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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 58 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 98 169 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.88% 6.24% 4.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.05% 28.17% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 39
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £111 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £335 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
- -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.73 £35.00 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -
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
751 600 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.04% 22.16% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 243 218
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 120 75
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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 -23 41 £188 -24.29% 14
Merseyside -3 21 £325 +51.16% 5
Cheshire -14 18 £288 +15.00% 17
Lancashire -25 14 £270 +25.58% 4
Cumbria -11 2 - - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (47.72%) Active Directory
3 103 (42.74%) Microsoft
4 93 (38.59%) Windows XP
5 74 (30.71%) MS Office
6 66 (27.39%) Citrix
7 62 (25.73%) MS Excel
8 45 (18.67%) Migration
9 44 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (14.94%) MS Exchange
11 34 (14.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (13.28%) SCCM
13 31 (12.86%) ITIL
14 27 (11.20%) Windows 8
15 24 (9.96%) VMware
16 22 (9.13%) AppSense
17 21 (8.71%) SharePoint
18 20 (8.30%) Blackberry
18 20 (8.30%) Security Cleared
19 19 (7.88%) SC Cleared
19 19 (7.88%) XenApp
20 18 (7.47%) NHS
20 18 (7.47%) DNS
21 17 (7.05%) SLA
21 17 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
22 16 (6.64%) Apple iOS
22 16 (6.64%) Finance
23 15 (6.22%) Validation
23 15 (6.22%) Microsoft App-V
23 15 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 36 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.15%) IBM Notes
4 9 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.90%) IIS
7 6 (2.49%) Lync
8 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.41%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 74 (30.71%) MS Office
2 62 (25.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.47%) DNS
2 13 (5.39%) SAN
2 13 (5.39%) DHCP
3 11 (4.56%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.73%) LAN
5 8 (3.32%) WAN
5 8 (3.32%) Firewall
6 7 (2.90%) SMS
6 7 (2.90%) VPN
7 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.07%) Internet
8 4 (1.66%) 3G
8 4 (1.66%) Wireless
9 3 (1.24%) VLAN
9 3 (1.24%) VoIP
10 2 (0.83%) Intranet
10 2 (0.83%) SSL
10 2 (0.83%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.90%) MSI
2 5 (2.07%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (6.64%) Finance
2 9 (3.73%) Local Government
3 8 (3.32%) Legal
4 6 (2.49%) Back Office
5 4 (1.66%) Dutch Language
5 4 (1.66%) German Language
6 3 (1.24%) French Language
7 2 (0.83%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (25.73%) Analyst
2 29 (12.03%) Support Engineer
2 29 (12.03%) Service Analyst
3 28 (11.62%) Desktop Support
4 27 (11.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 23 (9.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (8.30%) Support Analyst
7 19 (7.88%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (5.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 14 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (4.15%) Applications Packager
9 10 (4.15%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) IT Support
10 9 (3.73%) Tester
11 8 (3.32%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.90%) Server Engineer
12 7 (2.90%) Rollout Engineer
12 7 (2.90%) Applications Tester
12 7 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.90%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.22%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.07%) .NET
3 4 (1.66%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.66%) CSS
4 2 (0.83%) XML
4 2 (0.83%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.30%) Blackberry
2 18 (7.47%) NHS
3 17 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.73%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.73%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.49%) iPad
6 4 (1.66%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.66%) iPhone
7 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.24%) Handset
8 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.41%) Life Science
9 1 (0.41%) CCTV
9 1 (0.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (38.59%) Windows XP
3 44 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (14.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (11.20%) Windows 8
6 16 (6.64%) Apple iOS
7 10 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.73%) Windows Vista
8 9 (3.73%) Android
9 5 (2.07%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.83%) Linux
11 2 (0.83%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.41%) UNIX
12 1 (0.41%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.67%) Migration
2 31 (12.86%) ITIL
3 15 (6.22%) Validation
4 12 (4.98%) Project Management
5 10 (4.15%) Compatibility Testing
6 8 (3.32%) PRINCE2
6 8 (3.32%) Service Management
6 8 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (2.90%) Data Migration
8 5 (2.07%) Software Deployment
8 5 (2.07%) Content Management
9 4 (1.66%) Change Management
9 4 (1.66%) Mentoring
9 4 (1.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (1.24%) Matrix Management
10 3 (1.24%) Performance Management
10 3 (1.24%) PRINCE
10 3 (1.24%) Service Delivery
11 2 (0.83%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.81%) SQL
2 9 (3.73%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.73%) VBScript
3 7 (2.90%) C
4 6 (2.49%) VB
5 4 (1.66%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.24%) VBA
7 2 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.49%) MCSE
5 5 (2.07%) MCSA
5 5 (2.07%) MCP
5 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.24%) ISEB
6 3 (1.24%) CCNA
6 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.24%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.83%) VCP4
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.41%) APMP
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.41%) MCDST
8 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.05%) SLA
System Software
1 115 (47.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.88%) XenApp
3 15 (6.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (13.28%) SCCM
2 3 (1.24%) WSUS
2 3 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.24%) SCOM
3 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 103 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 66 (27.39%) Citrix
3 24 (9.96%) VMware
4 22 (9.13%) AppSense
5 12 (4.98%) HP
6 11 (4.56%) Apple
7 10 (4.15%) Lotus
8 9 (3.73%) LANDesk
9 8 (3.32%) Symantec
10 7 (2.90%) McAfee
10 7 (2.90%) Oracle
11 6 (2.49%) Cisco
12 4 (1.66%) NetApp
12 4 (1.66%) EMC
13 2 (0.83%) Juniper
13 2 (0.83%) Business Objects
13 2 (0.83%) SAP
14 1 (0.41%) Acronis
14 1 (0.41%) Lumension
14 1 (0.41%) AVG
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