The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 24 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 England 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 40 45 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2204 1685 1516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.43% 3.92% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.14% 18.30% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1000 696 652
Average daily rate £225 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 338 345
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10941 9208 11230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.01% 21.41% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6225 5006 5859
Average daily rate £350 £358 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 954 1089
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £39.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London +8 770 £250 -28.57% 82
South East +5 527 £200 -33.33% 52
South West +8 196 £300 +0.84% 21
North West +15 183 £224 -0.38% 13
East of England +5 155 £221 -1.66% 18
West Midlands +2 123 £240 +1.05% 14
Yorkshire -9 108 £180 -34.54% 7
East Midlands +4 106 £165 -17.50% 4
North East -17 24 £211 +50.89% 2
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4152 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (40.82%) Active Directory
3 1578 (38.01%) Microsoft
4 1516 (36.51%) Windows XP
5 1205 (29.02%) MS Office
6 784 (18.88%) Citrix
6 784 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 750 (18.06%) MS Excel
8 741 (17.85%) SCCM
9 726 (17.49%) Migration
10 669 (16.11%) ITIL
11 611 (14.72%) MS Exchange
12 541 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 519 (12.50%) Finance
14 496 (11.95%) Blackberry
15 490 (11.80%) VMware
16 401 (9.66%) Security Cleared
17 329 (7.92%) Windows 8
18 321 (7.73%) Microsoft App-V
19 308 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
20 305 (7.35%) SC Cleared
21 301 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
22 270 (6.50%) HP
23 268 (6.45%) Cisco
24 259 (6.24%) Banking
24 259 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
25 242 (5.83%) VPN
25 242 (5.83%) XenApp
26 239 (5.76%) Application Packaging
27 225 (5.42%) PowerShell

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 611 (14.72%) MS Exchange
2 259 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 211 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 156 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 153 (3.68%) IBM Notes
6 124 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 98 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 70 (1.69%) Lync
9 58 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 57 (1.37%) IIS
11 29 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
13 17 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.31%) WorkSite
14 13 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.29%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.26%) Apache
17 8 (0.19%) WebSphere
18 6 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 6 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1205 (29.02%) MS Office
2 750 (18.06%) MS Excel
3 67 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (1.16%) MS Project
5 37 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 12 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 11 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
9 10 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.096%) RoboHelp
13 3 (0.072%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.072%) InDesign
14 2 (0.048%) Vectorworks
14 2 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.024%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.024%) CATIA
15 1 (0.024%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 25 (0.60%) Eikon
2 16 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.14%) assyst
5 4 (0.096%) Khalix
5 4 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.072%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.072%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.048%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.048%) Line 500
7 2 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.024%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.024%) Maximo
8 1 (0.024%) BPCS
8 1 (0.024%) Agresso
8 1 (0.024%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.024%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.024%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 114 (2.75%) Office 365
2 13 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.17%) SaaS
4 6 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.096%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.072%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (5.83%) VPN
2 224 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 223 (5.37%) DNS
4 190 (4.58%) LAN
5 173 (4.17%) DHCP
6 165 (3.97%) Firewall
7 135 (3.25%) SAN
8 130 (3.13%) WAN
9 125 (3.01%) Internet
10 109 (2.63%) Wireless
11 80 (1.93%) VoIP
12 41 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
12 41 (0.99%) VLAN
13 29 (0.70%) IP Telephony
13 29 (0.70%) 3G
14 27 (0.65%) Intranet
14 27 (0.65%) NAS
15 26 (0.63%) NetScaler
16 25 (0.60%) HTTP
17 24 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 38 (0.92%) MS Access
5 18 (0.43%) Ingres
6 14 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.31%) MySQL
7 13 (0.31%) DTS
8 12 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.29%) QlikView
9 11 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (0.14%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.12%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.096%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.096%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 183 (4.41%) MSI
2 61 (1.47%) InstallShield
3 37 (0.89%) Wise Package Studio
4 30 (0.72%) AdminStudio
5 16 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 13 (0.31%) Ant
8 12 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
9 9 (0.22%) Subversion
10 5 (0.12%) JIRA
10 5 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (0.12%) Moq
11 4 (0.096%) Selenium
11 4 (0.096%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.096%) JMeter
11 4 (0.096%) NUnit
12 3 (0.072%) WinRunner
12 3 (0.072%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 519 (12.50%) Finance
2 259 (6.24%) Banking
3 95 (2.29%) Legal
4 94 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 93 (2.24%) Law
6 90 (2.17%) Retail
7 75 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 69 (1.66%) Local Government
9 67 (1.61%) Back Office
10 64 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 57 (1.37%) Front Office
12 48 (1.16%) French Language
13 24 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.43%) German Language
15 17 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 11 (0.26%) Italian Language
17 11 (0.26%) Advertising
17 11 (0.26%) Publishing
18 10 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 851 (20.50%) Analyst
2 623 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 595 (14.33%) Support Engineer
4 417 (10.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 402 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 386 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
7 250 (6.02%) Service Analyst
8 248 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 225 (5.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 220 (5.30%) Deployment Engineer
11 187 (4.50%) Desktop Analyst
12 181 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
12 181 (4.36%) Applications Packager
13 175 (4.21%) IT Support
14 159 (3.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 158 (3.81%) Project Manager
16 150 (3.61%) Consultant
17 144 (3.47%) Rollout Engineer
18 114 (2.75%) Help Desk Analyst
19 109 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (5.76%) Application Packaging
2 60 (1.45%) HTML
2 60 (1.45%) XML
3 52 (1.25%) .NET
4 32 (0.77%) WSH
5 30 (0.72%) Software Packaging
6 28 (0.67%) CSS
7 21 (0.51%) JSP
8 16 (0.39%) Flash
9 13 (0.31%) XSLT
9 13 (0.31%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.29%) Web Services
10 12 (0.29%) Ajax
10 12 (0.29%) Murex MxML
11 10 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (0.24%) J2EE
12 8 (0.19%) X-Windows
12 8 (0.19%) jQuery
12 8 (0.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 7 (0.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 496 (11.95%) Blackberry
2 92 (2.22%) iPhone
3 87 (2.10%) Fat Client
3 87 (2.10%) Thin Client
4 66 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 63 (1.52%) NHS
6 53 (1.28%) iPad
7 49 (1.18%) Hedge funds
8 44 (1.06%) Clustering
9 34 (0.82%) Statistics
9 34 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
10 33 (0.79%) E-Learning
11 32 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 27 (0.65%) Replication
13 25 (0.60%) CMDB
14 24 (0.58%) PDA
15 22 (0.53%) Fixed Income
16 19 (0.46%) Handset
17 18 (0.43%) EPoS
17 18 (0.43%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4152 (100.00%) Windows
2 1516 (36.51%) Windows XP
3 784 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 541 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 329 (7.92%) Windows 8
6 169 (4.07%) Windows Vista
7 159 (3.83%) Linux
8 132 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (1.73%) Mac OS X
10 70 (1.69%) Windows 2000
11 65 (1.57%) UNIX
12 62 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 47 (1.13%) Android
14 34 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
15 25 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (0.55%) NetWare
17 22 (0.53%) Solaris
18 14 (0.34%) Windows NT
19 12 (0.29%) Mac OS
20 10 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (17.49%) Migration
2 669 (16.11%) ITIL
3 143 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 142 (3.42%) Incident Management
5 122 (2.94%) Project Management
6 112 (2.70%) Service Management
7 99 (2.38%) Change Management
8 98 (2.36%) PRINCE2
9 92 (2.22%) Service Delivery
10 80 (1.93%) ITSM
10 80 (1.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (1.81%) Asset Management
12 68 (1.64%) Problem Management
12 68 (1.64%) Time Management
13 66 (1.59%) Document Management
14 55 (1.32%) Software Deployment
15 44 (1.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 34 (0.82%) Capacity Planning
16 34 (0.82%) Test Scripting
16 34 (0.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 225 (5.42%) PowerShell
2 218 (5.25%) SQL
3 132 (3.18%) VBScript
4 120 (2.89%) VB
5 71 (1.71%) Java
6 55 (1.32%) C#
7 39 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 32 (0.77%) VBA
8 32 (0.77%) C
9 31 (0.75%) Perl
10 26 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 24 (0.58%) C++
12 21 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 21 (0.51%) Scala
13 18 (0.43%) Python
14 16 (0.39%) VB6
15 14 (0.34%) Ruby
16 12 (0.29%) ActionScript
16 12 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
17 7 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 401 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 308 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 305 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 141 (3.40%) MCSE
5 138 (3.32%) MCP
6 83 (2.00%) Degree
7 55 (1.32%) MCITP
7 55 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 48 (1.16%) MCSA
9 43 (1.04%) MCTS
10 41 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 36 (0.87%) MCDST
12 32 (0.77%) A+ Certification
13 27 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 26 (0.63%) ISEB
15 21 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 17 (0.41%) CCNA
16 17 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 16 (0.39%) PMI Certification
17 16 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (4.89%) SLA
2 59 (1.42%) QA
3 12 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.096%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.096%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.024%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1695 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 321 (7.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 301 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 242 (5.83%) XenApp
5 137 (3.30%) Hyper-V
6 133 (3.20%) XenDesktop
7 59 (1.42%) vSphere
8 40 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 39 (0.94%) VMware ESX
10 25 (0.60%) XenServer
11 22 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (0.48%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.29%) UAG
14 11 (0.26%) NFS
15 10 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.22%) IAG
16 9 (0.22%) MetaFrame
16 9 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.17%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 741 (17.85%) SCCM
2 98 (2.36%) WSUS
3 65 (1.57%) SCOM
4 54 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 50 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 50 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 47 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 44 (1.06%) AppDNA
8 24 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 23 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (0.51%) SCVMM
11 19 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
12 18 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 18 (0.43%) Unicenter
13 16 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 15 (0.36%) WMI
15 14 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
17 11 (0.26%) SCDPM
17 11 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1578 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 784 (18.88%) Citrix
3 490 (11.80%) VMware
4 270 (6.50%) HP
5 268 (6.45%) Cisco
6 161 (3.88%) Lotus
7 130 (3.13%) AppSense
8 120 (2.89%) Apple
9 118 (2.84%) Dell
10 108 (2.60%) Symantec
11 91 (2.19%) Reuters
12 86 (2.07%) Oracle
13 82 (1.97%) Bloomberg
14 68 (1.64%) Altiris
15 62 (1.49%) Remedy
16 60 (1.45%) LANDesk
17 51 (1.23%) McAfee
18 50 (1.20%) Novell
19 42 (1.01%) Adobe
20 41 (0.99%) CA
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour + market rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £19 - £21.25 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Skye Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £180 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £24 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday