Twitter
11 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint