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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 40 55 72
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 99 80 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.05% 3.12% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.53% 13.16% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 24
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£300 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £148 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £214 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-22.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £24.40 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
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
507 608 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.72% 23.69% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 272 225
Average daily rate £325 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 50 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £25.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +21 43 £300 -26.38% 13
Newbury +4 5 £375 +114.28%
Maidenhead -1 4 £331 +14.71% 2
Bracknell -15 3 £133 -60.44% 3
Slough -7 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (42.78%) Active Directory
3 60 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 54 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 50 (27.78%) Citrix
5 50 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 42 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (23.33%) DV Cleared
7 39 (21.67%) MS Office
8 34 (18.89%) MS Exchange
8 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (18.89%) Windows 8
9 33 (18.33%) MS Excel
10 30 (16.67%) SCCM
10 30 (16.67%) Migration
11 23 (12.78%) ITIL
12 19 (10.56%) VMware
13 18 (10.00%) DNS
13 18 (10.00%) DHCP
14 16 (8.89%) VPN
14 16 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (8.33%) Blackberry
16 14 (7.78%) Cisco
16 14 (7.78%) LAN
16 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (7.22%) Firewall
18 12 (6.67%) HP
18 12 (6.67%) Finance
18 12 (6.67%) Hyper-V
19 11 (6.11%) SC Cleared

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 34 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.22%) Lync
6 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.67%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.11%) IIS
8 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) WorkSite
Applications
1 39 (21.67%) MS Office
2 33 (18.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.00%) DHCP
1 18 (10.00%) DNS
2 16 (8.89%) VPN
3 14 (7.78%) LAN
4 13 (7.22%) Firewall
5 11 (6.11%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.56%) WAN
7 8 (4.44%) Internet
8 5 (2.78%) VoIP
9 4 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.22%) SAN
10 2 (1.11%) DMZ
10 2 (1.11%) Intranet
10 2 (1.11%) Wireless
10 2 (1.11%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.11%) BGP
10 2 (1.11%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.56%) SMTP
11 1 (0.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.22%) MS Access
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.22%) MSI
2 3 (1.67%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.11%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.22%) Legal
3 2 (1.11%) Games
3 2 (1.11%) Law
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) French Language
4 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (17.78%) Support Engineer
2 30 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 25 (13.89%) Analyst
4 21 (11.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (7.78%) Desktop Support
6 12 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) IT Support
9 9 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
9 9 (5.00%) Support Technician
9 9 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.44%) Escalation Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Deployment Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Architect
12 6 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.56%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.78%) iPhone
4 4 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.67%) iPad
5 3 (1.67%) Replication
6 2 (1.11%) PKI
6 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.11%) EPoS
6 2 (1.11%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.56%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.56%) Handset
7 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 42 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (18.89%) Windows 8
4 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.00%) UNIX
7 8 (4.44%) Linux
8 6 (3.33%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.11%) Android
9 2 (1.11%) VMS
9 2 (1.11%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) CentOS
10 1 (0.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.67%) Migration
2 23 (12.78%) ITIL
3 8 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (3.33%) Service Management
4 6 (3.33%) Data Security
5 5 (2.78%) Time Management
6 4 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.22%) Project Management
7 3 (1.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (1.67%) ITSM
7 3 (1.67%) Information Security
7 3 (1.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (1.67%) High Availability
8 2 (1.11%) Network Architecture
8 2 (1.11%) V-Model
8 2 (1.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.11%) Test Scripting
8 2 (1.11%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.00%) VB
1 9 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.89%) C
3 6 (3.33%) SQL
4 5 (2.78%) Perl
4 5 (2.78%) Korn
4 5 (2.78%) Bourne shell
5 4 (2.22%) VBScript
6 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 42 (23.33%) DV Cleared
3 11 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.00%) Degree
4 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.89%) MCSE
6 4 (2.22%) MCP
6 4 (2.22%) HNC
6 4 (2.22%) CCA
6 4 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.67%) CCNP
7 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.11%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.11%) MCTS
8 2 (1.11%) ISEB
8 2 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.56%) DCSE
9 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (42.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.89%) XenApp
7 6 (3.33%) NFS
7 6 (3.33%) vSphere
8 5 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 30 (16.67%) SCCM
2 10 (5.56%) WMI
3 6 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.33%) SCOM
4 5 (2.78%) Nagios
5 3 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.11%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 60 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 50 (27.78%) Citrix
3 19 (10.56%) VMware
4 14 (7.78%) Cisco
5 12 (6.67%) HP
6 10 (5.56%) EMC
7 9 (5.00%) AppSense
8 8 (4.44%) MobileIron
9 7 (3.89%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.33%) Apple
11 5 (2.78%) Symantec
11 5 (2.78%) Altiris
11 5 (2.78%) Isilon
11 5 (2.78%) Lumension
12 4 (2.22%) Dell
13 3 (1.67%) SAP
13 3 (1.67%) CA
13 3 (1.67%) Veritas
13 3 (1.67%) Lotus
13 3 (1.67%) McAfee
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