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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 48 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 87 120 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.82% 4.45% 3.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.18% 20.91% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 41
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -26.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 30
Average hourly rate £14.35 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.86 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -6.45%
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
660 574 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.41% 21.28% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 245 289
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 89 85
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.07 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -4 50 £189 -31.27% 19
Cheshire -9 15 £300 +20.00% 13
Merseyside -16 10 £138 -15.38% 3
Lancashire -25 7 £263 +26.50% 5
Cumbria - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (47.75%) Active Directory
3 96 (43.24%) Microsoft
4 86 (38.74%) Windows XP
5 69 (31.08%) Citrix
6 67 (30.18%) MS Office
7 48 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (21.17%) MS Excel
9 41 (18.47%) Migration
10 38 (17.12%) SCCM
11 31 (13.96%) VMware
11 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (13.06%) AppSense
13 26 (11.71%) ITIL
14 25 (11.26%) MS Exchange
14 25 (11.26%) XenApp
15 23 (10.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 22 (9.91%) Security Cleared
17 21 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (9.01%) Blackberry
18 20 (9.01%) DNS
18 20 (9.01%) SC Cleared
19 18 (8.11%) Finance
20 16 (7.21%) Windows 8
20 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
21 15 (6.76%) SQL
22 14 (6.31%) LAN
22 14 (6.31%) SLA
22 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
23 12 (5.41%) Lotus

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 25 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.41%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.60%) IIS
5 7 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.90%) Lync
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.45%) WorkSite
Applications
1 67 (30.18%) MS Office
2 47 (21.17%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.01%) DNS
2 14 (6.31%) LAN
3 12 (5.41%) DHCP
4 11 (4.95%) WAN
4 11 (4.95%) SAN
5 10 (4.50%) VPN
5 10 (4.50%) SMS
6 9 (4.05%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.60%) Firewall
8 7 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.25%) Wireless
9 5 (2.25%) 3G
9 5 (2.25%) Internet
10 3 (1.35%) VLAN
11 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.90%) SSL
11 2 (0.90%) VoIP
12 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (4.05%) MSI
2 7 (3.15%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.35%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (8.11%) Finance
2 8 (3.60%) Local Government
2 8 (3.60%) Legal
3 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
3 2 (0.90%) French Language
3 2 (0.90%) German Language
3 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Law
4 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (22.97%) Analyst
2 28 (12.61%) Support Engineer
3 27 (12.16%) Desktop Support
4 24 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (10.81%) Service Analyst
5 18 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 18 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (7.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.86%) Applications Packager
7 13 (5.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (5.41%) Rollout Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.50%) Tester
11 9 (4.05%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.60%) Applications Tester
13 7 (3.15%) IT Support
14 6 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 5 (2.25%) Trainer
15 5 (2.25%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.50%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.70%) ODBC
3 5 (2.25%) .NET
4 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.80%) CSS
5 2 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.01%) Blackberry
2 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.50%) NHS
4 7 (3.15%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.15%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.25%) iPad
6 4 (1.80%) PDA
7 3 (1.35%) Handset
8 2 (0.90%) iPhone
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.45%) CCTV
9 1 (0.45%) Life Science
9 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 222 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (38.74%) Windows XP
3 48 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (7.21%) Windows 8
6 11 (4.95%) Windows Vista
6 11 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.15%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.70%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.35%) Linux
9 3 (1.35%) Android
10 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.90%) NetWare
10 2 (0.90%) UNIX
10 2 (0.90%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.47%) Migration
2 26 (11.71%) ITIL
3 10 (4.50%) Compatibility Testing
3 10 (4.50%) PRINCE2
4 8 (3.60%) Project Management
4 8 (3.60%) Validation
5 7 (3.15%) Data Migration
6 6 (2.70%) Service Management
6 6 (2.70%) Software Deployment
7 5 (2.25%) Content Management
8 4 (1.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (1.80%) Time Management
9 3 (1.35%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.35%) Change Management
9 3 (1.35%) PRINCE
9 3 (1.35%) Matrix Management
10 2 (0.90%) Change Control
10 2 (0.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (0.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.76%) SQL
2 10 (4.50%) C
3 9 (4.05%) VBScript
3 9 (4.05%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.15%) Java
5 6 (2.70%) VB
6 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.70%) MCSE
5 5 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.80%) MCP
6 4 (1.80%) MCSA
7 3 (1.35%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.35%) ISEB
7 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.35%) CCNA
7 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.45%) MCDST
9 1 (0.45%) MCTS
9 1 (0.45%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 106 (47.75%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.26%) XenApp
3 23 (10.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (17.12%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.35%) SCOM
3 2 (0.90%) WSUS
3 2 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 69 (31.08%) Citrix
3 31 (13.96%) VMware
4 29 (13.06%) AppSense
5 12 (5.41%) Lotus
6 9 (4.05%) HP
7 8 (3.60%) Symantec
7 8 (3.60%) Oracle
8 7 (3.15%) McAfee
9 4 (1.80%) NetApp
10 3 (1.35%) Cisco
10 3 (1.35%) IBM
11 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.90%) Acronis
11 2 (0.90%) Spiceworks
11 2 (0.90%) Lumension
11 2 (0.90%) Wyse
11 2 (0.90%) Dell
11 2 (0.90%) EMC
11 2 (0.90%) Juniper
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