The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 31 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 15 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.95% 4.34% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 15.53% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£175 £320 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.31% +42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -58.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.10 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £24.70 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
Windows 7
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
135 103 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.53% 27.91% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 60 24
Average daily rate £325 £388 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +26.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £459 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 26
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) MS Office
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
8 2 (11.76%) Office 365
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (11.76%) SCCM
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) Remedy
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
9 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 1 (5.88%) LAN
9 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.88%) VPN
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (5.88%) NHS
9 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Office
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
4 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) IT Support
5 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) WorldPay