The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Southampton region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 17 15 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 25 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.53% 6.25% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.81% 25.37% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 0
Average daily rate £120 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.38 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.29% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £11.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.30 £21.88 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
105 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 27.42% 24.63% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 16
Average daily rate £288 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £155 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £40.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Hampshire

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Southampton region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Southampton region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) Windows XP
3 9 (22.50%) MS Office
4 8 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (15.00%) ITIL
6 6 (15.00%) Data Security
7 5 (12.50%) Migration
7 5 (12.50%) SCCM
8 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (10.00%) HP
8 4 (10.00%) Citrix
9 3 (7.50%) CRM
9 3 (7.50%) SQL
9 3 (7.50%) Local Government
9 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
9 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
10 2 (5.00%) Finance
10 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
10 2 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
10 2 (5.00%) MCP
10 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
10 2 (5.00%) VPN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) GroupWise
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Office
2 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) 3G
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) WLAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (7.50%) Local Government
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Rollout Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Desktop Support
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support
7 2 (5.00%) Build Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) Windows XP
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
1 6 (15.00%) Data Security
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) CRM
4 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITSM
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCDST
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) APMP
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) HP
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) BMC
3 1 (2.50%) Borland
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
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