The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 26 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 57 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.65% 2.89% 2.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.51% 14.08% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.16% +24.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £425 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £271 £274
% change year-on-year
-26.19% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £8.80 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
265 213 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.63% 20.52% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 95 103
Average daily rate £310 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £9.30 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows 7
North West

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 11 July 2014.

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
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 11 July 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
Salford +4 3 - -
Bolton 0 2 - -
Wigan 0 1 - -
Stockport -2 1 - - 1
Bury - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (48.72%) Active Directory
3 47 (40.17%) Microsoft
4 33 (28.21%) Windows XP
4 33 (28.21%) SCCM
5 31 (26.50%) MS Office
6 21 (17.95%) Citrix
7 20 (17.09%) MS Excel
7 20 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (15.38%) ITIL
9 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
9 16 (13.68%) DHCP
10 15 (12.82%) DNS
10 15 (12.82%) Migration
11 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (11.97%) Security Cleared
12 13 (11.11%) VMware
13 12 (10.26%) Finance
14 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
14 11 (9.40%) Windows 8
15 10 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (8.55%) PowerShell
15 10 (8.55%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (7.69%) HP
16 9 (7.69%) VBScript
17 8 (6.84%) SLA
18 7 (5.98%) AppSense
18 7 (5.98%) Symantec
18 7 (5.98%) MCP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.42%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.71%) CICS
6 1 (0.85%) Site Server
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.85%) Apache
6 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.85%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (26.50%) MS Office
2 20 (17.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.68%) DHCP
2 15 (12.82%) DNS
3 6 (5.13%) Wireless
3 6 (5.13%) VPN
4 5 (4.27%) SAN
4 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.56%) SSL
5 3 (2.56%) Firewall
6 2 (1.71%) LAN
6 2 (1.71%) VoIP
6 2 (1.71%) WAN
7 1 (0.85%) Intranet
7 1 (0.85%) Internet
7 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.85%) Network Security
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) MS Access
1 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MSI
2 2 (1.71%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.71%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (2.56%) Back Office
2 3 (2.56%) Legal
3 2 (1.71%) Banking
3 2 (1.71%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (19.66%) Desktop Support
2 22 (18.80%) Analyst
3 19 (16.24%) Support Engineer
4 18 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (12.82%) Service Analyst
5 15 (12.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (8.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (8.55%) Administrator
7 8 (6.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Applications Packager
8 7 (5.98%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) SCCM Administrator
9 6 (5.13%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.42%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.42%) IT Support
11 4 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 3 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 3 (2.56%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.85%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) NHS
1 6 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.27%) Tandem
3 4 (3.42%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.42%) iPad
4 2 (1.71%) FMCG
4 2 (1.71%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) Firmware
5 1 (0.85%) iPhone
5 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (28.21%) Windows XP
3 20 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (9.40%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.27%) UNIX
7 4 (3.42%) Linux
8 3 (2.56%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.85%) Android
10 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.38%) ITIL
2 15 (12.82%) Migration
3 6 (5.13%) Service Management
4 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
4 5 (4.27%) Project Management
5 4 (3.42%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.71%) Change Management
7 2 (1.71%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.71%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (1.71%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (1.71%) Change Control
8 1 (0.85%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (0.85%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (0.85%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (0.85%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (0.85%) Time Management
8 1 (0.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.55%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.69%) VBScript
3 2 (1.71%) SQL
4 1 (0.85%) Perl
4 1 (0.85%) VB
4 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.85%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) MCP
4 6 (5.13%) MCTS
4 6 (5.13%) MCITP
5 5 (4.27%) MCSA
6 4 (3.42%) MCSE
7 3 (2.56%) Degree
7 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) APMP
8 1 (0.85%) ISEB
8 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 57 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.13%) XenApp
4 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.56%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.71%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) RHEV
6 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.85%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (28.21%) SCCM
2 7 (5.98%) WSUS
3 5 (4.27%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.56%) SCOM
5 2 (1.71%) OpenView
6 1 (0.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (40.17%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.95%) Citrix
3 13 (11.11%) VMware
4 9 (7.69%) HP
5 7 (5.98%) Symantec
5 7 (5.98%) AppSense
6 6 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.27%) Lotus
7 5 (4.27%) Wyse
8 3 (2.56%) SurfControl
8 3 (2.56%) EMC
8 3 (2.56%) Apple
8 3 (2.56%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.71%) McAfee
9 2 (1.71%) Dell
9 2 (1.71%) Juniper
9 2 (1.71%) SAP
9 2 (1.71%) Cisco
9 2 (1.71%) IBM
9 2 (1.71%) Meru Networks
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