The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 29 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 3.56% 2.28% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.92% 10.53% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£175 £225 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -40.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.60 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Windows 7
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 25.57% 21.67% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 14
Average daily rate £300 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £341 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -7.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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 4 August 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter 0 4 £175 - 1
Barnstaple - 4 - -
Tiverton - 1 - -
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 17 (60.71%) MS Office
3 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) Novell
5 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 3 (10.71%) VLAN
8 3 (10.71%) CMDB
8 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco
8 3 (10.71%) CCNA
8 3 (10.71%) ITIL
8 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.71%) Firewall
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (10.71%) HP
9 2 (7.14%) Compaq
9 2 (7.14%) Dell
9 2 (7.14%) Citrix
9 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (7.14%) SAN
9 2 (7.14%) PDA
9 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (7.14%) Replication
9 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
9 2 (7.14%) SharePoint

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (60.71%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) VLAN
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Desktop Support
2 11 (39.29%) Support Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (35.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support Technician
4 3 (10.71%) Support Technician
4 3 (10.71%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) PDA
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
1 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.57%) Service Management
2 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNA
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Novell
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Compaq
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Veeam
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint