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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 13 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.31% 4.39% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.17% 56.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £230 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.65% 7.80% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate £450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 17 April 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 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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%) MSI
2 7 (41.18%) SCCM
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Software Packaging
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.88%) VBScript
8 1 (5.88%) VB

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MSI
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Applications Packager
2 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Software Packaging
2 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) 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 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft