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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 11 29
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.17% 9.60% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.05% 48.57% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£160 £233 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.18% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £114 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £343 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £12.76 £13.87 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -9.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £12.35 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £18.50 £17.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -10.34%
Windows 7
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
81 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.76% 19.77% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 25
Average daily rate £400 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.94 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +6.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.34 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £18.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 15 (68.18%) MS Office
4 12 (54.55%) Windows 8
5 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) SCCM
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (4.55%) REST
8 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.55%) Military
8 1 (4.55%) Apple
8 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
8 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (4.55%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) LAN
8 1 (4.55%) VoIP
8 1 (4.55%) WAN
8 1 (4.55%) SLA
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco
8 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
8 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
1 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2003
1 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) MS Office
2 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Support Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Support Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL
1 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VB
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Apple