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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 25 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.98% 0.66% 5.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.89% 3.13% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate £350 £230 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% +19.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £190
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.97 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+9.18% -3.67%
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
36 64 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 14.23% 21.12% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 45 28
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) ATL
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
4 3 (27.27%) Xcode
4 3 (27.27%) Objective-C
4 3 (27.27%) POCO
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) SLA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Xcode
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) C++ Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
2 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ATL
1 3 (27.27%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
2 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C++
1 3 (27.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow