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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
England / North West
Rank 96 73 55
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 41 90 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 2.35% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.93% 11.29% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 38
Median daily rate £125 £275 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £132 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £339 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £200 £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 39 41
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £24.83 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%

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
517 797 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 20.78% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 420 351
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 87 90
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 20 £131 -45.31% 20
Cheshire +15 9 £120 -58.97% 6
Merseyside +2 7 £170 +13.33% 3
Lancashire +3 2 - - 2
Cumbria +1 1 - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 48 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 42 (43.75%) MS Office
5 35 (36.46%) Windows 10
6 32 (33.33%) ITIL
7 27 (28.13%) Windows Server
8 26 (27.08%) Citrix
9 22 (22.92%) MS Excel
10 21 (21.88%) SCCM
11 20 (20.83%) Office 365
12 18 (18.75%) Windows XP
13 17 (17.71%) Windows 8
14 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (15.63%) VMware
14 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
15 12 (12.50%) SLA
16 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
17 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (10.42%) VPN
18 9 (9.38%) DNS
18 9 (9.38%) HP
18 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
19 8 (8.33%) Lotus
19 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
19 8 (8.33%) IBM Notes
19 8 (8.33%) Migration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (43.75%) MS Office
2 22 (22.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.08%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.04%) Infor M3
3 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.83%) Office 365
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) VPN
2 9 (9.38%) DNS
3 6 (6.25%) Firewall
3 6 (6.25%) LAN
4 5 (5.21%) DHCP
4 5 (5.21%) Internet
4 5 (5.21%) WAN
4 5 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.17%) NAS
5 4 (4.17%) SAN
6 3 (3.13%) 3G
6 3 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.08%) IMAP
7 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.08%) VLAN
7 2 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (1.04%) 4G
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.04%) Network Security
8 1 (1.04%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Banking
2 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.08%) Back Office
3 2 (2.08%) Electronics
3 2 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Law
4 1 (1.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 21 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (17.71%) Analyst
3 17 (17.71%) Support Engineer
4 14 (14.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 13 (13.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 11 (11.46%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (10.42%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 10 (10.42%) IT Support
7 10 (10.42%) Service Analyst
8 9 (9.38%) Service Desk Support
9 8 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (7.29%) Architect
11 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
11 6 (6.25%) Administrator
11 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.25%) iPhone
3 5 (5.21%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.21%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.13%) Life Science
6 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.04%) CMDB
7 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.04%) iPad
7 1 (1.04%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.04%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (36.46%) Windows 10
3 27 (28.13%) Windows Server
4 18 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 17 (17.71%) Windows 8
6 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.13%) Linux
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.08%) Android
10 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.04%) Solaris
11 1 (1.04%) Unix
11 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (8.33%) Migration
3 7 (7.29%) Incident Management
4 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 6 (6.25%) Service Management
5 5 (5.21%) Change Management
5 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (4.17%) Service Design
6 4 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (3.13%) Identity Management
7 3 (3.13%) Time Management
8 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
8 2 (2.08%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.08%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (2.08%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.04%) Software Testing
9 1 (1.04%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
1 5 (5.21%) SQL
2 1 (1.04%) C
2 1 (1.04%) Java
2 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) MCSE
5 6 (6.25%) MCSA
6 5 (5.21%) MCP
7 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.08%) CCNA
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.04%) Degree
8 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 56 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.25%) XenApp
4 5 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.08%) Dovecot
7 2 (2.08%) Postfix
7 2 (2.08%) Samba
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (21.88%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.04%) DameWare
3 1 (1.04%) Nagios
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 48 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.08%) Citrix
3 15 (15.63%) VMware
4 9 (9.38%) HP
5 8 (8.33%) Lotus
6 6 (6.25%) Cisco
7 5 (5.21%) AppSense
8 4 (4.17%) Apple
8 4 (4.17%) Webroot
9 3 (3.13%) Polycom
10 2 (2.08%) Remedy
10 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.04%) Avaya
11 1 (1.04%) BMC
11 1 (1.04%) Dell
11 1 (1.04%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.04%) Juniper
11 1 (1.04%) NetApp
11 1 (1.04%) Nokia
11 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
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