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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 35 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 157 115 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.87% 5.20% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.33% 27.45% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 63
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£190 £213 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £116 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 36 26
Average hourly rate £16.13 £13.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% -22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.63 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £18.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -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
703 419 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.78% 18.93% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 198 309
Average daily rate £338 £314 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 82 99
Average hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -20.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +13 59 £250 -15.61% 5
Bristol -25 24 £143 -38.70% 4
Dorset +3 22 £178 +1.42% 3
Somerset -9 17 £200 +43.36% 3
Devon -8 9 £250 -41.17% 1
Gloucestershire -26 7 £165 +26.92% 4
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 313 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (36.42%) Microsoft
3 106 (33.87%) Windows XP
4 77 (24.60%) Active Directory
5 65 (20.77%) MS Office
6 63 (20.13%) ITIL
6 63 (20.13%) Security Cleared
7 48 (15.34%) SCCM
8 47 (15.02%) VMware
9 46 (14.70%) Migration
10 45 (14.38%) SC Cleared
11 43 (13.74%) MS Excel
12 42 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (11.18%) MS Exchange
14 32 (10.22%) Citrix
14 32 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (9.27%) MCP
16 28 (8.95%) SLA
17 27 (8.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 25 (7.99%) HP
18 25 (7.99%) Service Management
19 23 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
20 21 (6.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
21 20 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
22 19 (6.07%) Management Information System
22 19 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
23 18 (5.75%) Hyper-V
23 18 (5.75%) Telecoms
23 18 (5.75%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (11.18%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.92%) Lync
6 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 65 (20.77%) MS Office
2 43 (13.74%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) assyst
1 4 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.11%) LAN
2 13 (4.15%) Internet
3 12 (3.83%) DNS
4 11 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.56%) WAN
5 8 (2.56%) DHCP
5 8 (2.56%) IP Telephony
6 6 (1.92%) SAN
7 4 (1.28%) VPN
7 4 (1.28%) Nortel Meridian
7 4 (1.28%) Firewall
7 4 (1.28%) Wireless
8 2 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.64%) 3G
8 2 (0.64%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.32%) VoIP
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.32%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) MySQL
5 1 (0.32%) MS Access
5 1 (0.32%) DTS
5 1 (0.32%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 18 (5.75%) MSI
2 2 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) MSTest
3 1 (0.32%) Moq
General
1 18 (5.75%) Telecoms
1 18 (5.75%) Finance
2 16 (5.11%) Front Office
2 16 (5.11%) Back Office
3 6 (1.92%) Legal
4 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.28%) Law
5 3 (0.96%) Military
5 3 (0.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (14.06%) Support Engineer
2 42 (13.42%) Desktop Support
3 33 (10.54%) Analyst
4 30 (9.58%) Rollout Engineer
5 24 (7.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 24 (7.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.35%) Support Analyst
7 18 (5.75%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (4.79%) Network Support
9 14 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.83%) Applications Packager
10 12 (3.83%) Service Analyst
10 12 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (3.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 11 (3.51%) Desktop Analyst
11 11 (3.51%) Network Engineer
12 10 (3.19%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.19%) Windows Support Engineer
13 9 (2.88%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.83%) JSP
2 9 (2.88%) Application Packaging
3 6 (1.92%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.28%) .NET
5 2 (0.64%) WSH
6 1 (0.32%) OLE
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
6 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.32%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) Web Services
6 1 (0.32%) XML
6 1 (0.32%) WCF
6 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.32%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.32%) Itk
6 1 (0.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.07%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.43%) Blackberry
3 15 (4.79%) Statistics
4 13 (4.15%) NHS
5 9 (2.88%) IVR
6 7 (2.24%) CMDB
6 7 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.92%) iPhone
8 5 (1.60%) iPad
9 4 (1.28%) Animation
9 4 (1.28%) PDA
10 3 (0.96%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.64%) EPoS
11 2 (0.64%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.32%) AS400
12 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 313 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (33.87%) Windows XP
3 42 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.15%) Windows 8
6 12 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.88%) Linux
8 7 (2.24%) CentOS
9 5 (1.60%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.13%) ITIL
2 46 (14.70%) Migration
3 27 (8.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (7.99%) Service Management
5 15 (4.79%) ITSM
5 15 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (4.47%) Risk Analysis
7 13 (4.15%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.83%) Compatibility Testing
8 12 (3.83%) ITIL V3
8 12 (3.83%) Software Distribution
9 11 (3.51%) Workflow
10 10 (3.19%) Change Management
10 10 (3.19%) System Testing
11 8 (2.56%) Project Management
11 8 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (2.24%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (2.24%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.24%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.83%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.88%) VB
3 6 (1.92%) Python
3 6 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.60%) VBScript
4 5 (1.60%) C
5 4 (1.28%) SQL
5 4 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.64%) VBA
6 2 (0.64%) VB6
7 1 (0.32%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) C++
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) RPG
Qualifications
1 63 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 45 (14.38%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.27%) MCP
3 29 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (2.56%) MCSE
6 6 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.96%) MCITP
8 3 (0.96%) MCSA
9 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.64%) ISEB
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CCNP
10 1 (0.32%) CCNA
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.32%) Degree
10 1 (0.32%) MOS
10 1 (0.32%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.95%) SLA
2 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.64%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 77 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.88%) XenApp
5 9 (2.88%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.24%) Samba
6 7 (2.24%) NFS
7 5 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.28%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.96%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.64%) vSphere
11 1 (0.32%) UAG
11 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (15.34%) SCCM
2 7 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.24%) AppDNA
2 7 (2.24%) Cisco IPCC
3 6 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.60%) WSUS
4 5 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.96%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.64%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.64%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.32%) SCOM
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 114 (36.42%) Microsoft
2 47 (15.02%) VMware
3 32 (10.22%) Citrix
4 25 (7.99%) HP
5 13 (4.15%) Cisco
5 13 (4.15%) McAfee
6 9 (2.88%) Symantec
6 9 (2.88%) Dell
7 8 (2.56%) Computacenter
8 7 (2.24%) Lumension
8 7 (2.24%) Verint
8 7 (2.24%) Genesys
8 7 (2.24%) Empirix
8 7 (2.24%) Siemens
8 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.24%) Apple
9 5 (1.60%) Remedy
10 4 (1.28%) Sophos
10 4 (1.28%) Nortel
10 4 (1.28%) Altiris
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