The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Kent region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 19 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 31 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.04% 8.71% 20.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.00% 26.50% 62.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 36
Average daily rate £250 £275 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £263 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £302 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 117 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.13% 32.87% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 53 50
Average daily rate £390 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £263 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 2 £431 -
Maidstone +4 1 £250 -9.09% 2
Tonbridge - 1 £390 -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Dover - - - -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) MS Office
4 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) Windows XP
6 8 (28.57%) SCCM
7 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
9 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 4 (14.29%) VPN
11 3 (10.71%) Investment Management
11 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (10.71%) SLA
11 3 (10.71%) WAN
11 3 (10.71%) CRM
11 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
11 3 (10.71%) Finance
11 3 (10.71%) Migration
12 2 (7.14%) Wireless
12 2 (7.14%) Change Management
12 2 (7.14%) Sophos
12 2 (7.14%) MSI
12 2 (7.14%) LAN
12 2 (7.14%) PBX
12 2 (7.14%) DHCP
12 2 (7.14%) Cisco
12 2 (7.14%) DNS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) PBX
3 2 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.57%) Fiddler
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (21.43%) Desktop Support
4 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Packager
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) CMDB
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) CRM
1 3 (10.71%) Migration
1 3 (10.71%) Investment Management
2 2 (7.14%) Change Management
2 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) Network Design
3 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) SOA
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C#
1 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
1 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCP
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
1 1 (3.57%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Sage
2 2 (7.14%) Sophos
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco
2 2 (7.14%) Mitel
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Dell