The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Sheffield 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 19 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.96% 3.91% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.06% 12.07% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £165 - £170
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 - £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £28.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 58 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 33.03% 32.40% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 17
Average daily rate £283 £239 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +24.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
South Yorkshire

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Sheffield region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Sheffield region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows 7
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
3 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (43.48%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
6 3 (13.04%) MS Office
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) SCCM
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
7 2 (8.70%) French Language
7 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
8 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
8 1 (4.35%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) French Language
3 1 (4.35%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Support
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Deployment Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP