The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 33 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 146 114 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.82% 5.30% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.50% 26.82% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 48 60
Average daily rate
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£175 £210 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £121 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £456 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 23
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.51 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.54% -12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.04 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £18.81 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.80%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
649 425 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.41% 19.76% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 216 303
Average daily rate £325 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 71 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
England

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 +25 56 £225 -19.64% 2
Bristol -19 24 £165 -26.99% 5
Gloucestershire -21 20 £145 +11.53% 1
Dorset +3 16 £180 +1.40% 3
Somerset -15 16 £215 +19.44% 3
Devon -11 4 £225 -35.71% 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 341 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (39.30%) Microsoft
3 128 (37.54%) Windows XP
4 96 (28.15%) Active Directory
5 87 (25.51%) MS Office
6 71 (20.82%) ITIL
7 64 (18.77%) Security Cleared
8 55 (16.13%) VMware
8 55 (16.13%) SCCM
9 54 (15.84%) Migration
10 51 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (14.66%) SC Cleared
12 44 (12.90%) MS Excel
13 42 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (11.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (11.14%) MS Exchange
16 36 (10.56%) Citrix
17 33 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
18 32 (9.38%) Service Management
19 31 (9.09%) MCP
20 30 (8.80%) SLA
20 30 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
21 28 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
22 25 (7.33%) HP
23 24 (7.04%) Change Management
24 23 (6.74%) Telecoms
25 21 (6.16%) ITSM
25 21 (6.16%) Management Information System
26 20 (5.87%) Service Delivery
26 20 (5.87%) Front Office

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 38 (11.14%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.47%) Lync
6 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 87 (25.51%) MS Office
2 44 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.81%) LAN
1 13 (3.81%) Internet
1 13 (3.81%) IP Telephony
2 12 (3.52%) SAN
3 11 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.93%) DNS
4 10 (2.93%) WAN
4 10 (2.93%) DHCP
5 6 (1.76%) VoIP
6 4 (1.17%) Nortel Meridian
7 3 (0.88%) VPN
7 3 (0.88%) Wireless
7 3 (0.88%) Firewall
8 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.59%) 3G
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.29%) SMS
9 1 (0.29%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) Ingres
5 1 (0.29%) DTS
5 1 (0.29%) MS Access
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (4.11%) MSI
2 2 (0.59%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Moq
3 1 (0.29%) MSTest
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 23 (6.74%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.87%) Front Office
2 20 (5.87%) Back Office
3 12 (3.52%) Finance
4 5 (1.47%) Legal
4 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.88%) Military
5 3 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (16.42%) Desktop Support
2 49 (14.37%) Support Engineer
3 43 (12.61%) Analyst
4 32 (9.38%) Deployment Engineer
5 30 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (7.92%) Rollout Engineer
7 24 (7.04%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (4.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 14 (4.11%) Network Support
10 14 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.23%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 11 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (2.93%) Service Analyst
13 9 (2.64%) Applications Packager
13 9 (2.64%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.64%) Test Manager
14 8 (2.35%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.11%) Application Packaging
2 10 (2.93%) JSP
3 6 (1.76%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.17%) .NET
5 2 (0.59%) WSH
6 1 (0.29%) Itk
6 1 (0.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.29%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) CSS
6 1 (0.29%) HTML
6 1 (0.29%) OLE
6 1 (0.29%) WCF
6 1 (0.29%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.16%) Management Information System
2 20 (5.87%) Statistics
3 18 (5.28%) Blackberry
4 14 (4.11%) Thin Client
4 14 (4.11%) Fat Client
5 11 (3.23%) CMDB
6 10 (2.93%) NHS
7 9 (2.64%) IVR
8 6 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.47%) iPhone
10 4 (1.17%) Animation
10 4 (1.17%) iPad
11 3 (0.88%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.59%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.59%) EPoS
13 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.29%) RIA
13 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.29%) Open Source
13 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 341 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (37.54%) Windows XP
3 51 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (4.11%) Windows 8
6 10 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.64%) Linux
8 7 (2.05%) CentOS
9 5 (1.47%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (20.82%) ITIL
2 54 (15.84%) Migration
3 39 (11.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (9.38%) Service Management
5 24 (7.04%) Change Management
6 21 (6.16%) ITSM
7 20 (5.87%) Service Delivery
8 19 (5.57%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (5.28%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (3.23%) Workflow
11 10 (2.93%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (2.93%) Compatibility Testing
11 10 (2.93%) System Testing
11 10 (2.93%) Software Distribution
11 10 (2.93%) ITIL V3
12 9 (2.64%) Test Automation
12 9 (2.64%) Waterfall
12 9 (2.64%) Performance Testing
12 9 (2.64%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.64%) VB
3 6 (1.76%) Shell Script
3 6 (1.76%) VBScript
3 6 (1.76%) Python
4 5 (1.47%) SQL
5 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.17%) C
6 2 (0.59%) VB6
7 1 (0.29%) C#
7 1 (0.29%) Java
7 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.29%) Perl
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
7 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (18.77%) Security Cleared
2 50 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 33 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (9.09%) MCP
5 20 (5.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (2.93%) MCSE
7 7 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.17%) MCSA
9 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.88%) ISEB
9 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.88%) Degree
9 3 (0.88%) MCITP
10 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.29%) MCDST
11 1 (0.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.80%) SLA
2 9 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 96 (28.15%) Active Directory
2 42 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.23%) XenApp
6 10 (2.93%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.05%) NFS
7 7 (2.05%) Samba
8 5 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.59%) vSphere
11 1 (0.29%) XenServer
11 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 55 (16.13%) SCCM
2 11 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (2.64%) Cisco IPCC
4 7 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (1.47%) AppDNA
5 5 (1.47%) WSUS
6 3 (0.88%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.59%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.59%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.29%) SCOM
8 1 (0.29%) MOM
8 1 (0.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 134 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 55 (16.13%) VMware
3 36 (10.56%) Citrix
4 25 (7.33%) HP
5 11 (3.23%) McAfee
6 9 (2.64%) Verint
6 9 (2.64%) Empirix
6 9 (2.64%) Genesys
6 9 (2.64%) Siemens
7 8 (2.35%) Symantec
8 7 (2.05%) Lumension
8 7 (2.05%) Cisco
8 7 (2.05%) Dell
8 7 (2.05%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.05%) Apple
9 6 (1.76%) AppSense
10 5 (1.47%) Remedy
10 5 (1.47%) Computacenter
11 4 (1.17%) Altiris
11 4 (1.17%) Avaya
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