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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 56 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1672 2184 1658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.30% 4.39% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.86% 19.85% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 1019 696
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £204 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.20% -25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 459 328
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £23.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
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
11255 11002 9302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.20% 22.13% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6480 6306 5084
Average daily rate £370 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 927 996 953
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -18 602 £225 -10.00% 97
South East -6 463 £300 +50.00% 67
North West -11 136 £266 +19.23% 41
South West -9 125 £200 -30.43% 23
East of England -12 101 £166 -23.56% 25
West Midlands -17 83 £161 -32.81% 12
Yorkshire -34 77 £263 +38.15% 30
East Midlands -23 62 £223 +30.88% 19
North East -9 20 £120 -42.85% 2
Midlands -6 2 £450 +212.50%
South Coast +2 1 £200 -52.94%
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3186 (100.00%) Windows
2 1585 (49.75%) Active Directory
3 1282 (40.24%) Microsoft
4 1040 (32.64%) MS Office
5 887 (27.84%) Windows XP
6 683 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 603 (18.93%) Citrix
8 587 (18.42%) SCCM
9 582 (18.27%) MS Excel
10 575 (18.05%) ITIL
11 479 (15.03%) MS Exchange
12 451 (14.16%) VMware
13 428 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 418 (13.12%) Migration
14 418 (13.12%) Security Cleared
15 416 (13.06%) Windows 8
16 368 (11.55%) Finance
17 344 (10.80%) Blackberry
18 292 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
19 273 (8.57%) SC Cleared
20 267 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 245 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
22 242 (7.60%) Cisco
23 228 (7.16%) DNS
23 228 (7.16%) LAN
24 227 (7.12%) SQL
25 208 (6.53%) WAN
26 203 (6.37%) HP
27 197 (6.18%) TCP/IP
28 189 (5.93%) VPN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 479 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 188 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 155 (4.87%) SharePoint
4 114 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 111 (3.48%) Lync
6 83 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 83 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 70 (2.20%) IBM Notes
8 57 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 50 (1.57%) IIS
10 37 (1.16%) WorkSite
11 30 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.28%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
16 7 (0.22%) Confluence
16 7 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 1040 (32.64%) MS Office
2 582 (18.27%) MS Excel
3 52 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.91%) MS Project
6 10 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.22%) Maya
8 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.094%) Quicktime
10 2 (0.063%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.063%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.063%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.41%) assyst
2 8 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.22%) Eikon
4 2 (0.063%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.063%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.063%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.031%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.031%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.031%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.031%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.031%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.031%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.031%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 121 (3.80%) Office 365
2 11 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 8 (0.25%) OneDrive
3 8 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.19%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.16%) SaaS
6 4 (0.13%) Yammer
7 3 (0.094%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.094%) IaaS
7 3 (0.094%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.031%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 228 (7.16%) LAN
1 228 (7.16%) DNS
2 208 (6.53%) WAN
3 197 (6.18%) TCP/IP
4 189 (5.93%) VPN
5 168 (5.27%) Firewall
6 165 (5.18%) DHCP
7 104 (3.26%) Internet
8 83 (2.61%) SAN
9 71 (2.23%) Wireless
10 64 (2.01%) VoIP
11 48 (1.51%) MPLS
12 46 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (1.07%) ATM
14 30 (0.94%) NAS
15 26 (0.82%) VLAN
16 23 (0.72%) SMTP
17 21 (0.66%) HTTP
17 21 (0.66%) BIG-IP
17 21 (0.66%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (0.69%) MySQL
4 19 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.19%) FileMaker
8 5 (0.16%) IDOL
8 5 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.16%) DB2
8 5 (0.16%) MS Access
8 5 (0.16%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.094%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.094%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.094%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.094%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.063%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 100 (3.14%) MSI
2 21 (0.66%) StarTeam
3 17 (0.53%) InstallShield
3 17 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.41%) AdminStudio
4 13 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (0.16%) CruiseControl
6 5 (0.16%) IntelliJ
6 5 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (0.16%) SoapUI
6 5 (0.16%) FishEye
6 5 (0.16%) VisualVM
6 5 (0.16%) GitLab
7 4 (0.13%) Trac
7 4 (0.13%) Yeoman
7 4 (0.13%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.13%) Subversion
7 4 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.094%) WinRunner
General
1 368 (11.55%) Finance
2 116 (3.64%) Banking
3 103 (3.23%) Legal
4 100 (3.14%) Law
5 84 (2.64%) Retail
6 69 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 29 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 25 (0.78%) Back Office
10 23 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.53%) Local Government
12 14 (0.44%) Marketing
13 13 (0.41%) Spanish Language
14 11 (0.35%) French Language
14 11 (0.35%) German Language
14 11 (0.35%) Games
15 10 (0.31%) Advertising
15 10 (0.31%) Japanese Language
16 9 (0.28%) Dutch Language
17 8 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 855 (26.84%) Analyst
2 481 (15.10%) Desktop Support
3 432 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 384 (12.05%) Service Analyst
5 378 (11.86%) Service Desk Analyst
6 348 (10.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 345 (10.83%) Support Analyst
8 285 (8.95%) Desktop Engineer
9 183 (5.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 172 (5.40%) 1st Line Support
11 160 (5.02%) IT Support
12 123 (3.86%) Desktop Analyst
13 116 (3.64%) Rollout Engineer
13 116 (3.64%) Deployment Engineer
14 113 (3.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 109 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 105 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 100 (3.14%) Applications Packager
18 92 (2.89%) Help Desk Analyst
19 85 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (3.55%) Application Packaging
2 58 (1.82%) .NET
3 23 (0.72%) HTML
4 16 (0.50%) XML
5 13 (0.41%) X-Windows
6 10 (0.31%) Middleware
7 9 (0.28%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.25%) CSS
9 5 (0.16%) JSP
9 5 (0.16%) Web Services
9 5 (0.16%) Flash
10 4 (0.13%) WSH
10 4 (0.13%) APPC
10 4 (0.13%) XSLT
10 4 (0.13%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.13%) jQuery
10 4 (0.13%) HTML5
10 4 (0.13%) CSS3
10 4 (0.13%) WebSockets
10 4 (0.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 344 (10.80%) Blackberry
2 151 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (2.92%) NHS
4 92 (2.89%) iPhone
5 76 (2.39%) iPad
6 62 (1.95%) Fat Client
6 62 (1.95%) Thin Client
7 47 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.10%) PDA
9 34 (1.07%) Clustering
10 29 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 25 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (0.75%) Smartphone
13 23 (0.72%) Handset
13 23 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.56%) Open Source
15 17 (0.53%) FMCG
16 15 (0.47%) Computer Science
16 15 (0.47%) CMDB
16 15 (0.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3186 (100.00%) Windows
2 887 (27.84%) Windows XP
3 683 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 428 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 416 (13.06%) Windows 8
6 292 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 118 (3.70%) Linux
8 91 (2.86%) Mac OS X
9 83 (2.61%) Windows Vista
10 82 (2.57%) Android
11 67 (2.10%) Apple iOS
12 60 (1.88%) UNIX
13 34 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 22 (0.69%) Windows 2000
15 20 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.47%) CentOS
17 14 (0.44%) Solaris
17 14 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.41%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (18.05%) ITIL
2 418 (13.12%) Migration
3 117 (3.67%) Service Management
4 107 (3.36%) Project Management
5 88 (2.76%) Incident Management
6 81 (2.54%) Service Delivery
7 77 (2.42%) Configuration Management
8 73 (2.29%) Problem Management
9 70 (2.20%) Change Management
10 63 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 52 (1.63%) Asset Management
11 52 (1.63%) Time Management
12 48 (1.51%) PRINCE2
13 40 (1.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 40 (1.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (1.19%) Data Migration
14 38 (1.19%) Document Management
14 38 (1.19%) Validation
15 37 (1.16%) ITSM
16 31 (0.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 227 (7.12%) SQL
2 153 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 92 (2.89%) VBScript
4 77 (2.42%) VB
5 45 (1.41%) Java
6 44 (1.38%) C#
7 26 (0.82%) C
8 25 (0.78%) Python
9 18 (0.56%) VBA
10 17 (0.53%) C++
11 15 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 15 (0.47%) Perl
11 15 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.28%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.22%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.13%) RPG
15 4 (0.13%) COBOL
15 4 (0.13%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.13%) Lua
Qualifications
1 418 (13.12%) Security Cleared
2 273 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 245 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 131 (4.11%) MCSE
5 103 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 98 (3.08%) MCP
7 66 (2.07%) MCITP
7 66 (2.07%) Degree
8 63 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (1.76%) CCNA
10 54 (1.69%) MCSA
11 43 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (1.26%) A+ Certification
13 38 (1.19%) MCTS
14 32 (1.00%) MCDST
15 23 (0.72%) MOS
16 22 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 18 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
19 10 (0.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (5.84%) SLA
2 26 (0.82%) QA
3 11 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.16%) COBIT
6 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.031%) P3O
8 1 (0.031%) GMP
System Software
1 1585 (49.75%) Active Directory
2 267 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 155 (4.87%) XenApp
5 137 (4.30%) Hyper-V
6 91 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 66 (2.07%) vSphere
8 40 (1.26%) VMware ESX
9 30 (0.94%) BitLocker
10 28 (0.88%) Terminal Services
11 26 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 22 (0.69%) Xen
13 17 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.50%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.44%) NLBS
16 12 (0.38%) XenServer
17 10 (0.31%) NFS
18 9 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 8 (0.25%) ISA Server
19 8 (0.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 587 (18.42%) SCCM
2 59 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 46 (1.44%) WSUS
4 39 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 33 (1.04%) SCOM
6 27 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 15 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 15 (0.47%) AirWatch
8 14 (0.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 13 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.31%) WMI
12 10 (0.31%) ARCserve
13 9 (0.28%) ZENworks
13 9 (0.28%) DameWare
13 9 (0.28%) EdgeSight
13 9 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.28%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 1282 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 603 (18.93%) Citrix
3 451 (14.16%) VMware
4 242 (7.60%) Cisco
5 203 (6.37%) HP
6 125 (3.92%) Apple
7 90 (2.82%) Symantec
8 84 (2.64%) McAfee
8 84 (2.64%) Dell
9 72 (2.26%) Oracle
9 72 (2.26%) Lotus
10 68 (2.13%) Remedy
11 61 (1.91%) AppSense
12 50 (1.57%) Reuters
13 49 (1.54%) Bloomberg
14 45 (1.41%) CheckPoint
14 45 (1.41%) NetApp
15 44 (1.38%) Sophos
16 37 (1.16%) LANDesk
17 34 (1.07%) Altiris
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 27 minutes ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: 15 p/h +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Norfolk
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £100 - £120 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £120 - 130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago