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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 29 19 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 183 163 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.56% 7.29% 4.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.74% 32.41% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 58 61
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£200 £173 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -34.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £109 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £387 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 36
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.43 £30.00 £20.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -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
771 503 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.42% 22.50% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 225 307
Average daily rate £360 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 102 100
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.14 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -17 44 £138 -16.66% 9
Wiltshire -5 39 £350 +100.00% 10
Somerset +8 37 £199 +13.42% 5
Gloucestershire -19 26 £405 +145.45% 7
Dorset +7 24 £255 +104.00% 2
Devon -22 8 - - 4
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 335 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (32.84%) Windows XP
3 109 (32.54%) Microsoft
4 88 (26.27%) Active Directory
5 81 (24.18%) MS Office
5 81 (24.18%) SCCM
6 70 (20.90%) Security Cleared
7 51 (15.22%) MS Exchange
8 48 (14.33%) SC Cleared
9 47 (14.03%) Migration
10 45 (13.43%) MS Excel
11 44 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (12.84%) ITIL
13 39 (11.64%) Citrix
14 38 (11.34%) Microsoft App-V
15 37 (11.04%) MSI
16 29 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (8.36%) Finance
17 28 (8.36%) VMware
18 26 (7.76%) Hyper-V
19 25 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (5.97%) LAN
20 20 (5.97%) Application Packaging
21 19 (5.67%) SharePoint
21 19 (5.67%) Windows 8
22 18 (5.37%) Symantec
22 18 (5.37%) DNS
22 18 (5.37%) PowerShell
23 17 (5.07%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 51 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.67%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.58%) Lync
4 12 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 81 (24.18%) MS Office
2 45 (13.43%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) MS Project
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.97%) LAN
2 18 (5.37%) DNS
3 17 (5.07%) DHCP
4 12 (3.58%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.28%) WAN
6 10 (2.99%) VoIP
7 9 (2.69%) Firewall
7 9 (2.69%) Wireless
8 8 (2.39%) SAN
8 8 (2.39%) Internet
9 5 (1.49%) SMS
10 4 (1.19%) VPN
10 4 (1.19%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.60%) VLAN
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.60%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.60%) 3G
11 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.60%) SMTP
11 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.39%) SQL Server
1 8 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (11.04%) MSI
2 2 (0.60%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (8.36%) Finance
2 12 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.39%) Military
3 8 (2.39%) Banking
4 3 (0.90%) Law
5 2 (0.60%) Legal
5 2 (0.60%) Publishing
5 2 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (14.03%) Analyst
2 42 (12.54%) Support Engineer
3 31 (9.25%) Desktop Support
4 29 (8.66%) Rollout Engineer
5 25 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 25 (7.46%) Service Analyst
5 25 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (6.57%) Applications Packager
7 19 (5.67%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.67%) Consultant
7 19 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (5.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 16 (4.78%) Customer Engineer
10 14 (4.18%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (3.88%) Deployment Engineer
12 11 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.99%) Help Desk Analyst
13 10 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (2.99%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.97%) Application Packaging
2 12 (3.58%) JSP
3 6 (1.79%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.90%) .NET
5 2 (0.60%) WSH
6 1 (0.30%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.69%) NHS
2 7 (2.09%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.79%) IVR
4 5 (1.49%) PDA
4 5 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.19%) iPad
5 4 (1.19%) Animation
5 4 (1.19%) iPhone
5 4 (1.19%) Open Source
6 3 (0.90%) Thin Client
6 3 (0.90%) Fat Client
6 3 (0.90%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.60%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.30%) EPoS
8 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.30%) AS400
8 1 (0.30%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 335 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (32.84%) Windows XP
3 44 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (5.67%) Windows 8
6 15 (4.48%) Windows Vista
7 9 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.69%) Linux
8 5 (1.49%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.49%) CentOS
9 4 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.60%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (14.03%) Migration
2 43 (12.84%) ITIL
3 16 (4.78%) System Testing
4 11 (3.28%) ITIL V3
4 11 (3.28%) Compatibility Testing
4 11 (3.28%) Software Distribution
5 10 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (2.69%) Incident Management
7 8 (2.39%) Data Migration
8 7 (2.09%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (2.09%) Service Management
9 6 (1.79%) Asset Management
9 6 (1.79%) Data Protection
10 5 (1.49%) Service Delivery
10 5 (1.49%) PRINCE2
10 5 (1.49%) CAD
11 4 (1.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (1.19%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (1.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.37%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.58%) SQL
3 8 (2.39%) VB
4 7 (2.09%) VBScript
5 4 (1.19%) Python
5 4 (1.19%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.19%) C
6 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) C++
7 1 (0.30%) RPG
Qualifications
1 70 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 48 (14.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.18%) MCSE
5 11 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.49%) MCP
7 5 (1.49%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.90%) MCITP
10 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.60%) MCSA
10 2 (0.60%) CCNA
11 1 (0.30%) ISEB
11 1 (0.30%) CCNP
11 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.30%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.30%) MOS
11 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.30%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.58%) SLA
2 5 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.49%) QA
3 4 (1.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 88 (26.27%) Active Directory
2 38 (11.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 26 (7.76%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.48%) XenDesktop
5 12 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (3.28%) XenApp
7 5 (1.49%) NFS
7 5 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (1.49%) Samba
8 4 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.90%) MetaFrame
9 3 (0.90%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.60%) vSphere
11 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 81 (24.18%) SCCM
2 14 (4.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 12 (3.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.69%) WSUS
5 7 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.79%) AppDNA
7 5 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.19%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.60%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.60%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.30%) MOM
11 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 109 (32.54%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.64%) Citrix
3 28 (8.36%) VMware
4 18 (5.37%) Symantec
5 17 (5.07%) Cisco
6 16 (4.78%) HP
7 14 (4.18%) Remedy
8 12 (3.58%) McAfee
9 10 (2.99%) Computacenter
10 7 (2.09%) Dell
10 7 (2.09%) Apple
11 6 (1.79%) Lumension
12 5 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.19%) Siemens
13 4 (1.19%) Genesys
13 4 (1.19%) Empirix
13 4 (1.19%) Avaya
13 4 (1.19%) Verint
14 3 (0.90%) Sophos
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