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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 18 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 24 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.25% 5.39% 7.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.29% 21.33% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £210 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £112 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £460 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £265
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.75 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £27.25 £12.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
68 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.37% 25.25% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 38
Average daily rate £400 £400 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £118 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.05 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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
Whitstable - 1 £160 -
Chatham - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Westerham - - - -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 24 (50.00%) MS Office
3 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
5 17 (35.42%) ITIL
6 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 15 (31.25%) SCCM
8 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
8 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (25.00%) Finance
10 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
11 7 (14.58%) VMware
11 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
11 7 (14.58%) Solaris
11 7 (14.58%) UNIX
11 7 (14.58%) Citrix
11 7 (14.58%) Veeam
11 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (12.50%) VPN
12 6 (12.50%) Service Management
13 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
13 5 (10.42%) SLA
13 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (8.33%) Banking
14 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
14 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
14 4 (8.33%) iPad
14 4 (8.33%) iPhone

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (50.00%) MS Office
2 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) VPN
2 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.33%) DHCP
3 4 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 3 (6.25%) LAN
4 3 (6.25%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) Wireless
6 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
1 12 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Desktop Support
3 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Deskside Support
6 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support
7 3 (6.25%) Deskside Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (4.17%) UNIX Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) STL
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) iPad
2 4 (8.33%) iPhone
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.58%) Solaris
4 7 (14.58%) UNIX
5 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Service Management
3 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 4 (8.33%) ITSM
4 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.17%) Data Security
6 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.08%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Migration
6 1 (2.08%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) C++
2 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 2 (4.17%) vSphere
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (31.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
2 7 (14.58%) Citrix
2 7 (14.58%) Veeam
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) Lotus
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe