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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 54 12 43
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 29 89 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.82% 9.05% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.60% 33.97% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 50 13
Average daily rate £150 £318 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.75% +86.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £189 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £417 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £218 £210
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.55 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +21.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
250 262 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 26.65% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 129 109
Average daily rate £375 £400 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +32.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 25 (48.08%) Windows Server
4 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 19 (36.54%) Remedy
6 17 (32.69%) SLA
6 17 (32.69%) Incident Management
7 16 (30.77%) Linux
7 16 (30.77%) ITIL
8 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (23.08%) Unix
10 11 (21.15%) Windows 8
11 10 (19.23%) SCCM
11 10 (19.23%) MS Office
12 9 (17.31%) .NET
12 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
13 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
14 7 (13.46%) Citrix
15 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
16 5 (9.62%) XenApp
16 5 (9.62%) POCO
16 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (9.62%) ATL
16 5 (9.62%) C++
16 5 (9.62%) Xcode
16 5 (9.62%) Objective-C
17 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
17 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (7.69%) Blackberry

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Office
2 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) IPX
2 1 (1.92%) Skype
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Xcode
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Law
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Support Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Linux Engineer
3 13 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 12 (23.08%) Desktop Support
5 11 (21.15%) Linux Support
5 11 (21.15%) Linux Support Engineer
6 10 (19.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (19.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (15.38%) Junior
7 8 (15.38%) Junior Linux Engineer
8 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (13.46%) Analyst
9 5 (9.62%) Applications Packager
9 5 (9.62%) Developer
9 5 (9.62%) Junior Support Engineer
9 5 (9.62%) Service Analyst
9 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) ATL
2 5 (9.62%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows Server
3 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (30.77%) Linux
5 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (23.08%) Unix
7 11 (21.15%) Windows 8
8 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.92%) Android
11 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Incident Management
2 16 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (5.77%) Migration
4 1 (1.92%) Application Discovery
4 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) C++
1 5 (9.62%) Objective-C
2 4 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.69%) CCNA
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) HNC
3 4 (7.69%) MCSE
3 4 (7.69%) RHCSA
4 3 (5.77%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.69%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) XenApp
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) SCCM
2 4 (7.69%) Nagios
2 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 19 (36.54%) Remedy
3 7 (13.46%) Citrix
4 4 (7.69%) Altiris
4 4 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Lotus
6 1 (1.92%) Polycom
6 1 (1.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.92%) Symantec
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