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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 20 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.95% 6.12% 5.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.90% 28.03% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 13
Average daily rate £175 £225 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £123 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £188 £193
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £10.73 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -4.34%
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
168 132 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.78% 21.82% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 61 70
Average daily rate £338 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (70.69%) Active Directory
3 40 (68.97%) Windows XP
4 33 (56.90%) Citrix
5 24 (41.38%) MS Office
6 23 (39.66%) Blackberry
7 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
8 20 (34.48%) Finance
9 18 (31.03%) Law
10 17 (29.31%) Legal
11 16 (27.59%) iManage
12 13 (22.41%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (22.41%) SCCM
13 10 (17.24%) Sophos
13 10 (17.24%) Dell
13 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) ITIL
15 8 (13.79%) Migration
15 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (12.07%) Wireless
16 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
17 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
17 6 (10.34%) SLA
18 5 (8.62%) VPN
18 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
18 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (8.62%) Data Centre

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.90%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.45%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (41.38%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Mimecast
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.07%) Wireless
3 5 (8.62%) VPN
4 2 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) NAS
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
General
1 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 18 (31.03%) Law
3 17 (29.31%) Legal
4 5 (8.62%) German Language
5 4 (6.90%) Billing
6 2 (3.45%) Banking
6 2 (3.45%) Front Office
6 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Analyst
2 15 (25.86%) Service Analyst
2 15 (25.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Legal Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) Desktop Support
5 10 (17.24%) Support Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (15.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) IT Support
8 5 (8.62%) Support Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (39.66%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.45%) iPad
4 2 (3.45%) iPhone
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (68.97%) Windows XP
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Migration
2 8 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.17%) Service Management
5 3 (5.17%) Time Management
6 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.45%) Security Patching
6 2 (3.45%) Ticket Management
7 1 (1.72%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.72%) Data Security
7 1 (1.72%) ITSM
7 1 (1.72%) Project Governance
7 1 (1.72%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (70.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) Citrix
2 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 16 (27.59%) iManage
4 10 (17.24%) Dell
4 10 (17.24%) Sophos
5 4 (6.90%) Lotus
6 3 (5.17%) VMware
7 2 (3.45%) Apple
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) Mitel
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle
7 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.72%) Altiris
8 1 (1.72%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky