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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 21 25 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 49 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.46% 5.58% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.11% 24.03% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £150 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £90 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £282 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £215 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 5
Average hourly rate £19.25 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £9.90 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £14.25 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
148 154 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.50% 23.23% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 99 43
Average daily rate £350 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £126 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% +3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £34.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 50 (52.08%) Windows XP
3 22 (22.92%) Active Directory
3 22 (22.92%) Migration
4 21 (21.88%) MS Office
5 18 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 17 (17.71%) SCCM
7 14 (14.58%) Citrix
7 14 (14.58%) Cisco
7 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
8 13 (13.54%) MS Exchange
8 13 (13.54%) Reuters
8 13 (13.54%) Blackberry
8 13 (13.54%) Lync
8 13 (13.54%) Eikon
9 12 (12.50%) XMPP
10 11 (11.46%) Banking
11 10 (10.42%) Back Office
11 10 (10.42%) Symantec
11 10 (10.42%) SAN
11 10 (10.42%) Lotus
11 10 (10.42%) DHCP
11 10 (10.42%) ITIL
11 10 (10.42%) IBM Notes
12 9 (9.38%) DNS
13 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (8.33%) HP
13 8 (8.33%) Java
14 7 (7.29%) VMware
14 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (13.54%) MS Exchange
1 13 (13.54%) Lync
2 10 (10.42%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) WorkSite
Applications
1 21 (21.88%) MS Office
2 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.42%) DHCP
2 10 (10.42%) SAN
3 9 (9.38%) DNS
4 3 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (2.08%) VPN
5 2 (2.08%) Wireless
6 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.04%) VoIP
6 1 (1.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.04%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 11 (11.46%) Banking
2 10 (10.42%) Back Office
3 5 (5.21%) Finance
4 3 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Analyst
2 23 (23.96%) Desktop Support
3 19 (19.79%) Support Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 14 (14.58%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.25%) Field Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Administrator
9 5 (5.21%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) IT Support
10 4 (4.17%) Customer Support Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Field Support Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) XMPP
2 5 (5.21%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.08%) jQuery
3 2 (2.08%) DCOM
4 1 (1.04%) CSS
4 1 (1.04%) OLE
4 1 (1.04%) HTML
4 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.08%) Clustering
3 2 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.04%) PDA
4 1 (1.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (52.08%) Windows XP
3 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.17%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Migration
2 10 (10.42%) ITIL
3 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
3 5 (5.21%) Project Management
3 5 (5.21%) Project Planning
4 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.13%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.08%) Service Management
6 2 (2.08%) Change Management
6 2 (2.08%) System Testing
6 2 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.08%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.04%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.04%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.04%) Document Management
7 1 (1.04%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.04%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.33%) Java
2 6 (6.25%) SQL
3 4 (4.17%) VB
3 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.08%) MCP
2 2 (2.08%) MCSE
2 2 (2.08%) MCSA
2 2 (2.08%) MCITP
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.13%) XenApp
4 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.08%) Firmware
5 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.04%) XenServer
5 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (17.71%) SCCM
2 5 (5.21%) WMI
3 3 (3.13%) Sysprep
4 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.58%) Cisco
2 14 (14.58%) Citrix
3 13 (13.54%) Reuters
4 10 (10.42%) Symantec
4 10 (10.42%) Lotus
5 8 (8.33%) HP
6 7 (7.29%) VMware
7 6 (6.25%) Dell
8 2 (2.08%) EMC
8 2 (2.08%) Juniper
8 2 (2.08%) Meru Networks
8 2 (2.08%) Apple
9 1 (1.04%) Remedy
9 1 (1.04%) IBM