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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 31 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 41 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.50% 4.59% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.71% 24.49% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 5
Average daily rate £175 £112 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.95% -44.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £100 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £381 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £9.77 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £82.70 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
261 147 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.27% 18.73% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 77 108
Average daily rate £320 £270 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 26
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £57.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
West Yorkshire

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
3 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 26 (33.77%) Windows XP
5 22 (28.57%) MS Office
6 19 (24.68%) Migration
7 18 (23.38%) SCCM
8 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
9 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
10 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (16.88%) ITIL
12 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
13 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (7.79%) Legal
15 6 (7.79%) Blackberry
15 6 (7.79%) LAN
15 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
15 6 (7.79%) SLA
15 6 (7.79%) Cisco
15 6 (7.79%) Citrix
16 5 (6.49%) ISEB
16 5 (6.49%) SQL
16 5 (6.49%) Project Management
16 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (6.49%) Data Analysis
16 5 (6.49%) Office 365
17 4 (5.19%) NAS
17 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.19%) IIS
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.19%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.60%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.30%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (28.57%) MS Office
2 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) LAN
1 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.19%) NAS
2 4 (5.19%) Firewall
2 4 (5.19%) SAN
2 4 (5.19%) DNS
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
2 4 (5.19%) SMTP
2 4 (5.19%) DHCP
3 2 (2.60%) Internet
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) InstallShield
1 3 (3.90%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (7.79%) Legal
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Finance
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 11 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 7 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
3 7 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.49%) Applications Packager
5 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.90%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Team Leader
6 3 (3.90%) Deployment Team Leader
7 2 (2.60%) Technical Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
1 4 (5.19%) XML
1 4 (5.19%) HTML
2 3 (3.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) iPhone
3 1 (1.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (33.77%) Windows XP
3 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Migration
2 13 (16.88%) ITIL
3 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.49%) Project Management
4 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.49%) Data Analysis
5 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.19%) Scrum
5 4 (5.19%) Service Management
5 4 (5.19%) Change Management
5 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.60%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.60%) Software Distribution
7 2 (2.60%) Validation
7 2 (2.60%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.30%) Time Management
8 1 (1.30%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.49%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) ISEB
2 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) MCSE
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.30%) MOS
5 1 (1.30%) MCDST
5 1 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.60%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (23.38%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco
2 6 (7.79%) Citrix
3 4 (5.19%) Lotus
4 2 (2.60%) Kaseya
4 2 (2.60%) LANDesk
4 2 (2.60%) Altiris
4 2 (2.60%) Symantec
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe
5 1 (1.30%) BMC
5 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.30%) Remedy
5 1 (1.30%) AppSense
5 1 (1.30%) VMware
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