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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 46 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 99 86 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.45% 3.51% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.92% 18.30% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 25
Average daily rate £223 £340 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.55% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £160 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
585 470 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.36% 19.18% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 189 210
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 35 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +32.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £34.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
South East

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 31 £168 -41.73% 9
Bracknell -8 14 £403 +7.46% 1
Slough +6 13 £213 - 4
Maidenhead +2 12 £425 +66.66% 2
Newbury 0 4 £263 - 1
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Windows
2 112 (52.83%) Active Directory
3 89 (41.98%) Microsoft
4 73 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (33.49%) MS Office
6 58 (27.36%) MS Excel
6 58 (27.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (25.47%) Windows XP
8 52 (24.53%) SCCM
9 51 (24.06%) VMware
10 45 (21.23%) VPN
11 40 (18.87%) LAN
12 39 (18.40%) Citrix
13 37 (17.45%) HP
13 37 (17.45%) ITIL
14 35 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (16.04%) Blackberry
16 30 (14.15%) Cisco
17 28 (13.21%) DNS
17 28 (13.21%) SQL
18 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
19 25 (11.79%) SC Cleared
19 25 (11.79%) WAN
20 24 (11.32%) Internet
20 24 (11.32%) SAN
20 24 (11.32%) Windows 8
21 23 (10.85%) WSUS
21 23 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (10.85%) NetBackup
22 22 (10.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (10.38%) MS Exchange
1 22 (10.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 16 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.19%) IIS
5 6 (2.83%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.42%) Lync
8 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.42%) Apache
8 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.42%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 71 (33.49%) MS Office
2 58 (27.36%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) MS Project
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.08%) Office 365
2 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (21.23%) VPN
2 40 (18.87%) LAN
3 28 (13.21%) DNS
4 25 (11.79%) WAN
5 24 (11.32%) SAN
5 24 (11.32%) Internet
6 21 (9.91%) TCP/IP
7 20 (9.43%) DHCP
8 17 (8.02%) Firewall
9 13 (6.13%) MPLS
10 12 (5.66%) HTTP
11 11 (5.19%) VLAN
12 10 (4.72%) SMTP
13 9 (4.25%) Wireless
14 8 (3.77%) LDAP
15 6 (2.83%) VoIP
15 6 (2.83%) Fibre Channel
16 5 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (2.36%) BGP
17 4 (1.89%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.83%) MS Access
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.89%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.42%) WinRunner
3 2 (0.94%) MSI
4 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (3.30%) French Language
1 7 (3.30%) Japanese Language
2 5 (2.36%) German Language
3 4 (1.89%) Italian Language
3 4 (1.89%) Finance
4 3 (1.42%) Legal
4 3 (1.42%) Games
4 3 (1.42%) Retail
5 2 (0.94%) Back Office
5 2 (0.94%) Electronics
5 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (24.06%) Analyst
2 41 (19.34%) Desktop Support
3 38 (17.92%) Support Engineer
4 32 (15.09%) Support Analyst
5 27 (12.74%) Desktop Engineer
6 25 (11.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (10.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 18 (8.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 18 (8.49%) Desktop Analyst
9 13 (6.13%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (6.13%) Architect
10 12 (5.66%) Team Leader
11 11 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (5.19%) Service Analyst
11 11 (5.19%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 10 (4.72%) Windows Support Engineer
12 10 (4.72%) Rollout Engineer
13 9 (4.25%) Technical Support
13 9 (4.25%) Test Analyst
13 9 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.83%) .NET
2 5 (2.36%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.42%) Web Services
4 2 (0.94%) J2EE
5 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.04%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.72%) Replication
3 6 (2.83%) Clustering
4 4 (1.89%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.89%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.89%) iPhone
4 4 (1.89%) iPad
5 3 (1.42%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.42%) PKI
6 2 (0.94%) IVR
6 2 (0.94%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 212 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (27.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (25.47%) Windows XP
5 24 (11.32%) Windows 8
6 13 (6.13%) UNIX
7 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.66%) Linux
8 10 (4.72%) Windows Vista
9 7 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.36%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.42%) AIX
13 2 (0.94%) Android
13 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.45%) ITIL
2 17 (8.02%) Migration
3 14 (6.60%) Problem Management
4 9 (4.25%) Incident Management
4 9 (4.25%) DRM
4 9 (4.25%) Project Management
4 9 (4.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (3.77%) Validation
6 7 (3.30%) Service Management
6 7 (3.30%) Software Deployment
7 6 (2.83%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (2.83%) Waterfall
7 6 (2.83%) ITSM
7 6 (2.83%) Time Management
8 5 (2.36%) Test Scripting
8 5 (2.36%) Data Security
8 5 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.36%) Test Automation
9 4 (1.89%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.21%) SQL
2 15 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.77%) VB
4 5 (2.36%) VBScript
5 4 (1.89%) C
6 3 (1.42%) Korn
6 3 (1.42%) Bourne shell
6 3 (1.42%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.79%) SC Cleared
3 23 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.08%) MCSE
4 15 (7.08%) Degree
5 8 (3.77%) A+ Certification
6 7 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.36%) CCNA
8 4 (1.89%) ISEB
9 3 (1.42%) CCA
9 3 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.42%) MCP
9 3 (1.42%) CCNP
9 3 (1.42%) RHCE
9 3 (1.42%) CCSA
10 2 (0.94%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.47%) MCITP
11 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.66%) SLA
2 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 112 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.13%) vSphere
4 11 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.30%) XenApp
6 6 (2.83%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.42%) NFS
8 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 52 (24.53%) SCCM
2 23 (10.85%) WSUS
2 23 (10.85%) NetBackup
3 13 (6.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (3.30%) SCOM
6 6 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.83%) Windows Intune
6 6 (2.83%) WMI
7 5 (2.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.42%) Netcool
9 2 (0.94%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.94%) Foglight
9 2 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.94%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 89 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 51 (24.06%) VMware
3 39 (18.40%) Citrix
4 37 (17.45%) HP
5 30 (14.15%) Cisco
6 17 (8.02%) Symantec
7 16 (7.55%) MobileIron
8 15 (7.08%) Apple
9 14 (6.60%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.66%) Veritas
10 12 (5.66%) McAfee
11 11 (5.19%) Oracle
11 11 (5.19%) Becrypt
12 10 (4.72%) Blue Coat
13 9 (4.25%) Brocade
14 8 (3.77%) AppSense
14 8 (3.77%) Red Hat
15 6 (2.83%) Remedy
15 6 (2.83%) Lotus
15 6 (2.83%) Dell
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