The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 24 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.63% 3.35% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.56% 17.02% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£145 £235 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.29% -44.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £17.25 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 47 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 16.92% 19.67% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 16
Average daily rate £338 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £20.00 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
5 2 (22.22%) ProCurve
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (22.22%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Windows CE
5 2 (22.22%) CODA
5 2 (22.22%) Sage
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) MCSA
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (22.22%) Meru Networks
5 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) POCO
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) MPLS
1 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Xcode
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) French Language
3 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) PC Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ATL
1 1 (11.11%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
3 2 (22.22%) Windows CE
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) ARCserve
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) CODA
3 2 (22.22%) Sage
3 2 (22.22%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (22.22%) ProCurve
3 2 (22.22%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (22.22%) Meru Networks
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper