The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 19 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 21 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.97% 8.24% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.26% 34.88% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £215 £159
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% +35.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £163 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £267 £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £263
% change year-on-year
- -23.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.18 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% +23.91%
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
115 43 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.67% 23.63% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 19
Average daily rate £325 £381 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +59.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £280 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.18 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside 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
Liverpool -2 17 £338 +56.97% 5
St Helens - - - - 1
Bootle - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 18 (40.91%) MS Office
4 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
4 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (34.09%) Citrix
6 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
7 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (22.73%) Migration
9 8 (18.18%) VMware
10 7 (15.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.36%) ITIL
12 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (11.36%) SCCM
13 4 (9.09%) Content Management
13 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (9.09%) IIS
13 4 (9.09%) SQL
13 4 (9.09%) .NET
13 4 (9.09%) Internet
14 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
14 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
14 3 (6.82%) CSS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 7 (15.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (9.09%) IIS
4 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.55%) Lync
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (40.91%) MS Office
2 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (6.82%) SAN
2 3 (6.82%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Law
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Service Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.82%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Training Manager
7 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.82%) NHS
2 3 (6.82%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.27%) PDA
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) UNIX
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
3 4 (9.09%) Content Management
4 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.55%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (2.27%) Validation
6 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Time Management
6 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
2 2 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) Citrix
3 8 (18.18%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) McAfee
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