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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 44 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 134 183 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.45% 5.90% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.28% 26.03% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 58 32
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £109 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £303 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 66 33
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £35.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
823 703 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.20% 22.66% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 295 252
Average daily rate £375 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 128 71
Average hourly rate £13.87 £18.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 60 £190 -24.75% 20
Merseyside -2 27 £325 +56.62% 5
Cheshire -27 22 £344 +142.07% 13
Lancashire -24 17 £270 +20.00% 3
Cumbria -8 8 £310 - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (49.34%) Microsoft
3 108 (47.16%) Active Directory
4 80 (34.93%) Windows XP
5 74 (32.31%) MS Office
6 69 (30.13%) MS Excel
7 51 (22.27%) Citrix
8 45 (19.65%) Migration
9 42 (18.34%) MS Exchange
10 37 (16.16%) SCCM
11 33 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (13.97%) ITIL
12 32 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (13.10%) Security Cleared
14 29 (12.66%) Windows 8
15 28 (12.23%) VMware
16 25 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (8.73%) SC Cleared
18 18 (7.86%) LAN
19 17 (7.42%) DHCP
19 17 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (7.42%) AppSense
20 16 (6.99%) DNS
21 15 (6.55%) WAN
21 15 (6.55%) NHS
21 15 (6.55%) SharePoint
21 15 (6.55%) MCP
21 15 (6.55%) Finance
22 14 (6.11%) Application Packaging
22 14 (6.11%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (18.34%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.37%) IBM Notes
3 10 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.75%) Lync
6 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.31%) IIS
7 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 74 (32.31%) MS Office
2 69 (30.13%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.62%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.44%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.86%) LAN
2 17 (7.42%) DHCP
3 16 (6.99%) DNS
4 15 (6.55%) WAN
5 13 (5.68%) SAN
5 13 (5.68%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.93%) Firewall
7 5 (2.18%) VoIP
7 5 (2.18%) VPN
7 5 (2.18%) Internet
7 5 (2.18%) Wireless
8 4 (1.75%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.31%) MPLS
10 2 (0.87%) VLAN
10 2 (0.87%) SMS
11 1 (0.44%) OpenScape
11 1 (0.44%) SSL
11 1 (0.44%) 3G
11 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (3.06%) MSI
2 3 (1.31%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (6.55%) Finance
2 13 (5.68%) Legal
3 6 (2.62%) Law
3 6 (2.62%) Local Government
3 6 (2.62%) Back Office
4 5 (2.18%) German Language
4 5 (2.18%) Dutch Language
5 4 (1.75%) French Language
6 3 (1.31%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (30.13%) Analyst
2 36 (15.72%) Desktop Support
3 27 (11.79%) Service Analyst
4 25 (10.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (10.48%) Support Analyst
6 23 (10.04%) Support Engineer
7 22 (9.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (6.99%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (4.80%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.80%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.93%) IT Support
11 9 (3.93%) Deployment Engineer
12 8 (3.49%) Applications Packager
12 8 (3.49%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.06%) Business Analyst
13 7 (3.06%) Tester
13 7 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 7 (3.06%) Desktop Analyst
13 7 (3.06%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.11%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.75%) Middleware
3 2 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.55%) NHS
2 13 (5.68%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.68%) Thin Client
2 13 (5.68%) Fat Client
3 12 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.62%) iPad
5 4 (1.75%) iPhone
5 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.31%) Handset
7 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.87%) Life Science
7 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.44%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.44%) iSeries
8 1 (0.44%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (34.93%) Windows XP
3 33 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (12.66%) Windows 8
6 11 (4.80%) Apple iOS
7 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.49%) Android
9 4 (1.75%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.87%) Linux
11 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.44%) UNIX
12 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.65%) Migration
2 32 (13.97%) ITIL
3 14 (6.11%) Project Management
4 12 (5.24%) Validation
5 10 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (3.49%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.49%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (3.06%) Service Management
7 7 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.62%) Document Management
8 6 (2.62%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (2.62%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.62%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (2.18%) Mentoring
10 4 (1.75%) Test Scripting
10 4 (1.75%) PRINCE
10 4 (1.75%) Change Management
10 4 (1.75%) Functional Testing
11 3 (1.31%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.80%) SQL
2 7 (3.06%) VBScript
2 7 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.62%) VB
4 4 (1.75%) C
5 3 (1.31%) VBA
6 1 (0.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (8.73%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.55%) MCP
5 9 (3.93%) A+ Certification
6 8 (3.49%) MCDST
7 7 (3.06%) MCITP
8 6 (2.62%) MOS
9 5 (2.18%) MCSE
10 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.31%) MCSA
12 2 (0.87%) Degree
12 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.87%) CCNA
13 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.44%) ISEB
13 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.44%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.24%) SLA
2 7 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.18%) QA
System Software
1 108 (47.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.93%) XenApp
5 5 (2.18%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.31%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (16.16%) SCCM
2 7 (3.06%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.31%) WSUS
4 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.44%) OpenView
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 113 (49.34%) Microsoft
2 51 (22.27%) Citrix
3 28 (12.23%) VMware
4 17 (7.42%) AppSense
5 12 (5.24%) HP
6 11 (4.80%) Apple
7 10 (4.37%) Lotus
7 10 (4.37%) Oracle
8 9 (3.93%) McAfee
8 9 (3.93%) Wyse
8 9 (3.93%) LANDesk
9 8 (3.49%) Symantec
9 8 (3.49%) Cisco
10 7 (3.06%) EMC
10 7 (3.06%) NetApp
11 3 (1.31%) Acronis
11 3 (1.31%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.87%) Remedy
12 2 (0.87%) Sophos
12 2 (0.87%) Business Objects
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