The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 11 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.86% 3.69% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 21.13% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
Average daily rate
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£150 £470 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.08% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.53 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.53% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.43 £13.00 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
Windows 7
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 71 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.14% 17.49% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 33
Average daily rate £340 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.83 £14.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% -31.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows XP
2 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
3 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
4 13 (44.83%) SCCM
5 10 (34.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (31.03%) DNS
6 9 (31.03%) DHCP
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (27.59%) MSI
7 8 (27.59%) MS Office
7 8 (27.59%) Symantec
7 8 (27.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (27.59%) System Testing
8 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) Migration
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
10 5 (17.24%) Finance
10 5 (17.24%) VMware
10 5 (17.24%) VBScript
10 5 (17.24%) VB
10 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (13.79%) Remedy
11 4 (13.79%) McAfee
11 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
11 4 (13.79%) MS Excel

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
1 9 (31.03%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
3 3 (10.34%) SMTP
4 2 (6.90%) SMS
4 2 (6.90%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MSI
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Installation Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) NHS
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Windows NT
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) System Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Release Management
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) VBScript
2 5 (17.24%) VB
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
4 4 (13.79%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) SCCM
2 10 (34.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (27.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (17.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Symantec
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) Remedy
4 4 (13.79%) McAfee
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 2 (6.90%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.45%) AppSense
7 1 (3.45%) Lotus