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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 13 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 89 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.87% 2.94% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.58% 13.96% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 13 23
Average daily rate
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£317 £170 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.47% -47.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £390 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.40 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
265 222 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.42% 21.06% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 109 80
Average daily rate £375 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.84 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (64.66%) Active Directory
3 84 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 78 (58.65%) Security Cleared
5 57 (42.86%) DV Cleared
6 43 (32.33%) SCCM
7 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
8 30 (22.56%) MS Office
9 29 (21.80%) MS Excel
10 25 (18.80%) Configuration Management
11 23 (17.29%) ITIL
12 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (15.04%) SLA
14 19 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 19 (14.29%) HP
15 17 (12.78%) MCSE
15 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (12.03%) Hyper-V
16 16 (12.03%) MCP
16 16 (12.03%) C#
16 16 (12.03%) .NET
17 15 (11.28%) VB
17 15 (11.28%) Linux
18 14 (10.53%) Symantec
18 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (10.53%) VMware
18 14 (10.53%) PowerShell
19 13 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (9.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 13 (9.77%) SQL

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (7.52%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (22.56%) MS Office
2 29 (21.80%) MS Excel
3 13 (9.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) DNS
1 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.26%) Internet
2 3 (2.26%) WAN
2 3 (2.26%) DHCP
3 2 (1.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.75%) SSH
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
4 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (7.52%) StarTeam
2 4 (3.01%) MSI
3 3 (2.26%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.50%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (2.26%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Automotive
3 1 (0.75%) Publishing
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (19.55%) Analyst
2 20 (15.04%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Applications Packager
4 18 (13.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (12.03%) Rollout Engineer
6 13 (9.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (9.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (8.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (8.27%) Service Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Desktop Support
9 8 (6.02%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Field Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Build Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Break Fix Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.01%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.03%) .NET
2 4 (3.01%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.50%) WSH
4 1 (0.75%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.26%) PKI
2 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.75%) Clustering
3 1 (0.75%) Replication
3 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.75%) PDA
3 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (11.28%) Linux
4 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.02%) Windows XP
5 12 (9.02%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.26%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.50%) UNIX
8 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.75%) Fedora
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) Configuration Management
2 23 (17.29%) ITIL
3 10 (7.52%) Migration
4 5 (3.76%) Service Management
4 5 (3.76%) Problem Management
4 5 (3.76%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (3.01%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.26%) Project Management
6 3 (2.26%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.26%) Transition Management
7 2 (1.50%) Requirements Management
7 2 (1.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.50%) Change Management
7 2 (1.50%) Business Analysis
8 1 (0.75%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.75%) TOGAF
8 1 (0.75%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (0.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.03%) C#
2 15 (11.28%) VB
3 14 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 13 (9.77%) SQL
4 13 (9.77%) VBScript
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.75%) VBA
5 1 (0.75%) Java
5 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (58.65%) Security Cleared
2 57 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
4 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (12.78%) MCSE
6 16 (12.03%) MCP
7 7 (5.26%) Degree
8 6 (4.51%) MCITP
9 5 (3.76%) MCTS
10 3 (2.26%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.50%) MCSD
11 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.75%) ISEB
12 1 (0.75%) CCNA
12 1 (0.75%) HNC
12 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.75%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.04%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (64.66%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (12.03%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.26%) XenApp
6 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (32.33%) SCCM
2 13 (9.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (4.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.75%) Nagios
5 1 (0.75%) SCOM
5 1 (0.75%) WMI
5 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 84 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.29%) HP
3 14 (10.53%) Symantec
3 14 (10.53%) VMware
4 12 (9.02%) Oracle
5 10 (7.52%) Citrix
5 10 (7.52%) Borland
6 1 (0.75%) Altiris
6 1 (0.75%) Remedy
6 1 (0.75%) McAfee
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas
6 1 (0.75%) Lotus
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco
6 1 (0.75%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.75%) Isilon
6 1 (0.75%) Lumension
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