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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 30 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 149 110 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.00% 3.80% 3.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.38% 19.26% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 38 36
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.61% -27.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £142 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £410 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.45 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £24.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
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
587 571 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.68% 19.74% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 263 177
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 57 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £22.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +22 85 £296 +74.11% 10
Maidenhead +8 14 £398 -6.47% 1
Bracknell 0 13 £151 -62.46%
Slough -14 5 £178 -17.44%
Windsor -3 2 £263 +31.25% 1
Newbury -8 1 £500 +233.33% 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (57.85%) Active Directory
3 102 (45.74%) Microsoft
4 100 (44.84%) Security Cleared
5 73 (32.74%) SCCM
6 64 (28.70%) DV Cleared
7 46 (20.63%) SC Cleared
8 43 (19.28%) MS Office
9 40 (17.94%) MS Excel
9 40 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (17.04%) HP
11 34 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (14.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 31 (13.90%) Windows XP
14 30 (13.45%) ITIL
15 29 (13.00%) Microsoft App-V
16 28 (12.56%) Migration
17 25 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (10.76%) SLA
19 23 (10.31%) WAN
19 23 (10.31%) Configuration Management
20 22 (9.87%) LAN
20 22 (9.87%) DNS
20 22 (9.87%) Hyper-V
20 22 (9.87%) Windows 8
21 20 (8.97%) VMware
21 20 (8.97%) PowerShell
21 20 (8.97%) Application Packaging
21 20 (8.97%) VB
21 20 (8.97%) MCSE

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 11 (4.93%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (3.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.90%) Lync
6 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 43 (19.28%) MS Office
2 40 (17.94%) MS Excel
3 18 (8.07%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.31%) WAN
2 22 (9.87%) LAN
2 22 (9.87%) DNS
3 18 (8.07%) VPN
4 15 (6.73%) Firewall
5 14 (6.28%) HTTP
6 13 (5.83%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.38%) MPLS
8 11 (4.93%) SMTP
9 8 (3.59%) DHCP
10 7 (3.14%) Internet
11 5 (2.24%) FTP
12 3 (1.35%) APPN
12 3 (1.35%) SNA
13 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.90%) SSH
14 1 (0.45%) SAN
14 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.35%) DB2
2 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.45%) IDOL
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.45%) MS Access
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (7.17%) MSI
2 10 (4.48%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.90%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.90%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.45%) Xcode
5 1 (0.45%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.45%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (3.59%) Finance
2 7 (3.14%) Retail
3 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (15.70%) Applications Packager
2 32 (14.35%) Analyst
3 28 (12.56%) Support Engineer
4 22 (9.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (8.97%) Rollout Engineer
6 16 (7.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (6.73%) Desktop Support
8 13 (5.83%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (4.93%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Architect
10 10 (4.48%) Technical Manager
11 9 (4.04%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Deployment Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.04%) Field Engineer
12 8 (3.59%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.97%) Application Packaging
2 13 (5.83%) .NET
3 3 (1.35%) APPC
4 2 (0.90%) WSH
5 1 (0.45%) LINQ
5 1 (0.45%) POCO
5 1 (0.45%) OLE
5 1 (0.45%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.69%) Blackberry
2 4 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.35%) AS400
3 3 (1.35%) PKI
3 3 (1.35%) iSeries
4 2 (0.90%) iPad
4 2 (0.90%) Clustering
4 2 (0.90%) iPhone
4 2 (0.90%) PDA
4 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.45%) Handset
5 1 (0.45%) Replication
5 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.45%) EPoS
5 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.45%) Xbox
5 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 223 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (13.90%) Windows XP
5 22 (9.87%) Windows 8
6 18 (8.07%) Linux
7 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.69%) UNIX
9 4 (1.79%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.35%) i5/OS
10 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.35%) OS/400
11 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.45%) ITIL
2 28 (12.56%) Migration
3 23 (10.31%) Configuration Management
4 20 (8.97%) Project Management
5 10 (4.48%) Customer Engagement
6 8 (3.59%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (2.69%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.69%) Transition Management
8 5 (2.24%) Service Management
9 4 (1.79%) Change Management
9 4 (1.79%) Operations Management
9 4 (1.79%) Incident Management
10 3 (1.35%) Time Management
10 3 (1.35%) Data Migration
11 2 (0.90%) Requirements Management
11 2 (0.90%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (0.90%) Business Analysis
11 2 (0.90%) Release Management
11 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.97%) VB
1 20 (8.97%) PowerShell
2 19 (8.52%) SQL
3 16 (7.17%) VBScript
4 12 (5.38%) C#
5 8 (3.59%) C
6 3 (1.35%) RPG
6 3 (1.35%) COBOL
7 1 (0.45%) Java
7 1 (0.45%) Perl
7 1 (0.45%) C++
7 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.45%) VBA
7 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 100 (44.84%) Security Cleared
2 64 (28.70%) DV Cleared
3 46 (20.63%) SC Cleared
4 25 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (8.97%) MCSE
6 14 (6.28%) MCP
7 7 (3.14%) MCITP
7 7 (3.14%) Degree
8 6 (2.69%) MCTS
9 5 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.79%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.79%) HNC
11 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.35%) MCSA
11 3 (1.35%) CCNA
11 3 (1.35%) IBM Certification
11 3 (1.35%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.90%) MCSD
13 1 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.76%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (57.85%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (9.87%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.35%) PowerHA
5 3 (1.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.45%) NFS
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 73 (32.74%) SCCM
2 33 (14.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (3.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.24%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.24%) Nagios
5 4 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.35%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.45%) SCOM
8 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 102 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.04%) HP
3 20 (8.97%) VMware
4 18 (8.07%) Citrix
5 15 (6.73%) Cisco
6 13 (5.83%) Oracle
7 11 (4.93%) Symantec
7 11 (4.93%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.48%) Borland
9 8 (3.59%) Remedy
10 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.79%) Veritas
11 4 (1.79%) McAfee
11 4 (1.79%) Altiris
12 3 (1.35%) Isilon
12 3 (1.35%) Becrypt
12 3 (1.35%) NetIQ
12 3 (1.35%) IBM
13 2 (0.90%) Lotus
13 2 (0.90%) Apple
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