The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 11 17 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 25 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.00% 8.00% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.25% 35.90% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £108 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £175 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £268
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.62 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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 Dorset region.

Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 39 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 29.20% 22.29% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 38
Average daily rate £393 £175 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.28% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £110 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £488 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.62 £18.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -51.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.10 £10.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £23.40 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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
Bournemouth +8 9 £500 +354.54% 1
Poole 0 3 £173 -1.42% 1
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
2 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.21%) Application Packaging
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
7 3 (9.09%) Apple
7 3 (9.09%) MSI
7 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.09%) ITIL
7 3 (9.09%) C
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
8 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.06%) SCCM
8 2 (6.06%) Firewall
8 2 (6.06%) Computacenter
8 2 (6.06%) MCP
8 2 (6.06%) DNS
8 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
8 2 (6.06%) Citrix
8 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Customer Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Applications Packager
2 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Auditor
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.03%) Time Management
3 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.03%) Service Management
3 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C
2 1 (3.03%) C++
2 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) MCP
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MCSA
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MOS
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Apple
3 2 (6.06%) Computacenter
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.03%) Remedy
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) HP