The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.46% 14.23% 4.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 49.33% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Average daily rate
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£266 £215 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.83% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £112 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £242 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £263
% change year-on-year
- -23.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -14.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.70 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £18.00 £21.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.30 £14.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-8.27% -1.22%
Windows 7
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
98 75 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.20% 28.85% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 18 33
Average daily rate £400 £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 1 £240 - 2
Ormskirk - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 20 (55.56%) Citrix
4 15 (41.67%) AppSense
5 13 (36.11%) XenApp
6 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
7 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (22.22%) SCCM
8 8 (22.22%) C
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) DNS
9 7 (19.44%) NHS
9 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (19.44%) Validation
9 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) VMware
10 6 (16.67%) SMS
10 6 (16.67%) DHCP
10 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.89%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (13.89%) iPad
11 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
11 5 (13.89%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
12 4 (11.11%) LANDesk
12 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
12 4 (11.11%) Android

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
2 6 (16.67%) SMS
2 6 (16.67%) DHCP
3 4 (11.11%) 3G
3 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.56%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
1 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.78%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Tester
2 8 (22.22%) Applications Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Deskside Support
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Designer
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) ODBC
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) NHS
2 5 (13.89%) iPad
3 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
6 4 (11.11%) Android
6 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Validation
2 5 (13.89%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Content Management
6 1 (2.78%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) C
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) XenApp
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Citrix
2 15 (41.67%) AppSense
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (11.11%) LANDesk
5 4 (11.11%) Apple
6 2 (5.56%) McAfee
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) CA
7 1 (2.78%) Lumension