The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 20 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 48 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.72% 4.11% 4.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.58% 21.01% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +98.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £164 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £593 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 4
Average hourly rate £11.85 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.93% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £12.30 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £19.30 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
152 119 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.29% 19.57% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 63 52
Average daily rate £320 £310 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 13
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.20 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
West Midlands

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (49.44%) Windows XP
3 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
4 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
5 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
6 14 (15.73%) MS Office
7 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
8 12 (13.48%) DHCP
8 12 (13.48%) SCCM
9 11 (12.36%) DNS
10 10 (11.24%) LAN
10 10 (11.24%) SAN
10 10 (11.24%) Citrix
11 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (8.99%) Windows 8
12 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
13 7 (7.87%) Apple
13 7 (7.87%) Blackberry
13 7 (7.87%) Wireless
13 7 (7.87%) Migration
13 7 (7.87%) VMware
14 6 (6.74%) Finance
14 6 (6.74%) ITIL
14 6 (6.74%) Android
15 5 (5.62%) VPN
15 5 (5.62%) Project Management
16 4 (4.49%) Windows Vista
16 4 (4.49%) Application Packaging

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.25%) WorkSite
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.12%) Lync
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Office
2 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) DHCP
2 11 (12.36%) DNS
3 10 (11.24%) SAN
3 10 (11.24%) LAN
4 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.87%) Wireless
6 5 (5.62%) VPN
7 3 (3.37%) WAN
8 2 (2.25%) Firewall
9 1 (1.12%) Broadband
9 1 (1.12%) VoIP
9 1 (1.12%) Internet
9 1 (1.12%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) MS Access
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MSI
2 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Legal
3 3 (3.37%) Back Office
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Desktop Support
1 18 (20.22%) Analyst
2 17 (19.10%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Support Analyst
4 9 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) Field Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (6.74%) Support Technician
8 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Network Technician
8 5 (5.62%) Administrator
8 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (5.62%) Network Support Technician
8 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Network Support
9 4 (4.49%) Customer Support Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Field Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.25%) DCOM
3 1 (1.12%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.25%) PDA
3 2 (2.25%) NHS
3 2 (2.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.12%) FMCG
4 1 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (49.44%) Windows XP
3 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.99%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.74%) Android
6 4 (4.49%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.87%) Migration
2 6 (6.74%) ITIL
3 5 (5.62%) Project Management
4 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.37%) Service Management
6 2 (2.25%) Change Management
6 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.25%) ERP
6 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.25%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.12%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.12%) Change Control
7 1 (1.12%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.12%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
1 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.12%) VBScript
1 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.37%) MCTS
2 3 (3.37%) MCITP
3 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) MCSE
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) XenApp
3 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.12%) XenServer
4 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.25%) WMI
3 1 (1.12%) WSUS
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) DameWare
Vendors
1 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Citrix
3 7 (7.87%) Apple
3 7 (7.87%) VMware
4 4 (4.49%) HP
5 3 (3.37%) Lotus
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco
6 2 (2.25%) Symantec
6 2 (2.25%) EMC
6 2 (2.25%) Juniper
6 2 (2.25%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.12%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.12%) Kaseya
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