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 27 August 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 20 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 57 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.05% 7.88% 6.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.73% 32.06% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 13
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£173 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.59% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £145 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £413 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £215 £280
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.43 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -27.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.25 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +7.14%
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
169 131 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 23.87% 24.58% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 55 66
Average daily rate £265 £270 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -27.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £415 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.95 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £23.25 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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
Oxford -8 24 £170 -22.72% 2
Kidlington -2 4 - -
Banbury -5 4 £180 -52.00%
Abingdon +8 2 - - 1
Bicester - 1 £100 -
Wallingford - 1 £238 - 2
Windows 7
South East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (66.04%) Microsoft
3 53 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 38 (35.85%) Windows 8
5 37 (34.91%) MS Office
6 27 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (24.53%) VMware
7 26 (24.53%) Windows XP
8 23 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (19.81%) ITIL
10 20 (18.87%) MS Exchange
11 19 (17.92%) SCCM
12 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (16.04%) Service Management
14 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 16 (15.09%) SQL Server
14 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (12.26%) Data Centre
16 13 (12.26%) Hyper-V
16 13 (12.26%) .NET
16 13 (12.26%) DHCP
16 13 (12.26%) Citrix
17 12 (11.32%) SQL
17 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (11.32%) Lync
18 11 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (10.38%) PowerShell
18 11 (10.38%) C#
18 11 (10.38%) C++

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 20 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.32%) Lync
3 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.83%) WordPress
7 2 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.89%) IIS
7 2 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (34.91%) MS Office
2 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) DHCP
2 11 (10.38%) DNS
3 8 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (7.55%) Wireless
4 7 (6.60%) Firewall
5 5 (4.72%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (4.72%) Skype
5 5 (4.72%) WebEx
6 4 (3.77%) WAN
6 4 (3.77%) Internet
7 3 (2.83%) VPN
8 2 (1.89%) SSL
8 2 (1.89%) SAN
8 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.94%) LAN
9 1 (0.94%) SMS
9 1 (0.94%) Intranet
9 1 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) SSDT
2 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.66%) MySQL
3 4 (3.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) Subversion
3 6 (5.66%) TeamCity
3 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.66%) WinDbg
3 6 (5.66%) MSBuild
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (29.25%) Analyst
2 29 (27.36%) Support Engineer
3 20 (18.87%) Service Analyst
3 20 (18.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (16.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (16.98%) Support Analyst
5 16 (15.09%) Desktop Support
6 11 (10.38%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (10.38%) IT Support
7 10 (9.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Server Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Network Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) .NET
2 5 (4.72%) ADO.NET
2 5 (4.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.83%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
5 2 (1.89%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.94%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (35.85%) Windows 8
3 27 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (24.53%) Windows XP
5 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.72%) Android
8 4 (3.77%) Linux
9 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) ITIL
2 17 (16.04%) Service Management
3 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.66%) Scrum
6 6 (5.66%) Network Design
6 6 (5.66%) Capacity Management
7 5 (4.72%) Migration
7 5 (4.72%) TDD
8 4 (3.77%) CRM
8 4 (3.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (1.89%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.89%) Supplier Management
10 1 (0.94%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (0.94%) Test Management
10 1 (0.94%) Test Scripting
10 1 (0.94%) Project Management
10 1 (0.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) SQL
2 11 (10.38%) C#
2 11 (10.38%) C++
2 11 (10.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.66%) Perl
3 6 (5.66%) Python
3 6 (5.66%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.60%) CCNA
2 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.66%) MCSE
4 5 (4.72%) Degree
5 2 (1.89%) MCITP
5 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) MCSA
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB
6 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.94%) ACSA
6 1 (0.94%) MCTS
6 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.94%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.72%) XenApp
5 3 (2.83%) vSphere
6 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.94%) Samba
7 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (17.92%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.94%) WSUS
3 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.94%) DameWare
Vendors
1 70 (66.04%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.53%) VMware
3 13 (12.26%) Citrix
4 8 (7.55%) NetApp
4 8 (7.55%) CheckPoint
5 7 (6.60%) Remedy
5 7 (6.60%) Acronis
5 7 (6.60%) Lumension
6 6 (5.66%) Perforce
6 6 (5.66%) Oracle
6 6 (5.66%) Cisco
7 5 (4.72%) HP
7 5 (4.72%) QNAP
7 5 (4.72%) Aerohive Networks
7 5 (4.72%) Spiceworks
7 5 (4.72%) SonicWALL
7 5 (4.72%) Polycom
7 5 (4.72%) Tandberg
8 4 (3.77%) Dell
8 4 (3.77%) EMC
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