The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 13 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 38 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.38% 5.96% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.34% 24.07% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Average daily rate
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£199 £175 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -33.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.50 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £15.50 £12.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -11.46%
Windows 7
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
82 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.55% 24.77% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 22
Average daily rate £250 £268 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £168 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.30 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% +51.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.95 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -3 17 £265 -16.20%
Bath +5 4 £150 - 1
Street - - - -
Windows 7
South West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) SCCM
3 22 (41.51%) Security Cleared
4 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
5 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
5 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
7 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.87%) Migration
8 9 (16.98%) VMware
8 9 (16.98%) MS Office
9 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
10 5 (9.43%) Citrix
11 4 (7.55%) Windows Vista
11 4 (7.55%) MSI
11 4 (7.55%) Office 365
11 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (5.66%) XenApp
12 3 (5.66%) A+ Certification
12 3 (5.66%) SAN
12 3 (5.66%) Application Packaging
12 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
12 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (3.77%) Back Office
13 2 (3.77%) NetApp
13 2 (3.77%) NHS
13 2 (3.77%) InstallShield
13 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (3.77%) Cisco

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
1 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) SAN
2 2 (3.77%) LAN
2 2 (3.77%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) DNS
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MSI
2 2 (3.77%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (3.77%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Consultant
2 6 (11.32%) SCCM Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.55%) Rollout Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.77%) Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) IT Support
7 1 (1.89%) Build Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Project Support Administrator
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) NHS
2 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Vista
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Migration
2 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL
3 1 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (1.89%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) XenApp
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (45.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) VMware
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) NetApp
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.89%) Novell
5 1 (1.89%) Capita