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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 28 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 16 50 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.98% 15.06% 6.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.33% 44.64% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 5
Average daily rate
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£270 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £139 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £288 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -4.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
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
98 112 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.38% 33.73% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 37
Average daily rate £400 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -2.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 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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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 -2 3 £270 +21.07%
Burnley - - - - 1
Fleetwood - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (42.31%) Citrix
4 10 (38.46%) NHS
5 8 (30.77%) AppSense
6 7 (26.92%) XenApp
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
6 7 (26.92%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
7 6 (23.08%) Android
7 6 (23.08%) Back Office
7 6 (23.08%) Apple
7 6 (23.08%) LANDesk
7 6 (23.08%) Project Management
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) Validation
8 5 (19.23%) iPad
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (15.38%) SCCM
9 4 (15.38%) VMware
9 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
9 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 4 (15.38%) DHCP
9 4 (15.38%) DNS
9 4 (15.38%) C
10 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DHCP
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.69%) 3G
2 2 (7.69%) SMS
2 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Tester
1 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) Applications Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Deskside Support
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) NHS
2 5 (19.23%) iPad
3 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
3 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 6 (23.08%) Android
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) Validation
4 4 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) TQM
6 1 (3.85%) Content Management
6 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) MCP
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) XenApp
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) AppSense
3 6 (23.08%) Apple
3 6 (23.08%) LANDesk
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) CA
7 1 (3.85%) Lumension