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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 36 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 113 81 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.40% 3.24% 3.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.89% 15.67% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £123 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.19% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 17
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.02 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.44%
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
473 517 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.43% 20.66% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 236 246
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 25 40
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +23 78 £417 +39.00% 9
Bracknell -3 8 £170 +13.33% 1
Slough +7 6 £120 - 2
Maidenhead +5 6 £398 - 1
Wokingham +1 1 £310 +40.90%
Newbury -4 1 - - 1
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 266 (100.00%) Windows
2 148 (55.64%) Active Directory
3 134 (50.38%) Microsoft
4 127 (47.74%) Security Cleared
5 88 (33.08%) DV Cleared
6 82 (30.83%) SCCM
7 56 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 55 (20.68%) MS Excel
9 54 (20.30%) MS Office
10 47 (17.67%) Windows XP
10 47 (17.67%) SC Cleared
11 38 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (13.16%) DNS
12 35 (13.16%) ITIL
12 35 (13.16%) Windows 8
13 33 (12.41%) HP
13 33 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (12.03%) Firewall
15 31 (11.65%) Migration
15 31 (11.65%) .NET
16 30 (11.28%) C#
16 30 (11.28%) MS Visio
16 30 (11.28%) WAN
17 28 (10.53%) LAN
18 27 (10.15%) VPN
18 27 (10.15%) Citrix
19 26 (9.77%) MCSE
19 26 (9.77%) CheckPoint
20 25 (9.40%) SLA
21 24 (9.02%) Cisco

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (5.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.88%) Lync
4 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (20.68%) MS Excel
2 54 (20.30%) MS Office
3 30 (11.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (0.75%) SAP CCM
1 2 (0.75%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.16%) DNS
2 32 (12.03%) Firewall
3 30 (11.28%) WAN
4 28 (10.53%) LAN
5 27 (10.15%) VPN
6 24 (9.02%) MPLS
7 22 (8.27%) SMTP
8 21 (7.89%) HTTP
9 13 (4.89%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.38%) DHCP
11 6 (2.26%) Internet
11 6 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.50%) Wireless
12 4 (1.50%) LTE
13 1 (0.38%) SMS
13 1 (0.38%) WLAN
13 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.38%) DB2
3 1 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (7.89%) MSI
2 4 (1.50%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (1.13%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.75%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.38%) Xcode
5 1 (0.38%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.38%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (5.26%) Finance
2 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.50%) Retail
3 3 (1.13%) Back Office
4 2 (0.75%) Banking
4 2 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Publishing
5 1 (0.38%) Electronics
5 1 (0.38%) Marketing
5 1 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 54 (20.30%) Applications Packager
2 40 (15.04%) Analyst
3 37 (13.91%) Support Engineer
4 30 (11.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (8.27%) Desktop Support
5 22 (8.27%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (7.89%) Rollout Engineer
7 20 (7.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (6.39%) Architect
9 16 (6.02%) Service Analyst
9 16 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.89%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (4.51%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (3.76%) Technical Manager
12 10 (3.76%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (3.38%) Team Leader
13 9 (3.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.65%) .NET
2 23 (8.65%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.75%) WSH
4 1 (0.38%) OLE
4 1 (0.38%) ATL
4 1 (0.38%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.26%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.50%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.75%) EPoS
7 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.75%) iPhone
7 2 (0.75%) iPad
8 1 (0.38%) PDA
8 1 (0.38%) DTV
8 1 (0.38%) Replication
8 1 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 266 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (17.67%) Windows XP
3 35 (13.16%) Windows 8
4 33 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (7.89%) Linux
6 16 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.88%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.50%) Android
8 4 (1.50%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.75%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.38%) CentOS
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) Fedora
10 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.16%) ITIL
2 31 (11.65%) Migration
3 23 (8.65%) Project Management
4 18 (6.77%) Configuration Management
5 11 (4.14%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.14%) Application Discovery
6 6 (2.26%) Transition Management
6 6 (2.26%) Validation
6 6 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (2.26%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (1.88%) Incident Management
8 4 (1.50%) Change Management
8 4 (1.50%) ITSM
8 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2
8 4 (1.50%) Operations Management
8 4 (1.50%) Software Delivery
8 4 (1.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (1.13%) Software Distribution
9 3 (1.13%) E-Commerce
9 3 (1.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.28%) C#
2 12 (4.51%) SQL
3 8 (3.01%) VBScript
3 8 (3.01%) VB
4 5 (1.88%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.50%) C
5 4 (1.50%) Java
6 1 (0.38%) C++
6 1 (0.38%) VBA
6 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 127 (47.74%) Security Cleared
2 88 (33.08%) DV Cleared
3 47 (17.67%) SC Cleared
4 38 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (9.77%) MCSE
6 22 (8.27%) MCP
7 13 (4.89%) MCITP
8 9 (3.38%) MCTS
9 6 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.26%) MCSA
9 6 (2.26%) CCNA
9 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.50%) Degree
12 3 (1.13%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.75%) MOS
13 2 (0.75%) MCSD
13 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.40%) SLA
2 5 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (55.64%) Active Directory
2 56 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.88%) XenApp
6 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.13%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.13%) vSphere
7 3 (1.13%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 82 (30.83%) SCCM
2 15 (5.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.50%) SCOM
3 4 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.13%) WSUS
4 3 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.75%) Nagios
5 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) WMI
6 1 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Netcool
6 1 (0.38%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 134 (50.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.41%) HP
3 27 (10.15%) Citrix
4 26 (9.77%) CheckPoint
5 24 (9.02%) Cisco
6 20 (7.52%) VMware
7 17 (6.39%) Symantec
8 8 (3.01%) McAfee
9 7 (2.63%) Remedy
10 6 (2.26%) AppSense
11 3 (1.13%) Becrypt
11 3 (1.13%) Lumension
11 3 (1.13%) Dell
11 3 (1.13%) SAP
12 2 (0.75%) CA
12 2 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.75%) Lotus
12 2 (0.75%) Apple
12 2 (0.75%) CODA
12 2 (0.75%) JD Edwards
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