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 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 46 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2288 1948 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.05% 3.70% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.04% 16.38% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 852 770
Average daily rate
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£210 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £129 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 417 334
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 £10.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.78 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -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
12683 11893 12142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 22.57% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6627 6193
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 £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1084 1015 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 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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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 +3 2088 £215 -25.54% 296
London +5 793 £200 -33.33% 112
South East +5 485 £253 -22.30% 73
City of London -1 188 £213 -24.10% 33
East of England -2 160 £168 -23.86% 20
South West -5 157 £190 -10.58% 20
North West +7 130 £228 -29.92% 22
West Midlands +8 126 £300 +7.14% 13
Hampshire +1 109 £253 -22.30% 17
Scotland -9 101 £160 -15.78% 7
Berkshire +16 98 £300 +3.89% 13
East Midlands +9 97 £300 +92.00% 8
Yorkshire -2 91 £160 -25.58% 22
Buckinghamshire +4 66 £300 -4.76% 10
Wiltshire +13 59 £250 -15.61% 5
Birmingham +12 55 £301 +8.28% 8
Cambridgeshire +9 55 £130 -39.53% 7
Surrey -6 55 £250 -26.47% 17
Manchester +1 51 £190 -39.20% 11
West Yorkshire -10 48 £163 -30.10% 18
Milton Keynes -5 47 £325 +15.04% 3
Oxfordshire +7 45 £270 -16.92% 9
Reading +21 42 £300 -27.27% 8
East Sussex +12 39 £123 -
Essex +4 39 £200 -38.46% 5
Edinburgh +2 38 £170 -56.12% 4
Wales -7 38 £168 -33.00% 7
Swindon +13 37 £250 -25.92% 4
West Sussex +9 37 £130 -67.45% 1
South Wales -6 36 £160 -36.00% 3

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4568 (100.00%) Windows
2 1946 (42.60%) Active Directory
3 1726 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 1472 (32.22%) Windows XP
5 1427 (31.24%) MS Office
6 942 (20.62%) Citrix
7 916 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 836 (18.30%) MS Excel
9 800 (17.51%) SCCM
10 725 (15.87%) ITIL
11 677 (14.82%) MS Exchange
12 657 (14.38%) Migration
13 608 (13.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 557 (12.19%) VMware
15 517 (11.32%) Finance
16 514 (11.25%) Blackberry
17 440 (9.63%) Security Cleared
18 432 (9.46%) Windows 8
19 335 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 322 (7.05%) SC Cleared
21 320 (7.01%) Microsoft App-V
21 320 (7.01%) Cisco
22 298 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
23 295 (6.46%) TCP/IP
24 289 (6.33%) DNS
25 283 (6.20%) HP
26 282 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
27 279 (6.11%) DHCP
28 268 (5.87%) LAN
29 250 (5.47%) XenApp

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 677 (14.82%) MS Exchange
2 282 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 225 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 171 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 151 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 140 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 126 (2.76%) IBM Notes
8 121 (2.65%) Lync
9 54 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 53 (1.16%) IIS
11 46 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
12 28 (0.61%) WorkSite
13 25 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
16 9 (0.20%) Apache
16 9 (0.20%) Documentum
16 9 (0.20%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.18%) OpenROAD
17 8 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1427 (31.24%) MS Office
2 836 (18.30%) MS Excel
3 70 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (0.90%) MS Project
5 33 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 10 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.13%) RoboHelp
10 6 (0.13%) MicroStation
11 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.088%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.044%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.022%) CATIA
14 1 (0.022%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (0.33%) assyst
2 13 (0.28%) Eikon
3 11 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.088%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.066%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.066%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.044%) SmartPlant
7 2 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.022%) Maximo
8 1 (0.022%) BPCS
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.022%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.022%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.022%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 127 (2.78%) Office 365
2 20 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.15%) SaaS
4 6 (0.13%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.066%) IaaS
7 2 (0.044%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 295 (6.46%) TCP/IP
2 289 (6.33%) DNS
3 279 (6.11%) DHCP
4 268 (5.87%) LAN
5 232 (5.08%) VPN
6 201 (4.40%) WAN
7 167 (3.66%) Firewall
8 154 (3.37%) SAN
9 135 (2.96%) Wireless
10 112 (2.45%) Internet
11 86 (1.88%) VoIP
12 48 (1.05%) NetScaler
13 46 (1.01%) IP Telephony
14 44 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
15 43 (0.94%) 3G
16 34 (0.74%) MPLS
17 31 (0.68%) Intranet
18 23 (0.50%) DSL
18 23 (0.50%) Network Security
19 22 (0.48%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 72 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 34 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (0.74%) MS Access
5 21 (0.46%) Ingres
6 18 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.20%) QlikView
7 9 (0.20%) DTS
7 9 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (0.11%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.088%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.088%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.088%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.066%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 181 (3.96%) MSI
2 52 (1.14%) InstallShield
3 49 (1.07%) Wise Package Studio
4 28 (0.61%) AdminStudio
5 15 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.22%) TestDirector
8 7 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.15%) WinRunner
8 7 (0.15%) Subversion
8 7 (0.15%) Selenium
9 6 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.11%) Moq
11 4 (0.088%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.088%) JIRA
11 4 (0.088%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.088%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.088%) NUnit
12 3 (0.066%) Oracle Forms
General
1 517 (11.32%) Finance
2 213 (4.66%) Banking
3 140 (3.06%) Legal
4 136 (2.98%) Law
5 85 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 77 (1.69%) Retail
7 68 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 59 (1.29%) Back Office
9 50 (1.09%) Front Office
10 49 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 35 (0.77%) French Language
12 29 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.59%) Local Government
14 23 (0.50%) Publishing
15 17 (0.37%) Advertising
15 17 (0.37%) Marketing
15 17 (0.37%) Dutch Language
16 14 (0.31%) German Language
16 14 (0.31%) Military
17 9 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1012 (22.15%) Analyst
2 654 (14.32%) Support Engineer
3 612 (13.40%) Desktop Support
4 487 (10.66%) Support Analyst
5 469 (10.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 405 (8.87%) Desktop Engineer
7 346 (7.57%) Service Analyst
8 343 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
9 248 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
10 229 (5.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 194 (4.25%) Deployment Engineer
12 183 (4.01%) Rollout Engineer
13 182 (3.98%) Project Manager
14 166 (3.63%) IT Support
15 161 (3.52%) Desktop Analyst
16 155 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
17 149 (3.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 140 (3.06%) Applications Packager
19 136 (2.98%) Help Desk Analyst
20 114 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (3.98%) Application Packaging
2 49 (1.07%) .NET
3 40 (0.88%) WSH
4 39 (0.85%) XML
5 33 (0.72%) Software Packaging
6 28 (0.61%) HTML
7 18 (0.39%) CSS
8 13 (0.28%) JSP
9 12 (0.26%) WebSockets
9 12 (0.26%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.24%) Web Services
10 11 (0.24%) XMPP
11 10 (0.22%) Middleware
11 10 (0.22%) Flash
12 8 (0.18%) OLE
12 8 (0.18%) X-Windows
12 8 (0.18%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.18%) jQuery
13 7 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 514 (11.25%) Blackberry
2 101 (2.21%) Thin Client
2 101 (2.21%) Fat Client
3 98 (2.15%) iPhone
4 97 (2.12%) NHS
5 72 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 70 (1.53%) iPad
7 62 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
8 50 (1.09%) Hedge funds
9 37 (0.81%) PDA
10 35 (0.77%) Clustering
11 30 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 27 (0.59%) Handset
13 24 (0.53%) E-Learning
13 24 (0.53%) Statistics
14 23 (0.50%) Smartphone
15 20 (0.44%) CMDB
16 18 (0.39%) EPoS
17 17 (0.37%) Replication
17 17 (0.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4568 (100.00%) Windows
2 1472 (32.22%) Windows XP
3 916 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 608 (13.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 432 (9.46%) Windows 8
6 226 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 185 (4.05%) Windows Vista
8 151 (3.31%) Linux
9 72 (1.58%) UNIX
10 71 (1.55%) Android
11 69 (1.51%) Mac OS X
12 58 (1.27%) Windows 2000
12 58 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 39 (0.85%) Solaris
14 36 (0.79%) Mac OS
15 25 (0.55%) AIX
16 20 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 15 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (15.87%) ITIL
2 657 (14.38%) Migration
3 155 (3.39%) Incident Management
4 148 (3.24%) Project Management
5 138 (3.02%) Service Management
6 105 (2.30%) Service Delivery
7 103 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 102 (2.23%) PRINCE2
9 90 (1.97%) Change Management
10 80 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (1.69%) Asset Management
11 77 (1.69%) Document Management
12 67 (1.47%) Software Deployment
13 61 (1.34%) ITSM
13 61 (1.34%) Time Management
14 60 (1.31%) Problem Management
15 56 (1.23%) Test Scripting
16 47 (1.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 44 (0.96%) Capacity Planning
18 37 (0.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 225 (4.93%) SQL
2 198 (4.33%) PowerShell
3 138 (3.02%) VB
4 117 (2.56%) VBScript
5 65 (1.42%) C#
6 47 (1.03%) C
7 42 (0.92%) Java
8 39 (0.85%) VBA
9 35 (0.77%) JavaScript
10 32 (0.70%) Python
11 29 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.53%) Perl
13 14 (0.31%) C++
14 11 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.22%) VB6
16 8 (0.18%) Korn
16 8 (0.18%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.15%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.13%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.11%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 440 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 322 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 298 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (2.80%) MCP
5 125 (2.74%) MCSE
6 82 (1.80%) MCITP
7 66 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 65 (1.42%) Degree
9 59 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 56 (1.23%) MCSA
11 50 (1.09%) MCTS
12 43 (0.94%) A+ Certification
13 35 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 31 (0.68%) MCDST
15 30 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 28 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
17 26 (0.57%) ISEB
18 21 (0.46%) MOS
18 21 (0.46%) ISTQB
19 20 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (5.06%) SLA
2 63 (1.38%) QA
3 14 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1946 (42.60%) Active Directory
2 335 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 320 (7.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 250 (5.47%) XenApp
5 181 (3.96%) Hyper-V
6 137 (3.00%) XenDesktop
7 84 (1.84%) vSphere
8 55 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 52 (1.14%) VMware ESX
10 35 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 34 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (0.66%) XenServer
13 20 (0.44%) NLBS
14 19 (0.42%) Xen
15 18 (0.39%) NFS
16 13 (0.28%) Terminal Server
17 11 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.18%) Samba
19 7 (0.15%) ISA Server
19 7 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 800 (17.51%) SCCM
2 89 (1.95%) WSUS
3 76 (1.66%) Backup Exec
4 60 (1.31%) SCOM
5 58 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 53 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
7 48 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 32 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
9 31 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 27 (0.59%) WMI
11 22 (0.48%) AppDNA
12 21 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 19 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 18 (0.39%) ARCserve
15 16 (0.35%) SCDPM
16 15 (0.33%) ZENworks
17 14 (0.31%) NetBackup
18 11 (0.24%) DameWare
18 11 (0.24%) SCOrch
19 10 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1726 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 942 (20.62%) Citrix
3 557 (12.19%) VMware
4 320 (7.01%) Cisco
5 283 (6.20%) HP
6 162 (3.55%) Symantec
7 151 (3.31%) Dell
8 138 (3.02%) Apple
9 131 (2.87%) Lotus
9 131 (2.87%) AppSense
10 100 (2.19%) McAfee
11 92 (2.01%) Remedy
12 74 (1.62%) Altiris
13 63 (1.38%) Oracle
14 60 (1.31%) Lumension
15 58 (1.27%) EMC
16 56 (1.23%) CA
17 50 (1.09%) Sophos
18 48 (1.05%) LANDesk
19 47 (1.03%) Bloomberg
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Rate: £180 to £220 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £9 to £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £16 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £20k - 24k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per annum + Some expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
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EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £9.25 - 9.25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £140 per annum
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