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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 36 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.16% 9.58% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.53% 36.59% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
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£148 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £9.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
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
93 82 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.70% 26.20% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 33 17
Average daily rate £300 £240 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £145 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.23 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 4 £148 -15.71% 1
Coalville - - - -
Windows 7
East Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) MS Office
3 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) SCCM
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.93%) Migration
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) VBScript
8 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
8 5 (18.52%) Software Distribution
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
10 3 (11.11%) VoIP
10 3 (11.11%) Remedy
10 3 (11.11%) Retail
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
11 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
11 2 (7.41%) XenApp
11 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
11 2 (7.41%) Wireless
11 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
11 2 (7.41%) LAN
11 2 (7.41%) Citrix
11 2 (7.41%) WAN
11 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
12 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) LiveLink
1 1 (3.70%) Lync
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (7.41%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Author
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Author
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) EDI
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
1 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
1 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) VBScript
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Dell Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Remedy
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Computacenter
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