The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 11 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 86 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.60% 3.67% 5.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.07% 15.55% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 25
Average daily rate
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£338 £288 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £132 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £468 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £14.20 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £17.20 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Windows 7
Berkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
232 238 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.89% 23.59% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 111 81
Average daily rate £390 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 12
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (67.79%) Microsoft
3 95 (63.76%) Security Cleared
4 93 (62.42%) Active Directory
5 70 (46.98%) DV Cleared
6 49 (32.89%) SCCM
7 42 (28.19%) SC Cleared
8 35 (23.49%) MS Office
8 35 (23.49%) MS Excel
9 33 (22.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (17.45%) Windows XP
12 25 (16.78%) Configuration Management
13 24 (16.11%) ITIL
14 21 (14.09%) HP
14 21 (14.09%) C#
14 21 (14.09%) .NET
14 21 (14.09%) SLA
15 20 (13.42%) MCSE
15 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (12.75%) Windows 8
17 18 (12.08%) MCP
18 16 (10.74%) Symantec
19 15 (10.07%) MS Visio
20 14 (9.40%) Linux
20 14 (9.40%) Migration
21 13 (8.72%) Citrix
21 13 (8.72%) Hyper-V
22 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
22 12 (8.05%) OpenView Configuration Management

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (5.37%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (23.49%) MS Office
1 35 (23.49%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.07%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) DNS
1 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.01%) Internet
2 3 (2.01%) WAN
2 3 (2.01%) DHCP
2 3 (2.01%) Firewall
3 1 (0.67%) LAN
3 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) MSI
2 8 (5.37%) StarTeam
3 3 (2.01%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.34%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (2.01%) Finance
2 2 (1.34%) Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (20.13%) Applications Packager
2 23 (15.44%) Analyst
2 23 (15.44%) Support Engineer
3 21 (14.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (12.08%) Rollout Engineer
5 16 (10.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 13 (8.72%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.71%) Service Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.37%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (3.36%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.36%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.36%) Field Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Break Fix Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Build Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
12 4 (2.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 4 (2.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.09%) .NET
2 10 (6.71%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.34%) WSH
4 1 (0.67%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.01%) Client/Server
1 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
1 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.34%) PKI
2 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.67%) Replication
3 1 (0.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (17.45%) Windows XP
3 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (12.75%) Windows 8
5 14 (9.40%) Linux
6 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.34%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.67%) Fedora
9 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.67%) CentOS
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.78%) Configuration Management
2 24 (16.11%) ITIL
3 14 (9.40%) Migration
4 5 (3.36%) Problem Management
4 5 (3.36%) Service Management
4 5 (3.36%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (2.68%) Patch Management
5 4 (2.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.01%) Project Management
6 3 (2.01%) Transition Management
7 2 (1.34%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.34%) Business Analysis
7 2 (1.34%) Requirements Management
7 2 (1.34%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (1.34%) Validation
7 2 (1.34%) Change Management
7 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.09%) C#
2 12 (8.05%) VB
2 12 (8.05%) SQL
3 11 (7.38%) VBScript
3 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.67%) VBA
4 1 (0.67%) Java
4 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 95 (63.76%) Security Cleared
2 70 (46.98%) DV Cleared
3 42 (28.19%) SC Cleared
4 27 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (13.42%) MCSE
6 18 (12.08%) MCP
7 7 (4.70%) MCTS
7 7 (4.70%) MCITP
7 7 (4.70%) Degree
8 2 (1.34%) MCSD
8 2 (1.34%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (62.42%) Active Directory
2 33 (22.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (8.72%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.68%) XenApp
6 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 49 (32.89%) SCCM
2 12 (8.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.34%) SCOM
5 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.67%) WMI
5 1 (0.67%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 101 (67.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.09%) HP
3 16 (10.74%) Symantec
4 13 (8.72%) Citrix
5 12 (8.05%) VMware
6 9 (6.04%) Oracle
7 8 (5.37%) Borland
8 3 (2.01%) AppSense
9 1 (0.67%) McAfee
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco
9 1 (0.67%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.67%) Lumension
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