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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 27 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.83% 8.43% 5.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.99% 40.00% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 4
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£225 £225 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £141 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £270 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £225 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 11
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.21 £15.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
193 35 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.53% 21.08% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 22 32
Average daily rate £315 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £148 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 1 20
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 -30 10 £188 -5.06%
Gateshead 0 4 - -
Windows 7
North East

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows XP
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 15 (36.59%) MS Office
5 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
6 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (24.39%) SCCM
8 9 (21.95%) Migration
9 8 (19.51%) DHCP
9 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
9 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
9 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.07%) Application Packaging
10 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (14.63%) DTS
11 6 (14.63%) CAD
12 5 (12.20%) CA
12 5 (12.20%) Unicenter
12 5 (12.20%) ITIL
12 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.20%) Change Management
12 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
12 5 (12.20%) Windows 8
13 4 (9.76%) LAN
13 4 (9.76%) WAN
13 4 (9.76%) Cisco
14 3 (7.32%) HP
14 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
14 3 (7.32%) Life Science
15 2 (4.88%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (36.59%) MS Office
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) DHCP
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) DSL
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) DTS
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Desktop Support
2 12 (29.27%) Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Support Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Support Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
6 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (7.32%) Support Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) Migration Technician
9 1 (2.44%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Life Science
3 2 (4.88%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows XP
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) CAD
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Change Management
3 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.44%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.44%) Time Management
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) Unicenter
3 2 (4.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) CA
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks