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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 70 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 139 205 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.80% 3.43% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.16% 16.13% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 116 114
Average daily rate
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£250 £301 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.80% -6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £145 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -26.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 34
Average hourly rate £14.75 £18.70 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% +20.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.06 £23.80 £71.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -6.45%
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
1143 1271 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.05% 21.25% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 883 874
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 85
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £24.00 £120.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Windows
2 153 (47.96%) Active Directory
3 137 (42.95%) MS Office
4 133 (41.69%) Microsoft
5 107 (33.54%) Finance
6 95 (29.78%) Windows XP
7 93 (29.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (28.53%) Blackberry
9 67 (21.00%) MS Excel
10 64 (20.06%) Citrix
11 63 (19.75%) MS Exchange
12 62 (19.44%) Banking
13 54 (16.93%) VMware
14 43 (13.48%) ITIL
14 43 (13.48%) SCCM
15 37 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 36 (11.29%) Cisco
17 34 (10.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 34 (10.66%) Migration
18 32 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (9.40%) Microsoft App-V
19 30 (9.40%) VPN
20 28 (8.78%) Apple
21 27 (8.46%) Windows 8
22 26 (8.15%) Reuters
23 24 (7.52%) Internet
23 24 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
23 24 (7.52%) XenApp
23 24 (7.52%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 63 (19.75%) MS Exchange
2 34 (10.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.96%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.39%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.82%) Lync
7 7 (2.19%) WorkSite
7 7 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.57%) IIS
10 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 137 (42.95%) MS Office
2 67 (21.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.63%) MS Project
5 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (2.51%) assyst
2 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.63%) Eikon
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.40%) VPN
2 24 (7.52%) Internet
3 22 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.27%) Firewall
5 19 (5.96%) DNS
5 19 (5.96%) DHCP
6 18 (5.64%) LAN
7 16 (5.02%) Wireless
7 16 (5.02%) WAN
8 6 (1.88%) VoIP
8 6 (1.88%) SAN
9 5 (1.57%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.57%) MPLS
10 4 (1.25%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.25%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.94%) Intranet
11 3 (0.94%) 3G
11 3 (0.94%) DSL
11 3 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.94%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.31%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (5.33%) MSI
General
1 107 (33.54%) Finance
2 62 (19.44%) Banking
3 24 (7.52%) Investment Banking
4 21 (6.58%) Law
4 21 (6.58%) Legal
5 17 (5.33%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.13%) Back Office
7 8 (2.51%) Spanish Language
8 6 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.25%) Front Office
9 4 (1.25%) Marketing
10 3 (0.94%) Retail
11 2 (0.63%) Advertising
11 2 (0.63%) French Language
12 1 (0.31%) German Language
12 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.31%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (27.90%) Analyst
2 69 (21.63%) Desktop Support
3 51 (15.99%) Desktop Engineer
4 47 (14.73%) Support Engineer
5 43 (13.48%) Support Analyst
6 30 (9.40%) Service Analyst
6 30 (9.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 29 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 28 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (6.58%) Desktop Analyst
10 19 (5.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 13 (4.08%) IT Support
12 12 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.76%) Consultant
13 10 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.82%) Project Manager
15 8 (2.51%) IT Support Analyst
15 8 (2.51%) Customer Engineer
15 8 (2.51%) Help Desk Analyst
16 7 (2.19%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.76%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) LAMP
3 1 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.31%) OCX
3 1 (0.31%) J2EE
3 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (28.53%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.90%) iPhone
3 16 (5.02%) iPad
4 14 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.76%) Handset
5 12 (3.76%) Hedge funds
6 10 (3.13%) Thin Client
6 10 (3.13%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.88%) PDA
8 5 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.25%) NHS
9 4 (1.25%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.94%) Celerra
10 3 (0.94%) Replication
10 3 (0.94%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 319 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (29.78%) Windows XP
3 93 (29.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (8.46%) Windows 8
6 20 (6.27%) Mac OS X
7 15 (4.70%) Apple iOS
8 14 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.76%) Linux
9 12 (3.76%) Android
10 10 (3.13%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.25%) UNIX
12 3 (0.94%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.63%) Fedora
13 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.48%) ITIL
2 34 (10.66%) Migration
3 18 (5.64%) Asset Management
4 15 (4.70%) Incident Management
5 12 (3.76%) Document Management
5 12 (3.76%) Software Deployment
6 8 (2.51%) Service Management
7 7 (2.19%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.19%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (2.19%) PRINCE2
8 6 (1.88%) Service Delivery
8 6 (1.88%) Change Control
9 5 (1.57%) Coaching
9 5 (1.57%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (1.57%) Use Case
9 5 (1.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (1.57%) Business Continuity
10 4 (1.25%) CRM
10 4 (1.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.58%) PowerShell
2 20 (6.27%) SQL
3 13 (4.08%) VBScript
4 11 (3.45%) VBA
5 10 (3.13%) VB
6 4 (1.25%) C#
6 4 (1.25%) VB6
7 2 (0.63%) C
7 2 (0.63%) Perl
8 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.31%) Java
8 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.39%) MCSE
3 13 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.76%) MCSA
5 11 (3.45%) MCITP
6 10 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.51%) MCP
7 8 (2.51%) CCNA
8 5 (1.57%) MOS
8 5 (1.57%) CCNP
9 4 (1.25%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.25%) MCDST
9 4 (1.25%) Degree
10 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.63%) MCTS
12 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.70%) SLA
2 4 (1.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 153 (47.96%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (7.52%) XenApp
5 20 (6.27%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.19%) vSphere
8 6 (1.88%) Xen
9 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.94%) Firmware
10 3 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.63%) XenServer
11 2 (0.63%) NLBS
12 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.31%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 43 (13.48%) SCCM
2 12 (3.76%) WSUS
3 9 (2.82%) SCOM
4 8 (2.51%) WMI
5 5 (1.57%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.94%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.94%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.94%) DameWare
6 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.63%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.31%) Nessus
8 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.31%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 133 (41.69%) Microsoft
2 64 (20.06%) Citrix
3 54 (16.93%) VMware
4 36 (11.29%) Cisco
5 28 (8.78%) Apple
6 26 (8.15%) Reuters
7 21 (6.58%) Bloomberg
8 17 (5.33%) Altiris
9 14 (4.39%) Lotus
10 12 (3.76%) HP
11 11 (3.45%) McAfee
12 9 (2.82%) LANDesk
13 8 (2.51%) Wyse
14 7 (2.19%) AppSense
14 7 (2.19%) Dell
15 5 (1.57%) FactSet
15 5 (1.57%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.57%) Interwoven
16 4 (1.25%) EMC
16 4 (1.25%) Symantec
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