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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 35 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 124 120 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.31% 4.25% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.59% 19.67% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 45 33
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.60% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £147 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £263
% change year-on-year
- -23.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.65
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -1.04%
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
549 610 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.09% 21.62% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 281 175
Average daily rate £370 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +10 63 £230 -11.53% 7
Bracknell +3 16 £163 -62.34% 2
Maidenhead 0 10 £398 -0.62% 2
Windsor -3 2 £263 +31.25%
Slough -16 2 £210 +9.09% 1
Newbury -8 1 £500 +203.03% 1
Wokingham - - - -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (60.85%) Active Directory
3 98 (46.23%) Microsoft
4 92 (43.40%) Security Cleared
5 68 (32.08%) SCCM
6 63 (29.72%) DV Cleared
7 54 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (20.75%) SC Cleared
10 39 (18.40%) HP
11 35 (16.51%) Windows XP
12 33 (15.57%) MS Excel
13 32 (15.09%) MS Office
13 32 (15.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 30 (14.15%) DNS
15 29 (13.68%) ITIL
15 29 (13.68%) VMware
16 28 (13.21%) SLA
17 26 (12.26%) Migration
17 26 (12.26%) Windows 8
18 25 (11.79%) LAN
18 25 (11.79%) Citrix
18 25 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (11.32%) WAN
20 23 (10.85%) Configuration Management
21 22 (10.38%) SQL
21 22 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (10.38%) PowerShell
22 21 (9.91%) Microsoft App-V
22 21 (9.91%) VB

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 13 (6.13%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.42%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.94%) Lync
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (15.57%) MS Excel
2 32 (15.09%) MS Office
3 20 (9.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.15%) DNS
2 25 (11.79%) LAN
3 24 (11.32%) WAN
4 20 (9.43%) VPN
5 19 (8.96%) DHCP
6 17 (8.02%) TCP/IP
7 15 (7.08%) Firewall
8 14 (6.60%) HTTP
9 11 (5.19%) MPLS
9 11 (5.19%) SMTP
10 8 (3.77%) Internet
11 5 (2.36%) FTP
11 5 (2.36%) SAN
12 3 (1.42%) APPN
12 3 (1.42%) DSL
12 3 (1.42%) SNA
13 2 (0.94%) ADSL
13 2 (0.94%) VoIP
13 2 (0.94%) Wireless
13 2 (0.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) DB2
2 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.55%) MSI
2 10 (4.72%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.94%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.47%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.47%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (4.25%) Retail
2 5 (2.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.89%) Finance
4 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (15.09%) Support Engineer
2 27 (12.74%) 2nd Line Support
2 27 (12.74%) Analyst
3 26 (12.26%) Applications Packager
4 19 (8.96%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (7.55%) Rollout Engineer
6 15 (7.08%) Desktop Support
6 15 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (6.13%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.19%) Field Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) Architect
9 10 (4.72%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.25%) Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (3.30%) Technical Manager
12 7 (3.30%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.49%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.83%) .NET
3 3 (1.42%) APPC
3 3 (1.42%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.47%) OLE
4 1 (0.47%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.19%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.89%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.42%) PKI
4 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.42%) AS400
4 3 (1.42%) iSeries
5 2 (0.94%) iPhone
5 2 (0.94%) Clustering
5 2 (0.94%) iPad
5 2 (0.94%) PDA
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.47%) EPoS
6 1 (0.47%) Handset
6 1 (0.47%) Replication
6 1 (0.47%) Xbox
6 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 212 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (16.51%) Windows XP
5 26 (12.26%) Windows 8
6 14 (6.60%) Linux
7 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.25%) UNIX
9 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.89%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.42%) i5/OS
11 3 (1.42%) OS/400
11 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.68%) ITIL
2 26 (12.26%) Migration
3 23 (10.85%) Configuration Management
4 18 (8.49%) Project Management
5 9 (4.25%) Customer Engagement
6 8 (3.77%) Incident Management
7 7 (3.30%) Service Management
8 4 (1.89%) Service Delivery
8 4 (1.89%) Change Management
8 4 (1.89%) Time Management
9 3 (1.42%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.42%) Transition Management
9 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.42%) Operations Management
9 3 (1.42%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (0.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (0.94%) Data Security
10 2 (0.94%) Change Control
10 2 (0.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.38%) SQL
1 22 (10.38%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.91%) VB
3 16 (7.55%) VBScript
4 12 (5.66%) C
5 6 (2.83%) C#
6 4 (1.89%) Perl
6 4 (1.89%) Bourne shell
6 4 (1.89%) Korn
7 3 (1.42%) RPG
7 3 (1.42%) COBOL
8 1 (0.47%) Java
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (43.40%) Security Cleared
2 63 (29.72%) DV Cleared
3 44 (20.75%) SC Cleared
4 25 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (9.91%) MCSE
6 14 (6.60%) MCP
7 7 (3.30%) VCP4
8 5 (2.36%) Degree
8 5 (2.36%) HNC
8 5 (2.36%) MCTS
8 5 (2.36%) MCITP
9 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.42%) MCSA
9 3 (1.42%) CCNA
9 3 (1.42%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.42%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.94%) CCA
10 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.94%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.21%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (60.85%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (9.43%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.36%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.89%) NFS
6 4 (1.89%) DFS Replication
6 4 (1.89%) vSphere
7 3 (1.42%) PowerHA
7 3 (1.42%) XenApp
8 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 68 (32.08%) SCCM
2 32 (15.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (5.19%) NetBackup
4 8 (3.77%) Nagios
5 7 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.42%) Tivoli NetView
7 3 (1.42%) WSUS
8 2 (0.94%) SCOM
8 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.47%) Netcool
9 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.47%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 98 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 39 (18.40%) HP
3 29 (13.68%) VMware
4 25 (11.79%) Citrix
5 20 (9.43%) Symantec
6 15 (7.08%) Cisco
7 13 (6.13%) Oracle
8 11 (5.19%) CheckPoint
9 10 (4.72%) Borland
10 9 (4.25%) Remedy
11 8 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.77%) EMC
12 6 (2.83%) IBM
12 6 (2.83%) Veritas
12 6 (2.83%) Altiris
12 6 (2.83%) Isilon
13 4 (1.89%) McAfee
13 4 (1.89%) Dell
14 3 (1.42%) NetIQ
14 3 (1.42%) Lotus
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