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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 27 45 61
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 188 93 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.92% 3.86% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.07% 16.58% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 31
Average daily rate £225 £225 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 33 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.40 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.11 £33.00 £31.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
721 561 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.30% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 245 298
Average daily rate £280 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 75 70
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.30 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 59 £246 +11.81% 11
Lancashire +8 57 £225 +28.57%
Cheshire -8 46 £160 -36.00% 5
Merseyside +15 14 £150 -14.28% 3
Cumbria -1 6 - - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Windows
2 121 (39.41%) Microsoft
3 118 (38.44%) Active Directory
4 102 (33.22%) Windows XP
5 88 (28.66%) Citrix
6 86 (28.01%) Migration
7 80 (26.06%) MS Office
8 76 (24.76%) SCCM
9 72 (23.45%) Security Cleared
10 71 (23.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 55 (17.92%) AppSense
12 52 (16.94%) SC Cleared
13 48 (15.64%) MS Excel
14 46 (14.98%) Application Packaging
15 45 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 44 (14.33%) ITIL
17 38 (12.38%) MS Exchange
18 36 (11.73%) XenApp
19 30 (9.77%) PowerShell
20 29 (9.45%) Local Government
20 29 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
21 28 (9.12%) Blackberry
22 27 (8.79%) MSI
22 27 (8.79%) SLA
23 26 (8.47%) HP
23 26 (8.47%) Windows Vista
24 25 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
25 23 (7.49%) PRINCE2
26 21 (6.84%) VB
27 20 (6.51%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (12.38%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.61%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.61%) IIS
6 7 (2.28%) Lync
7 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Site Server
9 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 80 (26.06%) MS Office
2 48 (15.64%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.95%) MS Project
3 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.51%) DHCP
1 20 (6.51%) DNS
2 19 (6.19%) VPN
3 11 (3.58%) WAN
4 10 (3.26%) LAN
5 9 (2.93%) Wireless
6 8 (2.61%) SSL
6 8 (2.61%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.61%) SAN
6 8 (2.61%) Firewall
7 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.30%) 3G
9 3 (0.98%) Intranet
9 3 (0.98%) Internet
9 3 (0.98%) VoIP
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.33%) Network Security
10 1 (0.33%) Extranet
10 1 (0.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.30%) QlikView
2 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) MS Access
3 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (8.79%) MSI
2 12 (3.91%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.28%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (1.63%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 29 (9.45%) Local Government
2 15 (4.89%) Finance
3 4 (1.30%) Publishing
3 4 (1.30%) Back Office
3 4 (1.30%) Banking
4 3 (0.98%) Legal
5 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (19.54%) Desktop Support
2 48 (15.64%) Analyst
3 47 (15.31%) Support Engineer
4 43 (14.01%) Applications Packager
5 36 (11.73%) Desktop Engineer
6 24 (7.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (7.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 22 (7.17%) Deployment Engineer
8 18 (5.86%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.21%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.56%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.23%) IT Support
12 12 (3.91%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.91%) Service Analyst
13 9 (2.93%) Desktop Analyst
13 9 (2.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 9 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (2.93%) Consultant
14 8 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.98%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.95%) WSH
3 3 (0.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.12%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.91%) Thin Client
2 12 (3.91%) Fat Client
3 8 (2.61%) Clustering
3 8 (2.61%) iPad
4 7 (2.28%) NHS
5 4 (1.30%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.30%) PDA
5 4 (1.30%) Wiki
6 3 (0.98%) iPhone
7 2 (0.65%) FMCG
7 2 (0.65%) Social Media
8 1 (0.33%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 307 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (33.22%) Windows XP
3 45 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (8.47%) Windows Vista
6 19 (6.19%) Windows 8
7 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.93%) Linux
9 8 (2.61%) Windows 2000
10 7 (2.28%) UNIX
11 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.30%) NetWare
12 4 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.33%) MVS
15 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.01%) Migration
2 44 (14.33%) ITIL
3 23 (7.49%) PRINCE2
4 15 (4.89%) Service Management
5 13 (4.23%) Project Planning
5 13 (4.23%) Compatibility Testing
6 12 (3.91%) Software Deployment
7 9 (2.93%) Problem Management
7 9 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.28%) ITSM
8 7 (2.28%) TQM
9 6 (1.95%) Project Management
9 6 (1.95%) Data Migration
10 5 (1.63%) Change Control
10 5 (1.63%) Test Scripting
10 5 (1.63%) Document Management
10 5 (1.63%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.63%) Change Management
11 4 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (1.30%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.77%) PowerShell
2 21 (6.84%) VB
3 20 (6.51%) VBScript
4 13 (4.23%) SQL
5 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.65%) AppleScript
6 1 (0.33%) SELCOPY
6 1 (0.33%) JCL
6 1 (0.33%) REXX
6 1 (0.33%) Java
6 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (23.45%) Security Cleared
2 52 (16.94%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.23%) MCP
5 12 (3.91%) MCSE
6 9 (2.93%) MCSA
7 8 (2.61%) MCTS
8 7 (2.28%) Degree
9 6 (1.95%) ISEB
10 5 (1.63%) MCITP
11 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.33%) APMP
14 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.33%) MCDST
14 1 (0.33%) ECDL
14 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.33%) CCA
14 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.79%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (38.44%) Active Directory
2 71 (23.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 36 (11.73%) XenApp
4 12 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (3.26%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.61%) vSphere
7 7 (2.28%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.30%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.65%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 76 (24.76%) SCCM
2 8 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (2.61%) WSUS
3 5 (1.63%) SCOM
4 4 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.98%) PureDisk
5 3 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.65%) OpenView
6 2 (0.65%) SCSM
7 1 (0.33%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 121 (39.41%) Microsoft
2 88 (28.66%) Citrix
3 55 (17.92%) AppSense
4 26 (8.47%) HP
5 19 (6.19%) VMware
6 15 (4.89%) CA
7 12 (3.91%) Lumension
7 12 (3.91%) Lotus
8 11 (3.58%) Symantec
9 8 (2.61%) Wyse
10 7 (2.28%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.28%) Clearswift
10 7 (2.28%) Dell
11 6 (1.95%) Cisco
11 6 (1.95%) Kaspersky
12 5 (1.63%) SurfControl
12 5 (1.63%) Apple
13 4 (1.30%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.30%) Siebel
13 4 (1.30%) Oracle
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