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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 67 61 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 98 85 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.59% 2.60% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.44% 12.28% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 37
Average daily rate £275 £225 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £148 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £291 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £188 £193
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.18 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.60 £37.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -4.34%
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
788 692 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.79% 21.16% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 333 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.30 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 40 £275 +43.79% 9
Cheshire +9 32 £275 -6.38% 5
Lancashire +6 15 £190 -28.63% 1
Merseyside -8 5 £150 +30.43% 2
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (53.95%) Microsoft
3 97 (45.12%) Active Directory
4 80 (37.21%) MS Office
5 74 (34.42%) MS Excel
6 64 (29.77%) Windows XP
7 43 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 42 (19.53%) Migration
9 40 (18.60%) ITIL
9 40 (18.60%) Windows 8
10 35 (16.28%) SCCM
11 31 (14.42%) Citrix
12 26 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (11.63%) MS Exchange
13 25 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (10.23%) VMware
16 20 (9.30%) DNS
17 19 (8.84%) NHS
17 19 (8.84%) Finance
17 19 (8.84%) Blackberry
18 16 (7.44%) SQL Server
18 16 (7.44%) Skype for Business
19 15 (6.98%) SQL
19 15 (6.98%) TCP/IP
19 15 (6.98%) VPN
19 15 (6.98%) Dell
20 14 (6.51%) Internet
20 14 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
21 13 (6.05%) Application Discovery

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.44%) Skype for Business
3 12 (5.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.79%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) Moodle
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 80 (37.21%) MS Office
2 74 (34.42%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.12%) Office 365
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.30%) DNS
2 15 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.98%) VPN
3 14 (6.51%) Internet
4 12 (5.58%) LAN
5 11 (5.12%) WAN
6 8 (3.72%) DHCP
6 8 (3.72%) Firewall
6 8 (3.72%) VoIP
7 7 (3.26%) Wireless
8 5 (2.33%) SSL
9 3 (1.40%) Intranet
9 3 (1.40%) NAS
9 3 (1.40%) SAN
10 2 (0.93%) Skype
11 1 (0.47%) HTTP
11 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.47%) Telnet
11 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.93%) MS Access
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.93%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.72%) MSI
3 3 (1.40%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.40%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 19 (8.84%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Legal
3 12 (5.58%) Local Government
4 11 (5.12%) Banking
5 8 (3.72%) Law
5 8 (3.72%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.86%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.40%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.40%) French Language
7 3 (1.40%) German Language
7 3 (1.40%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (1.40%) Russian Language
7 3 (1.40%) Turkish Language
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (27.44%) Analyst
2 42 (19.53%) Support Engineer
3 35 (16.28%) Desktop Support
4 29 (13.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 27 (12.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (10.70%) Service Analyst
7 22 (10.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (9.30%) IT Support
9 19 (8.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 16 (7.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (6.05%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 13 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (5.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 11 (5.12%) IT Engineer
13 11 (5.12%) Service Manager
13 11 (5.12%) Support Analyst
14 10 (4.65%) Service Desk Manager
15 9 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
15 9 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.58%) .NET
2 11 (5.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.84%) Blackberry
1 19 (8.84%) NHS
2 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.26%) iPad
3 6 (2.79%) Life Science
4 5 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.86%) Handset
5 4 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.93%) iPhone
7 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.47%) CCTV
8 1 (0.47%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 215 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (29.77%) Windows XP
3 43 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 40 (18.60%) Windows 8
5 26 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.12%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.19%) Android
10 7 (3.26%) Linux
10 7 (3.26%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.79%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.33%) Unix
13 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.93%) NetWare
14 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.53%) Migration
2 40 (18.60%) ITIL
3 13 (6.05%) Application Discovery
4 11 (5.12%) Programme Management
5 10 (4.65%) Service Desk Management
6 9 (4.19%) Application Packaging
7 8 (3.72%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.26%) Service Management
9 6 (2.79%) Data Migration
9 6 (2.79%) ITSM
9 6 (2.79%) Process Improvement
9 6 (2.79%) Quality Management
10 5 (2.33%) ITIL V3
10 5 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (1.86%) Document Management
11 4 (1.86%) System Testing
11 4 (1.86%) Test Strategy
12 3 (1.40%) Application Rationalisation
12 3 (1.40%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (1.40%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.98%) SQL
2 7 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.79%) VBScript
4 2 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.47%) Delphi
5 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (6.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.33%) MCP
5 4 (1.86%) MCDST
6 3 (1.40%) MCSA
6 3 (1.40%) MCSE
7 2 (0.93%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 97 (45.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.86%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.86%) XenApp
5 4 (1.86%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (16.28%) SCCM
2 5 (2.33%) WSUS
3 3 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 116 (53.95%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.42%) Citrix
3 22 (10.23%) VMware
4 15 (6.98%) Dell
5 10 (4.65%) HP
6 8 (3.72%) Cisco
7 7 (3.26%) Juniper
8 6 (2.79%) AppSense
8 6 (2.79%) iManage
8 6 (2.79%) Lotus
9 5 (2.33%) Apple
9 5 (2.33%) Symantec
10 4 (1.86%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.86%) Oracle
11 3 (1.40%) Becrypt
11 3 (1.40%) Lumension
12 2 (0.93%) Altiris
12 2 (0.93%) CA
12 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.93%) NetApp
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