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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 15 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.48% 4.31% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.42% 21.95% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£220 £238 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% -24.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £8.25 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.53% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.05 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £13.00 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.54% 19.62% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 22
Average daily rate £338 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £172 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 1 August 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 23 (52.27%) MS Office
4 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (40.91%) MS Excel
6 17 (38.64%) Windows XP
6 17 (38.64%) Windows 8
7 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
8 4 (9.09%) DNS
8 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 4 (9.09%) DHCP
9 3 (6.82%) Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.55%) VMware
10 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
10 2 (4.55%) Linux
10 2 (4.55%) ITIL
10 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.55%) HP
10 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
11 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (2.27%) REST
11 1 (2.27%) Office 365
11 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.27%) Dell
11 1 (2.27%) Nortel

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (52.27%) MS Office
2 18 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) DNS
1 4 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Support Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Desktop Support
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) IT Support
7 1 (2.27%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) REST
1 1 (2.27%) SOAP
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows XP
2 17 (38.64%) Windows 8
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.55%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.82%) Migration
2 2 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (2.27%) SOA
3 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C#
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
1 1 (2.27%) VB
1 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) VMware
2 2 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Dell
3 1 (2.27%) Nortel
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) Apple
3 1 (2.27%) Remedy
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco