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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 151 100 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.40% 3.71% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.08% 17.61% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 41 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £435 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £203 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 11
Average hourly rate £18.55 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.46 £24.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.17%
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
579 568 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.70% 21.08% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 279 206
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 33
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +26 91 £325 +25.00% 8
Maidenhead +5 17 £398 +7.79% 1
Bracknell -1 13 £151 -62.46%
Slough -9 7 £148 -20.27% 2
Windsor +1 3 £155 -22.50% 1
Thatcham - 2 £410 -
Newbury -10 1 - - 1
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 230 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 115 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 110 (47.83%) Security Cleared
5 76 (33.04%) SCCM
6 70 (30.43%) DV Cleared
7 52 (22.61%) SC Cleared
8 44 (19.13%) MS Office
9 43 (18.70%) MS Excel
10 37 (16.09%) HP
10 37 (16.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (14.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 31 (13.48%) Migration
14 30 (13.04%) Windows XP
15 29 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (11.74%) ITIL
16 27 (11.74%) WAN
17 26 (11.30%) DNS
17 26 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (10.87%) Configuration Management
18 25 (10.87%) LAN
19 24 (10.43%) MS Visio
20 23 (10.00%) Project Management
20 23 (10.00%) Application Packaging
21 22 (9.57%) VPN
22 21 (9.13%) Hyper-V
22 21 (9.13%) Firewall
22 21 (9.13%) Windows 8
23 19 (8.26%) VMware

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.87%) Lync
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (19.13%) MS Office
2 43 (18.70%) MS Excel
3 24 (10.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.74%) WAN
2 26 (11.30%) DNS
3 25 (10.87%) LAN
4 22 (9.57%) VPN
5 21 (9.13%) Firewall
6 18 (7.83%) MPLS
6 18 (7.83%) HTTP
7 16 (6.96%) SMTP
8 11 (4.78%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.48%) Internet
10 6 (2.61%) DHCP
11 3 (1.30%) APPN
11 3 (1.30%) FTP
11 3 (1.30%) SNA
11 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.43%) SAN
12 1 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.30%) DB2
2 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.43%) MS Access
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (8.26%) MSI
2 10 (4.35%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.30%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.87%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.43%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.43%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.43%) Xcode
General
1 9 (3.91%) Finance
2 6 (2.61%) Retail
3 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.87%) Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (19.13%) Applications Packager
2 38 (16.52%) Analyst
3 26 (11.30%) Support Engineer
4 25 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.83%) Rollout Engineer
6 17 (7.39%) Desktop Support
7 16 (6.96%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.09%) Architect
9 14 (6.09%) Service Analyst
9 14 (6.09%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.78%) Desktop Analyst
11 10 (4.35%) Technical Manager
12 9 (3.91%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (3.48%) Integration Engineer
13 8 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
14 7 (3.04%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 18 (7.83%) .NET
3 3 (1.30%) APPC
4 2 (0.87%) WSH
5 1 (0.43%) POCO
5 1 (0.43%) OLE
5 1 (0.43%) ATL
5 1 (0.43%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.61%) Blackberry
2 4 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.30%) AS400
3 3 (1.30%) PKI
3 3 (1.30%) iSeries
4 2 (0.87%) iPad
4 2 (0.87%) iPhone
4 2 (0.87%) PDA
4 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.87%) Clustering
4 2 (0.87%) EPoS
5 1 (0.43%) Xbox
5 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.43%) Replication
5 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 230 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 29 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (9.13%) Windows 8
6 16 (6.96%) Linux
7 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.74%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.30%) OS/400
9 3 (1.30%) i5/OS
10 2 (0.87%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.87%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.43%) AIX
11 1 (0.43%) UNIX
11 1 (0.43%) Fedora
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.48%) Migration
2 27 (11.74%) ITIL
3 25 (10.87%) Configuration Management
4 23 (10.00%) Project Management
5 10 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
6 8 (3.48%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.61%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (2.61%) Transition Management
8 5 (2.17%) Service Management
9 4 (1.74%) Operations Management
9 4 (1.74%) Change Management
10 2 (0.87%) Release Management
10 2 (0.87%) Data Migration
10 2 (0.87%) Test Scripting
10 2 (0.87%) Requirements Management
10 2 (0.87%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (0.87%) Business Analysis
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2
10 2 (0.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.83%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.39%) C#
2 17 (7.39%) SQL
2 17 (7.39%) VBScript
2 17 (7.39%) VB
3 7 (3.04%) C
4 3 (1.30%) RPG
4 3 (1.30%) COBOL
5 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.43%) Java
5 1 (0.43%) C++
5 1 (0.43%) VBA
5 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 110 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 70 (30.43%) DV Cleared
3 52 (22.61%) SC Cleared
4 26 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (8.26%) MCSE
6 17 (7.39%) MCP
7 10 (4.35%) MCITP
8 7 (3.04%) Degree
9 6 (2.61%) MCTS
10 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.30%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.30%) IBM Certification
11 3 (1.30%) MCSA
12 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.87%) MCSD
12 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.87%) CCNA
13 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.26%) SLA
System Software
1 130 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (9.13%) Hyper-V
4 18 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.17%) XenApp
6 3 (1.30%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.30%) PowerHA
6 3 (1.30%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 76 (33.04%) SCCM
2 34 (14.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.30%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.43%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.43%) Netcool
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) WMI
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 115 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.09%) HP
3 19 (8.26%) VMware
3 19 (8.26%) Cisco
4 16 (6.96%) CheckPoint
4 16 (6.96%) Citrix
5 14 (6.09%) Symantec
6 12 (5.22%) Oracle
7 10 (4.35%) Borland
8 4 (1.74%) Remedy
8 4 (1.74%) McAfee
9 3 (1.30%) Becrypt
9 3 (1.30%) NetIQ
9 3 (1.30%) IBM
10 2 (0.87%) ProCurve
10 2 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.87%) Apple
10 2 (0.87%) CODA
10 2 (0.87%) Sage
10 2 (0.87%) Lotus
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