The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 55 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 75 117 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.88% 4.52% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.91% 19.18% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 28
Average daily rate
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£180 £260 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £146 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 19
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.52 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
Windows 7
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
503 610 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.29% 23.56% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 271 170
Average daily rate £338 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £223 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 61 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2015. 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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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 +5 44 £150 -29.41% 14
Bracknell +2 5 £273 -45.30% 2
Newbury -1 2 £500 +203.03%
Maidenhead -15 2 - - 2
Slough -18 2 £230 -3.15%
Wokingham - 1 £130 -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (59.68%) Active Directory
3 78 (41.94%) Security Cleared
4 77 (41.40%) Microsoft
5 57 (30.65%) DV Cleared
6 54 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (25.27%) Windows XP
9 46 (24.73%) SCCM
10 38 (20.43%) HP
11 36 (19.35%) Citrix
11 36 (19.35%) SC Cleared
12 31 (16.67%) VMware
13 30 (16.13%) MS Office
14 28 (15.05%) DHCP
15 25 (13.44%) DNS
15 25 (13.44%) SLA
15 25 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (13.44%) ITIL
15 25 (13.44%) Migration
16 24 (12.90%) VB
17 22 (11.83%) SQL
17 22 (11.83%) MCSE
17 22 (11.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 22 (11.83%) Configuration Management
17 22 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (11.29%) MS Excel
18 21 (11.29%) MS Exchange
19 20 (10.75%) Symantec
20 19 (10.22%) PowerShell

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.38%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.61%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.61%) Lync
7 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 30 (16.13%) MS Office
2 21 (11.29%) MS Excel
3 12 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.05%) DHCP
2 25 (13.44%) DNS
3 14 (7.53%) LAN
3 14 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 13 (6.99%) WAN
5 11 (5.91%) Internet
6 9 (4.84%) VPN
7 8 (4.30%) SAN
8 5 (2.69%) FTP
9 4 (2.15%) HTTP
9 4 (2.15%) Firewall
10 3 (1.61%) Wireless
10 3 (1.61%) APPN
10 3 (1.61%) DSL
10 3 (1.61%) SNA
11 2 (1.08%) SSH
11 2 (1.08%) VoIP
11 2 (1.08%) ADSL
12 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.61%) DB2
2 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.54%) IDOL
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (5.91%) MSI
2 9 (4.84%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (4.30%) Retail
2 5 (2.69%) Finance
3 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 28 (15.05%) Rollout Engineer
3 26 (13.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (11.83%) Analyst
5 19 (10.22%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Desktop Support
7 13 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (6.45%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.91%) Applications Packager
9 11 (5.91%) Field Engineer
10 10 (5.38%) IT Support
11 8 (4.30%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Windows Support Engineer
12 7 (3.76%) Service Analyst
12 7 (3.76%) Support Technician
12 7 (3.76%) Linux Support Engineer
12 7 (3.76%) Linux Support
12 7 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.91%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.61%) APPC
2 3 (1.61%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.54%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.91%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.38%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.38%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.61%) AS400
4 3 (1.61%) iSeries
4 3 (1.61%) PKI
5 2 (1.08%) EPoS
5 2 (1.08%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.54%) Xbox
6 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.54%) PDA
6 1 (0.54%) Clustering
6 1 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (25.27%) Windows XP
5 18 (9.68%) Windows 8
6 15 (8.06%) UNIX
6 15 (8.06%) Linux
7 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.61%) OS/400
9 3 (1.61%) i5/OS
9 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.08%) VMS
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.44%) ITIL
1 25 (13.44%) Migration
2 22 (11.83%) Configuration Management
3 9 (4.84%) Project Management
3 9 (4.84%) Incident Management
4 7 (3.76%) Service Management
5 5 (2.69%) Time Management
6 4 (2.15%) Data Security
7 3 (1.61%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (1.61%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.08%) Network Planning
8 2 (1.08%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.08%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.08%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.08%) Change Control
8 2 (1.08%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (0.54%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (0.54%) Workflow
9 1 (0.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.90%) VB
2 22 (11.83%) SQL
3 19 (10.22%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.99%) VBScript
4 13 (6.99%) C
5 9 (4.84%) Perl
5 9 (4.84%) Bourne shell
5 9 (4.84%) Korn
6 3 (1.61%) RPG
6 3 (1.61%) COBOL
7 2 (1.08%) Java
8 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 57 (30.65%) DV Cleared
3 36 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 25 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (11.83%) MCSE
6 12 (6.45%) MCP
7 9 (4.84%) HNC
8 6 (3.23%) CCA
8 6 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.15%) CCNA
10 3 (1.61%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.61%) IBM Certification
10 3 (1.61%) Degree
10 3 (1.61%) MCITP
10 3 (1.61%) MCTS
11 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.54%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.54%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.22%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (5.38%) NFS
6 6 (3.23%) vSphere
7 5 (2.69%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.15%) XenApp
9 3 (1.61%) PowerHA
9 3 (1.61%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (24.73%) SCCM
2 22 (11.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (9.14%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.99%) Nagios
5 7 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.61%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (1.61%) SCOM
6 3 (1.61%) WSUS
7 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.08%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.54%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.54%) WMI
8 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 77 (41.40%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.43%) HP
3 36 (19.35%) Citrix
4 31 (16.67%) VMware
5 20 (10.75%) Symantec
6 14 (7.53%) Red Hat
6 14 (7.53%) EMC
7 12 (6.45%) Oracle
8 11 (5.91%) Isilon
9 9 (4.84%) Borland
9 9 (4.84%) Remedy
10 8 (4.30%) Altiris
11 7 (3.76%) Veritas
12 6 (3.23%) Cisco
12 6 (3.23%) IBM
13 5 (2.69%) Dell
14 3 (1.61%) McAfee
14 3 (1.61%) NetIQ
14 3 (1.61%) Lotus
14 3 (1.61%) CA
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