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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 43 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2074 1719 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.20% 3.70% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.45% 16.45% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 767 682
Average daily rate
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£210 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 360 340
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.52 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £24.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.72 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11241 10447 11276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.77% 22.46% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6467 5844 5670
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 980 1191
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 824 £213 -24.10% 127
South East -1 440 £250 -23.07% 82
East of England +8 194 £190 -15.55% 17
South West -5 146 £175 -14.63% 17
North West +17 140 £210 -35.38% 34
West Midlands +1 116 £275 +3.96% 23
East Midlands +15 99 £285 +75.38% 5
Yorkshire +2 81 £175 -16.66% 28
North East -15 22 £225 +12.50% 6
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4281 (100.00%) Windows
2 1847 (43.14%) Active Directory
3 1646 (38.45%) Microsoft
4 1461 (34.13%) Windows XP
5 1308 (30.55%) MS Office
6 899 (21.00%) Citrix
7 872 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 808 (18.87%) MS Excel
9 740 (17.29%) SCCM
10 691 (16.14%) ITIL
11 628 (14.67%) Migration
12 626 (14.62%) MS Exchange
13 580 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 515 (12.03%) VMware
15 482 (11.26%) Blackberry
16 481 (11.24%) Finance
17 398 (9.30%) Security Cleared
18 397 (9.27%) Windows 8
19 336 (7.85%) Microsoft App-V
20 313 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 306 (7.15%) Cisco
22 295 (6.89%) SC Cleared
23 277 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 274 (6.40%) TCP/IP
25 269 (6.28%) HP
26 260 (6.07%) XenApp
27 256 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
28 247 (5.77%) DNS
29 236 (5.51%) LAN
30 228 (5.33%) DHCP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 626 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 256 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 209 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 141 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 138 (3.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 136 (3.18%) IBM Notes
7 129 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 103 (2.41%) Lync
9 53 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 43 (1.00%) IIS
11 40 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 23 (0.54%) WorkSite
13 18 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
14 16 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
14 16 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.19%) Documentum
15 8 (0.19%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.14%) OpenROAD
17 5 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1308 (30.55%) MS Office
2 808 (18.87%) MS Excel
3 74 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (1.07%) MS Project
5 40 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
7 11 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.12%) RoboHelp
8 5 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.093%) PaintShop Pro
10 3 (0.070%) MicroStation
11 2 (0.047%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.023%) CATIA
12 1 (0.023%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 9 (0.21%) Eikon
2 8 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.19%) assyst
3 7 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.070%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.070%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.023%) Maximo
7 1 (0.023%) Khalix
7 1 (0.023%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.023%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.023%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.023%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.023%) BPCS
7 1 (0.023%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 118 (2.76%) Office 365
2 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.093%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.070%) SaaS
6 1 (0.023%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 274 (6.40%) TCP/IP
2 247 (5.77%) DNS
3 236 (5.51%) LAN
4 228 (5.33%) DHCP
5 215 (5.02%) VPN
6 175 (4.09%) WAN
7 172 (4.02%) Firewall
8 132 (3.08%) SAN
9 127 (2.97%) Wireless
10 95 (2.22%) Internet
11 70 (1.64%) VoIP
12 44 (1.03%) IP Telephony
12 44 (1.03%) NetScaler
13 37 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (0.75%) 3G
15 29 (0.68%) MPLS
16 26 (0.61%) Intranet
17 22 (0.51%) NAS
18 21 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 72 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (0.77%) MS Access
5 27 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (0.54%) Ingres
7 16 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.30%) QlikView
9 12 (0.28%) DTS
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.12%) EDRMS
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.093%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.093%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.070%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.070%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.070%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.070%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 200 (4.67%) MSI
2 53 (1.24%) Wise Package Studio
3 51 (1.19%) InstallShield
4 30 (0.70%) AdminStudio
5 19 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.30%) Ant
8 8 (0.19%) Selenium
9 7 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.16%) Moq
9 7 (0.16%) JIRA
10 6 (0.14%) NUnit
11 5 (0.12%) Subversion
11 5 (0.12%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (0.093%) JMeter
12 4 (0.093%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.093%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.070%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.047%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 481 (11.24%) Finance
2 203 (4.74%) Banking
3 131 (3.06%) Law
4 128 (2.99%) Legal
5 81 (1.89%) Retail
6 78 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 77 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 62 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 62 (1.45%) Front Office
9 56 (1.31%) Back Office
10 35 (0.82%) Local Government
11 31 (0.72%) French Language
12 16 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.35%) Advertising
14 14 (0.33%) Publishing
14 14 (0.33%) Military
14 14 (0.33%) Dutch Language
15 11 (0.26%) German Language
16 9 (0.21%) Games
16 9 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 922 (21.54%) Analyst
2 607 (14.18%) Support Engineer
3 584 (13.64%) Desktop Support
4 451 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 448 (10.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 351 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
7 314 (7.33%) Service Analyst
8 312 (7.29%) Service Desk Analyst
9 241 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
10 195 (4.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 191 (4.46%) Deployment Engineer
12 166 (3.88%) Applications Packager
13 164 (3.83%) Project Manager
14 162 (3.78%) Desktop Analyst
15 161 (3.76%) Rollout Engineer
16 152 (3.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 144 (3.36%) IT Support
18 139 (3.25%) Help Desk Analyst
19 132 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
20 118 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (5.07%) Application Packaging
2 49 (1.14%) XML
3 46 (1.07%) WSH
4 41 (0.96%) .NET
5 40 (0.93%) HTML
6 29 (0.68%) Software Packaging
7 25 (0.58%) CSS
8 17 (0.40%) JSP
9 11 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 11 (0.26%) Web Services
9 11 (0.26%) Flash
10 9 (0.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 9 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (0.19%) Ajax
12 7 (0.16%) X-Windows
12 7 (0.16%) XHTML
12 7 (0.16%) XSLT
12 7 (0.16%) jQuery
12 7 (0.16%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.14%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 482 (11.26%) Blackberry
2 110 (2.57%) Thin Client
2 110 (2.57%) Fat Client
3 98 (2.29%) iPhone
4 90 (2.10%) NHS
5 63 (1.47%) iPad
6 60 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 51 (1.19%) Hedge funds
8 50 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 36 (0.84%) Clustering
10 28 (0.65%) Statistics
11 27 (0.63%) E-Learning
12 24 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 23 (0.54%) Replication
13 23 (0.54%) Fixed Income
13 23 (0.54%) CMDB
14 22 (0.51%) Handset
15 21 (0.49%) Smartphone
16 19 (0.44%) EPoS
17 17 (0.40%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4281 (100.00%) Windows
2 1461 (34.13%) Windows XP
3 872 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 580 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 397 (9.27%) Windows 8
6 182 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 180 (4.20%) Windows Vista
8 148 (3.46%) Linux
9 68 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 67 (1.57%) UNIX
11 66 (1.54%) Android
12 57 (1.33%) Windows 2000
13 48 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 35 (0.82%) Solaris
15 25 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
16 22 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (0.42%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.35%) Windows NT
18 15 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (16.14%) ITIL
2 628 (14.67%) Migration
3 140 (3.27%) Service Management
4 137 (3.20%) Incident Management
5 127 (2.97%) Project Management
6 114 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 102 (2.38%) Service Delivery
8 92 (2.15%) Change Management
9 90 (2.10%) PRINCE2
10 83 (1.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 72 (1.68%) ITSM
12 70 (1.64%) Asset Management
13 69 (1.61%) Document Management
14 55 (1.28%) Software Deployment
15 50 (1.17%) Problem Management
16 47 (1.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 44 (1.03%) Time Management
17 44 (1.03%) Capacity Planning
18 35 (0.82%) Test Scripting
19 33 (0.77%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 195 (4.56%) PowerShell
2 189 (4.41%) SQL
3 137 (3.20%) VB
4 118 (2.76%) VBScript
5 49 (1.14%) C#
6 43 (1.00%) Java
7 39 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 35 (0.82%) C
8 35 (0.82%) VBA
9 31 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 29 (0.68%) Python
11 26 (0.61%) Perl
12 18 (0.42%) C++
12 18 (0.42%) VB6
13 14 (0.33%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.30%) Scala
15 7 (0.16%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.12%) ActionScript
16 5 (0.12%) ActionScript 2.0
17 4 (0.093%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 398 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 295 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 277 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (3.04%) MCP
5 101 (2.36%) MCSE
6 70 (1.64%) MCITP
7 64 (1.49%) Degree
8 55 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 45 (1.05%) MCTS
9 45 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (0.91%) MCSA
11 35 (0.82%) MCDST
12 33 (0.77%) A+ Certification
13 29 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
14 28 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 28 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 27 (0.63%) ISEB
16 18 (0.42%) CCNA
17 17 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
18 16 (0.37%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (5.00%) SLA
2 58 (1.35%) QA
3 16 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.023%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1847 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 336 (7.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 313 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 260 (6.07%) XenApp
5 174 (4.06%) Hyper-V
6 136 (3.18%) XenDesktop
7 72 (1.68%) vSphere
8 51 (1.19%) Terminal Services
9 37 (0.86%) VMware ESX
10 34 (0.79%) XenServer
11 29 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 24 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (0.42%) NLBS
13 18 (0.42%) Terminal Server
14 17 (0.40%) Xen
15 10 (0.23%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.19%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.19%) NFS
18 7 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 740 (17.29%) SCCM
2 84 (1.96%) WSUS
3 65 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 64 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 57 (1.33%) SCOM
6 43 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 33 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
7 33 (0.77%) AppDNA
8 30 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 28 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (0.47%) ARCserve
11 17 (0.40%) WMI
12 16 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 16 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 14 (0.33%) SCDPM
13 14 (0.33%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.28%) Unicenter
15 11 (0.26%) ZENworks
15 11 (0.26%) DameWare
15 11 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1646 (38.45%) Microsoft
2 899 (21.00%) Citrix
3 515 (12.03%) VMware
4 306 (7.15%) Cisco
5 269 (6.28%) HP
6 157 (3.67%) AppSense
7 148 (3.46%) Lotus
8 138 (3.22%) Apple
9 128 (2.99%) Symantec
10 118 (2.76%) Dell
11 84 (1.96%) Remedy
12 70 (1.64%) McAfee
13 62 (1.45%) Altiris
14 54 (1.26%) Lumension
14 54 (1.26%) CA
15 53 (1.24%) Oracle
16 52 (1.21%) EMC
17 49 (1.14%) Bloomberg
18 44 (1.03%) Wyse
19 43 (1.00%) Reuters
Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £84.95 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £140.00 - £141.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £111 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Barking, Essex
Agilisys Professional Services Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £14 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Network ITR
Rate: 200 to 250 per day GBP
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kent
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Solmar Finance
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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