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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 15 13 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 4 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.65% 9.66% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 48.28% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +213.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.75 £14.50 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% +24.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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
17 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.77% 20.00% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 26
Average daily rate £420 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 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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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
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - - 1
Tamworth - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Windows 7
West Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) SCCM
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) NHS
8 1 (6.67%) Firmware
8 1 (6.67%) VPN
8 1 (6.67%) DNS
8 1 (6.67%) SLA
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco
8 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
8 1 (6.67%) ERP
8 1 (6.67%) LAN
8 1 (6.67%) VoIP
8 1 (6.67%) DHCP
8 1 (6.67%) Firewall

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) 3G
General
1 1 (6.67%) Law
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) ERP
1 1 (6.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) DameWare
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Sophos
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