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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 13 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 11 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.87% 11.32% 6.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.35% 46.15% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate
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£170 £200 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £250 £265
% change year-on-year
-15.40% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 -
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
34 26 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.42% 24.53% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 44
Average daily rate £245 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 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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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
Lichfield - 3 £190 -
Burton-upon-Trent +1 2 - -
Tamworth - 1 £150 - 1
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Windows 7
West Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
4 8 (38.10%) MS Office
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) SCCM
7 5 (23.81%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco
8 4 (19.05%) 3G
8 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (14.29%) VMware
9 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 2 (9.52%) Migration
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (9.52%) Retail
10 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
10 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
11 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
11 1 (4.76%) QMS
11 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
11 1 (4.76%) Firewall
11 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
11 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
11 1 (4.76%) Wireless
11 1 (4.76%) Law

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) 3G
1 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Support Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (28.57%) Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
5 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Junior
7 1 (4.76%) Developer
7 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.76%) Migration Technician
7 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) QMS
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) ERP
2 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) VB
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Novell
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos