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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 21 18 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 38 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.65% 6.06% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.40% 26.06% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 3
Average daily rate
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£150 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £90 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £279 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.35 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £14.06 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
121 142 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.98% 23.24% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 88 45
Average daily rate £375 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £90 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £34.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 25 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (49.45%) Windows XP
3 22 (24.18%) MS Office
4 21 (23.08%) Migration
5 20 (21.98%) Active Directory
6 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
6 15 (16.48%) Cisco
6 15 (16.48%) SCCM
7 14 (15.38%) Eikon
7 14 (15.38%) Reuters
8 13 (14.29%) Blackberry
8 13 (14.29%) Citrix
8 13 (14.29%) XMPP
8 13 (14.29%) Lync
9 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
10 11 (12.09%) Banking
11 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
11 10 (10.99%) Symantec
12 9 (9.89%) Lotus
12 9 (9.89%) ITIL
12 9 (9.89%) IBM Notes
12 9 (9.89%) Back Office
13 8 (8.79%) Java
13 8 (8.79%) DHCP
13 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (7.69%) SAN
14 7 (7.69%) HP
14 7 (7.69%) DNS
14 7 (7.69%) VMware
14 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 13 (14.29%) Lync
2 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.89%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (24.18%) MS Office
2 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (15.38%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.79%) DHCP
3 7 (7.69%) SAN
3 7 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (2.20%) Wireless
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) VPN
5 1 (1.10%) Intranet
5 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 11 (12.09%) Banking
2 9 (9.89%) Back Office
3 5 (5.49%) Finance
4 4 (4.40%) Legal
5 3 (3.30%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Analyst
2 21 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 18 (19.78%) Support Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 12 (13.19%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.59%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) IT Support
10 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Field Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Help Desk Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (3.30%) Customer Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) XMPP
2 2 (2.20%) jQuery
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) OLE
3 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.30%) Device Driver
2 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.20%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) FMCG
4 1 (1.10%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (49.45%) Windows XP
3 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) Migration
2 9 (9.89%) ITIL
3 5 (5.49%) Project Planning
4 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.30%) Project Management
5 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.30%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.30%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.20%) System Testing
7 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.10%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.10%) Service Management
7 1 (1.10%) Change Management
7 1 (1.10%) Information Security
7 1 (1.10%) Document Management
7 1 (1.10%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.10%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.10%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) Java
2 6 (6.59%) SQL
3 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.40%) VB
4 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.20%) MCITP
2 2 (2.20%) MCSE
2 2 (2.20%) MCSA
2 2 (2.20%) MCP
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (21.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.30%) XenApp
4 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) XenServer
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) Sysprep
2 3 (3.30%) WMI
3 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
1 15 (16.48%) Cisco
2 14 (15.38%) Reuters
3 13 (14.29%) Citrix
4 10 (10.99%) Symantec
5 9 (9.89%) Lotus
6 7 (7.69%) HP
6 7 (7.69%) VMware
7 6 (6.59%) Dell
8 2 (2.20%) Meru Networks
8 2 (2.20%) Apple
8 2 (2.20%) Juniper
8 2 (2.20%) EMC
9 1 (1.10%) IBM
9 1 (1.10%) Remedy