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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 58 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 189 228 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.21% 3.17% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.15% 14.01% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 125 111
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £137 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £268
% change year-on-year
-15.90% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 29
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.00 £22.43 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
1336 1627 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.69% 22.60% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1106 1001
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 81 87
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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.

1 394 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (54.06%) Active Directory
3 168 (42.64%) MS Office
4 165 (41.88%) Microsoft
5 113 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 111 (28.17%) Citrix
7 105 (26.65%) Finance
8 93 (23.60%) Windows XP
9 86 (21.83%) Blackberry
10 77 (19.54%) MS Exchange
11 75 (19.04%) MS Excel
12 71 (18.02%) SCCM
13 65 (16.50%) Banking
14 61 (15.48%) ITIL
15 56 (14.21%) VMware
16 54 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 48 (12.18%) XenApp
18 43 (10.91%) Cisco
19 40 (10.15%) Legal
20 37 (9.39%) Migration
21 34 (8.63%) Windows 8
22 33 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
22 33 (8.38%) Law
23 32 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
23 32 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
24 30 (7.61%) VPN
25 27 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 26 (6.60%) DNS
27 25 (6.35%) SharePoint
27 25 (6.35%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 77 (19.54%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 25 (6.35%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.31%) IBM Notes
6 13 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.78%) WorkSite
10 5 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.02%) Lync
12 3 (0.76%) IIS
12 3 (0.76%) Documentum
12 3 (0.76%) FileNet
13 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 168 (42.64%) MS Office
2 75 (19.04%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.02%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.76%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) MS Project
7 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.61%) VPN
2 26 (6.60%) DNS
3 25 (6.35%) LAN
4 23 (5.84%) WAN
4 23 (5.84%) Firewall
5 20 (5.08%) DHCP
5 20 (5.08%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.55%) VoIP
7 13 (3.30%) Internet
8 10 (2.54%) MPLS
9 9 (2.28%) Intranet
9 9 (2.28%) SAN
9 9 (2.28%) Wireless
9 9 (2.28%) BIG-IP
9 9 (2.28%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.78%) DSL
11 5 (1.27%) Broadband
11 5 (1.27%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.02%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.76%) MS Access
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.54%) MSI
2 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.25%) JMeter
2 1 (0.25%) Selenium
2 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 105 (26.65%) Finance
2 65 (16.50%) Banking
3 40 (10.15%) Legal
4 33 (8.38%) Law
5 23 (5.84%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.28%) French Language
7 8 (2.03%) Back Office
8 6 (1.52%) Front Office
9 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.02%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.02%) Advertising
11 3 (0.76%) Retail
12 2 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.51%) Marketing
12 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 118 (29.95%) Analyst
2 60 (15.23%) Desktop Support
2 60 (15.23%) Support Analyst
3 49 (12.44%) 2nd Line Support
4 42 (10.66%) Service Analyst
4 42 (10.66%) Service Desk Analyst
5 40 (10.15%) Desktop Engineer
6 34 (8.63%) Support Engineer
7 31 (7.87%) Desktop Analyst
8 29 (7.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 20 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (5.08%) Administrator
10 18 (4.57%) Trainer
11 17 (4.31%) IT Trainer
12 14 (3.55%) SCCM Engineer
12 14 (3.55%) Consultant
13 13 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 12 (3.05%) IT Support
14 12 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 12 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.78%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.02%) HTML
3 3 (0.76%) .NET
4 2 (0.51%) jQuery
4 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.25%) Middleware
5 1 (0.25%) Flash
5 1 (0.25%) J2EE
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.25%) XML
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 86 (21.83%) Blackberry
2 20 (5.08%) Fat Client
2 20 (5.08%) iPhone
2 20 (5.08%) Thin Client
3 12 (3.05%) iPad
4 11 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.03%) E-Learning
6 7 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.27%) Replication
8 4 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.02%) CMDB
8 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.02%) NHS
9 3 (0.76%) PDA
10 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) User Experience
10 2 (0.51%) Kindle
10 2 (0.51%) Derivative
10 2 (0.51%) PACS
10 2 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 394 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (23.60%) Windows XP
4 54 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (8.63%) Windows 8
6 18 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.05%) Linux
8 11 (2.79%) Android
9 9 (2.28%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.52%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.76%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.51%) UNIX
15 1 (0.25%) AIX
15 1 (0.25%) Solaris
15 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.48%) ITIL
2 37 (9.39%) Migration
3 21 (5.33%) Document Management
4 14 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (3.05%) Change Management
6 11 (2.79%) Asset Management
6 11 (2.79%) Incident Management
7 10 (2.54%) Problem Management
7 10 (2.54%) Service Management
8 8 (2.03%) Coaching
8 8 (2.03%) Performance Management
8 8 (2.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (2.03%) Business Continuity
9 7 (1.78%) Change Control
10 6 (1.52%) CRM
10 6 (1.52%) Project Management
11 5 (1.27%) Service Delivery
11 5 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (1.27%) Time Management
11 5 (1.27%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.58%) SQL
2 16 (4.06%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.79%) VBScript
4 7 (1.78%) VB
5 3 (0.76%) C#
6 2 (0.51%) Perl
6 2 (0.51%) C
6 2 (0.51%) Java
6 2 (0.51%) VBA
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.25%) Python
7 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.55%) MCSE
2 14 (3.55%) MCP
3 12 (3.05%) MCSA
4 11 (2.79%) MOS
5 9 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.28%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.03%) MCITP
6 8 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.78%) MCTS
8 5 (1.27%) CCNA
8 5 (1.27%) Degree
9 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.02%) MCDST
10 3 (0.76%) CCNP
11 2 (0.51%) CCA
11 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.25%) MCT
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 213 (54.06%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.18%) XenApp
3 32 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (5.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (4.82%) XenDesktop
6 12 (3.05%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.03%) vSphere
8 7 (1.78%) NLBS
8 7 (1.78%) Xen
8 7 (1.78%) XenServer
9 5 (1.27%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.02%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.25%) Nmap
13 1 (0.25%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 71 (18.02%) SCCM
2 13 (3.30%) WSUS
3 7 (1.78%) WMI
4 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.76%) SCOM
4 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.51%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.51%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.25%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.25%) DameWare
6 1 (0.25%) Nessus
6 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.25%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 165 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 111 (28.17%) Citrix
3 56 (14.21%) VMware
4 43 (10.91%) Cisco
5 22 (5.58%) Wyse
6 20 (5.08%) HP
7 17 (4.31%) Lotus
8 13 (3.30%) Apple
9 11 (2.79%) Dell
10 10 (2.54%) Altiris
10 10 (2.54%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.54%) Reuters
11 9 (2.28%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.78%) AppSense
13 6 (1.52%) Remedy
14 5 (1.27%) LANDesk
15 4 (1.02%) Adobe
15 4 (1.02%) IBM
15 4 (1.02%) Oracle
15 4 (1.02%) Symantec
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