The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 49 39 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2147 2329 1685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 4.48% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.70% 19.33% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 1017 771
Average daily rate
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£195 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 495 342
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -12.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £23.86 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12860 12050 11029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 23.18% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7607 6759 5844
Average daily rate £355 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1098 1113
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.61 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
England -9 1993 £195 -22.00% 387
London -10 751 £210 -34.88% 137
South East -9 465 £210 -1.86% 83
South West -10 183 £200 +15.94% 38
City of London -10 177 £250 -16.66% 36
East of England -16 148 £140 -15.15% 25
North West +12 147 £220 +0.57% 39
Hampshire +2 132 £300 +43.54% 16
West Midlands -11 116 £165 -28.64% 21
East Midlands -2 90 £165 -26.66% 9
Berkshire 0 89 £208 -17.00% 20
Scotland -24 83 £218 -3.33% 18
Yorkshire -22 70 £185 -26.00% 29
Manchester +10 63 £188 -6.00% 31
Surrey -14 63 £155 -15.06% 21
Buckinghamshire -17 61 £168 +11.66% 12
Cambridgeshire +7 56 £138 -27.63% 9
Oxfordshire -4 56 £185 -43.07% 8
Reading +27 53 £265 +12.76% 11
Milton Keynes -15 52 £175 -1.40% 7
Bristol -17 44 £138 -16.66% 9
Birmingham -4 42 £150 - 3
West Yorkshire -20 42 £185 -26.00% 14
Wiltshire -5 39 £350 +100.00% 10
Essex -13 39 £158 -42.72% 4
Somerset +8 37 £199 +13.42% 5
Wales -36 31 £150 -36.84% 3
Northamptonshire +7 30 £113 -75.00% 2
Swindon +7 29 £203 +15.71% 1
Portsmouth +11 28 £319 +218.75%

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4458 (100.00%) Windows
2 1913 (42.91%) Active Directory
3 1646 (36.92%) Microsoft
4 1489 (33.40%) MS Office
5 1365 (30.62%) Windows XP
6 876 (19.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 872 (19.56%) Citrix
8 830 (18.62%) MS Excel
9 750 (16.82%) ITIL
10 745 (16.71%) SCCM
11 685 (15.37%) MS Exchange
12 629 (14.11%) Migration
13 562 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 555 (12.45%) Finance
15 534 (11.98%) VMware
16 510 (11.44%) Blackberry
17 479 (10.74%) Security Cleared
18 436 (9.78%) Windows 8
19 338 (7.58%) SC Cleared
20 327 (7.34%) TCP/IP
21 326 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
22 316 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
23 307 (6.89%) DNS
24 303 (6.80%) LAN
25 298 (6.68%) DHCP
25 298 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
26 289 (6.48%) Cisco
27 272 (6.10%) HP
28 262 (5.88%) SQL
29 258 (5.79%) VPN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 685 (15.37%) MS Exchange
2 298 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 237 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 159 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 156 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 147 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 146 (3.28%) Lync
8 123 (2.76%) IBM Notes
9 54 (1.21%) IIS
10 48 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 43 (0.96%) WorkSite
12 37 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
13 25 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.25%) Apache
15 9 (0.20%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.18%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.13%) OpenROAD
17 6 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 1489 (33.40%) MS Office
2 830 (18.62%) MS Excel
3 70 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.83%) MS Project
4 37 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.13%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.067%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.067%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.045%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.045%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.022%) Quicktime
11 1 (0.022%) Maya
11 1 (0.022%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 17 (0.38%) Eikon
2 14 (0.31%) assyst
3 13 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.090%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.090%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.045%) SmartPlant
7 2 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.045%) Maximo
8 1 (0.022%) BPCS
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.022%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.022%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.022%) 3000 Xtra
8 1 (0.022%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 90 (2.02%) Office 365
2 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.16%) SaaS
4 5 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.090%) IaaS
6 3 (0.067%) GitHub
7 2 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.022%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 327 (7.34%) TCP/IP
2 307 (6.89%) DNS
3 303 (6.80%) LAN
4 298 (6.68%) DHCP
5 258 (5.79%) VPN
6 251 (5.63%) WAN
7 163 (3.66%) Firewall
8 148 (3.32%) SAN
9 144 (3.23%) Wireless
10 131 (2.94%) Internet
11 95 (2.13%) VoIP
12 44 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (0.87%) 3G
14 35 (0.79%) NetScaler
15 34 (0.76%) MPLS
16 33 (0.74%) IP Telephony
17 29 (0.65%) Intranet
18 26 (0.58%) DSL
19 25 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
20 23 (0.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 65 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (0.63%) MS Access
5 12 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 9 (0.20%) MySQL
8 8 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (0.16%) Ingres
10 5 (0.11%) DB2
11 4 (0.090%) DTS
11 4 (0.090%) EDMS
11 4 (0.090%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.090%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.067%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.067%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.067%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 161 (3.61%) MSI
2 27 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
3 21 (0.47%) InstallShield
4 18 (0.40%) AdminStudio
5 17 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.18%) TestDirector
8 7 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.16%) PVCS
8 7 (0.16%) WinRunner
9 5 (0.11%) Selenium
9 5 (0.11%) StarTeam
10 4 (0.090%) JIRA
10 4 (0.090%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.090%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.090%) Subversion
11 3 (0.067%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.067%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.067%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.067%) Jenkins
General
1 555 (12.45%) Finance
2 210 (4.71%) Banking
3 152 (3.41%) Law
4 143 (3.21%) Legal
5 96 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 75 (1.68%) Retail
7 62 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 48 (1.08%) Back Office
9 31 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 25 (0.56%) French Language
12 23 (0.52%) Front Office
13 19 (0.43%) Local Government
14 17 (0.38%) Advertising
14 17 (0.38%) Publishing
15 16 (0.36%) Military
15 16 (0.36%) Marketing
16 11 (0.25%) German Language
16 11 (0.25%) Dutch Language
17 10 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1157 (25.95%) Analyst
2 640 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 593 (13.30%) Desktop Support
4 538 (12.07%) Support Analyst
5 482 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 442 (9.91%) Service Analyst
7 441 (9.89%) Service Desk Analyst
8 372 (8.34%) Desktop Engineer
9 246 (5.52%) 1st Line Support
10 235 (5.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 198 (4.44%) IT Support
12 182 (4.08%) Rollout Engineer
13 169 (3.79%) Desktop Analyst
14 162 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
15 157 (3.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 152 (3.41%) Help Desk Analyst
17 145 (3.25%) Project Manager
18 142 (3.19%) Deployment Engineer
19 117 (2.62%) Consultant
20 115 (2.58%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (3.14%) Application Packaging
2 60 (1.35%) .NET
3 31 (0.70%) XML
4 23 (0.52%) WSH
5 20 (0.45%) HTML
6 19 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 18 (0.40%) STL
8 14 (0.31%) Middleware
8 14 (0.31%) X-Windows
9 13 (0.29%) XMPP
9 13 (0.29%) CSS
9 13 (0.29%) JSP
9 13 (0.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 13 (0.29%) AngularJS
10 12 (0.27%) WebSockets
11 11 (0.25%) Web Services
12 10 (0.22%) OLE
13 8 (0.18%) ODBC
14 6 (0.13%) Flash
14 6 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 510 (11.44%) Blackberry
2 183 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (2.47%) NHS
4 108 (2.42%) Thin Client
4 108 (2.42%) Fat Client
5 96 (2.15%) iPhone
6 82 (1.84%) iPad
7 70 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 63 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 39 (0.87%) Clustering
10 38 (0.85%) Smartphone
10 38 (0.85%) PDA
10 38 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 32 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 30 (0.67%) Handset
13 22 (0.49%) Fixed Income
14 21 (0.47%) Mobile App
14 21 (0.47%) Computer Science
15 16 (0.36%) Derivative
16 15 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4458 (100.00%) Windows
2 1365 (30.62%) Windows XP
3 876 (19.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 562 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 436 (9.78%) Windows 8
6 243 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 187 (4.19%) Windows Vista
8 162 (3.63%) Linux
9 100 (2.24%) Mac OS X
10 88 (1.97%) UNIX
11 86 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 84 (1.88%) Android
13 45 (1.01%) Windows 2000
14 31 (0.70%) Solaris
14 31 (0.70%) Mac OS
15 27 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
18 18 (0.40%) AIX
19 10 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 750 (16.82%) ITIL
2 629 (14.11%) Migration
3 164 (3.68%) Incident Management
4 131 (2.94%) Service Management
5 111 (2.49%) Project Management
6 107 (2.40%) Service Delivery
7 91 (2.04%) Asset Management
8 88 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 85 (1.91%) Document Management
10 81 (1.82%) PRINCE2
11 77 (1.73%) Change Management
12 76 (1.70%) Time Management
13 69 (1.55%) Problem Management
14 67 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 64 (1.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 60 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
17 54 (1.21%) Validation
18 53 (1.19%) Software Deployment
19 50 (1.12%) Data Migration
20 41 (0.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 262 (5.88%) SQL
2 190 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 130 (2.92%) VB
4 112 (2.51%) VBScript
5 51 (1.14%) C#
6 46 (1.03%) Java
7 44 (0.99%) C
8 38 (0.85%) Perl
9 37 (0.83%) VBA
9 37 (0.83%) Python
10 33 (0.74%) JavaScript
11 23 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 21 (0.47%) C++
13 13 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.27%) Korn
15 9 (0.20%) Bourne shell
15 9 (0.20%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.18%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.16%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 479 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 338 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 316 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 150 (3.36%) MCSE
5 113 (2.53%) MCP
6 91 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 79 (1.77%) MCITP
8 78 (1.75%) A+ Certification
9 63 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 57 (1.28%) Degree
11 54 (1.21%) MCSA
12 41 (0.92%) MCDST
13 39 (0.87%) MOS
14 34 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (0.63%) MCTS
16 25 (0.56%) CCNA
17 24 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 21 (0.47%) ISEB
19 19 (0.43%) ISTQB
20 15 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (5.56%) SLA
2 46 (1.03%) QA
3 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.090%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.022%) P3O
8 1 (0.022%) HL7
8 1 (0.022%) DICOM
System Software
1 1913 (42.91%) Active Directory
2 326 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (5.34%) XenApp
4 236 (5.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 172 (3.86%) Hyper-V
6 126 (2.83%) XenDesktop
7 67 (1.50%) vSphere
8 40 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 36 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 35 (0.79%) VMware ESX
11 30 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (0.54%) Xen
13 23 (0.52%) XenServer
14 22 (0.49%) NFS
15 18 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
16 17 (0.38%) NLBS
17 15 (0.34%) Terminal Server
18 10 (0.22%) MetaFrame
18 10 (0.22%) VMware Server
19 8 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 745 (16.71%) SCCM
2 87 (1.95%) WSUS
3 78 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 61 (1.37%) SCOM
5 55 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 48 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 45 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 40 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 35 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 29 (0.65%) NetBackup
11 22 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (0.45%) SCVMM
12 20 (0.45%) SCDPM
13 19 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 18 (0.40%) ZENworks
15 16 (0.36%) WMI
16 14 (0.31%) Nagios
17 13 (0.29%) Tivoli
18 12 (0.27%) AppDNA
19 11 (0.25%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1646 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 872 (19.56%) Citrix
3 534 (11.98%) VMware
4 289 (6.48%) Cisco
5 272 (6.10%) HP
6 209 (4.69%) Symantec
7 150 (3.36%) Apple
8 144 (3.23%) Dell
9 123 (2.76%) Lotus
10 121 (2.71%) Remedy
11 116 (2.60%) McAfee
12 106 (2.38%) AppSense
13 88 (1.97%) Oracle
14 82 (1.84%) Altiris
15 75 (1.68%) Bloomberg
16 73 (1.64%) Reuters
17 68 (1.53%) EMC
18 61 (1.37%) Sophos
19 45 (1.01%) Lumension
20 44 (0.99%) Wyse
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