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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.18% 9.59% 13.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.02% 36.69% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 3
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£270 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.20 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £20.91 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
127 139 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.86% 26.13% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 73 22
Average daily rate £400 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £410 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 28 May 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 -1 4 £270 +27.05%
Blackburn +1 1 - - 1
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (39.29%) Citrix
4 10 (35.71%) NHS
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) Windows 8
6 7 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (25.00%) AirWatch
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
7 6 (21.43%) Apple
7 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 6 (21.43%) C
7 6 (21.43%) Back Office
7 6 (21.43%) Validation
7 6 (21.43%) AppSense
7 6 (21.43%) LANDesk
7 6 (21.43%) Android
7 6 (21.43%) XenApp
7 6 (21.43%) iPad
7 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
8 4 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) MCP
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (14.29%) LAN
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (10.71%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) SMS
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 6 (21.43%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) NHS
2 6 (21.43%) iPad
3 2 (7.14%) iPhone
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 6 (21.43%) Android
3 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) MCP
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Citrix
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Apple
3 6 (21.43%) AppSense
3 6 (21.43%) LANDesk
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) McAfee
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