The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 17 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 4.81% 14.85% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.73% 65.22% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £285 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £288 £263
% change year-on-year
-23.47% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 4
Average hourly rate £29.50 £11.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.18% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £15.00 £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Windows 7
North East

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

Operating Systems Category
Durham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 21.15% 22.77% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
Average daily rate £280 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Durham

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Durham

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Durham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Durham region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Durham

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Durham

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 Durham region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hartlepool - 3 - -
Darlington - - - -
Windows 7
North East

Windows 7
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Durham 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) CAD
3 4 (66.67%) AutoCAD
3 4 (66.67%) MicroStation
4 3 (50.00%) ERP
5 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) Mitel
6 1 (16.67%) Life Science
6 1 (16.67%) Dutch Language
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) SmartPlant
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Durham 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) AutoCAD
1 4 (66.67%) MicroStation
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SmartPlant
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) CAD
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Mitel