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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 27 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 45 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.23% 4.75% 4.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.06% 19.67% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 14
Average daily rate
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£180 £213 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £123 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £350 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £260
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £14.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £18.40 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -3.33%
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
204 239 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.72% 24.17% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 93 73
Average daily rate £338 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £172 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £19.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (79.41%) Active Directory
3 58 (56.86%) Microsoft
4 51 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 37 (36.27%) DV Cleared
5 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (29.41%) SC Cleared
8 28 (27.45%) HP
9 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (24.51%) ITIL
9 25 (24.51%) SLA
10 22 (21.57%) Citrix
10 22 (21.57%) Configuration Management
10 22 (21.57%) SCCM
11 21 (20.59%) DHCP
11 21 (20.59%) MCSE
11 21 (20.59%) VB
12 19 (18.63%) VMware
13 17 (16.67%) Symantec
13 17 (16.67%) DNS
13 17 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (15.69%) Hyper-V
14 16 (15.69%) MS Excel
15 15 (14.71%) UNIX
15 15 (14.71%) Linux
16 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
16 14 (13.73%) NetBackup
16 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
17 13 (12.75%) Windows 8

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (9.80%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 11 (10.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.59%) DHCP
2 17 (16.67%) DNS
3 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.86%) WAN
4 7 (6.86%) LAN
5 5 (4.90%) Internet
6 4 (3.92%) VPN
7 3 (2.94%) DSL
8 2 (1.96%) SSH
8 2 (1.96%) ADSL
8 2 (1.96%) VoIP
8 2 (1.96%) FTP
8 2 (1.96%) Firewall
8 2 (1.96%) Wireless
9 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.98%) HTTP
9 1 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.98%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.96%) Retail
2 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.98%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (25.49%) Support Engineer
2 18 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (16.67%) Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Field Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (9.80%) Rollout Engineer
6 10 (9.80%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Integration Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Linux Support Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Windows Support Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Linux Support
9 6 (5.88%) IT Support
9 6 (5.88%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.90%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Thin Client
1 9 (8.82%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (0.98%) Clustering
3 1 (0.98%) Handset
3 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.98%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (14.71%) UNIX
4 15 (14.71%) Linux
5 13 (12.75%) Windows 8
5 13 (12.75%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.96%) VMS
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) ITIL
2 22 (21.57%) Configuration Management
3 7 (6.86%) Service Management
3 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
4 4 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (3.92%) Migration
5 3 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 3 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 3 (2.94%) Time Management
6 2 (1.96%) Data Migration
6 2 (1.96%) Network Planning
6 2 (1.96%) Change Control
7 1 (0.98%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (0.98%) TOGAF
7 1 (0.98%) Workflow
7 1 (0.98%) Scrum
7 1 (0.98%) Change Management
7 1 (0.98%) Regression Testing
7 1 (0.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (0.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) VB
2 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
3 13 (12.75%) SQL
4 12 (11.76%) VBScript
5 9 (8.82%) Perl
5 9 (8.82%) C
5 9 (8.82%) Korn
5 9 (8.82%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) Java
Qualifications
1 51 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (36.27%) DV Cleared
3 30 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (20.59%) MCSE
6 12 (11.76%) MCP
7 9 (8.82%) HNC
8 6 (5.88%) CCA
8 6 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (3.92%) Degree
9 4 (3.92%) MCTS
9 4 (3.92%) MCITP
9 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.92%) CCNA
10 3 (2.94%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.96%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.98%) CCNP
12 1 (0.98%) ISEB
12 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (24.51%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (79.41%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.69%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.80%) NFS
5 3 (2.94%) XenApp
6 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (21.57%) SCCM
2 14 (13.73%) NetBackup
3 13 (12.75%) Nagios
4 10 (9.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (6.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.96%) SCOM
6 2 (1.96%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 58 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.45%) HP
3 22 (21.57%) Citrix
4 19 (18.63%) VMware
5 17 (16.67%) Symantec
6 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
7 12 (11.76%) Oracle
8 11 (10.78%) Isilon
9 9 (8.82%) Borland
9 9 (8.82%) EMC
10 8 (7.84%) Altiris
11 7 (6.86%) Veritas
12 4 (3.92%) Remedy
13 2 (1.96%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.96%) Lumension
13 2 (1.96%) McAfee
14 1 (0.98%) Mitel
14 1 (0.98%) Lotus
14 1 (0.98%) Dell
14 1 (0.98%) Cisco
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