The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 24 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 55 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.36% 6.06% 4.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.70% 33.68% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 9
Average daily rate £260 £338 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% +20.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £215 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Average hourly rate £18.75 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
206 95 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.82% 17.99% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 36 71
Average daily rate £260 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 29
Average hourly rate £16.43 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.32% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.35 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Buckinghamshire

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (43.20%) Windows XP
3 52 (41.60%) Microsoft
4 35 (28.00%) MS Office
5 34 (27.20%) Active Directory
6 31 (24.80%) MS Excel
7 30 (24.00%) Migration
8 23 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (15.20%) Security Cleared
10 17 (13.60%) SCCM
10 17 (13.60%) VMware
11 16 (12.80%) Citrix
12 15 (12.00%) VB
12 15 (12.00%) Application Packaging
13 14 (11.20%) SC Cleared
13 14 (11.20%) ITIL
13 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
14 13 (10.40%) Finance
15 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (8.80%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (8.80%) Remedy
16 11 (8.80%) MSI
17 10 (8.00%) Project Management
17 10 (8.00%) Windows Vista
18 9 (7.20%) Project Planning
18 9 (7.20%) Banking
18 9 (7.20%) Logistics
18 9 (7.20%) Hyper-V
18 9 (7.20%) Financial Institution

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.80%) IIS
6 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.80%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (28.00%) MS Office
2 31 (24.80%) MS Excel
3 9 (7.20%) MS Project
4 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) ATM
2 7 (5.60%) VPN
3 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.20%) SAN
4 4 (3.20%) Internet
5 3 (2.40%) 3G
5 3 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.40%) Intranet
5 3 (2.40%) WAN
5 3 (2.40%) Broadband
5 3 (2.40%) LAN
6 2 (1.60%) SMS
6 2 (1.60%) DHCP
6 2 (1.60%) DNS
6 2 (1.60%) Firewall
7 1 (0.80%) Wireless
7 1 (0.80%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) MSI
2 8 (6.40%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.60%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.80%) NUnit
4 1 (0.80%) Moq
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Banking
2 9 (7.20%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 3 (2.40%) Marketing
5 2 (1.60%) French Language
5 2 (1.60%) German Language
5 2 (1.60%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.80%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Analyst
2 15 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.20%) Applications Packager
4 11 (8.80%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Rollout Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) XP Rollout Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Consultant
9 5 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Migration Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Help Desk Support
10 4 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.20%) Exchange Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (2.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Deployment Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.00%) Application Packaging
2 8 (6.40%) WSH
3 1 (0.80%) Middleware
3 1 (0.80%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.80%) .NET
3 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.80%) STL
3 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.80%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.00%) iPhone
3 4 (3.20%) PDA
4 2 (1.60%) Statistics
4 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) EPoS
5 1 (0.80%) SCADA
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.80%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (43.20%) Windows XP
3 23 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.00%) Windows Vista
6 5 (4.00%) Linux
7 3 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.00%) Migration
2 14 (11.20%) ITIL
3 10 (8.00%) Project Management
4 9 (7.20%) Logistics
4 9 (7.20%) Project Planning
5 7 (5.60%) Email Migration
6 6 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.60%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (1.60%) Asset Management
10 1 (0.80%) Test Strategy
10 1 (0.80%) Time Management
10 1 (0.80%) Data Migration
10 1 (0.80%) ITSM
10 1 (0.80%) MVC
10 1 (0.80%) Risk Management
10 1 (0.80%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.00%) VB
2 6 (4.80%) VBScript
3 5 (4.00%) SQL
3 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.20%) VBA
5 1 (0.80%) C#
5 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.00%) MCSE
5 4 (3.20%) PMP
5 4 (3.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.40%) MCP
6 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) MCSA
8 1 (0.80%) ISEB
8 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) SLA
1 6 (4.80%) QA
System Software
1 34 (27.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (7.20%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.60%) XenApp
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (13.60%) SCCM
2 8 (6.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.60%) WSUS
4 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.80%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.80%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.80%) Plesk
Vendors
1 52 (41.60%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.60%) VMware
3 16 (12.80%) Citrix
4 11 (8.80%) Remedy
5 5 (4.00%) BMC
5 5 (4.00%) Cisco
6 4 (3.20%) HP
7 3 (2.40%) Dell
8 2 (1.60%) Novell
9 1 (0.80%) Siemens
9 1 (0.80%) Symantec
9 1 (0.80%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.80%) Lumension
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle
9 1 (0.80%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.80%) CA