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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 38 46 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2321 1696 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.43% 3.86% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.33% 18.28% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 709 654
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 £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 482 334 350
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 £10.34 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.20 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11415 9276 11249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.80% 21.12% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6446 5024 5856
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1032 962 1101
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £38.50
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 16 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 16 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 16 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 +8 822 £260 -25.71% 156
South East +6 561 £190 -36.66% 97
South West +4 204 £296 -1.25% 44
North West +13 188 £225 - 21
East of England -1 165 £225 +18.42% 21
West Midlands +9 125 £240 -7.69% 20
Yorkshire -10 118 £175 -22.22% 26
East Midlands +7 103 £175 -12.50% 15
North East -23 21 £213 +6.25% 7
Midlands +7 14 £230 +2.22% 1
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 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 4205 (100.00%) Windows
2 1727 (41.07%) Active Directory
3 1588 (37.76%) Microsoft
4 1546 (36.77%) Windows XP
5 1215 (28.89%) MS Office
6 801 (19.05%) Citrix
7 790 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 759 (18.05%) Migration
9 750 (17.84%) SCCM
10 749 (17.81%) MS Excel
11 674 (16.03%) ITIL
12 622 (14.79%) MS Exchange
13 544 (12.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 531 (12.63%) Finance
15 504 (11.99%) Blackberry
16 497 (11.82%) VMware
17 403 (9.58%) Security Cleared
18 320 (7.61%) Microsoft App-V
19 317 (7.54%) Windows 8
20 312 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
21 307 (7.30%) SC Cleared
22 303 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
23 283 (6.73%) HP
24 267 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
25 262 (6.23%) Cisco
26 261 (6.21%) Banking
27 254 (6.04%) XenApp
28 245 (5.83%) VPN
29 240 (5.71%) Application Packaging
30 233 (5.54%) DNS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 622 (14.79%) MS Exchange
2 267 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 214 (5.09%) SharePoint
4 162 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 153 (3.64%) IBM Notes
6 126 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 100 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 72 (1.71%) Lync
9 60 (1.43%) IIS
10 54 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
13 16 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.26%) WorkSite
16 11 (0.26%) Apache
17 9 (0.21%) WebSphere
18 6 (0.14%) OpenROAD
18 6 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1215 (28.89%) MS Office
2 749 (17.81%) MS Excel
3 70 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (1.19%) MS Project
5 36 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 12 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 11 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
9 9 (0.21%) Acrobat
10 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.095%) RoboHelp
12 4 (0.095%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.095%) InDesign
13 2 (0.048%) Vectorworks
13 2 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.024%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 26 (0.62%) Eikon
2 17 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.14%) assyst
5 4 (0.095%) Khalix
5 4 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.071%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.071%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
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%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.024%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.024%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.024%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.024%) Maximo
8 1 (0.024%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 112 (2.66%) Office 365
2 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.21%) SaaS
4 7 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.095%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.024%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 245 (5.83%) VPN
2 233 (5.54%) DNS
3 226 (5.37%) TCP/IP
4 191 (4.54%) LAN
5 179 (4.26%) DHCP
6 171 (4.07%) Firewall
7 137 (3.26%) SAN
8 134 (3.19%) WAN
9 129 (3.07%) Internet
10 108 (2.57%) Wireless
11 84 (2.00%) VoIP
12 43 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
12 43 (1.02%) VLAN
13 31 (0.74%) 3G
14 29 (0.69%) Intranet
15 28 (0.67%) IP Telephony
16 27 (0.64%) NAS
16 27 (0.64%) HTTP
17 26 (0.62%) NetScaler
18 25 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 37 (0.88%) MS Access
5 18 (0.43%) Ingres
5 18 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 13 (0.31%) MySQL
7 12 (0.29%) DTS
7 12 (0.29%) QlikView
8 11 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (0.24%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 10 (0.24%) Oracle9i Database
10 9 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
12 6 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.14%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.12%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.12%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 183 (4.35%) MSI
2 62 (1.47%) InstallShield
3 38 (0.90%) Wise Package Studio
4 30 (0.71%) AdminStudio
5 17 (0.40%) Subversion
6 16 (0.38%) Eclipse
6 16 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.31%) Ant
8 12 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
9 7 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (0.12%) JIRA
10 5 (0.12%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.095%) TestDirector
11 4 (0.095%) JMeter
11 4 (0.095%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.095%) Selenium
11 4 (0.095%) Moq
12 3 (0.071%) NUnit
General
1 531 (12.63%) Finance
2 261 (6.21%) Banking
3 97 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 97 (2.31%) Retail
4 91 (2.16%) Legal
5 86 (2.05%) Law
6 75 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 69 (1.64%) Local Government
8 66 (1.57%) Back Office
9 64 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 56 (1.33%) Front Office
11 48 (1.14%) French Language
12 25 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.43%) German Language
14 17 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.33%) Publishing
16 12 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 11 (0.26%) Italian Language
17 11 (0.26%) Japanese Language
17 11 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 872 (20.74%) Analyst
2 629 (14.96%) Desktop Support
3 591 (14.05%) Support Engineer
4 409 (9.73%) Support Analyst
4 409 (9.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 391 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
6 251 (5.97%) Service Analyst
7 249 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 225 (5.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 219 (5.21%) Deployment Engineer
10 193 (4.59%) Desktop Analyst
11 183 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
11 183 (4.35%) Applications Packager
12 176 (4.19%) IT Support
13 165 (3.92%) Project Manager
14 162 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 153 (3.64%) Consultant
16 145 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
17 114 (2.71%) Help Desk Analyst
18 108 (2.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (5.71%) Application Packaging
2 68 (1.62%) HTML
3 66 (1.57%) XML
4 54 (1.28%) .NET
5 32 (0.76%) WSH
6 31 (0.74%) Software Packaging
7 28 (0.67%) CSS
8 25 (0.59%) JSP
9 19 (0.45%) Web Services
10 16 (0.38%) Flash
10 16 (0.38%) Ajax
11 15 (0.36%) XSLT
12 14 (0.33%) Murex MxML
13 13 (0.31%) ASP.NET
14 12 (0.29%) J2EE
15 10 (0.24%) Hibernate
15 10 (0.24%) Java EE
15 10 (0.24%) Spring
15 10 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (0.21%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 504 (11.99%) Blackberry
2 92 (2.19%) iPhone
3 89 (2.12%) Fat Client
3 89 (2.12%) Thin Client
4 67 (1.59%) NHS
5 65 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.21%) Hedge funds
7 50 (1.19%) iPad
8 47 (1.12%) Clustering
9 33 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 33 (0.78%) E-Learning
9 33 (0.78%) Statistics
10 32 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (0.64%) Replication
12 25 (0.59%) CMDB
13 24 (0.57%) PDA
14 22 (0.52%) Fixed Income
15 19 (0.45%) EPoS
16 18 (0.43%) Handset
16 18 (0.43%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4205 (100.00%) Windows
2 1546 (36.77%) Windows XP
3 790 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 544 (12.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 317 (7.54%) Windows 8
6 175 (4.16%) Linux
7 173 (4.11%) Windows Vista
8 131 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (1.81%) UNIX
10 75 (1.78%) Mac OS X
11 70 (1.66%) Windows 2000
12 66 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 46 (1.09%) Android
14 34 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 33 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
16 26 (0.62%) NetWare
17 24 (0.57%) Solaris
18 18 (0.43%) Windows NT
19 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
20 10 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (18.05%) Migration
2 674 (16.03%) ITIL
3 147 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 145 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 125 (2.97%) Project Management
6 114 (2.71%) Service Management
7 100 (2.38%) Change Management
8 98 (2.33%) PRINCE2
9 91 (2.16%) Service Delivery
10 82 (1.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (1.93%) ITSM
12 76 (1.81%) Asset Management
13 70 (1.66%) Problem Management
13 70 (1.66%) Time Management
14 66 (1.57%) Document Management
15 56 (1.33%) Software Deployment
16 48 (1.14%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (0.83%) Project Planning
18 33 (0.78%) Capacity Planning
18 33 (0.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 226 (5.37%) SQL
1 226 (5.37%) PowerShell
2 135 (3.21%) VBScript
3 126 (3.00%) VB
4 78 (1.85%) Java
5 53 (1.26%) C#
6 43 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 38 (0.90%) C
8 34 (0.81%) Perl
9 32 (0.76%) VBA
10 28 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 26 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 24 (0.57%) C++
13 21 (0.50%) Scala
14 18 (0.43%) Python
15 17 (0.40%) VB6
16 14 (0.33%) Ruby
17 12 (0.29%) ActionScript
17 12 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
18 7 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 403 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 312 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 307 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 146 (3.47%) MCSE
5 131 (3.12%) MCP
6 78 (1.85%) Degree
7 57 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 56 (1.33%) MCITP
9 47 (1.12%) MCSA
10 42 (1.00%) MCTS
11 41 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 37 (0.88%) MCDST
13 31 (0.74%) A+ Certification
14 30 (0.71%) ISEB
15 29 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 19 (0.45%) CCNA
18 18 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 17 (0.40%) PMI Certification
20 16 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (4.88%) SLA
2 57 (1.36%) QA
3 13 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.095%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.048%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.024%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1727 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 320 (7.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 303 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 254 (6.04%) XenApp
5 137 (3.26%) Hyper-V
6 135 (3.21%) XenDesktop
7 62 (1.47%) vSphere
8 40 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 33 (0.78%) Terminal Services
10 24 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.57%) XenServer
11 19 (0.45%) Terminal Server
12 15 (0.36%) UAG
13 14 (0.33%) NFS
14 10 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 10 (0.24%) IAG
15 9 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.21%) MetaFrame
16 7 (0.17%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 750 (17.84%) SCCM
2 100 (2.38%) WSUS
3 66 (1.57%) SCOM
4 56 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 50 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 50 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 47 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 43 (1.02%) AppDNA
8 31 (0.74%) NetBackup
9 25 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
11 21 (0.50%) SCVMM
12 19 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 16 (0.38%) Unicenter
15 14 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
16 12 (0.29%) WMI
16 12 (0.29%) SCOrch
17 11 (0.26%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1588 (37.76%) Microsoft
2 801 (19.05%) Citrix
3 497 (11.82%) VMware
4 283 (6.73%) HP
5 262 (6.23%) Cisco
6 161 (3.83%) Lotus
7 130 (3.09%) AppSense
8 122 (2.90%) Dell
9 121 (2.88%) Apple
10 117 (2.78%) Symantec
11 96 (2.28%) Oracle
11 96 (2.28%) Reuters
12 84 (2.00%) Bloomberg
13 72 (1.71%) Altiris
14 66 (1.57%) Remedy
15 64 (1.52%) LANDesk
16 56 (1.33%) McAfee
17 53 (1.26%) Novell
18 45 (1.07%) NetApp
19 44 (1.05%) Adobe
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £140 - £180 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £18 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £21.00 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: Up to £350 a day (3 months)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Network ITR
Rate: 12 to 13.50 per hour GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £130 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday