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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 10 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 28 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.12% 4.76% 1.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.89% 23.08% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £225 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.55% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.55 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.25% -10.00%
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
72 65 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 31.17% 20.63% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 26
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +23 19 £170 -
Windows 7
East Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
3 25 (42.37%) Migration
4 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
5 21 (35.59%) SCCM
6 18 (30.51%) MS Office
7 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
7 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
7 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (20.34%) XenApp
8 12 (20.34%) VBScript
8 12 (20.34%) Citrix
9 11 (18.64%) Remedy
9 11 (18.64%) XenDesktop
10 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (13.56%) LAN
10 8 (13.56%) WAN
11 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
12 6 (10.17%) Finance
12 6 (10.17%) Fat Client
12 6 (10.17%) Thin Client
12 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
13 5 (8.47%) Wireless
13 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
13 5 (8.47%) ITIL
13 5 (8.47%) HP
13 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (8.47%) Cisco
13 5 (8.47%) Smartphone
13 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) Lync
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) LiveLink
Applications
1 18 (30.51%) MS Office
2 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) LAN
1 8 (13.56%) WAN
2 5 (8.47%) Wireless
3 2 (3.39%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Analyst
2 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (10.17%) Deployment Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Desktop Technician
4 4 (6.78%) Support Specialist
4 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.08%) Rollout Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Citrix Administrator
5 3 (5.08%) Administrator
5 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.08%) Wintel Administrator
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Deployment Team Leader
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Thin Client
1 6 (10.17%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.47%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Migration
2 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (8.47%) ITIL
2 5 (8.47%) Software Distribution
3 3 (5.08%) Project Management
3 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.39%) Line Management
5 1 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.69%) ITSM
5 1 (1.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.69%) Web Design
5 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.34%) VBScript
3 2 (3.39%) VB
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) XenApp
3 11 (18.64%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.69%) XenServer
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (35.59%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) Control-M
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.69%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) Citrix
3 11 (18.64%) Remedy
4 5 (8.47%) HP
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.69%) Lotus
7 1 (1.69%) IBM