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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 40 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 141 139 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.88% 4.61% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.80% 20.78% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -35.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £131 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £320 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 24
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £26.60 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
792 669 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.78% 22.21% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 329 258
Average daily rate £350 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 70 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 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 -1 75 £175 -7.89% 8
Cheshire -17 22 £283 +41.25% 11
Lancashire -10 18 £320 +42.22%
Merseyside -5 16 £143 +9.61% 1
Cumbria - 5 £178 - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 268 (100.00%) Windows
2 141 (52.61%) Microsoft
3 125 (46.64%) Active Directory
4 92 (34.33%) MS Office
5 84 (31.34%) Windows XP
6 79 (29.48%) MS Excel
7 72 (26.87%) Citrix
8 66 (24.63%) ITIL
9 63 (23.51%) Migration
10 47 (17.54%) SCCM
11 45 (16.79%) Security Cleared
12 44 (16.42%) VMware
13 42 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 38 (14.18%) MS Exchange
15 33 (12.31%) Windows 8
16 29 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (10.07%) SC Cleared
17 27 (10.07%) AppSense
18 26 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (9.33%) Fat Client
19 25 (9.33%) SharePoint
19 25 (9.33%) Thin Client
20 23 (8.58%) WAN
21 22 (8.21%) DHCP
22 21 (7.84%) DNS
23 19 (7.09%) LAN
23 19 (7.09%) Finance
23 19 (7.09%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 38 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.33%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.48%) IBM Notes
5 7 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.24%) Lync
7 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.75%) IIS
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 92 (34.33%) MS Office
2 79 (29.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.36%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.75%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.37%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.58%) WAN
2 22 (8.21%) DHCP
3 21 (7.84%) DNS
4 19 (7.09%) LAN
5 15 (5.60%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.99%) VPN
7 7 (2.61%) Internet
7 7 (2.61%) SAN
8 6 (2.24%) MPLS
9 5 (1.87%) Intranet
9 5 (1.87%) VoIP
10 4 (1.49%) Wireless
10 4 (1.49%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.12%) Firewall
11 3 (1.12%) SMS
12 2 (0.75%) SSL
12 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.37%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.73%) MSI
2 2 (0.75%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
General
1 19 (7.09%) Finance
2 14 (5.22%) Legal
3 11 (4.10%) Law
4 8 (2.99%) German Language
5 7 (2.61%) French Language
5 7 (2.61%) Russian Language
6 6 (2.24%) Local Government
6 6 (2.24%) Dutch Language
6 6 (2.24%) Back Office
7 5 (1.87%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.49%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.49%) Turkish Language
9 3 (1.12%) Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (30.22%) Analyst
2 32 (11.94%) Desktop Support
2 32 (11.94%) Service Analyst
2 32 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 30 (11.19%) Service Desk Analyst
4 29 (10.82%) Support Engineer
5 24 (8.96%) Support Analyst
6 13 (4.85%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (4.10%) Team Leader
7 11 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (4.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 11 (4.10%) Tester
7 11 (4.10%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (3.73%) IT Support
8 10 (3.73%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (2.99%) Technical Team Leader
9 8 (2.99%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.99%) Architect
9 8 (2.99%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.22%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.33%) Thin Client
1 25 (9.33%) Fat Client
2 18 (6.72%) NHS
3 14 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.85%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.73%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.99%) iPad
7 6 (2.24%) iPhone
8 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.87%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.49%) Life Science
9 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.12%) Handset
11 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.37%) iSeries
12 1 (0.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 268 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (31.34%) Windows XP
3 33 (12.31%) Windows 8
4 29 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.73%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.61%) Android
9 4 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.12%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.63%) ITIL
2 63 (23.51%) Migration
3 29 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (7.09%) Validation
5 17 (6.34%) Incident Management
6 15 (5.60%) Project Management
7 10 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (3.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (3.36%) PRINCE2
8 9 (3.36%) Problem Management
8 9 (3.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (2.99%) Document Management
9 8 (2.99%) Service Management
9 8 (2.99%) Change Management
9 8 (2.99%) ITIL V3
9 8 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (2.61%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.24%) Logistics
11 6 (2.24%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.24%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.48%) SQL
2 8 (2.99%) VBScript
2 8 (2.99%) C
2 8 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.49%) VB
4 3 (1.12%) VBA
5 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (10.07%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.72%) MCP
5 14 (5.22%) MCITP
6 13 (4.85%) MCSA
7 11 (4.10%) MCDST
8 9 (3.36%) A+ Certification
9 8 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.99%) MOS
10 7 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.87%) MCSE
12 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.49%) CCNP
12 4 (1.49%) CCNA
12 4 (1.49%) Degree
13 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.12%) VCP4
13 3 (1.12%) VCP5
14 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.72%) SLA
2 12 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.36%) QA
System Software
1 125 (46.64%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (5.22%) XenApp
5 11 (4.10%) BitLocker
6 7 (2.61%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.61%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (2.24%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.87%) XenServer
8 5 (1.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (17.54%) SCCM
2 7 (2.61%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.12%) WSUS
4 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.75%) OpenView
4 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 141 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 72 (26.87%) Citrix
3 44 (16.42%) VMware
4 27 (10.07%) AppSense
5 16 (5.97%) Wyse
6 15 (5.60%) HP
7 12 (4.48%) Lotus
8 11 (4.10%) Apple
9 10 (3.73%) Symantec
10 9 (3.36%) Oracle
10 9 (3.36%) LANDesk
11 8 (2.99%) McAfee
11 8 (2.99%) EMC
12 7 (2.61%) Cisco
13 5 (1.87%) NetApp
14 4 (1.49%) Altiris
15 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.12%) Avaya
15 3 (1.12%) Dell
16 2 (0.75%) Juniper
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