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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 16 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.19% 6.65% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.78% 31.76% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £308 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £109 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.19% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.85 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -25.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.48 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £15.75 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.44%
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
90 148 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.30% 20.93% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 65 64
Average daily rate £300 £320 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £154 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £20.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
4 21 (44.68%) Windows XP
5 17 (36.17%) MS Office
6 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (29.79%) Citrix
8 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
8 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (21.28%) SCCM
10 9 (19.15%) VMware
11 8 (17.02%) XenApp
12 7 (14.89%) ITIL
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (12.77%) SLA
13 6 (12.77%) MCP
13 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
14 5 (10.64%) MCSE
14 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
14 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
15 4 (8.51%) Cisco
15 4 (8.51%) HP
15 4 (8.51%) LAN
15 4 (8.51%) VoIP
15 4 (8.51%) WAN
15 4 (8.51%) SQL
15 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) WorkSite
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 17 (36.17%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) LAN
1 4 (8.51%) VoIP
1 4 (8.51%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) DHCP
2 3 (6.38%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) Broadband
4 1 (2.13%) Intranet
4 1 (2.13%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (2.13%) MOLAP
3 1 (2.13%) ROLAP
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) HOLAP
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) French Language
2 1 (2.13%) German Language
2 1 (2.13%) Polish Language
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Service Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Help Desk Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Desktop Support
4 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.38%) CMDB
4 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) PDA
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Windows XP
3 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.26%) Android
7 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL
2 3 (6.38%) Service Management
2 3 (6.38%) Migration
2 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.13%) CRM
4 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.13%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.13%) Change Management
4 1 (2.13%) ITSM
4 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.13%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.13%) VBScript
2 1 (2.13%) VB
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.77%) MCP
3 5 (10.64%) MCSE
4 2 (4.26%) MCSA
4 2 (4.26%) MCTS
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) APMP
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB
5 1 (2.13%) CCA
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) XenApp
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.26%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.13%) Xen
6 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) Citrix
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco
5 3 (6.38%) Progress
5 3 (6.38%) Veeam
6 2 (4.26%) Sophos
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) CommVault
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) Lotus
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.13%) ProCurve