The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 42 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 98 94 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.60% 3.78% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.10% 19.18% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 24
Average daily rate £230 £345 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £160 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £21.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
573 490 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.04% 19.72% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 196 200
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £171 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +32.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £33.70 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
South East

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -17 31 £170 -47.69% 7
Maidenhead +3 14 £400 +56.86% 1
Bracknell -5 13 £403 +7.46% 1
Slough +10 12 £190 - 1
Newbury +1 4 £263 -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (50.70%) Active Directory
3 90 (41.86%) Microsoft
4 72 (33.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (33.02%) MS Office
6 58 (26.98%) MS Excel
7 56 (26.05%) Windows XP
8 54 (25.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (24.65%) SCCM
10 48 (22.33%) VMware
11 46 (21.40%) VPN
12 43 (20.00%) Citrix
13 38 (17.67%) LAN
14 37 (17.21%) ITIL
15 34 (15.81%) Blackberry
16 32 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 31 (14.42%) Windows 8
17 31 (14.42%) Cisco
18 30 (13.95%) HP
19 27 (12.56%) SQL
20 26 (12.09%) Security Cleared
21 25 (11.63%) DNS
22 24 (11.16%) MS Exchange
22 24 (11.16%) Internet
22 24 (11.16%) SC Cleared
23 23 (10.70%) WAN
24 22 (10.23%) TCP/IP
24 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
24 22 (10.23%) SAN
24 22 (10.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (11.16%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (6.05%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (5.12%) IIS
7 6 (2.79%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.40%) Lync
10 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.40%) Apache
10 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 71 (33.02%) MS Office
2 58 (26.98%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
4 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.91%) Office 365
2 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (21.40%) VPN
2 38 (17.67%) LAN
3 25 (11.63%) DNS
4 24 (11.16%) Internet
5 23 (10.70%) WAN
6 22 (10.23%) SAN
6 22 (10.23%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.91%) Firewall
7 17 (7.91%) DHCP
8 13 (6.05%) MPLS
9 11 (5.12%) VLAN
10 10 (4.65%) HTTP
11 9 (4.19%) Wireless
12 8 (3.72%) SMTP
12 8 (3.72%) LDAP
13 6 (2.79%) VoIP
13 6 (2.79%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (2.33%) IP Telephony
14 5 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (1.40%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.79%) MS Access
3 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.86%) TestDirector
2 3 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.40%) WinRunner
3 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.93%) MSI
4 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (3.26%) French Language
2 5 (2.33%) German Language
2 5 (2.33%) Japanese Language
3 4 (1.86%) Italian Language
3 4 (1.86%) Finance
4 3 (1.40%) Legal
4 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.40%) Games
4 3 (1.40%) Retail
5 2 (0.93%) Back Office
5 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (23.72%) Analyst
2 42 (19.53%) Desktop Support
3 41 (19.07%) Support Engineer
4 32 (14.88%) Support Analyst
5 29 (13.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 24 (11.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 22 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (8.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 18 (8.37%) Desktop Analyst
9 13 (6.05%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (6.05%) Architect
10 12 (5.58%) Team Leader
11 11 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (5.12%) Service Analyst
11 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 11 (5.12%) Windows Support Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) Escalation Engineer
12 10 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
13 9 (4.19%) Technical Support
13 9 (4.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.79%) .NET
2 5 (2.33%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.40%) Web Services
4 2 (0.93%) J2EE
5 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.81%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.65%) Replication
3 6 (2.79%) Clustering
4 5 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.86%) iPhone
5 4 (1.86%) iPad
6 3 (1.40%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.40%) PKI
6 3 (1.40%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.40%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.93%) IVR
7 2 (0.93%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (33.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (26.05%) Windows XP
4 54 (25.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (14.42%) Windows 8
6 14 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.65%) Windows Vista
8 9 (4.19%) UNIX
9 8 (3.72%) Linux
10 5 (2.33%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.86%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.40%) AIX
12 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.93%) CentOS
13 2 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.21%) ITIL
2 14 (6.51%) Migration
2 14 (6.51%) Problem Management
3 9 (4.19%) DRM
3 9 (4.19%) Project Management
3 9 (4.19%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (3.72%) Validation
5 7 (3.26%) Service Management
5 7 (3.26%) Software Deployment
6 6 (2.79%) Waterfall
6 6 (2.79%) ITSM
7 5 (2.33%) Data Security
7 5 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.33%) Time Management
7 5 (2.33%) Test Automation
7 5 (2.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (1.86%) Network Architecture
8 4 (1.86%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.56%) SQL
2 15 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.33%) VBScript
3 5 (2.33%) VB
4 1 (0.47%) C
4 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (8.37%) Degree
5 14 (6.51%) MCSE
6 8 (3.72%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.86%) ISEB
9 3 (1.40%) MCP
9 3 (1.40%) CCNP
9 3 (1.40%) CCNA
10 2 (0.93%) CCA
10 2 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.93%) RHCE
10 2 (0.93%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.47%) MCITP
11 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.47%) CCSA
11 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 109 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.05%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.05%) vSphere
4 11 (5.12%) Terminal Services
5 8 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.26%) XenApp
7 5 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (24.65%) SCCM
2 21 (9.77%) WSUS
3 17 (7.91%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (5.12%) WMI
6 7 (3.26%) SCOM
7 6 (2.79%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.79%) Windows Intune
8 5 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.40%) Netcool
10 2 (0.93%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.93%) Foglight
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 90 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 48 (22.33%) VMware
3 43 (20.00%) Citrix
4 31 (14.42%) Cisco
5 30 (13.95%) HP
6 16 (7.44%) Apple
6 16 (7.44%) MobileIron
7 15 (6.98%) Symantec
8 12 (5.58%) CheckPoint
9 11 (5.12%) Becrypt
10 10 (4.65%) McAfee
10 10 (4.65%) Oracle
11 8 (3.72%) Veritas
11 8 (3.72%) AppSense
11 8 (3.72%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.26%) Brocade
13 6 (2.79%) Lotus
13 6 (2.79%) Remedy
13 6 (2.79%) Dell
14 5 (2.33%) SAP
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