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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 23 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 17 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.00% 7.93% 15.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.17% 31.86% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 7
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£280 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.32 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £22.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
99 113 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.12% 24.89% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 28
Average daily rate £375 £285 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £491 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.48 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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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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 +7 9 £270 +9.75% 1
Lytham St Annes +4 2 £401 +33.58%
Blackburn +1 2 £170 -
Chorley - 1 £375 -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
3 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 14 (41.18%) Citrix
5 10 (29.41%) NHS
5 10 (29.41%) AppSense
6 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
7 8 (23.53%) ITIL
7 8 (23.53%) XenApp
7 8 (23.53%) Windows 8
8 7 (20.59%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
8 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (20.59%) AirWatch
8 7 (20.59%) VMware
9 6 (17.65%) Project Management
9 6 (17.65%) Apple
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (17.65%) Back Office
9 6 (17.65%) Validation
9 6 (17.65%) Android
9 6 (17.65%) LANDesk
9 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
9 6 (17.65%) iPad
10 5 (14.71%) XenServer
10 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
10 5 (14.71%) Server Building
10 5 (14.71%) MCP
10 5 (14.71%) VBScript

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) LAN
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) SMS
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) MPLS
4 1 (2.94%) DSL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 6 (17.65%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Tester
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Tester
4 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) NHS
2 6 (17.65%) iPad
3 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.88%) iPhone
6 1 (2.94%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows 8
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 6 (17.65%) Android
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) Validation
4 5 (14.71%) Server Building
5 4 (11.76%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.94%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Test Management
6 1 (2.94%) Time Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) VBScript
1 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) C
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) MCP
4 4 (11.76%) MCSA
4 4 (11.76%) MCITP
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (8.82%) CCNP
5 3 (8.82%) CCNA
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.82%) VCP4
5 3 (8.82%) VCP5
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) XenApp
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (14.71%) XenServer
5 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) Citrix
3 10 (29.41%) AppSense
4 7 (20.59%) VMware
5 6 (17.65%) Apple
5 6 (17.65%) LANDesk
6 4 (11.76%) Symantec
6 4 (11.76%) Altiris
7 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) HP