The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 31 41 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 140 108 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.62% 3.95% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.91% 17.06% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £180 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £356 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 18
Average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.08% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.45 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £22.06 £59.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
703 633 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.22% 23.14% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 277 265
Average daily rate £300 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 78 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +17 51 £190 -36.66% 16
Cheshire +15 39 £210 -23.63% 13
Lancashire -9 36 £265 -18.46% 2
Merseyside +8 16 £200 -42.85% 7
Cumbria - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 316 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (40.51%) Microsoft
3 124 (39.24%) Windows XP
4 122 (38.61%) Active Directory
5 105 (33.23%) Citrix
6 96 (30.38%) MS Office
7 95 (30.06%) SCCM
8 90 (28.48%) Security Cleared
9 80 (25.32%) SC Cleared
10 64 (20.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 59 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 52 (16.46%) AppSense
13 49 (15.51%) Migration
14 47 (14.87%) Windows Vista
15 46 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (14.56%) Blackberry
15 46 (14.56%) SLA
16 44 (13.92%) MS Excel
17 42 (13.29%) ITIL
18 35 (11.08%) MS Exchange
19 33 (10.44%) Software Deployment
20 31 (9.81%) CA
21 27 (8.54%) Application Packaging
21 27 (8.54%) Lumension
22 26 (8.23%) VMware
22 26 (8.23%) DNS
23 25 (7.91%) DHCP
24 24 (7.59%) VPN
24 24 (7.59%) XenApp
25 22 (6.96%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 35 (11.08%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.58%) IIS
7 3 (0.95%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.95%) Lync
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.63%) Apache
8 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.63%) CICS
8 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.32%) SAS
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 96 (30.38%) MS Office
2 44 (13.92%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.95%) MS Project
5 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.23%) DNS
2 25 (7.91%) DHCP
3 24 (7.59%) VPN
4 13 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.11%) LAN
4 13 (4.11%) Wireless
5 11 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (2.85%) SAN
6 9 (2.85%) 3G
7 8 (2.53%) WAN
7 8 (2.53%) Firewall
8 5 (1.58%) SMS
9 4 (1.27%) SSL
10 3 (0.95%) Network Security
11 2 (0.63%) Intranet
12 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.32%) VoIP
12 1 (0.32%) SMTP
12 1 (0.32%) Internet
12 1 (0.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.27%) QlikView
2 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (6.65%) MSI
2 10 (3.16%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.22%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (1.58%) InstallShield
General
1 19 (6.01%) Finance
1 19 (6.01%) Local Government
2 4 (1.27%) Banking
3 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.95%) Back Office
3 3 (0.95%) Legal
4 2 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.32%) Publishing
5 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (25.95%) Desktop Support
2 65 (20.57%) Support Engineer
3 54 (17.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 45 (14.24%) Analyst
5 42 (13.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 28 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (8.23%) Applications Packager
8 17 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.06%) Service Analyst
9 16 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (4.43%) Administrator
11 14 (4.43%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.80%) Deployment Engineer
13 10 (3.16%) Help Desk Support
14 7 (2.22%) Support Technician
14 7 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 7 (2.22%) SCCM Administrator
15 6 (1.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.54%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.90%) WSH
3 3 (0.95%) .NET
4 2 (0.63%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.63%) Middleware
4 2 (0.63%) DWR
5 1 (0.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.56%) Blackberry
2 17 (5.38%) Fat Client
2 17 (5.38%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.48%) iPad
4 8 (2.53%) NHS
5 6 (1.90%) PDA
5 6 (1.90%) Clustering
6 5 (1.58%) Tandem
6 5 (1.58%) iPhone
7 4 (1.27%) Wiki
7 4 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.63%) FMCG
8 2 (0.63%) Firmware
8 2 (0.63%) Handset
8 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.32%) Statistics
9 1 (0.32%) Life Science
9 1 (0.32%) CMDB
9 1 (0.32%) EPoS
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 316 (100.00%) Windows
2 124 (39.24%) Windows XP
3 59 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (14.87%) Windows Vista
5 46 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (5.38%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.16%) Linux
9 6 (1.90%) UNIX
10 5 (1.58%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.95%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.32%) MVS
13 1 (0.32%) Android
13 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (15.51%) Migration
2 42 (13.29%) ITIL
3 33 (10.44%) Software Deployment
4 13 (4.11%) PRINCE2
4 13 (4.11%) Service Management
4 13 (4.11%) TQM
5 10 (3.16%) Project Management
5 10 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (2.85%) Change Management
7 8 (2.53%) Project Planning
8 6 (1.90%) Change Control
8 6 (1.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (1.90%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (1.27%) Incident Management
10 3 (0.95%) ITSM
10 3 (0.95%) Business Continuity
10 3 (0.95%) Business Analysis
10 3 (0.95%) Data Management
10 3 (0.95%) Problem Management
10 3 (0.95%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.65%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.06%) VBScript
3 14 (4.43%) VB
4 11 (3.48%) SQL
5 3 (0.95%) C
6 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) JCL
7 1 (0.32%) REXX
7 1 (0.32%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 90 (28.48%) Security Cleared
2 80 (25.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.85%) MCP
5 8 (2.53%) MCITP
6 6 (1.90%) MCSA
6 6 (1.90%) MCTS
7 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.58%) ISEB
8 4 (1.27%) MCSE
8 4 (1.27%) Degree
9 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.63%) APMP
9 2 (0.63%) MCDST
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.32%) ECDL
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (14.56%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 122 (38.61%) Active Directory
2 64 (20.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (7.59%) XenApp
4 11 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.27%) vSphere
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.95%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.63%) RHEV
8 2 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 95 (30.06%) SCCM
2 11 (3.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.58%) WSUS
4 4 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.27%) SCOM
4 4 (1.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.32%) OpenView
5 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.32%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 128 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 105 (33.23%) Citrix
3 52 (16.46%) AppSense
4 31 (9.81%) CA
5 27 (8.54%) Lumension
6 26 (8.23%) VMware
7 22 (6.96%) HP
8 11 (3.48%) Symantec
9 9 (2.85%) Cisco
10 7 (2.22%) Dell
10 7 (2.22%) Oracle
11 6 (1.90%) Lotus
11 6 (1.90%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.58%) SonicWALL
12 5 (1.58%) Draytek
12 5 (1.58%) McAfee
12 5 (1.58%) Sophos
12 5 (1.58%) Apple
13 4 (1.27%) IronPort
13 4 (1.27%) Acronis
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