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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 34 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 14 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.08% 4.07% 5.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.09% 15.56% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 15
Average daily rate
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£258 £213 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £215 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.90% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -10.34%
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
87 45 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.12% 26.16% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 15 60
Average daily rate £327 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.06% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £140 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.08 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 December 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 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 6 £240 +12.94%
Preston -12 2 £133 -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (72.34%) Citrix
3 24 (51.06%) Windows XP
3 24 (51.06%) AppSense
4 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
5 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
6 18 (38.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (38.30%) XenApp
7 17 (36.17%) SCCM
7 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
8 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
8 15 (31.91%) MS Office
9 13 (27.66%) Blackberry
9 13 (27.66%) DNS
10 11 (23.40%) Windows Vista
10 11 (23.40%) Software Deployment
11 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (21.28%) SLA
11 10 (21.28%) SMS
12 9 (19.15%) VMware
13 8 (17.02%) CA
13 8 (17.02%) C
13 8 (17.02%) Lumension
14 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (14.89%) SQL
14 7 (14.89%) DHCP
15 6 (12.77%) WAN
15 6 (12.77%) Thin Client
15 6 (12.77%) Oracle

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Lync
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (31.91%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) DNS
2 10 (21.28%) SMS
3 7 (14.89%) DHCP
4 6 (12.77%) LAN
4 6 (12.77%) WAN
4 6 (12.77%) 3G
4 6 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MSI
2 3 (6.38%) InstallShield
2 3 (6.38%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Desktop Support
2 14 (29.79%) Support Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Tester
5 6 (12.77%) Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Applications Tester
6 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Packager
7 3 (6.38%) Designer
8 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Help Desk Support
9 1 (2.13%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) ODBC
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.77%) Fat Client
2 6 (12.77%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) Windows XP
3 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (23.40%) Windows Vista
5 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Software Deployment
2 5 (10.64%) Validation
3 3 (6.38%) Migration
3 3 (6.38%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL
4 2 (4.26%) TQM
4 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.13%) CRM
5 1 (2.13%) Service Management
5 1 (2.13%) Information Security
5 1 (2.13%) Content Management
5 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) C
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.26%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 18 (38.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (38.30%) XenApp
3 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (72.34%) Citrix
2 24 (51.06%) AppSense
3 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) VMware
5 8 (17.02%) CA
5 8 (17.02%) Lumension
6 6 (12.77%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.13%) ScanSafe
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
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