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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 19 22 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 41 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.52% 4.93% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.60% 23.62% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 2
Average daily rate
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£213 £113 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £90 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £212 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £9.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.20 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.10 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -10.34%
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
134 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.30% 20.89% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 32
Average daily rate £350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 43 (47.25%) Windows XP
3 27 (29.67%) MS Office
3 27 (29.67%) Migration
4 25 (27.47%) Active Directory
5 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
6 19 (20.88%) Cisco
7 18 (19.78%) Blackberry
8 16 (17.58%) SCCM
9 14 (15.38%) Lync
9 14 (15.38%) Eikon
9 14 (15.38%) Reuters
10 13 (14.29%) VMware
10 13 (14.29%) ITIL
10 13 (14.29%) XMPP
11 12 (13.19%) Citrix
12 10 (10.99%) Banking
13 9 (9.89%) Back Office
13 9 (9.89%) Symantec
13 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
13 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (8.79%) MS Exchange
14 8 (8.79%) IBM Notes
14 8 (8.79%) Java
14 8 (8.79%) Lotus
14 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (8.79%) Legal
15 7 (7.69%) Law
15 7 (7.69%) HP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (15.38%) Lync
2 8 (8.79%) IBM Notes
2 8 (8.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (29.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) 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 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.49%) SAN
3 4 (4.40%) DNS
3 4 (4.40%) DHCP
4 2 (2.20%) Intranet
5 1 (1.10%) Wireless
5 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.10%) LAN
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 10 (10.99%) Banking
2 9 (9.89%) Back Office
3 8 (8.79%) Legal
4 7 (7.69%) Law
5 5 (5.49%) Finance
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Analyst
2 21 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 14 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (10.99%) Service Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.49%) Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) XMPP
2 2 (2.20%) OLE
2 2 (2.20%) jQuery
3 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.40%) NHS
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.30%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.20%) Clustering
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) PDA
5 1 (1.10%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (47.25%) Windows XP
3 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.10%) UNIX
7 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.10%) AIX
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) Migration
2 13 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 5 (5.49%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.30%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.20%) Project Management
6 2 (2.20%) System Testing
7 1 (1.10%) Document Management
7 1 (1.10%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.10%) Service Management
7 1 (1.10%) Change Management
7 1 (1.10%) Information Security
7 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.10%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) Java
2 6 (6.59%) SQL
3 4 (4.40%) VB
3 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.30%) MCSE
3 2 (2.20%) MCSA
3 2 (2.20%) MCP
3 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) CCA
4 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.10%) MCITP
4 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (27.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.30%) XenApp
4 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.10%) XenServer
5 1 (1.10%) vSphere
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) Xen
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (17.58%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) Sysprep
2 3 (3.30%) WMI
3 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.88%) Cisco
3 14 (15.38%) Reuters
4 13 (14.29%) VMware
5 12 (13.19%) Citrix
6 9 (9.89%) Symantec
7 8 (8.79%) Lotus
8 7 (7.69%) HP
9 6 (6.59%) Dell
10 5 (5.49%) NetApp
11 1 (1.10%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.10%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.10%) Apple
11 1 (1.10%) Remedy
11 1 (1.10%) EMC
11 1 (1.10%) Juniper
11 1 (1.10%) IBM