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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 91 99 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.52% 4.09% 3.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.64% 19.72% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 45 31
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £124 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £214 £268
% change year-on-year
-6.43% -20.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.65 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
516 502 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.95% 20.74% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 232 268
Average daily rate £386 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +4 62 £417 +39.00% 8
Slough +7 8 £120 -
Newbury -12 2 - - 1
Maidenhead +1 1 £250 -24.52% 1
Wokingham -2 1 £310 -
Bracknell -7 1 £200 +50.94% 1
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 125 (56.82%) Active Directory
3 107 (48.64%) Security Cleared
4 79 (35.91%) DV Cleared
5 67 (30.45%) SCCM
6 50 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 48 (21.82%) MS Office
8 47 (21.36%) Windows XP
9 46 (20.91%) MS Excel
10 37 (16.82%) ITIL
10 37 (16.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (15.91%) SC Cleared
12 32 (14.55%) Citrix
13 28 (12.73%) .NET
14 27 (12.27%) C#
15 26 (11.82%) Windows 8
16 25 (11.36%) HP
17 24 (10.91%) MCSE
17 24 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (10.45%) SLA
19 22 (10.00%) MS Visio
20 20 (9.09%) MCP
20 20 (9.09%) DNS
20 20 (9.09%) VMware
21 19 (8.64%) Firewall
22 18 (8.18%) WAN
23 17 (7.73%) Finance
23 17 (7.73%) MSI
23 17 (7.73%) Symantec

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (5.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.82%) Lync
5 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (21.82%) MS Office
2 46 (20.91%) MS Excel
3 22 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP CCM
1 3 (1.36%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.91%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.09%) DNS
2 19 (8.64%) Firewall
3 18 (8.18%) WAN
4 16 (7.27%) LAN
5 14 (6.36%) VPN
6 13 (5.91%) MPLS
7 11 (5.00%) SMTP
8 10 (4.55%) HTTP
9 9 (4.09%) TCP/IP
10 8 (3.64%) DHCP
11 7 (3.18%) Internet
12 6 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.27%) Wireless
14 4 (1.82%) LTE
15 2 (0.91%) Intranet
16 1 (0.45%) SMS
16 1 (0.45%) WLAN
16 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.91%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.45%) DB2
2 1 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (7.73%) MSI
2 4 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.36%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 17 (7.73%) Finance
2 4 (1.82%) Banking
3 3 (1.36%) Retail
4 2 (0.91%) Law
4 2 (0.91%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
5 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (19.09%) Applications Packager
2 38 (17.27%) Support Engineer
3 37 (16.82%) Analyst
4 28 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (12.27%) Desktop Support
6 22 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
7 20 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (7.73%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (6.82%) Service Analyst
10 14 (6.36%) Support Analyst
11 11 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (3.64%) Architect
13 8 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (3.18%) 1st Line Support
14 7 (3.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 6 (2.73%) Deployment Engineer
15 6 (2.73%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.73%) .NET
2 14 (6.36%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.91%) WSH
4 1 (0.45%) POCO
4 1 (0.45%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.64%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.18%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.73%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.82%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) EPoS
7 1 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (21.36%) Windows XP
3 26 (11.82%) Windows 8
4 24 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.27%) Linux
6 6 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.27%) Windows 2000
7 5 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.82%) Android
9 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.91%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.45%) Fedora
11 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.45%) CentOS
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.82%) ITIL
2 17 (7.73%) Configuration Management
3 16 (7.27%) Migration
4 14 (6.36%) Project Management
5 10 (4.55%) Application Discovery
6 8 (3.64%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.73%) Validation
7 6 (2.73%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.27%) ITSM
9 4 (1.82%) Service Management
9 4 (1.82%) Software Delivery
10 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.36%) E-Commerce
10 3 (1.36%) ERP
10 3 (1.36%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.36%) Software Distribution
10 3 (1.36%) Transition Management
10 3 (1.36%) Problem Management
11 2 (0.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.27%) C#
2 10 (4.55%) SQL
3 5 (2.27%) VB
4 4 (1.82%) VBScript
4 4 (1.82%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) C++
5 1 (0.45%) VBA
5 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (48.64%) Security Cleared
2 79 (35.91%) DV Cleared
3 37 (16.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (15.91%) SC Cleared
5 24 (10.91%) MCSE
6 20 (9.09%) MCP
7 13 (5.91%) MCITP
8 9 (4.09%) MCTS
9 6 (2.73%) CCNA
9 6 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.27%) MCSA
11 4 (1.82%) Degree
12 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.36%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.36%) MOS
13 1 (0.45%) MCSD
13 1 (0.45%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.45%) SLA
2 5 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 50 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.36%) XenApp
5 3 (1.36%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.36%) vSphere
6 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 67 (30.45%) SCCM
2 5 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.82%) SCOM
3 4 (1.82%) WSUS
4 3 (1.36%) Nagios
4 3 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.36%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.45%) WMI
6 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 125 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.55%) Citrix
3 25 (11.36%) HP
4 20 (9.09%) VMware
5 17 (7.73%) Symantec
6 16 (7.27%) CheckPoint
7 14 (6.36%) Cisco
8 12 (5.45%) Remedy
9 8 (3.64%) McAfee
10 7 (3.18%) AppSense
11 4 (1.82%) SAP
12 3 (1.36%) CA
12 3 (1.36%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.36%) BT
13 2 (0.91%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (0.91%) Meru Networks
13 2 (0.91%) CODA
13 2 (0.91%) ProCurve
13 2 (0.91%) Lumension
13 2 (0.91%) MobileIron
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