The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 55 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1533 1895 1399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.30% 4.31% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.40% 19.22% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 793 598
Average daily rate
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£195 £240 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £260
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 438 324
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.78 £28.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -3.33%
Windows 7
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10645 9860 9025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.92% 22.42% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6292 5512 4817
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 912 1031
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
London -21 565 £205 -31.66% 138
South East -13 393 £233 +9.41% 99
South West 0 129 £174 +11.93% 16
East of England -8 107 £155 -18.42% 25
West Midlands -4 97 £153 -44.54% 13
North West -10 92 £225 -10.00% 40
Yorkshire -16 64 £198 +23.43% 39
East Midlands +3 63 £153 +38.63% 7
North East -32 14 £160 -25.58% 2
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3583 (100.00%) Windows
2 1617 (45.13%) Active Directory
3 1348 (37.62%) Microsoft
4 1238 (34.55%) MS Office
5 1077 (30.06%) Windows XP
6 734 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 696 (19.43%) Citrix
8 691 (19.29%) MS Excel
9 605 (16.89%) SCCM
10 589 (16.44%) ITIL
11 537 (14.99%) Migration
12 518 (14.46%) MS Exchange
13 498 (13.90%) Finance
14 484 (13.51%) Blackberry
15 459 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 434 (12.11%) VMware
17 410 (11.44%) Security Cleared
18 380 (10.61%) Windows 8
19 292 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 286 (7.98%) SC Cleared
21 264 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
22 254 (7.09%) Cisco
23 251 (7.01%) TCP/IP
24 249 (6.95%) LAN
25 245 (6.84%) SQL
25 245 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
26 231 (6.45%) DNS
27 228 (6.36%) HP
28 225 (6.28%) VPN
28 225 (6.28%) SLA

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 518 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 214 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 188 (5.25%) SharePoint
4 143 (3.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 119 (3.32%) Lync
6 110 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 106 (2.96%) IBM Notes
8 84 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 59 (1.65%) IIS
10 43 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 37 (1.03%) WorkSite
12 21 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.28%) Apache
16 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 4 (0.11%) CMS
18 3 (0.084%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1238 (34.55%) MS Office
2 691 (19.29%) MS Excel
3 43 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.00%) MS Project
6 32 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.084%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.084%) Quicktime
9 3 (0.084%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (0.084%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.056%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.056%) Maya
10 2 (0.056%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.056%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.028%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (0.56%) Eikon
2 18 (0.50%) assyst
3 8 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.11%) ENOVIA
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.056%) Maximo
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.028%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.028%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.028%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 75 (2.09%) Office 365
2 8 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.17%) SaaS
5 5 (0.14%) IaaS
6 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.084%) GitHub
7 3 (0.084%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.028%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.028%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 251 (7.01%) TCP/IP
2 249 (6.95%) LAN
3 231 (6.45%) DNS
4 225 (6.28%) VPN
5 216 (6.03%) WAN
6 201 (5.61%) DHCP
7 141 (3.94%) Firewall
8 110 (3.07%) Internet
9 91 (2.54%) VoIP
10 87 (2.43%) SAN
11 85 (2.37%) Wireless
12 46 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (0.87%) VLAN
14 25 (0.70%) MPLS
14 25 (0.70%) 3G
14 25 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (0.67%) Broadband
16 22 (0.61%) NetScaler
17 21 (0.59%) NAS
18 19 (0.53%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (0.59%) MS Access
5 19 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (0.42%) MySQL
7 10 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (0.22%) DB2
9 7 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.11%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.084%) SQL Server 7
11 3 (0.084%) EDMS
11 3 (0.084%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.084%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.084%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.056%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.056%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.056%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.056%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 127 (3.54%) MSI
2 17 (0.47%) StarTeam
3 13 (0.36%) AdminStudio
4 12 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 8 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.22%) Subversion
8 5 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
9 4 (0.11%) Trac
9 4 (0.11%) JIRA
9 4 (0.11%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.084%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.084%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.084%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.084%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.056%) GitLab
11 2 (0.056%) VisualVM
11 2 (0.056%) FishEye
11 2 (0.056%) SoapUI
General
1 498 (13.90%) Finance
2 185 (5.16%) Banking
3 122 (3.40%) Law
4 116 (3.24%) Legal
5 76 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 70 (1.95%) Retail
7 50 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 39 (1.09%) Back Office
9 31 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.47%) French Language
12 16 (0.45%) Advertising
13 15 (0.42%) Local Government
14 13 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 13 (0.36%) Marketing
15 12 (0.33%) Front Office
15 12 (0.33%) Military
16 10 (0.28%) Publishing
17 9 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 980 (27.35%) Analyst
2 521 (14.54%) Support Engineer
3 520 (14.51%) Desktop Support
4 422 (11.78%) Support Analyst
5 406 (11.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 405 (11.30%) Service Analyst
7 386 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 330 (9.21%) Desktop Engineer
9 220 (6.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 188 (5.25%) 1st Line Support
11 187 (5.22%) IT Support
12 171 (4.77%) Rollout Engineer
13 141 (3.94%) Desktop Analyst
14 136 (3.80%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 122 (3.40%) Help Desk Analyst
16 113 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
17 108 (3.01%) Deployment Engineer
17 108 (3.01%) Project Manager
18 103 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 100 (2.79%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (2.96%) Application Packaging
2 66 (1.84%) .NET
3 27 (0.75%) XML
4 20 (0.56%) HTML
5 17 (0.47%) STL
6 16 (0.45%) X-Windows
7 15 (0.42%) CSS
8 14 (0.39%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.36%) XMPP
10 12 (0.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (0.22%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.20%) JSP
12 7 (0.20%) ODBC
12 7 (0.20%) Software Packaging
12 7 (0.20%) jQuery
12 7 (0.20%) WebSockets
13 6 (0.17%) HTML5
13 6 (0.17%) CSS3
13 6 (0.17%) Web Services
13 6 (0.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 484 (13.51%) Blackberry
2 162 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (2.68%) NHS
4 91 (2.54%) iPhone
5 81 (2.26%) iPad
6 74 (2.07%) Thin Client
6 74 (2.07%) Fat Client
7 56 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 49 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
9 38 (1.06%) Clustering
10 35 (0.98%) PDA
10 35 (0.98%) Hedge funds
11 33 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 32 (0.89%) Smartphone
13 29 (0.81%) Handset
14 22 (0.61%) FMCG
15 17 (0.47%) Fixed Income
15 17 (0.47%) Computer Science
15 17 (0.47%) Open Source
16 15 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3583 (100.00%) Windows
2 1077 (30.06%) Windows XP
3 734 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 459 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 380 (10.61%) Windows 8
6 245 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 143 (3.99%) Windows Vista
8 123 (3.43%) Linux
9 98 (2.74%) Mac OS X
10 80 (2.23%) Apple iOS
11 79 (2.20%) UNIX
12 77 (2.15%) Android
13 38 (1.06%) Windows 2000
14 25 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
16 21 (0.59%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.33%) Solaris
18 10 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.28%) Windows NT
18 10 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (16.44%) ITIL
2 537 (14.99%) Migration
3 135 (3.77%) Incident Management
4 110 (3.07%) Service Management
5 104 (2.90%) Service Delivery
6 97 (2.71%) Project Management
7 90 (2.51%) Asset Management
8 72 (2.01%) Problem Management
9 69 (1.93%) Time Management
10 66 (1.84%) Document Management
11 62 (1.73%) Configuration Management
12 60 (1.67%) PRINCE2
13 59 (1.65%) Data Migration
13 59 (1.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 51 (1.42%) Change Management
15 48 (1.34%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (1.31%) Disaster Recovery
16 47 (1.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (1.28%) Validation
18 36 (1.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 245 (6.84%) SQL
2 161 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 99 (2.76%) VB
4 94 (2.62%) VBScript
5 61 (1.70%) Java
6 44 (1.23%) C#
7 39 (1.09%) C
8 36 (1.00%) Python
9 31 (0.87%) VBA
10 26 (0.73%) C++
11 24 (0.67%) JavaScript
12 22 (0.61%) Perl
13 20 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.25%) Korn
14 9 (0.25%) Bourne shell
15 8 (0.22%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.17%) VB6
16 6 (0.17%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.14%) RPG
18 4 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 410 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 286 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 264 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 141 (3.94%) MCSE
5 102 (2.85%) MCP
6 81 (2.26%) DV Cleared
7 66 (1.84%) A+ Certification
8 50 (1.40%) Degree
8 50 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (1.34%) MCITP
10 47 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 47 (1.31%) MCSA
11 43 (1.20%) CCNA
12 36 (1.00%) MCDST
13 29 (0.81%) MOS
14 20 (0.56%) MCTS
14 20 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
17 13 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (6.28%) SLA
2 36 (1.00%) QA
3 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.14%) COBIT
5 4 (0.11%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.084%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.028%) HL7
7 1 (0.028%) DICOM
7 1 (0.028%) P3O
System Software
1 1617 (45.13%) Active Directory
2 292 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 178 (4.97%) XenApp
5 128 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 106 (2.96%) XenDesktop
7 65 (1.81%) vSphere
8 38 (1.06%) VMware ESX
9 33 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 25 (0.70%) NFS
10 25 (0.70%) Xen
11 23 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
12 18 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (0.47%) Terminal Server
13 17 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 14 (0.39%) XenServer
15 10 (0.28%) NLBS
15 10 (0.28%) MetaFrame
16 7 (0.20%) Samba
17 6 (0.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 605 (16.89%) SCCM
2 64 (1.79%) WSUS
3 51 (1.42%) SCOM
4 50 (1.40%) Backup Exec
5 48 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 47 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 40 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (0.70%) NetBackup
9 24 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 20 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 19 (0.53%) Tivoli
12 18 (0.50%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 14 (0.39%) ZENworks
14 13 (0.36%) Nagios
14 13 (0.36%) WMI
15 12 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
16 11 (0.31%) EdgeSight
17 10 (0.28%) SCDPM
17 10 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1348 (37.62%) Microsoft
2 696 (19.43%) Citrix
3 434 (12.11%) VMware
4 254 (7.09%) Cisco
5 228 (6.36%) HP
6 147 (4.10%) Symantec
7 119 (3.32%) Apple
8 107 (2.99%) Dell
9 105 (2.93%) Lotus
10 101 (2.82%) McAfee
11 89 (2.48%) Oracle
11 89 (2.48%) Remedy
12 82 (2.29%) Reuters
13 80 (2.23%) AppSense
14 74 (2.07%) Bloomberg
15 67 (1.87%) Altiris
16 50 (1.40%) Sophos
17 46 (1.28%) NetApp
18 42 (1.17%) EMC
19 38 (1.06%) Avaya
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £230 per day
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Rate: £140 - £170 per day
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Rate: £139 per day
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Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £100.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
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Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £150 per day
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Rate: £100 - £140 per day
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