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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 27 38 47
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 43 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.75% 4.48% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.18% 13.40% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 3
Average daily rate
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£150 £235 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.17% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £117 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £310 £232
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £201 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -27.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.50 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -12.25%
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
203 373 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.41% 33.39% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 176 75
Average daily rate £300 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 49 (51.58%) Microsoft
4 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
5 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (34.74%) DV Cleared
7 30 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (28.42%) HP
9 24 (25.26%) Citrix
10 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
11 22 (23.16%) SLA
12 21 (22.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (22.11%) DHCP
13 20 (21.05%) ITIL
14 19 (20.00%) MCSE
14 19 (20.00%) DNS
15 16 (16.84%) Symantec
15 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
16 15 (15.79%) UNIX
16 15 (15.79%) Windows XP
16 15 (15.79%) Linux
16 15 (15.79%) Configuration Management
17 14 (14.74%) NetBackup
17 14 (14.74%) VB
17 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
17 14 (14.74%) SCCM
17 14 (14.74%) Windows 8
18 13 (13.68%) Nagios
18 13 (13.68%) VMware
19 11 (11.58%) MCP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 10 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) DHCP
2 19 (20.00%) DNS
3 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.42%) LAN
4 8 (8.42%) WAN
5 7 (7.37%) Internet
6 5 (5.26%) Firewall
7 4 (4.21%) VPN
8 3 (3.16%) DSL
9 2 (2.11%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.11%) SSH
9 2 (2.11%) Wireless
9 2 (2.11%) VoIP
9 2 (2.11%) FTP
9 2 (2.11%) ADSL
10 1 (1.05%) HTTP
10 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.05%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.05%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.11%) Retail
2 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Support Engineer
2 19 (20.00%) Analyst
3 15 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (13.68%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (12.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (12.63%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) Field Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Windows Support Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) IT Support
8 7 (7.37%) Rollout Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Linux Support Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Linux Support
9 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) IT Support Technician
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Support Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Support
9 6 (6.32%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 10 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.16%) PKI
2 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.05%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.05%) Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) Handset
3 1 (1.05%) Replication
3 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.79%) UNIX
4 15 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 15 (15.79%) Linux
5 14 (14.74%) Windows 8
6 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.11%) VMS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) ITIL
2 15 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 7 (7.37%) Incident Management
4 6 (6.32%) Migration
5 4 (4.21%) Service Management
6 3 (3.16%) Time Management
6 3 (3.16%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.11%) Change Control
7 2 (2.11%) Network Planning
7 2 (2.11%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.05%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.05%) Change Management
8 1 (1.05%) Regression Testing
8 1 (1.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.05%) Workflow
8 1 (1.05%) Validation
8 1 (1.05%) Project Management
8 1 (1.05%) Scrum
8 1 (1.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) VB
2 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.47%) C
3 9 (9.47%) Perl
3 9 (9.47%) Korn
3 9 (9.47%) Bourne shell
4 7 (7.37%) SQL
5 5 (5.26%) VBScript
6 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
2 33 (34.74%) DV Cleared
3 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
4 21 (22.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (20.00%) MCSE
6 11 (11.58%) MCP
7 9 (9.47%) HNC
8 6 (6.32%) CCA
8 6 (6.32%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.21%) CCNA
10 3 (3.16%) RHCSA
11 2 (2.11%) MCTS
11 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.05%) MCSA
12 1 (1.05%) CCNP
12 1 (1.05%) ISEB
12 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.05%) Degree
12 1 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.16%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.53%) NFS
4 5 (5.26%) XenApp
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) NetBackup
1 14 (14.74%) SCCM
2 13 (13.68%) Nagios
3 5 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.11%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.11%) SCOM
5 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (51.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.42%) HP
3 24 (25.26%) Citrix
4 16 (16.84%) Symantec
5 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
6 13 (13.68%) VMware
7 11 (11.58%) Isilon
8 9 (9.47%) EMC
8 9 (9.47%) Altiris
9 8 (8.42%) Veritas
10 5 (5.26%) Oracle
11 4 (4.21%) Remedy
12 3 (3.16%) Borland
12 3 (3.16%) AppSense
13 2 (2.11%) Lumension
13 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.11%) CA
13 2 (2.11%) McAfee
14 1 (1.05%) NetIQ
14 1 (1.05%) Lotus
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