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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 9 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 79 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.42% 3.79% 3.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.24% 14.64% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 19
Average daily rate
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£417 £319 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.82% +22.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £277 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £17.75 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
218 239 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.98% 25.87% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 96 95
Average daily rate £413 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (66.06%) Microsoft
3 105 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 98 (59.39%) Active Directory
5 80 (48.48%) DV Cleared
6 51 (30.91%) SCCM
7 41 (24.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (23.03%) SC Cleared
9 37 (22.42%) MS Office
10 36 (21.82%) MS Excel
11 30 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (16.97%) Windows XP
12 28 (16.97%) ITIL
13 26 (15.76%) C#
13 26 (15.76%) .NET
14 25 (15.15%) Configuration Management
15 24 (14.55%) HP
16 23 (13.94%) MCSE
16 23 (13.94%) SLA
17 21 (12.73%) MCP
18 20 (12.12%) Windows 8
19 18 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (10.91%) MS Visio
19 18 (10.91%) Symantec
20 16 (9.70%) Migration
21 14 (8.48%) Citrix
21 14 (8.48%) Linux
22 11 (6.67%) MSI
22 11 (6.67%) Application Packaging
23 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (22.42%) MS Office
2 36 (21.82%) MS Excel
3 18 (10.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
1 6 (3.64%) DNS
2 4 (2.42%) Firewall
2 4 (2.42%) DHCP
3 3 (1.82%) Internet
3 3 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.21%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) MSI
2 5 (3.03%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.82%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.21%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.21%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (1.82%) Finance
2 2 (1.21%) Law
2 2 (1.21%) Banking
3 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.42%) Applications Packager
2 31 (18.79%) Support Engineer
3 23 (13.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 23 (13.94%) Analyst
4 22 (13.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 19 (11.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 16 (9.70%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.06%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.85%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (3.03%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (2.42%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.42%) Field Engineer
10 4 (2.42%) Build Engineer
10 4 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (1.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.76%) .NET
2 11 (6.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.21%) WSH
4 1 (0.61%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
2 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.21%) PKI
3 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (16.97%) Windows XP
3 20 (12.12%) Windows 8
4 18 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.48%) Linux
6 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.21%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.61%) CentOS
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Fedora
9 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.97%) ITIL
2 25 (15.15%) Configuration Management
3 16 (9.70%) Migration
4 5 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 4 (2.42%) Service Management
5 4 (2.42%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.42%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (2.42%) Patch Management
6 3 (1.82%) Validation
6 3 (1.82%) Transition Management
6 3 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (1.82%) Project Management
7 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.21%) Change Management
7 2 (1.21%) Business Analysis
7 2 (1.21%) Requirements Management
7 2 (1.21%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (1.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (0.61%) Office Automation
8 1 (0.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) C#
2 9 (5.45%) SQL
3 8 (4.85%) VB
4 7 (4.24%) VBScript
5 6 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.61%) C
6 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 80 (48.48%) DV Cleared
3 38 (23.03%) SC Cleared
4 30 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (13.94%) MCSE
6 21 (12.73%) MCP
7 7 (4.24%) MCTS
8 6 (3.64%) MCITP
8 6 (3.64%) Degree
9 2 (1.21%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.21%) MCSD
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.61%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.94%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (59.39%) Active Directory
2 41 (24.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.42%) XenApp
5 4 (2.42%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.21%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (30.91%) SCCM
2 8 (4.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.21%) SCOM
4 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 109 (66.06%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.55%) HP
3 18 (10.91%) Symantec
4 14 (8.48%) Citrix
5 8 (4.85%) VMware
6 5 (3.03%) Borland
6 5 (3.03%) Oracle
7 3 (1.82%) AppSense
7 3 (1.82%) Lumension
8 2 (1.21%) Sophos
8 2 (1.21%) Dell
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco
9 1 (0.61%) McAfee
9 1 (0.61%) LANDesk
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