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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 29 10 24
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 29 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.84% 8.29% 4.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.86% 42.47% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £214 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-22.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.20 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.70% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £15.00 £13.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
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
146 73 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.37% 19.52% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 35 51
Average daily rate £260 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 21
Average hourly rate £15.04 £12.20 £11.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.27% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the North East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 September 2014. 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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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 -16 23 £225 +12.50% 1
Durham -12 5 £280 -1.75% 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Windows XP
3 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
4 14 (29.79%) MS Office
5 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
6 12 (25.53%) Migration
7 11 (23.40%) CAD
8 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.89%) DHCP
9 7 (14.89%) Application Packaging
9 7 (14.89%) SCCM
9 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
10 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
11 4 (8.51%) Change Management
11 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.51%) WAN
11 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
11 4 (8.51%) LAN
11 4 (8.51%) DTS
11 4 (8.51%) ITIL
11 4 (8.51%) AutoCAD
11 4 (8.51%) Cisco
11 4 (8.51%) CA
11 4 (8.51%) Unicenter
11 4 (8.51%) MicroStation
12 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
12 3 (6.38%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.51%) AutoCAD
3 4 (8.51%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SmartPlant
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) DHCP
2 4 (8.51%) LAN
2 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) MPLS
4 2 (4.26%) DSL
4 2 (4.26%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) VoIP
5 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) DTS
General
1 1 (2.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Desktop Support
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Support Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Life Science
2 2 (4.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Windows XP
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Migration
2 11 (23.40%) CAD
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Change Management
3 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.38%) ERP
5 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.13%) Service Management
5 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.13%) Change Control
5 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) Unicenter
3 2 (4.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) CA
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
3 2 (4.26%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Mitel