The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Swindon 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 17 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 27 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 6.44% 3.77% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 27.27% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 4
Average daily rate
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£270 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.32% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £156 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.06 £15.13 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.62% +21.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
90 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.48% 13.82% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 33 29
Average daily rate £250 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £120 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 6
Average hourly rate £21.28 £15.50 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.29% +24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
Wiltshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2014, 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 11 (25.00%) MS Office
4 11 (25.00%) System Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
5 10 (22.73%) HP
6 9 (20.45%) Genesys
6 9 (20.45%) Empirix
6 9 (20.45%) Siemens
6 9 (20.45%) MS Visio
6 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (20.45%) Cisco IPCC
6 9 (20.45%) IVR
6 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (20.45%) WFM
6 9 (20.45%) Matrix Management
6 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Performance Testing
6 9 (20.45%) IP Telephony
6 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.45%) Verint
7 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
8 7 (15.91%) SCCM
8 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.64%) Finance

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MS Office
2 9 (20.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) 3G
2 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.27%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MSI
2 2 (4.55%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.27%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Test Manager
2 7 (15.91%) Desktop Support
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) IT Support
5 2 (4.55%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Packager
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) WSH
3 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) IVR
2 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.27%) Open Source
2 1 (2.27%) EPoS
2 1 (2.27%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
7 4 (9.09%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.27%) Linux
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) System Testing
2 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
2 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
2 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (20.45%) WFM
2 9 (20.45%) Matrix Management
2 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (20.45%) Performance Testing
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL
3 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.55%) CAD
5 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.27%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) VB
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) VBScript
3 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) MCITP
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Cisco IPCC
1 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (15.91%) SCCM
3 3 (6.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.55%) ARCserve
4 2 (4.55%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) HP
3 9 (20.45%) Genesys
3 9 (20.45%) Empirix
3 9 (20.45%) Siemens
3 9 (20.45%) Verint
4 5 (11.36%) Computacenter
5 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (6.82%) McAfee
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) Apple