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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 50 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 99 129 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.34% 4.07% 4.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.52% 19.46% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 54 47
Average daily rate £175 £174 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -13.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £384 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £195
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.60 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £24.75 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -4.34%
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
638 663 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.52% 20.91% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 364 266
Average daily rate £345 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 71
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -2 30 £203 +22.72% 5
Wiltshire +3 25 £215 -38.57% 2
Somerset +4 17 £190 +1.60% 1
Gloucestershire 0 14 £125 -3.84% 1
Devon -17 9 £145 -
Dorset -3 3 £125 -46.23% 4
Cornwall +5 1 - - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 144 (60.76%) Active Directory
3 85 (35.86%) Microsoft
4 78 (32.91%) Windows Server
5 61 (25.74%) MS Office
6 58 (24.47%) Windows XP
7 53 (22.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (19.83%) VMware
9 41 (17.30%) MS Excel
9 41 (17.30%) Windows 8
10 34 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (13.50%) SCCM
12 31 (13.08%) Citrix
12 31 (13.08%) Security Cleared
12 31 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (10.13%) SC Cleared
14 24 (10.13%) MS Exchange
15 20 (8.44%) Migration
16 19 (8.02%) Cisco
16 19 (8.02%) ITIL
17 16 (6.75%) Firewall
17 16 (6.75%) Internet
18 15 (6.33%) XenApp
18 15 (6.33%) Office 365
19 14 (5.91%) PowerShell
19 14 (5.91%) Apple
20 13 (5.49%) HP
20 13 (5.49%) Windows 10
21 12 (5.06%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 24 (10.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (3.38%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (25.74%) MS Office
2 41 (17.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.33%) Office 365
2 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.75%) Firewall
1 16 (6.75%) Internet
2 12 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.64%) LAN
4 9 (3.80%) VPN
5 8 (3.38%) VoIP
6 7 (2.95%) WAN
7 5 (2.11%) DNS
8 4 (1.69%) SAN
9 3 (1.27%) DHCP
9 3 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.27%) WebEx
10 2 (0.84%) Network Security
10 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.42%) Broadband
11 1 (0.42%) Intranet
11 1 (0.42%) IPv4
11 1 (0.42%) VLAN
11 1 (0.42%) Wireless
11 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.42%) MS Access
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.69%) MSI
2 1 (0.42%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.42%) WiX
General
1 11 (4.64%) Finance
2 8 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.95%) Back Office
4 4 (1.69%) German Language
4 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.27%) Polish Language
6 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Military
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 76 (32.07%) Support Engineer
2 42 (17.72%) 2nd Line Support
2 42 (17.72%) Desktop Support
3 36 (15.19%) Desktop Engineer
4 35 (14.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 31 (13.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 30 (12.66%) Analyst
7 28 (11.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 25 (10.55%) Windows Engineer
9 19 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (7.59%) 1st Line Support
11 17 (7.17%) IT Support
12 15 (6.33%) Service Analyst
12 15 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (5.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 13 (5.49%) Deployment Engineer
13 13 (5.49%) Support Technician
14 12 (5.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
15 11 (4.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 10 (4.22%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) .NET
2 3 (1.27%) WCF
2 3 (1.27%) Web Services
3 1 (0.42%) DHTML
3 1 (0.42%) HTML
3 1 (0.42%) MFC
3 1 (0.42%) Middleware
3 1 (0.42%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.22%) Driving Licence
1 10 (4.22%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (2.95%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.53%) NHS
4 5 (2.11%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.27%) Statistics
7 2 (0.84%) CESG
7 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.84%) Replication
8 1 (0.42%) CCTV
8 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.42%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (32.91%) Windows Server
3 58 (24.47%) Windows XP
4 53 (22.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (17.30%) Windows 8
6 34 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.49%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.22%) Linux
9 10 (4.22%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.80%) Android
11 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.84%) Solaris
11 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.42%) Debian
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.44%) Migration
2 19 (8.02%) ITIL
3 9 (3.80%) Incident Management
4 7 (2.95%) Patch Management
5 6 (2.53%) ITIL V3
6 5 (2.11%) Information Security
6 5 (2.11%) Service Management
6 5 (2.11%) SFIA
7 4 (1.69%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.69%) Asset Management
7 4 (1.69%) Change Control
7 4 (1.69%) Data Migration
7 4 (1.69%) Data Security
7 4 (1.69%) Service Delivery
7 4 (1.69%) Software Deployment
7 4 (1.69%) Unit Testing
8 3 (1.27%) IT Asset Management
8 3 (1.27%) Network Management
8 3 (1.27%) Open Source
8 3 (1.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.91%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.38%) SQL
3 6 (2.53%) VBScript
4 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.69%) Java
4 4 (1.69%) Perl
5 3 (1.27%) C#
6 2 (0.84%) C
7 1 (0.42%) C++
7 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.42%) Python
7 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.53%) CCNA
3 6 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.53%) HND
3 6 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.69%) MCP
5 3 (1.27%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.27%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.84%) ISEB
6 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.84%) MCDST
6 2 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.42%) CCENT
7 1 (0.42%) Degree
7 1 (0.42%) MCSE
7 1 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.64%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 144 (60.76%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.33%) XenApp
4 12 (5.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.38%) VMware ESX
6 8 (3.38%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.95%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.11%) vSphere
9 4 (1.69%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.84%) UAG
11 1 (0.42%) Firmware
11 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (13.50%) SCCM
2 2 (0.84%) DameWare
2 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.42%) Netcool
3 1 (0.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.42%) OpenView
3 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 85 (35.86%) Microsoft
2 47 (19.83%) VMware
3 31 (13.08%) Citrix
4 19 (8.02%) Cisco
5 14 (5.91%) Apple
6 13 (5.49%) HP
7 10 (4.22%) Symantec
8 8 (3.38%) Remedy
9 6 (2.53%) AppSense
9 6 (2.53%) Dell
10 4 (1.69%) Adobe
10 4 (1.69%) CA
10 4 (1.69%) Polycom
10 4 (1.69%) Veeam
10 4 (1.69%) Wyse
11 3 (1.27%) BMC
11 3 (1.27%) Oracle
11 3 (1.27%) SAP
11 3 (1.27%) Sophos
12 2 (0.84%) Juniper
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