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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 7 15 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 57 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.64% 6.47% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.18% 20.63% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 6
Average daily rate £225 £175 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -49.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £175 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 2
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £27.00 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
132 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.58% 31.34% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 34
Average daily rate £250 £253 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -33.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.04 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £30.00 £30.00
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 24 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 24 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 0 27 £225 +28.57% 1
Blackpool -8 10 £223 -
Chorley - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 40 (55.56%) Windows XP
4 32 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 30 (41.67%) MS Office
6 29 (40.28%) Citrix
7 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 23 (31.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (25.00%) SLA
10 18 (25.00%) SCCM
11 17 (23.61%) AppSense
11 17 (23.61%) Blackberry
12 15 (20.83%) CA
12 15 (20.83%) Windows Vista
13 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (16.67%) Lumension
14 12 (16.67%) Software Deployment
15 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (13.89%) Thin Client
16 10 (13.89%) HP
16 10 (13.89%) MS Exchange
16 10 (13.89%) Fat Client
17 7 (9.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 7 (9.72%) DHCP
17 7 (9.72%) DNS
17 7 (9.72%) Application Packaging
17 7 (9.72%) VMware
17 7 (9.72%) TQM
17 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) IIS
2 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) DHCP
1 7 (9.72%) DNS
2 5 (6.94%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (6.94%) LAN
2 5 (6.94%) WAN
2 5 (6.94%) VPN
3 4 (5.56%) SAN
3 4 (5.56%) 3G
4 1 (1.39%) Wireless
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) QlikView
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MSI
1 6 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 21 (29.17%) Support Engineer
3 17 (23.61%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (9.72%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Security Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Applications Packager
9 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Data Migration Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support Team Leader
10 2 (2.78%) Desktop Team Leader
10 2 (2.78%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) Application Packaging
2 6 (8.33%) WSH
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Blackberry
2 10 (13.89%) Thin Client
2 10 (13.89%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.56%) Clustering
3 4 (5.56%) Wiki
4 3 (4.17%) iPhone
4 3 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Social Media
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 15 (20.83%) Windows Vista
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.39%) MVS
7 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 7 (9.72%) TQM
3 6 (8.33%) Migration
4 4 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (1.39%) Project Management
6 1 (1.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.39%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.39%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) VB
2 5 (6.94%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.39%) SELCOPY
4 1 (1.39%) PHP
4 1 (1.39%) REXX
4 1 (1.39%) JCL
Qualifications
1 42 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) MCSE
3 1 (1.39%) MCSA
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.94%) vSphere
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (4.17%) XenApp
7 1 (1.39%) XenServer
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.17%) PureDisk
4 3 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Citrix
2 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.61%) AppSense
4 15 (20.83%) CA
5 12 (16.67%) Lumension
6 10 (13.89%) HP
7 7 (9.72%) VMware
8 4 (5.56%) Open Text
8 4 (5.56%) Informatica
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle
8 4 (5.56%) Business Objects
8 4 (5.56%) Siebel
8 4 (5.56%) IronPort
9 3 (4.17%) Lotus
9 3 (4.17%) Apple
10 1 (1.39%) Remedy
10 1 (1.39%) Dell
10 1 (1.39%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.39%) Cisco
10 1 (1.39%) IBM
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