The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 26 12 28
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 22 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.16% 7.28% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.13% 34.09% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
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£225 £200 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.25 £11.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -11.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £10.60 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.21 £14.60 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
Windows 7
North East

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

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
115 44 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 27.00% 21.36% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 25 40
Average daily rate £273 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +10.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 7 £256 +105.00% 1
Gateshead 0 4 - -
Windows 7
North East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (47.22%) Windows XP
4 14 (38.89%) MS Office
5 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
6 9 (25.00%) Migration
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (19.44%) Application Packaging
9 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) CAD
9 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.67%) DHCP
9 6 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 5 (13.89%) SCCM
11 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 4 (11.11%) Change Management
11 4 (11.11%) LAN
11 4 (11.11%) WAN
11 4 (11.11%) DTS
11 4 (11.11%) ITIL
11 4 (11.11%) CA
11 4 (11.11%) Unicenter
11 4 (11.11%) Cisco
12 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
12 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
13 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (5.56%) Statistics
13 2 (5.56%) WSUS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DHCP
2 4 (11.11%) LAN
2 4 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) DSL
3 2 (5.56%) MPLS
4 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) DTS
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Desktop Support
3 10 (27.78%) Support Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Support
7 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Migration Technician
9 1 (2.78%) Support Specialist
9 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Statistics
1 2 (5.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows XP
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) CAD
3 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) Change Control
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Unicenter
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) CA
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) HP