The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 East Midlands 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 25 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 105 69 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.51% 5.34% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.70% 24.82% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 20
Average daily rate £175 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.55 £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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
342 278 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.20% 21.53% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 99 119
Average daily rate £245 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 57 50
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £27.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands 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
Leicestershire +6 32 £185 - 2
Nottinghamshire +11 25 £238 +26.66% 5
Northamptonshire +4 23 £300 +172.72% 3
Lincolnshire +6 13 £145 - 2
Derbyshire -15 9 £110 -45.00%
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (55.98%) Windows XP
3 101 (54.89%) Active Directory
4 81 (44.02%) Microsoft
5 68 (36.96%) MS Office
6 35 (19.02%) Novell
7 33 (17.93%) Migration
8 31 (16.85%) MS Exchange
9 30 (16.30%) HP
10 29 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (14.67%) Citrix
11 27 (14.67%) VMware
12 25 (13.59%) Blackberry
13 22 (11.96%) SCCM
14 21 (11.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 21 (11.41%) VPN
14 21 (11.41%) ITIL
15 20 (10.87%) MS Excel
15 20 (10.87%) Windows 2000
15 20 (10.87%) XenDesktop
16 19 (10.33%) PowerShell
16 19 (10.33%) ITSM
17 18 (9.78%) IBM Notes
17 18 (9.78%) VBScript
17 18 (9.78%) NetWare
17 18 (9.78%) Lotus
17 18 (9.78%) ServiceCenter
17 18 (9.78%) Apple iOS
17 18 (9.78%) Windows Vista
17 18 (9.78%) Windows 8

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 31 (16.85%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (9.78%) IBM Notes
4 10 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.72%) Lync
6 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.09%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.54%) Site Server
Applications
1 68 (36.96%) MS Office
2 20 (10.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.41%) VPN
2 11 (5.98%) SAN
3 9 (4.89%) VLAN
3 9 (4.89%) Firewall
4 6 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.72%) Wireless
6 4 (2.17%) DNS
6 4 (2.17%) LAN
7 3 (1.63%) WAN
7 3 (1.63%) DHCP
7 3 (1.63%) Internet
8 1 (0.54%) Network Security
8 1 (0.54%) PABX
8 1 (0.54%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.54%) VoIP
8 1 (0.54%) WLAN
8 1 (0.54%) Broadband
8 1 (0.54%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.63%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) MSI
1 2 (1.09%) NUnit
1 2 (1.09%) Moq
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (2.17%) Retail
2 2 (1.09%) Finance
2 2 (1.09%) Back Office
3 1 (0.54%) Local Government
3 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.54%) Games
3 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (26.63%) Support Engineer
2 21 (11.41%) Deployment Engineer
3 18 (9.78%) Analyst
4 15 (8.15%) IT Support
5 14 (7.61%) Rollout Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) IT Support Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.43%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.43%) Consultant
9 8 (4.35%) SCCM Consultant
10 7 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.26%) Migration Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (2.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (2.72%) Service Analyst
13 4 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.63%) X-Windows
2 3 (1.63%) .NET
3 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.09%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.09%) NHibernate
3 2 (1.09%) StructureMap
3 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.54%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.54%) WPF
4 1 (0.54%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.54%) WinForms
4 1 (0.54%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.59%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.43%) Thin Client
2 10 (5.43%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.72%) NHS
4 2 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.54%) FMCG
5 1 (0.54%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (0.54%) iPad
5 1 (0.54%) Online Games
5 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.54%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (55.98%) Windows XP
3 20 (10.87%) Windows 2000
4 18 (9.78%) NetWare
4 18 (9.78%) Apple iOS
4 18 (9.78%) Windows Vista
4 18 (9.78%) Windows 8
5 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.93%) Migration
2 21 (11.41%) ITIL
3 19 (10.33%) ITSM
4 3 (1.63%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (1.63%) Service Delivery
4 3 (1.63%) Scrum
5 2 (1.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (1.09%) MVC
5 2 (1.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (1.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (0.54%) Unit Testing
6 1 (0.54%) Software Engineering
6 1 (0.54%) Incident Management
6 1 (0.54%) Data Protection
6 1 (0.54%) Problem Management
6 1 (0.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (0.54%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (0.54%) Project Management
6 1 (0.54%) Change Management
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.33%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.78%) VBScript
3 4 (2.17%) C#
4 2 (1.09%) SQL
5 1 (0.54%) VB
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.26%) MCSE
2 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.63%) MCITP
4 3 (1.63%) MCP
5 2 (1.09%) ISEB
5 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) Degree
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) CCEE
6 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CNE
6 1 (0.54%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 101 (54.89%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.87%) XenDesktop
3 12 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) XenApp
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (11.96%) SCCM
2 18 (9.78%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (3.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.54%) SCOM
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 81 (44.02%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.02%) Novell
3 30 (16.30%) HP
4 27 (14.67%) Citrix
4 27 (14.67%) VMware
5 18 (9.78%) Lotus
6 12 (6.52%) Cisco
7 9 (4.89%) Dell
8 7 (3.80%) Mercator
9 2 (1.09%) Symantec
9 2 (1.09%) Altiris
10 1 (0.54%) AppSense
10 1 (0.54%) SAP
10 1 (0.54%) Apple
10 1 (0.54%) Remedy
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