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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 39 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 136 196 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.33% 6.07% 6.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.54% 28.16% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 84 46
Average daily rate
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£200 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £115 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 53 39
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.11 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.40 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
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
662 696 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.07% 21.57% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 358 290
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £148 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 82 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Bristol +9 31 £225 -30.76% 6
Gloucestershire -14 29 £165 -25.00% 4
Wiltshire +1 22 £350 +27.27% 6
Devon -1 16 £200 +35.59% 2
Somerset -15 16 £255 -21.53% 1
Dorset -3 12 £118 +17.50% 4
Cornwall -6 6 £100 -28.57%
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 270 (100.00%) Windows
2 120 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 102 (37.78%) Windows XP
4 101 (37.41%) Microsoft
5 87 (32.22%) MS Office
6 51 (18.89%) SCCM
7 46 (17.04%) Citrix
8 45 (16.67%) Migration
8 45 (16.67%) VMware
9 43 (15.93%) MS Exchange
9 43 (15.93%) MS Excel
10 35 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (12.59%) Security Cleared
11 34 (12.59%) SQL
12 33 (12.22%) Windows 8
13 29 (10.74%) Cisco
14 28 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (8.89%) Firewall
15 24 (8.89%) SC Cleared
16 23 (8.52%) DNS
17 20 (7.41%) Finance
17 20 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (6.67%) Application Packaging
18 18 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (6.30%) Lync
19 17 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
20 16 (5.93%) MSI
21 15 (5.56%) SharePoint
21 15 (5.56%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.30%) Lync
3 15 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.70%) IIS
6 5 (1.85%) Apache
6 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 87 (32.22%) MS Office
2 43 (15.93%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.89%) Firewall
2 23 (8.52%) DNS
3 13 (4.81%) VPN
4 12 (4.44%) DHCP
5 11 (4.07%) LAN
5 11 (4.07%) VoIP
5 11 (4.07%) WAN
6 8 (2.96%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.85%) Internet
7 5 (1.85%) IPsec
8 3 (1.11%) SMTP
8 3 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.74%) NAS
9 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.74%) Wireless
9 2 (0.74%) ADSL
9 2 (0.74%) SAN
10 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.37%) SNMP
10 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.85%) MySQL
3 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (5.93%) MSI
2 5 (1.85%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.37%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.37%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (7.41%) Finance
2 6 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.11%) Military
5 2 (0.74%) Local Government
5 2 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (18.89%) Desktop Support
2 50 (18.52%) Analyst
3 42 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 36 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 26 (9.63%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (7.78%) Service Analyst
6 21 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 17 (6.30%) Consultant
8 17 (6.30%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.81%) IT Support
10 12 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
10 12 (4.44%) Applications Packager
11 10 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.33%) Rollout Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 8 (2.96%) Help Desk Support
13 8 (2.96%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.37%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.37%) EDI
3 1 (0.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.59%) Blackberry
1 7 (2.59%) Thin Client
1 7 (2.59%) Fat Client
2 6 (2.22%) FMCG
3 5 (1.85%) Open Source
3 5 (1.85%) PDA
4 4 (1.48%) CMDB
5 3 (1.11%) Clustering
6 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.37%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.37%) EPoS
7 1 (0.37%) Handset
7 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.37%) Animation
7 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 270 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (37.78%) Windows XP
3 35 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (12.22%) Windows 8
5 28 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.33%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.59%) Linux
9 6 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.85%) UNIX
10 5 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.11%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.37%) CentOS
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.67%) Migration
2 13 (4.81%) Data Migration
3 12 (4.44%) ITIL
4 8 (2.96%) Asset Management
4 8 (2.96%) IT Asset Management
5 7 (2.59%) Configuration Management
6 6 (2.22%) Release Management
6 6 (2.22%) Programme Management
7 4 (1.48%) Incident Management
7 4 (1.48%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (1.48%) Email Migration
8 3 (1.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.11%) Project Management
8 3 (1.11%) Change Management
8 3 (1.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (0.74%) Logistics
9 2 (0.74%) Business Analysis
9 2 (0.74%) Unit Testing
9 2 (0.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.59%) SQL
2 12 (4.44%) VBScript
3 11 (4.07%) VB
4 9 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.96%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.85%) Java
7 2 (0.74%) VB6
8 1 (0.37%) Python
8 1 (0.37%) LINC
Qualifications
1 34 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.81%) CCNA
5 12 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.70%) MCSE
7 7 (2.59%) Degree
8 6 (2.22%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.74%) MCDST
10 2 (0.74%) MCTS
10 2 (0.74%) CCNP
11 1 (0.37%) APMP
11 1 (0.37%) ECDL
11 1 (0.37%) MCSA
11 1 (0.37%) MCP
11 1 (0.37%) ISEB
11 1 (0.37%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.48%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 120 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (4.81%) XenApp
5 8 (2.96%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.59%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (2.22%) vSphere
8 5 (1.85%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.11%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.11%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.11%) Xen
10 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.37%) NFS
11 1 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 51 (18.89%) SCCM
2 10 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.48%) SCOM
5 2 (0.74%) WSUS
6 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.37%) Netcool
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 101 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 46 (17.04%) Citrix
3 45 (16.67%) VMware
4 29 (10.74%) Cisco
5 12 (4.44%) Symantec
5 12 (4.44%) McAfee
6 9 (3.33%) Remedy
6 9 (3.33%) Wyse
7 8 (2.96%) HP
8 6 (2.22%) Novell
8 6 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.22%) Oracle
9 5 (1.85%) Avaya
9 5 (1.85%) AppSense
10 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.48%) CA
10 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.11%) Veeam
11 3 (1.11%) Juniper
11 3 (1.11%) LANDesk
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