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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 33 40 51
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 472 386 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.16% 4.36% 3.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.17% 18.10% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 159 116
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £148 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 101 86
Average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £25.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
2230 2133 2038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.38% 24.11% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1070 912
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 243 271
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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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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
Hampshire 0 107 £256 -21.15% 19
Berkshire +18 98 £300 +3.89% 15
Buckinghamshire +3 62 £263 -16.66% 11
Surrey -6 54 £250 -26.47% 18
Oxfordshire +7 43 £253 -22.30% 6
East Sussex +8 37 £123 - 4
West Sussex +8 36 £153 -61.82% 3
Kent 0 29 £185 -30.84% 5
Middlesex - 3 £198 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 954 (100.00%) Windows
2 407 (42.66%) Active Directory
3 356 (37.32%) Microsoft
4 289 (30.29%) Windows XP
5 286 (29.98%) MS Office
6 197 (20.65%) MS Excel
7 195 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 158 (16.56%) ITIL
9 157 (16.46%) MS Exchange
10 147 (15.41%) Citrix
11 144 (15.09%) SCCM
12 135 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 129 (13.52%) Migration
14 116 (12.16%) Security Cleared
15 113 (11.84%) Windows 8
16 100 (10.48%) VMware
17 91 (9.54%) Blackberry
18 64 (6.71%) Finance
19 63 (6.60%) Cisco
20 61 (6.39%) HP
21 60 (6.29%) TCP/IP
21 60 (6.29%) SC Cleared
22 55 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
23 54 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
23 54 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
23 54 (5.66%) DV Cleared
24 53 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
24 53 (5.56%) LAN
25 52 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
26 51 (5.35%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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
1 157 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 54 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (4.19%) SharePoint
4 31 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (2.62%) Lync
7 23 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (2.41%) IBM Notes
8 15 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.36%) IIS
10 9 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (0.73%) WorkSite
12 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.31%) Documentum
15 1 (0.10%) SAS
15 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.10%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 286 (29.98%) MS Office
2 197 (20.65%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.05%) MS Project
6 5 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (0.52%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.42%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) Maximo
3 1 (0.10%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.10%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.73%) Office 365
2 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.29%) TCP/IP
2 53 (5.56%) LAN
3 51 (5.35%) WAN
3 51 (5.35%) VPN
4 47 (4.93%) Firewall
5 44 (4.61%) DHCP
6 42 (4.40%) DNS
7 30 (3.14%) SAN
8 28 (2.94%) Internet
9 16 (1.68%) VoIP
10 14 (1.47%) IP Telephony
11 12 (1.26%) Modbus
11 12 (1.26%) MQTT
12 10 (1.05%) Wireless
12 10 (1.05%) 3G
12 10 (1.05%) Broadband
13 9 (0.94%) ATM
14 8 (0.84%) NAS
15 6 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.42%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.57%) MS Access
3 12 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.31%) Ingres
7 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.10%) IDOL
7 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (3.04%) MSI
2 11 (1.15%) InstallShield
3 10 (1.05%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (0.63%) AdminStudio
4 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.21%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.10%) Subversion
9 1 (0.10%) Trac
9 1 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 64 (6.71%) Finance
2 20 (2.10%) Telecoms
3 17 (1.78%) Banking
4 11 (1.15%) Military
4 11 (1.15%) Law
4 11 (1.15%) Dutch Language
5 8 (0.84%) Retail
6 7 (0.73%) Local Government
6 7 (0.73%) Legal
6 7 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.73%) Electronics
7 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.63%) Back Office
8 4 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.21%) Advertising
9 2 (0.21%) Games
9 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.10%) French Language
10 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 207 (21.70%) Analyst
2 124 (13.00%) Support Engineer
3 112 (11.74%) Desktop Support
4 91 (9.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 89 (9.33%) Support Analyst
6 76 (7.97%) Desktop Engineer
7 66 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 66 (6.92%) Service Analyst
8 57 (5.97%) Rollout Engineer
9 56 (5.87%) Project Manager
10 52 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
11 46 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 34 (3.56%) Help Desk Analyst
13 33 (3.46%) Help Desk Support
14 30 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (3.14%) IT Support
15 28 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
15 28 (2.94%) Consultant
16 27 (2.83%) Developer
17 24 (2.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.19%) Application Packaging
2 12 (1.26%) Software Packaging
2 12 (1.26%) WebSockets
2 12 (1.26%) AngularJS
3 9 (0.94%) WSH
4 8 (0.84%) XML
5 7 (0.73%) Flash
5 7 (0.73%) .NET
6 5 (0.52%) CSS
6 5 (0.52%) HTML
7 4 (0.42%) Web Services
7 4 (0.42%) SOAP
8 3 (0.31%) COM+
8 3 (0.31%) WAP
8 3 (0.31%) OLE
9 2 (0.21%) ODBC
10 1 (0.10%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.10%) Middleware
10 1 (0.10%) JSP
10 1 (0.10%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.54%) Blackberry
2 19 (1.99%) iPhone
3 18 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 18 (1.89%) Thin Client
4 16 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (1.68%) iPad
5 12 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.05%) NHS
7 9 (0.94%) EPoS
7 9 (0.94%) Clustering
7 9 (0.94%) E-Learning
8 8 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.52%) SCORM
10 4 (0.42%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.42%) Replication
11 3 (0.31%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.31%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.31%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.31%) Handset
11 3 (0.31%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 954 (100.00%) Windows
2 289 (30.29%) Windows XP
3 195 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 135 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 113 (11.84%) Windows 8
6 52 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (3.46%) Windows Vista
8 29 (3.04%) UNIX
9 21 (2.20%) Linux
10 19 (1.99%) Solaris
11 14 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.05%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.52%) Android
15 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.21%) openSUSE
17 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (16.56%) ITIL
2 129 (13.52%) Migration
3 34 (3.56%) Project Management
4 29 (3.04%) Service Management
5 23 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (2.20%) Incident Management
7 20 (2.10%) Problem Management
7 20 (2.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (1.99%) Security Management
9 18 (1.89%) PRINCE2
10 16 (1.68%) ITSM
11 14 (1.47%) Service Delivery
12 13 (1.36%) Data Security
12 13 (1.36%) Validation
12 13 (1.36%) Project Planning
13 12 (1.26%) Test Scripting
13 12 (1.26%) Time Management
14 11 (1.15%) Mobile Device Management
15 10 (1.05%) Configuration Management
16 9 (0.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (3.98%) VB
1 38 (3.98%) PowerShell
2 28 (2.94%) SQL
2 28 (2.94%) VBScript
3 21 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 17 (1.78%) C#
5 13 (1.36%) C
5 13 (1.36%) Python
6 8 (0.84%) Korn
6 8 (0.84%) Java
7 7 (0.73%) VBA
7 7 (0.73%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.63%) Perl
9 5 (0.52%) ActionScript
9 5 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
9 5 (0.52%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.42%) C++
11 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 116 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.66%) DV Cleared
3 54 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (2.83%) MCSE
5 21 (2.20%) MCP
6 15 (1.57%) Degree
7 10 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.94%) ISEB
8 9 (0.94%) MCSA
8 9 (0.94%) MCDST
9 8 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.63%) CCNA
12 4 (0.42%) CCA
12 4 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.42%) CCNP
12 4 (0.42%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.93%) SLA
2 12 (1.26%) QA
3 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 407 (42.66%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 43 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.67%) XenApp
6 25 (2.62%) Terminal Services
7 22 (2.31%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.89%) vSphere
9 13 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.84%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.63%) NFS
12 4 (0.42%) Xen
12 4 (0.42%) NLBS
12 4 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.31%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.31%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 144 (15.09%) SCCM
2 17 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
3 16 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (1.57%) WSUS
5 14 (1.47%) SCOM
6 12 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 12 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (1.05%) WMI
8 8 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.73%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.52%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.52%) Nagios
11 4 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 3 (0.31%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.31%) MOM
12 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 356 (37.32%) Microsoft
2 147 (15.41%) Citrix
3 100 (10.48%) VMware
4 63 (6.60%) Cisco
5 61 (6.39%) HP
6 39 (4.09%) Symantec
7 30 (3.14%) Apple
8 29 (3.04%) McAfee
9 25 (2.62%) Lotus
10 24 (2.52%) Dell
11 21 (2.20%) EMC
12 20 (2.10%) Remedy
12 20 (2.10%) AppSense
12 20 (2.10%) Lumension
13 16 (1.68%) Sophos
14 13 (1.36%) Veeam
15 12 (1.26%) Altiris
16 11 (1.15%) ServiceNow
16 11 (1.15%) Oracle
17 10 (1.05%) SAP
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