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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 21 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.35% 6.80% 4.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 56.00% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £144 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £213 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
Windows 7
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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
25 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.89% 12.14% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Average daily rate £400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Xen
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) ProCurve
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Banking

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
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%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (25.00%) HP