The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 40 25 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 29 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.90% 6.00% 3.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.93% 22.22% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £136 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £327 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £285 £263
% change year-on-year
-25.43% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £26.00 £21.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Windows 7
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
182 144 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.50% 27.02% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 59 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 25 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.33 £37.50 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
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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
Watford +1 8 £160 -28.88% 2
Welwyn Garden City +2 4 - -
St Albans +2 2 - - 1
Stevenage -6 2 - -
Baldock - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (67.65%) Active Directory
3 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
4 26 (38.24%) MS Office
5 22 (32.35%) MS Exchange
6 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (27.94%) Windows XP
8 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
8 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
9 13 (19.12%) Blackberry
9 13 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (19.12%) Windows 8
10 12 (17.65%) DNS
10 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (14.71%) Symantec
11 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (11.76%) VoIP
13 8 (11.76%) VMware
13 8 (11.76%) Altiris
14 7 (10.29%) SLA
14 7 (10.29%) VPN
14 7 (10.29%) SQL
14 7 (10.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (10.29%) iPhone
15 6 (8.82%) ITIL
15 6 (8.82%) Citrix
15 6 (8.82%) SCCM
16 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
16 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000 Server

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 22 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (38.24%) MS Office
2 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
2 12 (17.65%) DNS
3 8 (11.76%) VoIP
4 7 (10.29%) VPN
5 5 (7.35%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) Firewall
7 2 (2.94%) Wireless
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.47%) LAN
8 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.47%) WAN
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 7 (10.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Publishing
4 2 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Support Engineer
2 20 (29.41%) Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Support Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (16.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) IT Support
6 8 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.35%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Support Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Flash
2 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.29%) iPhone
3 3 (4.41%) iPad
3 3 (4.41%) HP StorageWorks
4 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (27.94%) Windows XP
4 13 (19.12%) Windows 8
5 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (7.35%) Android
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.82%) ITIL
2 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
2 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (2.94%) Integration Testing
3 2 (2.94%) Migration
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (1.47%) Information Security
4 1 (1.47%) ITSM
4 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2
4 1 (1.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) MCSE
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) MOS
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) XenServer
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.94%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Symantec
3 8 (11.76%) VMware
3 8 (11.76%) Altiris
4 6 (8.82%) Citrix
5 5 (7.35%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco
6 2 (2.94%) Avaya
6 2 (2.94%) Sage
6 2 (2.94%) Google
7 1 (1.47%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.47%) Capita
7 1 (1.47%) BT
7 1 (1.47%) Wyse
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle
7 1 (1.47%) Dell
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