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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 48 26 36
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 118 173 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 6.10% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.15% 27.29% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 39
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £112 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £313 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.25% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 72 31
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £35.96 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
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
779 634 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 22.37% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 259 233
Average daily rate £375 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 74
Average hourly rate £13.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -13 52 £193 -21.74% 17
Merseyside -8 23 £325 +51.16% 9
Cheshire -18 21 £288 +43.75% 10
Lancashire -25 15 £270 +20.00% 5
Cumbria -9 6 £500 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (49.37%) Active Directory
3 104 (43.88%) Microsoft
4 90 (37.97%) Windows XP
5 71 (29.96%) MS Office
6 68 (28.69%) MS Excel
7 62 (26.16%) Citrix
8 45 (18.99%) Migration
9 41 (17.30%) MS Exchange
10 40 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (13.92%) SCCM
13 30 (12.66%) ITIL
14 27 (11.39%) VMware
15 26 (10.97%) Windows 8
16 23 (9.70%) Security Cleared
17 21 (8.86%) SharePoint
18 19 (8.02%) AppSense
18 19 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (7.59%) SC Cleared
19 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (7.59%) NHS
20 17 (7.17%) DNS
21 16 (6.75%) SQL
21 16 (6.75%) Blackberry
21 16 (6.75%) XenApp
22 15 (6.33%) Finance
22 15 (6.33%) Validation
22 15 (6.33%) Microsoft App-V
22 15 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (17.30%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.64%) IBM Notes
3 11 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (2.95%) IIS
6 6 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.69%) Lync
8 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 71 (29.96%) MS Office
2 68 (28.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.11%) Office 365
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.17%) DNS
2 15 (6.33%) DHCP
3 14 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.49%) SAN
5 12 (5.06%) WAN
6 11 (4.64%) LAN
7 9 (3.80%) Firewall
8 6 (2.53%) Internet
8 6 (2.53%) Wireless
8 6 (2.53%) VPN
9 5 (2.11%) VoIP
10 4 (1.69%) SMS
11 3 (1.27%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.84%) 3G
12 2 (0.84%) MPLS
12 2 (0.84%) VLAN
13 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.95%) MSI
2 5 (2.11%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (6.33%) Finance
2 9 (3.80%) Legal
3 7 (2.95%) Local Government
4 6 (2.53%) Back Office
5 5 (2.11%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.11%) German Language
6 4 (1.69%) French Language
7 3 (1.27%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.84%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.42%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 65 (27.43%) Analyst
2 29 (12.24%) Desktop Support
2 29 (12.24%) Service Analyst
3 27 (11.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (9.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (9.70%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.86%) Support Analyst
6 16 (6.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (5.06%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (4.64%) Tester
9 10 (4.22%) Applications Packager
9 10 (4.22%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) IT Support
10 9 (3.80%) Applications Tester
11 7 (2.95%) Server Engineer
11 7 (2.95%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.95%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.33%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.11%) .NET
3 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.69%) CSS
3 4 (1.69%) Middleware
4 2 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.59%) NHS
3 16 (6.75%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.38%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.38%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.95%) iPad
6 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.69%) Handset
7 4 (1.69%) iPhone
7 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) Life Science
9 1 (0.42%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.42%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (37.97%) Windows XP
3 40 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (10.97%) Windows 8
6 12 (5.06%) Apple iOS
7 10 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.38%) Android
9 7 (2.95%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.84%) Linux
11 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.42%) UNIX
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.99%) Migration
2 30 (12.66%) ITIL
3 15 (6.33%) Validation
4 13 (5.49%) Project Management
5 10 (4.22%) Service Management
5 10 (4.22%) Compatibility Testing
6 8 (3.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (2.95%) PRINCE2
7 7 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.53%) Data Migration
8 6 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (2.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (2.11%) Test Scripting
9 5 (2.11%) Content Management
10 4 (1.69%) PRINCE
10 4 (1.69%) Incident Management
10 4 (1.69%) Functional Testing
10 4 (1.69%) Software Deployment
10 4 (1.69%) Mentoring
11 3 (1.27%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.75%) SQL
2 9 (3.80%) VBScript
2 9 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.38%) VB
4 5 (2.11%) C
5 4 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.27%) VBA
7 1 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.80%) MCP
4 6 (2.53%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.11%) MCDST
5 5 (2.11%) MCSE
5 5 (2.11%) MCSA
6 4 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.27%) MCITP
7 3 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.84%) CCNA
8 2 (0.84%) ISEB
8 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.84%) Degree
8 2 (0.84%) MOS
8 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 117 (49.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.75%) XenApp
3 15 (6.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (13.92%) SCCM
2 4 (1.69%) WSUS
3 3 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (43.88%) Microsoft
2 62 (26.16%) Citrix
3 27 (11.39%) VMware
4 19 (8.02%) AppSense
5 11 (4.64%) Lotus
5 11 (4.64%) Apple
5 11 (4.64%) HP
6 10 (4.22%) Oracle
7 9 (3.80%) LANDesk
8 8 (3.38%) McAfee
8 8 (3.38%) Symantec
9 7 (2.95%) Cisco
10 6 (2.53%) EMC
10 6 (2.53%) NetApp
11 3 (1.27%) SAP
12 2 (0.84%) Remedy
12 2 (0.84%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.42%) IBM
13 1 (0.42%) Dell
13 1 (0.42%) Adobe
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