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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 19 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 55 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.19% 4.70% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.16% 21.38% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +85.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £138 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £16.10 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -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
171 145 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.35% 21.97% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 91 55
Average daily rate £320 £293 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.06% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (51.04%) Windows XP
3 29 (30.21%) Active Directory
4 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 19 (19.79%) Migration
6 17 (17.71%) MS Exchange
7 15 (15.63%) MS Office
7 15 (15.63%) SCCM
8 12 (12.50%) DHCP
8 12 (12.50%) SAN
9 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (11.46%) DNS
9 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
9 11 (11.46%) ITIL
9 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
11 9 (9.38%) LAN
11 9 (9.38%) Citrix
11 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (8.33%) Blackberry
13 7 (7.29%) Cisco
13 7 (7.29%) Apple
13 7 (7.29%) HP
13 7 (7.29%) Wireless
13 7 (7.29%) Finance
13 7 (7.29%) VMware
13 7 (7.29%) Windows 8
14 6 (6.25%) Lync
14 6 (6.25%) Eikon
14 6 (6.25%) Android

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (17.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.25%) Lync
3 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.08%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) MS Office
2 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) DHCP
1 12 (12.50%) SAN
2 11 (11.46%) DNS
3 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.38%) LAN
5 7 (7.29%) Wireless
6 3 (3.13%) VPN
7 2 (2.08%) WAN
8 1 (1.04%) Broadband
8 1 (1.04%) VoIP
8 1 (1.04%) Intranet
8 1 (1.04%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MSI
2 1 (1.04%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (7.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Legal
3 4 (4.17%) Back Office
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (22.92%) Analyst
2 20 (20.83%) Desktop Support
3 17 (17.71%) Support Engineer
4 13 (13.54%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Desktop Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Field Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.29%) Support Technician
7 7 (7.29%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Network Technician
9 5 (5.21%) Network Support
9 5 (5.21%) Network Support Technician
9 5 (5.21%) Administrator
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Help Desk Support
10 4 (4.17%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) XMPP
1 5 (5.21%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.08%) jQuery
2 2 (2.08%) DCOM
3 1 (1.04%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) OLE
3 1 (1.04%) HTML
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.08%) NHS
3 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) Clustering
3 2 (2.08%) PDA
4 1 (1.04%) FMCG
4 1 (1.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (51.04%) Windows XP
3 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.29%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.25%) Android
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.79%) Migration
2 11 (11.46%) ITIL
3 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
3 5 (5.21%) Project Management
4 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.13%) Service Management
6 2 (2.08%) Change Management
6 2 (2.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.08%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.08%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.08%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.04%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.04%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.04%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.04%) Document Management
7 1 (1.04%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.17%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.08%) VB
3 2 (2.08%) Java
3 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) VBScript
4 1 (1.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.13%) MCSE
2 3 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) MCSA
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (30.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.17%) XenApp
3 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.04%) XenServer
4 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.63%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) WMI
3 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.04%) SCOM
4 1 (1.04%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.04%) WSUS
4 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.04%) DameWare
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) Citrix
3 7 (7.29%) Cisco
3 7 (7.29%) HP
3 7 (7.29%) Apple
3 7 (7.29%) VMware
4 6 (6.25%) Reuters
5 4 (4.17%) Symantec
5 4 (4.17%) Lotus
6 3 (3.13%) Dell
7 2 (2.08%) EMC
7 2 (2.08%) Juniper
7 2 (2.08%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.04%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.04%) Kaseya
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