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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 19 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 17 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.05% 3.25% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.69% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.94 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
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
52 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.58% 17.89% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 7
Average daily rate £200 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £21.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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
Liverpool +5 12 £200 -42.85%
St Helens 0 1 - -
Wirral - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows XP
3 9 (30.00%) SCCM
4 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) Citrix
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) PDA
7 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.33%) MS Office
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Acronis
9 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.67%) NHS
10 2 (6.67%) Symantec
10 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (6.67%) ITIL
10 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.67%) Java
10 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (6.67%) Banking
10 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
10 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
10 2 (6.67%) Finance
10 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
10 2 (6.67%) iPad
11 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
11 1 (3.33%) Lync

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 6 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.33%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (3.33%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) PDA
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.33%) Scrum
3 1 (3.33%) Logistics
3 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.33%) V-Model
3 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ECDL
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Citrix
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Acronis
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense
5 1 (3.33%) HP