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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 55 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 189 236 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.25% 3.27% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.26% 14.43% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 134 106
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £225 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £22.35 £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
1325 1636 1497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.79% 22.66% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1120 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £219 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 78 84
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £35.00 £24.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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.

1 396 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 166 (41.92%) MS Office
3 166 (41.92%) Microsoft
4 115 (29.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (27.78%) Citrix
6 109 (27.53%) Finance
7 93 (23.48%) Blackberry
7 93 (23.48%) Windows XP
8 78 (19.70%) MS Exchange
9 77 (19.44%) MS Excel
10 73 (18.43%) SCCM
11 66 (16.67%) Banking
12 62 (15.66%) ITIL
13 59 (14.90%) VMware
14 54 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 51 (12.88%) XenApp
16 44 (11.11%) Cisco
17 39 (9.85%) Legal
18 38 (9.60%) Law
19 37 (9.34%) Windows 8
20 36 (9.09%) Migration
21 35 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
23 33 (8.33%) VPN
24 32 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2010
25 27 (6.82%) DNS
25 27 (6.82%) LAN
25 27 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 26 (6.57%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 78 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.79%) IBM Notes
6 12 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.02%) WorkSite
8 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.01%) Lync
9 4 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.76%) IIS
11 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 166 (41.92%) MS Office
2 77 (19.44%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.33%) VPN
2 27 (6.82%) DNS
2 27 (6.82%) LAN
3 25 (6.31%) Firewall
4 23 (5.81%) WAN
5 22 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 21 (5.30%) DHCP
7 14 (3.54%) Internet
7 14 (3.54%) VoIP
8 10 (2.53%) Wireless
8 10 (2.53%) MPLS
8 10 (2.53%) SAN
9 9 (2.27%) BIG-IP
9 9 (2.27%) NetScaler
10 8 (2.02%) DSL
11 6 (1.52%) Intranet
12 5 (1.26%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.01%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.76%) MS Access
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.54%) MSI
2 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 109 (27.53%) Finance
2 66 (16.67%) Banking
3 39 (9.85%) Legal
4 38 (9.60%) Law
5 21 (5.30%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.53%) Back Office
7 8 (2.02%) French Language
8 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.52%) Front Office
9 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.01%) Spanish Language
10 4 (1.01%) Advertising
11 3 (0.76%) Marketing
11 3 (0.76%) Retail
12 2 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (29.55%) Analyst
2 60 (15.15%) Desktop Support
3 58 (14.65%) Support Analyst
4 50 (12.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 44 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 44 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 42 (10.61%) Desktop Engineer
7 37 (9.34%) Support Engineer
8 29 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
9 27 (6.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 18 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (4.04%) Administrator
12 15 (3.79%) Trainer
12 15 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (3.79%) SCCM Engineer
13 14 (3.54%) IT Trainer
13 14 (3.54%) Consultant
14 12 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 10 (2.53%) IT Support
15 10 (2.53%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.27%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.76%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.25%) Flash
4 1 (0.25%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) J2EE
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.25%) XML
4 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.25%) Middleware
4 1 (0.25%) jQuery
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 93 (23.48%) Blackberry
2 22 (5.56%) iPhone
3 20 (5.05%) Fat Client
3 20 (5.05%) Thin Client
4 13 (3.28%) iPad
5 11 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.26%) Replication
8 4 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.01%) PDA
8 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.01%) NHS
9 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.76%) Clustering
9 3 (0.76%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.76%) Handset
9 3 (0.76%) CMDB
9 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.51%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 396 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (29.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (23.48%) Windows XP
4 54 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (9.34%) Windows 8
6 19 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.79%) Linux
8 14 (3.54%) Android
9 10 (2.53%) Mac OS X
10 8 (2.02%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.51%) UNIX
14 1 (0.25%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.66%) ITIL
2 36 (9.09%) Migration
3 19 (4.80%) Document Management
4 15 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 11 (2.78%) Service Management
6 11 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 11 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 9 (2.27%) Performance Management
8 8 (2.02%) Change Management
8 8 (2.02%) Business Continuity
9 7 (1.77%) Change Control
9 7 (1.77%) Coaching
10 6 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (1.52%) Software Deployment
10 6 (1.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (1.52%) CRM
10 6 (1.52%) Project Management
11 5 (1.26%) Service Delivery
11 5 (1.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.81%) SQL
2 18 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.28%) VBScript
4 8 (2.02%) VB
5 3 (0.76%) VBA
5 3 (0.76%) C#
6 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.51%) Perl
6 2 (0.51%) C
6 2 (0.51%) Java
7 1 (0.25%) Python
7 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) VB6
7 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.04%) MCSE
3 13 (3.28%) MCP
4 12 (3.03%) MOS
4 12 (3.03%) MCSA
5 10 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.02%) MCITP
7 6 (1.52%) Degree
7 6 (1.52%) CCNA
8 5 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.26%) MCTS
9 4 (1.01%) MCDST
9 4 (1.01%) SC Cleared
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%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.79%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 215 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 51 (12.88%) XenApp
3 35 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (6.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (5.81%) XenDesktop
6 14 (3.54%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.27%) vSphere
8 8 (2.02%) Xen
9 7 (1.77%) NLBS
9 7 (1.77%) XenServer
10 4 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.01%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.76%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.76%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.51%) Firmware
13 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.25%) Novell eDirectory
13 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 73 (18.43%) SCCM
2 14 (3.54%) WSUS
3 7 (1.77%) WMI
4 6 (1.52%) SCOM
5 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.51%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.51%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.51%) DameWare
6 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.51%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 166 (41.92%) Microsoft
2 110 (27.78%) Citrix
3 59 (14.90%) VMware
4 44 (11.11%) Cisco
5 24 (6.06%) Wyse
6 18 (4.55%) Apple
6 18 (4.55%) HP
7 15 (3.79%) Lotus
8 12 (3.03%) Reuters
9 10 (2.53%) Altiris
9 10 (2.53%) Bloomberg
9 10 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.02%) AppSense
10 8 (2.02%) Dell
11 7 (1.77%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.52%) Remedy
13 5 (1.26%) Symantec
13 5 (1.26%) McAfee
13 5 (1.26%) Interwoven
14 4 (1.01%) Oracle
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