The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 21 10 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.65% 8.43% 1.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 78.95% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £268
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Windows 7
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.33% 10.67% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
Average daily rate £300 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -61.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
6 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (11.11%) GitHub
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) VBScript

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Release Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Perforce
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) IBM