The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 18 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 Cambridge 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 38 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.37% 4.40% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.43% 12.69% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Average daily rate £379 £188 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.00% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £24.90 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.78% +107.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.40 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £35.00 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 134 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.21% 34.72% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 77
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 39
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Cambridgeshire

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) MS Office
4 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
4 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (27.27%) SaaS
5 3 (27.27%) Red Gate
5 3 (27.27%) IIS
5 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) Dell
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) SLA
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (9.09%) iPhone
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
3 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Red Gate
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Dell
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft