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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 22 45 65
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 51 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.01% 4.02% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.56% 12.32% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 8
Average daily rate
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£270 £270 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £133 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £215 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
192 357 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.64% 32.60% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 184 95
Average daily rate £300 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £235 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.92 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% -12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £25.00 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -10.28%

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 17 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (62.64%) Active Directory
3 49 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 38 (41.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (29.67%) DV Cleared
8 25 (27.47%) Windows 8
9 24 (26.37%) Citrix
9 24 (26.37%) Windows XP
10 19 (20.88%) HP
11 16 (17.58%) DHCP
12 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
13 14 (15.38%) DNS
13 14 (15.38%) SLA
14 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
14 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 13 (14.29%) ITIL
15 12 (13.19%) Symantec
15 12 (13.19%) SCCM
16 11 (12.09%) UNIX
16 11 (12.09%) MCSE
17 10 (10.99%) Linux
17 10 (10.99%) VB
17 10 (10.99%) Red Hat
17 10 (10.99%) Thin Client
17 10 (10.99%) Fat Client
18 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
18 9 (9.89%) NetBackup

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.10%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.89%) MS Office
3 6 (6.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) DHCP
2 14 (15.38%) DNS
3 9 (9.89%) LAN
4 8 (8.79%) WAN
4 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.69%) Firewall
6 6 (6.59%) VPN
7 5 (5.49%) Internet
8 3 (3.30%) DSL
9 2 (2.20%) ADSL
9 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.20%) Wireless
9 2 (2.20%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.20%) VoIP
10 1 (1.10%) SMTP
10 1 (1.10%) HTTP
10 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.20%) IDOL
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.10%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MSI
2 3 (3.30%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.10%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (2.20%) Finance
1 2 (2.20%) Law
1 2 (2.20%) Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Support Engineer
2 19 (20.88%) Analyst
3 12 (13.19%) Support Analyst
3 12 (13.19%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) IT Support
5 10 (10.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (9.89%) Support Technician
6 9 (9.89%) IT Support Technician
7 8 (8.79%) Windows Support Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Field Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Technical Support Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Technical Support
9 6 (6.59%) Desktop Technician
9 6 (6.59%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) Hardware Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) Security Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Security Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Thin Client
1 10 (10.99%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.20%) PKI
3 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.10%) iPhone
4 1 (1.10%) Open Source
4 1 (1.10%) Handset
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
4 1 (1.10%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (41.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (27.47%) Windows 8
5 24 (26.37%) Windows XP
6 11 (12.09%) UNIX
7 10 (10.99%) Linux
8 5 (5.49%) Windows Vista
8 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.20%) VMS
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.10%) AIX
11 1 (1.10%) Solaris
11 1 (1.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) ITIL
2 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
3 7 (7.69%) Migration
4 4 (4.40%) Service Management
5 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.30%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.30%) High Availability
5 3 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.20%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.20%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.20%) Change Control
6 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.20%) Workflow
6 2 (2.20%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.10%) Workflow Management
7 1 (1.10%) Validation
7 1 (1.10%) Scrum
7 1 (1.10%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.10%) Network Design
7 1 (1.10%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.99%) VB
2 8 (8.79%) Korn
2 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.79%) Bourne shell
2 8 (8.79%) C
2 8 (8.79%) Perl
3 4 (4.40%) SQL
4 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 27 (29.67%) DV Cleared
3 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
4 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (12.09%) MCSE
6 7 (7.69%) MCP
7 5 (5.49%) HNC
7 5 (5.49%) CCA
7 5 (5.49%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (4.40%) Degree
9 2 (2.20%) MCTS
10 1 (1.10%) MCITP
10 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.10%) MCSA
10 1 (1.10%) CCNP
10 1 (1.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (62.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) NFS
3 7 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.49%) XenApp
4 5 (5.49%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) SCCM
2 9 (9.89%) NetBackup
3 8 (8.79%) Nagios
4 4 (4.40%) WMI
5 3 (3.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.20%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.20%) SCOM
6 2 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.37%) Citrix
3 19 (20.88%) HP
4 12 (13.19%) Symantec
5 10 (10.99%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.89%) EMC
7 8 (8.79%) Isilon
8 7 (7.69%) VMware
9 6 (6.59%) Altiris
10 5 (5.49%) Veritas
11 4 (4.40%) AppSense
12 3 (3.30%) CA
12 3 (3.30%) Cisco
13 2 (2.20%) Dell
13 2 (2.20%) Apple
13 2 (2.20%) NetIQ
13 2 (2.20%) McAfee
13 2 (2.20%) Lumension
14 1 (1.10%) Sophos
14 1 (1.10%) Mitel
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