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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 28 31 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 205 138 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.19% 5.93% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.87% 24.82% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 46 64
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 26
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £9.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £17.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
710 556 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 23.90% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 284 378
Average daily rate £345 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 83
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -1 41 £325 +140.74% 6
Wiltshire +1 36 £275 -50.00% 9
Gloucestershire +14 31 £220 -25.42% 3
Cornwall +2 28 £140 -53.33% 1
Bristol -19 28 £325 +30.00% 9
Devon -5 17 £148 -49.57% 1
Dorset -1 16 £110 -14.56% 4
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 321 (100.00%) Windows
2 132 (41.12%) Windows XP
3 130 (40.50%) Microsoft
4 108 (33.64%) Active Directory
5 96 (29.91%) MS Office
6 65 (20.25%) ITIL
7 60 (18.69%) Migration
8 56 (17.45%) VMware
9 54 (16.82%) Security Cleared
10 50 (15.58%) MS Excel
11 46 (14.33%) SC Cleared
11 46 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (14.02%) SCCM
13 42 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (11.21%) Citrix
14 36 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (10.59%) MS Exchange
16 33 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 31 (9.66%) MCP
18 30 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (9.35%) Service Management
19 26 (8.10%) SLA
20 25 (7.79%) Change Management
20 25 (7.79%) Telecoms
21 24 (7.48%) Management Information System
22 22 (6.85%) Front Office
23 21 (6.54%) Back Office
23 21 (6.54%) ITSM
23 21 (6.54%) Blackberry
24 20 (6.23%) Statistics

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (10.59%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (4.98%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.93%) Lync
7 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.62%) IIS
8 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.31%) Apache
9 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 96 (29.91%) MS Office
2 50 (15.58%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) assyst
1 4 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.87%) Office 365
2 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.98%) SAN
2 10 (3.12%) Internet
2 10 (3.12%) IP Telephony
3 7 (2.18%) Nortel Meridian
3 7 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.18%) DNS
4 6 (1.87%) DHCP
5 5 (1.56%) WAN
5 5 (1.56%) LAN
5 5 (1.56%) VoIP
5 5 (1.56%) VPN
5 5 (1.56%) Firewall
6 1 (0.31%) Wireless
6 1 (0.31%) WLAN
6 1 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.31%) DTS
2 1 (0.31%) Ingres
2 1 (0.31%) MS Access
2 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.49%) MSI
2 1 (0.31%) MSTest
2 1 (0.31%) Moq
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (7.79%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.85%) Front Office
3 21 (6.54%) Back Office
4 6 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.25%) Finance
6 2 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (20.25%) Support Engineer
2 61 (19.00%) Desktop Support
3 47 (14.64%) Analyst
4 40 (12.46%) Desktop Engineer
5 38 (11.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (9.35%) Deployment Engineer
7 21 (6.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 18 (5.61%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.05%) Help Desk Analyst
9 13 (4.05%) Network Support
10 12 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.74%) IT Support
11 11 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.43%) Rollout Engineer
11 11 (3.43%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.12%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.80%) Desktop Analyst
13 9 (2.80%) Network Engineer
14 8 (2.49%) Network Support Engineer
15 7 (2.18%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.05%) Application Packaging
2 10 (3.12%) JSP
3 3 (0.93%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.62%) HTML
4 2 (0.62%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) Itk
5 1 (0.31%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.31%) LAMP
5 1 (0.31%) WCF
5 1 (0.31%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) .NET
5 1 (0.31%) COM
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.48%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.54%) Blackberry
3 20 (6.23%) Statistics
4 13 (4.05%) Thin Client
4 13 (4.05%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.12%) CMDB
6 9 (2.80%) NHS
7 7 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.87%) IVR
9 5 (1.56%) iPhone
10 4 (1.25%) iPad
11 3 (0.93%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.93%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.31%) Open Source
13 1 (0.31%) RIA
13 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.31%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 321 (100.00%) Windows
2 132 (41.12%) Windows XP
3 46 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.87%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.56%) Linux
6 5 (1.56%) UNIX
7 4 (1.25%) VMS
7 4 (1.25%) Solaris
7 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) AIX
8 2 (0.62%) HPUX
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.25%) ITIL
2 60 (18.69%) Migration
3 36 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (9.35%) Service Management
5 25 (7.79%) Change Management
6 21 (6.54%) ITSM
7 19 (5.92%) Service Delivery
7 19 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (5.61%) Risk Analysis
9 12 (3.74%) Workflow
10 10 (3.12%) PRINCE2
11 9 (2.80%) Asset Management
11 9 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.49%) Project Management
13 6 (1.87%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (1.87%) WFM
13 6 (1.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (1.87%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (1.87%) Time Management
13 6 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.18%) PowerShell
1 7 (2.18%) SQL
2 3 (0.93%) C
3 2 (0.62%) VBScript
3 2 (0.62%) VB
3 2 (0.62%) Java
3 2 (0.62%) VB6
4 1 (0.31%) Ruby
4 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.31%) Perl
4 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.31%) VBA
4 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 54 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 46 (14.33%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.66%) MCP
4 30 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.87%) MCSE
7 5 (1.56%) Degree
8 4 (1.25%) MCSA
8 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.93%) ISEB
10 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) MOS
11 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.10%) SLA
2 10 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.25%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 108 (33.64%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.12%) XenDesktop
4 9 (2.80%) XenApp
4 9 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.25%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) XenServer
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 45 (14.02%) SCCM
2 7 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.87%) WSUS
3 6 (1.87%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.93%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.31%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 130 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 56 (17.45%) VMware
3 36 (11.21%) Citrix
4 18 (5.61%) HP
5 9 (2.80%) Cisco
6 8 (2.49%) Dell
6 8 (2.49%) Nortel
7 6 (1.87%) Genesys
7 6 (1.87%) Siemens
7 6 (1.87%) Apple
7 6 (1.87%) Verint
8 5 (1.56%) AppSense
8 5 (1.56%) LANDesk
8 5 (1.56%) Empirix
8 5 (1.56%) McAfee
9 4 (1.25%) Avaya
9 4 (1.25%) Compaq
9 4 (1.25%) Altiris
9 4 (1.25%) Capita
10 3 (0.93%) Sun
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