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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 39 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 130 168 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.36% 5.61% 6.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.31% 26.84% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 87 51
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£183 £215 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £115 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 43
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £18.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.42 £15.00 £14.81
% change year-on-year
-3.85% +1.26%
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
640 626 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.45% 20.89% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 342 268
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 83
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -2 29 £325 +98.47% 7
Bristol -3 27 £178 +10.93% 8
Gloucestershire -8 24 £170 +17.24% 5
Somerset -7 18 £255 -21.53% 3
Devon +9 15 £176 -22.00% 1
Dorset -6 7 £115 -14.81% 1
Cornwall -3 6 £100 -71.92%
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (50.83%) Active Directory
3 99 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 89 (36.78%) Windows XP
5 77 (31.82%) MS Office
6 50 (20.66%) VMware
7 41 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (16.53%) Windows 8
9 39 (16.12%) Citrix
10 36 (14.88%) SCCM
10 36 (14.88%) Migration
11 35 (14.46%) MS Exchange
11 35 (14.46%) MS Excel
12 27 (11.16%) Firewall
13 26 (10.74%) SQL
14 24 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (9.50%) DNS
16 22 (9.09%) Cisco
17 21 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (7.85%) Security Cleared
18 19 (7.85%) Lync
19 15 (6.20%) SC Cleared
20 14 (5.79%) VPN
20 14 (5.79%) ITIL
21 13 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
21 13 (5.37%) Application Packaging
21 13 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
21 13 (5.37%) Finance
22 12 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.85%) Lync
3 12 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.13%) IIS
5 9 (3.72%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.07%) Apache
7 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 77 (31.82%) MS Office
2 35 (14.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.16%) Firewall
2 23 (9.50%) DNS
3 14 (5.79%) VPN
4 11 (4.55%) DHCP
5 7 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.89%) LAN
5 7 (2.89%) WAN
6 5 (2.07%) VoIP
6 5 (2.07%) IPsec
7 4 (1.65%) Internet
8 2 (0.83%) NAS
8 2 (0.83%) VLAN
8 2 (0.83%) SAN
8 2 (0.83%) ADSL
8 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.41%) Wireless
9 1 (0.41%) SMTP
9 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) MySQL
2 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.83%) MS Access
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (4.55%) MSI
2 4 (1.65%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.41%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.41%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.41%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (5.37%) Finance
2 6 (2.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.83%) Military
4 2 (0.83%) Retail
4 2 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 52 (21.49%) Desktop Support
2 44 (18.18%) Analyst
3 40 (16.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 36 (14.88%) Support Engineer
5 29 (11.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 24 (9.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 21 (8.68%) Service Analyst
7 21 (8.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.37%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.96%) Consultant
10 11 (4.55%) Administrator
10 11 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) IT Support
12 8 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.31%) Rollout Engineer
12 8 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.31%) Applications Packager
13 7 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.89%) Desktop Analyst
13 7 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.37%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.07%) .NET
3 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.41%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.31%) Fat Client
1 8 (3.31%) Thin Client
2 7 (2.89%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.48%) FMCG
4 4 (1.65%) CMDB
4 4 (1.65%) PDA
5 3 (1.24%) NHS
5 3 (1.24%) Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.41%) EPoS
7 1 (0.41%) PKI
7 1 (0.41%) Statistics
7 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (36.78%) Windows XP
3 41 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (16.53%) Windows 8
5 24 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.07%) UNIX
7 5 (2.07%) Linux
7 5 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.65%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.83%) Android
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.41%) AIX
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.88%) Migration
2 14 (5.79%) ITIL
3 9 (3.72%) Asset Management
3 9 (3.72%) Data Migration
3 9 (3.72%) IT Asset Management
4 7 (2.89%) Programme Management
5 6 (2.48%) Release Management
5 6 (2.48%) Configuration Management
6 4 (1.65%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (1.65%) Email Migration
7 3 (1.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (1.24%) Change Management
7 3 (1.24%) Project Management
7 3 (1.24%) Information Security
7 3 (1.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (1.24%) Problem Management
8 2 (0.83%) Business Analysis
8 2 (0.83%) Unit Testing
8 2 (0.83%) Time Management
8 2 (0.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.74%) SQL
2 11 (4.55%) VBScript
3 10 (4.13%) VB
4 8 (3.31%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.89%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.07%) Java
7 2 (0.83%) VB6
8 1 (0.41%) LINC
Qualifications
1 19 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.96%) CCNA
5 8 (3.31%) Degree
6 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.48%) MCSE
7 5 (2.07%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.83%) MCTS
9 2 (0.83%) CCNP
9 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.83%) MCP
10 1 (0.41%) ECDL
10 1 (0.41%) MCSA
10 1 (0.41%) HND
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB
10 1 (0.41%) MCDST
10 1 (0.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 123 (50.83%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (4.96%) XenApp
5 8 (3.31%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.89%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (2.48%) vSphere
8 5 (2.07%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.24%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.24%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.24%) Xen
10 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 36 (14.88%) SCCM
2 10 (4.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.65%) SCOM
5 2 (0.83%) WSUS
6 1 (0.41%) Netcool
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 99 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 50 (20.66%) VMware
3 39 (16.12%) Citrix
4 22 (9.09%) Cisco
5 12 (4.96%) Symantec
5 12 (4.96%) McAfee
6 9 (3.72%) Wyse
7 8 (3.31%) HP
8 7 (2.89%) Remedy
9 6 (2.48%) Oracle
9 6 (2.48%) Novell
10 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.07%) Avaya
11 4 (1.65%) AppSense
11 4 (1.65%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.24%) Juniper
12 3 (1.24%) CA
12 3 (1.24%) Veeam
13 2 (0.83%) LANDesk
13 2 (0.83%) Capita
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