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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 15 31 6
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 30 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.56% 3.01% 13.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 13.58% 58.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 6
Average daily rate £138 £160 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -26.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £152 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £180 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £188 £193
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £128.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+888.46% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.70 £13.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.70 £15.80 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -4.34%
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
90 81 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 31.69% 22.13% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 16
Average daily rate £300 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £180 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.30 £17.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
3 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (41.67%) ITIL
4 13 (27.08%) Project Management
5 12 (25.00%) Change Management
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (25.00%) CMDB
5 12 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 11 (22.92%) SCCM
7 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
8 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 9 (18.75%) DHCP
8 9 (18.75%) Acronis
9 8 (16.67%) Lumension
9 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
11 6 (12.50%) MS Office
11 6 (12.50%) Remedy
12 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
12 5 (10.42%) Project Planning
12 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (10.42%) VMware
12 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (8.33%) Back Office
13 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (8.33%) Apple
13 4 (8.33%) VPN
13 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
13 4 (8.33%) Windows XP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DHCP
2 4 (8.33%) VPN
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) PBX
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.33%) Back Office
2 3 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Support Engineer
2 14 (29.17%) Desktop Support
3 12 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (16.67%) Network Support
6 7 (14.58%) Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (10.42%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Support Technician
9 4 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) ADO.NET
1 2 (4.17%) WinForms
1 2 (4.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) CMDB
2 3 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.17%) Android
6 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) ITIL
2 13 (27.08%) Project Management
3 12 (25.00%) Change Management
3 12 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.42%) Project Planning
6 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.17%) Change Control
7 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.17%) ITSM
7 2 (4.17%) Release Management
7 2 (4.17%) Software Distribution
7 2 (4.17%) TDD
7 2 (4.17%) Ticket Management
7 2 (4.17%) Time Management
8 1 (2.08%) Information Security
8 1 (2.08%) Migration
8 1 (2.08%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C#
1 2 (4.17%) C++
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.17%) DameWare
2 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
3 9 (18.75%) Acronis
4 8 (16.67%) Lumension
5 6 (12.50%) Remedy
6 5 (10.42%) VMware
7 4 (8.33%) Apple
8 2 (4.17%) Adobe
8 2 (4.17%) Cisco
8 2 (4.17%) Citrix
8 2 (4.17%) Lotus
8 2 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.08%) HP
9 1 (2.08%) Sophos