The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 18 4 30
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 35 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.71% 15.36% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.53% 46.07% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £267 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £10.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.72 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
111 89 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.45% 33.33% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 43
Average daily rate £282 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.76% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £358 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.60 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014. 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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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
Blackpool -19 6 £246 -16.61%
Lancaster 0 2 - -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Chorley - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (63.83%) Windows XP
3 57 (60.64%) Citrix
4 52 (55.32%) Security Cleared
5 48 (51.06%) SC Cleared
6 46 (48.94%) MS Office
7 40 (42.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (41.49%) Microsoft
9 34 (36.17%) Blackberry
9 34 (36.17%) SCCM
10 33 (35.11%) Active Directory
11 32 (34.04%) Windows Vista
12 31 (32.98%) AppSense
12 31 (32.98%) SLA
13 29 (30.85%) Software Deployment
14 28 (29.79%) CA
15 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (26.60%) Lumension
16 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (15.96%) Thin Client
17 15 (15.96%) Fat Client
18 13 (13.83%) TQM
19 12 (12.77%) DNS
20 11 (11.70%) DHCP
21 10 (10.64%) LAN
21 10 (10.64%) HP
21 10 (10.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
21 10 (10.64%) MSI
21 10 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
22 9 (9.57%) 3G

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 9 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) IIS
3 4 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.06%) Lync
5 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (48.94%) MS Office
2 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) DNS
2 11 (11.70%) DHCP
3 10 (10.64%) LAN
3 10 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (9.57%) 3G
5 8 (8.51%) VPN
6 6 (6.38%) WAN
7 5 (5.32%) SMS
8 4 (4.26%) SAN
8 4 (4.26%) Firewall
8 4 (4.26%) Wireless
9 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) QlikView
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) MSI
2 6 (6.38%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (3.19%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.19%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 39 (41.49%) Desktop Support
2 38 (40.43%) Support Engineer
3 31 (32.98%) Desktop Engineer
4 26 (27.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Applications Packager
7 7 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.45%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.26%) Support Specialist
10 3 (3.19%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Technical Support Specialist
10 3 (3.19%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (3.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.13%) Change Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) Application Packaging
2 6 (6.38%) WSH
3 2 (2.13%) DWR
4 1 (1.06%) .NET
4 1 (1.06%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (36.17%) Blackberry
2 15 (15.96%) Thin Client
2 15 (15.96%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.26%) Clustering
3 4 (4.26%) Wiki
4 3 (3.19%) iPhone
4 3 (3.19%) iPad
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (63.83%) Windows XP
3 32 (34.04%) Windows Vista
4 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.06%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) Software Deployment
2 13 (13.83%) TQM
3 8 (8.51%) Migration
4 5 (5.32%) ITIL
5 3 (3.19%) Service Management
5 3 (3.19%) ITSM
5 3 (3.19%) Change Control
6 2 (2.13%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (1.06%) CRM
7 1 (1.06%) Information Security
7 1 (1.06%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.06%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.38%) VB
2 5 (5.32%) SQL
3 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.19%) C
5 1 (1.06%) Java
5 1 (1.06%) REXX
5 1 (1.06%) JCL
5 1 (1.06%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 52 (55.32%) Security Cleared
2 48 (51.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (32.98%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (42.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 33 (35.11%) Active Directory
3 9 (9.57%) XenApp
4 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.26%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.19%) vSphere
7 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (36.17%) SCCM
2 10 (10.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.13%) PureDisk
6 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (60.64%) Citrix
2 39 (41.49%) Microsoft
3 31 (32.98%) AppSense
4 28 (29.79%) CA
5 25 (26.60%) Lumension
6 10 (10.64%) HP
7 8 (8.51%) VMware
8 5 (5.32%) Oracle
9 4 (4.26%) Business Objects
9 4 (4.26%) Siebel
9 4 (4.26%) Cisco
9 4 (4.26%) Informatica
9 4 (4.26%) Open Text
9 4 (4.26%) IronPort
10 3 (3.19%) Lotus
10 3 (3.19%) Apple
11 2 (2.13%) NetApp
12 1 (1.06%) IBM
12 1 (1.06%) Remedy
12 1 (1.06%) MobileIron
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