The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 47 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 45 62 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.94% 5.08% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.20% 24.60% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 10
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£189 £255 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +104.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £94 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £382 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £263
% change year-on-year
- -23.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 12
Average hourly rate £13.44 £13.50 £14.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% -5.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.20 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £19.64 £18.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.30 £14.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-8.27% -1.22%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
317 252 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.71% 20.66% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 93
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 39
Average hourly rate £13.44 £14.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -19.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £30.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Manchester region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Manchester region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Stockport +6 3 £188 - 3
Salford -1 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bury - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (45.95%) Windows XP
3 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
4 47 (42.34%) Active Directory
5 40 (36.04%) MS Office
6 35 (31.53%) MS Excel
7 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
8 23 (20.72%) Citrix
9 22 (19.82%) ITIL
10 19 (17.12%) Migration
11 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (10.81%) Finance
13 11 (9.91%) Lotus
13 11 (9.91%) IBM Notes
13 11 (9.91%) SLA
14 10 (9.01%) Blackberry
14 10 (9.01%) Windows 8
15 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.11%) Apple iOS
15 9 (8.11%) SCCM
15 9 (8.11%) VMware
16 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (7.21%) HP
16 8 (7.21%) Application Packaging
17 7 (6.31%) SAN
17 7 (6.31%) PRINCE2
17 7 (6.31%) SQL
17 7 (6.31%) Legal
17 7 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.91%) IBM Notes
3 6 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.80%) IIS
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.90%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.90%) Lync
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (36.04%) MS Office
2 35 (31.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) SAN
2 6 (5.41%) LAN
2 6 (5.41%) Firewall
3 5 (4.50%) DNS
3 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.70%) VPN
4 3 (2.70%) WAN
4 3 (2.70%) DHCP
4 3 (2.70%) VLAN
4 3 (2.70%) Wireless
5 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.80%) Intranet
6 1 (0.90%) Internet
6 1 (0.90%) VoIP
6 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MSI
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Legal
3 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (34.23%) Analyst
2 19 (17.12%) Service Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (15.32%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (10.81%) Desktop Support
4 12 (10.81%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.91%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) IT Support
7 7 (6.31%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Trainer
10 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) Technical Support
11 3 (2.70%) Support Technician
11 3 (2.70%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.41%) NHS
4 2 (1.80%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.90%) CCTV
5 1 (0.90%) Life Science
5 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (45.95%) Windows XP
3 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.01%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.11%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.60%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.80%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.80%) Linux
8 2 (1.80%) NetWare
8 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.90%) Android
9 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.82%) ITIL
2 19 (17.12%) Migration
3 7 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (6.31%) PRINCE2
3 7 (6.31%) Validation
4 6 (5.41%) Service Management
5 4 (3.60%) Project Management
6 3 (2.70%) Matrix Management
6 3 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (1.80%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.80%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (1.80%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.80%) PRINCE
7 2 (1.80%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.80%) Change Management
7 2 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.80%) ITSM
7 2 (1.80%) Risk Management
8 1 (0.90%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.31%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) VBScript
2 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.70%) VBA
4 2 (1.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.70%) MCP
2 3 (2.70%) MCSE
2 3 (2.70%) CCNA
2 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.80%) MCSA
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.90%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.90%) VCP4
4 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (42.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) SCCM
2 3 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.80%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.72%) Citrix
3 11 (9.91%) Lotus
4 9 (8.11%) VMware
5 8 (7.21%) HP
6 5 (4.50%) Oracle
6 5 (4.50%) Apple
6 5 (4.50%) Symantec
7 4 (3.60%) NetApp
8 2 (1.80%) Novell
8 2 (1.80%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.80%) SAP
8 2 (1.80%) Cisco
8 2 (1.80%) AppSense
9 1 (0.90%) Mitel
9 1 (0.90%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.90%) Google
9 1 (0.90%) Acronis
9 1 (0.90%) AVG
9 1 (0.90%) Wyse
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