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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 50 30 47
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 118 150 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.21% 4.89% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.60% 21.87% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 23
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£174 £213 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £128 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £203 £269
% change year-on-year
-6.17% -24.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 51 32
Average hourly rate £14.17 £16.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £35.00 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.81
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.26%
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
808 686 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.00% 22.38% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 338 238
Average daily rate £375 £280 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -3.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 102 66
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.11 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +1 59 £173 +15.00% 15
Cheshire -32 19 £400 +100.00% 13
Merseyside -6 18 £190 +43.39% 2
Lancashire -21 16 £270 +20.00% 1
Cumbria -4 7 £310 - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 112 (50.91%) Microsoft
3 105 (47.73%) Active Directory
4 70 (31.82%) Windows XP
5 68 (30.91%) MS Excel
5 68 (30.91%) MS Office
6 53 (24.09%) Citrix
7 46 (20.91%) Migration
8 39 (17.73%) SCCM
9 38 (17.27%) ITIL
9 38 (17.27%) MS Exchange
10 34 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 29 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (10.45%) VMware
14 23 (10.45%) Windows 8
15 21 (9.55%) AppSense
16 19 (8.64%) SC Cleared
16 19 (8.64%) Fat Client
16 19 (8.64%) Thin Client
16 19 (8.64%) SharePoint
17 17 (7.73%) WAN
18 16 (7.27%) NHS
18 16 (7.27%) LAN
18 16 (7.27%) Wyse
19 15 (6.82%) Finance
19 15 (6.82%) Validation
19 15 (6.82%) DHCP
19 15 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 38 (17.27%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (3.64%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.27%) Lync
6 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.91%) IIS
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.45%) WorkSite
Applications
1 68 (30.91%) MS Excel
1 68 (30.91%) MS Office
2 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.73%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.45%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.73%) WAN
2 16 (7.27%) LAN
3 15 (6.82%) DHCP
4 14 (6.36%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.36%) DNS
5 7 (3.18%) SAN
5 7 (3.18%) VPN
6 6 (2.73%) Internet
7 4 (1.82%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.82%) VoIP
7 4 (1.82%) Firewall
7 4 (1.82%) Wireless
7 4 (1.82%) MPLS
8 3 (1.36%) Intranet
8 3 (1.36%) SMS
9 2 (0.91%) SSL
9 2 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.45%) OpenScape
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.82%) MSI
2 2 (0.91%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (6.82%) Finance
2 12 (5.45%) Legal
3 8 (3.64%) Law
4 6 (2.73%) Local Government
4 6 (2.73%) Back Office
5 5 (2.27%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.27%) German Language
6 4 (1.82%) Russian Language
6 4 (1.82%) French Language
7 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.91%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.91%) Turkish Language
8 2 (0.91%) Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.45%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 74 (33.64%) Analyst
2 31 (14.09%) Desktop Support
3 29 (13.18%) Service Analyst
4 27 (12.27%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (10.91%) Support Analyst
6 22 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (8.64%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
10 11 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Team Leader
12 9 (4.09%) IT Support
13 8 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 8 (3.64%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 8 (3.64%) Technical Team Leader
14 7 (3.18%) Help Desk Analyst
14 7 (3.18%) Business Analyst
14 7 (3.18%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.45%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.64%) Fat Client
1 19 (8.64%) Thin Client
2 16 (7.27%) NHS
3 13 (5.91%) Blackberry
4 11 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.64%) iPad
6 5 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.27%) iPhone
7 4 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.36%) Handset
8 3 (1.36%) Life Science
9 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.45%) PDA
10 1 (0.45%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 220 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (31.82%) Windows XP
3 34 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (10.45%) Windows 8
6 10 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.18%) Android
8 4 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.82%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.45%) Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.91%) Migration
2 38 (17.27%) ITIL
3 15 (6.82%) Validation
3 15 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (5.45%) Incident Management
4 12 (5.45%) Project Management
5 8 (3.64%) Document Management
5 8 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (3.64%) Service Management
5 8 (3.64%) ITIL V3
5 8 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (2.73%) Problem Management
6 6 (2.73%) Mentoring
7 5 (2.27%) Change Management
8 4 (1.82%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (1.82%) Test Scripting
8 4 (1.82%) PRINCE2
8 4 (1.82%) PRINCE
8 4 (1.82%) Functional Testing
9 3 (1.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.64%) SQL
2 7 (3.18%) C
3 4 (1.82%) VBScript
3 4 (1.82%) VB
4 3 (1.36%) VBA
4 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (8.64%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.36%) MCP
5 11 (5.00%) MCDST
6 9 (4.09%) A+ Certification
6 9 (4.09%) MCITP
7 8 (3.64%) MOS
8 5 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.82%) MCSE
9 4 (1.82%) MCSA
10 3 (1.36%) Degree
11 2 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.45%) ISEB
12 1 (0.45%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (5.45%) SLA
2 9 (4.09%) QA
System Software
1 105 (47.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.00%) BitLocker
4 9 (4.09%) XenApp
5 8 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.82%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (17.73%) SCCM
2 7 (3.18%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.36%) WSUS
3 3 (1.36%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.91%) OpenView
4 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 112 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 53 (24.09%) Citrix
3 23 (10.45%) VMware
4 21 (9.55%) AppSense
5 16 (7.27%) Wyse
6 13 (5.91%) HP
7 10 (4.55%) Apple
8 9 (4.09%) Oracle
8 9 (4.09%) McAfee
8 9 (4.09%) LANDesk
9 8 (3.64%) Lotus
9 8 (3.64%) Cisco
10 7 (3.18%) EMC
10 7 (3.18%) Symantec
11 5 (2.27%) NetApp
12 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.91%) Dell
13 2 (0.91%) Juniper
13 2 (0.91%) Avaya
13 2 (0.91%) Business Objects
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