The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 15 9 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.61% 9.09% 7.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 40.00% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 9
Average daily rate
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£150 - £105
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
Windows 7
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 30 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.79% 22.73% 33.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 39
Average daily rate £160 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £360 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.50 £20.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Staffordshire region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Staffordshire region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 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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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
Stafford +3 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 - - 3
Tamworth - 1 £150 -
Lichfield - - - -
Windows 7
West Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows XP
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) MS Office
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) SCCM
5 5 (29.41%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (17.65%) 3G
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
9 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
9 1 (5.88%) Wireless
9 1 (5.88%) DameWare
9 1 (5.88%) Law
9 1 (5.88%) Legal
9 1 (5.88%) Migration
9 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) 3G
1 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
General
1 1 (5.88%) Law
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Migration Technician
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows XP
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
1 1 (5.88%) ERP
1 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) DameWare
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Sophos