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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 53 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 23 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.52% 4.75% 6.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.85% 18.12% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
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£190 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £225 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.10 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £28.10 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +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
212 149 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.25% 26.23% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 28
Average daily rate £304 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £207 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.92% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.80 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -20 22 £190 -15.55% 2
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (62.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
3 14 (32.56%) Windows XP
4 12 (27.91%) DHCP
4 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
5 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (25.58%) Incident Management
5 11 (25.58%) Migration
6 10 (23.26%) Finance
6 10 (23.26%) ITIL
6 10 (23.26%) HP
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
8 8 (18.60%) DNS
9 7 (16.28%) MS Office
9 7 (16.28%) Citrix
9 7 (16.28%) VMware
9 7 (16.28%) Problem Management
10 6 (13.95%) Cisco
10 6 (13.95%) VPN
10 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
11 5 (11.63%) SLA
11 5 (11.63%) Dell
11 5 (11.63%) ITSM
11 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
11 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (11.63%) Information Security
11 5 (11.63%) Service Management
11 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (4.65%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Office
2 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) DHCP
2 8 (18.60%) DNS
3 6 (13.95%) VPN
4 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.65%) 3G
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) LAN
6 1 (2.33%) VoIP
6 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) DTS
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Service Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
5 8 (18.60%) Desktop Support
6 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Data Centre Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Coordinator
9 2 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) Wintel Support
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) Windows Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
2 3 (6.98%) PDA
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) Life Science
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) EPoS
4 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows XP
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) UNIX
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Migration
1 11 (25.58%) Incident Management
2 10 (23.26%) ITIL
3 7 (16.28%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
4 5 (11.63%) Information Security
4 5 (11.63%) ITSM
5 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) Validation
6 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Application Discovery
7 1 (2.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) Xen
3 4 (9.30%) vSphere
4 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Unicenter
1 4 (9.30%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.98%) HP SIM
2 3 (6.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.65%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) HP
3 7 (16.28%) Citrix
3 7 (16.28%) VMware
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco
5 5 (11.63%) Dell
6 4 (9.30%) CA
6 4 (9.30%) McAfee
7 3 (6.98%) Symantec
8 2 (4.65%) AppSense
9 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.33%) Apple