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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 52 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.21% 2.65% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.51% 12.30% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.96% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £159 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £328 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £8.85 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.60 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
281 244 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.73% 21.55% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 118 99
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.30 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 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 28 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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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
Bolton +1 2 - - 1
Salford - 2 - -
Wigan -1 1 - -
Stockport -3 1 - - 1
Bury - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (44.95%) Active Directory
3 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
4 30 (27.52%) MS Office
5 29 (26.61%) SCCM
6 28 (25.69%) Windows XP
7 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
8 19 (17.43%) ITIL
8 19 (17.43%) Citrix
9 16 (14.68%) MS Exchange
9 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (12.84%) Migration
11 13 (11.93%) Finance
11 13 (11.93%) DHCP
11 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
12 12 (11.01%) DNS
12 12 (11.01%) VMware
13 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
14 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
15 9 (8.26%) VBScript
16 8 (7.34%) HP
16 8 (7.34%) SLA
16 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
17 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
17 7 (6.42%) Blackberry
17 7 (6.42%) MCP
17 7 (6.42%) VPN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.83%) Apache
5 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.83%) CICS
5 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Lync
6 1 (0.92%) Site Server
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (27.52%) MS Office
2 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) DHCP
2 12 (11.01%) DNS
3 7 (6.42%) VPN
4 6 (5.50%) Wireless
5 4 (3.67%) SAN
5 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.75%) SSL
6 3 (2.75%) Firewall
7 2 (1.83%) LAN
8 1 (0.92%) VoIP
8 1 (0.92%) Intranet
8 1 (0.92%) Internet
8 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MSI
2 2 (1.83%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.83%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (11.93%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Back Office
2 3 (2.75%) Legal
3 2 (1.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.83%) Law
4 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (19.27%) Analyst
2 20 (18.35%) Desktop Support
3 16 (14.68%) Support Engineer
4 15 (13.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (12.84%) Service Analyst
5 14 (12.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (11.01%) Administrator
7 10 (9.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Applications Packager
9 6 (5.50%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) SCCM Administrator
10 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.67%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.83%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.59%) NHS
2 5 (4.59%) Tandem
2 5 (4.59%) iPad
3 4 (3.67%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.83%) FMCG
4 2 (1.83%) Firmware
4 2 (1.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) iPhone
5 1 (0.92%) Social Media
5 1 (0.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (25.69%) Windows XP
3 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.50%) UNIX
7 5 (4.59%) Linux
8 3 (2.75%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) ITIL
2 14 (12.84%) Migration
3 6 (5.50%) Project Management
3 6 (5.50%) Service Management
4 4 (3.67%) Change Management
4 4 (3.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (2.75%) Problem Management
5 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2
5 3 (2.75%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (2.75%) Change Control
6 2 (1.83%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.83%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (1.83%) Business Continuity
6 2 (1.83%) Data Management
6 2 (1.83%) Data Migration
7 1 (0.92%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (0.92%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (0.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.26%) VBScript
3 2 (1.83%) Perl
3 2 (1.83%) SQL
3 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) MCP
4 6 (5.50%) MCTS
4 6 (5.50%) MCITP
5 4 (3.67%) MCSE
5 4 (3.67%) MCSA
6 3 (2.75%) Degree
7 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.92%) APMP
8 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 49 (44.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.59%) XenApp
5 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.83%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.83%) RHEV
6 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (26.61%) SCCM
2 5 (4.59%) WSUS
3 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.75%) SCOM
5 1 (0.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.43%) Citrix
3 12 (11.01%) VMware
4 8 (7.34%) HP
5 6 (5.50%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.50%) Symantec
6 5 (4.59%) AppSense
7 4 (3.67%) Wyse
7 4 (3.67%) Lotus
7 4 (3.67%) EMC
8 3 (2.75%) IBM
8 3 (2.75%) Dell
8 3 (2.75%) SurfControl
8 3 (2.75%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.83%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.83%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.83%) Apple
9 2 (1.83%) Juniper
9 2 (1.83%) NetApp
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