The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 33 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.39% 11.92% 6.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.33% 46.59% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.28 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.40 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Windows 7
East Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
75 88 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 25.60% 25.58% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 11
Average daily rate £295 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £150 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.21 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £20.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
Leicester -11 3 £263 -4.54%
Loughborough +2 1 - -
Windows 7
East Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (12.50%) Sun
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (12.50%) EPoS
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
7 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Lync
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (6.25%) XenApp
8 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
8 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.25%) IMAP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) EPoS Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) PC Support
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) Server Building
1 1 (6.25%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) DCSE
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Dell Certification
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) DameWare
2 1 (6.25%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Sun
2 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) BMC