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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 13 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 45 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.46% 6.32% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.58% 25.00% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £148 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Average hourly rate £14.43 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £14.40 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £26.00 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -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
134 120 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.19% 25.26% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 38
Average daily rate £290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £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 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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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 - 12 £394 - 2
Oxford -3 8 £220 - 4
Abingdon - 1 £235 -
Witney - - - - 1
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 33 (34.38%) MS Office
4 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 25 (26.04%) Windows XP
5 25 (26.04%) Windows 8
6 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
7 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (13.54%) WAN
9 11 (11.46%) Finance
10 10 (10.42%) VMware
10 10 (10.42%) Migration
10 10 (10.42%) MS Exchange
11 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (8.33%) ITIL
13 7 (7.29%) LAN
13 7 (7.29%) Project Management
13 7 (7.29%) SCCM
13 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (6.25%) Blackberry
14 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
16 4 (4.17%) SAP
16 4 (4.17%) Linux
16 4 (4.17%) DHCP
16 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
16 4 (4.17%) DTV
16 4 (4.17%) Symantec
16 4 (4.17%) HP
16 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (34.38%) MS Office
2 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.54%) WAN
2 7 (7.29%) LAN
3 4 (4.17%) DHCP
4 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.13%) VPN
4 3 (3.13%) DNS
5 2 (2.08%) SAN
6 1 (1.04%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.04%) Firewall
6 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Electronics
2 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.17%) Marketing
3 3 (3.13%) Local Government
4 2 (2.08%) Military
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Support Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) Analyst
3 19 (19.79%) Desktop Support
4 11 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (10.42%) Project Manager
6 9 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Support Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) REST
2 1 (1.04%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.04%) OLE
2 1 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.17%) DTV
2 4 (4.17%) NHS
3 2 (2.08%) iPhone
4 1 (1.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (26.04%) Windows XP
2 25 (26.04%) Windows 8
3 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.17%) Linux
5 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.13%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.08%) Android
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.42%) Migration
2 8 (8.33%) ITIL
3 7 (7.29%) Project Management
4 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 4 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.13%) Test Management
6 3 (3.13%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.08%) Test Strategy
8 1 (1.04%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (1.04%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.04%) Service Management
8 1 (1.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.08%) C#
1 2 (2.08%) VB
1 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.04%) C
2 1 (1.04%) Java
2 1 (1.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.13%) MCSE
3 2 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) CCENT
4 1 (1.04%) MCTS
4 1 (1.04%) MCITP
4 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.04%) ACSA
4 1 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.04%) CCNA
4 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.04%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 40 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
3 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) VMware
3 4 (4.17%) SAP
3 4 (4.17%) Symantec
3 4 (4.17%) HP
4 3 (3.13%) Apple
4 3 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (2.08%) Remedy
5 2 (2.08%) Dell
5 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (1.04%) Veeam
6 1 (1.04%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.04%) Nortel
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