The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Oxford region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 14 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.64% 5.14% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 25.58% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£168 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £235 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £271 £274
% change year-on-year
-26.19% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.22% 20.09% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 19
Average daily rate £348 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows 7
Oxfordshire

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (53.19%) MS Office
3 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
4 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
5 20 (42.55%) Windows XP
6 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
7 15 (31.91%) Windows 8
8 7 (14.89%) DHCP
8 7 (14.89%) DNS
9 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
10 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (6.38%) Mac OS
11 3 (6.38%) Migration
11 3 (6.38%) ITIL
12 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
12 2 (4.26%) Linux
12 2 (4.26%) VPN
12 2 (4.26%) HP
12 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (4.26%) Citrix
12 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (2.13%) Office 365
13 1 (2.13%) VMware
13 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
13 1 (2.13%) SCCM
13 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 1 (2.13%) Android

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (53.19%) MS Office
2 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) DHCP
1 7 (14.89%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) VPN
General
1 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Support Engineer
2 18 (38.30%) Desktop Support
3 9 (19.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) IT Support
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Rollout Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Deskside Support
8 1 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows XP
3 15 (31.91%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.26%) Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.13%) Android
7 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.38%) ITIL
1 3 (6.38%) Migration
2 1 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) VB
1 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) Citrix
3 1 (2.13%) Apple
3 1 (2.13%) Remedy
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Dell
3 1 (2.13%) Nortel
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco