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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 47 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 26 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.14% 3.77% 6.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.45% 13.38% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
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£155 £213 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +51.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £10.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +29.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £14.83 £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
227 142 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.38% 28.17% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 89 24
Average daily rate £283 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 23
Average hourly rate £15.58 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £25.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the North East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 July 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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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 -11 25 £120 -43.52% 2
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
3 15 (30.61%) Windows XP
4 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
4 12 (24.49%) Migration
5 11 (22.45%) DHCP
5 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
6 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
6 10 (20.41%) HP
6 10 (20.41%) Finance
7 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
7 9 (18.37%) MS Office
7 9 (18.37%) ITIL
8 7 (14.29%) DNS
8 7 (14.29%) Dell
8 7 (14.29%) Citrix
8 7 (14.29%) Problem Management
9 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
9 6 (12.24%) Cisco
9 6 (12.24%) VPN
9 6 (12.24%) VMware
9 6 (12.24%) Information Security
10 5 (10.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (10.20%) ITSM
10 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
10 5 (10.20%) Service Management
10 5 (10.20%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (4.08%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) DHCP
2 7 (14.29%) DNS
3 6 (12.24%) VPN
4 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.08%) 3G
5 2 (4.08%) LAN
5 2 (4.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.04%) VoIP
6 1 (2.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) DTS
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Service Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (24.49%) Desktop Support
5 10 (20.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (20.41%) Support Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
11 1 (2.04%) Solutions Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Wintel Support
11 1 (2.04%) Desktop Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 1 (2.04%) Windows Engineer
11 1 (2.04%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) PKI
2 3 (6.12%) PDA
3 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) Life Science
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Windows XP
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.16%) UNIX
6 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.04%) Android
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Migration
2 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
3 9 (18.37%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security
6 5 (10.20%) ITSM
6 5 (10.20%) Service Management
7 4 (8.16%) Change Management
8 3 (6.12%) Validation
8 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.04%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.04%) Software Delivery
9 1 (2.04%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (8.16%) Xen
3 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) vSphere
4 3 (6.12%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Unicenter
1 4 (8.16%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.12%) HP SIM
2 3 (6.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) HP
3 7 (14.29%) Dell
3 7 (14.29%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco
4 6 (12.24%) VMware
5 4 (8.16%) CA
5 4 (8.16%) McAfee
6 3 (6.12%) Symantec
7 2 (4.08%) AppSense
7 2 (4.08%) Lotus
8 1 (2.04%) Apple