The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 23 8 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 3 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.75% 9.82% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 70.97% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +0.45%
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 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.43% 13.84% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 3
Average daily rate £450 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -58.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
England

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 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 5 (29.41%) MSI
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) Software Packaging
4 4 (23.53%) SCCM
4 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
6 1 (5.88%) VBScript
6 1 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) MS Office
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Applications Packager
2 3 (17.65%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
1 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft