The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 30 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.28% 7.73% 7.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.06% 28.33% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -16.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £131 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £413 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
Windows 7
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 60 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.36% 27.27% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 43
Average daily rate £400 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Tunbridge Wells -5 2 £163 - 1
West Malling - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) MS Office
3 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Citrix
6 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) SCCM
7 7 (30.43%) XenApp
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 4 (17.39%) AdminStudio
9 4 (17.39%) VBScript
9 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (17.39%) VMware
10 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (13.04%) Symantec
10 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
10 3 (13.04%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
11 2 (8.70%) Wyse
11 2 (8.70%) vSphere
11 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
11 2 (8.70%) Reuters
11 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
11 2 (8.70%) SQL Server

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (78.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) AdminStudio
2 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Rollout Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Software Packager
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) PDA
2 2 (8.70%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
1 2 (8.70%) Document Management
1 2 (8.70%) Change Management
1 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
2 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.35%) BCP
2 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
2 1 (4.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) VBScript
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) XenApp
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.70%) vSphere
6 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Wyse
5 2 (8.70%) Reuters
5 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
5 2 (8.70%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) FalconStor