The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 30 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 41 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.52% 3.42% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.90% 13.91% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £260 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -22.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £139 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £271 £274
% change year-on-year
-26.19% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 15
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -7.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.10 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
229 230 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.25% 24.57% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 102 112
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 19
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows 7
Berkshire

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 31 (40.79%) Active Directory
3 31 (40.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (32.89%) Windows 8
5 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (23.68%) Windows XP
7 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
7 17 (22.37%) Citrix
7 17 (22.37%) SCCM
8 15 (19.74%) MS Office
9 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
10 13 (17.11%) ITIL
10 13 (17.11%) Hyper-V
11 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
11 11 (14.47%) DV Cleared
12 9 (11.84%) Terminal Services
12 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
12 9 (11.84%) Windows Vista
13 8 (10.53%) WMI
13 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (10.53%) SQL
13 8 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (9.21%) Migration
14 7 (9.21%) VMware
14 7 (9.21%) Degree
15 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
15 6 (7.89%) Firewall

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.32%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
2 15 (19.74%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) LAN
1 6 (7.89%) WAN
1 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
1 6 (7.89%) Firewall
2 5 (6.58%) VLAN
2 5 (6.58%) Internet
2 5 (6.58%) VPN
2 5 (6.58%) DNS
3 4 (5.26%) DHCP
4 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.63%) SAN
6 1 (1.32%) Intranet
6 1 (1.32%) SMTP
6 1 (1.32%) VoIP
6 1 (1.32%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) MS Access
2 1 (1.32%) IDOL
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) TestDirector
1 4 (5.26%) MSI
2 3 (3.95%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.63%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (2.63%) Back Office
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
1 2 (2.63%) Law
2 1 (1.32%) Legal
2 1 (1.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.47%) Support Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.53%) IT Support
6 7 (9.21%) Escalation Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) IT Support Technician
8 5 (6.58%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Support Technician
8 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.26%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
1 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.63%) PKI
1 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
1 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (1.32%) IVR
2 1 (1.32%) iPhone
2 1 (1.32%) Open Source
2 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.32%) Replication
2 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (40.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (32.89%) Windows 8
4 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (23.68%) Windows XP
6 9 (11.84%) Windows Vista
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.89%) UNIX
8 4 (5.26%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.95%) AIX
10 1 (1.32%) Solaris
10 1 (1.32%) Linux
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.32%) CentOS
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) ITIL
2 7 (9.21%) Migration
3 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
4 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.26%) DRM
5 4 (5.26%) Scrum
5 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 4 (5.26%) V-Model
6 3 (3.95%) Test Automation
6 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.95%) High Availability
6 3 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.63%) Service Management
7 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.63%) Change Management
7 2 (2.63%) Workflow
7 2 (2.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) VBScript
3 4 (5.26%) VB
4 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) DV Cleared
3 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.21%) Degree
5 5 (6.58%) MCSE
6 4 (5.26%) ISEB
7 3 (3.95%) MCP
7 3 (3.95%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.63%) MCTS
8 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.32%) MCITP
9 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (40.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.11%) Hyper-V
3 9 (11.84%) Terminal Services
4 8 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.26%) XenApp
5 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) SCCM
2 8 (10.53%) WMI
3 4 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.63%) Netcool
6 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.32%) SCOM
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 40 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) Citrix
3 7 (9.21%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) HP
5 4 (5.26%) Symantec
5 4 (5.26%) AppSense
5 4 (5.26%) Apple
6 3 (3.95%) Altiris
6 3 (3.95%) McAfee
6 3 (3.95%) CA
6 3 (3.95%) Veritas
6 3 (3.95%) Lotus
6 3 (3.95%) Cisco
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle
7 2 (2.63%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.32%) Meridio
8 1 (1.32%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.32%) Verint
8 1 (1.32%) Genesys
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.07 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago