The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 16 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 Somerset 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 18 16 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 38 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.90% 14.63% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.70% 35.71% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 1 1
Average daily rate £325 £135 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.74% -55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
89 84 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 20.84% 40.98% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 11
Average daily rate £325 £232 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.08% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 9
Average hourly rate £21.50 £10.00 £12.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -18.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £16.20 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -4 26 £325 - 8
Winscombe - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Clevedon - - - -
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
3 29 (64.44%) ITIL
3 29 (64.44%) VMware
4 27 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (57.78%) Security Cleared
6 25 (55.56%) MCP
7 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
8 20 (44.44%) Service Management
9 19 (42.22%) Front Office
9 19 (42.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (40.00%) Back Office
11 17 (37.78%) Management Information System
11 17 (37.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (37.78%) Statistics
12 16 (35.56%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
13 15 (33.33%) ITSM
13 15 (33.33%) Windows XP
14 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
15 13 (28.89%) SLA
15 13 (28.89%) Service Delivery
16 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
16 11 (24.44%) MS Office
17 10 (22.22%) Workflow
18 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
19 7 (15.56%) Nortel
19 7 (15.56%) Internet
19 7 (15.56%) Blackberry
19 7 (15.56%) SCCM

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
1 11 (24.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Internet
2 6 (13.33%) Nortel Meridian
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) WLAN
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) DTS
1 1 (2.22%) Ingres
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MSI
General
1 19 (42.22%) Front Office
2 18 (40.00%) Back Office
3 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Network Support
2 11 (24.44%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Lead Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Change Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Support Technician
7 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
7 3 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Business Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Management Information System
1 17 (37.78%) Statistics
2 7 (15.56%) Blackberry
3 5 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) ITIL
2 20 (44.44%) Service Management
3 17 (37.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (35.56%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
5 15 (33.33%) ITSM
6 13 (28.89%) Service Delivery
7 10 (22.22%) Workflow
8 5 (11.11%) Change Management
9 4 (8.89%) Migration
10 3 (6.67%) Project Management
10 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (4.44%) Time Management
12 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (2.22%) Test Management
12 1 (2.22%) Budget Control
12 1 (2.22%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
1 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.22%) VB
1 1 (2.22%) VBA
1 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) Security Cleared
2 25 (55.56%) MCP
3 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
4 19 (42.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ISEB
6 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 29 (64.44%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Nortel
4 3 (6.67%) Apple
4 3 (6.67%) Citrix
4 3 (6.67%) Altiris
5 1 (2.22%) Sophos
5 1 (2.22%) NetApp
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) LANDesk
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