The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 23 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.55% 1.39% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.86% 10.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£185 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £16.50 £18.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £16.50 £22.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -10.34%
Windows 7
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 30 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.29% 13.89% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 19
Average daily rate £281 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £360 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.58 £26.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.20% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £34.50 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) SAP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Smartphone
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
3 4 (44.44%) FMCG
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) COBIT
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) SCCM
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) NAS
6 1 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Lync
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (11.11%) Android SDK

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Smartphone
1 4 (44.44%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Android Development
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle