The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 34 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 96 105 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.19% 4.73% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.92% 26.05% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 24
Average daily rate
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£200 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £443 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £263
% change year-on-year
- -23.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.04 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.16 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-9.27% -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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
482 403 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.05% 18.16% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 189 152
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 66 55
Average hourly rate £13.06 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £32.50 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 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
Birmingham +7 43 £215 +42.14% 5
Coventry +9 18 £173 -40.51%
Warwickshire -1 14 £95 -44.92% 1
Staffordshire -9 5 £160 -44.82% 1
Wolverhampton +5 3 £155 - 1
Shropshire -14 3 £121 -69.68% 1
Solihull +8 2 - -
Walsall -1 2 - -
Worcestershire -3 1 £105 -61.81%
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (50.72%) Windows XP
3 95 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 78 (37.32%) MS Office
5 50 (23.92%) Microsoft
6 38 (18.18%) SCCM
7 33 (15.79%) Migration
8 29 (13.88%) Citrix
8 29 (13.88%) ITIL
9 28 (13.40%) Blackberry
10 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (10.53%) VMware
13 20 (9.57%) MS Exchange
14 19 (9.09%) MS Excel
14 19 (9.09%) TCP/IP
15 17 (8.13%) Cisco
15 17 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (7.66%) Lync
16 16 (7.66%) LAN
17 14 (6.70%) Security Cleared
18 13 (6.22%) WAN
19 12 (5.74%) Legal
20 11 (5.26%) NHS
20 11 (5.26%) SC Cleared
21 10 (4.78%) SLA
21 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
22 9 (4.31%) Lotus
22 9 (4.31%) SharePoint
22 9 (4.31%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.66%) Lync
3 9 (4.31%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.39%) WorkSite
6 3 (1.44%) IIS
7 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (37.32%) MS Office
2 19 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Eikon
2 1 (0.48%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) GitHub
2 1 (0.48%) Yammer
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.66%) LAN
3 13 (6.22%) WAN
4 8 (3.83%) DNS
5 7 (3.35%) DHCP
6 4 (1.91%) VoIP
6 4 (1.91%) VPN
6 4 (1.91%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.44%) Wireless
8 2 (0.96%) Internet
8 2 (0.96%) Firewall
8 2 (0.96%) SAN
9 1 (0.48%) Intranet
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.44%) MS Access
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.48%) Subversion
1 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (5.74%) Legal
2 9 (4.31%) Banking
3 7 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.35%) Law
4 6 (2.87%) Back Office
5 4 (1.91%) Finance
5 4 (1.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.48%) French Language
6 1 (0.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.48%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (22.49%) Analyst
2 39 (18.66%) Desktop Support
3 38 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (14.35%) Support Engineer
5 23 (11.00%) Service Analyst
5 23 (11.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (8.13%) Support Analyst
7 15 (7.18%) Help Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.22%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
9 11 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
9 11 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (4.31%) Support Technician
11 9 (4.31%) IT Support
12 8 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (2.87%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.83%) XMPP
2 1 (0.48%) Middleware
2 1 (0.48%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.40%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.26%) NHS
3 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.87%) PDA
5 5 (2.39%) CMDB
6 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.96%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.96%) CESG
7 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.48%) Pocket PC
8 1 (0.48%) GIS
8 1 (0.48%) FMCG
8 1 (0.48%) iPhone
8 1 (0.48%) iPad
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
8 1 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 209 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (50.72%) Windows XP
3 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.31%) Windows 8
6 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (2.87%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.39%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.96%) UNIX
10 2 (0.96%) Linux
11 1 (0.48%) AIX
11 1 (0.48%) Android
11 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.79%) Migration
2 29 (13.88%) ITIL
3 7 (3.35%) Data Migration
4 6 (2.87%) Incident Management
4 6 (2.87%) Asset Management
5 4 (1.91%) Change Management
5 4 (1.91%) Problem Management
5 4 (1.91%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (1.44%) Project Planning
6 3 (1.44%) Project Management
6 3 (1.44%) Service Management
6 3 (1.44%) ITSM
7 2 (0.96%) Business Analysis
7 2 (0.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (0.96%) Information Security
7 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2
7 2 (0.96%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (0.96%) System Testing
7 2 (0.96%) CAD
7 2 (0.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.31%) SQL
2 8 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.87%) Java
4 3 (1.44%) VB
5 1 (0.48%) C
5 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.87%) MCSE
5 4 (1.91%) MCP
6 3 (1.44%) MCITP
7 2 (0.96%) VCP4
7 2 (0.96%) CNE
7 2 (0.96%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.48%) MCTS
8 1 (0.48%) MCSA
8 1 (0.48%) CCA
8 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 95 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.35%) XenApp
4 4 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.91%) vSphere
5 2 (0.96%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.48%) Xen
6 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 38 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.44%) OpenView
4 2 (0.96%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.96%) WMI
5 1 (0.48%) WSUS
5 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.48%) DameWare
5 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 50 (23.92%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.88%) Citrix
3 22 (10.53%) VMware
4 17 (8.13%) Cisco
5 9 (4.31%) Lotus
5 9 (4.31%) Reuters
6 8 (3.83%) HP
6 8 (3.83%) Dell
7 7 (3.35%) NetApp
8 6 (2.87%) Symantec
9 5 (2.39%) Remedy
9 5 (2.39%) Progress
10 3 (1.44%) McAfee
10 3 (1.44%) Google
11 2 (0.96%) Computacenter
12 1 (0.48%) NetIQ
12 1 (0.48%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.48%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.48%) Panasonic
12 1 (0.48%) Spiceworks
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