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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 21 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.67% 5.71% 4.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.78% 24.00% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£220 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £8.50 £20.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.02% +22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
45 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.64% 23.81% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 21
Average daily rate £290 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £230 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £12.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 18 (51.43%) MS Office
4 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 14 (40.00%) Windows 8
6 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
7 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
9 3 (8.57%) DHCP
9 3 (8.57%) DNS
10 2 (5.71%) VMware
10 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
10 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
10 2 (5.71%) HP
10 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (5.71%) Linux
11 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
11 1 (2.86%) SOA
11 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
11 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.86%) SOAP
11 1 (2.86%) ITIL
11 1 (2.86%) C#
11 1 (2.86%) SQL
11 1 (2.86%) VB
11 1 (2.86%) .NET

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (51.43%) MS Office
2 14 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) DHCP
1 3 (8.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Desktop Support
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
1 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 12 (34.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL
1 1 (2.86%) SOA
1 1 (2.86%) Migration
1 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C#
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
1 1 (2.86%) VB
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) Dell
3 1 (2.86%) Nortel
3 1 (2.86%) Apple
3 1 (2.86%) Remedy