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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 28 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.53% 3.75% 8.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.81% 11.88% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £150 £115 £156
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -26.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £195
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.00 £15.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -4.34%
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
64 101 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.63% 31.56% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 12
Average daily rate £425 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool -9 5 £150 +30.43% 2
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) Legal
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
7 3 (18.75%) VoIP
7 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (18.75%) iPad
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) Local Government
8 2 (12.50%) MCDST
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
8 2 (12.50%) Office 365
8 2 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) Handset
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (12.50%) VPN
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
9 1 (6.25%) SQL
9 1 (6.25%) SQL Server

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) iPad
3 2 (12.50%) Handset
4 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware