The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 21 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 92 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.12% 4.10% 3.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.14% 20.37% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.33% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £110 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £263 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £290 £263
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 10 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.44 £10.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.65 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Windows 7
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
352 324 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.40% 20.11% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 160 119
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 67
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 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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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
Leicestershire +15 23 £200 +40.35% 2
Derbyshire +13 21 £330 +82.06% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 20 £205 -50.60% 4
Northamptonshire +10 15 £210 +90.90%
Lincolnshire +2 6 £95 -55.29%
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (46.00%) Windows XP
3 91 (45.50%) Active Directory
4 85 (42.50%) Microsoft
5 62 (31.00%) MS Office
6 32 (16.00%) Migration
6 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (14.50%) SCCM
8 27 (13.50%) ITIL
9 26 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (12.00%) Security Cleared
11 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
12 21 (10.50%) SC Cleared
13 20 (10.00%) VMware
13 20 (10.00%) Citrix
14 18 (9.00%) MS Exchange
15 16 (8.00%) HP
16 15 (7.50%) Blackberry
16 15 (7.50%) Cisco
16 15 (7.50%) Application Packaging
17 14 (7.00%) Hyper-V
18 13 (6.50%) SQL Server
18 13 (6.50%) Lync
18 13 (6.50%) Windows 8
19 12 (6.00%) Office 365
19 12 (6.00%) SharePoint
19 12 (6.00%) LAN
19 12 (6.00%) WAN
19 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (6.00%) MSI

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.50%) Lync
3 12 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.50%) IIS
8 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.50%) Apache
9 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.50%) Site Server
Applications
1 62 (31.00%) MS Office
2 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.50%) CATIA
5 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.00%) LAN
1 12 (6.00%) WAN
2 10 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.00%) Wireless
3 9 (4.50%) Firewall
4 6 (3.00%) VLAN
4 6 (3.00%) SAN
5 4 (2.00%) VPN
6 3 (1.50%) VoIP
6 3 (1.50%) Network Security
7 2 (1.00%) Internet
7 2 (1.00%) DHCP
7 2 (1.00%) DNS
8 1 (0.50%) Broadband
8 1 (0.50%) ISDN
8 1 (0.50%) WLAN
8 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.50%) MPLS
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.50%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.00%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) MS Access
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (6.00%) MSI
2 10 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (2.00%) NUnit
3 4 (2.00%) Moq
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Toad
4 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (3.50%) Retail
2 3 (1.50%) Finance
3 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Publishing
4 1 (0.50%) Games
4 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (22.00%) Analyst
2 30 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 19 (9.50%) Support Analyst
6 18 (9.00%) IT Support
7 16 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (8.00%) Service Analyst
8 14 (7.00%) Desktop Support
9 12 (6.00%) Rollout Engineer
9 12 (6.00%) Applications Packager
10 11 (5.50%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (4.00%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.50%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.50%) Application Packaging
2 9 (4.50%) WSH
3 6 (3.00%) .NET
4 4 (2.00%) NHibernate
4 4 (2.00%) StructureMap
4 4 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.00%) WinForms
6 1 (0.50%) EDI
6 1 (0.50%) XML
6 1 (0.50%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.50%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.50%) NHS
2 7 (3.50%) Thin Client
2 7 (3.50%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.50%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.00%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) Handset
6 1 (0.50%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.50%) PDA
6 1 (0.50%) Online Games
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (46.00%) Windows XP
3 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (13.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.50%) Windows 8
6 11 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.50%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.50%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.50%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.00%) UNIX
10 2 (1.00%) Linux
11 1 (0.50%) CentOS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.00%) Migration
2 27 (13.50%) ITIL
3 6 (3.00%) Scrum
4 5 (2.50%) Project Management
5 4 (2.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.00%) MVC
6 3 (1.50%) Service Management
7 2 (1.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (1.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (1.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (0.50%) ERP
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.50%) Change Management
8 1 (0.50%) ITSM
8 1 (0.50%) Software Deployment
8 1 (0.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (0.50%) Software Engineering
8 1 (0.50%) Problem Management
8 1 (0.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.50%) VB
2 7 (3.50%) C#
3 5 (2.50%) SQL
3 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.00%) VBScript
5 2 (1.00%) C
6 1 (0.50%) C++
6 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.50%) MCITP
5 2 (1.00%) Degree
5 2 (1.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.00%) MCSE
5 2 (1.00%) MCP
6 1 (0.50%) Dell Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MCDST
6 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (45.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (5.00%) XenApp
4 10 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (4.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.00%) vSphere
6 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.50%) XenServer
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (14.50%) SCCM
2 9 (4.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.50%) Control-M
5 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 85 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.00%) VMware
2 20 (10.00%) Citrix
3 16 (8.00%) HP
4 15 (7.50%) Cisco
5 8 (4.00%) Dell
5 8 (4.00%) Novell
6 6 (3.00%) Remedy
7 4 (2.00%) Symantec
8 2 (1.00%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.00%) Altiris
8 2 (1.00%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.00%) Lotus
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle
9 1 (0.50%) SAP
9 1 (0.50%) IBM
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.50%) Apple
9 1 (0.50%) AppSense
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