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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 36 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 160 129 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.81% 5.77% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.60% 30.14% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 45 68
Average daily rate
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£203 £200 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £110 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £268
% change year-on-year
-15.90% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 26
Average hourly rate £16.67 £13.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.81% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £18.30 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
708 428 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.27% 19.14% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 206 292
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 92 100
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Wiltshire +17 57 £231 +32.14% 7
Dorset +9 26 £180 +2.85% 3
Bristol -19 26 £125 -70.58% 6
Somerset -14 15 £175 +2.94% 3
Devon -18 9 £250 -41.17% 2
Gloucestershire -26 9 £368 +182.69% 6
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 320 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (35.31%) Microsoft
3 103 (32.19%) Windows XP
4 81 (25.31%) Active Directory
5 67 (20.94%) Security Cleared
6 65 (20.31%) ITIL
6 65 (20.31%) MS Office
7 53 (16.56%) SCCM
8 51 (15.94%) VMware
9 49 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (14.06%) SC Cleared
11 44 (13.75%) MS Excel
12 42 (13.13%) Migration
13 35 (10.94%) Citrix
14 34 (10.63%) MS Exchange
14 34 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (9.06%) MCP
17 28 (8.75%) SLA
17 28 (8.75%) Service Management
18 27 (8.44%) Hyper-V
19 26 (8.13%) Microsoft App-V
20 24 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
21 23 (7.19%) HP
22 21 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (6.56%) MSI
22 21 (6.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
23 19 (5.94%) Windows 8
23 19 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
23 19 (5.94%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 34 (10.63%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.06%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.13%) Lync
5 8 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.31%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 65 (20.31%) MS Office
2 44 (13.75%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) assyst
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.31%) LAN
2 13 (4.06%) Internet
3 11 (3.44%) DNS
4 10 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.50%) WAN
5 8 (2.50%) DHCP
5 8 (2.50%) SAN
6 6 (1.88%) Firewall
7 5 (1.56%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.25%) VPN
8 4 (1.25%) Wireless
8 4 (1.25%) Nortel Meridian
9 2 (0.63%) 3G
9 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.31%) VLAN
10 1 (0.31%) WPA
10 1 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) Ingres
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
5 1 (0.31%) MS Access
5 1 (0.31%) DTS
Development Applications
1 21 (6.56%) MSI
2 2 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.31%) Moq
3 1 (0.31%) MSTest
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
General
1 19 (5.94%) Finance
2 18 (5.63%) Back Office
2 18 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.00%) Front Office
4 6 (1.88%) Military
4 6 (1.88%) Legal
5 4 (1.25%) Law
6 3 (0.94%) Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (14.69%) Support Engineer
2 39 (12.19%) Desktop Support
3 35 (10.94%) Analyst
4 31 (9.69%) Rollout Engineer
5 25 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (7.81%) Support Analyst
6 24 (7.50%) Deployment Engineer
7 17 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
7 17 (5.31%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (4.69%) Network Support
8 15 (4.69%) Applications Packager
9 14 (4.38%) Service Analyst
9 14 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 11 (3.44%) Desktop Analyst
10 11 (3.44%) Network Engineer
10 11 (3.44%) Customer Engineer
11 10 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (3.13%) Windows Support Engineer
12 9 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.75%) JSP
1 12 (3.75%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.88%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.25%) .NET
4 2 (0.63%) WSH
5 1 (0.31%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.31%) WCF
5 1 (0.31%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.31%) LAMP
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.63%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.69%) Statistics
3 14 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.75%) NHS
5 7 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.19%) CMDB
5 7 (2.19%) IVR
6 4 (1.25%) PDA
6 4 (1.25%) Animation
6 4 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.25%) iPad
6 4 (1.25%) iPhone
7 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.94%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.63%) EPoS
8 2 (0.63%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.31%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 320 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (32.19%) Windows XP
3 49 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (5.94%) Windows 8
6 15 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.44%) Linux
8 7 (2.19%) CentOS
9 6 (1.88%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.88%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.31%) ITIL
2 42 (13.13%) Migration
3 28 (8.75%) Service Management
4 24 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (4.69%) ITSM
5 15 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (4.38%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.38%) Risk Analysis
7 12 (3.75%) Compatibility Testing
7 12 (3.75%) ITIL V3
7 12 (3.75%) Software Distribution
8 11 (3.44%) Workflow
9 9 (2.81%) Change Management
10 8 (2.50%) System Testing
10 8 (2.50%) Incident Management
11 7 (2.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (2.19%) Test Scripting
11 7 (2.19%) Project Management
12 6 (1.88%) Data Protection
13 5 (1.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.38%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.81%) VB
3 6 (1.88%) Shell Script
3 6 (1.88%) Python
4 5 (1.56%) C
4 5 (1.56%) VBScript
5 4 (1.25%) SQL
5 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.63%) VBA
6 2 (0.63%) VB6
7 1 (0.31%) C#
7 1 (0.31%) C++
7 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.31%) Perl
7 1 (0.31%) RPG
Qualifications
1 67 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 45 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (9.06%) MCP
5 21 (6.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (3.44%) MCSE
7 10 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.94%) MCITP
9 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.94%) MCSA
10 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) MOS
11 1 (0.31%) MCDST
11 1 (0.31%) Degree
11 1 (0.31%) CCNP
11 1 (0.31%) CCNA
11 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 81 (25.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.44%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (3.75%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.13%) XenApp
7 7 (2.19%) Samba
7 7 (2.19%) NFS
8 5 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.25%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.94%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.63%) vSphere
12 1 (0.31%) UAG
12 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (16.56%) SCCM
2 7 (2.19%) AppDNA
2 7 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (2.19%) WSUS
3 5 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (1.56%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.94%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.63%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.63%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.31%) MOM
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 113 (35.31%) Microsoft
2 51 (15.94%) VMware
3 35 (10.94%) Citrix
4 23 (7.19%) HP
5 14 (4.38%) McAfee
6 12 (3.75%) Cisco
7 10 (3.13%) Remedy
8 9 (2.81%) Symantec
9 8 (2.50%) Computacenter
10 7 (2.19%) Lumension
10 7 (2.19%) Dell
10 7 (2.19%) Apple
10 7 (2.19%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.56%) Verint
11 5 (1.56%) Empirix
11 5 (1.56%) Genesys
11 5 (1.56%) Siemens
12 4 (1.25%) Sophos
12 4 (1.25%) Nortel
12 4 (1.25%) Altiris
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Avon
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Rate: £120 to £150 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Rate: £15.00 - £16.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
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Rate: £180 - £220 per annum
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Rate: £110 - £130 per day
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
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