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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 16 11 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 10 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.75% 11.00% 5.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.03% 50.00% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Average daily rate
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£150 £200 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -14.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
37 22 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 28.68% 22.00% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 42
Average daily rate £300 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 2 October 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
Burton-upon-Trent 0 2 - -
Lichfield - 2 - -
Tamworth - 1 £150 -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Windows 7
West Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
4 9 (47.37%) MS Office
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) SCCM
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
8 4 (21.05%) 3G
8 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) VMware
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 2 (10.53%) Migration
10 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
10 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
11 1 (5.26%) Wireless
11 1 (5.26%) Law
11 1 (5.26%) Legal
11 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
11 1 (5.26%) Firewall
11 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
11 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (5.26%) QMS
11 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) 3G
1 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.26%) Law
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Support Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
5 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Junior
7 1 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) IT Support
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Migration Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
2 1 (5.26%) QMS
2 1 (5.26%) ERP
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) VB
1 1 (5.26%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Novell
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos