The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 16 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2556 1834 1651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.45% 3.77% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.36% 17.99% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 767 712
Average daily rate £225 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 352 367
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.40 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12552 10196 12099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 20.98% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6956 5448 6170
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1001 1168
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.02 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +8 2321 £225 -25.00% 417
London +8 822 £260 -25.71% 164
South East +6 561 £190 -36.66% 96
City of London -15 211 £225 -40.39% 44
South West +4 204 £296 -1.25% 46
North West +13 188 £225 - 21
East of England -1 165 £225 +18.42% 22
Scotland +16 126 £205 -25.45% 11
West Midlands +9 125 £240 -7.69% 22
Yorkshire -10 118 £175 -22.22% 25
Hampshire +12 114 £185 -39.83% 13
Surrey -4 107 £150 -36.84% 21
Berkshire +1 104 £220 -35.29% 20
East Midlands +7 103 £175 -12.50% 12
Buckinghamshire +5 78 £260 +8.33% 5
West Yorkshire -9 72 £173 +25.45% 15
Oxfordshire +8 60 £113 -66.91% 14
Lancashire +11 59 £225 +28.57% 2
Manchester +7 58 £253 +14.77% 10
Milton Keynes -2 57 £260 -22.96% 2
Edinburgh +1 50 £218 +68.27% 1
Essex +10 49 £350 +84.21% 3
Cheshire -5 45 £180 -28.00% 4
Birmingham +3 44 £240 -39.04% 13
Wales -3 42 £244 -2.50% 12
South Wales +11 41 £244 -2.50% 11
Leeds -14 41 £175 +56.95% 12
East Sussex +12 38 £125 - 3
Somerset -2 38 £325 +140.74% 9
Wiltshire +3 37 £275 -50.00% 9

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4617 (100.00%) Windows
2 1862 (40.33%) Active Directory
3 1736 (37.60%) Microsoft
4 1695 (36.71%) Windows XP
5 1326 (28.72%) MS Office
6 870 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 857 (18.56%) Citrix
8 847 (18.35%) Migration
9 839 (18.17%) SCCM
10 799 (17.31%) MS Excel
11 716 (15.51%) ITIL
12 658 (14.25%) MS Exchange
13 605 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 569 (12.32%) Finance
15 542 (11.74%) VMware
16 524 (11.35%) Blackberry
17 490 (10.61%) Security Cleared
18 378 (8.19%) SC Cleared
19 362 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
20 341 (7.39%) Windows 8
21 333 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 328 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
23 296 (6.41%) HP
24 282 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
25 281 (6.09%) Cisco
26 276 (5.98%) Banking
27 273 (5.91%) PowerShell
28 270 (5.85%) XenApp
29 264 (5.72%) TCP/IP
30 262 (5.67%) Application Packaging

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 658 (14.25%) MS Exchange
2 282 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 229 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 170 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 162 (3.51%) IBM Notes
6 130 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 113 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 76 (1.65%) Lync
9 68 (1.47%) IIS
10 55 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 26 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
12 21 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.26%) WorkSite
16 11 (0.24%) OpenROAD
16 11 (0.24%) Apache
17 10 (0.22%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1326 (28.72%) MS Office
2 799 (17.31%) MS Excel
3 73 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 57 (1.23%) MS Project
5 50 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
7 12 (0.26%) Fireworks
8 11 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
9 9 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.087%) InDesign
12 4 (0.087%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.087%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.043%) Vectorworks
14 1 (0.022%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 26 (0.56%) Eikon
2 18 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.13%) assyst
4 6 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.087%) Khalix
5 4 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.065%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.065%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.043%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.043%) Line 500
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.043%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.022%) Agresso
8 1 (0.022%) BPCS
8 1 (0.022%) Maximo
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.022%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.022%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 120 (2.60%) Office 365
2 13 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.19%) SaaS
4 7 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.022%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 264 (5.72%) TCP/IP
2 261 (5.65%) VPN
3 259 (5.61%) DNS
4 212 (4.59%) DHCP
5 207 (4.48%) LAN
6 183 (3.96%) Firewall
7 150 (3.25%) SAN
8 145 (3.14%) Internet
9 144 (3.12%) WAN
10 119 (2.58%) Wireless
11 96 (2.08%) VoIP
12 45 (0.97%) VLAN
13 44 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (0.67%) 3G
15 30 (0.65%) Intranet
16 28 (0.61%) IP Telephony
16 28 (0.61%) HTTP
17 27 (0.58%) NetScaler
17 27 (0.58%) NAS
18 26 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 68 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 38 (0.82%) MS Access
5 26 (0.56%) Ingres
6 18 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.28%) DTS
7 13 (0.28%) MySQL
8 12 (0.26%) QlikView
9 11 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 10 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
11 9 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.19%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
13 7 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (0.13%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.11%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 204 (4.42%) MSI
2 74 (1.60%) InstallShield
3 45 (0.97%) Wise Package Studio
4 32 (0.69%) AdminStudio
5 17 (0.37%) Subversion
6 16 (0.35%) Eclipse
6 16 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.35%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.28%) Ant
8 12 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
9 10 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (0.17%) TestDirector
11 7 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.15%) StarTeam
12 6 (0.13%) WinRunner
13 5 (0.11%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.11%) JIRA
14 4 (0.087%) Selenium
14 4 (0.087%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.087%) JMeter
General
1 569 (12.32%) Finance
2 276 (5.98%) Banking
3 102 (2.21%) Retail
4 101 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 92 (1.99%) Legal
6 86 (1.86%) Law
7 80 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 69 (1.49%) Local Government
9 67 (1.45%) Back Office
10 65 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 56 (1.21%) Front Office
12 49 (1.06%) French Language
13 26 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 25 (0.54%) Publishing
15 18 (0.39%) German Language
16 17 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.32%) Dutch Language
18 11 (0.24%) Advertising
18 11 (0.24%) Italian Language
18 11 (0.24%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 927 (20.08%) Analyst
2 671 (14.53%) Desktop Support
3 618 (13.39%) Support Engineer
4 441 (9.55%) Support Analyst
5 431 (9.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 428 (9.27%) Desktop Engineer
7 271 (5.87%) Deployment Engineer
8 259 (5.61%) Service Analyst
9 257 (5.57%) Service Desk Analyst
10 237 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 209 (4.53%) Desktop Analyst
12 206 (4.46%) Applications Packager
13 201 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
14 183 (3.96%) IT Support
15 177 (3.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 173 (3.75%) Project Manager
17 169 (3.66%) Consultant
18 163 (3.53%) Rollout Engineer
19 135 (2.92%) Architect
20 124 (2.69%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (5.67%) Application Packaging
2 75 (1.62%) XML
3 72 (1.56%) HTML
3 72 (1.56%) .NET
4 39 (0.84%) Software Packaging
5 33 (0.71%) CSS
5 33 (0.71%) WSH
6 25 (0.54%) JSP
7 20 (0.43%) Web Services
8 16 (0.35%) Ajax
8 16 (0.35%) Flash
9 15 (0.32%) XSLT
10 14 (0.30%) Murex MxML
11 13 (0.28%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.26%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.26%) J2EE
13 11 (0.24%) WCF
14 10 (0.22%) Spring
14 10 (0.22%) Java EE
14 10 (0.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 524 (11.35%) Blackberry
2 96 (2.08%) iPhone
3 94 (2.04%) Thin Client
3 94 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 68 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 67 (1.45%) NHS
6 55 (1.19%) Hedge funds
7 54 (1.17%) iPad
8 51 (1.10%) Clustering
9 39 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 35 (0.76%) E-Learning
12 33 (0.71%) Statistics
13 31 (0.67%) Replication
14 29 (0.63%) PDA
15 25 (0.54%) CMDB
16 24 (0.52%) Handset
17 22 (0.48%) Fixed Income
18 21 (0.45%) Computer Science
19 19 (0.41%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4617 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (36.71%) Windows XP
3 870 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 605 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 341 (7.39%) Windows 8
6 193 (4.18%) Windows Vista
7 189 (4.09%) Linux
8 140 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (1.91%) UNIX
10 84 (1.82%) Mac OS X
11 76 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 72 (1.56%) Windows 2000
13 53 (1.15%) Android
14 35 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 33 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
16 27 (0.58%) NetWare
17 24 (0.52%) Solaris
18 19 (0.41%) AIX
19 18 (0.39%) Windows NT
20 14 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (18.35%) Migration
2 716 (15.51%) ITIL
3 152 (3.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 151 (3.27%) Incident Management
5 142 (3.08%) Project Management
6 119 (2.58%) Service Management
7 117 (2.53%) Change Management
8 109 (2.36%) PRINCE2
9 97 (2.10%) Service Delivery
10 86 (1.86%) Asset Management
11 84 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 82 (1.78%) ITSM
13 73 (1.58%) Problem Management
14 72 (1.56%) Time Management
15 70 (1.52%) Document Management
15 70 (1.52%) Software Deployment
16 52 (1.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 43 (0.93%) Test Scripting
18 38 (0.82%) Configuration Management
19 37 (0.80%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 273 (5.91%) PowerShell
2 239 (5.18%) SQL
3 165 (3.57%) VBScript
4 145 (3.14%) VB
5 78 (1.69%) Java
6 66 (1.43%) C#
7 48 (1.04%) C
8 43 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 34 (0.74%) Perl
10 33 (0.71%) VBA
11 29 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 24 (0.52%) C++
14 21 (0.45%) Scala
15 19 (0.41%) Python
16 18 (0.39%) VB6
17 14 (0.30%) Ruby
18 12 (0.26%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.26%) ActionScript
18 12 (0.26%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 490 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 378 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 333 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 157 (3.40%) MCSE
5 139 (3.01%) MCP
6 91 (1.97%) Degree
7 62 (1.34%) MCITP
8 60 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 57 (1.23%) MCSA
10 45 (0.97%) MCTS
11 43 (0.93%) DV Cleared
12 40 (0.87%) MCDST
13 31 (0.67%) A+ Certification
14 30 (0.65%) ISEB
14 30 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 23 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 20 (0.43%) CCNA
18 19 (0.41%) ISTQB
19 18 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (4.89%) SLA
2 63 (1.36%) QA
3 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.26%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.043%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.022%) GAMP
System Software
1 1862 (40.33%) Active Directory
2 362 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 328 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 270 (5.85%) XenApp
5 142 (3.08%) Hyper-V
6 139 (3.01%) XenDesktop
7 73 (1.58%) vSphere
8 46 (1.00%) VMware ESX
9 36 (0.78%) Terminal Services
10 32 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.54%) XenServer
12 19 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 17 (0.37%) UAG
14 15 (0.32%) NFS
15 12 (0.26%) IAG
16 10 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (0.19%) MetaFrame
17 9 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 7 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 839 (18.17%) SCCM
2 108 (2.34%) WSUS
3 73 (1.58%) SCOM
4 64 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 59 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 58 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 56 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 43 (0.93%) AppDNA
9 32 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 28 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
11 24 (0.52%) WMI
12 22 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
12 22 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
13 21 (0.45%) SCVMM
14 19 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 16 (0.35%) Unicenter
16 14 (0.30%) ZENworks
16 14 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
17 12 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
17 12 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1736 (37.60%) Microsoft
2 857 (18.56%) Citrix
3 542 (11.74%) VMware
4 296 (6.41%) HP
5 281 (6.09%) Cisco
6 170 (3.68%) Lotus
7 142 (3.08%) Dell
8 139 (3.01%) AppSense
9 133 (2.88%) Symantec
10 129 (2.79%) Apple
11 98 (2.12%) Oracle
12 96 (2.08%) Reuters
13 84 (1.82%) Bloomberg
14 82 (1.78%) Altiris
15 75 (1.62%) McAfee
16 72 (1.56%) Remedy
17 64 (1.39%) LANDesk
18 59 (1.28%) Novell
19 49 (1.06%) NetApp
20 44 (0.95%) Adobe
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