The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 28 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 20 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.93% 5.74% 3.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.40% 24.49% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£128 £220 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.04% -7.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.19% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 £8.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.78% -36.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.44%
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Oxfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 49 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.66% 23.44% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 13 20
Average daily rate £400 £348 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% +8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £220 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) Windows 8
4 12 (36.36%) MS Office
5 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (24.24%) VMware
7 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.18%) SCCM
8 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
10 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (9.09%) Altiris
11 3 (9.09%) WordPress
11 3 (9.09%) CentOS
11 3 (9.09%) Wireless
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) HP
11 3 (9.09%) Dell
11 3 (9.09%) vSphere
11 3 (9.09%) EqualLogic
11 3 (9.09%) Lync
11 3 (9.09%) Dell KACE
11 3 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.09%) WordPress
3 3 (9.09%) Lync
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) IT Support
5 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
6 3 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) ICT Officer
7 2 (6.06%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.03%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows 8
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.12%) Linux
7 3 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL
2 1 (3.03%) CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Project Management
2 1 (3.03%) ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) Migration
2 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
2 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
2 1 (3.03%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Samba
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Altiris
4 3 (9.09%) Dell KACE
4 3 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Novell
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) LANDesk