The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 43 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 133 136 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.48% 4.45% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.50% 19.48% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 47 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £126 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £320 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £21.63 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.73
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -1.56%
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 North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
806 698 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.07% 22.86% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 367 278
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 76
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 67 £175 -4.10% 18
Cheshire -20 20 £300 +42.85% 7
Lancashire -6 17 £280 +13.82% 2
Merseyside -13 17 £143 -28.75% 11
Cumbria - 3 £235 - 2
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 267 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (55.06%) Microsoft
3 129 (48.31%) Active Directory
4 93 (34.83%) MS Office
5 81 (30.34%) Windows XP
6 78 (29.21%) MS Excel
7 71 (26.59%) Citrix
8 68 (25.47%) Migration
9 67 (25.09%) ITIL
10 48 (17.98%) SCCM
11 44 (16.48%) VMware
12 43 (16.10%) Security Cleared
13 42 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 37 (13.86%) MS Exchange
15 33 (12.36%) Windows 8
16 29 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (9.74%) WAN
18 26 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (9.36%) Thin Client
19 25 (9.36%) SC Cleared
19 25 (9.36%) Fat Client
20 24 (8.99%) AppSense
21 22 (8.24%) SharePoint
22 21 (7.87%) LAN
22 21 (7.87%) Finance
23 19 (7.12%) DHCP
23 19 (7.12%) TCP/IP
23 19 (7.12%) NHS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 37 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.87%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.25%) Lync
5 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.12%) IIS
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 93 (34.83%) MS Office
2 78 (29.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.12%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) OneDrive
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.74%) WAN
2 21 (7.87%) LAN
3 19 (7.12%) DHCP
3 19 (7.12%) TCP/IP
4 18 (6.74%) DNS
5 8 (3.00%) VPN
5 8 (3.00%) MPLS
6 6 (2.25%) Internet
7 5 (1.87%) Intranet
8 4 (1.50%) VoIP
8 4 (1.50%) SAN
8 4 (1.50%) Wireless
8 4 (1.50%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.12%) SSL
10 2 (0.75%) SMS
10 2 (0.75%) Firewall
10 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.37%) DSL
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.37%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.37%) MS Access
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (3.75%) MSI
2 2 (0.75%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (7.87%) Finance
2 14 (5.24%) Legal
3 12 (4.49%) Law
4 7 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.62%) Russian Language
5 6 (2.25%) Back Office
5 6 (2.25%) Local Government
5 6 (2.25%) German Language
6 5 (1.87%) French Language
6 5 (1.87%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (1.50%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.50%) Dutch Language
7 4 (1.50%) Turkish Language
8 3 (1.12%) Marketing
8 3 (1.12%) Electronics
8 3 (1.12%) Banking
9 2 (0.75%) Retail
9 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (31.46%) Analyst
2 37 (13.86%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (12.36%) Service Analyst
4 32 (11.99%) Desktop Support
5 31 (11.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (10.49%) Support Engineer
7 25 (9.36%) Support Analyst
8 13 (4.87%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.87%) Deployment Engineer
9 12 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.12%) Team Leader
11 10 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.75%) IT Support
12 9 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (3.37%) Administrator
12 9 (3.37%) Architect
12 9 (3.37%) Tester
13 8 (3.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.49%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.50%) Middleware
3 1 (0.37%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.36%) Thin Client
1 25 (9.36%) Fat Client
2 19 (7.12%) NHS
3 14 (5.24%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.37%) iPad
7 6 (2.25%) iPhone
7 6 (2.25%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.50%) Life Science
8 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.12%) Handset
9 3 (1.12%) DTV
9 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.37%) iSeries
11 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 267 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (30.34%) Windows XP
3 33 (12.36%) Windows 8
4 28 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.75%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.62%) Android
8 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.12%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (25.47%) Migration
2 67 (25.09%) ITIL
3 29 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (6.74%) Incident Management
5 16 (5.99%) Validation
6 15 (5.62%) Project Management
7 13 (4.87%) Application Discovery
8 10 (3.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (3.37%) Service Management
9 9 (3.37%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.37%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (3.00%) ITIL V3
10 8 (3.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (3.00%) Document Management
10 8 (3.00%) Change Management
11 7 (2.62%) Test Scripting
12 6 (2.25%) Logistics
12 6 (2.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.87%) SQL
2 9 (3.37%) VBScript
3 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.25%) C
5 5 (1.87%) VB
6 3 (1.12%) VBA
7 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (9.36%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.74%) MCP
5 14 (5.24%) MCITP
6 13 (4.87%) MCSA
7 11 (4.12%) MCDST
8 9 (3.37%) A+ Certification
9 8 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.00%) MOS
10 7 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.50%) MCSE
11 4 (1.50%) CCNP
11 4 (1.50%) CCNA
11 4 (1.50%) Degree
12 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.12%) VCP4
12 3 (1.12%) VCP5
13 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.37%) SLA
2 12 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.37%) QA
System Software
1 129 (48.31%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (4.87%) XenApp
5 11 (4.12%) BitLocker
6 7 (2.62%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.62%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.25%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.87%) XenServer
9 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (17.98%) SCCM
2 7 (2.62%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.12%) WSUS
4 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.75%) OpenView
4 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 147 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 71 (26.59%) Citrix
3 44 (16.48%) VMware
4 24 (8.99%) AppSense
5 16 (5.99%) Wyse
6 14 (5.24%) HP
7 13 (4.87%) Lotus
8 11 (4.12%) Apple
9 9 (3.37%) Oracle
9 9 (3.37%) Symantec
10 8 (3.00%) EMC
10 8 (3.00%) LANDesk
11 7 (2.62%) Cisco
12 6 (2.25%) McAfee
12 6 (2.25%) NetApp
13 4 (1.50%) Altiris
13 4 (1.50%) SAP
14 3 (1.12%) Dell
14 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.12%) Avaya
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