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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
England / North West
Rank 92 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 39 106 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 2.79% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.09% 14.50% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 47 36
Median daily rate £165 £275 £191
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +43.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £329 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £190 £175
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 30 43
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.13 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.74% +8.03%

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
550 731 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.15% 19.26% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 388 342
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 81 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -23 20 £160 -41.81% 19
Cheshire +4 10 £160 -41.81% 3
Cumbria +9 3 - -
Merseyside +3 3 £170 +13.33%
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (51.49%) Active Directory
3 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
4 41 (40.59%) MS Office
5 36 (35.64%) Windows 10
6 27 (26.73%) ITIL
6 27 (26.73%) MS Excel
7 23 (22.77%) Windows XP
7 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
8 22 (21.78%) SCCM
9 21 (20.79%) Windows 8
10 19 (18.81%) Citrix
11 18 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (16.83%) Office 365
13 15 (14.85%) SLA
14 14 (13.86%) MS Exchange
14 14 (13.86%) Migration
14 14 (13.86%) VMware
15 11 (10.89%) DNS
15 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
16 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (7.92%) VPN
19 7 (6.93%) DHCP
19 7 (6.93%) MCSE
19 7 (6.93%) Internet
19 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010

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 14 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.95%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.95%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.99%) CMS
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 41 (40.59%) MS Office
2 27 (26.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.99%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.99%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.83%) Office 365
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.99%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.89%) DNS
2 8 (7.92%) VPN
3 7 (6.93%) DHCP
3 7 (6.93%) Internet
4 6 (5.94%) Firewall
4 6 (5.94%) LAN
5 5 (4.95%) WAN
5 5 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.96%) NAS
6 4 (3.96%) SAN
7 3 (2.97%) 3G
8 2 (1.98%) IMAP
8 2 (1.98%) Skype
8 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.98%) VLAN
8 2 (1.98%) VoIP
9 1 (0.99%) 4G
9 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.99%) Network Security
9 1 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MSI
General
1 4 (3.96%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 2 (1.98%) Electronics
3 2 (1.98%) Legal
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Back Office
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Desktop Support
2 18 (17.82%) Analyst
2 18 (17.82%) Support Engineer
3 17 (16.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (11.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 10 (9.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 10 (9.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) IT Support
6 9 (8.91%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 8 (7.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (6.93%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.93%) Architect
8 7 (6.93%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Administrator
9 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.95%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.95%) iPhone
2 5 (4.95%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) Life Science
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
6 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.99%) iPad
6 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.99%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (35.64%) Windows 10
3 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
3 23 (22.77%) Windows XP
4 21 (20.79%) Windows 8
5 18 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.96%) Linux
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.97%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.98%) Android
10 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.99%) Solaris
11 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.99%) Unix
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.73%) ITIL
2 14 (13.86%) Migration
3 6 (5.94%) Service Management
4 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.95%) Problem Management
4 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.96%) Application Packaging
5 4 (3.96%) Change Management
5 4 (3.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (3.96%) Service Design
5 4 (3.96%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (2.97%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.97%) Identity Management
6 3 (2.97%) Time Management
6 3 (2.97%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (1.98%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (1.98%) TOGAF
8 1 (0.99%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (0.99%) Software Engineering
8 1 (0.99%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.96%) SQL
3 2 (1.98%) C
4 1 (0.99%) Java
4 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.93%) MCSE
3 7 (6.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.94%) MCSA
5 4 (3.96%) MCP
6 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.98%) CCNA
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.99%) Degree
7 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 52 (51.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (5.94%) XenApp
4 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.98%) Dovecot
5 2 (1.98%) Postfix
5 2 (1.98%) Samba
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (21.78%) SCCM
2 2 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.99%) Nagios
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
3 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.99%) Sysprep
3 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.81%) Citrix
3 14 (13.86%) VMware
4 6 (5.94%) Cisco
5 5 (4.95%) AppSense
5 5 (4.95%) Dell
5 5 (4.95%) HP
5 5 (4.95%) Lotus
6 4 (3.96%) Apple
6 4 (3.96%) Webroot
7 3 (2.97%) Altiris
8 2 (1.98%) Avaya
8 2 (1.98%) NetApp
8 2 (1.98%) Polycom
8 2 (1.98%) Symantec
9 1 (0.99%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.99%) Juniper
9 1 (0.99%) Nokia
9 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.99%) Remedy
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