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 4 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 8 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 9.89% 11.29% 18.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.14% 53.85% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£154 £373 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.78% +24.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £361 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £385 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.96% +20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.45 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.36 £15.05 £11.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -0.85%
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
28 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 30.77% 20.97% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Average daily rate £238 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £353 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.96% +20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.50 £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) MCSA
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Dell
1 2 (16.67%) Lotus