The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 19 15 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 56 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.40% 6.94% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.57% 30.61% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 5
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£185 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £127 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £434 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.45 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £20.15 £16.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
Windows 7
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
162 98 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 21.40% 22.69% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 45 60
Average daily rate £400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 21
Average hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.34 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Banbury +6 17 £375 +57.89% 2
Oxford -19 16 £160 -31.18% 1
Bicester +2 1 £163 -
Abingdon - 1 - - 2
Witney - - - -
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (33.33%) MS Office
4 26 (27.08%) Windows 8
5 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
6 17 (17.71%) Migration
6 17 (17.71%) Windows XP
6 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
7 15 (15.63%) WAN
7 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
8 13 (13.54%) Finance
8 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (12.50%) SCCM
9 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (10.42%) ITIL
12 9 (9.38%) LAN
12 9 (9.38%) VMware
13 7 (7.29%) Project Management
13 7 (7.29%) NHS
14 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
15 5 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
15 5 (5.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 5 (5.21%) Marketing
15 5 (5.21%) Programme Management
15 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
15 5 (5.21%) Electronics
15 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
15 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (5.21%) Blackberry

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.04%) SAS
5 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (33.33%) MS Office
2 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.63%) WAN
2 9 (9.38%) LAN
3 5 (5.21%) VoIP
4 3 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.08%) Internet
5 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.08%) SAN
6 1 (1.04%) Intranet
6 1 (1.04%) VPN
6 1 (1.04%) DHCP
6 1 (1.04%) Firewall
6 1 (1.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.54%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.21%) Electronics
2 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.21%) Marketing
3 3 (3.13%) Military
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Analyst
2 22 (22.92%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.54%) Support Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Service Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.38%) Senior Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Technical Project Manager
8 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) .NET
1 1 (1.04%) SOAP
1 1 (1.04%) OLE
1 1 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) NHS
2 5 (5.21%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.21%) DTV
3 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (27.08%) Windows 8
3 17 (17.71%) Windows XP
4 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.04%) Linux
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Migration
2 10 (10.42%) ITIL
3 7 (7.29%) Project Management
4 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.21%) Programme Management
5 5 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.13%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.08%) Service Management
8 2 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.04%) SOA
9 1 (1.04%) Workflow
9 1 (1.04%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.04%) Test Management
9 1 (1.04%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.04%) Time Management
9 1 (1.04%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.04%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.08%) VB
1 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.04%) C#
2 1 (1.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.04%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.04%) MOS
3 1 (1.04%) MCITP
3 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 48 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) VMware
3 5 (5.21%) SAP
4 4 (4.17%) Cisco
4 4 (4.17%) Symantec
5 3 (3.13%) HP
5 3 (3.13%) Apple
6 2 (2.08%) Remedy
7 1 (1.04%) BT
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) Dell
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix
7 1 (1.04%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.04%) Veeam
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