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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 7 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 59 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.66% 5.41% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.03% 18.46% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 7
Average daily rate £225 £175 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £175 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.40 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £26.30 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
134 65 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.02% 29.28% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 34
Average daily rate £250 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £30.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 16 April 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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 29 £225 +28.57%
Blackpool -10 10 £223 - 1
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (59.15%) Security Cleared
3 39 (54.93%) Windows XP
4 32 (45.07%) SC Cleared
5 30 (42.25%) MS Office
6 29 (40.85%) Citrix
7 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
8 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
9 23 (32.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (25.35%) SLA
10 18 (25.35%) SCCM
11 17 (23.94%) AppSense
11 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
12 15 (21.13%) CA
12 15 (21.13%) Windows Vista
13 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (16.90%) Lumension
14 12 (16.90%) Software Deployment
15 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (14.08%) Thin Client
16 10 (14.08%) HP
16 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
16 10 (14.08%) Fat Client
17 7 (9.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 7 (9.86%) DHCP
17 7 (9.86%) DNS
17 7 (9.86%) Application Packaging
17 7 (9.86%) VMware
17 7 (9.86%) TQM
17 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) SAS
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (42.25%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) DHCP
1 7 (9.86%) DNS
2 5 (7.04%) VPN
2 5 (7.04%) LAN
2 5 (7.04%) WAN
2 5 (7.04%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.63%) SAN
3 4 (5.63%) 3G
4 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) QlikView
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Wise Package Studio
1 6 (8.45%) MSI
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Desktop Support
2 21 (29.58%) Support Engineer
3 17 (23.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Security Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (8.45%) Applications Packager
9 3 (4.23%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.23%) Data Migration Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Desktop Team Leader
10 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support Team Leader
10 2 (2.82%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Application Packaging
2 6 (8.45%) WSH
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
2 10 (14.08%) Thin Client
2 10 (14.08%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.63%) Wiki
3 4 (5.63%) Clustering
4 3 (4.23%) iPhone
4 3 (4.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows XP
3 15 (21.13%) Windows Vista
4 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Linux
7 1 (1.41%) MVS
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Software Deployment
2 7 (9.86%) TQM
3 6 (8.45%) Migration
4 4 (5.63%) ITIL
5 3 (4.23%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.23%) Change Control
6 1 (1.41%) Project Management
6 1 (1.41%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.41%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) VB
2 5 (7.04%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.41%) JCL
4 1 (1.41%) REXX
4 1 (1.41%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 42 (59.15%) Security Cleared
2 32 (45.07%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
3 1 (1.41%) MCSA
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.35%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (32.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) vSphere
5 4 (5.63%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (5.63%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (4.23%) XenApp
7 1 (1.41%) XenServer
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.23%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 29 (40.85%) Citrix
2 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.94%) AppSense
4 15 (21.13%) CA
5 12 (16.90%) Lumension
6 10 (14.08%) HP
7 7 (9.86%) VMware
8 4 (5.63%) IronPort
8 4 (5.63%) Open Text
8 4 (5.63%) Oracle
8 4 (5.63%) Business Objects
8 4 (5.63%) Siebel
8 4 (5.63%) Informatica
9 3 (4.23%) Lotus
9 3 (4.23%) Apple
10 1 (1.41%) Cisco
10 1 (1.41%) IBM
10 1 (1.41%) Dell
10 1 (1.41%) Remedy
10 1 (1.41%) NetApp