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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 27 19 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 184 159 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.67% 7.12% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.12% 31.93% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 60
Average daily rate
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£228 £165 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.87% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £100 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.48% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 44 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.13 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
763 498 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.53% 22.30% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 224 311
Average daily rate £359 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 102 97
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -10 45 £140 -15.15% 12
Somerset +11 39 £187 -0.26% 4
Wiltshire -2 34 £365 +108.57% 7
Gloucestershire -14 27 £415 +151.51% 6
Dorset +6 24 £255 +104.00% 2
Devon -19 10 - - 2
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 340 (100.00%) Windows
2 112 (32.94%) Microsoft
3 107 (31.47%) Windows XP
4 91 (26.76%) Active Directory
5 82 (24.12%) SCCM
6 80 (23.53%) MS Office
7 74 (21.76%) Security Cleared
8 53 (15.59%) MS Exchange
9 52 (15.29%) SC Cleared
10 48 (14.12%) Migration
11 47 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (13.24%) MS Excel
13 41 (12.06%) Citrix
14 40 (11.76%) ITIL
15 39 (11.47%) Microsoft App-V
16 38 (11.18%) MSI
17 31 (9.12%) VMware
18 29 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
19 27 (7.94%) Hyper-V
19 27 (7.94%) Finance
20 25 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
21 22 (6.47%) Application Packaging
21 22 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (6.18%) LAN
22 21 (6.18%) DNS
23 20 (5.88%) SharePoint
24 19 (5.59%) DHCP
24 19 (5.59%) Cisco
24 19 (5.59%) PowerShell
25 18 (5.29%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 53 (15.59%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (3.53%) Lync
5 9 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Apache
9 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 80 (23.53%) MS Office
2 45 (13.24%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) MS Project
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.18%) LAN
1 21 (6.18%) DNS
2 19 (5.59%) DHCP
3 13 (3.82%) Firewall
3 13 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.53%) WAN
5 11 (3.24%) VoIP
6 9 (2.65%) Wireless
7 8 (2.35%) Internet
7 8 (2.35%) SAN
8 6 (1.76%) VPN
9 5 (1.47%) SMS
10 4 (1.18%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.59%) SMTP
12 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.59%) 3G
12 2 (0.59%) VLAN
12 2 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.29%) MS Access
4 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (11.18%) MSI
2 3 (0.88%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.59%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.29%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 27 (7.94%) Finance
2 12 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.65%) Military
4 8 (2.35%) Banking
5 3 (0.88%) Law
6 2 (0.59%) Publishing
6 2 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (13.82%) Analyst
2 42 (12.35%) Support Engineer
3 30 (8.82%) Desktop Support
4 27 (7.94%) Rollout Engineer
5 25 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (7.06%) Service Analyst
6 24 (7.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 22 (6.47%) Applications Packager
8 21 (6.18%) Consultant
9 19 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (5.29%) Support Analyst
10 18 (5.29%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
12 14 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.82%) Deployment Engineer
14 12 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
16 10 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
16 10 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 10 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.47%) Application Packaging
2 12 (3.53%) JSP
3 6 (1.76%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.88%) .NET
5 2 (0.59%) WSH
6 1 (0.29%) OLE
6 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.65%) NHS
2 7 (2.06%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.76%) PDA
3 6 (1.76%) IVR
4 5 (1.47%) Open Source
4 5 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.18%) Animation
5 4 (1.18%) iPhone
5 4 (1.18%) iPad
6 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.59%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.29%) Clustering
8 1 (0.29%) AS400
8 1 (0.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 340 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (31.47%) Windows XP
3 47 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (5.29%) Windows 8
6 16 (4.71%) Windows Vista
7 10 (2.94%) Linux
8 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.47%) CentOS
10 4 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.29%) AIX
13 1 (0.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.12%) Migration
2 40 (11.76%) ITIL
3 16 (4.71%) System Testing
4 11 (3.24%) ITIL V3
4 11 (3.24%) Software Distribution
4 11 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (3.24%) Compatibility Testing
5 10 (2.94%) Data Migration
5 10 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 8 (2.35%) Service Management
6 8 (2.35%) Test Scripting
7 7 (2.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (1.76%) Asset Management
8 6 (1.76%) Data Protection
9 5 (1.47%) Test Automation
9 5 (1.47%) Service Delivery
9 5 (1.47%) CAD
9 5 (1.47%) PRINCE2
10 4 (1.18%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (1.18%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.59%) PowerShell
2 15 (4.41%) SQL
3 9 (2.65%) VB
4 8 (2.35%) VBScript
5 4 (1.18%) Python
5 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.18%) C
6 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) VB6
7 1 (0.29%) C++
7 1 (0.29%) Java
7 1 (0.29%) RPG
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 52 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.71%) MCSE
5 11 (3.24%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.06%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.47%) MCP
9 4 (1.18%) MCITP
9 4 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.88%) MCSA
10 3 (0.88%) CCNA
11 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.29%) Degree
12 1 (0.29%) MCDST
12 1 (0.29%) MCTS
12 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.29%) MOS
12 1 (0.29%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.53%) SLA
2 5 (1.47%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 91 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.41%) XenDesktop
5 14 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (3.53%) XenApp
7 5 (1.47%) Samba
7 5 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (1.47%) NFS
8 4 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.88%) vSphere
9 3 (0.88%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.88%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.29%) UAG
10 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 82 (24.12%) SCCM
2 14 (4.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 12 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.94%) WSUS
5 7 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.76%) AppDNA
6 6 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.18%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.18%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.88%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.59%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.59%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.29%) SCOM
11 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.29%) MOM
11 1 (0.29%) Netcool
Vendors
1 112 (32.94%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.06%) Citrix
3 31 (9.12%) VMware
4 19 (5.59%) Cisco
5 18 (5.29%) Symantec
6 16 (4.71%) HP
7 14 (4.12%) Remedy
8 13 (3.82%) McAfee
9 10 (2.94%) Computacenter
10 7 (2.06%) Apple
10 7 (2.06%) Dell
11 6 (1.76%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.76%) Lumension
12 5 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.18%) Siemens
13 4 (1.18%) Avaya
13 4 (1.18%) Genesys
13 4 (1.18%) Empirix
13 4 (1.18%) Verint
14 3 (0.88%) Sophos
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