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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 39 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 140 92 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.34% 3.22% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.50% 15.01% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 17 39
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £147 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £510 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £215 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.56 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
718 613 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.26% 21.47% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 245 298
Average daily rate £325 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 89 81
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +7 46 £233 +32.85% 27
Lancashire -4 38 £275 +22.22% 3
Cheshire +3 28 £213 -10.52% 6
Merseyside +9 23 £180 -57.64% 5
Cumbria -7 4 £173 - 2
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Windows
2 122 (43.73%) Active Directory
3 110 (39.43%) Microsoft
4 106 (37.99%) Windows XP
5 98 (35.13%) Citrix
6 85 (30.47%) MS Office
7 68 (24.37%) SCCM
8 64 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (20.79%) Security Cleared
10 52 (18.64%) SC Cleared
11 48 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (13.98%) Blackberry
12 39 (13.98%) AppSense
13 36 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
13 36 (12.90%) ITIL
13 36 (12.90%) MS Excel
14 35 (12.54%) VMware
15 34 (12.19%) Windows Vista
16 30 (10.75%) SLA
17 29 (10.39%) DNS
17 29 (10.39%) Migration
18 28 (10.04%) XenApp
19 26 (9.32%) MS Exchange
20 24 (8.60%) Software Deployment
21 22 (7.89%) Finance
22 21 (7.53%) DHCP
23 20 (7.17%) VPN
23 20 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
24 18 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
25 17 (6.09%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 26 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.51%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.15%) IIS
8 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.43%) Lync
10 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.72%) CICS
11 2 (0.72%) Apache
11 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.36%) WorkSite
Applications
1 85 (30.47%) MS Office
2 36 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.39%) DNS
2 21 (7.53%) DHCP
3 20 (7.17%) VPN
4 17 (6.09%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.09%) LAN
5 13 (4.66%) SMS
6 12 (4.30%) WAN
6 12 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (3.58%) Wireless
8 9 (3.23%) 3G
9 5 (1.79%) SAN
10 4 (1.43%) Firewall
11 3 (1.08%) Internet
11 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.72%) Network Security
12 2 (0.72%) SSL
13 1 (0.36%) SMTP
13 1 (0.36%) VoIP
13 1 (0.36%) Intranet
13 1 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.15%) SQL Server
1 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.58%) MSI
1 10 (3.58%) AdminStudio
2 8 (2.87%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (7.89%) Finance
2 12 (4.30%) Local Government
3 3 (1.08%) Back Office
3 3 (1.08%) Legal
3 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.08%) Banking
4 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.36%) Law
5 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (23.66%) Desktop Support
2 51 (18.28%) Analyst
3 49 (17.56%) Support Engineer
4 39 (13.98%) Desktop Engineer
5 33 (11.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 20 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (7.17%) Support Analyst
7 17 (6.09%) Service Analyst
7 17 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (5.02%) Administrator
8 14 (5.02%) 1st Line Support
8 14 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.02%) Applications Packager
9 12 (4.30%) Help Desk Support
10 11 (3.94%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (3.23%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.87%) Tester
13 6 (2.15%) Support Technician
13 6 (2.15%) Applications Tester
13 6 (2.15%) SCCM Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.51%) .NET
1 7 (2.51%) ODBC
2 6 (2.15%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.43%) CSS
4 2 (0.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) DWR
4 2 (0.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.98%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.30%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.30%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.87%) NHS
4 8 (2.87%) iPad
5 7 (2.51%) PDA
6 5 (1.79%) Tandem
7 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.43%) Handset
8 2 (0.72%) Statistics
8 2 (0.72%) Life Science
8 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.72%) iPhone
9 1 (0.36%) CMDB
9 1 (0.36%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 279 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (37.99%) Windows XP
3 64 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (12.19%) Windows Vista
6 14 (5.02%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.87%) Linux
9 6 (2.15%) Windows 2000
9 6 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.43%) UNIX
11 4 (1.43%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.08%) Android
13 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.72%) NetWare
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (12.90%) ITIL
2 29 (10.39%) Migration
3 24 (8.60%) Software Deployment
4 13 (4.66%) Service Management
5 10 (3.58%) PRINCE2
6 9 (3.23%) Project Management
7 7 (2.51%) TQM
7 7 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (2.15%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.15%) Change Management
9 5 (1.79%) Validation
9 5 (1.79%) ITSM
9 5 (1.79%) Content Management
10 4 (1.43%) Data Migration
10 4 (1.43%) Coaching
11 3 (1.08%) Time Management
11 3 (1.08%) Line Management
11 3 (1.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (1.08%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.38%) SQL
2 13 (4.66%) VBScript
2 13 (4.66%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.94%) C
4 8 (2.87%) Java
5 4 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.08%) VB
7 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (20.79%) Security Cleared
2 52 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.51%) ISEB
6 5 (1.79%) MCITP
7 4 (1.43%) MCP
7 4 (1.43%) MCSE
7 4 (1.43%) MCSA
8 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.08%) MCDST
8 3 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.72%) APMP
9 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CCNA
10 1 (0.36%) MCTS
10 1 (0.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.75%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 122 (43.73%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (10.04%) XenApp
4 20 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.72%) Firmware
9 2 (0.72%) vSphere
9 2 (0.72%) RHEV
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (24.37%) SCCM
2 6 (2.15%) SCOM
2 6 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.72%) WSUS
4 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 110 (39.43%) Microsoft
2 98 (35.13%) Citrix
3 39 (13.98%) AppSense
4 35 (12.54%) VMware
5 17 (6.09%) CA
6 16 (5.73%) Lumension
7 13 (4.66%) HP
8 11 (3.94%) Symantec
9 9 (3.23%) Oracle
10 7 (2.51%) Cisco
10 7 (2.51%) Lotus
11 6 (2.15%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.15%) Draytek
11 6 (2.15%) IBM
11 6 (2.15%) McAfee
11 6 (2.15%) Sophos
12 5 (1.79%) Dell
13 4 (1.43%) EMC
13 4 (1.43%) Juniper
13 4 (1.43%) Acronis
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