The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Devon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 20 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 17 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 6.77% 8.84% 12.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 45.71% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 14
Average daily rate £148 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.57% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £225 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.34 £17.10 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.82% -14.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 20.32% 19.34% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 28
Average daily rate £250 £285 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £158 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £363 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.84 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.40% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.20 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £125.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Devon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Devon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +5 11 £119 -58.33% 1
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows XP
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (35.71%) MS Office
6 9 (32.14%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
9 6 (21.43%) HP
10 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
11 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (14.29%) Office 365
11 4 (14.29%) Time Management
11 4 (14.29%) Compaq
11 4 (14.29%) Dell
11 4 (14.29%) VoIP
12 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
12 3 (10.71%) Scrum
12 3 (10.71%) Migration
12 3 (10.71%) Kanban
12 3 (10.71%) Data Management
12 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (10.71%) SCCM
13 2 (7.14%) XenApp
13 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
13 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) MS Access
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Desktop Support
3 9 (32.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (17.86%) Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Consultant
9 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
9 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows XP
3 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) AIX
5 2 (7.14%) HPUX
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Time Management
2 3 (10.71%) Scrum
2 3 (10.71%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Kanban
2 3 (10.71%) Data Management
2 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.57%) Validation
3 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.57%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) VB
1 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) MCSA
1 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
3 6 (21.43%) HP
4 4 (14.29%) Compaq
4 4 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 2 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) Novell