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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 38 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 128 104 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.11% 3.52% 3.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.03% 15.76% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 26 32
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £265
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 31 25
Average hourly rate £16.08 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £31.56 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
710 660 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.79% 22.34% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 293 314
Average daily rate £325 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 85 92
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +2 42 £203 -37.69% 13
Lancashire -13 34 £300 -9.09% 1
Cheshire +6 31 £180 -10.00% 7
Merseyside +6 20 £180 -48.57% 7
Cumbria -7 1 £170 - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (41.88%) Active Directory
3 111 (40.07%) Microsoft
4 110 (39.71%) Windows XP
5 100 (36.10%) Citrix
6 88 (31.77%) MS Office
7 80 (28.88%) SCCM
8 72 (25.99%) Security Cleared
9 66 (23.83%) SC Cleared
10 60 (21.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (17.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (16.97%) Microsoft App-V
13 43 (15.52%) Windows Vista
13 43 (15.52%) Blackberry
14 40 (14.44%) AppSense
15 39 (14.08%) MS Excel
16 37 (13.36%) SLA
17 36 (13.00%) VMware
18 31 (11.19%) ITIL
19 29 (10.47%) Software Deployment
20 28 (10.11%) DNS
21 27 (9.75%) MS Exchange
21 27 (9.75%) Migration
22 25 (9.03%) CA
23 22 (7.94%) DHCP
23 22 (7.94%) VPN
23 22 (7.94%) Finance
23 22 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
23 22 (7.94%) Lumension
24 20 (7.22%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (9.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.08%) Lync
7 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.72%) Apache
8 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.72%) CICS
8 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 88 (31.77%) MS Office
2 39 (14.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.11%) DNS
2 22 (7.94%) DHCP
2 22 (7.94%) VPN
3 17 (6.14%) LAN
4 14 (5.05%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.05%) Wireless
5 13 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (3.61%) 3G
6 10 (3.61%) WAN
7 9 (3.25%) SMS
8 5 (1.81%) SAN
9 4 (1.44%) Firewall
10 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.72%) Internet
11 2 (0.72%) Network Security
12 1 (0.36%) SMTP
12 1 (0.36%) SSL
12 1 (0.36%) VoIP
12 1 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
1 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (5.42%) MSI
2 9 (3.25%) AdminStudio
3 8 (2.89%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.81%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (7.94%) Finance
2 14 (5.05%) Local Government
3 4 (1.44%) Legal
4 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.08%) Back Office
4 3 (1.08%) Banking
5 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 72 (25.99%) Desktop Support
2 56 (20.22%) Support Engineer
3 43 (15.52%) Desktop Engineer
3 43 (15.52%) Analyst
4 36 (13.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 28 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (6.86%) Support Analyst
7 18 (6.50%) Applications Packager
8 17 (6.14%) Service Analyst
8 17 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (5.05%) Administrator
11 13 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (3.61%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.61%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (3.61%) Rollout Engineer
13 7 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 6 (2.17%) Technical Support
14 6 (2.17%) SCCM Administrator
15 5 (1.81%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.97%) Application Packaging
2 7 (2.53%) ODBC
3 5 (1.81%) WSH
4 2 (0.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) .NET
4 2 (0.72%) DWR
4 2 (0.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.52%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.69%) Fat Client
2 13 (4.69%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.97%) iPad
4 7 (2.53%) PDA
5 5 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.81%) Tandem
5 5 (1.81%) NHS
6 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.72%) Firmware
7 2 (0.72%) Handset
7 2 (0.72%) iPhone
7 2 (0.72%) Life Science
7 2 (0.72%) Statistics
8 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.36%) CMDB
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (39.71%) Windows XP
3 60 (21.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (17.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (15.52%) Windows Vista
6 12 (4.33%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.89%) Linux
9 5 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.81%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.44%) UNIX
11 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.08%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.72%) NetWare
12 2 (0.72%) Android
12 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.19%) ITIL
2 29 (10.47%) Software Deployment
3 27 (9.75%) Migration
4 11 (3.97%) Project Management
5 10 (3.61%) PRINCE2
6 9 (3.25%) Service Management
7 8 (2.89%) TQM
7 8 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (2.53%) Change Management
9 5 (1.81%) ITSM
10 4 (1.44%) Coaching
11 3 (1.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (1.08%) Performance Improvement
11 3 (1.08%) Line Management
11 3 (1.08%) Project Planning
11 3 (1.08%) Time Management
11 3 (1.08%) Compatibility Testing
11 3 (1.08%) Business Continuity
11 3 (1.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.33%) VBScript
3 11 (3.97%) SQL
4 10 (3.61%) C
5 8 (2.89%) Java
6 7 (2.53%) VB
7 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (25.99%) Security Cleared
2 66 (23.83%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.89%) MCP
5 7 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.17%) MCSA
6 6 (2.17%) MCITP
7 5 (1.81%) ISEB
7 5 (1.81%) MCSE
8 4 (1.44%) MCTS
9 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.72%) MCDST
9 2 (0.72%) APMP
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.36%) Degree
10 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.36%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 116 (41.88%) Active Directory
2 47 (16.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (7.22%) XenApp
5 10 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.08%) vSphere
8 3 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.72%) RHEV
10 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 80 (28.88%) SCCM
2 13 (4.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.81%) SCOM
4 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 111 (40.07%) Microsoft
2 100 (36.10%) Citrix
3 40 (14.44%) AppSense
4 36 (13.00%) VMware
5 25 (9.03%) CA
6 22 (7.94%) Lumension
7 12 (4.33%) Symantec
7 12 (4.33%) HP
8 9 (3.25%) Oracle
9 8 (2.89%) Cisco
10 7 (2.53%) McAfee
11 6 (2.17%) Sophos
11 6 (2.17%) IBM
11 6 (2.17%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.17%) Draytek
12 5 (1.81%) Dell
13 4 (1.44%) Lotus
13 4 (1.44%) NetApp
13 4 (1.44%) EMC
13 4 (1.44%) Acronis
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