The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 51 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 360 472 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.63% 5.16% 4.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.14% 21.14% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 239 157
Average daily rate
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£238 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 93 99
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.73 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £22.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year
- +7.64%
Windows 7
England

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

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2378 2233 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.00% 24.42% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1121 1062
Average daily rate £355 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 223 239
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
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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
Berkshire -3 97 £310 +3.33% 12
Hampshire -24 68 £225 -12.19% 10
Oxfordshire -6 57 £173 -31.68% 9
Surrey -18 38 £250 - 14
West Sussex -11 36 £120 -21.31% 3
Buckinghamshire -33 31 £375 +42.85% 8
East Sussex -19 16 £318 +159.18% 1
Kent -14 8 £373 +101.35% 1
Middlesex +6 5 £355 +79.74%
Sussex +3 1 £300 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 785 (100.00%) Windows
2 399 (50.83%) Active Directory
3 351 (44.71%) Microsoft
4 235 (29.94%) MS Office
5 187 (23.82%) Security Cleared
6 167 (21.27%) SCCM
7 162 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 155 (19.75%) Windows XP
9 150 (19.11%) MS Excel
10 138 (17.58%) ITIL
11 128 (16.31%) VMware
12 120 (15.29%) Citrix
13 101 (12.87%) Windows 8
14 93 (11.85%) MS Exchange
15 88 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 86 (10.96%) DV Cleared
17 80 (10.19%) SC Cleared
18 79 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
19 78 (9.94%) DNS
20 77 (9.81%) Finance
21 71 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
22 70 (8.92%) SQL Server
22 70 (8.92%) Migration
23 69 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
24 68 (8.66%) Microsoft App-V
25 60 (7.64%) Firewall
26 58 (7.39%) DHCP
27 51 (6.50%) MCSE
28 50 (6.37%) .NET
28 50 (6.37%) HP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 93 (11.85%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (4.08%) Lync
5 30 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (2.17%) IIS
7 10 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.38%) WordPress
12 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle UPK
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 235 (29.94%) MS Office
2 150 (19.11%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.66%) MS Project
5 10 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.38%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.73%) Office 365
2 5 (0.64%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (9.94%) DNS
2 60 (7.64%) Firewall
3 58 (7.39%) DHCP
4 46 (5.86%) WAN
5 36 (4.59%) LAN
5 36 (4.59%) TCP/IP
5 36 (4.59%) VPN
6 31 (3.95%) Internet
7 28 (3.57%) ATM
8 22 (2.80%) SAN
9 21 (2.68%) Wireless
10 20 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.04%) MPLS
12 12 (1.53%) SMTP
13 10 (1.27%) HTTP
14 7 (0.89%) Structured Cabling
14 7 (0.89%) Skype
14 7 (0.89%) WebEx
15 5 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (0.51%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.89%) MySQL
4 7 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.76%) SSDT
6 4 (0.51%) Big Data
7 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.25%) MS Access
9 1 (0.13%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.13%) DB2
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (3.06%) MSI
2 17 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.76%) TeamCity
4 6 (0.76%) Subversion
4 6 (0.76%) WinDbg
4 6 (0.76%) MSBuild
4 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.51%) Yeoman
5 4 (0.51%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.51%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.38%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.13%) Xcode
8 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 77 (9.81%) Finance
2 21 (2.68%) Banking
3 17 (2.17%) Back Office
4 16 (2.04%) Retail
5 13 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.76%) Law
6 6 (0.76%) Legal
6 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.64%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.25%) Marketing
8 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.13%) Publishing
9 1 (0.13%) Games
9 1 (0.13%) Military
9 1 (0.13%) French Language
9 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 175 (22.29%) Analyst
2 126 (16.05%) Support Engineer
3 105 (13.38%) Desktop Support
4 95 (12.10%) 2nd Line Support
5 80 (10.19%) Service Analyst
6 77 (9.81%) Service Desk Analyst
7 73 (9.30%) Support Analyst
8 72 (9.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 49 (6.24%) Applications Packager
10 48 (6.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 45 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 41 (5.22%) Rollout Engineer
13 39 (4.97%) Architect
14 38 (4.84%) IT Support
15 37 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
16 34 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
18 27 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
19 25 (3.18%) Desktop Analyst
19 25 (3.18%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.37%) .NET
2 18 (2.29%) Application Packaging
3 9 (1.15%) XML
4 8 (1.02%) HTML
5 5 (0.64%) ADO.NET
5 5 (0.64%) WinForms
6 4 (0.51%) COM+
7 3 (0.38%) ODBC
7 3 (0.38%) Flash
8 2 (0.25%) WSH
8 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.13%) Velocity
9 1 (0.13%) POCO
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.13%) ActiveX
9 1 (0.13%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.59%) Blackberry
3 34 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.04%) NHS
5 13 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.27%) EPoS
8 10 (1.27%) iPhone
9 9 (1.15%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.15%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.02%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.89%) Data Extraction
11 7 (0.89%) BYOD
12 6 (0.76%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.76%) iPad
12 6 (0.76%) Clustering
12 6 (0.76%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 785 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 155 (19.75%) Windows XP
4 101 (12.87%) Windows 8
5 71 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 69 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (3.82%) Linux
8 16 (2.04%) Windows Vista
9 14 (1.78%) Android
10 11 (1.40%) Windows 2000
10 11 (1.40%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.76%) UNIX
13 6 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.51%) CentOS
14 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.38%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.38%) Solaris
16 2 (0.25%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (17.58%) ITIL
2 70 (8.92%) Migration
3 32 (4.08%) Service Management
4 26 (3.31%) Incident Management
5 25 (3.18%) Configuration Management
6 22 (2.80%) Project Management
7 20 (2.55%) Time Management
8 15 (1.91%) Application Discovery
9 14 (1.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (1.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (1.66%) ITSM
10 13 (1.66%) Portfolio Management
11 12 (1.53%) Data Analysis
12 11 (1.40%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (1.27%) Service Delivery
13 10 (1.27%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (1.27%) Mentoring
14 9 (1.15%) Change Control
14 9 (1.15%) Release Management
15 8 (1.02%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (6.24%) SQL
2 43 (5.48%) PowerShell
3 42 (5.35%) C#
4 23 (2.93%) VBScript
5 19 (2.42%) VB
6 13 (1.66%) C++
7 8 (1.02%) Perl
8 7 (0.89%) Java
9 6 (0.76%) C++/CLI
9 6 (0.76%) Python
10 2 (0.25%) VBA
10 2 (0.25%) C
11 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.13%) VB6
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
11 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 187 (23.82%) Security Cleared
2 86 (10.96%) DV Cleared
3 80 (10.19%) SC Cleared
4 79 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (6.50%) MCSE
6 31 (3.95%) MCP
7 29 (3.69%) MCSA
8 23 (2.93%) CCNA
8 23 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (2.93%) MCITP
9 21 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.53%) Degree
11 10 (1.27%) MCTS
12 8 (1.02%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.51%) MOS
13 4 (0.51%) MCDST
13 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.61%) SLA
2 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.13%) P3O
3 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 399 (50.83%) Active Directory
2 88 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (8.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 44 (5.61%) XenApp
5 33 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 33 (4.20%) XenDesktop
6 17 (2.17%) vSphere
7 11 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.51%) XenServer
10 3 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.25%) UAG
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.13%) Samba
12 1 (0.13%) Firmware
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 167 (21.27%) SCCM
2 15 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.89%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.89%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.76%) WSUS
7 6 (0.76%) SCOM
8 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.38%) WMI
9 3 (0.38%) Nagios
9 3 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.25%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.25%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 351 (44.71%) Microsoft
2 128 (16.31%) VMware
3 120 (15.29%) Citrix
4 50 (6.37%) HP
5 43 (5.48%) Symantec
6 35 (4.46%) Cisco
7 28 (3.57%) Oracle
7 28 (3.57%) Remedy
8 25 (3.18%) CheckPoint
9 19 (2.42%) EMC
10 17 (2.17%) LANDesk
11 16 (2.04%) McAfee
12 14 (1.78%) NetApp
12 14 (1.78%) Dell
13 13 (1.66%) Sophos
13 13 (1.66%) Apple
13 13 (1.66%) OpenText
13 13 (1.66%) Ventyx
14 11 (1.40%) Lumension
14 11 (1.40%) SAP
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