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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 31 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 41 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.62% 2.62% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.52% 10.00% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £413 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +25.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £137 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £288 £263
% change year-on-year
-23.47% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.92 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.29% -0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
210 260 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.65% 26.21% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 115 121
Average daily rate £325 £385 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (50.67%) Active Directory
3 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 32 (42.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (30.67%) Windows 8
6 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
7 18 (24.00%) Citrix
8 16 (21.33%) SCCM
9 13 (17.33%) MS Office
9 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
9 13 (17.33%) MS Exchange
9 13 (17.33%) DV Cleared
10 11 (14.67%) DHCP
10 11 (14.67%) DNS
11 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 10 (13.33%) Hyper-V
12 9 (12.00%) HP
13 8 (10.67%) UNIX
13 8 (10.67%) Terminal Services
13 8 (10.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (9.33%) VB
14 7 (9.33%) ITIL
14 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (9.33%) Migration
14 7 (9.33%) WMI
14 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
15 6 (8.00%) LAN
15 6 (8.00%) WAN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) IIS
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.33%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Office
1 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) DHCP
1 11 (14.67%) DNS
2 6 (8.00%) Internet
2 6 (8.00%) Firewall
2 6 (8.00%) LAN
2 6 (8.00%) WAN
3 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.33%) VPN
4 2 (2.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.33%) HTTP
5 1 (1.33%) SMTP
5 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) MS Access
2 1 (1.33%) IDOL
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MSI
2 3 (4.00%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.67%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
1 2 (2.67%) Law
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Support Technician
3 8 (10.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) IT Support Technician
3 8 (10.67%) Windows Support Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) IT Support
4 6 (8.00%) Escalation Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Desktop Technician
6 4 (5.33%) Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.67%) PKI
3 1 (1.33%) iPhone
3 1 (1.33%) Open Source
3 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (30.67%) Windows 8
4 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 8 (10.67%) UNIX
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Vista
8 5 (6.67%) Linux
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.67%) VMS
10 1 (1.33%) AIX
10 1 (1.33%) Solaris
10 1 (1.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.33%) ITIL
1 7 (9.33%) Migration
2 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (4.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (4.00%) High Availability
3 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (2.67%) V-Model
4 2 (2.67%) Network Planning
4 2 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (2.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.67%) Scrum
4 2 (2.67%) Workflow
5 1 (1.33%) Validation
5 1 (1.33%) Network Design
5 1 (1.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.33%) Service Management
5 1 (1.33%) Time Management
5 1 (1.33%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) VB
1 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.33%) Bourne shell
2 4 (5.33%) C
2 4 (5.33%) Perl
2 4 (5.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) Korn
3 3 (4.00%) VBScript
3 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.33%) DV Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.67%) MCSE
6 4 (5.33%) Degree
7 3 (4.00%) MCP
7 3 (4.00%) HNC
7 3 (4.00%) CCA
7 3 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.67%) MCTS
8 2 (2.67%) ISEB
8 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.33%) MCITP
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.33%) MCSA
9 1 (1.33%) CCNP
9 1 (1.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (50.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.67%) Terminal Services
3 8 (10.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (6.67%) XenApp
4 5 (6.67%) NFS
5 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (21.33%) SCCM
2 7 (9.33%) WMI
3 5 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.33%) Nagios
5 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.67%) SCOM
5 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.67%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.00%) Citrix
3 9 (12.00%) HP
4 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.67%) EMC
5 5 (6.67%) Altiris
6 4 (5.33%) Isilon
6 4 (5.33%) Symantec
6 4 (5.33%) AppSense
7 3 (4.00%) VMware
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco
7 3 (4.00%) CA
7 3 (4.00%) Veritas
8 2 (2.67%) Lotus
8 2 (2.67%) Dell
8 2 (2.67%) McAfee
8 2 (2.67%) Apple
8 2 (2.67%) NetIQ
8 2 (2.67%) Lumension
9 1 (1.33%) Meridio
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