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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 120 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 39 139 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 3.74% 4.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.85% 17.06% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 55 49
Median daily rate £172 £175 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £135 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £190 £208
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.40 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.10 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -
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
804 815 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 21.92% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 429 340
Median daily rate £400 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £170 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 84 74
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -46 19 £200 +15.94% 11
Cheshire -19 9 £221 -21.68% 4
Lancashire -12 8 £95 -70.31% 1
Merseyside -13 3 - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (65.85%) Active Directory
3 63 (51.22%) Microsoft
4 41 (33.33%) MS Office
5 35 (28.46%) Citrix
6 31 (25.20%) MS Excel
6 31 (25.20%) VMware
7 30 (24.39%) ITIL
7 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (24.39%) Windows 8
8 29 (23.58%) Windows Server
9 26 (21.14%) MS Exchange
10 23 (18.70%) Windows XP
11 22 (17.89%) Finance
12 20 (16.26%) SCCM
13 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (13.82%) Cisco
15 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (12.20%) Blackberry
15 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (12.20%) Office 365
16 14 (11.38%) VPN
16 14 (11.38%) SLA
17 13 (10.57%) Skype for Business
18 12 (9.76%) HP
19 11 (8.94%) DHCP
19 11 (8.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
20 10 (8.13%) DNS
20 10 (8.13%) Apple iOS

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 26 (21.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.57%) Skype for Business
3 11 (8.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.88%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (33.33%) MS Office
2 31 (25.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.63%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.20%) Office 365
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.44%) SoftLayer
3 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) VPN
2 11 (8.94%) DHCP
3 10 (8.13%) DNS
4 8 (6.50%) Skype
5 7 (5.69%) Internet
5 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.88%) LAN
6 6 (4.88%) WAN
7 5 (4.07%) Firewall
7 5 (4.07%) VLAN
8 3 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.44%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.44%) PCoIP
8 3 (2.44%) Softphone
8 3 (2.44%) SSL
9 2 (1.63%) Network Security
9 2 (1.63%) SAN
9 2 (1.63%) Telnet
9 2 (1.63%) Wireless
9 2 (1.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) ClearCase
1 6 (4.88%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
2 9 (7.32%) Law
2 9 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.50%) Legal
4 5 (4.07%) French Language
4 5 (4.07%) Local Government
5 4 (3.25%) German Language
6 3 (2.44%) Back Office
6 3 (2.44%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.63%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.81%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.81%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (32.52%) Analyst
2 25 (20.33%) Service Analyst
2 25 (20.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (16.26%) Support Engineer
4 19 (15.45%) Support Analyst
5 15 (12.20%) Desktop Support
6 13 (10.57%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (7.32%) IT Support
10 8 (6.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) IT Analyst
11 7 (5.69%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (5.69%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 6 (4.88%) Architect
12 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (4.88%) IT Engineer
12 6 (4.88%) Service Desk Support
12 6 (4.88%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) iPad
2 6 (4.88%) Life Science
3 4 (3.25%) iPhone
4 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.63%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.63%) Informatics
4 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.81%) Handset
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) NHS
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (24.39%) Windows 8
2 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (23.58%) Windows Server
4 23 (18.70%) Windows XP
5 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.13%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.50%) Mac OS
7 8 (6.50%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.69%) Linux
9 6 (4.88%) Android
9 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.25%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.39%) ITIL
2 9 (7.32%) ITSM
3 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
3 8 (6.50%) Migration
4 7 (5.69%) Document Management
5 6 (4.88%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.07%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.25%) Application Packaging
7 4 (3.25%) Change Management
7 4 (3.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (3.25%) Service Management
8 3 (2.44%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.63%) Data Protection
9 2 (1.63%) Information Security
9 2 (1.63%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.63%) Line Management
9 2 (1.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.63%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (1.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.88%) C
1 6 (4.88%) SQL
2 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.63%) Java
3 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.63%) PHP
4 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.32%) CCNA
3 9 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (6.50%) MOS
5 7 (5.69%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (5.69%) MCDST
5 7 (5.69%) MCSE
6 5 (4.07%) MCP
6 5 (4.07%) MCSA
7 4 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.44%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) SLA
2 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.07%) XenApp
5 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.44%) NFS
6 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.44%) vSphere
6 3 (2.44%) Xen
7 2 (1.63%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.63%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) SCCM
2 7 (5.69%) WSUS
3 5 (4.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.81%) DameWare
Vendors
1 63 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 35 (28.46%) Citrix
3 31 (25.20%) VMware
4 17 (13.82%) Cisco
5 12 (9.76%) HP
6 7 (5.69%) Apple
7 6 (4.88%) AppSense
7 6 (4.88%) Lotus
7 6 (4.88%) Oracle
7 6 (4.88%) Remedy
7 6 (4.88%) Veeam
8 4 (3.25%) 3Com
8 4 (3.25%) Dell
8 4 (3.25%) IBM
8 4 (3.25%) ION Trading
8 4 (3.25%) Juniper
9 3 (2.44%) Avaya
9 3 (2.44%) NetApp
10 2 (1.63%) BMC
10 2 (1.63%) Symantec