The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Leeds 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 49 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 29 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.79% 4.52% 3.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 14.29% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -44.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £118 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £350 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 13
Average hourly rate £14.35 £11.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.78% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.50 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £11.50 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.72 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
203 287 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.54% 31.64% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 135 127
Average daily rate £185 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.83% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +135.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £45.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
3 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
4 21 (32.31%) MS Excel
5 19 (29.23%) Windows XP
6 13 (20.00%) MS Office
7 11 (16.92%) Service Management
8 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 9 (13.85%) SCCM
9 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (12.31%) Migration
10 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
10 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (12.31%) Scrum
11 6 (9.23%) Cisco
12 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
12 5 (7.69%) LAN
12 5 (7.69%) ITIL
13 4 (6.15%) WAN
13 4 (6.15%) SMTP
13 4 (6.15%) XML
13 4 (6.15%) .NET
13 4 (6.15%) IIS
13 4 (6.15%) HTML
13 4 (6.15%) Java
13 4 (6.15%) SQL
13 4 (6.15%) SAN
13 4 (6.15%) SharePoint

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.15%) IIS
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (32.31%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) LAN
2 4 (6.15%) WAN
2 4 (6.15%) SMTP
2 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.15%) SAN
2 4 (6.15%) Firewall
2 4 (6.15%) NAS
3 3 (4.62%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Selenium
1 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.62%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (4.62%) Legal
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Service Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Tester
5 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) HTML
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
1 4 (6.15%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (29.23%) Windows XP
3 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) Service Management
2 8 (12.31%) Scrum
2 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.31%) Migration
2 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
3 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (7.69%) ITIL
4 4 (6.15%) Change Management
4 4 (6.15%) TDD
4 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
4 4 (6.15%) Manual Testing
4 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
4 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
4 4 (6.15%) BDD
4 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.15%) Project Management
4 4 (6.15%) Automation Testing
5 3 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) Java
1 4 (6.15%) SQL
1 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.54%) vSphere
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Cisco
3 3 (4.62%) Citrix
4 2 (3.08%) Lotus
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.54%) Symantec
5 1 (1.54%) NetApp
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) Sun
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Dell
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