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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 24 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 49 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.41% 5.31% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.43% 23.97% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £130 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £420 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £250 £265
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
161 146 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.05% 22.15% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 91 49
Average daily rate £338 £288 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (53.19%) Windows XP
3 28 (29.79%) Active Directory
4 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
5 20 (21.28%) Migration
6 16 (17.02%) MS Exchange
6 16 (17.02%) MS Office
7 15 (15.96%) SCCM
8 12 (12.77%) ITIL
8 12 (12.77%) DHCP
8 12 (12.77%) SAN
9 11 (11.70%) Cisco
9 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
9 11 (11.70%) DNS
10 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
10 10 (10.64%) Citrix
10 10 (10.64%) Reuters
10 10 (10.64%) Lync
10 10 (10.64%) Eikon
11 9 (9.57%) XMPP
11 9 (9.57%) Blackberry
12 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (7.45%) HP
13 7 (7.45%) VMware
13 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (7.45%) Windows 8
14 5 (5.32%) Back Office
14 5 (5.32%) Project Management
14 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 16 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) Lync
3 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.32%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.13%) WorkSite
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (17.02%) MS Office
2 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) DHCP
1 12 (12.77%) SAN
2 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.70%) DNS
3 4 (4.26%) LAN
4 2 (2.13%) WAN
4 2 (2.13%) VPN
4 2 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (1.06%) Intranet
5 1 (1.06%) 3G
5 1 (1.06%) Broadband
5 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MSI
2 1 (1.06%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (5.32%) Back Office
1 5 (5.32%) Legal
2 4 (4.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Finance
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Analyst
2 20 (21.28%) Desktop Support
3 17 (18.09%) Support Engineer
4 14 (14.89%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.51%) Project Manager
8 7 (7.45%) Field Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Administrator
10 5 (5.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Consultant
11 4 (4.26%) Customer Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Service Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Customer Support Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) Field Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) XMPP
2 5 (5.32%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.13%) jQuery
3 2 (2.13%) DCOM
4 1 (1.06%) CSS
4 1 (1.06%) OLE
4 1 (1.06%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) NHS
3 2 (2.13%) Firmware
3 2 (2.13%) Clustering
3 2 (2.13%) PDA
4 1 (1.06%) FMCG
4 1 (1.06%) iPad
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (53.19%) Windows XP
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.45%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Vista
5 3 (3.19%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.06%) Android
6 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.28%) Migration
2 12 (12.77%) ITIL
3 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
3 5 (5.32%) Project Management
4 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.19%) Service Management
6 2 (2.13%) Change Management
6 2 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.13%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.13%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.06%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.06%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.06%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.06%) Document Management
7 1 (1.06%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) SQL
2 3 (3.19%) Java
2 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.13%) VB
3 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.06%) VBScript
4 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.13%) MCSE
2 2 (2.13%) MCITP
3 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) MCSA
3 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) XenApp
3 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.06%) XenServer
4 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.96%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) WMI
3 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.06%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.06%) WSUS
4 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.06%) DameWare
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.70%) Cisco
3 10 (10.64%) Citrix
3 10 (10.64%) Reuters
4 7 (7.45%) VMware
4 7 (7.45%) HP
5 5 (5.32%) Symantec
5 5 (5.32%) Lotus
6 4 (4.26%) Dell
7 2 (2.13%) EMC
7 2 (2.13%) Juniper
7 2 (2.13%) Apple
7 2 (2.13%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.06%) Remedy
8 1 (1.06%) IBM
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