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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 24 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 54 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.35% 3.03% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.42% 10.95% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £429 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.02% +29.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £250 £265
% change year-on-year
-15.40% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
190 283 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.33% 27.69% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 141 116
Average daily rate £325 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (55.06%) Active Directory
3 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
4 39 (43.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (33.71%) Security Cleared
6 28 (31.46%) Windows 8
6 28 (31.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (29.21%) Citrix
8 22 (24.72%) Windows XP
8 22 (24.72%) DV Cleared
9 17 (19.10%) HP
10 15 (16.85%) DHCP
11 14 (15.73%) DNS
11 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
12 13 (14.61%) MS Exchange
13 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
13 12 (13.48%) UNIX
13 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (12.36%) Symantec
14 11 (12.36%) SCCM
15 10 (11.24%) Fat Client
15 10 (11.24%) Red Hat
15 10 (11.24%) Thin Client
15 10 (11.24%) Linux
15 10 (11.24%) MCSE
15 10 (11.24%) MS Office
15 10 (11.24%) ITIL
16 9 (10.11%) VB
16 9 (10.11%) NFS
16 9 (10.11%) EMC

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (14.61%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.12%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.24%) MS Office
3 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) DHCP
2 14 (15.73%) DNS
3 7 (7.87%) LAN
3 7 (7.87%) WAN
3 7 (7.87%) Firewall
4 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.62%) VPN
5 5 (5.62%) Internet
6 2 (2.25%) VoIP
6 2 (2.25%) DSL
6 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.25%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.12%) Wireless
7 1 (1.12%) SMTP
7 1 (1.12%) ADSL
7 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.12%) IDOL
2 1 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MSI
2 3 (3.37%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.25%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (2.25%) Finance
1 2 (2.25%) Law
2 1 (1.12%) Retail
2 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Support Engineer
2 20 (22.47%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Support Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) IT Support
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Support Engineer
6 9 (10.11%) IT Support Technician
6 9 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (10.11%) Support Technician
7 8 (8.99%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Support
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Support Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Escalation Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Rollout Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Security Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Security Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Fat Client
1 10 (11.24%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.12%) iPhone
5 1 (1.12%) Open Source
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (43.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (31.46%) Windows 8
3 28 (31.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (24.72%) Windows XP
5 12 (13.48%) UNIX
6 10 (11.24%) Linux
7 6 (6.74%) Windows Vista
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.25%) VMS
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) AIX
11 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.24%) ITIL
2 7 (7.87%) Migration
2 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
3 3 (3.37%) High Availability
3 3 (3.37%) Waterfall
3 3 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (3.37%) Incident Management
3 3 (3.37%) Service Management
4 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.25%) Scrum
4 2 (2.25%) Workflow
4 2 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.25%) Network Planning
4 2 (2.25%) V-Model
4 2 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (2.25%) Test Scripting
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL V3
4 2 (2.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.12%) Change Control
5 1 (1.12%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) VB
2 8 (8.99%) C
2 8 (8.99%) Perl
2 8 (8.99%) Korn
2 8 (8.99%) Bourne shell
3 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.37%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (33.71%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.72%) DV Cleared
3 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.24%) MCSE
6 6 (6.74%) MCP
7 5 (5.62%) CCA
7 5 (5.62%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (5.62%) HNC
8 4 (4.49%) Degree
9 2 (2.25%) ISEB
9 2 (2.25%) MCTS
9 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.12%) MCITP
10 1 (1.12%) MCSA
10 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.12%) CCNP
10 1 (1.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (55.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.11%) NFS
3 8 (8.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (8.99%) Terminal Services
3 8 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.62%) XenApp
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) SCCM
2 9 (10.11%) NetBackup
3 8 (8.99%) Nagios
4 7 (7.87%) WMI
5 3 (3.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.25%) SCOM
6 2 (2.25%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
2 26 (29.21%) Citrix
3 17 (19.10%) HP
4 11 (12.36%) Symantec
5 10 (11.24%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.11%) EMC
7 8 (8.99%) Isilon
8 7 (7.87%) Altiris
9 6 (6.74%) VMware
10 5 (5.62%) Veritas
11 4 (4.49%) AppSense
12 3 (3.37%) CA
12 3 (3.37%) Cisco
13 2 (2.25%) Dell
13 2 (2.25%) Apple
13 2 (2.25%) McAfee
13 2 (2.25%) NetIQ
13 2 (2.25%) Lumension
14 1 (1.12%) Meridio
14 1 (1.12%) Mitel
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