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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 38 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 55 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.93% 4.53% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.03% 21.01% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 7
Average daily rate
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£188 £235 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +46.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £373 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 9
Average hourly rate £13.94 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £10.93 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £21.20 £39.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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
305 238 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.80% 21.56% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 124 106
Average daily rate £350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 34
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £10.86 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +9 3 £188 - 1
Salford - 3 - - 2
Cheadle - 1 - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (50.96%) Active Directory
3 47 (45.19%) Microsoft
4 41 (39.42%) Windows XP
5 36 (34.62%) MS Office
6 25 (24.04%) MS Excel
7 21 (20.19%) Citrix
8 19 (18.27%) MS Exchange
8 19 (18.27%) ITIL
9 16 (15.38%) Migration
9 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (14.42%) VMware
10 15 (14.42%) Finance
11 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (13.46%) SCCM
12 11 (10.58%) Lotus
12 11 (10.58%) IBM Notes
13 9 (8.65%) LAN
13 9 (8.65%) SLA
13 9 (8.65%) Windows 8
13 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (7.69%) DNS
14 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (7.69%) PRINCE2
14 8 (7.69%) Blackberry
15 7 (6.73%) Legal
15 7 (6.73%) Project Management
15 7 (6.73%) SAN
15 7 (6.73%) NHS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 19 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.58%) IBM Notes
3 6 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.96%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 36 (34.62%) MS Office
2 25 (24.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) LAN
2 8 (7.69%) DNS
3 7 (6.73%) SAN
4 6 (5.77%) VPN
4 6 (5.77%) DHCP
4 6 (5.77%) Firewall
5 4 (3.85%) Wireless
6 3 (2.88%) WAN
6 3 (2.88%) VLAN
6 3 (2.88%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.96%) VoIP
8 1 (0.96%) Intranet
8 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MSI
General
1 15 (14.42%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Legal
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Analyst
2 18 (17.31%) Service Analyst
2 18 (17.31%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 12 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) IT Support
8 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.81%) Administrator
9 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Trainer
10 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Network Administrator
11 3 (2.88%) Server Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (0.96%) Middleware
3 1 (0.96%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.73%) NHS
4 3 (2.88%) iPad
5 2 (1.92%) Life Science
5 2 (1.92%) Statistics
6 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.96%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) CMDB
6 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (39.42%) Windows XP
3 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.65%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.81%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.81%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.88%) Linux
9 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.92%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.92%) NetWare
10 1 (0.96%) UNIX
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.96%) Android
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) ITIL
2 16 (15.38%) Migration
3 8 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 7 (6.73%) Project Management
5 5 (4.81%) Change Management
6 3 (2.88%) Service Management
6 3 (2.88%) Time Management
6 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (2.88%) Matrix Management
6 3 (2.88%) Change Control
6 3 (2.88%) Coaching
7 2 (1.92%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.92%) Line Management
7 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.92%) PRINCE
7 2 (1.92%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.92%) Risk Management
7 2 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.85%) SQL
1 4 (3.85%) VBScript
2 2 (1.92%) VB
3 1 (0.96%) Perl
3 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.88%) MCP
2 3 (2.88%) MCSE
2 3 (2.88%) CCNA
2 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.92%) MCSA
4 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 53 (50.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.96%) Firmware
5 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) XenApp
5 1 (0.96%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.19%) Citrix
3 15 (14.42%) VMware
4 11 (10.58%) Lotus
5 6 (5.77%) HP
6 5 (4.81%) NetApp
7 4 (3.85%) IBM
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle
8 3 (2.88%) Dell
8 3 (2.88%) Spiceworks
8 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.92%) Symantec
9 2 (1.92%) McAfee
9 2 (1.92%) Novell
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco
9 2 (1.92%) SAP
9 2 (1.92%) Wyse
9 2 (1.92%) AppSense
10 1 (0.96%) Sybase
10 1 (0.96%) EMC