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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 64 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1526 2053 1776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.87% 4.08% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.25% 17.93% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 966 779
Average daily rate
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£200 £215 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -25.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 502 391
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £22.69 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year
- +7.64%
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
11517 11452 10932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.67% 22.76% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6844 6611 6223
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 995 966
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.73 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -27 551 £200 - 107
South East -17 360 £238 -5.00% 59
South West +2 162 £155 -18.42% 38
North West -12 137 £200 -18.69% 35
East of England -12 122 £175 +2.94% 13
Yorkshire -30 78 £143 -10.78% 12
West Midlands -26 62 £300 -0.08% 5
East Midlands -37 37 £225 -25.00% 13
North East -35 18 £190 -15.55% 2
Midlands -1 2 £250 +13.63%
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3122 (100.00%) Windows
2 1590 (50.93%) Active Directory
3 1375 (44.04%) Microsoft
4 1089 (34.88%) MS Office
5 735 (23.54%) Windows XP
6 672 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 659 (21.11%) Citrix
8 623 (19.96%) MS Excel
9 622 (19.92%) ITIL
10 553 (17.71%) SCCM
11 536 (17.17%) VMware
12 452 (14.48%) MS Exchange
13 434 (13.90%) Windows 8
14 405 (12.97%) Finance
15 383 (12.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 372 (11.92%) Security Cleared
17 339 (10.86%) Blackberry
18 332 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 331 (10.60%) Migration
20 280 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
21 270 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
22 264 (8.46%) DNS
23 244 (7.82%) Cisco
24 243 (7.78%) LAN
25 242 (7.75%) SLA
26 227 (7.27%) WAN
26 227 (7.27%) HP
27 225 (7.21%) DHCP
28 217 (6.95%) SQL
29 202 (6.47%) TCP/IP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 452 (14.48%) MS Exchange
2 199 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 185 (5.93%) SharePoint
4 131 (4.20%) Lync
5 115 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 87 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 72 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 54 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 54 (1.73%) IIS
9 51 (1.63%) IBM Notes
10 48 (1.54%) WorkSite
11 21 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.13%) Node.js
15 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.096%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.096%) WordPress
Applications
1 1089 (34.88%) MS Office
2 623 (19.96%) MS Excel
3 59 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.15%) MS Project
6 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.22%) Maya
8 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.064%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.35%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.19%) Eikon
4 6 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.13%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.13%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.096%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.096%) SAP CCM
6 3 (0.096%) assyst
6 3 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.064%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.064%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.064%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.064%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.064%) Line 500
7 2 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.064%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.064%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 184 (5.89%) Office 365
2 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.29%) Google Apps
3 9 (0.29%) OneDrive
4 6 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.16%) SaaS
6 4 (0.13%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.064%) Taleo
8 2 (0.064%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.064%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 264 (8.46%) DNS
2 243 (7.78%) LAN
3 227 (7.27%) WAN
4 225 (7.21%) DHCP
5 202 (6.47%) TCP/IP
6 169 (5.41%) Firewall
7 154 (4.93%) VPN
8 127 (4.07%) SAN
9 115 (3.68%) Internet
10 79 (2.53%) Wireless
11 64 (2.05%) MPLS
12 63 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
13 49 (1.57%) VoIP
14 28 (0.90%) ATM
14 28 (0.90%) DSL
14 28 (0.90%) Intranet
14 28 (0.90%) BIG-IP
15 24 (0.77%) NAS
16 22 (0.70%) VLAN
17 21 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 19 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (0.42%) MySQL
7 11 (0.35%) MS Access
8 8 (0.26%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.19%) SSDT
10 5 (0.16%) Big Data
10 5 (0.16%) IDOL
10 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.13%) DTS
11 4 (0.13%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.13%) QlikView
12 3 (0.096%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.096%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.096%) DB2
12 3 (0.096%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.096%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 73 (2.34%) MSI
2 21 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 18 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.42%) AdminStudio
6 12 (0.38%) InstallShield
7 10 (0.32%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.22%) Subversion
9 6 (0.19%) MSBuild
9 6 (0.19%) CruiseControl
9 6 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.19%) WinDbg
9 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.16%) Yeoman
10 5 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.13%) StarTeam
12 3 (0.096%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.096%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.064%) HP UFT
General
1 405 (12.97%) Finance
2 148 (4.74%) Law
3 122 (3.91%) Legal
4 105 (3.36%) Banking
5 75 (2.40%) Retail
6 45 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.28%) Back Office
8 38 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 22 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 22 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.64%) Marketing
11 19 (0.61%) Local Government
11 19 (0.61%) German Language
12 16 (0.51%) French Language
13 13 (0.42%) Publishing
14 10 (0.32%) Advertising
15 9 (0.29%) Games
16 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.22%) Electronics
17 7 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 926 (29.66%) Analyst
2 484 (15.50%) Support Engineer
3 465 (14.89%) Desktop Support
4 419 (13.42%) Service Analyst
5 418 (13.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 402 (12.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 394 (12.62%) Support Analyst
8 295 (9.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 193 (6.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 168 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
11 157 (5.03%) IT Support
12 149 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 127 (4.07%) Desktop Analyst
14 110 (3.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 109 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
16 108 (3.46%) Project Manager
16 108 (3.46%) Deployment Engineer
17 95 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 87 (2.79%) Rollout Engineer
19 82 (2.63%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.27%) .NET
2 68 (2.18%) Application Packaging
3 13 (0.42%) HTML
4 12 (0.38%) XML
5 11 (0.35%) X-Windows
6 10 (0.32%) Web Services
6 10 (0.32%) Middleware
7 7 (0.22%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.16%) WinForms
8 5 (0.16%) WCF
8 5 (0.16%) Flash
8 5 (0.16%) ADO.NET
9 4 (0.13%) COM+
9 4 (0.13%) CSS
9 4 (0.13%) LINQ
10 3 (0.096%) JDBC
10 3 (0.096%) ODBC
11 2 (0.064%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.064%) STL
11 2 (0.064%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 339 (10.86%) Blackberry
2 173 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 88 (2.82%) NHS
5 83 (2.66%) Thin Client
5 83 (2.66%) Fat Client
6 78 (2.50%) iPhone
7 71 (2.27%) iPad
8 48 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 39 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 22 (0.70%) User Experience
12 21 (0.67%) Clustering
13 19 (0.61%) PDA
13 19 (0.61%) HP Storage
14 18 (0.58%) Smartphone
14 18 (0.58%) EPoS
15 17 (0.54%) Mathematics
16 15 (0.48%) CMDB
16 15 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3122 (100.00%) Windows
2 735 (23.54%) Windows XP
3 672 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 434 (13.90%) Windows 8
5 383 (12.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 332 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 128 (4.10%) Android
8 103 (3.30%) Linux
9 96 (3.07%) Mac OS X
10 74 (2.37%) Apple iOS
11 63 (2.02%) Windows Vista
12 36 (1.15%) UNIX
12 36 (1.15%) Mac OS
13 26 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
13 26 (0.83%) Windows 2000
14 14 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.42%) CentOS
16 12 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
16 12 (0.38%) Solaris
17 11 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (19.92%) ITIL
2 331 (10.60%) Migration
3 145 (4.64%) Service Management
4 115 (3.68%) Incident Management
5 100 (3.20%) Project Management
6 77 (2.47%) Change Management
7 72 (2.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 68 (2.18%) Problem Management
9 66 (2.11%) Asset Management
10 65 (2.08%) ITSM
11 63 (2.02%) PRINCE2
12 62 (1.99%) Time Management
13 60 (1.92%) CRM
14 59 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (1.86%) Document Management
16 56 (1.79%) Service Delivery
17 51 (1.63%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (1.63%) Configuration Management
18 48 (1.54%) Application Discovery
19 39 (1.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 217 (6.95%) SQL
2 142 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 81 (2.59%) VBScript
4 56 (1.79%) C#
5 45 (1.44%) VB
6 28 (0.90%) Java
7 22 (0.70%) C++
8 21 (0.67%) Perl
9 20 (0.64%) Python
10 19 (0.61%) C
10 19 (0.61%) VBA
11 14 (0.45%) T-SQL
11 14 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.29%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.19%) C++/CLI
14 5 (0.16%) Lua
15 3 (0.096%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.096%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.032%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 372 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 270 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 196 (6.28%) SC Cleared
4 134 (4.29%) MCSE
5 110 (3.52%) DV Cleared
6 101 (3.24%) MCP
7 76 (2.43%) Degree
8 71 (2.27%) MCSA
9 64 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (1.99%) MCITP
11 57 (1.83%) CCNA
12 51 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
13 38 (1.22%) MCDST
14 36 (1.15%) A+ Certification
15 35 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 31 (0.99%) MOS
17 22 (0.70%) MCTS
18 16 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 14 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
20 13 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (7.75%) SLA
2 50 (1.60%) QA
3 17 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.032%) GMP
6 1 (0.032%) GxP
6 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.032%) P3O
System Software
1 1590 (50.93%) Active Directory
2 280 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (5.70%) XenApp
4 171 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 122 (3.91%) Hyper-V
6 91 (2.91%) XenDesktop
7 77 (2.47%) vSphere
8 53 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
9 51 (1.63%) Xen
10 35 (1.12%) Terminal Services
11 29 (0.93%) BitLocker
12 28 (0.90%) NLBS
13 26 (0.83%) VMware ESX
14 23 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 22 (0.70%) XenServer
16 21 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.42%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.35%) Terminal Server
19 8 (0.26%) DFS Replication
20 4 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 553 (17.71%) SCCM
2 60 (1.92%) WSUS
3 57 (1.83%) Backup Exec
4 38 (1.22%) SCOM
5 32 (1.02%) AirWatch
6 25 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 20 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 15 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (0.45%) DameWare
9 14 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (0.38%) ARCserve
11 12 (0.38%) Puppet
12 11 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
12 11 (0.35%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.35%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (0.35%) Casper Suite
12 11 (0.35%) EdgeSight
13 10 (0.32%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1375 (44.04%) Microsoft
2 659 (21.11%) Citrix
3 536 (17.17%) VMware
4 244 (7.82%) Cisco
5 227 (7.27%) HP
6 125 (4.00%) Apple
7 123 (3.94%) Symantec
8 100 (3.20%) Dell
9 79 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 74 (2.37%) AppSense
11 70 (2.24%) Remedy
12 68 (2.18%) McAfee
13 67 (2.15%) Oracle
14 54 (1.73%) Lotus
15 50 (1.60%) SAP
16 47 (1.51%) Bloomberg
17 42 (1.35%) Sophos
17 42 (1.35%) LANDesk
18 39 (1.25%) EMC
19 38 (1.22%) Reuters
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