The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 42 17 36
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.54% 7.67% 4.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.72% 20.95% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -71.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £115 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £115 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £260
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.63 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.26% -62.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.10 £15.00 £39.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -3.33%
Windows 7
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 105 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 29.16% 36.59% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 34 72
Average daily rate £375 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £28.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Gloucestershire region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Gloucestershire region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Gloucester -1 5 £95 - 2
Cirencester -1 4 £130 -
Cheltenham -23 3 £394 +242.51%
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) MS Office
3 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
4 13 (37.14%) Citrix
5 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
6 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (25.71%) SCCM
8 8 (22.86%) Finance
9 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (20.00%) ITIL
10 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (17.14%) Internet
10 6 (17.14%) VMware
10 6 (17.14%) Remedy
10 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (14.29%) MCSE
12 4 (11.43%) LAN
12 4 (11.43%) WAN
12 4 (11.43%) McAfee
12 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
12 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
12 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
12 4 (11.43%) PDA
12 4 (11.43%) XenApp

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Lync
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (60.00%) MS Office
2 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Internet
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) SMS
4 1 (2.86%) VLAN
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MSI
2 1 (2.86%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Military
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Service Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 6 (17.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Support Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
7 2 (5.71%) Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) Technology Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) IT Support
8 1 (2.86%) Project Support Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Project Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Help Desk Team Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
1 4 (11.43%) PDA
2 3 (8.57%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
2 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
2 3 (8.57%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
4 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.29%) MCSE
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.86%) MCTS
5 1 (2.86%) MCITP
5 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.86%) Xen
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.71%) WSUS
4 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) Remedy
4 4 (11.43%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) Acronis
5 1 (2.86%) Wyse
5 1 (2.86%) AppSense
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) Veritas