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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 33 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.11% 1.85% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.43% 5.43% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate
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£163 £190 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -22.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.28 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.29% +38.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
Windows 7
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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
83 92 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.00% 33.95% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 55 54
Average daily rate £175 £393 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 24
Average hourly rate £46.00 £18.55 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.97% -48.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) MS Office
5 11 (36.67%) Finance
6 10 (33.33%) ITIL
6 10 (33.33%) Citrix
7 8 (26.67%) Windows 8
7 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
8 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.00%) SCCM
9 6 (20.00%) LAN
9 6 (20.00%) WAN
9 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 6 (20.00%) Remedy
10 5 (16.67%) Service Management
10 5 (16.67%) DHCP
10 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 5 (16.67%) DNS
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco
10 5 (16.67%) SAN
11 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (13.33%) HP
11 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
12 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
12 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
12 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) MS Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) LAN
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix Support
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support
5 2 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Network Support
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) CCTV
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 8
2 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.67%) Android
7 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) MCSD
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Remedy
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) BMC
6 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (6.67%) Polycom
6 2 (6.67%) MobileIron
6 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.33%) Nokia
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Symantec