The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 71 33 11
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.29% 4.69% 8.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.04% 19.72% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 11
Average daily rate
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£190 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £225 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £273 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £214 £270
% change year-on-year
-6.43% -20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £28.80 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Windows 7
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
278 142 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.67% 23.79% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 83 35
Average daily rate £425 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 19
Average hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -33 12 £190 -15.55% 2
Durham -8 1 - - 2
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 13 (30.95%) DHCP
6 12 (28.57%) ITIL
7 11 (26.19%) HP
7 11 (26.19%) Incident Management
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (23.81%) Migration
9 9 (21.43%) Finance
9 9 (21.43%) DNS
9 9 (21.43%) Citrix
9 9 (21.43%) MS Office
9 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (19.05%) VMware
11 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
12 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (14.29%) Cisco
12 6 (14.29%) VPN
13 5 (11.90%) SQL
13 5 (11.90%) SLA
13 5 (11.90%) Dell
13 5 (11.90%) Information Security
13 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (11.90%) ITSM
13 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
13 5 (11.90%) Service Management

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Office
2 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) DHCP
2 9 (21.43%) DNS
3 6 (14.29%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.76%) 3G
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) DTS
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Support Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (16.67%) Desktop Support
6 6 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Coordinator
7 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
8 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (9.52%) Data Centre Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
11 1 (2.38%) IT Support
11 1 (2.38%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
11 1 (2.38%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 1 (2.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.38%) Life Science
5 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Incident Management
3 10 (23.81%) Migration
4 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Information Security
5 5 (11.90%) Service Management
5 5 (11.90%) ITSM
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
7 3 (7.14%) Application Discovery
8 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.38%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (11.90%) Xen
3 5 (11.90%) vSphere
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.52%) Unicenter
3 3 (7.14%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) HP
3 9 (21.43%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) VMware
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco
6 5 (11.90%) Dell
6 5 (11.90%) McAfee
7 4 (9.52%) CA
8 3 (7.14%) Symantec
9 2 (4.76%) AppSense
10 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.38%) Apple