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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 60 42 51
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1511 2062 1659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.04% 4.31% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.71% 18.50% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 979 742
Average daily rate
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£215 £214 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £431 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 461 339
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 £11.00 £10.95 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £21.10 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
11021 11143 10002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.15% 23.27% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6560 6438 5552
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 864 947 966
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -33 545 £215 -2.27% 119
South East -2 381 £325 +37.56% 60
North West -6 141 £210 -0.11% 23
South West -9 137 £190 +8.57% 24
East of England -23 127 £180 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire -36 57 £188 +7.14% 21
West Midlands -37 52 £275 -12.69% 23
East Midlands -34 42 £225 -7.21% 16
North East -16 26 £155 -27.05% 2
Midlands -3 2 £250 +12.61%
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 3274 (100.00%) Windows
2 1654 (50.52%) Active Directory
3 1412 (43.13%) Microsoft
4 1080 (32.99%) MS Office
5 805 (24.59%) Windows XP
6 716 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 643 (19.64%) Citrix
8 630 (19.24%) ITIL
9 616 (18.81%) MS Excel
10 582 (17.78%) SCCM
11 526 (16.07%) VMware
12 499 (15.24%) MS Exchange
13 463 (14.14%) Windows 8
14 426 (13.01%) Security Cleared
15 404 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 386 (11.79%) Migration
17 383 (11.70%) Finance
18 326 (9.96%) Blackberry
19 318 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
20 291 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
21 281 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
22 272 (8.31%) DNS
23 260 (7.94%) Cisco
24 247 (7.54%) LAN
25 245 (7.48%) SC Cleared
26 244 (7.45%) SLA
27 241 (7.36%) SQL
28 233 (7.12%) HP
29 222 (6.78%) WAN
29 222 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 499 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 222 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 178 (5.44%) SharePoint
4 130 (3.97%) Lync
5 112 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 88 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 75 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 68 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 56 (1.71%) IBM Notes
10 46 (1.41%) IIS
11 38 (1.16%) WorkSite
12 30 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.31%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
17 6 (0.18%) Confluence
18 5 (0.15%) Jetty
Applications
1 1080 (32.99%) MS Office
2 616 (18.81%) MS Excel
3 57 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (1.13%) MS Project
6 12 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) Maya
8 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.061%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.061%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.031%) Quicktime
10 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.031%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.34%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.21%) Eikon
5 5 (0.15%) assyst
6 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.12%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.061%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.061%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.031%) RiskWrite
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.031%) TeleForm
9 1 (0.031%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 167 (5.10%) Office 365
2 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.37%) Google Apps
4 10 (0.31%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.18%) SaaS
6 4 (0.12%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.092%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.092%) Yammer
8 2 (0.061%) IaaS
8 2 (0.061%) Taleo
8 2 (0.061%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.031%) Symantec.cloud
9 1 (0.031%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 272 (8.31%) DNS
2 247 (7.54%) LAN
3 222 (6.78%) WAN
4 210 (6.41%) TCP/IP
5 204 (6.23%) DHCP
6 201 (6.14%) VPN
7 190 (5.80%) Firewall
8 118 (3.60%) SAN
9 112 (3.42%) Internet
10 70 (2.14%) Wireless
11 65 (1.99%) MPLS
12 54 (1.65%) VoIP
13 51 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (0.95%) ATM
15 30 (0.92%) NAS
16 29 (0.89%) VLAN
17 27 (0.82%) SMTP
18 26 (0.79%) Intranet
19 24 (0.73%) BIG-IP
19 24 (0.73%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (0.67%) MySQL
5 20 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.21%) MS Access
8 6 (0.18%) FileMaker
9 5 (0.15%) IDOL
9 5 (0.15%) SSDT
9 5 (0.15%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.12%) QlikView
10 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.12%) DTS
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.092%) DB2
11 3 (0.092%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 87 (2.66%) MSI
2 19 (0.58%) InstallShield
3 18 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 18 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.40%) AdminStudio
5 9 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.24%) Subversion
6 8 (0.24%) StarTeam
7 7 (0.21%) HP UFT
7 7 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.18%) CruiseControl
9 5 (0.15%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.15%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.15%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.15%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.15%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.15%) FishEye
9 5 (0.15%) Yeoman
9 5 (0.15%) VisualVM
9 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 383 (11.70%) Finance
2 113 (3.45%) Law
2 113 (3.45%) Legal
3 97 (2.96%) Banking
4 86 (2.63%) Retail
5 57 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.01%) Back Office
7 31 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 26 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.58%) Local Government
11 18 (0.55%) German Language
12 17 (0.52%) Marketing
13 16 (0.49%) French Language
14 13 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.37%) Japanese Language
16 11 (0.34%) Publishing
16 11 (0.34%) Games
17 10 (0.31%) Dutch Language
18 7 (0.21%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 898 (27.43%) Analyst
2 489 (14.94%) Support Engineer
3 481 (14.69%) Desktop Support
4 392 (11.97%) Service Analyst
5 391 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 385 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 379 (11.58%) Support Analyst
8 308 (9.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 197 (6.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 175 (5.35%) 1st Line Support
11 162 (4.95%) IT Support
12 134 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 129 (3.94%) Desktop Analyst
14 112 (3.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 109 (3.33%) Project Manager
15 109 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
16 107 (3.27%) Rollout Engineer
17 97 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 95 (2.90%) Applications Packager
19 93 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (2.93%) Application Packaging
2 75 (2.29%) .NET
3 19 (0.58%) HTML
4 14 (0.43%) XML
5 10 (0.31%) Middleware
6 9 (0.27%) Web Services
7 8 (0.24%) X-Windows
8 7 (0.21%) Software Packaging
8 7 (0.21%) CSS
9 5 (0.15%) Flash
10 4 (0.12%) WCF
10 4 (0.12%) LINQ
11 3 (0.092%) XSLT
11 3 (0.092%) ODBC
12 2 (0.061%) JSP
12 2 (0.061%) J2EE
12 2 (0.061%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.061%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.061%) WSH
13 1 (0.031%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 326 (9.96%) Blackberry
2 178 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (2.99%) iPhone
4 96 (2.93%) NHS
5 88 (2.69%) iPad
6 75 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 75 (2.29%) Thin Client
7 72 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 45 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 31 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
11 25 (0.76%) Clustering
11 25 (0.76%) PDA
12 21 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 20 (0.61%) EPoS
14 18 (0.55%) HP Storage
14 18 (0.55%) User Experience
15 17 (0.52%) Handset
16 16 (0.49%) CMDB
17 14 (0.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3274 (100.00%) Windows
2 805 (24.59%) Windows XP
3 716 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 463 (14.14%) Windows 8
5 404 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 318 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 112 (3.42%) Linux
8 109 (3.33%) Mac OS X
9 95 (2.90%) Android
10 69 (2.11%) Apple iOS
11 65 (1.99%) Windows Vista
12 53 (1.62%) UNIX
13 31 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 29 (0.89%) Mac OS
15 21 (0.64%) Windows 2000
16 15 (0.46%) Solaris
17 14 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.43%) CentOS
18 13 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
19 12 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (19.24%) ITIL
2 386 (11.79%) Migration
3 135 (4.12%) Service Management
4 111 (3.39%) Incident Management
5 106 (3.24%) Project Management
6 89 (2.72%) Change Management
7 84 (2.57%) Problem Management
8 67 (2.05%) Configuration Management
8 67 (2.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (2.02%) Service Delivery
10 64 (1.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (1.92%) PRINCE2
12 62 (1.89%) Asset Management
12 62 (1.89%) Time Management
13 54 (1.65%) ITSM
14 52 (1.59%) Document Management
15 51 (1.56%) CRM
16 44 (1.34%) Validation
17 40 (1.22%) Disaster Recovery
18 37 (1.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 241 (7.36%) SQL
2 131 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 79 (2.41%) VBScript
4 57 (1.74%) C#
5 48 (1.47%) VB
6 34 (1.04%) Java
7 24 (0.73%) Python
8 21 (0.64%) C++
8 21 (0.64%) Perl
9 20 (0.61%) C
9 20 (0.61%) VBA
10 14 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 14 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.34%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.15%) Lua
13 5 (0.15%) C++/CLI
14 4 (0.12%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.092%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.061%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 426 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 291 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 245 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 145 (4.43%) MCSE
5 122 (3.73%) MCP
6 116 (3.54%) DV Cleared
7 75 (2.29%) Degree
7 75 (2.29%) MCSA
8 72 (2.20%) MCITP
9 61 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
10 59 (1.80%) CCNA
11 42 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (1.22%) MCTS
13 37 (1.13%) MCDST
13 37 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (1.01%) A+ Certification
15 26 (0.79%) MOS
16 18 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.43%) CCNP
17 14 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (7.45%) SLA
2 46 (1.41%) QA
3 17 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.031%) P3O
6 1 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.031%) GMP
6 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.031%) GxP
System Software
1 1654 (50.52%) Active Directory
2 281 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (5.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 165 (5.04%) XenApp
5 130 (3.97%) Hyper-V
6 94 (2.87%) XenDesktop
7 80 (2.44%) vSphere
8 45 (1.37%) Xen
9 38 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 33 (1.01%) VMware ESX
11 31 (0.95%) Terminal Services
12 30 (0.92%) BitLocker
13 24 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
14 21 (0.64%) NLBS
15 17 (0.52%) XenServer
16 16 (0.49%) Terminal Server
17 11 (0.34%) ISA Server
18 10 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 10 (0.31%) DFS Replication
19 8 (0.24%) Samba
Systems Management
1 582 (17.78%) SCCM
2 57 (1.74%) WSUS
3 54 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 34 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 33 (1.01%) SCOM
6 30 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 27 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (0.40%) Casper Suite
11 12 (0.37%) EdgeSight
11 12 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (0.37%) Puppet
11 12 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.34%) ARCserve
12 11 (0.34%) DameWare
12 11 (0.34%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 1412 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 643 (19.64%) Citrix
3 526 (16.07%) VMware
4 260 (7.94%) Cisco
5 233 (7.12%) HP
6 136 (4.15%) Apple
7 127 (3.88%) Symantec
8 91 (2.78%) Dell
9 87 (2.66%) McAfee
10 76 (2.32%) AppSense
11 71 (2.17%) Oracle
12 70 (2.14%) Remedy
13 68 (2.08%) CheckPoint
14 59 (1.80%) Lotus
15 51 (1.56%) Sophos
16 49 (1.50%) LANDesk
17 40 (1.22%) Wyse
18 36 (1.10%) SAP
19 35 (1.07%) Bloomberg
20 34 (1.04%) Altiris
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
LA International
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 15 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 40k per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago