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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 23 34 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 30 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.41% 3.71% 8.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.69% 12.06% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 10
Average daily rate
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£150 £145 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £241 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.19% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.75 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +15.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £16.13 £17.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.44%
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
145 141 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 30.98% 30.79% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 69 28
Average daily rate £350 £350 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £42.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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
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 31 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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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 +10 9 £325 +79.31% 1
Cheltenham -9 3 - -
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (50.85%) Windows XP
3 24 (40.68%) Migration
4 21 (35.59%) Asset Management
4 21 (35.59%) IT Asset Management
5 19 (32.20%) Programme Management
5 19 (32.20%) MS Excel
6 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
6 18 (30.51%) Windows 8
7 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
8 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
9 14 (23.73%) Lync
10 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
11 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (13.56%) Degree
12 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (10.17%) FMCG
13 6 (10.17%) Manufacturing
14 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (8.47%) DNS
14 5 (8.47%) Application Discovery
15 4 (6.78%) Citrix
15 4 (6.78%) SCCM
15 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (5.08%) VMware
16 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 3 (5.08%) HP
16 3 (5.08%) MS Office
17 2 (3.39%) NAS
17 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (23.73%) Lync
2 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (32.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 2 (3.39%) SAN
2 2 (3.39%) NAS
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (10.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
2 2 (3.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Desktop Support
2 12 (20.34%) Support Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (16.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Administrator
4 5 (8.47%) Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.39%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) FMCG
2 2 (3.39%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (50.85%) Windows XP
3 18 (30.51%) Windows 8
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Migration
2 21 (35.59%) Asset Management
2 21 (35.59%) IT Asset Management
3 19 (32.20%) Programme Management
4 5 (8.47%) Application Discovery
5 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL
6 1 (1.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
1 1 (1.69%) VBScript
1 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Citrix
3 3 (5.08%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.39%) EMC
4 2 (3.39%) Juniper
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec
4 2 (3.39%) McAfee
4 2 (3.39%) Websense
5 1 (1.69%) ArcSight