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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 95 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 54 136 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.53% 3.24% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.30% 15.47% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 55 46
Median daily rate £188 £200 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £127 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £399 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £195 £213
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 47
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
740 879 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.92% 20.95% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 463 392
Median daily rate £400 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 96 102
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £31.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -41 31 £191 +0.65% 8
Lancashire +6 10 £95 -73.79% 1
Cheshire -5 7 £215 +22.85% 6
Merseyside -10 5 - - 3
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (61.39%) Active Directory
3 51 (50.50%) Microsoft
4 33 (32.67%) MS Office
5 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (26.73%) Windows XP
7 26 (25.74%) MS Excel
8 24 (23.76%) Windows 8
9 23 (22.77%) ITIL
10 22 (21.78%) MS Exchange
10 22 (21.78%) VMware
11 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
12 19 (18.81%) SCCM
13 17 (16.83%) Finance
13 17 (16.83%) Citrix
14 14 (13.86%) SLA
14 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (13.86%) Windows 10
15 12 (11.88%) Skype for Business
15 12 (11.88%) Office 365
15 12 (11.88%) Cisco
16 11 (10.89%) Migration
16 11 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (9.90%) DHCP
18 9 (8.91%) DNS
19 8 (7.92%) Manufacturing
19 8 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
19 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
19 8 (7.92%) Internet

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 22 (21.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.88%) Skype for Business
3 11 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.95%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.96%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (32.67%) MS Office
2 26 (25.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.98%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Office 365
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.98%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (1.98%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) DHCP
2 9 (8.91%) DNS
3 8 (7.92%) Internet
3 8 (7.92%) Skype
4 6 (5.94%) VPN
5 5 (4.95%) LAN
5 5 (4.95%) WAN
6 4 (3.96%) Firewall
6 4 (3.96%) VLAN
7 3 (2.97%) Network Security
7 3 (2.97%) PCoIP
7 3 (2.97%) Softphone
7 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.98%) WLAN
9 1 (0.99%) FTP
9 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.96%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.99%) MSI
General
1 17 (16.83%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.94%) Banking
4 4 (3.96%) Law
4 4 (3.96%) Legal
5 3 (2.97%) Back Office
6 2 (1.98%) French Language
6 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.99%) German Language
7 1 (0.99%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.99%) Publishing
7 1 (0.99%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (35.64%) Analyst
2 22 (21.78%) Support Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) Desktop Support
3 15 (14.85%) Service Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (10.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) IT Support
7 7 (6.93%) Windows Support Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.95%) Life Science
3 4 (3.96%) iPad
3 4 (3.96%) iPhone
4 3 (2.97%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
5 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) Replication
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (27.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (26.73%) Windows XP
4 24 (23.76%) Windows 8
5 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
6 14 (13.86%) Windows 10
6 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.95%) Mac OS
9 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.97%) Linux
11 2 (1.98%) Android
11 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) ITIL
2 11 (10.89%) Migration
3 7 (6.93%) ITSM
3 7 (6.93%) Service Management
4 6 (5.94%) Incident Management
4 6 (5.94%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (4.95%) Application Packaging
5 5 (4.95%) Change Management
5 5 (4.95%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.96%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (3.96%) Document Management
6 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.97%) CRM
7 3 (2.97%) ERP
7 3 (2.97%) Programme Management
7 3 (2.97%) Web Development
8 2 (1.98%) Change Control
8 2 (1.98%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.98%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.95%) C
2 5 (4.95%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) Java
3 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.97%) PHP
4 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.93%) CCNA
3 6 (5.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (4.95%) MCSE
5 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.96%) MCP
5 4 (3.96%) MCSA
5 4 (3.96%) MOS
6 3 (2.97%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.97%) MCDST
6 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (61.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.97%) XenApp
5 2 (1.98%) NFS
5 2 (1.98%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.98%) vSphere
5 2 (1.98%) Xen
5 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (18.81%) SCCM
2 5 (4.95%) WSUS
3 3 (2.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.99%) DameWare
4 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.78%) VMware
3 17 (16.83%) Citrix
4 12 (11.88%) Cisco
5 7 (6.93%) Dell
5 7 (6.93%) HP
5 7 (6.93%) Remedy
6 6 (5.94%) Apple
6 6 (5.94%) Wyse
7 5 (4.95%) Lotus
7 5 (4.95%) Oracle
7 5 (4.95%) Veeam
8 4 (3.96%) Avaya
8 4 (3.96%) IBM
9 3 (2.97%) 3Com
9 3 (2.97%) Altiris
9 3 (2.97%) BMC
9 3 (2.97%) ION Trading
9 3 (2.97%) NetApp
10 2 (1.98%) AppSense
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