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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 106 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 49 136 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 3.27% 4.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.10% 17.17% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 60 52
Median daily rate £185 £263 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.52% +26.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £325 £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £200 £185
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 36 53
Median hourly rate £13.90 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.74 £30.00 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
690 792 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.97% 19.02% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 418 342
Median daily rate £400 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
- +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 90 93
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -44 22 £170 -28.42% 10
Cheshire -6 16 £200 -25.58% 8
Cumbria +15 4 - -
Merseyside -2 4 £170 -58.53% 2
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 52 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 44 (40.74%) MS Office
5 32 (29.63%) MS Excel
6 30 (27.78%) Windows 10
7 29 (26.85%) Windows XP
8 25 (23.15%) ITIL
8 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 23 (21.30%) SCCM
11 22 (20.37%) Windows 8
12 19 (17.59%) VMware
12 19 (17.59%) SLA
13 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
14 15 (13.89%) Office 365
15 14 (12.96%) Migration
15 14 (12.96%) Citrix
16 13 (12.04%) DNS
17 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (9.26%) Service Management
20 9 (8.33%) Internet
20 9 (8.33%) DHCP
20 9 (8.33%) Hyper-V
20 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
21 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
21 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 44 (40.74%) MS Office
2 32 (29.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.93%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.93%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Office 365
2 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.93%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) DNS
2 9 (8.33%) DHCP
2 9 (8.33%) Internet
3 7 (6.48%) VPN
4 6 (5.56%) Firewall
4 6 (5.56%) LAN
5 5 (4.63%) WAN
5 5 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.70%) NAS
6 4 (3.70%) SAN
7 3 (2.78%) 3G
7 3 (2.78%) VLAN
8 2 (1.85%) IMAP
8 2 (1.85%) Network Security
8 2 (1.85%) Skype
8 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.85%) VoIP
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.78%) ClearQuest
2 2 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.70%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Local Government
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Analyst
2 22 (20.37%) Desktop Support
3 16 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (13.89%) Support Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 11 (10.19%) Service Desk Support
5 11 (10.19%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (6.48%) Administrator
9 7 (6.48%) Architect
9 7 (6.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) IT Support
9 7 (6.48%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
1 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (3.70%) iPhone
2 4 (3.70%) Life Science
3 3 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.85%) iPad
4 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.93%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 29 (26.85%) Windows XP
4 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 22 (20.37%) Windows 8
7 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.63%) Linux
10 4 (3.70%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.70%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.85%) Android
11 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.93%) Solaris
12 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.93%) Unix
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) ITIL
2 14 (12.96%) Migration
3 10 (9.26%) Service Management
4 8 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.48%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (3.70%) Application Packaging
6 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.70%) Service Design
6 4 (3.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (2.78%) Change Management
7 3 (2.78%) ITSM
8 2 (1.85%) CRM
8 2 (1.85%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.85%) ERP
8 2 (1.85%) Programme Management
8 2 (1.85%) TOGAF
8 2 (1.85%) Web Development
9 1 (0.93%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.70%) C
3 3 (2.78%) SQL
4 2 (1.85%) Java
4 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) MCSE
4 7 (6.48%) MCSA
5 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) MCP
7 3 (2.78%) CCNA
7 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.93%) MCITP
9 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.59%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (5.56%) XenApp
5 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.85%) Dovecot
6 2 (1.85%) Postfix
6 2 (1.85%) Samba
6 2 (1.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.93%) NFS
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (21.30%) SCCM
2 4 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.93%) DameWare
4 1 (0.93%) Nagios
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.93%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 52 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.59%) VMware
3 14 (12.96%) Citrix
4 7 (6.48%) Apple
5 6 (5.56%) Cisco
6 5 (4.63%) AppSense
6 5 (4.63%) Dell
7 4 (3.70%) Altiris
7 4 (3.70%) HP
7 4 (3.70%) Lotus
7 4 (3.70%) Oracle
7 4 (3.70%) Webroot
7 4 (3.70%) Wyse
8 3 (2.78%) BMC
8 3 (2.78%) IBM
8 3 (2.78%) NetApp
8 3 (2.78%) Remedy
9 2 (1.85%) Avaya
9 2 (1.85%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.85%) Symantec