The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 18 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 Stevenage 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 11 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 7.69% 2.94% 6.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 9.09% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £225 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 11.54% 32.35% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate £175 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £33.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Hertfordshire

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Windows 7
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) SQL

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix