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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 29 21 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 175 153 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.31% 6.48% 3.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.55% 28.65% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 43
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£200 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £101 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.21 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -11.46%
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
776 534 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.57% 22.61% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 248 313
Average daily rate £374 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.90% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 94 87
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.90 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
Bristol -8 45 £140 -13.84% 11
Somerset +12 38 £199 +13.42% 1
Wiltshire -11 29 £375 +87.50% 3
Gloucestershire -21 26 £400 +153.96% 2
Dorset +4 18 £175 +40.00% 1
Devon -8 15 - - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 335 (100.00%) Windows
2 112 (33.43%) Microsoft
3 109 (32.54%) Windows XP
4 96 (28.66%) Active Directory
5 84 (25.07%) MS Office
6 76 (22.69%) SCCM
7 64 (19.10%) Security Cleared
8 51 (15.22%) Migration
9 50 (14.93%) MS Exchange
10 46 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 43 (12.84%) MS Excel
12 42 (12.54%) SC Cleared
13 41 (12.24%) Citrix
14 40 (11.94%) Microsoft App-V
15 39 (11.64%) MSI
16 35 (10.45%) ITIL
17 31 (9.25%) VMware
18 27 (8.06%) Finance
18 27 (8.06%) Hyper-V
19 26 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
19 26 (7.76%) Cisco
20 23 (6.87%) Application Packaging
20 23 (6.87%) DNS
21 22 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (6.27%) SharePoint
22 21 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (6.27%) Windows 8
23 20 (5.97%) DHCP
24 18 (5.37%) LAN
24 18 (5.37%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 50 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (6.27%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.88%) Lync
5 12 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.90%) IIS
10 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) CMS
11 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 84 (25.07%) MS Office
2 43 (12.84%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.87%) DNS
2 20 (5.97%) DHCP
3 18 (5.37%) LAN
3 18 (5.37%) Firewall
4 12 (3.58%) VoIP
4 12 (3.58%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.28%) WAN
6 9 (2.69%) Wireless
7 8 (2.39%) Internet
7 8 (2.39%) SAN
8 7 (2.09%) VPN
9 5 (1.49%) SMS
10 3 (0.90%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.90%) SMTP
11 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.60%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.60%) VLAN
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) MS Access
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (11.64%) MSI
2 3 (0.90%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 27 (8.06%) Finance
2 9 (2.69%) Military
2 9 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.39%) Banking
4 3 (0.90%) Law
5 2 (0.60%) Back Office
5 2 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (14.63%) Analyst
2 40 (11.94%) Support Engineer
3 31 (9.25%) Desktop Support
4 28 (8.36%) Rollout Engineer
5 27 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (7.46%) Service Analyst
6 25 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
7 23 (6.87%) Applications Packager
8 22 (6.57%) Consultant
9 18 (5.37%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (5.37%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (5.07%) Support Analyst
10 17 (5.07%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.48%) Customer Engineer
12 12 (3.58%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.58%) Deployment Engineer
13 11 (3.28%) Help Desk Support
13 11 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.87%) Application Packaging
2 9 (2.69%) JSP
3 3 (0.90%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.60%) WSH
5 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.39%) Blackberry
1 8 (2.39%) NHS
2 7 (2.09%) PDA
3 5 (1.49%) Open Source
3 5 (1.49%) IVR
4 4 (1.19%) iPad
4 4 (1.19%) iPhone
5 3 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.60%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.60%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.30%) Animation
7 1 (0.30%) CMDB
7 1 (0.30%) Handset
7 1 (0.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 335 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (32.54%) Windows XP
3 46 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (6.27%) Windows 8
6 16 (4.78%) Windows Vista
7 10 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.79%) Linux
9 5 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.90%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.30%) CentOS
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.30%) AIX
12 1 (0.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (15.22%) Migration
2 35 (10.45%) ITIL
3 15 (4.48%) System Testing
4 11 (3.28%) Data Migration
5 10 (2.99%) Incident Management
6 9 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (2.39%) ITIL V3
7 8 (2.39%) Software Distribution
7 8 (2.39%) Compatibility Testing
7 8 (2.39%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.09%) Service Management
9 5 (1.49%) Data Protection
9 5 (1.49%) Service Delivery
9 5 (1.49%) PRINCE2
10 4 (1.19%) Configuration Management
10 4 (1.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (1.19%) Asset Management
10 4 (1.19%) Test Automation
11 3 (0.90%) Software Deployment
11 3 (0.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.37%) SQL
2 16 (4.78%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.99%) VB
4 8 (2.39%) VBScript
5 4 (1.19%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.90%) C
7 2 (0.60%) VB6
8 1 (0.30%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) Java
8 1 (0.30%) RPG
8 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (19.10%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.54%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.48%) MCSE
5 12 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.09%) CCNA
7 7 (2.09%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.19%) MCITP
8 4 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.90%) MCP
9 3 (0.90%) MCSA
10 2 (0.60%) ISEB
11 1 (0.30%) APMP
11 1 (0.30%) MCDST
11 1 (0.30%) MCTS
11 1 (0.30%) Degree
11 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.30%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.69%) SLA
2 5 (1.49%) QA
3 4 (1.19%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (28.66%) Active Directory
2 40 (11.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (8.06%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.48%) XenDesktop
5 14 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (3.28%) XenApp
7 4 (1.19%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.90%) vSphere
8 3 (0.90%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.30%) UAG
10 1 (0.30%) Samba
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 76 (22.69%) SCCM
2 12 (3.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (2.09%) WSUS
4 7 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.79%) AppDNA
5 6 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.19%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.30%) SCOM
9 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.30%) MOM
9 1 (0.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 112 (33.43%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.24%) Citrix
3 31 (9.25%) VMware
4 26 (7.76%) Cisco
5 15 (4.48%) Symantec
6 14 (4.18%) HP
6 14 (4.18%) Remedy
7 13 (3.88%) McAfee
8 11 (3.28%) Computacenter
9 7 (2.09%) Dell
10 6 (1.79%) Apple
11 5 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.19%) Avaya
13 3 (0.90%) Verint
13 3 (0.90%) Lumension
13 3 (0.90%) Genesys
13 3 (0.90%) Empirix
13 3 (0.90%) Siemens
13 3 (0.90%) Sophos
13 3 (0.90%) Oracle
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