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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 22 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.18% 3.07% 7.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% 41.67% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Average daily rate
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£250 £222 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% -40.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
28 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.57% 7.36% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 20
Average daily rate £269 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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
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 27 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCTS
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco