The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 34 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 34 70 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.43% 9.47% 6.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.28% 36.46% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.44% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £120 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £400 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.01 £10.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £20.00 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
Windows 7
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
186 192 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.25% 25.98% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 84 21
Average daily rate £315 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (38.14%) Windows XP
3 35 (36.08%) Migration
4 32 (32.99%) Active Directory
5 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
6 27 (27.84%) MS Excel
7 26 (26.80%) ITIL
8 23 (23.71%) Finance
9 21 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (21.65%) MS Office
10 20 (20.62%) Security Cleared
11 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
11 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
12 16 (16.49%) SCCM
12 16 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (14.43%) MCSE
13 14 (14.43%) ATM
13 14 (14.43%) Windows 8
14 13 (13.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 13 (13.40%) VB
14 13 (13.40%) Tivoli
15 12 (12.37%) Remedy
15 12 (12.37%) Citrix
15 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
15 12 (12.37%) Windows Vista
16 11 (11.34%) VBScript
17 10 (10.31%) MCP
17 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (10.31%) OVSD

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (5.15%) IIS
4 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.06%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.03%) Lync
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (27.84%) MS Excel
2 21 (21.65%) MS Office
3 9 (9.28%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
1 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.43%) ATM
2 3 (3.09%) LAN
3 2 (2.06%) DHCP
3 2 (2.06%) DNS
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) SAN
4 1 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) MS Access
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (1.03%) MSI
General
1 23 (23.71%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.06%) Back Office
3 2 (2.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (42.27%) Analyst
2 15 (15.46%) Support Analyst
2 15 (15.46%) Service Analyst
2 15 (15.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (9.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.15%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.03%) Middleware
2 1 (1.03%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.03%) FMCG
4 1 (1.03%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (38.14%) Windows XP
3 21 (21.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.43%) Windows 8
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Vista
6 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.12%) UNIX
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.08%) Migration
2 26 (26.80%) ITIL
3 10 (10.31%) Software Testing
4 9 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (9.28%) Validation
4 9 (9.28%) Build Automation
5 8 (8.25%) Software Distribution
5 8 (8.25%) Data Validation
5 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.22%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.19%) Service Management
7 6 (6.19%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.09%) QMS
9 3 (3.09%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.09%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (2.06%) Project Management
10 2 (2.06%) Change Management
10 2 (2.06%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.40%) VB
3 11 (11.34%) VBScript
4 4 (4.12%) SQL
5 2 (2.06%) C#
5 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (20.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
3 16 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (14.43%) MCSE
5 10 (10.31%) MCP
6 4 (4.12%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (32.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.12%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.06%) XenApp
5 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) SCCM
2 13 (13.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 13 (13.40%) Tivoli
3 10 (10.31%) OVSD
3 10 (10.31%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.09%) SCOM
5 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.03%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.37%) Remedy
2 12 (12.37%) Citrix
3 4 (4.12%) HP
3 4 (4.12%) IBM
3 4 (4.12%) McAfee
3 4 (4.12%) AppSense
3 4 (4.12%) VMware
4 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco
4 3 (3.09%) Dell
5 2 (2.06%) Lotus
6 1 (1.03%) Altiris
6 1 (1.03%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.03%) Symantec
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle
6 1 (1.03%) EMC