The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 34 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 162 153 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.84% 4.84% 5.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.88% 22.21% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 71 44
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £125 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £468 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.34% +23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.42 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.06 £18.00
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
708 689 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.17% 21.79% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 392 198
Average daily rate £350 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 81 82
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% +4.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.75 £35.00
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 West

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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.

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
Bristol +17 47 £130 -8.77% 8
Wiltshire -14 38 £175 -30.00% 8
Gloucestershire +22 33 £150 -9.09% 4
Somerset +3 16 £288 +43.75% 4
Devon +2 12 £155 -38.00% 1
Dorset -7 12 £120 -32.39% 10
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 299 (100.00%) Windows
2 163 (54.52%) Active Directory
3 119 (39.80%) Windows XP
4 114 (38.13%) Microsoft
5 89 (29.77%) MS Office
6 70 (23.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (20.40%) VMware
8 59 (19.73%) MS Excel
9 47 (15.72%) SCCM
9 47 (15.72%) Windows 8
9 47 (15.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (14.72%) Security Cleared
11 42 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (13.71%) Migration
13 37 (12.37%) Citrix
14 32 (10.70%) Lync
15 29 (9.70%) SC Cleared
15 29 (9.70%) MS Exchange
16 26 (8.70%) DNS
17 25 (8.36%) ITIL
17 25 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (7.36%) SQL
19 19 (6.35%) Programme Management
19 19 (6.35%) Asset Management
19 19 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
19 19 (6.35%) IT Asset Management
20 18 (6.02%) VBScript
21 16 (5.35%) SLA
21 16 (5.35%) DHCP
22 15 (5.02%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 32 (10.70%) Lync
2 29 (9.70%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.01%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.00%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (29.77%) MS Office
2 59 (19.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Agresso
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.70%) DNS
2 16 (5.35%) DHCP
3 10 (3.34%) WAN
3 10 (3.34%) LAN
4 9 (3.01%) Firewall
5 8 (2.68%) VPN
6 6 (2.01%) Internet
6 6 (2.01%) SAN
7 5 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.34%) VoIP
8 4 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.00%) VLAN
10 2 (0.67%) Intranet
10 2 (0.67%) Broadband
10 2 (0.67%) NAS
11 1 (0.33%) WLAN
11 1 (0.33%) PBX
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.34%) InstallShield
2 3 (1.00%) AdminStudio
2 3 (1.00%) MSI
3 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.33%) Yeoman
General
1 9 (3.01%) Finance
2 5 (1.67%) Banking
2 5 (1.67%) German Language
3 4 (1.34%) Polish Language
4 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.67%) Retail
5 2 (0.67%) Local Government
5 2 (0.67%) Marketing
5 2 (0.67%) French Language
5 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (22.07%) Support Engineer
2 58 (19.40%) Desktop Support
3 47 (15.72%) Desktop Engineer
4 45 (15.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 44 (14.72%) Analyst
6 33 (11.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 28 (9.36%) Service Desk Analyst
8 25 (8.36%) Service Analyst
9 17 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (5.35%) Deployment Engineer
11 15 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (3.34%) Administrator
12 10 (3.34%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.34%) Consultant
12 10 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.68%) IT Support
13 8 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
14 7 (2.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 7 (2.34%) Team Leader
14 7 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.67%) .NET
1 5 (1.67%) Web Services
1 5 (1.67%) WCF
2 3 (1.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.67%) MFC
3 2 (0.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.34%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.34%) NHS
2 7 (2.34%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.01%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.01%) User Experience
4 5 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.00%) CMDB
6 3 (1.00%) FMCG
6 3 (1.00%) iPhone
7 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.67%) Replication
7 2 (0.67%) Clustering
7 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.67%) PDA
8 1 (0.33%) Statistics
8 1 (0.33%) PKI
8 1 (0.33%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 299 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (39.80%) Windows XP
3 70 (23.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (15.72%) Windows 8
4 47 (15.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.34%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.34%) Linux
8 2 (0.67%) Android
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.71%) Migration
2 25 (8.36%) ITIL
3 19 (6.35%) Programme Management
3 19 (6.35%) Asset Management
3 19 (6.35%) IT Asset Management
4 11 (3.68%) Data Protection
5 10 (3.34%) Data Migration
6 8 (2.68%) Patch Management
7 6 (2.01%) Release Management
7 6 (2.01%) Configuration Management
8 5 (1.67%) Data Security
8 5 (1.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (1.67%) Web Development
8 5 (1.67%) Application Discovery
9 4 (1.34%) Service Management
10 3 (1.00%) Change Management
10 3 (1.00%) WFM
10 3 (1.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.00%) Information Security
10 3 (1.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.36%) SQL
2 18 (6.02%) VBScript
3 11 (3.68%) VB
3 11 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.68%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.67%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.67%) C#
4 5 (1.67%) Perl
5 2 (0.67%) C++
6 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.34%) Degree
5 8 (2.68%) A+ Certification
6 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.34%) MCSE
7 4 (1.34%) MCSA
8 3 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.67%) CCNA
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.67%) MCITP
10 1 (0.33%) CCENT
10 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.33%) MCP
10 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.35%) SLA
2 6 (2.01%) QA
3 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (54.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (4.01%) XenApp
4 12 (4.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.68%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.68%) vSphere
7 8 (2.68%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.01%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.00%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.67%) Xen
11 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (15.72%) SCCM
2 13 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (4.01%) WSUS
4 9 (3.01%) SCOM
5 7 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (2.01%) SCOrch
6 6 (2.01%) SCSM
6 6 (2.01%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.34%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 114 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 61 (20.40%) VMware
3 37 (12.37%) Citrix
4 15 (5.02%) Symantec
5 14 (4.68%) McAfee
6 13 (4.35%) Cisco
7 10 (3.34%) HP
8 9 (3.01%) Novell
9 6 (2.01%) Remedy
9 6 (2.01%) Veeam
9 6 (2.01%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.67%) Dell
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle
11 3 (1.00%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.00%) CA
11 3 (1.00%) Wyse
11 3 (1.00%) AppSense
12 2 (0.67%) Capita
12 2 (0.67%) LANDesk
12 2 (0.67%) Websense
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