The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 49 50 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 81 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.23% 3.24% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.64% 13.95% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -38.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £209 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-24.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.02 £23.90 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
518 559 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.68% 23.22% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 246 226
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
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Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Berkshire region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Berkshire region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 31 £300 +114.28% 3
Bracknell -6 5 £150 -51.61% 10
Newbury -7 4 £375 +114.28% 3
Wokingham - 3 £220 - 2
Maidenhead -4 2 - - 2
Slough -6 1 - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 182 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (40.66%) Active Directory
3 61 (33.52%) Microsoft
4 53 (29.12%) Citrix
4 53 (29.12%) Windows XP
5 50 (27.47%) Security Cleared
6 45 (24.73%) MS Office
7 41 (22.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 36 (19.78%) DV Cleared
10 35 (19.23%) SCCM
11 34 (18.68%) Windows 8
12 30 (16.48%) MS Exchange
13 27 (14.84%) Migration
14 26 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (14.29%) ITIL
15 24 (13.19%) VMware
16 20 (10.99%) VPN
17 18 (9.89%) Microsoft App-V
18 17 (9.34%) Blackberry
19 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
19 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (8.24%) AppSense
20 15 (8.24%) TCP/IP
21 14 (7.69%) LAN
21 14 (7.69%) Cisco
22 13 (7.14%) DNS
22 13 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
23 12 (6.59%) Firewall
24 11 (6.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (16.48%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.75%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.65%) IIS
7 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.10%) Lync
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 45 (24.73%) MS Office
2 39 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.85%) Office 365
2 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.99%) VPN
2 15 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.69%) LAN
4 13 (7.14%) DNS
5 12 (6.59%) Firewall
6 11 (6.04%) DHCP
7 9 (4.95%) WAN
8 8 (4.40%) Internet
9 5 (2.75%) SAN
9 5 (2.75%) VoIP
10 4 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.65%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.65%) Wireless
12 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.10%) BGP
12 2 (1.10%) DMZ
13 1 (0.55%) MPLS
13 1 (0.55%) Intranet
13 1 (0.55%) LDAP
13 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.20%) MS Access
3 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.55%) IDOL
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.75%) MSI
2 3 (1.65%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.10%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.55%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (6.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.20%) Legal
3 3 (1.65%) Games
4 2 (1.10%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) French Language
5 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (18.13%) Analyst
2 27 (14.84%) Support Engineer
3 24 (13.19%) Rollout Engineer
4 18 (9.89%) Support Analyst
4 18 (9.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (8.79%) Desktop Support
6 12 (6.59%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (6.04%) Architect
8 10 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.49%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.95%) Windows Support Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Escalation Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.85%) IT Support
12 6 (3.30%) Build Engineer
12 6 (3.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 6 (3.30%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.55%) Web Services
2 1 (0.55%) .NET
2 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.34%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.40%) Replication
3 5 (2.75%) iPhone
4 4 (2.20%) iPad
4 4 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.65%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.65%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.10%) PKI
6 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) EPoS
6 2 (1.10%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) IVR
7 1 (0.55%) Handset
7 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.55%) Open Source
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 182 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (29.12%) Windows XP
3 41 (22.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (18.68%) Windows 8
5 26 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.85%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.65%) Linux
8 3 (1.65%) UNIX
9 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.10%) Android
9 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.55%) AIX
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.84%) Migration
2 26 (14.29%) ITIL
3 9 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (2.75%) Service Management
4 5 (2.75%) Configuration Management
4 5 (2.75%) Data Security
5 4 (2.20%) Waterfall
5 4 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (2.20%) Time Management
5 4 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (2.20%) ITSM
6 3 (1.65%) Project Management
6 3 (1.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.65%) Information Security
6 3 (1.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (1.65%) High Availability
7 2 (1.10%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.10%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.10%) V-Model
7 2 (1.10%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.75%) SQL
2 5 (2.75%) VBScript
2 5 (2.75%) VB
3 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.10%) C
5 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.78%) DV Cleared
3 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.04%) Degree
5 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.65%) MCP
6 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.10%) MCITP
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.10%) MCTS
7 2 (1.10%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.10%) ISEB
7 2 (1.10%) CCNP
7 2 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) MCSA
8 1 (0.55%) CCNA
8 1 (0.55%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.49%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (40.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.04%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.49%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.85%) XenApp
7 5 (2.75%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.75%) vSphere
8 2 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (19.23%) SCCM
2 9 (4.95%) WMI
3 8 (4.40%) SCOM
4 3 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 61 (33.52%) Microsoft
2 53 (29.12%) Citrix
3 24 (13.19%) VMware
4 15 (8.24%) AppSense
5 14 (7.69%) Cisco
6 9 (4.95%) Apple
6 9 (4.95%) HP
7 8 (4.40%) MobileIron
8 7 (3.85%) Becrypt
9 5 (2.75%) Lotus
9 5 (2.75%) Symantec
10 4 (2.20%) Lumension
10 4 (2.20%) EMC
10 4 (2.20%) SAP
11 3 (1.65%) McAfee
11 3 (1.65%) CA
11 3 (1.65%) Dell
11 3 (1.65%) Juniper
11 3 (1.65%) Altiris
12 2 (1.10%) Oracle
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