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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 88 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 241 476 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.50% 4.71% 5.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.24% 18.90% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 203 249
Average daily rate £280 £300 £201
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +49.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £122 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £223 £209
% change year-on-year
-4.49% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 103 93
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.55 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
2354 2518 2373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.43% 24.94% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1280 1180
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 233 239
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire -55 45 £280 -20.00% 14
Surrey -22 44 £325 +71.05% 7
Hampshire -44 43 £275 -15.05% 14
Oxfordshire +4 35 £225 +30.43% 8
West Sussex -15 22 £315 -4.54% 2
East Sussex +4 20 £225 - 1
Buckinghamshire -23 20 £350 +43.58% 7
Kent -17 13 £320 +96.92% 1
Middlesex -3 2 £450 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 483 (100.00%) Windows
2 294 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 213 (44.10%) Microsoft
4 150 (31.06%) MS Office
5 115 (23.81%) Windows Server
6 114 (23.60%) SCCM
7 109 (22.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (21.53%) ITIL
9 81 (16.77%) Windows 8
10 80 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 77 (15.94%) VMware
12 76 (15.73%) Windows XP
13 70 (14.49%) MS Excel
14 69 (14.29%) Citrix
15 68 (14.08%) MS Exchange
16 57 (11.80%) Security Cleared
17 52 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (10.35%) Windows Server 2003
19 49 (10.14%) LAN
20 47 (9.73%) Blackberry
21 45 (9.32%) WAN
22 44 (9.11%) Finance
23 42 (8.70%) Windows 10
24 41 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
24 41 (8.49%) PowerShell
24 41 (8.49%) Incident Management
25 40 (8.28%) Migration
26 39 (8.07%) SLA
27 37 (7.66%) DHCP
28 36 (7.45%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 68 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.28%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.07%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.24%) IIS
9 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.62%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.41%) SAS
13 1 (0.21%) Apache
13 1 (0.21%) Documentum
13 1 (0.21%) iPlanet
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 150 (31.06%) MS Office
2 70 (14.49%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.04%) MS Project
4 4 (0.83%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.21%) Primavera
2 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.21%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.25%) Office 365
2 16 (3.31%) Mimecast
3 3 (0.62%) IaaS
3 3 (0.62%) PaaS
3 3 (0.62%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.14%) LAN
2 45 (9.32%) WAN
3 37 (7.66%) DHCP
4 36 (7.45%) DNS
4 36 (7.45%) TCP/IP
5 28 (5.80%) Firewall
6 21 (4.35%) VPN
7 18 (3.73%) Wireless
8 15 (3.11%) ATM
8 15 (3.11%) SAN
9 13 (2.69%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (2.07%) Internet
10 10 (2.07%) VoIP
11 6 (1.24%) SNMP
11 6 (1.24%) SSL
12 5 (1.04%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.62%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.62%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.62%) Skype
13 3 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.62%) MS Access
5 3 (0.62%) QlikView
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.41%) DB2
6 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.41%) MySQL
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.21%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.21%) GIS
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.21%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.07%) MSI
2 6 (1.24%) Xcode
3 5 (1.04%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.62%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.62%) Yeoman
5 2 (0.41%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.41%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.21%) git-flow
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (9.11%) Finance
2 12 (2.48%) Legal
3 8 (1.66%) Back Office
3 8 (1.66%) Banking
4 7 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.24%) Publishing
6 4 (0.83%) Marketing
7 3 (0.62%) Advertising
7 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.62%) Retail
8 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.41%) German Language
8 2 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 136 (28.16%) Analyst
2 107 (22.15%) Support Engineer
3 73 (15.11%) Desktop Support
4 63 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 59 (12.22%) Support Analyst
6 57 (11.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 57 (11.80%) Service Analyst
7 55 (11.39%) Service Desk Analyst
8 46 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
9 45 (9.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 45 (9.32%) IT Support
10 38 (7.87%) 1st Line Support
11 36 (7.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 28 (5.80%) Windows Support Engineer
13 26 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 26 (5.38%) IT Analyst
14 25 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
15 24 (4.97%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 22 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 21 (4.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.52%) .NET
2 6 (1.24%) ATL
2 6 (1.24%) POCO
3 4 (0.83%) CSS
4 3 (0.62%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.62%) HTML
4 3 (0.62%) Web Services
4 3 (0.62%) XML
5 2 (0.41%) DCOM
5 2 (0.41%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.21%) MAPI
6 1 (0.21%) Middleware
6 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.21%) ODBC
6 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.21%) WPF
6 1 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.73%) Blackberry
2 20 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.73%) Driving Licence
4 16 (3.31%) CMDB
5 15 (3.11%) AS400
5 15 (3.11%) Mathematics
6 14 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.28%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.07%) iPhone
9 9 (1.86%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.86%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.66%) Statistics
11 6 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.04%) User Experience
13 4 (0.83%) Clustering
13 4 (0.83%) Contactless
13 4 (0.83%) NHS
13 4 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 483 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 109 (22.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (16.77%) Windows 8
5 80 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (15.73%) Windows XP
7 50 (10.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (8.70%) Windows 10
9 32 (6.63%) Linux
10 16 (3.31%) Apple iOS
11 15 (3.11%) Unix
12 13 (2.69%) Android
13 10 (2.07%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.41%) CentOS
15 2 (0.41%) Debian
15 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.21%) VMS
16 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (21.53%) ITIL
2 41 (8.49%) Incident Management
3 40 (8.28%) Migration
4 36 (7.45%) Change Management
5 31 (6.42%) Project Management
6 26 (5.38%) Problem Management
7 19 (3.93%) Service Delivery
7 19 (3.93%) Service Management
8 16 (3.31%) Mentoring
9 15 (3.11%) Coaching
10 14 (2.90%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (2.07%) ITSM
12 10 (2.07%) Software Deployment
13 9 (1.86%) Change Control
13 9 (1.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (1.86%) ITIL V3
13 9 (1.86%) Patch Management
13 9 (1.86%) Project Planning
14 8 (1.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.49%) PowerShell
2 34 (7.04%) SQL
3 20 (4.14%) VBScript
4 19 (3.93%) C
5 16 (3.31%) VB
6 9 (1.86%) C++
7 6 (1.24%) Java
7 6 (1.24%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.04%) C#
9 3 (0.62%) Python
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) DCL
10 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
10 1 (0.21%) VC++
Qualifications
1 57 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (6.21%) MCSE
4 29 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.59%) MCP
6 18 (3.73%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.86%) DBS Check
7 9 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.66%) MCDST
9 7 (1.45%) CCNA
9 7 (1.45%) Degree
10 6 (1.24%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.04%) CISSP
11 5 (1.04%) MCSA
12 4 (0.83%) HNC
12 4 (0.83%) ISEB
12 4 (0.83%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.83%) PMP
12 4 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.07%) SLA
2 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 294 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 52 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.59%) XenApp
5 16 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (3.31%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.48%) VMware ESX
6 12 (2.48%) vSphere
7 10 (2.07%) XenServer
8 7 (1.45%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.04%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.04%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.41%) Samba
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.21%) ClearTrust
12 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 114 (23.60%) SCCM
2 16 (3.31%) Backup Exec
3 14 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 12 (2.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (2.07%) WSUS
6 9 (1.86%) HP SIM
6 9 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.86%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.66%) SCOM
8 7 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.04%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.04%) Sysprep
10 4 (0.83%) Nagios
11 3 (0.62%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.62%) Netcool
11 3 (0.62%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 2 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 213 (44.10%) Microsoft
2 77 (15.94%) VMware
3 69 (14.29%) Citrix
4 36 (7.45%) HP
5 35 (7.25%) Remedy
6 27 (5.59%) Oracle
7 18 (3.73%) Cisco
8 17 (3.52%) Symantec
9 12 (2.48%) IBM
10 11 (2.28%) Apple
11 10 (2.07%) Lotus
11 10 (2.07%) NetApp
12 9 (1.86%) AppSense
12 9 (1.86%) Avaya
12 9 (1.86%) Becrypt
12 9 (1.86%) Juniper
13 8 (1.66%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.24%) Altiris
15 5 (1.04%) LANDesk
15 5 (1.04%) Wyse
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