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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 40 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 121 120 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.78% 4.24% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.69% 18.93% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 46
Average daily rate
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£188 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -21.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £34.06 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.30 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -10.64%
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
684 634 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.38% 22.39% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 286 313
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 90 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +4.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -1 65 £188 -16.44% 9
Merseyside -3 19 £160 -26.26% 3
Cheshire -10 16 £300 +9.09% 5
Lancashire -15 13 £275 +29.41% 1
Cumbria +7 4 £175 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 251 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (46.61%) Active Directory
3 112 (44.62%) Microsoft
4 104 (41.43%) Windows XP
5 85 (33.86%) Citrix
6 82 (32.67%) MS Office
7 52 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (19.92%) SCCM
9 47 (18.73%) MS Excel
10 42 (16.73%) Migration
11 38 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (13.94%) Security Cleared
13 33 (13.15%) VMware
13 33 (13.15%) AppSense
14 32 (12.75%) ITIL
15 31 (12.35%) SC Cleared
16 30 (11.95%) Blackberry
16 30 (11.95%) Microsoft App-V
17 25 (9.96%) MS Exchange
17 25 (9.96%) XenApp
18 23 (9.16%) DNS
19 21 (8.37%) SLA
19 21 (8.37%) Windows Vista
20 20 (7.97%) Finance
21 19 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
22 18 (7.17%) Windows 8
23 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
24 16 (6.37%) LAN
24 16 (6.37%) SQL
25 15 (5.98%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 25 (9.96%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.78%) IBM Notes
4 11 (4.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (3.19%) IIS
5 8 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.20%) Lync
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.80%) Apache
9 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.40%) WorkSite
Applications
1 82 (32.67%) MS Office
2 47 (18.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.16%) DNS
2 16 (6.37%) LAN
3 15 (5.98%) DHCP
4 13 (5.18%) VPN
5 12 (4.78%) WAN
6 11 (4.38%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.98%) SMS
7 10 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (3.59%) SAN
9 8 (3.19%) Wireless
10 7 (2.79%) 3G
10 7 (2.79%) Firewall
11 4 (1.59%) Internet
12 3 (1.20%) VLAN
12 3 (1.20%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.80%) SSL
14 1 (0.40%) VoIP
14 1 (0.40%) Network Security
14 1 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (3.98%) MSI
2 7 (2.79%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.20%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (7.97%) Finance
2 12 (4.78%) Local Government
3 8 (3.19%) Legal
4 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.80%) Banking
4 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (22.71%) Analyst
2 42 (16.73%) Desktop Support
3 37 (14.74%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 24 (9.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (9.56%) Service Analyst
6 21 (8.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 20 (7.97%) Support Analyst
8 17 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (5.58%) Applications Packager
10 13 (5.18%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (5.18%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (3.59%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.59%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.19%) Tester
13 7 (2.79%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.79%) Administrator
14 6 (2.39%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.59%) Application Packaging
2 7 (2.79%) .NET
3 6 (2.39%) ODBC
4 4 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.59%) CSS
5 2 (0.80%) XML
5 2 (0.80%) Middleware
5 2 (0.80%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.95%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.59%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.59%) iPad
3 9 (3.59%) NHS
3 9 (3.59%) Thin Client
4 5 (1.99%) Handset
4 5 (1.99%) PDA
5 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.80%) Statistics
6 2 (0.80%) Life Science
6 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.40%) iPhone
7 1 (0.40%) CMDB
7 1 (0.40%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 251 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (41.43%) Windows XP
3 52 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (8.37%) Windows Vista
6 18 (7.17%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.19%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.79%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.39%) Linux
11 4 (1.59%) UNIX
11 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.20%) Android
12 3 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.80%) NetWare
13 2 (0.80%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.73%) Migration
2 32 (12.75%) ITIL
3 13 (5.18%) Software Deployment
4 11 (4.38%) PRINCE2
5 10 (3.98%) Project Management
6 9 (3.59%) Service Management
7 8 (3.19%) Compatibility Testing
8 7 (2.79%) Data Migration
9 6 (2.39%) Change Management
10 5 (1.99%) Validation
10 5 (1.99%) Content Management
11 4 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (1.59%) Time Management
11 4 (1.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (1.59%) Coaching
12 3 (1.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.20%) Change Control
12 3 (1.20%) Software Testing
12 3 (1.20%) Matrix Management
12 3 (1.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.37%) SQL
2 9 (3.59%) VBScript
2 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.19%) C
4 7 (2.79%) Java
5 6 (2.39%) VB
6 4 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.80%) Perl
7 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.79%) ISEB
6 5 (1.99%) MCSE
6 5 (1.99%) MCSA
7 4 (1.59%) MCP
8 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.20%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.20%) CCNA
8 3 (1.20%) MCDST
8 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.80%) MCITP
9 2 (0.80%) APMP
10 1 (0.40%) Degree
10 1 (0.40%) MCTS
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.37%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 117 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (9.96%) XenApp
4 19 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.80%) Firmware
7 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.80%) RHEV
7 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 50 (19.92%) SCCM
2 3 (1.20%) SCOM
2 3 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 85 (33.86%) Citrix
3 33 (13.15%) VMware
3 33 (13.15%) AppSense
4 12 (4.78%) Lotus
5 11 (4.38%) HP
6 10 (3.98%) Oracle
7 8 (3.19%) CA
7 8 (3.19%) Symantec
7 8 (3.19%) Lumension
8 7 (2.79%) NetApp
8 7 (2.79%) IBM
9 5 (1.99%) McAfee
10 4 (1.59%) EMC
11 3 (1.20%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.20%) Acronis
11 3 (1.20%) Spiceworks
11 3 (1.20%) Cisco
11 3 (1.20%) Dell
11 3 (1.20%) Juniper
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 11-14 Per Hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Circa £190 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £30000 - £31000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago