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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 30 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 121 83 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.76% 3.87% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.14% 21.34% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 35
Average daily rate
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£301 £280 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £138 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £290 £263
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 15
Average hourly rate £12.13 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.18% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £16.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
523 389 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.58% 18.14% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 199 226
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 54 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £23.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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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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 +17 52 £310 +12.81% 10
Warwickshire -13 13 £273 -9.16%
West Bromwich - 11 £248 -
Staffordshire -2 9 £190 -5.00% 3
Worcestershire +1 8 £315 -3.07%
Coventry -13 8 £475 +413.51% 2
Shropshire 0 4 - - 1
Herefordshire 0 3 - -
Dudley -1 3 - -
Wolverhampton -2 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 246 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 102 (41.46%) Active Directory
4 64 (26.02%) Microsoft
5 53 (21.54%) Migration
6 47 (19.11%) MS Office
7 46 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (17.89%) Citrix
9 42 (17.07%) SCCM
10 39 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (15.45%) MS Exchange
12 37 (15.04%) VMware
13 32 (13.01%) ITIL
14 30 (12.20%) MS Excel
15 27 (10.98%) Windows 8
16 23 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (8.54%) HP
18 20 (8.13%) XenApp
19 16 (6.50%) LAN
19 16 (6.50%) DHCP
19 16 (6.50%) Incident Management
20 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
20 15 (6.10%) vSphere
21 14 (5.69%) SAN
21 14 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
21 14 (5.69%) MSI
22 13 (5.28%) Blackberry
22 13 (5.28%) Project Management
22 13 (5.28%) DNS
22 13 (5.28%) Application Packaging

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 38 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (2.44%) Lync
3 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.03%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.81%) WorkSite
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 47 (19.11%) MS Office
2 30 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Eikon
2 1 (0.41%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.22%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.50%) LAN
1 16 (6.50%) DHCP
2 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.69%) SAN
4 13 (5.28%) DNS
5 12 (4.88%) NetScaler
6 8 (3.25%) WAN
6 8 (3.25%) Wireless
7 7 (2.85%) VPN
8 5 (2.03%) 3G
9 4 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.22%) VoIP
10 3 (1.22%) Internet
11 1 (0.41%) Broadband
11 1 (0.41%) Firewall
11 1 (0.41%) Extranet
11 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.22%) MS Access
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (5.69%) MSI
2 3 (1.22%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.81%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.41%) Subversion
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (4.88%) Finance
2 6 (2.44%) Legal
3 4 (1.63%) Retail
4 3 (1.22%) Back Office
5 2 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Law
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (17.89%) Support Engineer
2 38 (15.45%) Analyst
3 37 (15.04%) Desktop Support
4 29 (11.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 18 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (6.91%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (5.69%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (4.47%) Administrator
10 10 (4.07%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (3.66%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) Service Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) Support Specialist
12 8 (3.25%) Field Engineer
12 8 (3.25%) Support Technician
12 8 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.25%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.28%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.63%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.63%) XMPP
3 3 (1.22%) WSH
3 3 (1.22%) DCOM
4 2 (0.81%) HTML
4 2 (0.81%) jQuery
5 1 (0.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.41%) Middleware
5 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.41%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.28%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.25%) NHS
3 7 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.63%) Firmware
4 4 (1.63%) iPad
5 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.81%) FMCG
5 2 (0.81%) PDA
5 2 (0.81%) Clustering
5 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 246 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 46 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (10.98%) Windows 8
6 12 (4.88%) Windows Vista
7 11 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.25%) Android
9 5 (2.03%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.22%) UNIX
10 3 (1.22%) Linux
11 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.81%) AIX
11 2 (0.81%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.54%) Migration
2 32 (13.01%) ITIL
3 16 (6.50%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.28%) Project Management
5 7 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (2.44%) PRINCE2
7 3 (1.22%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (1.22%) Software Distribution
7 3 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (1.22%) Test Strategy
7 3 (1.22%) Data Migration
7 3 (1.22%) Service Management
8 2 (0.81%) Configuration Management
8 2 (0.81%) Change Management
8 2 (0.81%) Security Testing
8 2 (0.81%) Time Management
8 2 (0.81%) Project Planning
8 2 (0.81%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (0.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (0.81%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.25%) SQL
2 6 (2.44%) VB
3 5 (2.03%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.03%) C
4 3 (1.22%) C#
4 3 (1.22%) VBA
5 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.41%) Java
6 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.44%) MCSE
5 5 (2.03%) MCP
6 3 (1.22%) MCITP
7 2 (0.81%) CNE
7 2 (0.81%) Novell Certification
7 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCTS
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PMP
8 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.44%) SLA
2 5 (2.03%) QA
System Software
1 102 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.13%) XenApp
4 15 (6.10%) vSphere
5 12 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.44%) XenServer
7 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.81%) Nmap
8 1 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (17.07%) SCCM
2 8 (3.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.63%) WMI
3 4 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.22%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.22%) DameWare
4 3 (1.22%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.22%) WSUS
5 2 (0.81%) SCOM
5 2 (0.81%) Nessus
5 2 (0.81%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 64 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.89%) Citrix
3 37 (15.04%) VMware
4 21 (8.54%) HP
5 11 (4.47%) Cisco
6 10 (4.07%) Apple
7 8 (3.25%) Dell
8 7 (2.85%) Lotus
9 5 (2.03%) Google
10 4 (1.63%) McAfee
10 4 (1.63%) Reuters
10 4 (1.63%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.22%) NetApp
11 3 (1.22%) Oracle
11 3 (1.22%) Symantec
12 2 (0.81%) Juniper
12 2 (0.81%) EMC
12 2 (0.81%) Riverbed
12 2 (0.81%) Meru Networks
13 1 (0.41%) Kaseya
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