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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 54 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1626 2087 1608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.34% 4.41% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.23% 20.34% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 870 662
Average daily rate
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£211 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.25% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 484 336
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £24.00 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
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
10674 10263 8848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.95% 21.70% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6090 5680 4753
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 907 1002 957
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -19 583 £200 -21.56% 119
South East -5 453 £276 +45.26% 76
North West -22 118 £270 +20.00% 40
South West -10 113 £163 -26.13% 36
East of England -15 110 £160 -31.91% 18
West Midlands -8 89 £160 -33.33% 18
Yorkshire -32 73 £143 -18.57% 22
East Midlands -18 61 £198 +28.45% 12
North East +5 23 £320 +33.33% 7
Midlands -9 2 £450 +95.65%
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3381 (100.00%) Windows
2 1604 (47.44%) Active Directory
3 1305 (38.60%) Microsoft
4 1133 (33.51%) MS Office
5 960 (28.39%) Windows XP
6 709 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 678 (20.05%) Citrix
8 628 (18.57%) MS Excel
8 628 (18.57%) SCCM
9 569 (16.83%) ITIL
10 497 (14.70%) MS Exchange
11 465 (13.75%) Migration
12 445 (13.16%) VMware
13 440 (13.01%) Security Cleared
14 425 (12.57%) Finance
15 415 (12.27%) Windows 8
16 413 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 409 (12.10%) Blackberry
18 304 (8.99%) SC Cleared
19 277 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 275 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
21 267 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
22 234 (6.92%) SQL
23 228 (6.74%) Cisco
24 224 (6.63%) DNS
25 223 (6.60%) LAN
26 222 (6.57%) TCP/IP
27 210 (6.21%) VPN
28 200 (5.92%) SLA
28 200 (5.92%) WAN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 497 (14.70%) MS Exchange
2 199 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 131 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 103 (3.05%) Lync
6 86 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 86 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 84 (2.48%) IBM Notes
8 56 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 55 (1.63%) IIS
10 37 (1.09%) WorkSite
11 30 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.27%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.18%) Confluence
15 6 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.18%) Apache
16 5 (0.15%) JBoss
16 5 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1133 (33.51%) MS Office
2 628 (18.57%) MS Excel
3 44 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (1.01%) MS Project
6 17 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.089%) Quicktime
8 3 (0.089%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.059%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.059%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.059%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.059%) Maya
9 2 (0.059%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.030%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.38%) assyst
2 8 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.21%) Eikon
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.059%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.059%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.030%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.030%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.030%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.030%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.030%) RiskWrite
6 1 (0.030%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 93 (2.75%) Office 365
2 8 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.24%) Google Apps
3 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.089%) IaaS
4 3 (0.089%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.059%) Yammer
5 2 (0.059%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 224 (6.63%) DNS
2 223 (6.60%) LAN
3 222 (6.57%) TCP/IP
4 210 (6.21%) VPN
5 200 (5.92%) WAN
6 181 (5.35%) DHCP
7 152 (4.50%) Firewall
8 110 (3.25%) Internet
9 81 (2.40%) VoIP
10 80 (2.37%) Wireless
11 73 (2.16%) SAN
12 46 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (1.04%) MPLS
14 31 (0.92%) NAS
15 30 (0.89%) ATM
16 28 (0.83%) VLAN
17 25 (0.74%) NetScaler
18 21 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
19 18 (0.53%) FTP
20 17 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 30 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (0.62%) MySQL
4 18 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.24%) FileMaker
7 7 (0.21%) MS Access
7 7 (0.21%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.15%) DB2
8 5 (0.15%) IDOL
8 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.12%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.089%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.089%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.089%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.089%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.059%) EDMS
11 2 (0.059%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.059%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 116 (3.43%) MSI
2 20 (0.59%) StarTeam
3 14 (0.41%) InstallShield
4 13 (0.38%) AdminStudio
5 10 (0.30%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.15%) IntelliJ
7 5 (0.15%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.15%) FishEye
7 5 (0.15%) VisualVM
7 5 (0.15%) GitLab
8 4 (0.12%) Subversion
8 4 (0.12%) Trac
8 4 (0.12%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.089%) JIRA
9 3 (0.089%) WinRunner
9 3 (0.089%) TestDirector
General
1 425 (12.57%) Finance
2 145 (4.29%) Banking
3 105 (3.11%) Law
4 89 (2.63%) Legal
5 78 (2.31%) Retail
6 72 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 32 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 32 (0.95%) Back Office
9 22 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.47%) Local Government
10 16 (0.47%) Spanish Language
11 13 (0.38%) French Language
12 12 (0.35%) Marketing
13 10 (0.30%) Advertising
13 10 (0.30%) Publishing
14 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.27%) Japanese Language
15 8 (0.24%) German Language
15 8 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 891 (26.35%) Analyst
2 510 (15.08%) Desktop Support
3 494 (14.61%) Support Engineer
4 394 (11.65%) Service Analyst
5 389 (11.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 379 (11.21%) Support Analyst
7 368 (10.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 300 (8.87%) Desktop Engineer
9 209 (6.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 180 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
11 174 (5.15%) IT Support
12 139 (4.11%) Rollout Engineer
13 129 (3.82%) Desktop Analyst
14 120 (3.55%) Deployment Engineer
14 120 (3.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 109 (3.22%) Help Desk Analyst
16 104 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 104 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 99 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
18 98 (2.90%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.14%) Application Packaging
2 59 (1.75%) .NET
3 25 (0.74%) HTML
4 23 (0.68%) XML
5 14 (0.41%) X-Windows
6 13 (0.38%) ASP.NET
6 13 (0.38%) CSS
7 6 (0.18%) STL
8 5 (0.15%) JSP
8 5 (0.15%) Middleware
8 5 (0.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 4 (0.12%) HTML5
9 4 (0.12%) CSS3
9 4 (0.12%) WebSockets
9 4 (0.12%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.12%) APPC
9 4 (0.12%) WSH
9 4 (0.12%) XSLT
9 4 (0.12%) Flash
9 4 (0.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 409 (12.10%) Blackberry
2 148 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (2.96%) NHS
4 99 (2.93%) iPhone
5 82 (2.43%) iPad
6 60 (1.77%) Fat Client
6 60 (1.77%) Thin Client
7 51 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 36 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 33 (0.98%) Clustering
9 33 (0.98%) Smartphone
10 32 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 30 (0.89%) Handset
11 30 (0.89%) PDA
12 25 (0.74%) Hedge funds
13 19 (0.56%) FMCG
13 19 (0.56%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.47%) Open Source
15 15 (0.44%) Replication
16 12 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3381 (100.00%) Windows
2 960 (28.39%) Windows XP
3 709 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 415 (12.27%) Windows 8
5 413 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 275 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 122 (3.61%) Windows Vista
8 114 (3.37%) Linux
9 101 (2.99%) Mac OS X
10 89 (2.63%) Android
11 74 (2.19%) Apple iOS
12 71 (2.10%) UNIX
13 28 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 24 (0.71%) Windows 2000
15 21 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.56%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.44%) CentOS
17 15 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
17 15 (0.44%) Solaris
18 13 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (16.83%) ITIL
2 465 (13.75%) Migration
3 106 (3.14%) Project Management
4 103 (3.05%) Service Management
5 101 (2.99%) Incident Management
6 94 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 74 (2.19%) Asset Management
8 69 (2.04%) Configuration Management
8 69 (2.04%) Problem Management
9 64 (1.89%) Change Management
10 59 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (1.72%) Time Management
12 56 (1.66%) Data Migration
13 51 (1.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 51 (1.51%) PRINCE2
14 42 (1.24%) Validation
15 41 (1.21%) Document Management
16 38 (1.12%) Disaster Recovery
17 31 (0.92%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (0.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 234 (6.92%) SQL
2 159 (4.70%) PowerShell
3 92 (2.72%) VBScript
4 77 (2.28%) VB
5 45 (1.33%) Java
6 37 (1.09%) C#
7 27 (0.80%) Python
8 24 (0.71%) C
9 23 (0.68%) VBA
10 17 (0.50%) JavaScript
11 16 (0.47%) C++
12 15 (0.44%) Perl
13 13 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.18%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.15%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.15%) VB6
17 4 (0.12%) COBOL
17 4 (0.12%) RPG
17 4 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 440 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 304 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 267 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 139 (4.11%) MCSE
5 110 (3.25%) MCP
6 90 (2.66%) DV Cleared
7 69 (2.04%) MCITP
8 63 (1.86%) Degree
9 58 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
10 57 (1.69%) MCSA
11 56 (1.66%) A+ Certification
12 51 (1.51%) CCNA
13 40 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
14 39 (1.15%) MCTS
15 34 (1.01%) MCDST
16 22 (0.65%) MOS
17 19 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 15 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 13 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
20 10 (0.30%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (5.92%) SLA
2 25 (0.74%) QA
3 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.15%) COBIT
5 4 (0.12%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.030%) HL7
8 1 (0.030%) DICOM
8 1 (0.030%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.030%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.030%) P3O
System Software
1 1604 (47.44%) Active Directory
2 277 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 160 (4.73%) XenApp
5 132 (3.90%) Hyper-V
6 103 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 67 (1.98%) vSphere
8 32 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 31 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
11 21 (0.62%) Xen
12 18 (0.53%) Terminal Server
13 16 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.30%) XenServer
14 10 (0.30%) NFS
14 10 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (0.27%) Samba
16 7 (0.21%) vCloud
16 7 (0.21%) DFS Replication
16 7 (0.21%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 628 (18.57%) SCCM
2 56 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 49 (1.45%) WSUS
4 45 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 41 (1.21%) Backup Exec
6 32 (0.95%) SCOM
7 19 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 18 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (0.44%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.38%) EdgeSight
11 12 (0.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 12 (0.35%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.33%) ZENworks
13 9 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (0.24%) Casper Suite
14 8 (0.24%) OVSD
15 7 (0.21%) ARCserve
16 6 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1305 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 678 (20.05%) Citrix
3 445 (13.16%) VMware
4 228 (6.74%) Cisco
5 198 (5.86%) HP
6 144 (4.26%) Apple
7 104 (3.08%) Symantec
8 90 (2.66%) McAfee
9 85 (2.51%) Lotus
10 83 (2.45%) Dell
11 78 (2.31%) Remedy
12 76 (2.25%) Oracle
13 64 (1.89%) AppSense
14 61 (1.80%) Bloomberg
15 58 (1.72%) Reuters
16 49 (1.45%) Altiris
17 44 (1.30%) Sophos
18 41 (1.21%) NetApp
19 34 (1.01%) Avaya
20 32 (0.95%) LANDesk
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