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 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.

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 41 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2290 1864 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.19% 3.65% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.50% 16.33% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1090 831 729
Average daily rate
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£209 £280 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 386 354
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.73 £24.05 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12377 11418 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 6250 5960
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1036 1254
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 2090 £212 -26.43% 363
London +11 820 £213 -24.10% 135
South East -4 451 £250 -23.07% 91
East of England +12 198 £190 -24.00% 19
City of London +3 195 £225 -25.00% 41
South West -3 147 £175 -13.58% 19
North West +14 143 £210 -35.38% 36
West Midlands +5 114 £275 +3.96% 23
Scotland -1 102 £135 -32.50% 16
East Midlands +16 98 £293 +80.00% 3
Hampshire -15 86 £288 -12.48% 16
Yorkshire -2 83 £175 -16.66% 29
Surrey 0 80 £198 -41.91% 15
Berkshire +1 79 £323 +24.03% 25
Cambridgeshire +8 60 £130 -42.22% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 60 £300 -7.69% 4
Wiltshire +19 55 £225 -25.61% 2
Manchester +10 52 £183 -35.96% 16
Birmingham +14 48 £301 +1.00% 11
Essex +18 43 £225 -7.69% 1
Oxfordshire +8 42 £223 -31.53% 12
Milton Keynes -7 42 £400 +26.98% 1
Cheshire +21 41 £210 -35.38% 10
Edinburgh +2 41 £131 -65.00% 3
West Sussex +8 40 £130 -67.50% 5
Hertfordshire +10 38 £176 -11.87% 2
Lancashire -12 36 £265 -18.46% 4
East Sussex +3 35 £111 -47.38% 6
West Yorkshire -18 34 £175 -18.60% 19
Wales -20 34 £188 +56.25% 8

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4715 (100.00%) Windows
2 1996 (42.33%) Active Directory
3 1816 (38.52%) Microsoft
4 1595 (33.83%) Windows XP
5 1428 (30.29%) MS Office
6 987 (20.93%) Citrix
7 960 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 872 (18.49%) MS Excel
9 832 (17.65%) SCCM
10 747 (15.84%) ITIL
11 708 (15.02%) Migration
12 676 (14.34%) MS Exchange
13 640 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 574 (12.17%) VMware
15 514 (10.90%) Blackberry
16 511 (10.84%) Finance
17 484 (10.27%) Security Cleared
18 434 (9.20%) Windows 8
19 369 (7.83%) Microsoft App-V
20 368 (7.80%) SC Cleared
21 339 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
22 321 (6.81%) Cisco
23 316 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
24 309 (6.55%) TCP/IP
25 286 (6.07%) HP
26 281 (5.96%) DNS
27 274 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
28 273 (5.79%) DHCP
28 273 (5.79%) XenApp
29 250 (5.30%) LAN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 676 (14.34%) MS Exchange
2 274 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 218 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 163 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 146 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 143 (3.03%) IBM Notes
7 136 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 110 (2.33%) Lync
9 54 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 52 (1.10%) IIS
11 44 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 25 (0.53%) WorkSite
13 18 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
14 16 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
14 16 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.23%) OpenROAD
16 8 (0.17%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.17%) Documentum
17 6 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1428 (30.29%) MS Office
2 872 (18.49%) MS Excel
3 83 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (1.04%) MS Project
5 44 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
7 11 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.11%) MicroStation
10 5 (0.11%) RoboHelp
10 5 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.085%) PaintShop Pro
12 2 (0.042%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.021%) CATIA
13 1 (0.021%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 13 (0.28%) assyst
2 10 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.19%) Eikon
4 8 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.085%) Misys Midas
7 3 (0.064%) JDE OneWorld
8 2 (0.042%) BPCS
8 2 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.021%) Maximo
9 1 (0.021%) Khalix
9 1 (0.021%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.021%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.021%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.021%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.021%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.021%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 132 (2.80%) Office 365
2 16 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.085%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.064%) SaaS
6 1 (0.021%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 309 (6.55%) TCP/IP
2 281 (5.96%) DNS
3 273 (5.79%) DHCP
4 250 (5.30%) LAN
5 242 (5.13%) VPN
6 185 (3.92%) WAN
7 184 (3.90%) Firewall
8 162 (3.44%) SAN
9 138 (2.93%) Wireless
10 117 (2.48%) Internet
11 84 (1.78%) VoIP
12 47 (1.00%) NetScaler
13 45 (0.95%) IP Telephony
14 39 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (0.68%) 3G
16 29 (0.62%) MPLS
17 27 (0.57%) Intranet
18 23 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
19 22 (0.47%) NAS
20 21 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 73 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (0.70%) MS Access
5 31 (0.66%) Ingres
6 26 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.28%) QlikView
8 13 (0.28%) DTS
9 8 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.11%) EDRMS
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.085%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.064%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.064%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.064%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 209 (4.43%) MSI
2 57 (1.21%) InstallShield
3 56 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
4 31 (0.66%) AdminStudio
5 20 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.28%) Ant
8 10 (0.21%) TestDirector
9 9 (0.19%) Selenium
10 7 (0.15%) JIRA
10 7 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.15%) Moq
10 7 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (0.15%) WinRunner
11 6 (0.13%) NUnit
12 5 (0.11%) Subversion
12 5 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (0.11%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.085%) StarTeam
13 4 (0.085%) JMeter
General
1 511 (10.84%) Finance
2 215 (4.56%) Banking
3 132 (2.80%) Law
4 130 (2.76%) Legal
5 83 (1.76%) Retail
6 80 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 78 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 62 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 62 (1.31%) Front Office
9 59 (1.25%) Back Office
10 38 (0.81%) Local Government
11 36 (0.76%) French Language
12 28 (0.59%) Publishing
13 18 (0.38%) Manufacturing
14 17 (0.36%) Dutch Language
15 15 (0.32%) Advertising
16 14 (0.30%) Military
16 14 (0.30%) Marketing
17 11 (0.23%) German Language
18 10 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 990 (21.00%) Analyst
2 651 (13.81%) Support Engineer
3 643 (13.64%) Desktop Support
4 493 (10.46%) Support Analyst
5 471 (9.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 401 (8.50%) Desktop Engineer
7 328 (6.96%) Service Analyst
8 326 (6.91%) Service Desk Analyst
9 258 (5.47%) 1st Line Support
10 236 (5.01%) Deployment Engineer
11 219 (4.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 180 (3.82%) Applications Packager
13 175 (3.71%) Desktop Analyst
14 174 (3.69%) Project Manager
15 173 (3.67%) Rollout Engineer
16 163 (3.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 162 (3.44%) IT Support
18 146 (3.10%) Help Desk Analyst
18 146 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
19 126 (2.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (4.90%) Application Packaging
2 50 (1.06%) XML
3 45 (0.95%) .NET
3 45 (0.95%) WSH
4 41 (0.87%) HTML
5 35 (0.74%) Software Packaging
6 26 (0.55%) CSS
7 17 (0.36%) JSP
8 11 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.23%) Web Services
8 11 (0.23%) Flash
9 9 (0.19%) Ajax
9 9 (0.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 9 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (0.19%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.17%) WebSockets
10 8 (0.17%) X-Windows
10 8 (0.17%) XHTML
11 7 (0.15%) XSLT
11 7 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 514 (10.90%) Blackberry
2 116 (2.46%) Thin Client
2 116 (2.46%) Fat Client
3 100 (2.12%) iPhone
4 92 (1.95%) NHS
5 68 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 68 (1.44%) iPad
6 56 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 51 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 43 (0.91%) Clustering
9 30 (0.64%) PDA
10 29 (0.62%) Statistics
11 28 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 27 (0.57%) E-Learning
13 25 (0.53%) Replication
14 23 (0.49%) Fixed Income
14 23 (0.49%) CMDB
15 22 (0.47%) Handset
16 21 (0.45%) Smartphone
17 19 (0.40%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4715 (100.00%) Windows
2 1595 (33.83%) Windows XP
3 960 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 640 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 434 (9.20%) Windows 8
6 203 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (4.16%) Windows Vista
8 161 (3.41%) Linux
9 79 (1.68%) UNIX
10 71 (1.51%) Mac OS X
11 67 (1.42%) Android
12 57 (1.21%) Windows 2000
13 53 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 36 (0.76%) Solaris
15 30 (0.64%) Mac OS
16 25 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
17 23 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (0.47%) AIX
19 16 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
20 15 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 747 (15.84%) ITIL
2 708 (15.02%) Migration
3 156 (3.31%) Project Management
4 149 (3.16%) Service Management
4 149 (3.16%) Incident Management
5 119 (2.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 111 (2.35%) Service Delivery
7 110 (2.33%) Change Management
8 96 (2.04%) PRINCE2
9 88 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 76 (1.61%) Asset Management
10 76 (1.61%) Software Deployment
11 73 (1.55%) ITSM
12 71 (1.51%) Document Management
13 56 (1.19%) Problem Management
14 54 (1.15%) Disaster Recovery
15 48 (1.02%) Test Scripting
16 46 (0.98%) Time Management
16 46 (0.98%) Capacity Planning
17 39 (0.83%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 228 (4.84%) PowerShell
2 213 (4.52%) SQL
3 148 (3.14%) VB
4 136 (2.88%) VBScript
5 54 (1.15%) C#
6 44 (0.93%) C
6 44 (0.93%) Java
7 42 (0.89%) JavaScript
8 38 (0.81%) VBA
9 32 (0.68%) Python
9 32 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 27 (0.57%) Perl
11 19 (0.40%) VB6
12 18 (0.38%) C++
13 14 (0.30%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.28%) Scala
15 6 (0.13%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.13%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.11%) ActionScript
16 5 (0.11%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 484 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 368 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 316 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 139 (2.95%) MCP
5 120 (2.55%) MCSE
6 88 (1.87%) MCITP
7 73 (1.55%) Degree
8 61 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 60 (1.27%) MCTS
10 55 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 53 (1.12%) MCSA
12 37 (0.78%) MCDST
13 36 (0.76%) A+ Certification
14 32 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 30 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
15 30 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 29 (0.62%) ISEB
17 23 (0.49%) ISTQB
18 19 (0.40%) CCNA
19 18 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (5.05%) SLA
2 67 (1.42%) QA
3 17 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.021%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1996 (42.33%) Active Directory
2 369 (7.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 339 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 273 (5.79%) XenApp
5 187 (3.97%) Hyper-V
6 143 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 85 (1.80%) vSphere
8 51 (1.08%) Terminal Services
9 48 (1.02%) VMware ESX
10 37 (0.78%) XenServer
11 31 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (0.38%) NLBS
13 18 (0.38%) Terminal Server
14 17 (0.36%) Xen
15 10 (0.21%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.21%) NFS
15 10 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.17%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 832 (17.65%) SCCM
2 90 (1.91%) WSUS
3 75 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 68 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 62 (1.31%) SCOM
6 50 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
7 44 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 36 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 35 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (0.70%) AppDNA
11 20 (0.42%) ARCserve
12 19 (0.40%) SCDPM
13 17 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 17 (0.36%) WMI
14 16 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 14 (0.30%) SCVMM
16 13 (0.28%) DameWare
17 12 (0.25%) ZENworks
17 12 (0.25%) Unicenter
18 11 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1816 (38.52%) Microsoft
2 987 (20.93%) Citrix
3 574 (12.17%) VMware
4 321 (6.81%) Cisco
5 286 (6.07%) HP
6 169 (3.58%) AppSense
7 155 (3.29%) Lotus
8 148 (3.14%) Symantec
9 145 (3.08%) Apple
10 141 (2.99%) Dell
11 91 (1.93%) Remedy
11 91 (1.93%) McAfee
12 69 (1.46%) Altiris
13 59 (1.25%) Lumension
13 59 (1.25%) CA
14 58 (1.23%) EMC
15 55 (1.17%) Oracle
16 50 (1.06%) Bloomberg
17 48 (1.02%) Wyse
18 45 (0.95%) LANDesk
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £140 - £180 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £110 to £150 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Flintshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £9 - £10 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 to £13 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 21 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £15.73 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago