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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.84% 8.27% 12.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.86% 27.20% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £228 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.73 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.97% +52.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.02 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £42.60 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year
- +8.14%
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
118 125 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.94% 30.41% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 71 22
Average daily rate £400 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £415 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.48 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.80 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -22 6 £375 +46.77%
Blackburn - 3 £170 -
Lytham St Annes +4 2 £401 +33.58%
Chorley 0 1 £375 -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Citrix
4 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
5 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (35.71%) ITIL
6 9 (32.14%) VMware
6 9 (32.14%) AppSense
7 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (25.00%) XenApp
9 6 (21.43%) XenServer
9 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 6 (21.43%) Server Building
9 6 (21.43%) MCP
9 6 (21.43%) VBScript
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (17.86%) Validation
10 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
10 5 (17.86%) LAN
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
10 5 (17.86%) Altiris
11 4 (14.29%) MCITP
11 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
11 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LAN
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) SAN
3 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) SMS
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) DSL
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
2 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) IT Support
3 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Applications Packager
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.57%) Support Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) iPhone
3 3 (10.71%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Server Building
3 5 (17.86%) Validation
4 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Test Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) VBScript
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) C
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) MCP
4 4 (14.29%) MCSA
4 4 (14.29%) MCITP
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.71%) CCNP
5 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.71%) VCP4
5 3 (10.71%) VCP5
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) XenApp
3 6 (21.43%) XenServer
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) Citrix
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) AppSense
4 5 (17.86%) Altiris
5 4 (14.29%) Symantec
6 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
7 2 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco