The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Leicestershire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 16 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 32 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.99% 5.88% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.55% 25.00% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 4
Average daily rate £185 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 - £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
Average hourly rate £9.32 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £12.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £16.00 £13.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
83 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.31% 23.53% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 18
Average daily rate £225 £230 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £203 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £365 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.67 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +36.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £9.90 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £29.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
East Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Windows 7
East Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows XP
3 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
5 13 (30.95%) Migration
6 11 (26.19%) MS Office
7 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 7 (16.67%) SCCM
8 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.90%) ITIL
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
8 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (7.14%) VMware
10 3 (7.14%) C#
10 3 (7.14%) .NET
10 3 (7.14%) Retail
10 3 (7.14%) Application Packaging
10 3 (7.14%) QA
10 3 (7.14%) Office 365
11 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
11 2 (4.76%) NHibernate
11 2 (4.76%) NUnit
11 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (4.76%) Moq
11 2 (4.76%) StructureMap

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (4.76%) IIS
1 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Site Server
2 1 (2.38%) Lync
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
1 2 (4.76%) DHCP
1 2 (4.76%) DNS
1 2 (4.76%) Wireless
1 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) WLAN
2 1 (2.38%) PABX
2 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) NUnit
1 2 (4.76%) Moq
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) IT Support
2 4 (9.52%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Consultant
3 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Deployment Team Leader
4 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Applications Packager
4 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
2 2 (4.76%) NHibernate
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.76%) StructureMap
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (4.76%) Scrum
3 2 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (2.38%) Change Management
4 1 (2.38%) ITSM
4 1 (2.38%) Project Management
4 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) C
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
4 1 (2.38%) Remedy
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