The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 18 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 42 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.59% 5.83% 4.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.31% 27.05% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.53% -72.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.80 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.60 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -0.85%
Windows 7
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
130 122 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.41% 21.55% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 44
Average daily rate £300 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (51.90%) Windows XP
3 38 (48.10%) MS Office
4 35 (44.30%) Active Directory
5 21 (26.58%) Blackberry
6 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
7 18 (22.78%) Citrix
8 16 (20.25%) Cisco
9 15 (18.99%) Migration
10 13 (16.46%) SCCM
11 12 (15.19%) VMware
11 12 (15.19%) Legal
12 11 (13.92%) ITIL
12 11 (13.92%) Lync
13 10 (12.66%) MS Exchange
14 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (11.39%) Banking
15 8 (10.13%) XMPP
15 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (10.13%) Reuters
15 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
15 8 (10.13%) Eikon
16 7 (8.86%) Law
17 6 (7.59%) Back Office
17 6 (7.59%) Data Migration
17 6 (7.59%) IBM Notes
17 6 (7.59%) Java
17 6 (7.59%) Symantec
17 6 (7.59%) NetApp
17 6 (7.59%) Lotus

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (13.92%) Lync
2 10 (12.66%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.59%) IBM Notes
4 5 (6.33%) WorkSite
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 38 (48.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Eikon
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.80%) DNS
2 3 (3.80%) DHCP
3 2 (2.53%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.53%) LAN
3 2 (2.53%) VoIP
3 2 (2.53%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) Intranet
4 1 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (15.19%) Legal
2 9 (11.39%) Banking
3 7 (8.86%) Law
4 6 (7.59%) Back Office
5 4 (5.06%) Finance
6 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.27%) Local Government
7 1 (1.27%) French Language
7 1 (1.27%) German Language
7 1 (1.27%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Analyst
2 15 (18.99%) Service Analyst
2 15 (18.99%) Desktop Support
2 15 (18.99%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Support Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.33%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) IT Support
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Technician
9 2 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) IT Support Specialist
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) XMPP
2 1 (1.27%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.33%) CMDB
3 4 (5.06%) NHS
4 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.53%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (51.90%) Windows XP
3 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.27%) AIX
7 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Migration
2 11 (13.92%) ITIL
3 6 (7.59%) Data Migration
4 4 (5.06%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.80%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.80%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.53%) System Testing
6 2 (2.53%) Project Management
6 2 (2.53%) Service Management
7 1 (1.27%) Change Management
7 1 (1.27%) ITSM
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.27%) Information Security
7 1 (1.27%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.27%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.27%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.27%) Line Management
7 1 (1.27%) Coaching
7 1 (1.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) Java
2 5 (6.33%) SQL
3 3 (3.80%) VB
3 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.53%) MCP
2 2 (2.53%) MCSE
3 1 (1.27%) CCA
3 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.27%) MCSA
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (44.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.33%) XenApp
4 2 (2.53%) vSphere
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.53%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.27%) Xen
5 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) SCCM
2 2 (2.53%) Sysprep
2 2 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.53%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.78%) Citrix
3 16 (20.25%) Cisco
4 12 (15.19%) VMware
5 8 (10.13%) Reuters
6 6 (7.59%) Symantec
6 6 (7.59%) NetApp
6 6 (7.59%) Lotus
7 5 (6.33%) Progress
8 3 (3.80%) HP
8 3 (3.80%) Dell
9 2 (2.53%) Remedy
10 1 (1.27%) Sophos
10 1 (1.27%) IBM
10 1 (1.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.27%) BMC
10 1 (1.27%) CommVault
10 1 (1.27%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.27%) MobileIron
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