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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 29 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 44 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.84% 6.25% 6.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.40% 25.00% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-24.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 17
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
188 176 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.68% 25.00% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 69 71
Average daily rate £346 £315 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.68% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows 7
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (39.80%) Windows XP
3 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
4 33 (33.67%) Migration
5 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 23 (23.47%) MS Excel
7 19 (19.39%) Finance
7 19 (19.39%) SCCM
8 18 (18.37%) VB
9 17 (17.35%) MS Office
10 15 (15.31%) MSI
10 15 (15.31%) VBScript
10 15 (15.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 14 (14.29%) Application Packaging
12 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
12 13 (13.27%) ITIL
12 13 (13.27%) Remedy
13 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (11.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 10 (10.20%) Project Management
15 10 (10.20%) Banking
15 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
16 9 (9.18%) Spreadsheet
16 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V
16 9 (9.18%) Wise Package Studio
16 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (9.18%) WSH
17 8 (8.16%) MS Access

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.02%) ArchestrA
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (23.47%) MS Excel
2 17 (17.35%) MS Office
3 9 (9.18%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (8.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) ATM
2 3 (3.06%) SAN
3 2 (2.04%) LAN
3 2 (2.04%) WAN
3 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.02%) VPN
4 1 (1.02%) Intranet
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) 3G
4 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.02%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) MS Access
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (15.31%) MSI
2 9 (9.18%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (5.10%) InstallShield
4 4 (4.08%) AdminStudio
General
1 19 (19.39%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.04%) Back Office
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Analyst
2 16 (16.33%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.27%) Applications Packager
4 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.14%) Consultant
5 6 (6.12%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) XP Rollout Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.06%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.06%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Business Change Project Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 9 (9.18%) WSH
3 2 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (1.02%) STL
4 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.04%) PDA
2 1 (1.02%) SCADA
2 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.02%) iPhone
2 1 (1.02%) iPad
2 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.02%) EPoS
2 1 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (39.80%) Windows XP
3 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.10%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Migration
2 13 (13.27%) ITIL
3 10 (10.20%) Project Management
4 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.16%) Logistics
5 8 (8.16%) Project Planning
6 6 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.12%) Data Validation
6 6 (6.12%) Validation
7 3 (3.06%) Software Distribution
7 3 (3.06%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.04%) Service Management
8 2 (2.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (1.02%) Test Strategy
9 1 (1.02%) Email Migration
9 1 (1.02%) Regression Testing
9 1 (1.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.02%) ITSM
9 1 (1.02%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) VB
2 15 (15.31%) VBScript
3 14 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.08%) SQL
4 4 (4.08%) C
5 2 (2.04%) C#
5 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.04%) VBA
6 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCP
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) ISEB
5 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PMP
5 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.04%) XenApp
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (19.39%) SCCM
2 11 (11.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.02%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) Remedy
3 8 (8.16%) VMware
3 8 (8.16%) Citrix
4 3 (3.06%) HP
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 2 (2.04%) Dell
5 2 (2.04%) Symantec
6 1 (1.02%) AppSense
6 1 (1.02%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.02%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.02%) CA
6 1 (1.02%) Novell
6 1 (1.02%) Siemens
6 1 (1.02%) Apple