The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 36 27 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +34
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 35 59 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.54% 6.74% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.15% 22.61% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.95% -21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £93 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £388 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £270
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.25 £13.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -15.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.67 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £58.95 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -10.00%
Windows 7
West Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
231 261 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.36% 29.79% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 140 82
Average daily rate £250 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.45 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.58% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £15.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
4 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
5 14 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 13 (20.63%) Migration
7 10 (15.87%) Service Management
8 9 (14.29%) SCCM
9 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
9 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.52%) QA
10 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
11 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
11 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
12 4 (6.35%) Manual Testing
12 4 (6.35%) Time Management
12 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
12 4 (6.35%) Selenium
12 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
12 4 (6.35%) BDD
12 4 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (6.35%) Office 365
12 4 (6.35%) Automation Testing
12 4 (6.35%) Test Planning
12 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.35%) TDD
12 4 (6.35%) Scrum

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) LAN
1 1 (1.59%) DHCP
1 1 (1.59%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Selenium
1 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.17%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.59%) MSI
3 1 (1.59%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Service Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) Desktop Support
4 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Administrator
6 5 (7.94%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) IT Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) IT Trainer
7 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) Trainer
7 4 (6.35%) Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) IT Support
9 2 (3.17%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Migration
2 10 (15.87%) Service Management
3 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.35%) BDD
5 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
5 4 (6.35%) Manual Testing
5 4 (6.35%) Time Management
5 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
5 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
5 4 (6.35%) Scrum
5 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.35%) TDD
5 4 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.35%) Automation Testing
5 4 (6.35%) Test Planning
6 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL
7 2 (3.17%) User Stories
8 1 (1.59%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) VBScript
2 1 (1.59%) VB
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB
3 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.59%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Citrix
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.59%) NetApp
4 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.59%) Sun
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Dell