The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 62 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 172 229 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.05% 3.37% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.20% 15.77% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 132 136
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.18% -26.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £135 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 34
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.48 £23.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -11.46%
Windows 7
London

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

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1303 1452 1443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.09% 21.36% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 1016 997
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 62 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 361 (100.00%) Windows
2 194 (53.74%) Active Directory
3 152 (42.11%) MS Office
4 147 (40.72%) Microsoft
5 121 (33.52%) Finance
6 103 (28.53%) Windows XP
6 103 (28.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (27.15%) Blackberry
8 85 (23.55%) Citrix
9 73 (20.22%) MS Exchange
9 73 (20.22%) Banking
10 71 (19.67%) MS Excel
11 59 (16.34%) VMware
11 59 (16.34%) SCCM
12 54 (14.96%) ITIL
13 43 (11.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 41 (11.36%) Cisco
15 38 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
16 36 (9.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 35 (9.70%) XenApp
17 35 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (9.42%) Migration
19 32 (8.86%) Windows 8
20 31 (8.59%) VPN
21 28 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
22 27 (7.48%) Reuters
22 27 (7.48%) Law
22 27 (7.48%) Legal
22 27 (7.48%) Microsoft App-V
23 26 (7.20%) DNS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 73 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 28 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (6.93%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.43%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.22%) WorkSite
8 6 (1.66%) IIS
8 6 (1.66%) Lync
9 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 152 (42.11%) MS Office
2 71 (19.67%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.28%) Eikon
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.59%) VPN
2 26 (7.20%) DNS
3 25 (6.93%) TCP/IP
3 25 (6.93%) Firewall
4 22 (6.09%) Internet
4 22 (6.09%) DHCP
5 20 (5.54%) LAN
6 17 (4.71%) Wireless
7 16 (4.43%) WAN
8 7 (1.94%) MPLS
8 7 (1.94%) SAN
9 6 (1.66%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.66%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.39%) VoIP
10 5 (1.39%) DSL
10 5 (1.39%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.11%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.83%) MS Access
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.28%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 19 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 121 (33.52%) Finance
2 73 (20.22%) Banking
3 27 (7.48%) Law
3 27 (7.48%) Legal
4 26 (7.20%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.16%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.05%) Back Office
7 7 (1.94%) Front Office
8 6 (1.66%) French Language
9 5 (1.39%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.11%) Marketing
11 3 (0.83%) German Language
11 3 (0.83%) Advertising
12 2 (0.55%) Retail
13 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.28%) Games
13 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (27.15%) Analyst
2 65 (18.01%) Desktop Support
3 49 (13.57%) Support Engineer
4 48 (13.30%) Support Analyst
5 47 (13.02%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (9.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 36 (9.97%) Service Analyst
7 32 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (6.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 23 (6.37%) Desktop Analyst
10 22 (6.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 16 (4.43%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.16%) Consultant
13 12 (3.32%) IT Support
14 10 (2.77%) Help Desk Analyst
15 9 (2.49%) Administrator
15 9 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 8 (2.22%) Deployment Engineer
16 8 (2.22%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.60%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.28%) J2EE
3 1 (0.28%) XML
3 1 (0.28%) OCX
3 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.28%) Middleware
3 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (27.15%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.09%) iPhone
3 15 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.88%) Thin Client
4 14 (3.88%) iPad
4 14 (3.88%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.77%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.49%) Handset
7 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.39%) PDA
8 5 (1.39%) Replication
9 4 (1.11%) Clustering
9 4 (1.11%) NHS
9 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) CMDB
10 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.55%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 361 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (28.53%) Windows XP
2 103 (28.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (11.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (8.86%) Windows 8
5 15 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.88%) Mac OS X
7 13 (3.60%) Linux
8 11 (3.05%) Android
9 10 (2.77%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.94%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.11%) UNIX
12 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.55%) Fedora
13 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.96%) ITIL
2 34 (9.42%) Migration
3 19 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 16 (4.43%) Incident Management
5 15 (4.16%) Document Management
6 12 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (2.77%) Problem Management
7 10 (2.77%) Software Deployment
8 9 (2.49%) Service Management
8 9 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (2.22%) Business Continuity
10 7 (1.94%) Change Control
10 7 (1.94%) Coaching
10 7 (1.94%) Change Management
11 6 (1.66%) PRINCE2
11 6 (1.66%) Performance Management
11 6 (1.66%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (1.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (1.39%) Time Management
12 5 (1.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.09%) SQL
1 22 (6.09%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.32%) VBScript
2 12 (3.32%) VB
3 9 (2.49%) VBA
4 4 (1.11%) VB6
5 3 (0.83%) C#
5 3 (0.83%) Perl
6 2 (0.55%) C
7 1 (0.28%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.88%) MCSE
3 13 (3.60%) MCSA
4 12 (3.32%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.05%) MCITP
6 10 (2.77%) MCP
6 10 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.66%) CCNA
7 6 (1.66%) MOS
8 5 (1.39%) Degree
8 5 (1.39%) MCDST
9 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.83%) MCTS
9 3 (0.83%) CCNP
10 2 (0.55%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.43%) SLA
2 4 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 194 (53.74%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.70%) XenApp
2 35 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (6.65%) XenDesktop
5 15 (4.16%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.22%) Xen
7 6 (1.66%) vSphere
8 4 (1.11%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.11%) NLBS
9 3 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.83%) XenServer
9 3 (0.83%) Firmware
9 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) vCloud
11 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 59 (16.34%) SCCM
2 12 (3.32%) WSUS
3 8 (2.22%) SCOM
4 7 (1.94%) WMI
5 5 (1.39%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.11%) DameWare
7 3 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.83%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.83%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.28%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.28%) Nessus
9 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 147 (40.72%) Microsoft
2 85 (23.55%) Citrix
3 59 (16.34%) VMware
4 41 (11.36%) Cisco
5 27 (7.48%) Reuters
6 24 (6.65%) Apple
7 22 (6.09%) Bloomberg
8 16 (4.43%) Wyse
8 16 (4.43%) Lotus
9 15 (4.16%) Altiris
10 13 (3.60%) HP
11 10 (2.77%) LANDesk
12 9 (2.49%) Dell
12 9 (2.49%) AppSense
13 8 (2.22%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.22%) McAfee
14 5 (1.39%) FactSet
14 5 (1.39%) Symantec
14 5 (1.39%) Interwoven
15 4 (1.11%) Remedy
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