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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 39 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 130 102 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.16% 3.56% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.33% 15.94% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.92% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 27 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £31.56 £65.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
750 640 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.01% 22.33% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 284 290
Average daily rate £313 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 87 93
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 51 £190 -39.20% 11
Lancashire -7 32 £300 -9.09% 1
Cheshire +4 31 £180 -10.00% 9
Merseyside +7 18 £180 -48.57%
Cumbria - - - - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (39.64%) Windows XP
3 107 (38.21%) Microsoft
3 107 (38.21%) Active Directory
4 96 (34.29%) Citrix
5 84 (30.00%) MS Office
6 81 (28.93%) SCCM
7 75 (26.79%) Security Cleared
8 69 (24.64%) SC Cleared
9 57 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (18.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (15.36%) Windows Vista
13 42 (15.00%) Blackberry
14 39 (13.93%) AppSense
15 38 (13.57%) SLA
16 34 (12.14%) VMware
17 33 (11.79%) Migration
17 33 (11.79%) MS Excel
18 31 (11.07%) ITIL
19 30 (10.71%) Software Deployment
20 27 (9.64%) MS Exchange
20 27 (9.64%) CA
21 26 (9.29%) DNS
22 24 (8.57%) Lumension
23 23 (8.21%) VPN
24 22 (7.86%) DHCP
25 21 (7.50%) Finance
26 20 (7.14%) XenApp
27 19 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.71%) CICS
7 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.71%) Lync
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 84 (30.00%) MS Office
2 33 (11.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.29%) DNS
2 23 (8.21%) VPN
3 22 (7.86%) DHCP
4 16 (5.71%) LAN
5 14 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.00%) Wireless
6 12 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (3.57%) 3G
8 9 (3.21%) WAN
9 8 (2.86%) SMS
10 6 (2.14%) SAN
11 4 (1.43%) Firewall
12 3 (1.07%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.71%) Network Security
14 1 (0.36%) Intranet
14 1 (0.36%) Internet
14 1 (0.36%) VoIP
14 1 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
1 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) QlikView
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (6.07%) MSI
2 8 (2.86%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.50%) InstallShield
4 6 (2.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 21 (7.50%) Finance
2 15 (5.36%) Local Government
3 4 (1.43%) Banking
4 3 (1.07%) Legal
4 3 (1.07%) Back Office
4 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 75 (26.79%) Desktop Support
2 57 (20.36%) Support Engineer
3 47 (16.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 40 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 39 (13.93%) Analyst
6 25 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.43%) Support Analyst
7 18 (6.43%) Applications Packager
8 16 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (5.71%) Service Analyst
8 16 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (5.36%) Administrator
10 12 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.29%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.93%) Rollout Engineer
12 10 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
13 6 (2.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (2.14%) SCCM Administrator
14 5 (1.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (1.79%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.64%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.14%) WSH
3 5 (1.79%) ODBC
4 2 (0.71%) .NET
4 2 (0.71%) Middleware
4 2 (0.71%) DWR
4 2 (0.71%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.64%) Fat Client
2 13 (4.64%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.93%) iPad
4 9 (3.21%) PDA
5 8 (2.86%) NHS
6 5 (1.79%) Tandem
7 4 (1.43%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.71%) Firmware
8 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.71%) Handset
8 2 (0.71%) Clustering
8 2 (0.71%) Statistics
8 2 (0.71%) Life Science
8 2 (0.71%) FMCG
8 2 (0.71%) iPhone
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.36%) CMDB
9 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (39.64%) Windows XP
3 57 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (15.36%) Windows Vista
6 11 (3.93%) Windows 8
7 9 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.86%) Linux
9 5 (1.79%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.43%) UNIX
11 3 (1.07%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) Android
13 1 (0.36%) NetWare
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (11.79%) Migration
2 31 (11.07%) ITIL
3 30 (10.71%) Software Deployment
4 13 (4.64%) PRINCE2
5 12 (4.29%) Project Management
6 11 (3.93%) Service Management
7 10 (3.57%) TQM
8 9 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (3.21%) Change Management
9 7 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (1.79%) Project Planning
11 4 (1.43%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.43%) ITSM
11 4 (1.43%) Change Control
12 3 (1.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.07%) Performance Improvement
12 3 (1.07%) Business Continuity
12 3 (1.07%) Time Management
12 3 (1.07%) Compatibility Testing
12 3 (1.07%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.64%) PowerShell
2 11 (3.93%) VBScript
3 10 (3.57%) SQL
4 8 (2.86%) VB
5 7 (2.50%) Java
6 6 (2.14%) C
7 2 (0.71%) Perl
7 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (26.79%) Security Cleared
2 69 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.86%) MCP
5 6 (2.14%) MCSA
5 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.14%) MCITP
6 5 (1.79%) ISEB
7 4 (1.43%) MCSE
7 4 (1.43%) MCTS
8 2 (0.71%) MCDST
8 2 (0.71%) APMP
8 2 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ECDL
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.57%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 107 (38.21%) Active Directory
2 51 (18.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (7.14%) XenApp
4 19 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (3.93%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.07%) vSphere
9 2 (0.71%) RHEV
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 81 (28.93%) SCCM
2 13 (4.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.43%) SCOM
4 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.07%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) WSUS
5 1 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.36%) OpenView
5 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 96 (34.29%) Citrix
3 39 (13.93%) AppSense
4 34 (12.14%) VMware
5 27 (9.64%) CA
6 24 (8.57%) Lumension
7 15 (5.36%) HP
8 12 (4.29%) Symantec
9 9 (3.21%) Cisco
10 8 (2.86%) Oracle
11 7 (2.50%) Dell
11 7 (2.50%) McAfee
12 6 (2.14%) Sophos
12 6 (2.14%) SonicWALL
12 6 (2.14%) Draytek
12 6 (2.14%) IBM
13 4 (1.43%) NetApp
13 4 (1.43%) EMC
13 4 (1.43%) Acronis
14 3 (1.07%) Spiceworks
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