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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 65 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 150 194 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.76% 3.08% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.96% 15.50% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 126 136
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 48
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.74 £24.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
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
1157 1252 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.32% 19.89% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 898 889
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 73
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 290 (100.00%) Windows
2 140 (48.28%) Active Directory
3 111 (38.28%) MS Office
4 105 (36.21%) Microsoft
5 99 (34.14%) Finance
6 90 (31.03%) Windows XP
7 84 (28.97%) Blackberry
8 80 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (24.14%) Citrix
10 61 (21.03%) MS Excel
11 58 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 48 (16.55%) Banking
12 48 (16.55%) ITIL
13 45 (15.52%) Windows 8
14 44 (15.17%) VMware
15 42 (14.48%) SCCM
16 36 (12.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (12.07%) VPN
18 30 (10.34%) Migration
18 30 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 29 (10.00%) Apple
19 29 (10.00%) iPad
20 28 (9.66%) iPhone
20 28 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 27 (9.31%) Reuters
21 27 (9.31%) Cisco
22 26 (8.97%) Mac OS X
23 25 (8.62%) Internet
23 25 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
24 24 (8.28%) Bloomberg

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 58 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.55%) Lync
5 11 (3.79%) IBM Notes
5 11 (3.79%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.76%) IIS
8 6 (2.07%) WorkSite
9 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.38%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 111 (38.28%) MS Office
2 61 (21.03%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.38%) Maya
6 2 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) assyst
2 5 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.03%) Eikon
4 1 (0.34%) RiskWrite
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.07%) VPN
2 25 (8.62%) Internet
3 22 (7.59%) LAN
4 20 (6.90%) DHCP
4 20 (6.90%) DNS
4 20 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.52%) Firewall
5 16 (5.52%) WAN
6 14 (4.83%) Wireless
7 8 (2.76%) SAN
8 5 (1.72%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.38%) MPLS
10 3 (1.03%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.03%) DSL
11 2 (0.69%) LDAP
11 2 (0.69%) SSL
11 2 (0.69%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.69%) SMTP
11 2 (0.69%) VoIP
11 2 (0.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.34%) IDOL
3 1 (0.34%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.34%) MS Access
3 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.14%) MSI
2 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.38%) CruiseControl
2 4 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 99 (34.14%) Finance
2 48 (16.55%) Banking
3 23 (7.93%) Law
4 20 (6.90%) Investment Banking
5 19 (6.55%) Legal
6 15 (5.17%) Financial Institution
7 11 (3.79%) Telecoms
8 10 (3.45%) Spanish Language
9 8 (2.76%) Back Office
10 4 (1.38%) Games
10 4 (1.38%) Retail
11 3 (1.03%) Advertising
12 2 (0.69%) Front Office
12 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.69%) Marketing
12 2 (0.69%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 82 (28.28%) Analyst
2 68 (23.45%) Desktop Support
3 53 (18.28%) Desktop Engineer
4 50 (17.24%) Support Engineer
5 38 (13.10%) Support Analyst
6 34 (11.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (11.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 25 (8.62%) Service Analyst
8 25 (8.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (5.52%) Desktop Analyst
10 14 (4.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 11 (3.79%) Help Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.79%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (3.45%) Consultant
12 10 (3.45%) IT Support
13 9 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.10%) Project Manager
14 6 (2.07%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.41%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.03%) Middleware
3 2 (0.69%) .NET
3 2 (0.69%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.34%) OCX
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (28.97%) Blackberry
2 29 (10.00%) iPad
3 28 (9.66%) iPhone
4 17 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.14%) Handset
6 10 (3.45%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.76%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.76%) Fat Client
8 7 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.38%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.38%) PDA
9 4 (1.38%) Celerra
10 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.03%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.03%) Clustering
10 3 (1.03%) NHS
11 2 (0.69%) PKI
11 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 290 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (31.03%) Windows XP
3 80 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (15.52%) Windows 8
5 36 (12.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (8.97%) Mac OS X
7 17 (5.86%) Apple iOS
8 15 (5.17%) Android
8 15 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.48%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.10%) UNIX
11 6 (2.07%) Mac OS X Server
12 5 (1.72%) Linux
13 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.38%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.55%) ITIL
2 30 (10.34%) Migration
3 12 (4.14%) Project Management
4 11 (3.79%) Asset Management
5 10 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 9 (3.10%) Service Management
6 9 (3.10%) PRINCE2
7 8 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (2.76%) Software Deployment
8 7 (2.41%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.07%) Business Continuity
9 6 (2.07%) Coaching
10 5 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (1.72%) Change Management
11 4 (1.38%) Problem Management
11 4 (1.38%) Game Development
11 4 (1.38%) Software Distribution
12 3 (1.03%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (1.03%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.03%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.24%) SQL
2 14 (4.83%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.41%) VBA
4 6 (2.07%) C#
5 5 (1.72%) VBScript
6 4 (1.38%) VB
6 4 (1.38%) C++
6 4 (1.38%) Python
7 3 (1.03%) Lua
7 3 (1.03%) VB6
7 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.48%) MCSE
4 10 (3.45%) MCSA
4 10 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.07%) MCP
6 5 (1.72%) MCITP
6 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.72%) CCNA
7 4 (1.38%) CCNP
7 4 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.03%) Degree
8 3 (1.03%) MCTS
9 2 (0.69%) PMP
9 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.69%) MOS
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.34%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.34%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 140 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (6.55%) XenApp
5 12 (4.14%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.45%) vSphere
7 4 (1.38%) Xen
8 3 (1.03%) NLBS
8 3 (1.03%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.69%) NDS
9 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.34%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.34%) vCloud
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 42 (14.48%) SCCM
2 9 (3.10%) WSUS
3 5 (1.72%) SCOM
4 3 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.69%) DameWare
5 2 (0.69%) WMI
5 2 (0.69%) Casper Suite
5 2 (0.69%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.69%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.34%) Nessus
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.34%) Control-M
6 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 105 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 70 (24.14%) Citrix
3 44 (15.17%) VMware
4 29 (10.00%) Apple
5 27 (9.31%) Reuters
5 27 (9.31%) Cisco
6 24 (8.28%) Bloomberg
7 14 (4.83%) HP
8 11 (3.79%) Lotus
9 10 (3.45%) Remedy
9 10 (3.45%) Altiris
10 9 (3.10%) McAfee
11 7 (2.41%) AppSense
12 6 (2.07%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.07%) Symantec
13 5 (1.72%) BMC
13 5 (1.72%) Dell
13 5 (1.72%) EMC
14 4 (1.38%) Perforce
15 3 (1.03%) FactSet
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