The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Bristol 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 47 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 24 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.06% 4.13% 3.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 23.66% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 16
Average daily rate
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£165 £226 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.99% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £140 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £337 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.08 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.80%
Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 93 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.60% 17.45% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 45 63
Average daily rate £350 £310 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Bristol region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Bristol region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 21 (40.38%) MS Office
4 18 (34.62%) Windows XP
5 9 (17.31%) LAN
5 9 (17.31%) Blackberry
6 8 (15.38%) WAN
7 7 (13.46%) NFS
7 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
7 7 (13.46%) Linux
7 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
7 7 (13.46%) Samba
7 7 (13.46%) CentOS
8 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 6 (11.54%) ITIL
8 6 (11.54%) Python
8 6 (11.54%) SLA
8 6 (11.54%) Citrix
9 5 (9.62%) Internet
10 4 (7.69%) Migration
10 4 (7.69%) Avaya
10 4 (7.69%) VPN
10 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.69%) IP Telephony
10 4 (7.69%) Animation
10 4 (7.69%) iPhone
10 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (7.69%) iPad

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (40.38%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) LAN
2 8 (15.38%) WAN
3 5 (9.62%) Internet
4 4 (7.69%) VPN
4 4 (7.69%) IP Telephony
5 3 (5.77%) Wireless
5 3 (5.77%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) VoIP
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
6 2 (3.85%) SAN
7 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.69%) Systems Support
5 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technician
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.69%) Animation
2 4 (7.69%) iPhone
2 4 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows XP
3 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) CentOS
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
3 3 (5.77%) CRM
3 3 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.85%) Project Management
4 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.92%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Service Management
5 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.92%) ITSM
5 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.92%) Change Control
5 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.92%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Python
1 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.85%) MCITP
2 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) NFS
2 7 (13.46%) Samba
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
4 4 (7.69%) Avaya
5 3 (5.77%) Dell
5 3 (5.77%) Apple
5 3 (5.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.85%) Capita
6 2 (3.85%) Symantec
6 2 (3.85%) EMC
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) Juniper
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.92%) BMC
7 1 (1.92%) Lotus
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy
7 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.92%) AppSense
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